Create, participate and share at Culture Days Sept 28-30
Celebrate Chilliwack Culture at Gwynne Vaughan Park Sept 2
KATE MACDOUOGALL, CHAMBER COMM—HANDOUT PHOTOS
rom Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30, BC Culture Days will celebrate its ninth year of community-driven arts and cultural engagement in British Columbia, and across Canada.
During the BC Culture Days weekend, people from across the country and the province are invited to take part in thousands of free, hands-on and behind-the-scenes events such as workshops, open rehearsals, tours, collaborative art projects and panel discussions — all hosted by local arts groups, individuals and municipalities.
BC Culture Days will be showcasing hundreds of community-specific, grassroots events in every corner of British Columbia, including an impressive lineup in the Fraser Valley. Examples include:
THE CRAFT OF THE CRAFTSMAN ARCHITECTURAL TOUR – ABBOTSFORD
Friday, September 28, 3pm – 4:30pm
An architectural tour of Abbotsford’s premier Craftsman home, Trethewey House, this drop-in event is a celebration of the West Coast Craftsman style.
Trethewey House Heritage Site, 2313 Ware Street
SPIDERLODGE’S SO LONG SUMMER GARDEN PARTY PICNIC – CHILLIWACK
Saturday, September 29, 11am – 3pm
Spiderlodge’s So Long Summer Garden Party Picnic invites guests to pack their own lunch and garden chairs to join in the fun of a vocal workshop and drum circle with local drum maker Greg Webber, and live musical performances by established local performers Portraits Of Us, Brian Lowen’s Kid, and Brook Potter and the Spiderlodge Trio.
Gwynne Vaughan Park, 46181 Hope River Road
ROOTS N BLUES FALL FEST – MISSION
Saturday, September 29, 12pm – 6pm
The Roots n Blues Fall Fest celebrates the change of the seasons with with live music from Jimmy D Lane, Lazerkatz, Chicken-Like Birds, Swamp City and Outlaw Poets Band, as well as a full day of fairground events such as a pie eating competition, caramel apples, vendors market, vintage cars, food trucks, scarecrows, corn roast, pumpkins, hay maze, games and crafts.
Fraser River Heritage Park, 7494 Mary Street
A searchable list of events in the Fraser Valley is now available online at bc.culturedays.ca. The list is updated regularly to reflect new additions. Updates and highlighted events can also be found via Social Media:
Facebook: @BCCultureDays / @CultureDays
Twitter: @BCCultureDays / @CultureDays
Instagram: @BCCultureDays / @CultureDays
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