THUNDER BAY – The City of Thunder Bay is marking Culture Days with a variety of free and pay-what-you-can activities celebrating local arts and culture.
Programming runs through Oct. 16 as part of the annual nation-wide event.
On Sunday, Oct. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m., the city will host an event at the Baggage Building Arts Centre with activities including interactive art, live music, and crafts with partners the Community Arts & Heritage Education Project (CAHEP) and Willow Springs Creative Centre.
Other programming includes
- National Day for Truth and Reconciliation flag-raising at Hillcrest Park (Sept. 30)
- Free dance sessions by World Dance Collective at Goods & Co Market (Sept. 25)
- World Cultural Dance performances at Marina Park (Sept. 25-28)
- Baggage Building Arts Centre Culture Days celebration (Oct. 2)
- Book launches, signings and creative programming at Thunder Bay Public Library (ongoing)
- Free kids’ colouring activities, a free public lecture and pay-what-you-can admission at Thunder Bay Museum
- Drop-in arts classes at the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre
- Stay tuned for more activities being added throughout the month
Residents can view an up-to-date list of events at the city's website. Organizations are also encouraged to register any activities planned throughout the month that encourage people to embrace their creative side.
The city noted Sept. 30 is set aside to create space for events commemorating the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, to share First Nations, Metis, and/or Inuit experiences and perspectives celebrating creative and cultural expressions of Indigenous people and communities.
“The City is pleased to take part in the annual Culture Days celebration to acknowledge the vital role that arts, heritage and culture play in our community well-being and local economy,” said Callie Hemsworth, the city’s acting supervisor of cultural development, community programming and events. “We encourage everyone to show their support and participate in the many cultural activities being planned throughout the month by community partners.”