Culture days set for Sept. 27-29

North Bay Nugget

The Culture Days Festival will be held Sept. 27 to 29 in North Bay.

Founded in 2009, Culture Days is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture.

Hundreds of thousands of artists and cultural organizations in hundreds of cities and towns come together and invite Canadians to participate in free interactive and behind-the-scenes activities to discover their cultural spirit and passion.

In North Bay, the festival will kick off with an Intercultural Workshop Sept. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 176 Lakeshore Drive – the former Tweedsmuir Public School.

From 7 to 9:30 p.m. that day, a Gallery Hop will be held around the city.

A Masque Parade and opening ceremonies will be held Sept. 28 at the Memorial Drive bandshell from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by the International Drum and Dance Festival at the Kiwanis Bandshell from noon to 3 p.m.

From 5 to 8 p.m. that day, an International Food Festival will be held at 176 Lakeshore Drive, with an Art Jam and Ferris Block Party at the same location from 5 to 11 p.m.

Events Sunday include the Colours of the Wind Cultural Pop-up Picnic at the North Bay Museum amphitheatre from noon to 4 p.m., a Drum and Dance Family Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the same location, and closing ceremonies and drum off from 4 to 5 p.m.

National Seniors Day will be celebrated Oct. 1 at 176 Lakeshore Drive with a Seniors Tea Time and Cultural Art Exhibit.

For more details on Culture Days events and to download the schedule of events & brochure, visit nipissingculturedays.com and culturedays.ca/events (North Bay)

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