Residents invited to take part in Oakville’s first Culture Days celebration on September 29

Monday, September 24, 2012 – for immediate release

Residents invited to take part in Oakville’s first Culture Days celebration on September 29

On Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., residents of all ages are invited to take part in hands-on and behind-the-scenes activities, performances and art exhibitions at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) where artists will share their creative process, inspirations and techniques.

“The town is excited to officially be a part of Culture Days — joining millions of Canadians who are participating in activities that celebrate the impact of culture in their communities,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “I encourage our residents to come out and enjoy the variety of activities we’re offering and engage with the art and culture that enriches our town.”

Planned in partnership with the Oakville Arts Council and other local arts groups, staff at QEPCCC has been busy organizing an amazing line-up of local cultural activities, including:

The Academy of Music – Oakville Celtic Fiddlers Club
Learn a stitch, Oakville Fibre Artists
Clay Critters
Real Recording Studio in Action

“The Oakville Arts Council is pleased to be working with the town,” said Megan Whittington, executive director. “We know that amazing things can be accomplished when the creative spirit is nurtured. Culture Days offers an opportunity for our artists and arts groups to share and inspire the community.”

A full schedule of events is now available on the Culture Days page.

A national cultural initiative launched in 2010, Culture Days is a collaborative volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities and has featured free, hands-on interactive activities from coast to coast. For more information visit the Culture Days website.

For more information contact:

Sarah Douglas-Murray
Senior Manager, Cultural Services
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3898
SDouglas-Murray@oakville.ca

Emma Murphy
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3096
emurphy@oakville.ca


Sign up for the town’s RSS feeds

to get information delivered right to your desktop.

Read article here: 

Residents invited to take part in Oakville’s first Culture Days celebration on September 29