Town plans free activities as Mayor proclaims first Culture Days for Oakville

Friday, August 17, 2012 – for immediate release

Town plans free activities as Mayor proclaims first Culture Days for Oakville

While visiting the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) summer camp programs today, Mayor Rob Burton officially proclaimed September 28 to 30 as Culture Days in Oakville. Residents of all ages are invited to take part in some hands-on and behind-the-scenes activities, performances and art exhibitions on September 29, 2012 at QEPCCC where artists will share their creative process, inspirations and techniques.

“We recognize the valuable contribution a vibrant cultural scene makes to our town’s livability. By joining other municipalities across Canada we are building awareness of how the arts enrich our communities,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “I encourage our residents to come out on the 29th. The variety of activities we’re offering is testimony to the artistic and cultural talents in our town.”

Planned in partnership with the Oakville Arts Council and other local arts groups, activities scheduled for September 29 include visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and new media. A full schedule of events will be available in September on the town’s website.

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.

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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


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Town plans free activities as Mayor proclaims first Culture Days for Oakville