*Please see a media release below issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont.—Sept. 22, 2020—The City of Burlington is inviting residents to join interactive online events and activities during the 11th annual Culture Days.
Culture Days is extending beyond the traditional Culture Days weekend to a more inclusive and interactive four-week schedule of activities. Kicking off Sept. 25 and running until Oct. 25, Culture Days invites everyone to participate in and show appreciation for arts and culture in their own community and nationwide.
“I would like to thank those who made Culture Days Burlington 2020 possible: our arts and culture community; the Burlington Performing Arts Centre; Royal Botanical Garden; Museums of Burlington; Art Gallery of Burlington and Tourism Burlington. For many years, including these challenging times, our cultural partners continue to play a key role in providing various activities for our residents during Culture Days, making Burlington a top 10 event out of hundreds of municipalities.” — Emilie Cote, Acting Director of Recreation Services, City of Burlington
This year’s theme is Unexpected Intersections – encouraging creative and outside-the-box thinking to reveal new avenues of discovery, learning, and expression. In light of the current situation with COVID-19, Culture Days is featuring digital presentations, do-it-yourself activities and self-guided programs. The Culture Days website showcases thousands of virtual and in-person activities. Visitors can find small-gathering or self-guided events near them, while going digital allows participants to virtually cross the country and discover live-streamed performances and other online presentations.
“While Burlington’s Culture Days looks different this year due to COVID-19, this is an opportunity for Burlington residents to discover artists and cultural organizations in our community and across Canada virtually. I encourage residents to join the Burlington arts and culture community for another successful Culture Days this year.” — Angela Paprizo, Manager of Arts and Culture, City of Burlington
About Culture Days
Culture Days has become the largest cultural event in Canada, attracting an estimated 2.5 million annual attendees to thousands of free activities and performances hosted by artists, cultural organizations and municipalities in hundreds of communities across Canada. Visit culturedays.ca for more information.
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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist