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Register your activity for Culture Days in Kingston

July 25, 2016 –

Anyone with a passion for culture and the arts is invited to present an activity during Culture Days in Kingston.  The three-day celebration takes place in more than 825 communities across Canada from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. 

"We're calling out to local individuals and organizations with an invitation to present an activity during Culture Days weekend. The only requirements to present an event are: your activity must be accessible to all; free; participation-based; and registered at www.culturedays.ca," said Bob Giarda, City of Kingston cultural services communications officer. "Think of Culture Days as ‘cultural sampling' – an opportunity for the public to try your activity by participating in your event with the hope they will make culture a part of their daily lives."

Culture is an integral part of what makes Kingston so vibrant. This annual event is an opportunity to publicly showcase the enormous talent and creativity that exists right here in Kingston.  In fact, more than 7,500 free activities will take place in Canada to celebrate the 7th anniversary of Culture Days. 

Check out some of the many free and fun Culture Days activities already registered online at www.culturedays.ca:

What is Peace? Book Launch / WritersFest

  • Friday, Sept. 30 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Princess St. Fall Promenade

  • Saturday, Oct. 1 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

LegoMania! At the Pump House Steam Museum

  • Saturday, Oct. 1 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Women's Self Defense at Jung Do Martial Arts Academy

  • Sunday, Oct. 2 – 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Intergenerational Multicultural Community Drum Circle

  • Sunday, Oct. 2 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Family Storytime at Kingston Frontenac Public Libraries

  • Variety of dates/times/locations at KFPL branches. 

Culture Days will be celebrated in hundreds of cities and towns from coast-to-coast-to-coast, with thousands of free activities from a wide range of disciplines including: visual arts, music, dance, theatre, architecture, heritage, film and video, literature, culinary arts and new media. More than 5.5 million Canadians have participated in 25,000 Culture Days activities hosted by 4,440 Canadian artists, cultural organizations and groups since 2010.

Questions about presenting an activity?  Contact Bob Giarda at bgiarda@cityofkingston.ca or call 613-546-4291, ext. 1363. 

To discover Culture Days in Ontario please visit: www.on.culturedays.ca. Connect to Culture Days on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube and join the conversation @ONCultureDays.

Ontario Culture Days is supported by the Ontario Arts Council and the Government of Ontario in recognition of Celebrate the Artist Weekend.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

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For more information about Culture Days activities in Kingston or to coordinate interviews with local representatives, please contact:

Bob Giarda, communications officer
City of Kingston cultural services
bgiarda@cityofkingston.ca
613-546-4291, ext. 1363