Culture Days celebration this weekend

This weekend the arts calendar is chock full of free entertainment and activities as Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows join a nationwide...

AfroVibras Peru will bring Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Peruvian dance traditions to the ACT as part of Culture Days

This weekend the arts calendar is chock full of free entertainment and activities as Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows join a nationwide celebration known as Culture Days.

The event runs Friday through Sunday and involves numerous community groups.

Activities in the visual, literary and performing arts are designed to be family friendly, and are accessible to all ages.

The Arts Centre Theatre will celebrate culture days on Sunday with arts class samples for adults and teens. There will also be a performance of Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Peruvian dance traditions by Samba Fusion and AfroVibras Peru, from 1-2 p.m.

The arts sampler features time slots at 11 a.m., noon and 2:15 p.m. with sketching, textile art, acrylic painting and “play in the mud.”

Haney artist in residence Kat Wahamaa’s Where the Light Gets In community photo collage will be on display.

The Katzie First Nation will have storytelling, drumming, crafts, displays, traditional foods and entertainment in their Culture Days event on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at Pitt Meadows City Hall (12007 Harris Rd.) There will be a special ceremony at 2 p.m., when city hall meeting rooms will be given Katzie names.

Fern Crescent artist in residence  Robi Smith has a lantern installation that invites people of all ages to make a lantern on the theme of a river, either individually or collectively on larger pieces, at 23740 Fern Cres.

Osprey Village artist in residence Rebecca Fisher will mark the occasion with a community yurt felting project that allows everyone to contribute some creativity towards a portable tent made of felted material, for community use, at 10973 Barnston View Rd., unit No. 102.

There will be a heritage walking tour, artists demonstrations, miniature railway construction at the museum, building wind chimes with the Maple Ridge Lapidary Club and more.

• For information see www.culturedays.ca.

 

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