Culture

Isabella Kulak, then 10 years old, is shown in this undated handout image in Kamsack, Sask., a town about 270 kilometres east of Regina. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kulak Family *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Wear something that shows who you are, says girl behind National Ribbon Skirt Day

Jan. 4 a day for Canadians to learn more about Indigenous identity and culture

 

The Textile Tales event is meant to show participants how to use various crafting methods including sewing, tie dye, and screen printing. (The Pitt Meadows Museum/Special to The News)

Crafting gets groovy at Sunday’s Textile Tales event

The Pitt Meadows Museum will host the free event on Oct. 2

 

The fifth annual Canadian Multicultural Day brings a wide array of festivities from around the world to Maple Ridge June 25

Canadian Multiculturalism Day returns to Maple Ridge!

Family Education Support Centre hosts the community festival June 25

  • Jun 20, 2022
The fifth annual Canadian Multicultural Day brings a wide array of festivities from around the world to Maple Ridge June 25
This Aug. 13, 2020, photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix is launching a development program exclusively for diverse Canadian writers in film and television. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, file)

Netflix launches development program for diverse Canadian writers

Writers from underrepresented groups get paid mentorship and consultation sessions

This Aug. 13, 2020, photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix is launching a development program exclusively for diverse Canadian writers in film and television. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, file)
Autumn Cooper, right, of the Stz’uminus First Nation speaks about her experiences learning her traditional language, at an event announcing provincial funding for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

B.C. commits $35M to continue revitalization of Indigenous languages, arts, culture

First Peoples’ Cultural Council learning initiatives to be funded

Autumn Cooper, right, of the Stz’uminus First Nation speaks about her experiences learning her traditional language, at an event announcing provincial funding for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Maple Ridge Museum curator Melissa Rollit strung together a handmade historic Finnish loom used for making rugs. It’s from the heritage society archives, but has never been on display before, because of space. It will be demonstrated during Saturday’s special Finnish celebration. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

VIDEO: Museum celebrates Maple Ridge’s Finnish roots Saturday

A one-day celebration and temporary display help mark contributions made by immigrants from Finland

Maple Ridge Museum curator Melissa Rollit strung together a handmade historic Finnish loom used for making rugs. It’s from the heritage society archives, but has never been on display before, because of space. It will be demonstrated during Saturday’s special Finnish celebration. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Quebec Premier François Legault responds to the Opposition during question period, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Use of French at home is only one indicator of language health: Quebec demographers

Whether children of immigrants integrate into French or English more important, expert says

Quebec Premier François Legault responds to the Opposition during question period, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Antoinetta DeWit had a chance to celebrate King’s Day in the Netherlands a few years ago. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Maple Ridge woman sends out well wishes for special Dutch day

Local letter writer learning more about culture and history

  • May 1, 2022
Antoinetta DeWit had a chance to celebrate King’s Day in the Netherlands a few years ago. (Special to The News)
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Jimmy Smits arrives at a special screening of “In the Heights” during the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

‘In the Heights’ lifts hopes for a Latino film breakthrough

Hype for summer blockbuster has brought great expectation for Latinos in the United States

Jimmy Smits arrives at a special screening of “In the Heights” during the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo

When the world needs more beauty

Artist Vedrana Ascroft curates her Aquamaris Art Gallery

  • Apr 2, 2021
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo
The process will include a review of all the city’s parks, recreation, arts and cultural facilities.. (The News files)
The process will include a review of all the city’s parks, recreation, arts and cultural facilities.. (The News files)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
The Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) committee at a new multicultural hub at the Maple Ridge Library. (Special to The News)

NETWORKING: Cultural competency is critical in Maple Ridge, too

VIDEO: In response to Black Lives Matter, the CN Network conducted a number of local interviews

  • Sep 28, 2020
The Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) committee at a new multicultural hub at the Maple Ridge Library. (Special to The News)
The South Asian Studies Institute at UFV has been given $1.14 million in funding for the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project, which includes the digitization of South Asian Canadian collections such as photos and artifacts. (UFV photo)

University of Fraser Valley receives $1.14M for Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project

Funds go to South Asian Studies Institute in Abbotsford

The South Asian Studies Institute at UFV has been given $1.14 million in funding for the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project, which includes the digitization of South Asian Canadian collections such as photos and artifacts. (UFV photo)
NETWORKING: Healthy racial dialogue facilitates change

NETWORKING: Healthy racial dialogue facilitates change

Courage to share experiences is contagious and key to ending systemic injustice: community network

  • Jul 25, 2020
NETWORKING: Healthy racial dialogue facilitates change
The Art and Heart of Artist Lucie Marlo

The Art and Heart of Artist Lucie Marlo

Painter creates unique and distinct abstract works of art

  • Oct 25, 2018
The Art and Heart of Artist Lucie Marlo
Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure

Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure

Challenging the viewer with her paintings of women

  • Sep 28, 2018
Artist Nicole Sleeth Paints the Figure
The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner

The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner

Artist paints the landscapes of British Columbia

  • Sep 21, 2018
The Bold Colours of Painter Michael Tickner
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