The seventh annual national Culture Days event runs in Thunder Bay this Friday, September 29 through Sunday October 2 giving citizens an opportunity to experience live music, art, film, dance, heritage, and more.
“Local businesses, artists, community groups and cultural institutions invite everyone in the community to participate in over 40 free and engaging activities across our community,” said Ash Young, Cultural Development & Events supervisor. “We encourage everyone to come out and discover more about the diversity and excellence of Thunder Bay’s culture.”
A new hub for Culture Days this year is the Fort William First Nation Fall Pow Wow, which has ongoing activities and events throughout the weekend. Within the city, the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre is hosting a Tea and Bannock Open House, and the Thunder Bay Métis Council will be presenting a Celebration of Métis Culture & History.
Prince Arthur’s Landing and the Baggage Building Arts Centre will feature a public art walking tour, pottery, spinning and weaving, a collaborative public art installation, live music and printmaking.
On Friday evening, there will be two free screenings of The Pineville Heist, from local filmmaker Lee Chambers, taking place at the Finlandia Hall.
“In total, over 25 local groups are inviting the public to create, participate and share during the Culture Days weekend,” added Young.
All Culture Days activities are free. Some may have limits on participant numbers or require pre-registration. Culture Days guide books are available at all branches of Thunder Bay Public Library, the Baggage Building Arts Centre, and activity locations. All Culture Days presenters will have official “I Heart Culture Days” signs at their locations.
Here’s the full list of activities which can also be found at thunderbay.ca/culturedays.