Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. With the support of a National Steering Committee and volunteer Provincial and Territorial Task Forces, thousands of activity organizers self-mobilize at the grassroots level to present and coordinate free public activities that take place throughout the country over the last weekend of September each year.
The third annual Culture Days weekend will take place September 28, 29 and 30, 2012, and will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in their communities.
If you're Canadian, check out their website to see if there's an activity near you!
In Kingston, Ontario that weekend? Why not check out Battle of the Books! Ten local authors are chosen as champions to argue the merits of 10 books. Among the champions this year is Violette Malan, author of Mirror Prince and it's recent sequel Shadowlands, as well as the Dhulyn and Parno series.
For more information on Culture Days in Kingston, check out their website. For more information about the Battle of the Books, watch the video below.