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12th annual BC Culture Days return to Richmond with month-long events

More than 40 outdoor and pre-registered indoor activities to reconnect communities throughout B.C.
Sacred Circle Steppers from BC Culture Days 2020. Photo by Mary Matheson

Richmond and many cities in B.C. will kick-off an entire month of art and cultural events on Sept. 24.

BC Culture Days, hosted by the Bridge Society, is one of the province’s largest campaigns to celebrate each community’s arts, culture and heritage every year.

The month-long event is held every year to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in arts and cultural life of their communities’ art and cultural life.

The theme for this year’s event is titled RE:IMAGINE, and invites people to imagine a post-pandemic world through “creative exploration and artistic expression.”

Community members can expect more than 40 socially-distanced outdoor and pre-registered indoor events, pre-recorded events and videos, live stream presentations, self-guided activities and more.

Richmond-based artist Jeni Chen was selected as one of nine BC Culture Days’ ambassadors for this year’s ambassador program and will be running a digital art journaling technique session for free to the public.

“As pandemic restrictions ease and we look towards the future with cautious optimism, it’s essential that we take this time to recommit to strengthening our communities through creative connection,” said Nazanin Shoja, program director of BC Culture Days, in a media statement.

She added that everyone has had to adapt to new ways to interact and communicate with one another.

“It is our sincere hope at BC Culture Days that the events and activities offered this fall will serve as a catalyst for people to rediscover their creative pursuits, safely reconnect with their communities, and collectively reimagine a new future supported by shared experiences.”

BC Culture Days will take place from Sept. 24 to Oct. 24

For a list of events, visit