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Sep 18, 2019 Return to Headlines

Celebrate Culture Days at Free Events in Coquitlam

by Robbin Whachell |

COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 18, 2019 –The 10th annual Culture Days celebration will take place on Sept. 27, 28, and 29, with free events in Coquitlam focusing on creativity, the arts and well-being in the community. 

Thousands of artists, individuals, organizations and communities across Canada will host, hands-on, interactive activities during this national celebration that invites people to create, participate, and share. 

Be sure to check out one or all of the free events ​taking place in Coquitlam: 

  • Art in the Park:  ‘Community Quilt’
    Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way
    (Near the TD Community Plaza)
    Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. – 3  p.m.

    Join in this family-friendly activity and create your own paper quilt 'patch' using a variety of dry media and art supplies. Then watch the community quilt come to life as participants attach their artwork to the rest of the squares creating a colourful and unique collaborative piece. Participation is available on a drop in, first come, first served basis.
  • Culture Day at Glen Pine
    Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Court 
    Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Join us in sharing and celebrating our unique cultures! Culture Day at Glen Pine will include hands-on and interactive activities with the diverse Glen Pine 50 Plus Society groups and clubs. Explore different options for fun, entertainment and social interaction in our multicultural 50+ community, and enjoy a BBQ lunch featuring special foods. Feel free to wear your cultural dress.
  • Cultural Games Youth Drop-in
    Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way
    Saturday, Sept. 28, 5:30 – 8 p.m. 

    Youth 11 – 18 years can learn about and participate in traditional games and crafts from cultures around the world.  This is a great opportunity to have some fun and explore the origin, history and people behind the game.  Play Pilol (Ghana), Catch the Dragons Tail (China), Queimada (Brazil) and Kabbadi (India); or make Origami (Japan).

For more information on these free Coquitlam events, go to www.coquitlam.ca/culturedays and don’t forget to RSVP to the related Facebook event pages. 

Find free Culture Days events happening throughout the Tri-Cities at www.culturedays.ca

Media Contact:
Karen Basi
Cultural Services Manager
City of Coquitlam
604-927-6962
kbasi@coquitlam.ca