Media/Photo Advisory - Culture Days stages first-ever Canada-wide celebration
of arts and culture

TORONTO, April 19 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, April 20, plans for Culture Days will be unveiled at launch events featuring local arts community leaders in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island. Culture Days is a free annual event designed to invite the public to celebrate arts and culture in every province and territory in Canada.

The Ontario announcement will take place in Toronto and feature performances by local artists and members of the arts community. Culture Days will call on all Ontario-based arts and cultural communities to offer free behind-the-scenes, hands-on and interactive experiences.

Culture Days takes place September 24 to 26 in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec (under the existing event Journées de la culture), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador; and September 17 to 19 in Alberta (under the existing event Alberta Arts Days). Dates for Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon will be announced shortly. Culture Days represents the largest-ever public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada.

    WHAT:     Launch of Culture Days: Canada's first national grassroots
              celebration of arts and culture
    WHEN:     -  Tuesday, April 20, 2010
              -  10:30 a.m. - media registration
              -  11:00 a.m. - event kick-off
    WHO:      -  Jian Ghomeshi - Host of CBC Radio's Q
              -  The Honourable Michael Chan - Ontario Minister of Tourism
                 and Culture
              -  Antoni Cimolino - Chair of Culture Days national Steering
                 Committee & General Director of Stratford Shakespeare
              -  Janice Price - Chair of Culture Days Ontario Task Force &
                 President and CEO of Luminato
              -  Thomas Bogart - Chair of Culture Days Corporate Champions &
                 Executive VP, Business Development and General Counsel of
                 Sun Life Financial
              -  Louise Sicuro - President and CEO of Quebec's Culture pour
              -  Ayda Khan - 12-year-old singing sensation
              -  Amanda Martinez - Canadian Latin / Jazz artist
              -  The Toronto Children's Concert Choir and Performing Arts
                 Company (TC3)
              -  More than 12 local performers - steel drummers, rhythmic
                 ribbon animators, guitarists, sculptors, jugglers, hip hop
                 dancers, painters and South Asian martial arts performers
    WHERE:       Young Centre for the Performing Arts
                 55 Mill Street, Building 49
                 The Distillery Historic District, Toronto

SOURCE Culture Days

For further information: For further information: or to RSVP, please contact Media Profile: Shauna Simons, Jeri Brown,,, Office: (416) 342-1841, (416) 342-1842

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