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Celebrate Culture Days Sept. 29

As part of Culture Days, the public is invited into the Centre on Sept. 29 for a variety of free activities, including ‘Intro to Jazz’ classes with a professional instructor via the Centre’s dance umbrella program.
As part of Culture Days, the public is invited into the Centre on Sept. 29 for a variety of free activities, including ‘Intro to Jazz’ classes with a professional instructor via the Centre’s dance umbrella program. - Contributed

Canadians are once again getting the chance to celebrate Culture Days at the Confederation Centre later this month.

The three-day nation-wide celebration of arts and culture is hosted by local arts groups and municipalities.

People of all walks of life are invited to take part in the hands-on activities such as workshops, tours and collaborative art projects.

The fun begins on Sept. 29 in Charlottetown.

Schedule breakdown:

– Victorian Games with Confederation Players: 1 to 3 p.m.: Grab a mallet or a horseshoe and join the Confederation Players for a friendly game of croquet or horseshoe toss

– Guided tour of Places, Paths and Pauses: 1 to 3 p.m.: Join a guide for a 20-minute interpretation of Newfoundlander Marlene Creates nationally-touring exhibition in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery

– Dance Umbrella Intro Classes: Intro to jazz from 1:30 to 1:50 p.m., Intro to contemporary dance 2 to 2:20 p.m.: Dance classes with a professional instructor. Classes are targeted for younger dancers six to 13 years old.

– Build your own country: 1:30 to 2:35 p.m.: Join a guide or Confederation Player in “The Story of Confederation” exhibition for this fun activity. Participants are asked to dream up their own nation, draw its coat-of-arms and create laws of the land.

– Button-making in the gallery: 3 to 4 p.m.: Imagine, design, and create some wearable art: button pins. Gallery Staff will be on hand for the activity.

– Elementary Musical Theatre: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Participate in an Elementary Musical Theatre Class for those aged eight to 12 years old.

– Signatures: A Canadian Spectacle Under the Stars: 10 to 11 p.m.: Breathe in some fresh air and experience the visually-stunning video production. Projected on the sandstone walls of the Confederation Centre, the show pays homage to Canada’s people, evolution and natural beauty.

For more information or to sign up for classes visit the culture days website and or contact the events co-ordinator at etheuerkauf@confederationcentre.com.

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