The Culture Days board of directors has announced that Aubrey Reeves is the organization's new executive director. Reeves was previously the executive director of Ontario Culture Days, a role she has held since the not-for-profit's launch in 2010. As national executive director of Culture Days, Reeves will work together with the national board and national operating committee made up of representatives from each participating province and territory.
“We are very excited about Aubrey’s vision for Culture Days,” says board chair Lucille Pacey. “Her extensive knowledge of Canadian culture and passion for continuing our mission to promote the arts across Canada will tremendously augment our proven success over the last eight years."
“I have a deep knowledge of the diverse stakeholders involved in Culture Days and the myriad factors at play including geographic and cultural contexts that affect individual and community participation," adds Reeves, who has been part of the national network since its launch, contributing to its rapid growth in hundreds of communities across Canada. "This is an exciting opportunity.”
Founded in 2009, Culture Days is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture. Through an annual three-day national celebration, hundreds of thousands of artists and cultural organizations in hundreds of cities and towns come together and invite Canadians to participate in free, interactive and “behind the scenes” activities to discover their cultural spirit and passion. Since its inception, over 10 million Canadians have participated in 40,000 Culture Days activities and events in 900 cities and towns during the annual event.
The 8th annual Culture Days weekend will take place September 29, 30 & October 1, 2017. If you're interested in getting involved with BC Culture Days, contact Nazanin Shoja (604 681 3535 ext. 214) or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.