The following is excerpted from a post by BC Culture Days.
BC Culture Days has announced the winners of the 2017 Ambassador and Awards program. Each ambassador will be awarded $1,000 towards the production of their own Culture Days activity and will act as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days, leading up to the Culture Days weekend September 29, 30, and October 1.
Besides activating their local arts, culture, and heritage communities, ambassadors will be engaging the public in discussions around arts and culture and encouraging them to participate behind the scenes with B.C. artists, curators, heritage experts, creators and other creative people over the Culture Days weekend. Ambassadors will play an important role in B.C.'s communities, sharing arts and culture related stories through the Culture365 blog page, social media, TV, and radio.
The following seven ambassadors were selected from across the province after review of their applications and proposed projects by the BC Culture Days Steering Committee:
- Lyn Verra-Lay (Surrey) - 50 Years of Culture: Celebrating the Surrey Arts Centre
- Rob Brown (Dawson Creek) - City News Live Readings and Workshops
- Jocelyn Pettit (Squamish) - West Coast Kitchen Party
- Roxanne Charles (Semiahmoo First Nation) - Semiahmoo Culture
- David C. Jones (Vancouver) - Confidence on Stage
- Priscilla Johann Maurice (Victoria) - Van Gogh Paint by Number
- Bobby Bovenzi (Summerland) - Drum, Dance and Sing!
"We're very fortunate to have such a talented and engaged group of artists representing BC Culture Days this year. We received many strong applications, which made it very challenging to narrow down our finalists to just seven individuals. We're all vey excited to be working together to bring attention to the importance of arts and culture in our communities," says Nazanin Shoja, BC Culture Days Manager.
Culture Days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. It is a collaborative movement dedicated to providing free, hands-on, and interactive arts and culture activities to cities and towns across Canada.
For more information on how to take part in BC Culture Days, visit: BC.CultureDays.ca