Fraser Valley — BC Culture Days announces a kaleidoscope of free engaging activities and events taking place in Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Fort Langley, and Langley from September 27–29, 2019. This vibrant weekend of artistic expression will explore the intersection of creativity, the arts, and well-being. Featuring painting, theatre, experimental performance art, literature, design, cinema, and beyond, BC Culture Days is a thrilling family-friendly weekend that builds community, encourages exploration and discovery, and celebrates creativity in all its forms. 

“Creative expression is vital for the health and wellness of a community,” says BC Culture Days ManagerNazanin Shoja. “We are proud to shine a light on the essential role arts and culture plays across the province to boost community engagement, foster deeper social connections, and build an understanding and appreciation for the collective artistic experience. With hundreds of engaging and exciting community events taking place across British Columbia, I have no doubt there will be an event that will cater to every taste and interest, while encouraging exploration into new artistic ventures!” 

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, BC Culture Days has selected 10 emerging artists from across the province to act as cultural ambassadors in their respective communities, encouraging participation and presenting innovative activities across a broad spectrum of disciplines — including painting, animation, carving, poetry, theatre, and dance — as part of the weekend festivities. The artists’ biographies are available at:

BC Culture Days will officially launch with a provincial kick-off event in Mission, BC on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 1pm–3pm at the HeritagePark Centre. Mission: A Mosaic of Cultures will showcase a broad range of cultural activities by notable and emerging artists from the Mission community. Beginning with the official opening ceremony, including a welcome by a representative of the Leq’á:mel First Nation, the public will be invited to participate and experience artist demos, hands-on arts and crafts, artist talks, storytelling, workshops, and samplings from Mission’s vibrant culinary scene.

During the Culture Days weekend, visitors are encouraged to attend the culture hub for the Fort Langley and surrounding regions — Fort Langley Culture Days Hub located at Fort Langley. To learn more about the events and activities offered at this community hub, please visit:

Featured BC Culture Days events taking place in Fort Langley and surrounding areas include: 

7-word Stories | September 27-29, 10am-5pm | Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue
Learn circular weaving on an old CD! | September 27 & 28, 11am-12pm | LoomRoom by Mission Weavers & Spinners Guild, 33118a First Avenue
Mission Weavers & Spinners Guild Fashion Show | September 27 & September 28, 2-2:20pm | LoomRoom by Mission Weavers & Spinners Guild, 33118a First Avenue
Play-doh Sculpt Challenge | September 27, 3-4:30pm | Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue
Drum Circle with Boris Sichon | September 28, 1:30-3pm | Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue


Kick Off to Fall | September 27, 7-9pm | Trethewey House Heritage Site, 2313 Ware St.

The Simple ART of Living Through Ancient Chinese Traditions | September 28, 1-3pm | Sardis Library 5819 Tyson Road 

Fred Jackson Artist | September 28, 1-3pm | Hope Library, 1005A 6 Avenue

Fort Langley Plein Air | September 27, 10am-4pm | Fort Langley outdoor venue 
Fort Flicks – A 48 hour film challenge | September 27 at 6pm & September 29 at 6pm | In the heart of the village 
Vegan Market – Fort Langley| September 28, 10am-4pm | Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Road
Carve Out Your Place | September 28, 11am-4pm | Gasoline Alley, Fort Langley 
Wheels of Time – Life at the CN Station Historical Vignettes | September 28, 12-4pm | Fort Langley CN Station
Lampwork Glass Bead Demonstration by Susan Rind | September 28, 1-4pm | Wild Moon and Start Art Gallery, Gasoline Alley 
Myles of Smiles Open Mic Sessions| September 29, 12-4pm | Fort Langley outdoor venue 
Haida Motif- Sterling Silver Engraving Demonstration by Sky Phoenix Shanna | September 28, 1-4pm | Wild Moon and Start Art Gallery, Gasoline Alley 
Put Your Stamp on It | September 28, 1:30-2:30pm | Gasoline Alley, Fort Langley 

Origami for Everyone | September 27, 2-3pm | Brookswood Library, 20045 40 Avenue
Live Music at the Library | September 27, 2-4pm | City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent
Culture Days: Mask-off!| September 27, 3:30-4:30pm | Aldergrove Library, 26770 29 Avenue
Ring Making Demo | September 27, 4-5pm & September 28, 2-3pm | 8-23230 Billy Brown Rd
Foodie Scavenger Hunt| September 28, 10am-5pm | Aldergrove Library, 26770 29 Avenue
Rock Painting for Beginners | September 29, 1:30-3pm | City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent
Beatlemania | September 28, 2-3pm | Muriel Arnason Library,130-20338 65 Avenue

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 or to sign up for the BC Culture Days newsletter, visit:

For updates on BC Culture Days and the BC Culture Days ambassadors, please follow BC Culture Days on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.


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