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Culture Days is a national festival developed to raise awareness about the importance of artistic and culture expression in communities across Canada. Culture Days runs from September 24 to October 21, 2021, and serves as an annual opportunity for local organizations and individuals to voluntarily showcase and celebrate creativity through drama, music, dance, fine art and other art forms. 

We thank everyone who applied to participate in Richmond Hill's Culture Day festivities. 

About Culture Days


Drag Queen Makeup Tutorial

Sat., Sept. 25 / 2-3 p.m. / Zoom
Performer Gila Münster will demonstrate techniques to achieve a drag queen performance art look at home! Want to follow along? A recommended list of products will be emailed to those who register. 
Adult (Teens welcome) | FREE | Register here

 

Movement and Drawing Workshop

Sat., Sept. 25 / 3-4 p.m. / Zoom
Express yourself with movement and make your mark! This workshop focuses on how creative expression can call on movement, drawing, vocal expressions, and poetic narrative to bring together your life experiences and aspirations. No previous artistic experience is necessary. To participate, you'll need a pen, pencil, crayons, paper, and an open mind.
Adult (Teens welcome) | FREE | Register here

 

Handmade Books

Sat., Oct. 2 / 2-2:30 p.m. / Zoom
Ken Sparling has been exploring what it means to be a writer since he was a kid. Take a short virtual tour of his handmade books via his website and Instagram gallery and ask questions about the process of making your own book. 
Adult (Teens welcome) | FREE | Register here

 

Jianzi (Hacky Sack)

Sat., Oct. 2 / 3-3:30 p.m. / Zoom
Jianzi is a traditional Asian game in which players aim to keep a heavily weighted shuttlecock in the air, using their feet, body, and anything other than hands. Join Three's Company for Culture as we introduce the history of the Jianzi, and the differences between western hacky sack and Chinese Jianzi. Demo how to play Jianzi and teach how to make a Jianzi. Presented in English and Mandarin.
All ages | FREE | Register here

 

Chorus York

Sat., Oct. 9 / 2-2:10 p.m. / Prerecorded
Chorus York will be performing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah (from the movie Shrek), and a classical selection called Laudate Dominum, which features Jacquelline Chang, a young local soloist from Richmond Hill.
All ages | FREE | View on Facebook

 

Mental Health and Disability Through Poetry

Sat., Oct. 9 / 3-4 p.m. / Zoom
Join Talia Flanzraich as she reads her poems that highlight her personal experiences with mental health, autism and bullying. This virtual program will also include a discussion and Q&A session.
Adults (Teens welcome) | FREE | Register here

 

The Art of Chinese Tea

Sat., Oct. 16 / 2-2:30 p.m. / Zoom
For over 4,700 years, drinking tea has been an elegant and spiritual activity in the daily life of persons from China. Join Three's Company for Culture as we introduce the history of Chinese tea, and explain the differences between western tea and Chinese tea. Demo of the Chinese tea ceremony. Presented in English and Mandarin.
All ages | FREE | Register here

 

Virtual Musical Performance

Sat., Oct. 23 / 1-1:20 p.m. / Prerecorded
Join the Richmond Hill Concert Band for a special musical performance, featuring the Thornhill Community Band!
All ages | FREE | View on Facebook

 

Trilingual Me! Moi, trilingue!

Sat., Oct 23 / 2-3 p.m. / Zoom
Enjoy a read aloud of the bilingual children's book "Trilingual Me! Moi, trilingue!" with author and French teacher Inna Figotina. Inna will share her inspiring journey of becoming trilingual, overcoming challenges with her speech as a child, immigrating to a new country and becoming a language teacher and bilingual children's author.
All ages | FREE | Register here

 

Have Fun With Poetry

Sat., Oct. 23 / 3-4 p.m. / Zoom
Let's talk about poetry! We'll explore prose through reading, writing, laughing and imagining new worlds through words and rhymes.
All ages | FREE | Register here