Culture Days features free, interactive events for the public, with the aim of engaging Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their community.
Find the full schedule at culturedays.ca. Here is a sampling of what will be happening in Smithers over the Culture Days weekend:
Capturing Community Sounds: Come explore both natural and urban environments with a unique activity. Learn the basics of creating audio recordings and audio editing by capturing community sounds through digital recordings. Listen back to your recordings on CICK 93.9, as sounds will be used for sound effects for future recordings.
Saturday, 1 p.m. at CICK FM’s Central Park studio.
NWCC Arnica Salve Making Workshop: Learn about the medicinal properties of Arnica and make your own salve. The Arnica will be previously infused into the oil and ready for straining. Help add the beeswax to the warming oil and, when it is ready, pour your DIY salve into containers to take home.
Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
“Wet’suwet’en Story book” Our Culture Through Stories and Art: Wet’suwet’en Native Arts and Kyah Wiget Education Society (KWES) invites the public to hear their stories in their language. Wet’suwet’en Children’s Language children’s books and other educational books by Wet’suwet’en community members will be read to groups by storytellers in both Wet’suwet’en and English. Participants will then have the opportunity to ask questions and purchase their own set of books autographed by the creators, storytellers, and artists.
Saturday, 3-5 p.m.
Needle Felting Workshop at Studio 8: Discover the world of wool and how many different projects are made possible through the art of needle felting. Take part in a studio tour and get inspired by Lori Knorr’s creations then try your hand at needle felting in a hands-on workshop! Everyone is invited to pick up a felting needle and give it a stab. Suggested minimum age for the activity is 7 and up.
Friday, 3-4 p.m.