Don’t you just love culture!


Culture Days 2015 in SSM. The announcement marks a community coming together & cultural partnership.
”Culture Days is committed to reaching the goal of having all Canadians in every community declaring “I Love Culture” and making culture a daily habit.

Members of and visitors to Sault Ste. Marie, ON are invited to scheduled arts and culture programs on Friday, September 25 & Saturday, September 26.

On September 25, 2015 Culture Days activities will begin at the Civic Centre with a Flag raising to commemorate the 400 years of French presence in Ontario and the 40th anniversary of the Franco-Ontarian flag. A walk of Francophone students along the HUB Trail to the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site will be followed by a variety of activities, entertainment and a barbecue as part of Culture Days until 3:00 pm.

At the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library (10AM – 3PM) and the Art Gallery of Algoma (11AM – 3PM) right at Clergue Park and by the HUB Trail, Culture Days activities will include cultural partners from The Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie, Sault Community Career Centre, Queenstown BIA, and geo-caching with Parks Canada: Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site.

The SSM Public Library welcomes D.R.O.P (Down Right Original Puppetry) Puppet Show, a performance by Elite Dance Force, paper rose making and basket weaving. The Art Gallery of Algoma will feature ‘Clay it Forward’ with artist, Sandra Hodge, mask making with artist Rihkee Strap, and basket weaving with artist, Frank Belleau.
Come and see the community art project: Electrical Field SSM is back in action.
Gnarly Bistro will be serving lunch between 12 – 2pm. The first 100 people will receive a complimentary free lunch.

Through sharing space and collaborating, this event will create a hub of diverse activity. We invite members of the community to connect with culture, meet organizers and creative people. We are cross-pollinating; connecting across sectors, culture and generations.
On Saturday, September 26 the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site & Heritage Discovery Centre welcomes pop-up markets from Etsy: Made in Canada 9:30AM – 4:30PM. The significance of this event is that it is happening on the same day as other pop-up markets all across Canada. What a great expression of culture this is!
These days of activity will draw attention to the different cultures and heritages that contribute to the vitality of our community. It will cast a spotlight on cultural organizations and individual artists. Come and start a conversation!

About Culture Days
Culture Days in now in its sixth year. It raises awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their community. Initially inspired by Quebec’s annual Journées de la culture (started in 1997) and then spOtlight in southern Ontario, Culture Days began in response to the acknowledgement that a “vibrant arts and culture sector contributes to a stable and healthy society and the liveability of our communities.”