As part of Culture Days activities around the city, the nonprofit Kamloops Child Development Centre (KCDC) joins with others to celebrate the B.C.’s diverse cultural makeup.
Founded in 2009, Culture Days is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture.
On Sept. 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., each classroom at the centre, 157 Holway St., welcomes visitors. They can see how children and teaching staff are focusing on cultures that have relevance to us, including those of the Japanese, Hindi, First Nations and African worlds.
They will have an art or craft project based on each classroom theme for children to do, art displays — with the art each classroom has created auctioned later in the evening — and snacks. There will be ethnic dancing and plenty of family activities, all to showcase the diversity of our centre and to celebrate children and their cultures.
It will be a jam-packed event. Families are invited to bring their children down right at 5:30 p.m., enjoy a hot dog dinner (by donation), and move right into the activities. It will start winding down around 7:30 as everyone will be invited out, for the last hour, into our nature-based playground to participate in a drum circle, watch the dancers and then listen to an evening story.
They also plan to unveil a new logo during the evening.
The event is one of 18 marking Culture Days around the city. Here's the complete rundown.