Nanaimo Culture Days offers family fun

NANAIMO - Nanaimo Culture Days activities include a Métis Culture and Nanaimo Peace Flag Project in Maffeo Sutton Park Saturday (Oct. 1).

Nanaimo Culture Days events run Friday )Sept. 30) to Sunday (Oct. 2) at various locations downtown.

Nanaimo Culture Days events run Friday )Sept. 30) to Sunday (Oct. 2) at various locations downtown.

Nanaimo residents can participate in a range of cultural and artistic activities during Culture Days.

Culture Days run from Friday (Sept. 30) to Sunday (Oct. 2).

The Nanaimo Art Gallery is exhibiting Out of Sight from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. over the three days.

The Nanaimo Museum offers toddler- and kid-friendly exploration and touch tours. Participants will get to touch artifacts from the museum, colour, use the slates in the 1920s classroom exhibit, make petroglyph rubbings and dress up like children from the 1900s. The tours are Friday and Saturday and run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday the museum also offers a coal miner drop-in program. Participants will learn what life was like for coal miners and their families. The program runs on Saturday from 1-3 p.m.

The Mid Island Métis Nation and the Nanaimo Women’s Centre host the Métis Culture and Nanaimo Peace Flag Project in Maffeo Sutton Park Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Attendees are invited to learn about the Métis culture and create a peace flag focusing on how they feel about the community.

The event also includes storytelling.

For more information about Culture Days, please go to https://culturedays.ca.