Culture

Tsugio Kurushima leads the Uminari Taiko drummers through an opening song at a lunchtime performance for VIUWorld Days at Vancouver Island University Thursday, Nov. 3. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

International perspectives celebrated in Nanaimo at WorldVIU Days

Vancouver Island University hosts week of celebrating diversity of campus life

 

Shelley Stein-Wotten, a Culture Days ambassador, positions part of her ‘Words of an Ecosystem’ collaborative project at the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Nanaimo North branch on Hammond Bay Road. (Photo by Conor Provenzano)

Culture Days project in Nanaimo explores ecosystem connections

Event ambassador Shelley Stein-Wotten shows mini-documentary Oct. 8

 

As part of Crimson Coast Dance Society’s Infringing Dance Festival, ‘Le Souffle de l’Aube’ will be performed at Nanaimo’s Pipers Lagoon on July 9 at 5:30 a.m. The performers will take on imagery such as “animals and creatures in the wild.” (Emie-Liza Caron St-Pierre photo)

Infringing Dance Festival will hold performances from dawn to dusk

Crimson Coast Dance Society’s major annual event happening July 5-10 in Nanaimo

As part of Crimson Coast Dance Society’s Infringing Dance Festival, ‘Le Souffle de l’Aube’ will be performed at Nanaimo’s Pipers Lagoon on July 9 at 5:30 a.m. The performers will take on imagery such as “animals and creatures in the wild.” (Emie-Liza Caron St-Pierre photo)
The Gabriola Arts Council’s Cultivate arts festival will be held at the Gabriola Commons, 675 North Rd., from June 30 until July 3. (Photo courtesy Gabriola Arts Council)

Gabriola’s Cultivate festival brings together music, theatre and art

Four-day long event starts morning of June 30, ends evening of July 3

The Gabriola Arts Council’s Cultivate arts festival will be held at the Gabriola Commons, 675 North Rd., from June 30 until July 3. (Photo courtesy Gabriola Arts Council)
The Mid-Island Métis Nation’s 26-foot teepee returned to Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park for National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated in Nanaimo

Community event, hosted by Mid-Island Métis Nation, brought people together at Maffeo Sutton Park

The Mid-Island Métis Nation’s 26-foot teepee returned to Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park for National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
This Aug. 13, 2020, photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix is launching a development program exclusively for diverse Canadian writers in film and television. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, file)

Netflix launches development program for diverse Canadian writers

Writers from underrepresented groups get paid mentorship and consultation sessions

This Aug. 13, 2020, photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix is launching a development program exclusively for diverse Canadian writers in film and television. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, file)
Autumn Cooper, right, of the Stz’uminus First Nation speaks about her experiences learning her traditional language, at an event announcing provincial funding for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

B.C. commits $35M to continue revitalization of Indigenous languages, arts, culture

First Peoples’ Cultural Council learning initiatives to be funded

Autumn Cooper, right, of the Stz’uminus First Nation speaks about her experiences learning her traditional language, at an event announcing provincial funding for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Quebec Premier François Legault responds to the Opposition during question period, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Use of French at home is only one indicator of language health: Quebec demographers

Whether children of immigrants integrate into French or English more important, expert says

Quebec Premier François Legault responds to the Opposition during question period, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Playwright Ward Norcutt will host a partial reading of his upcoming play A Baker’s Dozen at the Vancouver Island Regional Library Nanaimo’s Harbourfront branch on Thursday, June 9. (submitted photos)

Nanaimo playwright hosts reading at library for upcoming play

Reading of ‘A Baker’s Dozen’ takes place June 9 at Harbourfront Library

Playwright Ward Norcutt will host a partial reading of his upcoming play A Baker’s Dozen at the Vancouver Island Regional Library Nanaimo’s Harbourfront branch on Thursday, June 9. (submitted photos)
A ‘Hidden Messages’ poem applied in hydrophobic material that only appears when wet. This haiku, written by Nanaimo’s poet laureate, Kamal Parmar, was installed along the Haliburton Road multi-use path in late May. (Submitted photo)

City of Nanaimo unveils ‘Hidden Messages’ public art project to encourage physical activity

Project showcases 10 haikus by city’s poet laureate that only appear when wet

A ‘Hidden Messages’ poem applied in hydrophobic material that only appears when wet. This haiku, written by Nanaimo’s poet laureate, Kamal Parmar, was installed along the Haliburton Road multi-use path in late May. (Submitted photo)
Kasahara Gabriola Trust Artist in Residence Jessica Miinguuaqtii discusses a personal collage piece she’s worked on for seven years called ‘Premonition.’ (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Gabriola artist in residence expresses freedom, honours culture

Jessica Miinguuaqtii is the Kasahara Gabriola Trust Artist in Residence

Kasahara Gabriola Trust Artist in Residence Jessica Miinguuaqtii discusses a personal collage piece she’s worked on for seven years called ‘Premonition.’ (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
The Island Fantasy Ball held in Nanaimo this year will feature Polish National 10 Dance champions Armand Fazullin and Klaudia Iwanska. (Photos by Nelson Wong)

Island Fantasy Ball will bring dazzling dance steps to Nanaimo

Event will be held June 4-5 at the Beban Park social centre

The Island Fantasy Ball held in Nanaimo this year will feature Polish National 10 Dance champions Armand Fazullin and Klaudia Iwanska. (Photos by Nelson Wong)
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Storytellers gathering for show in Nanaimo

Around Town Tellers holding in-person event April 8 at Unitarian Hall

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Huu-ay-aht First Nations Hereditary Chief Derek Peters said he appreciates the care and protection of the nations’ cultural treasures, and that it is time they return home. (PHOTO COURTESY HUU-AY-AHT FIRST NATIONS)

Vancouver Island First Nation plans repatriation of Royal BC Museum treasures

“We are just scratching the surface of reconciliation by bringing some of our treasures home.”

Huu-ay-aht First Nations Hereditary Chief Derek Peters said he appreciates the care and protection of the nations’ cultural treasures, and that it is time they return home. (PHOTO COURTESY HUU-AY-AHT FIRST NATIONS)
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Jimmy Smits arrives at a special screening of “In the Heights” during the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

‘In the Heights’ lifts hopes for a Latino film breakthrough

Hype for summer blockbuster has brought great expectation for Latinos in the United States

Jimmy Smits arrives at a special screening of “In the Heights” during the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Sign-up starts soon for City of Nanaimo summer recreation programs

Registration for summer activities begins online, by phone and in person starting May 5

City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo

When the world needs more beauty

Artist Vedrana Ascroft curates her Aquamaris Art Gallery

  • Apr 2, 2021
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography