Culture

Westbank Museum inaugural Westside Multiculturalism Day is June 25. (Photo courtesy of Westbank Museum)

Learn about your neighbours’ customs at Westbank Museum

Hosting first ‘Multiculturalism Day’

 

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

 

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

 

Lake Country Museum and Archives. (Photo/www.lakecountry.com)

Lake Country Museum aims to be more family-friendly

‘We have a lot of stories in Lake Country that haven’t been told’

Lake Country Museum and Archives. (Photo/www.lakecountry.com)
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
The newly constructed arbor can fit 300 people and replaces the old structure that was decommissioned in 2018. (OKIB photo)

‘Building a sense of community’: Okanagan Indian Band unveils new cultural arbor

The band is hosting a celebration for the new structure, after its previous arbor was decommissioned in 2018

The newly constructed arbor can fit 300 people and replaces the old structure that was decommissioned in 2018. (OKIB photo)
Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts is one of six city-owned cultural facilities (File photo/Kelowna Cap News)

Cultural Facilities Master Plan gets glowing review from Kelowna council

The plan looks at how city-owned cultural facilities are used in support of cultural programming

Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts is one of six city-owned cultural facilities (File photo/Kelowna Cap News)
Kenthen Thomas will be performing traditional stories for B.C. Culture Days. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm teacher performs for B.C. Culture Days, shares Secwépemc legends

This year’s event features a video series from rural B.C. communities

Kenthen Thomas will be performing traditional stories for B.C. Culture Days. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Francisa Chapman and Aida Sanchez are offering free Spanish classes to 20 people with the funniest translation stories. (Contributed)

Vernonites asked to share funniest Spanish translation stories

Mexicans living in town holding a contest to offer free Spanish classes

Francisa Chapman and Aida Sanchez are offering free Spanish classes to 20 people with the funniest translation stories. (Contributed)
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)
The Regional District of North Okanagan is ready to work with community partners to offer new and past-favourite outdoor recreation programs to Lumby and Cherryville residents, including programs at the Lumby Pool. (Facebook photo)

Recreation programs sought for Lumby/Cherrville residents

Regional District of North Okanagan puts out call for community partners

The Regional District of North Okanagan is ready to work with community partners to offer new and past-favourite outdoor recreation programs to Lumby and Cherryville residents, including programs at the Lumby Pool. (Facebook 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
A funding strategy has been approved for the planned new cultural centre in downtown Vernon. (Contributed)

Funding plan approved for downtown Vernon cultural centre

The funding strategy includes $4 million to be raised in the community

A funding strategy has been approved for the planned new cultural centre in downtown Vernon. (Contributed)
Sale of downtown land approved for new Vernon cultural centre

Sale of downtown land approved for new Vernon cultural centre

City council approved the sale of Vernon Block land to RDNO for $2.47 million

Sale of downtown land approved for new Vernon cultural centre
Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand

Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand

Give him a word and some coin, and he’ll write you a poem on-the-spot

Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand
(Paisley Notebook / Instagram)

Kelowna chef breaking down cultural barriers one spice at a time

Aman Dosanj is on a mission to make authentic spices more accessible while fighting racism

(Paisley Notebook / Instagram)
Vernon residents agreed October 2018 to borrow up to $25 million for a cultural centre. (Contributed)

Vernon chamber encouraged by direction of cultural centre planning

The chamber endorsed the local advisory committee’s recommendations on next steps

Vernon residents agreed October 2018 to borrow up to $25 million for a cultural centre. (Contributed)
Vernon residents agreed in October 2018 to borrow up to $25 million for a cultural centre. (Contributed)

Vernon Cultural Centre smoke and mirrors?

LETTER: Considering the state of the economy, writer suggests most would not support this project today

Vernon residents agreed in October 2018 to borrow up to $25 million for a cultural centre. (Contributed)