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Culture Days Brings Free Arts and Heritage Activities to Surrey


September 16, 2013

Surrey, BC – Surrey City Council has officially proclaimed September 27-29, 2013 as “Culture Days”. Upcoming Culture Days activities in Surrey are free and include Cirque Surrey, break dance demonstrations and performances by the Surrey Youth Orchestra.

“Surrey has a vibrant arts and culture community that we want to support and expand,” said Mayor Dianne Watts. “We want to do everything possible to ensure the arts community continues to flourish and grow. Culture Days is a great way to support it.”
“Culture Days is a wonderful way to raise awareness of arts and heritage activities and venues in our city. Council is certainly receptive to the idea of hosting the BC Culture Days launch in Surrey in 2014,” commented Councillor Judy Villeneuve.

The fourth annual Culture Days weekend takes place September 27, 28 and 29, 2013 and features over 7,000 activities in over 850 Canadian cities and towns. This national celebration of arts and culture offers interactive opportunities through free, hands-on, activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in their communities. Culture Days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

With the support of volunteer groups at the national, provincial and local levels, hundreds of thousands of artists, cultural workers, organizations and groups, volunteers and supporters self-mobilize to host free public activities.

More information attached on Culture Days activities in and around Surrey or visit  

For media inquiries/interview requests:

Amanda Silvers
Senior Communications Specialist
Office of the Mayor

For program information:

Sheila McKinnon
Manager, Arts Centre