Bringing Arts to the Heart of Our Community.

Culture Day

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Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 1 pm – 4 pm
The ACT Art Gallery & Studio Theatre
Free Event • Great for Families

In Canada’s 150th year, join us as we celebrate our deep connection and long history of First Nations culture.

XwalacktunXwalacktun (Rick Harry) • 1-3pm
Coast Salish artist, Xwalacktun, will show examples of his stunning carvings while engaging the public in a demonstration. In addition to his work as a commissioned artist, Xwalactun has worked as a culture instructor in many school districts throughout the Lower Mainland, including Maple Ridge.



Lisa ShepardMétis Artist Lisa Shepard • 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Lisa Shepard will share some of her incredible traditional Metis beadwork and lead the public in a family-friendly hands-on art activity.




Ronnie Dean HarrisSPOKEN WORD with Ronnie Dean Harris • 2pm
Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve, is a Stō:lo/St’át’imc/Nlaka’pamux multimedia artist based in Vancouver. Showcasing a combination of spoken word poetry, storytelling and live hip-hop dance, this piece is based on Ronnie’s experiences and travels as an Indigenous artist growing up in Albion (Maple Ridge) and spiralling out into the world.


A solo piece from Raven Spirit Dance, performed by Michelle Olson. Follow the physical and spiritual journey of a woman as she travels her trap line, sets up camp, and settles into the centre of her world of breath and perception. It asks: How does one house one’s spirit? What keeps us close to earth and what makes us long for the stars?

GALLERY EXHIBITION • September 9 – October 28th
MODERN LEGENDS: Sonny Assu, Corey Moraes, Carrielynn Victor, Brandon Gabriel
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Culture Day

Funding for this exhibition was provided in part by the Government of Canada.

Canada 150

Additionally Supported by

The ACT Arts Centre
Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows The News


For more Culture Day events happening at The ACT Arts Centre, please click here.