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Port Moody celebrates Culture Days with a scavenger hunt, juggling, mosaic tile painting, and more
Posted Date: September 20, 2017

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The City of Port Moody invites residents and visitors to celebrate Culture Days – September 29 and 30, and October 1, 2017 – along with thousands of artists, organizations, and communities across Canada.

The idea behind Culture Days is to offer free, hands-on activities that encourage the public to go behind the scenes and discover the world of arts and culture. In Port Moody, participants can follow clues in an arts- and heritage-themed scavenger hunt, explore Rocky Point Park from indoors at City Hall using virtual reality hardware, or enjoy a finale performance by Port Moody’s artist-caretaker-in-residence, internationally-renowned contemporary juggler Ryan Mellors.

Looking for more? Head to the Port Moody Station Museum to paint a tile for our community’s Canada 150 Mosaic, or grab a seat at Inlet Theatre and find out what went into the production of a 1920s radio show. Join us as we create, participate, and share during Culture Days 2017.

Port Moody Scavenger Hunt (free)
September 29 – October 1, 2017 (around Port Moody)
Explore Port Moody’s rich heritage and diverse public art as you follow clues and answer questions in the Port Moody Scavenger Hunt. Participants have a chance to win City swag. Use #pomoscavenger2017 to earn extra chances to win! Register at portmoody.ca/culturedays.

Canada 150 Mosaic (free)
September 29, 2017 from 3-7pm (Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray Street)
September 30, 2017 from 10am-6pm (Port Moody Station Museum)
October 1, 2017 from 10am-4pm (Port Moody Station Museum)
Celebrate Canada 150 during Culture Days by painting a tile for Port Moody’s Canada 150 Mosaic Mural, one of 150 being completed across Canada. The mural will depict our city’s waterfront environment and honour Port Moody’s history. Artists and aspiring artists of all ages are invited to add their personal touch by painting their own unique tile.

A Virtual Tour of Rocky Point Park (free)
September 30, 2017 from 12-4pm (Parkview Room, City Hall, 100 Newport Drive)
Have you experienced virtual reality (VR) yet? Stop in for a short demo of a new, interactive VR experience showcasing Rocky Point Park, and explore Port Moody as you try out some state-of-the-art VR hardware.

Artist-in-Residence Finale (free)
September 30, 2017 from 6-7pm (Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive)
Ryan Mellors, an internationally-renowned contemporary juggler who has been Port Moody’s artist-caretaker-in-residence for the past year, brings his “Circus at Rocky Point Park” indoors for a finale performance. Join Ryan and other local talents as he demonstrates new tricks and techniques perfected during his residency at Rocky Point Park.

Venosta Radio Show (free)
October 1, 2017 from 3-4pm (Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive)
The Venosta Radio Show will take you back to the days before television when families would gather around the radio to be entertained by stories, ads, sound effects, and music. Enjoy a free behind-the-scenes look at how a 1920s radio show was produced. The Venosta Radio Show is performed by Expect Theatre and presented by the Port Moody Station Museum.

Check out portmoody.ca/culturedays and culturedays.ca to find out more about these great activities and other events happening around the Tri-Cities over the Culture Days weekend. Culture Days is a collaborative, Canada-wide, volunteer-led movement to increase the participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.