New Westminster, BC – its British Columbia’s year to party! With Parks Canada’s 100th anniversary and the City of Vancouver’s 125th birthday coming up, 2011 not only marks one year since we welcomed the world to the Winter Olympics but also commemorates the 10th annual BC Cultural Crawl. Launched as a BC Day celebration ten years ago, the event has grown into a cornerstone provincial event spanning the entire month of August.
The BC Cultural Crawl is a collection of arts and cultural events where thousands of people visit BC’s cultural creators, unique destinations and annual festivals in over 70 BC-wide communities. Just as every piece of art is unique, every community across BC presents a different set of experiences. The BC Cultural Crawl provides an opportunity for public engagement with their creative counterparts through outdoor theatre, visual programming, and a variety of other events that support cultural communities and art awareness throughout BC.
Mark you calendars because the 2011 Crawl already promises to include more events and communities than ever before! As the kick off date of August 1st nears, how will you participate this year? Perhaps you’ll plan to visit an outdoor arts festival in your town, attend a neighbourhood art walk, or arrange a trip to the north of the province to visit the unique galleries and see the breathtaking shores of Haida Gwaii.
However you plan to explore British Columbia this summer, the BC Cultural Crawl team is here to guide you along the way. By logging on to bcculturalcrawl.com you’ll have access to our Cultural Crawl Toolkit, a day-by-day list of festivals and events, and a comprehensive list of all participating BC communities. You will also find suggested community cultural crawls, studio tours and itineraries for week-long adventures and featured afternoon escapes.
British Columbia, it’s our time to party!
Trudy Van Dop or Samantha Allen
BC Cultural Crawl
Tel: 604.521.6288 or 1.888.981.9886