A past Kwantlen First Nation traditional powwow in Fort Langley. Powwow dance is scheduled to be part of the Celebrate Dance event at the City of Langley Library on Sept. 29. Celebrate Dance is being held during Culture Days that run Sept. 29 and 30, and Oct. 1. Langley Times file photo

Langley showcases celebrates Culture Days

Free events happening in Langley, Aldergrove, and Fort Langley Sept. 29 to Oct. 1

Langley is among the communities embracing Canadian culture over the final weekend of September.

Culture Days is an annual celebration of arts, culture and heritage in recognition of Canada’s diverse artistic and cultural mosaic.

Visitors to Culture Days events in the Langleys will be treated to a multitude of free, hands-on activities hosted by local artists, artisans, historians, organizations and arts enthusiasts Sept. 29 and 30, and Oct. 1.

“Culture Days is a Canada-wide initiative and grassroots movement that aims to build a greater understanding and deepen relationships between the arts and every neighbourhood and community,” BC Culture Days task force vice chair Howard Jang said. “This is a unique opportunity for the public to form connections and immerse themselves in the arts.”

Culture Days activities will be taking place at a variety of locations, including arts centres and community hubs.

IN LANGLEY, ALDERGROVE, AND FORT LANGLEY

Celebrate Dance at the City of Langley Library

Friday, Sept. 29 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Rhythm is alive in the library: Performers from different dance backgrounds will share their form of creative expression. From samba to powwow dance and much more, enjoy this exciting feast for the eyes. Participants are encouraged to share their own dance moves at the end of the performance.

Author and artist Maxwell Newhouse at Aldergrove Library

Friday, Sept. 29 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

B.C. children’s author, Maxwell Newhouse, will share true stories of adventure and intrigue. He is the author of The RCMP Musical Ride, Let’s Go For A Ride, Counting on Snow, Weber Street Wonder Work Crew, Emily Carr – At the Edge of the World and Laura Secord – A Story of Courage. This presentation is applicable for school aged kids.

Culture Days Celebration at Brookswood Library

Saturday, Sept. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Come to the library and enjoy tea or coffee and cookies from different countries.

Colouring, Coffee and Cookies at Muriel Arnason Library

Saturday, Sept. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Colouring: it’s not just for kids! The calming effect of adult colouring can reduce stress and improve focus. Come provide the creativity and the library will provide adult colouring pages, coloured pencils and markers. Pause and re-energize with coffee and cookies while quantities last. For adults and seniors.

Culture Days Celebration at Fort Langley Library

Saturday, Sept. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Come to the library and enjoy tea or coffee and cookies from different countries.