5 Top Picks For Family Fun At BC Culture Days 2020

In a time where we are all looking for new ways to stay connected, BC Culture Days 2020 invites BC families to a newly expanded lineup of free and interactive activities from September 25 – October 25, 2020.

With many events to choose from including livestreams, self-guided tours, and socially distanced programs, BC Culture Days offers a selection of diverse content to suit all levels of comfort and accessibility during COVID-19. In a lead up to this nation-wide celebration of arts and culture, here are our top 5 family picks.

1) Dance with Goh Ballet from the comfort of your home for BC Culture Day

Find the class that brings out the best in you! This BC Culture Days, Goh Ballet invites families to experience a ballet class led by a renowned instructor from the comfort of your own home! Classes for children ages 3-6 will introduce the magic of dance through familiar music, stories, and a fun-filled energetic session. For the parents, adult classes will also be available with no experience necessary, encouraging you to add some creativity into your weekly fitness routine with options including Adult Classical Ballet, Dance Fit, and Golden Ballet 55+! More Info

kids ballet at BC culture Day
Photo: Emily Cooper

2) Maillardville Family Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate Culture Days with the Maillardville Community Centre in a self-guided Scavenger Hunt. Pick up your Scavenger Hunt Kit at the Centre, and prepare to embark on a unique photo challenge, documenting your finds across the community! All participants will also receive a Recreation Kit with activities to do at home to keep the fun going for you and your family. Register by October 1st by calling 604.933.6166. More Info

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3) Make Your Own Butter with the Historic Stewart Farm

In this BC Culture Days activity, make something with the whole family for your own dinner table. Presented by the City of Surrey and Historic Stewart Farm, follow a digital recipe needing only a mason jar, whipping cream, and a few other tools you can dig your hands into. Afterwards, post your butter making results on @HeritageSurrey’s Facebook page to share your creation with the community. Guide and recipe can be found here.

woman dancing on BC culture Day
Photo: Mary Matheson

4) Online Musical Theatre Taster Class with @msjillteaches for BC Culture Day

Hit the virtual centre stage with Ms. Jill in this free 60-minute class offering children the opportunity to connect and create with the world of musical theatre. Don’t miss this exciting program including a dance warm up, vocal exercise, and an opportunity to present a short piece, demonstrating the fun of the performing arts through this online learning opportunity. This class is suitable for all ages with supervision, although strongly recommended for students aged 7-12 Years. More InfoBig Life Journal for Teens and Tweens BC culture day

5) Muddy Pigs with the Historic Stewart Farm

Get crafting with your little ones and the Historic Stewart Farm this BC Culture Day! Using simple materials, this is the perfect opportunity for tots aged 1-3 to make something new with supplies easily available in your own home!  See the instructional video, and get more information here to get started.

For more information and events to take part in for BC Culture Days 2020, please visit culturedays.ca/bc.

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