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A national celebration offering all Canadians from coast-to-coast an opportunity to immerse themselves in the exciting behind-the-scenes of artists, creators, historians and cultural practitioners of all types, regardless of their socio-economic background or experience. Last year alone, over 1.7 million Canadians participated in over 7,500 free activities in 825 communities across the country in what is now considered a mainstay event in the cultural calendar of almost every Canadian city and town.
The official national celebratory launch event entitled Conduct Us takes place in Toronto on September 26th in partnership with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Hosted by Marci Ien, Co-Host of Canada AM, this free event is open to the public. 17 additional celebratory launch events are also set to take place in cities right across Canada including Surrey, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Milton, Barrie, Stratford, Timmins, Montreal, Quebec and Saint John. For more details on all of the Culture Days official launch events – click HERE.
Une célébration nationale offrant aux Canadiens de tout le pays une occasion unique de s’immerger dans les coulisses du monde des artistes, des créateurs, des historiens et des intervenants culturels de tous types et de tous milieux socioéconomiques.
Le coup d’envoi national officiel, nommé Conduct Us, se tiendra le 26 septembre à Toronto en partenariat avec L’Orchestre Symphonique de Toronto. Cette manifestation, animée par Marci Ien, coprésentatrice de Canada AM, est offerte au grand public. 17 autres évènements de lancement se tiendront à travers le Canada, à Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Milton, Barrie, Stratford, Timmins, Montréal, Québec et Saint John. Pour plus de détails sur l’éventail d'évènements de lancement organisés par la Fête de la culture — cliquez ici.
Montréal’s Paul-André Fortier and Margie Gillis received their insignia as Officers of the Order of Canada on September 12, 2014. The ceremony, presided over by the Governor General of Canada, the Right Honourable David Johnston, awards outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
Fortier, artistic director of Fortier Danse-Création, was recognized for his pioneering work in modern dance, for innovative choreography and for training young artists in Canada and abroad. Gillis, artistic director of Margie Gillis Dance Foundation, was recognized for her impressive body of work, performance and unique movement workshops. This is a promotion within the Order for Gillis who was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1987 and was the first modern dancer appointed to the Order.
Other recent appointments to the Order of Canada in dance include Miriam Adams of Dance Collection Danse and Nancy Kilgour of the School of Alberta Ballet.