Culture

A journalist films uncovered ruins on Siniyah Island in Umm al-Quwain, United Arab Emirates, Monday, March 20, 2023. Archaeologists said Monday they have found the oldest pearling town in the Persian Gulf on an island off one of the northern sheikhdoms of the United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Their world was the oyster: Oldest pearl town found in UAE

Archaeologists said Monday they have found the oldest pearling town in the…

 

Isabella Kulak, then 10 years old, is shown in this undated handout image in Kamsack, Sask., a town about 270 kilometres east of Regina. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kulak Family *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Wear something that shows who you are, says girl behind National Ribbon Skirt Day

Jan. 4 a day for Canadians to learn more about Indigenous identity and culture

 

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu presents a proclamation to kick off BC Culture Days in Vernon’s Polson Park Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon kicks off BC Culture Days

Live music and activities in store all day Friday

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu presents a proclamation to kick off BC Culture Days in Vernon’s Polson Park Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
This Aug. 13, 2020, photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix is launching a development program exclusively for diverse Canadian writers in film and television. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, file)

Netflix launches development program for diverse Canadian writers

Writers from underrepresented groups get paid mentorship and consultation sessions

This Aug. 13, 2020, photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix is launching a development program exclusively for diverse Canadian writers in film and television. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, file)
Autumn Cooper, right, of the Stz’uminus First Nation speaks about her experiences learning her traditional language, at an event announcing provincial funding for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

B.C. commits $35M to continue revitalization of Indigenous languages, arts, culture

First Peoples’ Cultural Council learning initiatives to be funded

Autumn Cooper, right, of the Stz’uminus First Nation speaks about her experiences learning her traditional language, at an event announcing provincial funding for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Quebec Premier François Legault responds to the Opposition during question period, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Use of French at home is only one indicator of language health: Quebec demographers

Whether children of immigrants integrate into French or English more important, expert says

Quebec Premier François Legault responds to the Opposition during question period, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
The newly constructed arbor can fit 300 people and replaces the old structure that was decommissioned in 2018. (OKIB photo)

‘Building a sense of community’: Okanagan Indian Band unveils new cultural arbor

The band is hosting a celebration for the new structure, after its previous arbor was decommissioned in 2018

The newly constructed arbor can fit 300 people and replaces the old structure that was decommissioned in 2018. (OKIB photo)
Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts is one of six city-owned cultural facilities (File photo/Kelowna Cap News)

Cultural Facilities Master Plan gets glowing review from Kelowna council

The plan looks at how city-owned cultural facilities are used in support of cultural programming

Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts is one of six city-owned cultural facilities (File photo/Kelowna Cap News)
Kenthen Thomas will be performing traditional stories for B.C. Culture Days. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm teacher performs for B.C. Culture Days, shares Secwépemc legends

This year’s event features a video series from rural B.C. communities

Kenthen Thomas will be performing traditional stories for B.C. Culture Days. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Fanny Chapman doesn’t just serve up Mexican flavours at the Kal Lake Food concession at Kal Beach, she also teaches Spanish. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernonites asked to share funniest Spanish translation stories

Mexicans living in town holding a contest to offer free Spanish classes

Fanny Chapman doesn’t just serve up Mexican flavours at the Kal Lake Food concession at Kal Beach, she also teaches Spanish. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Jimmy Smits arrives at a special screening of “In the Heights” during the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

‘In the Heights’ lifts hopes for a Latino film breakthrough

Hype for summer blockbuster has brought great expectation for Latinos in the United States

Jimmy Smits arrives at a special screening of “In the Heights” during the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo

When the world needs more beauty

Artist Vedrana Ascroft curates her Aquamaris Art Gallery

  • Apr 2, 2021
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

  • Dec 18, 2020
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Sale of downtown land approved for new Vernon cultural centre

Sale of downtown land approved for new Vernon cultural centre

City council approved the sale of Vernon Block land to RDNO for $2.47 million

Sale of downtown land approved for new Vernon cultural centre
Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand

Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand

Give him a word and some coin, and he’ll write you a poem on-the-spot

Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand
(Paisley Notebook / Instagram)

Kelowna chef breaking down cultural barriers one spice at a time

Aman Dosanj is on a mission to make authentic spices more accessible while fighting racism

(Paisley Notebook / Instagram)
The Okanagan Indian Band has secured funds needed to build a new $900,000 cultural arbor, replacing the one it had built more than 30 years ago. This will be the backdrop to many cultural events including powwows. Pictured: OKIB grass dancer Dyawen Louis. (Adrian Brijbassi for Vacay.ca)

Okanagan Indian Band to build $900K cultural arbor

OKIB received a government grant covering 75 per cent of the project, to be completed in October

The Okanagan Indian Band has secured funds needed to build a new $900,000 cultural arbor, replacing the one it had built more than 30 years ago. This will be the backdrop to many cultural events including powwows. Pictured: OKIB grass dancer Dyawen Louis. (Adrian Brijbassi for Vacay.ca)
Amanda Shatzko, with the Regional District of North Okanagan, is pleased to announce a new website for citizens to isolate and create. (Video still)

North Okanagan online to isolate and create

Grant gives groups creative outlet to bring community together

Amanda Shatzko, with the Regional District of North Okanagan, is pleased to announce a new website for citizens to isolate and create. (Video still)
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