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Culture Days Coming to Confederation Centre

Coast-to-coast celebration includes free events at the Centre on September 29

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – Canadians are once again getting set to celebrate Culture Days and Confederation Centre is getting in on the fun. Culture Days is a three-day nation-wide celebration of arts and culture, hosted by local arts groups and municipalities.

People from all walks of life are invited to take part in these free, hands-on, and participatory events such as workshops, tours, and collaborative art projects. Events are happening all over P.E.I.; at Confederation Centre, on Saturday September 29, these will include:

  • Victorian Games with the Confederation Players (1-3 p.m.) – Grab a mallet or a horseshoe and join the Confederation Players for a friendly game of croquet or horseshoe toss.
  • Guided tour of Places, Paths, & Pauses exhibition (1-3 p.m.) – Join a guide for a 20-minute interpretation of Newfoundlander Marlene Creates nationally-touring exhibition in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.
  • dance umbrella Intro Classes – Explore ‘Introduction to Jazz’ (1:30-1:50 p.m.) or ‘Intro to Contemporary’ (2-2:20 p.m.) dance classes with a professional instructor. Classes are targeted for younger dancers (6-13 years of age). Wear comfy clothing; bare feet are fine.
  • “Build Your Own Country” (1:30-2:35 p.m.) – Join a guide or Confederation Player in The Story of Confederation exhibition for this fun and easy activity. Participants are asked to dream up their own nation, draw its coat-of-arms, and create the laws of the land! 
  • Button-making in the Gallery (3-4 p.m.) – Imagine, design, and create some wearable art: button pins! Gallery staff will be on hand for this fun activity for children and adults alike.
  • Elementary Musical Theatre (3:30-4:30 p.m.) – Participate in an Elementary Musical Theatre class (for those 8-12 years of age). Wear comfy clothing and enjoy exploring music, dance, and theatre basics alongside dance umbrella students.
  • Signatures: A Canadian Spectacle Under the Stars (10-11 p.m.) – Breathe in some fresh air and experience this visually-stunning video production. Projected on the sandstone walls of the Centre, this show pays homage to Canada’s people, evolution, and natural beauty. Immediately following, enjoy a selection of local films showcasing the talents of PEI’s incredible filmmakers.

For more information – or to sign up for the first-come, first-served dance classes – please visit the Culture Days website or contact Ellen Theuerkauf, development and events coordinator, at


Photo cutline: As part of Culture Days, the public is invited into the Centre on September 29 for a variety of free activities, including ‘Intro to Jazz’ classes with a professional instructor via th Centre’s dance umbrella program (submitted photo).

Media contact:

Fraser McCallum, MPR

Communications Manager  |  Gérant des communications

Confederation Centre of the Arts

902.628.6135 (office | bureau)  902.393.6783 (cell)

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Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

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