Williams Lake Spinners Weavers and Fibre Artists Guild member Rhonda Willburn shows Kruz Kirechuk

Williams Lake Spinners Weavers and Fibre Artists Guild member Rhonda Willburn shows Kruz Kirechuk

Williams Lake Culture Days include dedicated and other cultural activities

The Studio Theatre and Cariboo Arts Society are both officially participating in B.C. Culture Days this week with special activities.

The Studio Theatre and Cariboo Arts Society are both officially participating in B.C. Culture Days this week with special activities.

The groups have both posted their events on the B.C. Culture Days website, days  which are officially dedicated in B.C. as Friday, Sept. 30, Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2.

The Cariboo Art Society is hosting a Zentangle/Doodle Draw event from 10 a.m. until noon at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre Saturday, Oct. 1.

Large pieces of paper will be laid out on three tables and people are invited to visit the centre and just play with doodling and colouring.

Club president Sharon Prevette will also be showing people how to draw zentangle patterns.

“Drawing zentangles is very relaxing,” Prevette says.

The Williams Lake Studio Theatre is participating in B.C.’s Culture Days by inviting the public to tour the theatre in the former Glendale Elementary School and sit in on rehearsals with director Brad Lawryk for the club’s upcoming production of Mindgame.

The open house will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 with a short tour of the facilities starting at 1 p.m. and the rehearsals starting at 2 p.m.

People interested in joining the club might also want to sit in on the Studio Theatre’s annual general meeting which takes place Friday, Sept. 30 starting at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to regular reports there will be the election of officers.

While they are not listed on the Culture Days website the Williams Lake Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artists will be demonstrating aspects of their craft this Friday and Saturday at the B.C. Sheep Federation Conference 2016 conference taking place at the Pioneer Complex on Hodgson Road.

Demonstrations along with pens of live sheep will be part of the trade show taking place Friday, Sept. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Another cultural event taking place Friday, Sept. 30 which is also not listed on the B.C. Cultural Days website is Orange Shirt Day taking place in Boitanio Park in Williams Lake from 10  to 11 a.m. with singing and drumming, sharing of stories and activities for children and youth.

Noted First Nations comedian Darrell Dennis will also be among the speakers.

Originally from Esket (Alkali) Dennis is also scheduled to present his comedy show at the Lake City Secondary’s Williams Lake Campus starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Admission is by donation.

The show will be followed by a question and answer period, Enders said.

Also not listed on the B.C. Culture Days website is the Williams Lake Film Club’s screening of The Longest Ride which takes place Friday, Sept. 30 starting at 7 p.m. in the Gibraltar Room.

Founded in 2009, Culture Days is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture.

In the initiative individual artists, cultural groups, organizations, municipalities, and festivals offer free, participatory, and interactive arts and cultural activities during the Culture Days weekend.


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