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Celebration of Nations Honours exceptional indigenous leaders and allies

Celebration of Nations Honours exceptional indigenous leaders and allies

First Ontario Performing Arts Centre press release – The third annual Celebration of Nations was a rich artistic and intellectual gathering that welcomed more than 3500 community members and visitors over the weekend. With many highlights of the 40+ events that took place between 6 – 8 September, the Celebration of Nations artistic team introduced […]

Celebration of Nations comes to St. Catharines this weekend

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Celebration of Nations comes to St. Catharines this weekend

With the lighting of a sacred fire at a Sunrise Ceremony Friday, Sept. 6/2019, the third annual Celebrations of Nations takes over downtown St. Catharines Sept. 6-8/2019. “This gathering of Indigenous arts, culture, and tradition will feature more than 40 events all weekend in downtown St. Catharines, within the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre’s four venues, […]

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City set to celebrate Carlisle Street public art project

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City set to celebrate Carlisle Street public art project

City of St. Catharines press release – The City of St. Catharines will officially celebrate the completion of its newest public art display – a metal sculpture inspired by the Two Row Wampum belt – during the third annual Celebration of Nations. Curtain Call, designed and installed by artist Lilly Otasevic, was constructed earlier this […]

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Niagara arts and culture receives funding for multi-use creative hub

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Niagara arts and culture receives funding for multi-use creative hub

The federal government has kicked in up to $3,000,000 to support local artists, artisans, and arts and heritage organizations representing a variety of creative disciplines. The funding is going towards the creation of a creative hub in Niagara Falls, ON. The announcement was made on Tuesday, Sept. 3/2019. “The Government of Canada is investing in […]

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Everyman Sparks a mainstay on Showboat stage

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Everyman Sparks a mainstay on Showboat stage

One of Artistic Director Derek Ritschel’s most important jobs is choosing which actors will appear on the Showboat stage every summer. Since in many ways casting can make or break a show, Ritschel and the guest director will often see dozens of hopefuls vying for the same role and debate their relative merits for weeks […]

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Powerful theme centres on the environment at this year’s Celebration of Nations

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Powerful theme centres on the environment at this year’s Celebration of Nations

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre press release – In this time of great environmental challenge, featuring accelerated species extinction, extreme weather events, glacier melt and sea-level rise, increases in droughts and heatwaves, and temperatures that are warming at an alarming rate with forest fires multiplying all around the world, this year’s Celebration of Nations (6-8 September […]

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