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2017 Culture Days Activities for Schools

Culture Days Manitoba invites students, teachers and parents to create, participate and celebrate arts and culture in your communities. Kids and youth are welcome to participate in the celebration by performing or attending activities at the Forks, attending Storytelling Day and participate in their own schools on Friday, September 29, 2017. Click on the purple hyperlinks for more details!

Register Your School

Storytelling Day at The Forks 
Friday, September 29th
12:30pm to 2:30pm

Sponsored by


Organized by Many Voices, One World and Culture Days Manitoba.

The theme this year for Culture Days Storytelling Day is 'Everybody has the Right'. The greatest creative potential we have is in our children. Storytelling Day taps into that potential by using storytelling, movement and drumming, to create a new collective story that will be brought to life in Central Park. Every child does matter, and when many children raise their creative voices together it is indeed a celebration.

To register your school or to sign-up as an individual or family today for Storytelling Day, contact

Student Day at The Forks

Sponsored by


Join Culture Days' School Day at the Forks on Friday, September 29th for free musical and dance performances, interactive activities and collaborative mural making. To register your school or to sign-up as an individual or family today, contact mb[dot]events[at]culturedays[dot]ca.

Map of The Forks for School Drop-Off Location

Performances Under the Canopy

2016 Performances - 2017 will be announced in August

time group
9:50am Culture Days 7th Anniversary Kick-Off

Fubuki Daiko 




St. Charles Catholic School Violin Ensemble 


Darling Twig


Graffiti Art Programming: Studio 393 Mic Check Program


Sistema Winnipeg


Punjabi Cultural Society of Manitoba Presents How to Wind a Turban Demonstration



Interactive Activities at The Forks

2016 Activities - 2017 programming will be announced in August

10am to 2pm  (unless marked otherwise on event listing - see hyperlink)

Activities That Require Signing-Up at The Forks

Film Training Manitoba Presents Action!: Movie Directing Workshop

Film Training Manitoba will give participants a hands-on experience directing a movie scene. All the necessary filmmaking tools will be provided, including a script, storyboards, video monitor, and camera.
South Atrium in the Forks Market
10:00am-2:00pm - 30 minute workshops with up to 20 students per slot.
Please email mb[at]culturedays[dot]ca to register your school.

See videos from the activity here.

Time school grade & # of Students contact person

Freeze Frame Media Arts Centre: Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Come and discover stop motion animation with Freeze Frame and create your own animated film by making pictures come to life. For all the kids from grade 3 and up.
South Atrium in the Forks Market
10:00am-2:00pm - 45 minute workshops
*can hold a max. of 25 students per workshop*
Please email mb[at]culturedays[dot]ca to register your school.
See what students did in past years here.

Time school grade & # of STUDENTS contact person




Manitoba Theatre for Young People Drama Workshops for Students

Participate in four drama workshops hosted by Manitoba Theatre for Young People (
Contact to book

Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Our Values Tour

As part of Culture Days' Student Day at The Forks, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will offer a complimentary tour and activity to 50 students in Grades 9-12. Students will be immersed in a human rights dialogue that features a self guided tour and an activity entitled "Our Values". The activity will see students explore which values (inclusion, respect, cooperation and respect for diversity) are most important to them and learn how these values are foundations for human rights.

85 Israel Asper Way (please proceed through the group entrance. This is the entrance closest to York Avenue and Israel Asper Way)
*Tour can accomodate a max. of 50 students*
First come first serve. Please email to register your school.

Participate In Your School 

Celebrating Culture Days doesn't mean attending these events or organizing high-scale productions. Here are a few ideas for your classroom to get started:

All activities large and small are welcome! We invite all educators in the province of Manitoba to take part in Culture Days. These activities can take place anytime during the week of Culture Days (September 21-27) in your school and community. Once you've decided on your classroom or school's involvement, send a short overview of your event or activity to and you'll be included in the Culture Days Manitoba program. Challenge other schools and teachers to join! Share this information with your school division and your community through newsletters and websites. Celebrate, create and participate school wide learning in the arts!

Why participate in Culture Days?

Teachers: This is your chance for your K-12 arts/performance group to present a performance at The Forks or simply attend the activities at The Forks or at Central Park! Or host your own cultural event with our support!

Recent Manitoba arts curriculum reform in Grades K to 12 reflect global reconceptualizations of arts education. Notions of traditional approaches to arts education have broadened to include a consideration of the complete needs of the child as a lifelong learner of the arts.

The philosophy supporting the new Arts Curriculum Framework of Outcomes (Manitoba Department of Education 2010) asks arts educators to examine the need to consider both integrated and independent models of curriculum organization. The interdisciplinary nature of the arts provides “unique opportunities to understand concepts and processes from other disciplines in new ways.  Linking the content of arts programming to other areas of learning, ensures that the arts do not become isolated from the general body of knowledge in the school curriculum” (p. 10- Manitoba Education and Youth 2003). Other recent developments and issues in music education include diversity education, multiculturalism in the arts, exploring social justice issues through art, technology, and Canadian identity in music education. Participation in Culture Days offers a unique opportunity for students and educators in Grades K to 12 to explore various Specific Learning Outcomes(SLO’s) from either the Dance, Visual Arts, Music and/or Drama Framework Documents.

We are now inviting all educators in the province of Manitoba to take part in Culture Days Manitoba.