John Raynard

Culture Days profile: Ajax Public Library

Ajax Public Library has three branches: Main, McLean and Village. The library recognizes the value of local artists, and supports local individuals and art organizations with display space whenever possible.

This year, Ajax Public Library is participating in Culture Days with the following event:

For more information on Culture Days, visit www.culturedays.ca, or contact Durham Tourism toll-free at 1-800-413-0017 or tourism@durham.ca.

Pictured above: John Raynard

Photo source: Ajax Public Library

Master Rims

Culture Days profile: Master Rim’s Tae Kwon-Do

The leading provider of martial arts classes with world-class instructors and programs. Offering structured martial arts programs that teach discipline, mental focus, commitment to goals, and the values of hard work and self-control. Each student is taught at an individual pace in order to better develop and bring out their greatest potential.

This year, Master Rim’s Tae Kwon-Do is participating in Culture Days with the following events:

For more information on Culture Days, visit www.culturedays.ca, or contact Durham Tourism toll-free at 1-800-413-0017 or tourism@durham.ca.

Photo credit: S. Reinier deSmit

Statiion Gallery

Culture Days profile: Station Gallery

In 1967, a group of passionate arts enthusiasts in Whitby started a community gallery, operating under the name Whitby Arts Inc. In 1969, the group, supported by interested volunteers and benefactors purchased Whitby’s Grand Trunk Railway Station, which had been slated for demolition.  It was moved to Henry and Victoria streets in 1971. The name “Station Gallery” was adopted to reflect the heritage. The newly renovated Station Gallery re-opened on Jan. 3, 2006, and has operated as a community visual arts centre for more than 35 years. Read more history here.

This year, Station Gallery is participating in Culture Days with the following event:

For more information on Culture Days, visit www.culturedays.ca, or contact Durham Tourism toll-free at 1-800-413-0017 or tourism@durham.ca.

Photo credit: S. Reinier deSmit

Whitby Library

Culture Days profile: Whitby Public Library

The Whitby Public Library proudly celebrated 100 years of service in 2011. Today, the Whitby Public Library offers an extensive array of collections, programs, and resources at the central library and two branch libraries, as well as an archives room. The Whitby Public Library Board establishes operating and administrative policies governing the operation and programs at the library.

This year, Whitby Public Library is participating in Culture Days with the following events:

For more information on Culture Days, visit www.culturedays.ca, or contact Durham Tourism toll-free at 1-800-413-0017 or tourism@durham.ca.

Photo credit: S. Reinier deSmit

Storytelling

Culture Days profile: Whitby Seniors Activity Centre

The Whitby Seniors’ Activity Centre is a multi-service, multi-generational gathering place where older adults can learn new skills, access resources and make connections. Membership to the centre opens the door to exciting and affordable programs that will enrich your life, strengthen the community, and promote healthy and active aging. The centre offers a variety of programs ranging from creative arts to computers, fitness, history, language and music.

This year, the Whitby Seniors Activity Centre is participating in Culture Days with the following event:

For more information on Culture Days, visit www.culturedays.ca, or contact Durham Tourism toll-free at 1-800-413-0017 or tourism@durham.ca.

Photo credit: S. Reinier deSmit

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Community & culture in Durham Region

Discover a culinary gem, attend a fall fair or celebrate arts and culture. There is plenty to see and do during this historic month in Durham Region. The Regional Municipality of Durham is celebrating its 40th anniversary, Culture Days is upon us, Harvest Festival is near, and the Space Invaders are coming! Read on to find out what’s going on in your community, or visit our events calendar for more details.

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CULTURE DAYS

Celebrate everything arts and culture from Sept. 26 to 28! Now in its fifth year, Culture Days invites everyone to explore, discover and participate in arts and culture events in every community across the country. Culture Days events are free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers at work in their communities. For more information, visit www.culturedays.ca.

Durham Region 40th Anniversary

DURHAM REGION’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Look who’s 40! The Regional Municipality of Durham is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special event open to all residents. There’s fun to be had for all with activities for children, a free barbecue, special guests, live music and much more. Come join us on Sept. 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Durham Regional Headquarters in Whitby to learn more about how the Region came to be the strong community it is today.

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CAMP-X WALKING TOUR

On Sept. 27, take a day to discover a significant piece of Canadian history on a guided tour of Camp-X, as part of Doors Open Oshawa events. Discover the top-secret site that was once the training school for double agents during World War II. Visitors will learn about the day-to-day activities of spy training, stories of adventure, and the crucial role Camp-X played in the outcome of World War II.  

Space Invaders

OSHAWA SPACE INVADERS

The Space Invaders are coming! From Sept. 19 to 27, vacant commercial spaces in downtown Oshawa will be occupied by more than 200 artists who will create rare and exceptional art installations. This display of creative genius exhibits the abundance of visual arts talent from around Durham Region. There’s much to enjoy, with culinary creations, live musical performances, theatre, mixed media and visionary creations of everything art.