Jesse Wheelock, Events Coordinator
SCUGOG: Scugog Arts presents Culture Days, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, September 23rd, at Palmer Park and the Latcham Centre. Culture Days is returning to Scugog for the 13th time, with the promise of being bigger and better than ever before. It is a completely free event, welcoming families from all over to join the fun.
“Every year, Scugog Arts dreams up ways to make Culture Days different, better and special, to offer engaging free programs for the public,” stated Marion Meyers.
Ontario Culture Days is a nationwide event, celebrating the rich culture and diversity fostered in all Canadians. Scugog will be celebrating art and culture, with interactive art activities for people of all ages, including: an indigenous drumming circle, henna demonstrations, an open Qigong class, readings by a local author, and an open mic for the entire community to partake in. The day will start with opening ceremonies and an official land acknowledgement, held in the Latcham Centre at 10 a.m., with all the fun to follow.
The main Culture Days Hub will be at Palmer Park and the Latcham Centre. There will also be free events happening all over Scugog. Lavender-Blu Farm, in Seagrave, will be offering make-and-take lavender crafts. There will be gallery exhibitions, featuring local artists, in Scugog Arts Space, Port Cheese, and Kent Farndale. Scugog will continue to celebrate, in separate locations, on Sunday, September 24th, with live music at Applewood Farm and Winery and Old Flame Brewery, along with a beer release and brewery tours.