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Celebrate Culture Days with us on October 15! Join in on a full range of cultural performances and activities at Central branch.

Culture Days is a national festival developed to raise awareness about the importance of artistic and culture expression in communities across Canada. Culture Days runs from September 23 to October 16, 2022, and serves as an annual opportunity for local organizations and individuals to voluntarily showcase and celebrate creativity through drama, music, dance, fine art and other art forms. 

We thank everyone who applied to participate in Richmond Hill's Culture Day festivities.

Want more? Explore Culture Days activities organized by the City of Richmond Hill.

About Culture Days

Sheep to Shawl

Sat., Oct. 15 / 10 am - 4:30 pm / Central
Join us for a demonstration of how sheep's fleece is prepared for spinning, and how the finished yarn is woven into a shawl. There will also be a display table of work done by members of the Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild, and various fiber related hands-on activities for all ages.
All Ages | Free, no registration required.


Youth Employment & Skills Strategy

Sat., Oct. 15 / 10 am - 4:30 pm / Central
The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) Program is an Employment and Social Development Canada-Led integrated skills development program funded by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Teen | Free, no registration required.


Origami Canada

Sat., Oct. 15 /  -  / Central
Visit this booth and try your hand at some simple origami! Marvel at the intricacies of advanced origami on display. Presented in partnership with Origami Canada.
All Ages | Free, no registration required.


Watercolour Painting Live Demos

Sat., Oct. 15 /  - 2 / Central
Watch artists Ben Lee & Masoud Seivanni, members of the Dynasty Watercolour Association, create stunning works of art with watercolour paints.
All Ages | Free, no registration required.


Dance Together Festival

Sat., Oct. 15 /  - 1 / Central
Join us for Family Dance Party with Libby Avalos (11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and Latin Fusion with Jocelyn Azarcon (12:15 - 1 p.m.).
All ages | Free, no registration required.


Nature in the City

Sat., Oct. 15 /  - 3 / Central
Where do you go in Richmond Hill to reconnect with nature? How does it feel? Visit the City of Richmond Hill's Sustainability booth and help create a community word collage about our favourite outdoor spaces.
Adults (Teens welcome) | Free, no registration required.


Drag Queen Storytime

Sat., Oct. 15 / 1 - 2 / Central
Drag Queen Gila Münster will share six picture books that will make the audience laugh, dance and sing in all the colours of the rainbow!
Family | Free, no registration required. 


Taiwanese Dough Figurines

Sat., Oct. 15 / 1 - 3 / Central
Every half hour, Three's Company for Culture will have a hands-on opportunity to create dough figurines. Dough figurines were originally called rice sculptures. In Taiwan, they are called dough figurines because the main material used is flour.
All ages | Free, no registration required. 


Come Sing With Us!

Sat., Oct. 15 / 2 - 3 / Central (outside)
Listen to a brief choral demonstration by Chorus York, then join in and learn a short song and sing it with the choir.
All Ages | Free, no registration required. 


Art in the Library

Sat., Oct. 15 / 2 - 4 / Central
What connects Margaret Glew’s paintings, a barn door and Richmond Hill Library? Come chat with Anete and find out. Contemplate the RHPL's art collection and give a painting new name.
All Ages | Free, no registration required.