Burlington Performing Arts Centre was one of the Hubs across the province to celebrate Ontario Culture Days, after having won last year’s ‘Best Hub’ award.
The Cultural Diversity Festival was held on September 28th weekend, in BPAC’s lobby, celebrating ethnic distinctions in people, music, arts and culture. There were informative displays highlighting Latin American, Russian and Arabian cultures. Guests were able to view a variety of books, costumes, dolls, musical instruments, and so forth from these various parts of the world.
Mammalian Diving Reflex set up ‘haircuts by Children’, a whimsical idea to empower these mini-barbers and prove themselves, responsible future citizens and leaders. Nine and ten-year-olds were able to run a hair salon after a crash course in hairdressing. Adult customers, trusting although slightly uneasy with the experience, received a spray of rainbow colours to finish off their ‘do’.
The community was treated to numerous free performances held on the outside plaza or inside the lobby. A few of the performers included Osab Adus, Halton Dance Network, the Peptides, and Dr. Terri-Lynn Brennan on ‘The Land and Waters we Share’.
Written by: Leslie Styles