BCIS was once again proud to be part of Alberta Culture Days, which were held Sept. 25-27. This province-wide celebration began back in 2008 as Alberta Arts Day; recognizing the value of the province’s arts and cultural communities. Now, it’s expanded to three days and has evolved into a movement about the unique arts and cultural activities in various communities.
In Brooks, we were quite fortunate to have several events take place during those three days. The City of Brooks held the popular Taste of Nations, where people could sample food from 12 different countries. The Sage Brush Arts Society held an art show and sale at the old Bank of Nova Scotia location; the Brooks Animal Protection Society held a trade show; the Brooks Public Library was the site of many splendid events; and Tumbleweed Theatre kicked off the first three episodes of their new series, City News.
As for BCIS, we held the Talent of Nations, which began as the Taste of Nations are wrapping up. Held at the Lakeside Leisure Centre, our event began with a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Those in the audience had the opportunity to sample this delicious beverage and homemade Ethiopian bread. Taking to the stage were over 20 performers that entertained with cultural dances and music. Some of the performers were past winners of our popular Brooks Got Talent events, while others were new to the stage.
If you can’t wait a whole year to see our next Talent of Nations, fear not! Brooks Got Talent 4 is coming in November with more amazing talent and an evening of fun!