Inaugural Culture Days Cities for People Award

westbank first nation copyCongratulations to Westbank First Nation, winner of the inaugural Cities for People Award presented at the 2015 Culture Days National Congress. Through participation in Westside Culture Days, Westbank First Nation expressed its culture, heritage and identity as a vibrant First Nations community in the Central Okanagan region of British Columbia. Both First Nations and non-Indigenous community members were invited to discover and participate in cultural activities at Sncəwips Heritage Museum, First Nation Art Gallery, and local community organizations and businesses.

Co-sponsored by the Foundation initiative Cities for People and Musagetes, the Cities for People Award honours an individual artist or cultural practitioner, collective of artists or cultural practitioners, or an arts or cultural organization/group that has demonstrated exceptional leadership and innovation in implementing a collaborative arts or cultural activity/project during Culture Days 2014 that aims to transform the livability of a neighbourhood, community or city for fellow citizens.