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BPAC Presents

Ontario Culture Days Event

FREE Performances & Demonstrations


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The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is thrilled to announce its participation in this year’s Ontario Culture Days Festival; an annual celebration of arts and culture across the province providing free community art events that continue the support, engagement and awareness of the arts in our communities. BPAC is excited to remove barriers to performing arts participation and strengthen our community of artists, arts patrons and the general public by offering a full day of free and accessible community programming; supporting the cultural development of our city—and in turn—the quality of life within our shared communities. This year BPAC offers a combination of performances and interactive events that will showcase brilliant performing artists and organizations that can be found in Burlington and the surrounding region.

The public is invited to visit local Performing Arts Organizations in the BPAC Lobby, including:

BURLINGTON STUDENT THEATRE; BSO; BNMO; FOOTNOTES; SOLO; Mattson & Company Dancers; Tottering Biped Theatre and BPAC’s ‘LIVE & LOCAL’ with Emma Whale & Jesse Adams.

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FOOTNOTES Dance Demonstration
BPAC Family Lobby
12pm – 12:30pm

Dance from Fame followed by a Snap Clap dance with audience participation.


BNMO duo JoyRide with Colin Maier
Community Studio Theatre
12:30pm – 1pm

Buckle up for a musical JoyRide, with thrilling highs, spontaneous departures and unexpected turns! With Colin Maier on oboe, bass and vocals, and Charles Cozens on accordion and piano, JoyRide is a “jazz crossover” duo that weaves their instruments, improvisation and personalities into a multifaceted experience. –

Charles T. Cozens is a stone-cold legend, being a superlative accordionist and having conducted and arranged thousands of pieces. It’s a joy to hear him in. JoyRide. He’s also the conductor of Burlington New Millennium Orchestra.

Colin Maier pushes the envelope in so many great oboe moments, speedy and tender. He plays other instruments too, like bass and harmonica.

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Mattson & Company Dance Demonstration
BPAC Family Lobby
1pm – 1:30pm

This group of ladies who have been dancing outside at various locations since 2020 will be demonstrating their choreographed dances and then inviting the audience to line dance along with them!

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BSO Performance
Main Theatre
1:30pm – 2pm

Join the BSO and their conductor Denis Mastromonaco for an afternoon program of light classics, film music and pops, to celebrate Culture Days in Burlington.

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Tottering Biped Theatre
BPAC Family Lobby
2pm – 2:30pm

Trevor Copp will perform mime pieces that he has toured across Ontario.


SOLO Performance
Main Theatre
2:30pm – 3pm

Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO), is a young, vibrant and dynamic Opera company with a dual goal of preserving and cultivating the multi-faceted art of opera for the dedicated aficionado, while also acquainting and educating those who are new to this exquisite and refined art form, through community outreach.

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BPAC Family Lobby
3pm – 3:30pm

Experience the music of two local emerging singer-songwriters who will be featured in BPAC’s 23/23 Live & Local Artist Development Initiative Series!

Burlington Student Theatre

Main Theatre
3:30pm – 4pm

Student Theatre students will perform excerpts from past seasons, Forum, Aladdin and Little Mermaid plus a few surprises. We will be announcing our 2024 EPIC season at the BPAC. Not to be missed!

Dates & Times

Sat Sep 23, 2023 12pm – 4pm


BPAC Family Lobby
Community Studio Theatre
Main Theatre

Ticket Prices

Free to attend