Actor, director, producer, comedian, and filmmaker David C. Jones has been named Vancouver’s ambassador for B.C. Culture Days, winning $1,000 to produce an original activity for Culture Days Weekend, which runs this year from September 29 to October 1.
Jones is one of seven ambassadors, selected from across the province to cultivate participation in arts and culture in their home communities. The event's mandate is to provide no-charge, hands-on activities to communities across the country. Ambassadors are selected on the strength of their proposed projects.
Jones’s project will be an interactive, game-based workshop called Confidence on Stage, consisting of activities to help participants get over their stage fright and improve their public speaking. The event will be held on October 1.
Jones will act as an ambassador alongside a number of B.C.’s other creative talents, including Lyn Verra-Lay of Surrey, Rob Brown of Dawson Creek, Jocelyn Petit of Squamish, Roxanne Charles of Semiahmoo First Nation, Priscilla Johann Maurice of Victoria, and Bobby Bovenzi of Summerland.
Aside from their events on Culture Day weekend, ambassadors will share arts and culture stories through Culture365’s social media feeds, and get the public involved behind-the-scenes with artists, curators, and heritage experts.
More information on BC Culture Days can be found here.