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Edmonton Intercultural Centre: Taking Bookings and Preparing for Alberta Culture Days

A participant paints a trash can during Show Your Colours. Sim Senol

EIC Now Taking Bookings

EIC (9538 107 Avenue) has reopened its doors to activities under strict precautions against COVID-19. The building is now open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on a regular basis, with additional hours until 10:30 p.m. based on the specific needs of community groups using our facility. EIC has started accepting reservations for bookings. Masks are required in the building for all activities other than sports. We require groups to adhere to the 2 metre physical distancing rule, so we can only accommodate bookings for up to 50 people at this time. We have implemented strict sanitizing protocols that include sanitizing each shared space between usage by different groups.

Alberta Culture Days

Mark your calendars for an amazing Alberta Culture Days event for September 5th and 6th. We have applied for a grant through this program and, if approved, will bring together local artists representing 20 different cultures with art lovers to paint the old trash cans of the McCauley School building. Earlier in July we held a dry run to see how the finished art pieces will work which has made us even more excited about the prospects of our “Show Your Colours” event in September. We will be closely following the guidance from Alberta Health and have already made alternate plans to either run the activity as an appropriately distanced outdoor event OR as a virtual one. Once all the cans are painted we hope to turn them into a travelling exhibition, and let Edmontonians vote for the best one. Make sure you follow the EIC Facebook or Twitter pages to get more information about details.

Sim Senol is the Executive Director of the Edmonton Intercultural Centre.

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