culture days 2020


Online Culture Days  

VITRUVIAN by Thelacsana Rajaganapathy

"I am grade 12, high school student and am a lover of all things art. I also write and dance in my spare time. Art has always been something to turn to for comfort for me. I hope that I can continue to draw and paint, well into my adult life even if I can’t make it a career. I would like to start utilizing art for activism, I plan on making art to showcase important issues in the world and allow it to start the conversation on issues like famine in war torn countries." Follow VITRUVIAN on Instagram



Husna Nizar Art

Husna is a full time high school teacher in Toronto. She draws inspiration for her artwork from a wide variety of experiences. She is moved by the natural beauty of landscapes and horizons from around the world. Husna is also captivated by the human spirit, emotion and the extraordinary diversity of faith and lifestyle in mankind. She strives to crystallize and amalgamate these concepts artistically in forms that are inventive, distinctive and pleasing. Follow Husna on InstagramFacebook and Website



Performance by Faisal Raza 

Faisal is a prolific singer known for his melodious voice and unmatched energy. He has performed all across North American and has launched music videos under FR Music banner. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram

In Person Culture Days 

Outdoor Spoken Word and Poetry Circle, with Dwayne Morgan (registration required) 

Saturday, October 24 at 5:00pm 

Award-winning poet Dwayne will guide participants through spoken word and poetry exercises. Writing exercises will be followed by a performance circle; guests are invited to share creations inspired by the writing exercises and pre-prepared original works.

This is an all ages event, Adults and Youth welcome. Recommended minimum age participation 9+, with caregiver.

COVID measures in place. 

Registration required, sign up now


Create Music! Outdoor Event with Gagan Sing

Sunday, October 25 at 1:00pm 

Gagan Singh, award-winning Soundtrack Composer, will guide guests through his music creation process. Participants of all musical abilities, novice to advance, will contribute to an original composition created live.

Recommended age: Adults and Youth 13+, 9+ recommended with a caregiver

COVID measures in place.

Registration required, get your tickets now!

Upcoming Festivals & Events 

The City’s Events Calendar is the best resource to see upcoming City and Community Events.

Planning a Community Festival or Event in Pickering?

Review the Community Festival & Events Manual, then submit your festival or event for consideration

Mentorship Program: Collaborate & Connect through City Events

The City of Pickering is pleased to offer a mentorship program for organizations interested in developing their event planning skills. Share your message and create a lasting impression on the residents of Pickering.

Successful applicants will partner with a business or community organization and the City event planning team, to plan and execute an activity during a City-operated event.

Who Can Apply?

Community Organizations and Not-for-Profits serving Pickering, in partnership with one another, or a Local Business.

What is Required?

  • Activities presented must be free of charge
  • Applicants must fund their idea
  • Partners must attend at minimum 3 planning meetings
  • Partners must meet planning timelines
  • 6 applicants will be accepted for 2019 based upon the feasibility/community benefit of their proposal

What does the City provide?

  • Basic equipment to support your activity
  • Event Promotions
  • Mentorship and Guidance throughout the process

How Do I Get Started?

View the presentation.

If you have any questions please contact Coordinator, Community Partnerships at 905.420.4660 ext 6104.