Here is a little blurb from the Creative City Network newsletter that I received this morning. Check the bottom of the post for links to more sites that covered this announcement.
Culture Days unveils plans for second annual Canada-wide celebration of arts and culture
"[May.9] marks the launch of the second annual Culture Days campaign - a collaborative, grassroots Canada-wide movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities… the second free Culture Days event weekend will take place in every province and territory, simultaneously on September 30, October 1 and 2, 2011 and is expected to see hundreds of communities take part with more than 300 activity organizers in 122 cities and towns already having pre-registered across the country. The cross-Canada celebration represents the largest-ever collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in this country. The inaugural Culture Days celebration was held in September 2010 over three days in more than 700 Canadian cities and towns of all sizes. 'The enthusiastic response and widespread participation that the inaugural Culture Days event garnered in communities across the country highlights that arts and culture play a very meaningful role for millions of Canadians,' said Antoni Cimolino, Chair of Culture Days' national Steering Committee and General Director of Stratford Shakespeare Festival. 'This year promises to further showcase and celebrate the vast and diverse artistic and cultural talent that contributes to the vitality of our communities.'"