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culture days 2022

Bruyère bring arts and culture to it campuses to celebrate Ontario Culture Days 2022


Bruyère will be participating in Ontario Culture Days from September 23rd to October 16th. Ontario Culture Days is a provincial initiative to celebrate arts and culture, through a series of online and in-person events for our patients and their loved ones.

Our events are curated by Radical Connections and are in collaboration with the Carol Wiebe Artist-in-Residence program at Bruyère.

Learn more about the activities hosted at our campus and virtually here.

Friday, September 23 - Concert in the Atrium at Saint-Vincent Hospital

See the concert as it happens on Facebook and Instagram Live @bruyerecare.



  • Storyteller Kim Kilpatrick
  • Jazz vocalist Empress Nyiringango
  • Pianist Dr. Carol Wiebe with cellist Fanny Marks

For more information, visit this webpage.

Tuesday, September 27 - Virtual Panel: Grand Rounds in Conversation


An online panel discussion about the Unmasked Connections program pilot taking place at Bruyère long-term care homes. Facilitated by Radical Connections Artistic Director, Jenny McMaster.


  • Kim Durst-Mackenzie, Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator, Bruyère
  • Jennifer Vallance, Artist
  • Residents from Bruyère’s long-term care homes
  • Rebecca Macdonald, Research student
  • Diane Meschino, Psychologist, Sanokondu - a multi-national community of practice invested in healthcare

For more information visit this webpage.

To attend the panel discussion, click here.

Thursday, September 29 - Double Art Openings: Hidden Shapes of Nature and People Who Love People

Two new art exhibits are opening in the Saint-Vincent Elevator Galleries: ShapeVision’s "Hidden Shapes of Nature" and Oscar Parra's "People who Love People". These exhibits are also accessible virtually here.

Thursday, October 6 - Virtual Talk: Curation as Collaboration


What happens when hospital patients and staff are involved in artistic decisions in their own environment? An online talk looking at the outcome of patient, resident and involvement and arts and culture in health care settings, using Bruyère’s current co-curation project as an example.


  • Interdisciplinary artist/curator Maren Kathleen Elliott
  • Social work student/artist Eva Petersen Ndiaye

For more information, go to this webpage.

To attend the talk, click here.

Culture Days events at Bruyère are made possible with the support of Radical Connections, the Ottawa Arts Mentorship Program, Arts Network Ottawa, the City of Ottawa, the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Bruyère Academic Medical Organization.