Culturedays Commerce professor Rosemary Polegato receives national acclaim for her class initiative Mount Allison style Culture Days is an annual three-day event held across the country in hundreds of cities and towns during the last weekend of September. It gives Canadians a forum to participate in, or just appreciate, all forms of arts and culture. This year’s Mount Allison event was generously funded in part by Allisonians Bruce Blandford (’79) and Ron Atkinson. Polegato saw Culture Days as an oppor- A by Raine Phythian jazz trio at the bank, a modern dancer at the grocery store, or an improv troupe at the drug store — an every day errand suddenly made extraordinary thanks to a teaching project of Commerce professor, Dr. Rosemary Polegato. Welcome to Culture Days in Sackville! For the past four years, students have presented a sampling of Mount Allison’s contribution to the area’s vibrant arts community. tunity, a way of connecting learning to a national movement, a community-based project, and the arts. “I realized that this context could draw students up in levels of learning, a deep learning, if you will,” she says. Students in her arts and culture marketing class manage a major event, ten acts in ten venues, under the Culture Days 10 / Fall 2013 / RECORD