CANADA: BC Culture Days, Toronto Shortlisted for Gay Games, and More

NATIONAL: BC Culture Days will host its 11th annual event from Sept. 25 to Oct 25. In addition to a variety of interactive arts and culture events—such as painting demonstrations, live performances, and virtual comic book workshops—that celebrate British Columbia, a number of virtual gatherings will bring in attendees across Canada. 

The Billboard Music Awards, produced by Dick Clark Productions, will take place on Oct. 14 and air live on NBC. Kelly Clarkson will host for the third consecutive year; additional details regarding production will be announced at a later date.

MONTREAL: The Royalmount Drive-in Theater hosted a 90-minute workout class on Aug. 16. It was organized by C3 Events and featured fitness stars including Lauren Kaplan, Stacy Lelinowski, Jon Chaimberg, and more. Proceeds went to Pour 3 Points, an organization that coaches underprivileged children in sports and life.

TORONTO: Toronto is on the shortlist as a potential host city for the 2026 Gay Games, a sports and cultural event that attracts 10,000 athletes in more than 35 sports; it also includes cultural activities and a human rights conference. If successful, the event may have an estimated economic impact of $100 million. A decision will be announced in early 2022.

VANCOUVER: The family-friendly Virtual Surrey Fusion Festival livestream will take place on Sept. 26. The digital event will include cultural performances, musical entertainment, art and dance lessons, kids' activities, Surrey history, and more. 

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