Youth for Youth Program 2017

April 05, 2017

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society’s Youth for Youth (Y4Y) program provides training, mentorship and performance opportunities for emerging artists and young people ages 15–24. The program develops their artistic skills and allows them to create innovative and engaging work for presentation at the Festival. Come see these young artists perform in our Activity Village. This year’s focus is with: Singer/songwriter/actor Vanessa Richards will mentor youth
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Youth For Youth Program – Call Out

March 17, 2017

Community Arts training and performance opportunity for seven emerging artists, ages 15 to 24. Looking for Performers, Musicians, Theatre Makers, Visual Artists, and Writers, to participate in the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Youth For Youth Mentorship Program. INVITATION: The Vancouver International Children’s Festival offers a community arts training programme for
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Take the Stage and Shine: Youth 4 Youth Stage

February 14, 2017

WE’RE LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS! SINGERS! DANCERS! MUSICIANS! VARIETY! The Festival’s Youth 4 Youth Stage provides an opportunity for volunteer youth performers (ages 8 to 20) to showcase their talent and experience performing in a professional setting.  By participating in the Festival (May 29 – June 4, 2017)  they inspire other youths
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BC’s Best Children’s Singers and Musicians

February 07, 2017

You may shop locally but have you ever thought about listening locally too? BC is a treasure trove of excellent children’s musicians and singers. Internationally-renowned and multi-award winning these artists truly care about their craft and their audience.  Their original songs are fun for both kids and grown ups but
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Unstuff the Holidays – Gift Ideas that Aren’t more Stuff

December 10, 2016

Gift giving has long been a way to celebrate abundance.  In our houses here at Kid’s Fest, every Christmas seems to get more and more excessive. Lighten Santa’s load this Holiday Season and opt to give an experience rather than a thing. Christmas memories come from the shared feasting, the family
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Giving Tuesday 2016

November 22, 2016

After Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is #GivingTuesday, an international day of philanthropy that falls on the first Tuesday after American Thanksgiving. By collectively focusing fundraising efforts on one day it allows for a “critical mass” of giving hopefully blasting through the noise of commercialism and encouraging more people to
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Notice of our 2016 Annual General Meeting

November 17, 2016

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm. DATE:  Wednesday, December 7, 2016 TIME:  Arrival 5:30 pm / Meeting 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Refreshments and hor d’oeuvres to follow. LOCATION: Vancouver International Children’s Festival
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Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas with the Jerry Granelli Trio

October 20, 2016

Coastal Jazz in partnership with the Kay Meek Centre and the Vancouver International Children’s Festival presents: Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas with the Jerry Granelli Trio and guest Irwin Park School Children’s Choir Friday, December 9 at the Kay Meek Centre at 8pm. Tickets: $38 / $32 (senior) / $29 (limited
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face painting tips

13 face painting tips and tricks

October 11, 2016

Each year at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival we paint the faces of thousands of children. Take into account that the Festival has been around for 40 years and that adds up to a lot of faces! With all that experience, you might say that we’re experts on the subject!
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