vancouver mayor's arts awards

Vancouver Mayor’s 2016 Arts Awards

September 28, 2016

Congratulations to long time Vancouver International Children’s Festival volunteer, Mary Jane Morita for winning the 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award in volunteerism!   Mary Jane Morita has generously volunteered her time to a large number of Vancouver region non-profit societies, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, Vancouver Art Gallery, Bard on the
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The Peace Chime Initiative

June 21, 2016

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Gandharva Loka Vancouver, the Galiano Trail Society and the Tapovan, Sri Chinmoy Peace Park partnered together to create one of the largest peace pipes in the world! During the Festival, children (both young and old) shared “Peace” around the world by each painting one of
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Vancouver International Children’s Festival Wraps Up Its 39th Annual Event

June 15, 2016

Vancouver, BC (June 15, 2016) – The 2016 Vancouver International Children’s Festival (VICF), wrapped up its seven-day run on Granville Island on Sunday, June 5th. Total attendance was 25,879, a 25% increase over the previous year. Over 9,500 school children, or 330 school classes, attended the Festival. The 39th annual
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Workshops

April 30, 2016

In addition to our many great performances this year, we’ve got many unique and fun activities such as our Activity Village, pyjama nights and evening shows, roving artists, and this year, we’ve added three great events perfect for kids and people interested in the artistic process. Take the kids to an
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Special Event – Story Time

April 30, 2016

Come and join us for Story Time with award-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland! In Kevin Crossley-Holland‘s newest children’s book, The Riddlemaster, Anouk, Ben and Cara dream of a fabulous treasure buried on the golden island across the harbour. A mysterious and grizzled old man offers them passage on his boat, but
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Creatively Playful Fun at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival

April 21, 2016

Vancouver, BC (April 21, 2016) – The 39th Annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival takes place May 30 – June 5 on Granville Island. This year, ten professional performing artists from as far-reaching as Mexico and the Netherlands will be performing 87 shows in six of Granville Island’s indoor theatre venues.
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2016 Activity Village

April 06, 2016

Spend the day being creatively playful in our activity village. Get creative with your kids by taking part in our on-site arts activities. Watch their eyes light up as you wander through a magical mystery maze, learn how to juggle, make music and have a blast! Activity Village Wristband –
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Youth for Youth

March 21, 2016

In 2011, building on previous youth participation in the Festival, we developed our Youth for Youth (Y4Y) program that provides outstanding mentorship to emerging artists and young people ages 15-24. The program focuses on the development of artistic skills in order to create work for the Festival that is innovative,
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