Vancouver International Children’s Festival Week

May 24, 2017

In honour of our 40th festival, Vancouver’s mayor, Gregor Robertson, has proclaimed the week of May 28th as “Vancouver International Children’s Festival Week” in Vancouver. Our Mayor loves our festival just as much as we do, stating “As 2017 marks the 40th festival, I was thrilled to proclaim the week
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Encorp Return-It 101

May 23, 2017

Join the Encorp team of recycling scientists at the Encorp Return-It 101 booth. Encorp will be at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival from June 2 – 4  teaching kids and parents about the basics of recycling. Their booth includes an interactive trivia game, a Return-It 101 process board and a
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VICF’s Very Own Katharine Carol Nominated for YWCA Women of Distinction Award

May 03, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that our Artistic and Executive Director, Katharine Carol, has been nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award! Each year, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community.  Katharine Carol
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Vancouver International Children’s Festival Celebrates 40 Years

April 19, 2017

Vancouver, BC (April 19, 2017) – Celebrating its 40th year of presenting remarkable, world-class theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling to West Coast children and families, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival returns on May 29 – June 4 to Granville Island. This year, thirteen professional performing artists from as far-reaching as Mexico and Australia
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Theatre for Young Audiences Workshop

April 13, 2017

Interested in creating work for young audiences, or already do so and need support? With greater encouragement, local artists and theatre companies will have more confidence to produce theatre for young audiences. This workshop will allow you to voice your opinion, tell your story and discuss how the local arts
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Arts Umbrella Workshop 2017

April 13, 2017

In addition to our many great performances this year, we have several unique and fun activities such as our Activity Village, birthday party,  pyjama nights, evening shows and roving artists, and this year, we’ve added a great workshop that’s perfect for kids interested in the performing arts. Take the kids to an active
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Activity Village 2017

April 06, 2017

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 crafts and have a blast! Your show ticket includes an
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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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