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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Bring the kids to Granville Island’s Winterruption Festival!

February 04, 2016

Got a case of the mid-winter doldrums? Get a boost at Granville Island’s uplifting Winterruption Festival, February 19-21, 2016. Bring the kids down to the KidsZone for free arts activities and performances from face painting and live music to stilt-walkers and colourful processions. We’re pleased to present the spectacular moves
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Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with us at LunarFest!

February 04, 2016

Ready to monkey around with us?  Celebrate the year of the monkey at the 2016 LunarFest, February 12-14th.  This free two-day festival is steeped in lunar traditions, featuring culinary delicacies, crafts, traditional lunar performances, art installations and more. Come down to the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, visit our booth and
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Thank you for your GivingTuesday Generosity!

December 11, 2015

2015 was the biggest GivingTuesday ever! Millions of Canadians from every province and territory came together and gave their support to Canadian charities. On GivingTuesdsay, there was a reported donation lift of 32%-400%! GivingTuesday was the kick-off to our annual giving campaign and we are grateful to you for helping
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Help us start a wave of giving

November 30, 2015

  “#GivingTuesday is not about being a millionaire, it’s about ordinary people coming together doing extraordinary things.” Help us start a wave of giving On December 1st, we invite you to join us in celebrating #GivingTuesday by making your tax-deductible donation to Vancouver International Children’s Festival and helping us reach
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Notice of our 2015 Annual General Meeting

November 25, 2015

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm. DATE:  Wednesday, December 9, 2015 TIME:  Arrival 5:30 pm / Meeting 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Refreshments and hor d’oeuvres to follow. LOCATION: Vancouver International Children’s
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#GivingTuesday Fast Approaches!

November 24, 2015

After Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is #GivingTuesday, an international day of philanthropy that falls on the first Tuesday of December. 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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