Notice of our 2023 Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society on Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 6:00 pm. 

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2023 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting

Back for its 17th year, the Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on Friday, December 1 at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Standing at 76 feet tall, the magnificent Vancouver  Christmas tree is Western Canada's tallest Christmas tree.

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Trivia Night

It’s back! Join us for an exciting evening of good times, fun and trivia! Grab a team of 4 together and join us for our Trivia Night Fundraising Event on Saturday, Nov. 4th, to raise funds for our Adopt a Class Program.

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Orange Shirt Day

September 30, 2023 is Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. A day to honour the Residential School survivors, their families and communities and to recognize the many forms of harm the residential school system has inflicted on Indigenous Children and their families.

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Burt the Beetle with Ashley Spires

Ashley Spires continues to delight classes, teachers, and families with her prolific and delightful books. In Burt the Beetle Lives Here, our favourite bug learns about the different places insects call home.

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Teach Your Children Rail Safety: 10 Important Tips from CN Railway

In collaboration with CN Railway, the Vancouver International Children's Festival brings you this educational blog post to equip parents with essential safety tips to teach your children about rail safety.

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5 Screen-Free Family Activities on Granville Island

Come explore Granville Island with your family! With so much to see and do, it's the perfect opportunity to unplug and enjoy some quality time together.

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Guide to Feasting at the Festival

We are excited to offer a wide selection of local Food Trucks at this year’s festival, with enough variety to satisfy each family member’s tastes and cravings! Check out our Guide to Feasting at this year's Festival!

A promotional image for the food trucks at the 2023 children's festival. In the top row, from left to right, there is an image of an Elotes corn cob, a Potato Hurricane, Saffron Ice Cream, and Baklava. On the bottom row, from left to right, there's an image of two food trucks from Meet2Eat catering, an ice cream cone, a falafel, and more spiralized potato's on sticks.
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Vancouver International Children’s Festival Announces 2023 Lineup

The 46th Annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival takes place May 30 – June 4 In-person on Granville Island and May 30 - June 23 Online where world-class theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling performers come to entertain Metro Vancouver children and families.

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