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Rock out at the Knowledge Kids Science Lab!

Create a Craft Stick Harmonica and learn how pitch changes with the instrument you create at the Knowledge Kids Science Lab. This craft stick harmonica is fun to play, and you can adjust the pitch by moving the straws!  Play your harmonica solo and rock out like Inkie or gather
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Creatively Playful Fun at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival

Vancouver, BC (April 18, 2018) – The 41st Annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival takes place May 28 – June 3 on Granville Island where world-class theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling comes to entertain Vancouver children and families. This year, thirteen professional performing artists from as far-reaching as Scotland
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Activity Village 2018

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 2018

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. This year, emerging artists will
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Theatre for Young Audiences Workshop

Interested in creating work for young audiences, or already do so? Come out and share knowledge and ideas about the creation process for work specific to young audiences. Join Tim Watts and Arielle Gray from Australia’s The Last Great Hunt, the creators and performers of New Owner for tea, coffee
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Sharing Dance Day

On Friday, June 1st Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is hosting NBS Sharing Dance Day 2018 at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival. Events will take place at 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm outside Arts Umbrella Granville Island, located at 1286 Cartwright St. NBS Sharing Dance Day aims to engage with
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Notice of our 2017 Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm. DATE:  Tuesday, December 12, 2017 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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Welcome Sophie!

We’d like to introduce you to Sophie Mines, the newest member of the Vancouver International Children’s Festival’s staff.  Sophie has come on board as our new Education and Volunteer Coordinator. She will be replacing the extraordinary Diana Stewart-Imbert. Although she has big shoes to fill, we are confident that Sophie
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Festival Volunteer Vinny Vipond Breaks World Record!

Congratulations to long time Vancouver International Children’s Festival volunteer, Vinny Vipond for breaking the world record for longest distance travelled on a unicycle…while juggling! It should come to no surprise that Vinny volunteers every year at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival’s Circus Tent teaching festival goers how to juggle.  He’s
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