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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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Meet our Development Manager

We’d like to introduce you to Michelle Cronier, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival’s Development Manager.  She is responsible for facilitating new connections and developing relationships with all of the Festival’s supporters, donors and sponsors. Please contact Michelle if your company, business or foundation is  interested in supporting the Festival.  We
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Art, Shoes and Charity

We’d walk a mile in these whimsical shoes any day! These bright, playful, shoes are designed by artist Patrick James Bravo. Choose from four different shoe styles inspired by Bravo’s art, which when placed together reveals the full art piece.  And, once the sun sets, these shoes go from fabulous
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Meet our Operations Manager

Leanne Zacharias has been involved with the Festival for many years and in many different capacities. From her early days with the Festival as a volunteer and performer to running our Artist Services,  Leanne always brings her infectious enthusiasm and passion to whatever her role.  Now, we’d like to welcome
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Summer fun at Canada Place!

The Vancouver Children’s Festival may be over for this year but there’s still other ways to have fun this summer. Canada Place seems to be to the place for free family entertainment this season. The Port of Vancouver is bringing back many of its free, award-winning events (and some new
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Farewell Diana

It breaks our hearts to announce that a very special member of our Kids’ Fest Family, Diana Stewart-Imbert, our Education and Volunteer Manager, is retiring from the Festival after spending 20 years with us. Over the years, Diana has worked in many roles at the Festival.  She started out as
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