Big Thank You to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

June 05, 2021

The Port and You! text with illustration of the Port of Vancouver's mascot Salty the Seagull. Below is an illustration of Vancouver's port.

Proudly representing the Port of Vancouver, our Community Partner the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, offers a great interactive education program that shows kids in grades four, five, and six how their lives are connected to the port. Aligned with the British Columbia Ministry of Education curriculum guidelines, the program is rolled out through a combination of online presentations and downloadable activity sheets. Kids will get to observe a working port, and they’ll discover heaps of fun things, including:

  • What it feels like to be on a log drive on the Fraser River
  • How the port is Canada’s western gateway to over 170 trading countries
  • What it’s like behind the scenes at Vancouver’s wharves

Teachers love the program, and kids do too! 

Usually, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority takes part in our in-person Festival, but this year their participation is virtual – keeping in line with our Festival. They can’t wait until kids are able to take field trips to the Port again, but until then, this program helps keeps kids connected to their community. And community is at the heart of everything the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority does – whether’s that’s supporting local community programs, building infrastructure, or contributing to the economy by keeping Canada’s trade moving. 

Speaking of virtual, did you know that we’re extending our shows for an extra week this year? That means if you have tickets to a live online or pre-recorded online show you’ll be able to watch the show and our workshops again (and again!) right through to June 13th. This will be very handy if you’re learning how to juggle and want to catch Chris’ tips again (the same goes for all of our workshops!), or if your little one loved Tricoter and wants to rewatch the show over and over, or if your kids want to watch (and rewatch) our specially commissioned show When the Colours Ran Away. The past year plus has shown us the deep importance of community, and we love our Kids Fest community – comprised of generous sponsors like the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, our amazing audience, our incredible team working behind the scenes to make things happen; and our helpful volunteers. So here’s to community and we hope to see you (virtually) at this year’s Festival!