SCHEDULE / PERFORMANCES

Our 2024 Festival will feature dazzling performances from artists far and wide. From local treasures to international gems, these captivating performers will put a smile on your child’s face and make you hoot with laughter. Discover our weekday and weekend performance times & schedule. View our event calendar.

  1. The Starting Point of Missy D: 1, 2, 3 let’s go, let’s go!  Missy D smiling with both hands in the air, while wearing a light purple jacket

    Missy D est une artiste hip-hop, rap et soul qui fait de sa musique une forme de thérapie pour exprimer tous ses sentiments, partager un message et se connecter avec son public. C’est une fusion des sons de son enfance allant des mélodies françaises, aux légendes du r&b, du rap, de la soul, du jazz, du rock et du hip hop. 

    Ages: All Ages (Grades: 1 and up) 
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  2. 360 ALLSTARS  A group of people on a stage performing on a hoop.

    BMX, basketball, breakdancing, MC-ing, acrobatics and drumming take center stage at this super-charged urban circus. A spectacular fusion of artistry with energetic street culture. 

    Ages: All Ages (Grades: K‑12)
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  3. Nimihitowin!  An Indigenous female dancer in traditional regalia crouching on stage with glowing hoops placed in front of her.

    Powwow dance, hoop dance and Métis jigging are beautiful expressions of Indigenous Peoples’ rich history and culture. Nimihitowin! will mesmerize audiences with dramatic dancing, spectacular regalia and the subtle beauty of flute songs. 

    Ages: All Ages (Grades K‑12)
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  4. Jam Side Up!  Twin female performers in red polka dot bathing suits perform outside in front of a crowd. One is holding a table and fan and the other is in front looking back while holding a cucumber.

    Flying bunnies, speeding French fries and identical twins?! This show has it all and then some! The Kif-Kif Sisters’ surprising blend of comedy and audience interaction is enough to make vegetables explode! Get ready to howl with laugher at The Kif-Kif Sisters’ out-of-this-word antics. 

    Ages: All Ages (Grades: K‑12)
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  5. Otosan  A puppet of a man and a puppet of a little girl. There are four puppeteers in the background

    Little Shizu hides in her Otosan’s suitcase and secretly travels to a dangerous destination…The North. Facing snowy owls, white wolves and grizzly bears in the most remote of locations, Otosan and Shizu must learn to tackle challenges together. 

    Ages: Ages 4 and up (Grades K‑5)
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  6. Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack) Salish Songs and Stories 

    Just as wolves travel in packs and work together to flourish in life, our group runs with one heart and one mind. Teaching our children the songs, dances, and stories will keep our traditions alive for generations to come. Come see us perform traditional Salish song and dance at this year’s Festival. 

    Ages: All Ages (Grades: K‑12)
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  7. The Papa Penguin Play  A cartoon illustration of a penguin with a birthday party on an iceberg.

    Everyone loves Peaches and Izzy! Join these two penguin papas at their penguin chick’s first birthday at a party like no other. The Papa Penguin Play is a musical about celebrating family in all its colours and finding the performer in all of us. 

    Ages: Ages 3–8 (Grades K‑5)
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  8. Yassama and the Beaded Calabash  A woman in a red traditional African clothing with her arms outstretched and looking up.

    Rooted in African oral tradition, Yassama and the Beaded Calabash is the story of a young girl who, with the help of the old Baobab tree, saves her village from drought and delivers a powerful lesson about the importance of respecting and honouring Mother Earth. 

    Ages: Ages 3 and up (Grades PreK) 
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  9. Variety Show 

    This fun-filled evening is always a highlight for kids and adults alike. Hosted by Missy D, this year’s show, features 360 ALLSTARS, Nimihitowin!, One of a Kind and Jam Side Up!. 

    Ages: All Ages
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  10. Fred Penner  Fred Penner from ‘The Cat Came Back’ performance wearing a denim shirt and grey fedora smiling at the camera

    Sing along with one of Canada’s best-loved children’s singers and four-time Juno winner Fred Penner at this year’s Festival! 

    Ages: All Ages (Grades Pre — 2) 
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