SCHEDULE / PERFORMANCES

Stay tuned for our event calendar! Our 2023 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.

  1. Animal 

    Animal is a full-length, multidisciplinary show, which brings together circus, theatre, song and dance, and is perfect for audiences of all ages! With Animal, the talented ensemble takes us on a journey of discovery through a series of slightly surreal farm fables served up with a touch of irreverence, impressive virtuosity, and Cirque Alfonse’s familiar comic touch. 

    Age/Grade: All Ages (Grades K‑12)
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  2. Africa Oyé  Performer from Africa Oyé performance, wearing a colourful outfit and smiling holding drumsticks in the air

    There’s going to be a dance party and you’re invited! Africa Oyé features songs, music, and dances from Cameroon, Benin, Guinea, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Come celebrate this beautiful expression of African culture with the talented Jacky Essombe, accompanied by her friends. 

    Age/Grade: All Ages (Grades K‑12)
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  3. The Cat Came Back  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! 

    Age/Grade: All Ages (Grades Pre — 2) 
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  4. Won’Ma Africa  Image of circus performers from the Won’Ma Africa group throwing one member in the air. Join us on May 31st-June 5th for this thrilling performance

    You’ll be blown away by the breathtaking acrobatics and death-defying feats of Won’Ma Africa! Kalabanté Productions’ handful of daring acrobats perform to the pulsating rhythm of the djembes of Guinea with authentic movement and acrobatics. 

    Age/Grade: All ages (Grades K — 12) 
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  5. Living With  Image of the performers from the Living With performance wearing black and standing in shallow water with their hands up to the sky. Two members holding flowy white cloth and a fan

    Let’s groove together! Living With explores the interconnections between people and our relationship to the earth. Through thoughtful storytelling, harmonizing, dancing and drumming, we can reimagine how we interact with one another and with nature. 

    Age/Grade: All Ages (Grades K‑12)
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  6. Future Music  Image of Find Mutya smiling at the camera, in front of street art. She is a featured artist in the future artists performance on June 3rd

    New, exciting voices that reflect the world we live in! dynamic and talented QT+BIPOC artists that took part in the FM Music residency program. 

    Age/Grade: All Ages
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  7. Parents Are Still a Drag  Drag performers from the Parents are still a Drag performance smiling and holding up a young child while wearing swimming gear

    Join local drag queens Peach Cobblah & Isolde N. Barron for a drag dress-up spectacular! Add some rainbow to your day at this fun and inclusive event. It’s never too early (or too late!) to get silly and dress-up! 

    Age/Grade: All Ages
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  8. Variety Show  Image of two dancers smiling and waving scarves from the Won’Ma Africa performance on June 1st-5th

    This fun-filled evening is always a highlight for kids and adults alike. Hosted by Fred Penner, this year’s show, features Parents Are Still a Drag, Won’Ma Africa, Dancers of Damelahamid and Africa Oyé. 

    Age/Grade: All Ages
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