Good Neighbours Program

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Image of child with a mask and face paint, smiling at the camera. Salty the Seagull mascot behind him

For many families, a day at the Children’s Festival is not possible due to financial constraint.

Our Good Neighbour Program helps donors share the magic of the festival with children and parents who otherwise would not be able to attend. Each year with our community program the Festival distributes performance tickets at no cost to low income families across Metro Vancouver.

Arts and culture are an important and meaningful part of life and an integral piece of the unique tapestry that makes Vancouver so vibrant. With our community program, your generous gift will ensure that children from all economic backgrounds in our community experience the enriching performances and activities that only our Festival can offer. Year after year, Good Neighbours ticket recipients are awed and inspired by professional artists from around the world and get to engage in their own arts practice through hands-on arts and cultural activities.

Many of our recipient families are refugees from war-torn countries – families who have seen much destruction and felt much heartache. With our community program, you can give them something to smile and laugh about.


Thank you so much for making it possible for my children and me to attend the Children’s Festival when we would have otherwise not been able to. It is such a great venue and such a fun time. We really appreciate your efforts to make this possible for us.

Good Neighbours ticket recipient 

My family had the immense pleasure of attending the Vancouver Children’s Festival last Sunday. Many thanks for giving us the tickets. We loved everywhere we went. My kids had a lot of fun and came home with great memories. Thank you for all of it!

Good Neighbours Recipient 

Thank you for the tickets to the Festival! We had a blast and Ina who is normally shy got to sing on stage with the Vancouver Youth Choir. She now want to join the choir. Thank you for giving us a day of fun and a great break during a time of crisis for my family. 

Good Neighbours Recipient 

1,294+ Families

Have attended the festival at no charge through the generosity of individual donors who participated in OUR COMMUNITY PROGRAM!

Thank You To Our Sponsors

 A suggested donation of $65.00 will allow a family of four to play all day! However, donations of any amount are welcome and valued!

Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society is a registered charitable organization (CRA #118833532RR0001)