Donations brought kids to the Festival for free!

July 03, 2012

Good Neighbours supports more than 300 parents and children

In the inaugural year of this program, parents and children living in low-income neighbourhoods experienced the joy of the Kids? Fest. Thanks to caring donors, more than 300 tickets were given to
families in need this year.

?Many thanks ? for the tickets to Medicine Bear ? [my son] laughed, and laughed! As did I. We also really enjoyed all the other activities, in particular the fantastic face painting. Many thanks
for the memory making!? ~parent

Good Neighbours program


Adopt a Class brings 2,500 students to the Festival

Nearly 2,500 children from 41 inner city schools in six districts came to the Festival this year through Adopt a Class, a program that gives a day filled with laughter, awe and learning for
students attending inner city schools across the Lower Mainland.Thanks to our generous businesses and foundation donors, the program received a 52 per cent increase in 2012.

?Thank you for donating money for us to go to the Children?s Festival. The performance that we watched was really cool and the marimbas were awesome! Thank you for letting us know about instruments
that we?ve never seen before.?  ~grade 2 student, Admiral Seymour Elementary School

Adopt a Class program

Survey says?!

We received more than 250 responses and great feedback on how to make the Festival even better next year.Congratulations to our survey winners: Carol S. and Marie-Claire B. who will be taking their
families to see Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music” at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre UBC later this month.

Vote for us in the Best of Vancouver

If you are participating in the Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver, don’t forget to vote for The Vancouver International Children’s Festival as Best Performing Arts Festival. Vote for us!

Thanks to our donors

Thanks to our incredible funders and donors for helping to bring the magic of The Festival to so many children and