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.

Big Thank You to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

June 05, 2021

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
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Every Child Matters text with Indigenous artwork hands in circle around text, orange background. Artwork by Andy Everson and used with permission from the Orange Shirt Society.

Every Child Matters

May 31, 2021

As we officially open the 2021 Vancouver International Children’s Festival we take pause to remember the lives and honour the spirits of the 215 children whose remains were recovered on the grounds of the Kamloops Residential School on the unceded Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation territories. We show our support by going
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Photo of a Mural of the word Love in white letters with a black background. Someone has put their hands in the shape of a heart to surround the text in the photo

We heart Granville Island

May 13, 2021

A big thank you to our Cultural Partner CMHC-Granville Island for their continued support of the Children’s Festival. Granville Island is pleased to be the virtual home of the 44th annual Children’s Festival. Offering a wide open, family friendly and inclusive, both physical and virtual space, Granville Island is proud
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50/50 Draw

April 15, 2021

You could win BIG in our first-ever online 50/50 Draw! Buy your tickets today (starting at just $5) and support our Community Outreach programs: 50/50 tickets:  Single Ticket for $5; 3-Ticket Pack for $10; 10-Ticket Pack for $20; 50-Ticket Pack for $50 Deadline: Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 4pm Help
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Reimagine Fun at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival

April 13, 2021

Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver International Children’s Festival announces an extraordinary online line-up of world-class theatre, music, dance and storytelling created specifically for children and youth. The Festival returns from May 31 to June 13 to entertain Metro Vancouver children and families. This year, families can experience the Festival online from
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Call for Artists

November 19, 2020

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society (VICFS) is inviting established and emerging QTBIPOC artists with a focus on musicians and spoken word to apply for the Future Music Residency to develop performances appropriate for young audiences. The VICF is looking for new, exciting voices to share with its young audience that
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Welcome Kelly

September 17, 2020

We’d like to officially introduce you to Kelly Creelman. She joined our team as our new Audience Services Manager earlier this year so this introduction is well overdue. Kelly runs our Box Office, oversees our ticketing system, and she will facilitate the Festival’s Adopt a Class program.  Learn more about
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Fred Penner at Home Saturday August 15th!

August 11, 2020

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival and SoundOn present Fred Penner at home on Saturday, August 15th at 11 am PST. The show will be streaming live via this link. We hope to see you there! This show would not be happening without the amazing support of SoundON BC  which provides
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The Kids Fest Pop Up is popping off!

May 28, 2020

The Kids Fest Pop Up has exceeded our wildest expectations! So many folks have tuned in to enjoy the amazing performances and workshops like The Human Radio by RupLoops and Every Day Stop Motion Animation with Jeff Chiba Stearns. The best part is, there’s still more to come! We’ve got
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