Miles for Smiles

January 22, 2020

Do you have extra Aeroplan Miles kicking around? Donating them to the Festival is an incredibly easy and inexpensive way to help offset travel costs for performers coming to the Festival. This year, we have artists and groups from the United States, Scotland and across Canada traveling many miles to entertain children
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Storytelling Intensive

January 08, 2020

This spring, Deb Williams is offering an intensive storytelling workshop for emerging performers. Deb will share her 30 years of storytelling and comedy knowledge, giving you tools to create and share compelling stories.  This inclusive, demanding, and supportive workshop is focused on learning and growth.   Deb Williams is an
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Notice of our 2019 Annual General Meeting

November 25, 2019

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm. DATE:  Wednesday, December 11, 2019 TIME:  Arrival 5:30 pm / Meeting 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres to follow. LOCATION: Vancouver International Children’s Festival
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Buy a Bulb and Support Kids’ Fest

November 12, 2019

There is no sound in the world more precious than the carefree laughter of children. Nothing as heart-warming as the expression of awe and sheer delight on a child’s face when seeing something they once thought impossible. Year after year, these enchanting sights and sounds can be found at the
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Gift Certificate – Christmas Gift

November 01, 2019

Lighten Santa’s load this Holiday Season and opt to give an experience rather than a thing. Christmas memories come from the shared feasting, the family jokes, the carolling, the chaos, the crafting – the shared experience.  This year, give the gift of a day at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival. Give
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face painting tips

13 face painting tips and tricks

October 11, 2019

Each year at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival we paint the faces of thousands of children. Take into account that the Festival has been around for 40 years and that adds up to a lot of faces! With all that experience, you might say that we’re experts on the subject!
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We’re looking for an Audience Services Manager

October 09, 2019

Join our Team!! If you (or someone you know) are interested in joining a great organization, take a look at our posting for an Audience Services Manager below. The deadline to apply is November 8th, 2019. Job description Reporting directly to the Artistic & Executive Director, the Audience Services Manager is
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June 01, 2019

Because California is the ultimate playground for kids and families, it’s been nicknamed Kidifornia! Take a trip down south to sunny California for the family vacation of a lifetime! There are tons of great activities for kids, and for you, that don’t involve getting stuck for hours in line at a
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Calling all Fred Heads!

May 29, 2019

If you didn’t get tickets to Fred Penner at the festival this year, don’t fret- Fred is doing a Meet and Greet in the Visit California Tent on Saturday, June 1 at 12:30pm! You’re invited to meet the legendary Canadian entertainer that has been inspiring audiences for over 37 years. Fred’s award-winning
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Indigenous Arts

May 22, 2019

You won’t want to miss the Indigenous Arts tent in the Activity Village this year where kids will be able to create and play the Bone and Stick Game. Port of Vancouver is a proud sponsor of this year’s Indigenous Arts activity. In this activity, using modern materials children can 
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