Posts Tagged: kids

13 face painting tips and tricks

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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Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas with the Jerry Granelli Trio

Coastal Jazz in partnership with the Kay Meek Centre and the Vancouver International Children’s Festival presents: Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas with the Jerry Granelli Trio and guest Irwin Park School Children’s Choir Friday, December 9 at the Kay Meek Centre at 8pm. Tickets: $38 / $32 (senior) / $29 (limited
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Youth for Youth

In 2011, building on previous youth participation in the Festival, we developed our Youth for Youth (Y4Y) program that provides outstanding mentorship to emerging artists and young people ages 15-24. The program focuses on the development of artistic skills in order to create work for the Festival that is innovative,
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Thank you for your GivingTuesday Generosity!

2015 was the biggest GivingTuesday ever! Millions of Canadians from every province and territory came together and gave their support to Canadian charities. On GivingTuesdsay, there was a reported donation lift of 32%-400%! GivingTuesday was the kick-off to our annual giving campaign and we are grateful to you for helping
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Help us start a wave of giving

  “#GivingTuesday is not about being a millionaire, it’s about ordinary people coming together doing extraordinary things.” Help us start a wave of giving On December 1st, we invite you to join us in celebrating #GivingTuesday by making your tax-deductible donation to Vancouver International Children’s Festival and helping us reach
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New! Workshops & Artist Chats

We’ve got performances, activities, pyjama nights and evening shows, roving artists, and this year, we’ve added two great little events perfect for kids and people interested in the artistic process. Take the kids to an active mini-workshop at Arts Umbrella or have a cuppa with a Scottish puppeteer dedicated to
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Spring into crafts!

Spring break followed by Easter break means lots of time with the kiddos! Luckily, we have loads of great arts and craft activities to keep little hands and minds busy over the break. We’ve pulled a few from our expanding Pinterest Boards. Face painting 101 –Haven’t you always wanted to
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Miles for smiles!

Do you have extra Aeroplan Miles kicking around? Donating them to the Festival via the Beyond Miles program is an incredibly easy and inexpensive way for your help offset travel costs for performers coming to the Festival. This year, we have artists and groups from Australia, Scotland and the Netherlands traveling many miles to
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Spring into arts activities!

Looking for ways to occupy and maybe even stimulate your kids brains and creative muscles over the two-week March break? We’ve compiled a list of great arts camps and activities in the Lower Mainland. ArtSpace Spring Break Arts Camp, Burnaby March 9-13 & March 16-20 half-days, full days, ages 4,5
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