The band of merry elves is doing its last-minute preparations for the 2nd annual Children’s Festival. The Festival begins Friday night at 6:30 pm. With world-renowned children’s entertainers Duffle Bag Theatre presenting Beauty and the Beast. A quick sleep and it’s back for an early start on Saturday, June 17 with enough activity to keep your child entertained, educated and influenced. From decorating their own cupcakes with Sweet Couture in the upstairs kitchen to following all the costumed characters around the building like the Pied Piper; enjoying the reptile adventure presented by “Savannah Steve” or enjoying a quiet moment with Blaze the trick dog or all that Human Society has to offer for cuddling or even for adoption. Take in the Magic of Christophe or join the colouringcorner where the younger set can be encouraged to sign a gigantic card that will be sent to our troops overseas as part of the Armed Forces Days celebrations. In addition, the two Honourary Colonels will be present on the platform at 11 am to be our featured storytellers with books about deployment, planes and other related topics. Then it’s time to head to the Kennedy Underground where paper airplanes will be constructed and flown all in preparation for the Snowbirds presentation later that evening at the waterfront. There’s face painting for everyone and I daresay we will see a lot of Canadian flags as we adopt the mantra, “Go Canada 150”. Three times during the day Quebec roller-dance company Le Patin Libre, will perform their rollerblading/dancing vignettes to the sweet sounds of their accompanying cellist in the parking lot adjacent to the building. Be there at 11:00 am, 12:15 or just after the last show of the day – 2:40 p.m. The last musical show features CosimaGrunsky, a world music entertainer who takes to the stage at 1:30 p.m. with her many interesting world instruments. She travels with boomwhackers, guiros and maracas to name a few. Music educator Jennifer Eadeconducts interactive workshop for the little ones where everyone can sing and dance and just enjoy the rhythms. The Metis Nation is back with their summer youth program of inspirational games and activities. The Fringe Festival begins their steady flow of summer appearances with a newly-written puppet show and don’t forget the small bouncy castle for the wee ones along with an inflatable obstacle course for those older. There’s food everywhere with concessions open for purchased items including popcornand a bbq outside. When you’ve exhausted your family for the day, a wee break then it’s the free “Lego Batman” on Sunday, June 18 at 2 p.m. Concessions are available for purchase. Thanks to all of our sponsors who make an investment of time, human resources or money and kudos to this year’s Children’s Festival Coordinator Kelsey Ruhl. Sunday Cinema’s feature “Norman” is presented at 7 p.m. starring Richard Gere, who knows the right people and can get things done. It’s a 2016 American-Israeli political drama that played at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews.
Dee Adrian, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
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