Vancouver International Children's Festival

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 our goal of raising $25,000.

About the Festival
The first of its kind in North America, the Vancouver International Children's Festival began as a theatre festival for young audiences presenting national and international performances. Today the Festival is multi-disciplinary presenting theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling and over the years has been an inspiration to major cities throughout Canada and abroad, where annual children’s festivals now take place.

We inspire and motivate young minds with professional artistic experiences that transform a child's understanding of the world around them and what is creatively possible.

To create a resonant, diverse, exuberant and profoundly meaningful celebration of the arts for young people.
  • VICF aims to be a highly anticipated festival that is recognized internationally for creating a unique and diverse celebration of the arts for children and grown ups.
  • In delivering new and diverse world-class live performances, we open a world of creative possibilities. A world in which future generations build on the passion for art and performance we share with them today.

In addition to our work presenting the festival, we also aim to engage our audience and give back to the most deserving kids and families in Metro Vancouver. With your help, we will expand and grow our community programs, which include:

Good Neighbors - Each year the Festival distributes performance tickets at no cost to low income families through Kids Up Front, a non-profit society that distributes free tickets for arts, culture, sporting and recreational events to child-serving organizations across Metro Vancouver. Over the past three years, nearly 2,000 families have attended the Festival at no charge through the generosity of individual donors.
A $60.00 Donation = All day access for family of 4 (and memories to last a lifetime!)

Adopt a Class - Over the past twelve years more than 30,000 children from school districts across the Lower Mainland have attended the Festival thanks to the generosity of corporate and foundation donors. This program provides return bus transportation and featured performance tickets for school groups in low-income neighborhoods across Metro Vancouver that would otherwise be unable to attend the Festival. The need for this program in reinforced each year with the wonderful letters we receive from students and teachers expressing their heartfelt thanks to their donors.
$1,200.00 = Tickets for One school Group plus bus transportation (but every little bit helps!)

Hospital Outreach Program - For too many children, a day of learning and laughter at the Children’s Festival is not possible due to illness, injury or physical challenges. Our Hospital Outreach Program brings the Festival experience to children receiving treatment or in care at child centre healthcare facilities serving all British Columbians: B.C. Children’s Hospital, Canuck Place and Sunny Hill Health Centre. Children unable to leave their facilities can share in the Festival spirit with their families and benefit from the healing power of music and laughter. And with the help of our donors, in 2016 we plan to expand the program to a fourth care facility - Canuck Place in Abbotsford.
Every donation counts! No gift is too small.

We thank our generous donors and community partners for their support of our programs and the Vancouver International Children's Festival. Without you, none of this would be possible!

We want to reward our fans with tickets to the Children’s Festival!
We will be randomly selecting winners from social media to receive one of 4 x Four Pack Family Passes for 2016’s Vancouver International Children’s Festival. To enter you must
  • Follow and “Like” Van Kids Fest on Facebook and Twitter  at @VICF or KidsFest
  • Tweet or Facebook your support of our #GivingTuesdayCA campaign before 11:59 PM December 1st

When it’s done come celebrate with us!

#GivingTuesday is also our time to thank our generous public and private donors and those who have given so selflessly to our campaigns, projects and events over the year. We invite you to join us to celebrate the tidings of the season at the Amacon Tree Lighting at Jack Poole Plaza on December 4th, 2015 at 5:30 PM. Live music, activities for the kids and of course, lighting of the tree are our gift to you this holiday season. Come share the magic!

We thank you for being our champions and sharing this message with your valued friends and family this season.

Happy #GivingTuesday!

The VICF Team

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