Vancouver International Children’s Festival

There are lots of things that Anthony and I agree on when it comes to parenting,  and at the top of the list is making sure our children have a love and appreciation for culture. We love music and our boys have been to many concerts especially our favourites Fred Penner, Bobs and Lolo, Will Stroet and The Kerplunks. I am pretty sure that we have seen all of them either at the Surrey Children’s Festival or the Vancouver International Children’s Festival as well as at MusicFest Vancouver. We love plays and have been subscribers to Carousel Theatre’s last few seasons. We even have date nights planned for next year as Arts Club subscribers so the boys can see that we get to go to plays as well.

Aidan and Quinlan dancing at the Grey Cup

Aidan and Quinlan dancing at the Grey Cup to the sounds of Bobs and Lolo

This year I am even more excited for the Vancouver Children’s festival because of all the content in French, and or bilingually presented. I love that I can share something fun with my eldest who is in French immersion. I love that we are exposing his younger brother to French culture and language as well. Since we have not had any field trips as a part of my eldest’s school year I have no problems taking him out on a weekday to see some of these performances.we are especially looking forward to seeing A la belle etoile.

I am also really excited to be going to see the reading of Pete the Cat in one of the first pajama series. Starting at 6:30 pm and running typically until 7 or 7:30 pm you can bring the kids in their pajamas, in fact it is encouraged. This is a great way to see a show and then head home to bed only to have to brush the teeth. I also hope that there will be some silliness of the likes of Pete’s shoes. I love my pajamas, I love my pajamas, I love my pajamas! I can’t wait for my sons to meet Eric Litwin because it is always amazing to be able to hear an author reading/presenting their work.

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