"2021 Vancouver International Children's Festival" Monday May 30 - Sunday June 6, 2021Vancouver International Children's Festival" Monday May 30 - Sunday June 6, 2021

Last updated on
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
Experience type: 
Virtual Field Trip
Program Description

Come and join us celebrate the arts with your class! We offer a selection of virtual shows for your preK- Grade 8 students: dance, music, puppetry, story tellings from around the world. 2021 will be the 44th edition of the Festival. We will be virtual this year and give you lots of option to watch the show(s) from the comfort of your classroom for an extended period of time. To simplify your booking this year, we are selling Class Pass(es) at an affordable rate and will allow unlimited streaming from the time the performance is first shown during the week of the Festival (May 31- June 6, 2021) until June 13, 2021. As always, we will present a series of six workshops at no additional cost! Come and have fun with us!

Big Ideas
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Confidence develops through the process of self-discovery.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Confidence develops through the process of self-discovery.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Confidence develops through the process of self-discovery.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Confidence develops through the process of self-discovery.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Everything we learn helps us to develop skills.
  • Learning is a lifelong enterprise.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Exploring our strengths and abilities can help us identify our goals.
  • Family and community relationships can be a source of support and guidance when solving problems and making decisions.
  • Good learning and work habits contribute to short- and long-term personal and career success.
  • Leadership requires listening to and respecting the ideas of others.
  • Public identity is influenced by personal choices and decisions.
  • Exploring our strengths and abilities can help us identify our goals.
  • Family and community relationships can be a source of support and guidance when solving problems and making decisions.
  • Good learning and work habits contribute to short- and long-term personal and career success.
  • Leadership requires listening to and respecting the ideas of others.
  • Public identity is influenced by personal choices and decisions.
  • New experiences, both within and outside of school, expand our career skill set and options.
  • Our attitudes toward careers are influenced by our view of ourselves as well as by our friends, family, and community.
  • Our personal digital identity forms part of our public identity.
  • Practising respectful, ethical, inclusive behaviour prepares us for the expectations of the workplace.
  • Safe environments depend on everyone following safety rules.
  • Leadership represents good planning, goal-setting, and collaboration.
  • New experiences, both within and outside of school, expand our career skill set and options.
  • Practising respectful, ethical, inclusive behaviour prepares us for the expectations of the workplace.
  • Safe environments depend on everyone following safety rules.
  • Achieving our learning goals requires effort and perseverance.
  • Our career paths reflect the personal, community, and educational choices we make.
  • Reflecting on our preferences and skills helps us identify the steps we need to take to achieve our career goals.
  • The value of work in our lives, communities, and society can be viewed from diverse perspectives.
  • The value of work in our lives, communities, and society can be viewed from diverse perspectives.
  • A network of family, friends, and community members can support and broaden our career awareness and options.
  • The global economy affects our personal, social, and economic lives and prospects.
  • A network of family, friends, and community members can support and broaden our career awareness and options.
  • The global economy affects our personal, social, and economic lives and prospects.
  • A network of family, friends, and community members can support and broaden our career awareness and options.
  • The global economy affects our personal, social, and economic lives and prospects.
  • Designs grow out of natural curiosity.
  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • Designs grow out of natural curiosity.
  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • Designs grow out of natural curiosity.
  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • Designs grow out of natural curiosity.
  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • Designs can be improved with prototyping and testing.
  • Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action.
  • Designs can be improved with prototyping and testing.
  • Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action.
  • Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.
  • Complex tasks require the acquisition of additional skills.
  • Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.
  • Complex tasks require the acquisition of additional skills.
  • Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.
  • Complex tasks require the acquisition of additional skills.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts express meaning in unique ways.
  • Engagement in the arts creates opportunities for inquiry through purposeful play.
  • People connect to others and share ideas through the arts.
  • People create art to express who they are as individuals and community.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts express meaning in unique ways.
  • Engagement in the arts creates opportunities for inquiry through purposeful play.
  • People connect to others and share ideas through the arts.
  • People create art to express who they are as individuals and community.
  • Creative expression develops our unique identity and voice.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Inquiry through the arts creates opportunities for risk taking.
  • People connect to the hearts and minds of others in a variety of places and times through the arts.
  • Creative experiences involve an interplay between exploration, inquiry, and purposeful choice.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • The arts connect our experiences to the experiences of others.
  • The mind and body work together when creating works of art.
  • Artists experiment in a variety of ways to discover new possibilities.
  • Creative expression is a means to explore and share one’s identity within a community.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Exploring works of art exposes us to diverse values, knowledge, and perspectives.
  • Artists experiment in a variety of ways to discover new possibilities and perspectives.
  • Dance, drama, music and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Engaging in creative expression and experiences expands people’s sense of identity and belonging.
  • Works of art influence and are influenced by the world around us.
  • Artistic expressions differ across time and place.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Engaging in creative expression and experiences expands people’s sense of identity and community.
  • Experiencing art is a means to develop empathy for others’ perspectives and experiences.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Engaging in the arts develops people’s ability to understand and express complex ideas.
  • Experiencing art challenges our point of view and expands our understanding of others.
  • Through art making, one’s sense of identity and community continually evolves.
  • Artists often challenge the status quo and open us to new perspectives and experiences.
  • Creative growth requires patience, readiness to take risks, and willingness to try new approaches.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Individual and collective expression can be achieved through the arts.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Playing with language helps us discover how language works.
  • Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words.
  • Stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves and our families.
  • Through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Playing with language helps us discover how language works.
  • Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words.
  • Stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves and our families.
  • Through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Playing with language helps us discover how language works.
  • Stories and other texts connect us to ourselves, our families, and our communities.
  • Through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves, our families, and our communities.
  • Stories can be understood from different perspectives
  • Using language in creative and playful ways helps us understand how language works.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Texts can be understood from different perspectives.
  • Using language in creative and playful ways helps us understand how language works.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Texts can be understood from different perspectives.
  • Using language in creative and playful ways helps us understand how language works.
  • Developing our understanding of how language works allows us to use it purposefully.
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Developing our understanding of how language works allows us to use it purposefully.
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Texts are socially, culturally, and historically constructed.
  • A new language is acquired by listening to and reproducing the models introduced by the teacher.
  • As our vocabulary increases, so does our ability to make ourselves understood.
  • Communicating in French fosters a sense of belonging to the Francophone community.
  • Our ability to communicate in a new language improves as we take risks in that language.
  • Awareness of other cultures helps us discover our own culture and build our own identity.
  • Fairy and folk tales share common characteristics that define the genre.
  • Fluency in a language facilitates our interactions with others.
  • Organizing and connecting our ideas in a logical fashion helps others better understand our message.
  • The task and its context determine the strategies of comprehension and expression that are chosen.
  • Every language has a system of rules that distinguishes it from other languages.
  • Fairy and folk tales illustrate universal aspects of human life.
  • Making connections between personal experiences and the experiences of others can help us to better understand and respond to a message.
  • The structure and textual cues, as well as the words, all help to convey the message.
  • Characters are defined by who they are, but also by how others see them.
  • One’s self-image is revealed by one’s choice of message and the way it is communicated.
  • The diversity of cultural elements in texts reflects the cultural diversity within society.
  • The use of stylistic devices and specific vocabulary creates unique effects.
  • Fiction presents sociocultural and historical elements that have been adapted and shaped by the author.
  • Interactions with other people reveal their varied perspectives and thus expose human diversity.
  • Looking for information in multiple sources provides different points of view and enriches knowledge and vocabulary.
  • Asking questions allows us to connect ideas and develop our ability to think critically.
  • Discovering other cultures encourages us to examine our own mores and values.
  • The author transports the audience to a unique world that is a reflection of the former’s experiences and imagination.
  • The impact of a message largely depends on the author’s word choices and style.
  • Considering the feelings evoked by a message and its unspoken elements allows us to construct the meaning of a message.
  • Expressing our thoughts enables us to situate ourselves in relation to our own and others’ cultures.
  • The themes of a narrative emerge from the situations characters experience and the way they respond to those situations.
  • Becoming aware of the values conveyed in texts helps us to better understand their cultural content.
  • Literature, when viewed in its context, helps to expand our perception of a society.
  • The choice of verbal and non-verbal language conveys the speaker’s intentions.
  • The communicator, by organizing his or her ideas and relying on various sources, defends his or her point of view and influences the audience.
  • Communiquer en français contribue au développement d’un sentiment d’appartenance à une communauté francophone.
  • C’est en prenant des risques pour communiquer qu’on améliore sa maitrise de la langue.
  • Les images et les graphies sont porteuses de sens.
  • Les récits autochtones jouent un rôle important dans l’exploration de l’identité individuelle, familiale, générationnelle et communautaire.
  • À travers les textes, on se découvre et on découvre le monde qui nous entoure.
  • Communiquer en français contribue au développement d’un sentiment d’appartenance à une communauté francophone.
  • C’est en prenant des risques pour communiquer qu’on améliore sa maitrise de la langue.
  • Les récits autochtones jouent un rôle important dans l’exploration de l’identité individuelle, familiale, générationnelle et communautaire.
  • Toute communication a un contenu et une structure.
  • Communiquer en français contribue au développement d’un sentiment d’appartenance à une communauté francophone.
  • La façon de s’exprimer du destinateur est influencée par le langage verbal et non-verbal du destinataire.
  • Le sens d’un message provient de la clarté du vocabulaire utilisé mais aussi de la façon dont le message est organisé.
  • Les histoires proviennent de l’imaginaire et reflètent les expériences, les rêves et la réalité de l’auteur.
  • Les mots et les phrases d’un texte contiennent souvent des indices et un contexte qui permettent d’en déduire le sens.
  • Les récits autochtones jouent un rôle important dans l’exploration de l’identité individuelle, familiale, générationnelle et communautaire.
  • Chaque langue obéit à un système de règles qui la distingue des autres langues.
  • Communiquer en français contribue au développement d’un sentiment d’appartenance à une communauté francophone.
  • La communication est un acte social durant lequel on s’affirme en exprimant ses opinions, ses sentiments et ses préférences.
  • Les contes illustrent des thèmes universels et intemporels.
  • Les récits autochtones jouent un rôle important dans l’exploration de l’identité individuelle, familiale, générationnelle et communautaire.
  • Chaque langue obéit à un système de règles qui la distingue des autres langues.
  • Communiquer en français contribue au développement d’un sentiment d’appartenance à une communauté francophone.
  • Les hypothèses sont créées à partir d’indices présents dans les textes.
  • Les récits autochtones font partie de l’histoire et de la culture francophone canadienne.
  • L’intonation et les gestes ont un impact sur la transmission et la compréhension d’un message oral.
  • Communiquer en français contribue au développement d’un sentiment d’appartenance à une communauté.
  • Le sens d’un texte passe par la forme ainsi que par les mots.
  • Les récits autochtones font partie de l’histoire et de la culture francophone canadienne.
  • L’utilisation de références et d’exemples augmente la crédibilité des propos de l’auteur.
  • Communiquer en français contribue au développement d’un sentiment d’appartenance à une communauté francophone.
  • Dans le texte illustré, l’image et les mots se complètent car l’expression du sens de l’image peut être différente de celle des mots.
  • Les récits autochtones font partie de l’histoire et de la culture francophone canadienne.
  • L’intrigue d’une histoire se définit à travers les décisions des personnages, leurs actions et le contexte dans lequel ils évoluent.
  • Communiquer en français permet de participer à la communauté francophone.
  • C’est en explorant différents choix stylistiques qu’on développe son propre style d’écriture.
  • La littérature amène à une réflexion sur la condition humaine en se basant sur des éléments réels présentés sous forme imaginaire.
  • Le respect des conventions linguistiques, la richesse du vocabulaire et l’organisation textuelle sont essentiels pour bien s’exprimer.
  • Les mots ont des valeurs connotatives et dénotatives qui façonnent la perception du destinataire.
  • L’interaction entre les peuples autochtones et les communautés francophones canadiennes influence mutuellement leurs langues et leurs cultures.
  • À travers ses textes, l’auteur peut partager son identité, sa culture, sa perception du monde et le portrait d’une époque.
  • Communiquer en français permet de participer à la communauté francophone.
  • Le destinateur, en organisant ses idées et en s’appuyant sur des sources diverses, soutient son point de vue et influence le destinataire.
  • L’efficacité d’une argumentation se trouve dans l’organisation des idées ainsi que dans les arguments mêmes.
  • L’environnement dans lequel on évolue influence sa perception et imprègne ses textes.
  • L’interaction entre les peuples autochtones et les communautés francophones canadiennes influence mutuellement leurs langues et leurs cultures.
  • COVID Precautions
    We will adhere to the requirements of the BC Health Ministry during the Festival. We hope to be able to offer small groups the opportunity to attend an In-Person show but reserve the right to adjust to an online performance for the safety of our patrons and staff.
    Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Months Available: 
    Duration: 
    50 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $5.00
    Fee Notes: 

    Depending on the size of your class, you might choose the Class Pass at 60$/per class/ per show or the Home Learner rate at $5/per person/ per show. A Service Fee of $10 applies to each order + gst.

    Additional Notes

    Be creative and get your school involved: ask your colleagues to select their favorite show, involve your principal to place a group order and the PAC to financially support your VIrtual Field Trip!