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Children's Fest - Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver

On Saturday, June 17, from 12 noon to 4 p.m., West 7th Avenue (between Granville and Fir Street) will be closed off to celebrate the Fête des Enfants (Children's Fest). Outdoor activities for children of all ages will include clown theatrics, puppet making, makeup artists, handicrafts, and much more!

On Saturday, June 17, from 12 noon to 4 p.m., West 7th Avenue (between Granville and Fir Street) will be closed off to celebrate the Fête des Enfants (Children's Fest). Outdoor activities for children of all ages will include clown theatrics, puppet making, makeup artists, handicrafts, and much more! Singer Anne-Lune will give two afternoon performances of her latest show, and three food trucks as well as a waffle stand will be on the spot with delicious fare!


PRICE: FREE

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Food services

  • Two chefs with Salvador Dali moustaches from the food truck C’est si bon will serve classic French specialities such as bœuf bourguignon, a wide array of savoury and sweet crêpes, croissants and brioches!
  • The Cheeses Crust truck will serve their famous grilled cheese sandwich with your choice of bacon, green chilli peppers, or other seasonal variations.
  • If the weather gets hot, hop over to the pink and white truck Say Hello Sweets to enjoy their homemade ice cream. Will you succumb to the caramelised banana, black sesame or coconut vanilla?
  • Finally, Damien’s Belgian Waffles stand will treat sweet-toothed foodies to waffles made with honey.

 

1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – show | Singer-storyteller Anne-Lune will perform a very special show for children 5 years old and under (at 1 p.m.) and for 5-10 year-olds (at 3 p.m.) on the CSF stage (tickets $5 each). Played by Anne-Lise Nadeau, Anne-Lune is the vivacious heroine who tells stories in songs. With her, we jump into the compost heap to meet the tiny creatures living in our gardens and play the “Grand jeu Enviro-fruit” game!

1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – clown workshop | Joalie Côté-Poirier will invite the children to perform on stage in a clown theatre workshop for beginners. She will give two half-hour workshops at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., where the children can give free rein to their imaginations by reinventing the daily life of an ordinary object or by impersonating someone of their own choice. Trained in dance at Cegep de Limoilou and in performance animation at the Université de Montréal, Joalie belongs to the troupe Cirque Nova Circus, founded in 2012.

12 noon to 4 p.m. – puppet making | Under another tent, Aglika Ivantcheva will run a puppet making workshop. Armed with glue, child-safe scissors, and a good dose of patience, the children can make their own puppets to take home with them. In their skilled hands they will see all sorts of human and animal or fairy tale creatures take shape, dressed in gowns of crepe paper, feathers, wool and beads. At the end of the workshop, they will be ready to begin whatever adventures the children can dream up! This workshop will be offered in partnership with the Fédération des parents francophones de la Colombie-Britannique.

From 12 noon to 4 p.m. – Camp Virgule entertainment | Our Camp Virgule summer camp team has set up a free writing and drawing board where children can post something to express how much they love summer! But that’s not all: under this tent, children can test their skills with hula hoops and tossing games and even win prizes! They can also make their own masks and accessories to wear for photo shoots in the camera booth – unless they decide to immortalise their makeup done by Marie-Hélène Babin.