featured at last year's festival...
The Paddling Puppeteers have been performing their musical puppet shows across Canada since 1999. A variety of colourful puppets bring to life many stories having to do with the environment.
Saturday June 13 | Time: 1:30
Russ is a kindergarten teacher who has been entertaining children with his interactive concerts for over 16 years. His show is both entertaining, and educational. Russ has become a highly sought after entertainer for Family Literacy Events, Folk Festivals, Public Libraries, and Corporate Parties.
Sunday June 14 | Time: 12:00 and 4:20
Cathy's Crawly Composters
Vermicomposting, or worm composting, is an excellent way to convert household garbage into nutrient rich fertilizer. Composting with specialty worms known as Red Wigglers is a clean and environmentally friendly way to save tonnes of waste from going to landfill.
Saturday June 13 | Time: 11:30 and 3:30
Sunday June 14 | Time: 3:00
Musical Family Fun
The Arts Music Store invites kids of all ages to come out and explore the wonderful world of music in this interactive and engaging workshop. For over 30 years The Arts has been a leader in music education. This September they will be launching a fun, interactive group lesson program for kids ages 4 to 7 — AND YOU GET A SNEAK PEAK! In this creative workshop children will be guided by Laura Budgell, teacher at The Arts and Kindermusik Program Conductor, who will take you on a journey of musical discovery through singing, dancing and playing music. Come and see how much fun making music can be!
Face painting dates back thousands of years and spans many different cultures. It has roots in spirituality, entertainment, sports, politics and social culture. Perhaps today, it is a way to connect with our own childhood and need for play.
CDA Dance Academy
With over 20 years of experience in the dance, film and television industry, CDA's qualified instructors will inspire each and every child to achieve their dreams. Dance classes ensure that children are involved in a physical activity that is fun; helping to increase muscle strength, tone and flexibility, and to improve self-confidence, self-esteem and overall health.
Spotlight Theatre School
Spotlight Theatre School provides hands on performance experience and appreciation for the arts. The school continues to educate children, teens and adults in the performing arts offering classes in musical theatre, drama, script-writing and workshops in television and film acting.
Taoist Tai Chi
Taoist Tai Chi internal arts and methods are specifically aimed at cultivating health and vitality and were developed by Master Moy Lin-shin, a Taoist monk. Master Moy synthesised the wisdom he learned during more than 50 years of training in meditation, qigong, Tai Chi and other arts into the practices taught by the Society and the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism.
Storytelling with Tim Greenwood
Tim Greenwood has been a storyteller for close to 20 years and has come to realize for him this vocation is about discovering, sharing and awakening the wisdom and spirit in himself and his audience. If we are to make the changes in ourselves to save and preserve Mother Earth we must all aspire to discover and act from the deep wisdom that is part of ourselves but also part of our heritage of stories.