Vancouver International Children’s Festival 2012 Starts May 29

"The Itch of the Golden Nit" at the Vancouver International Children's Festival 2012.

A massive crowd-pleaser since its inception in 1978 and one of the largest children’s festivals in all of Canada, the annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival returns to Granville Island with six-days of theatre, live entertainment, puppetry, music, and more from May 29 – June 3.

The theme for 2012 is “Celebrate Our Stories,” and along with traditional theatrical techniques (on-stage shows), the Festival engages audiences of all ages with innovative performances on Aquabuses (!), in and around Granville Island’s duck ponds (the inspired “Quack Attack”), through hands-on activities, and with cooking classes at Edible Canada.

Highlights of the Vancouver International Children’s Festival 2012 include:

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Vancouver International Children’s Festival 2012 Starts May 29

Tix on sale: VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Great A-Mazing Easter Egg Hunt

Typically one doesn’t think of Easter in March unless rolling by the supermarket Easter candy displays that appear 20 seconds after Valentine’s Day. Saint Patty’s Day doesn’t get enough attention from chocolatiers. But that’s another blog post.

Easter 2012 falls on April 8 this year, and tickets are on sale now for VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt that takes place Friday, April 6.

The annual Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt is a beloved Vancouver event for families with children ages 2-10. This pastel fun fest sells out early every year, so don’t sit on your haunches if you plan on attending.

Details on how to get tickets and what’s going down at the Great A-mazing Egg Hunt after the jump.
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Tix on sale: VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Great A-Mazing Easter Egg Hunt