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MAY 6, 2020

PLEASE READ THIS LETTER FROM OUR ARTISTIC PRODUCER

Dear friends of the Ottawa Children’s Festival, and especially boys and girls:

Today would have been the Grand Opening of the 35th anniversary of our Festival! We all know the reason why we have had to cancel this great celebration. Sometimes, the world reaches in and makes us think about things differently and respond to challenges in different ways.

So – we want you to know that this current situation with this virus will pass and soon we’ll all be together again with our distant family and friends – people we aren’t quarantined with – maybe aunts and uncles or grandparents and even teachers you may be missing….and you may also be thinking about all the wonderful actors and acrobats and singers and dancers that you’ve enjoyed at our Festival in the past – and you’ll be able to enjoy them again next year!

What is important is that you don’t forget us! Remember that feeling you have when you walk into a space with special lights and sound and how that space makes you feel curious and full of expectation? Remember the thrill you get when actors start telling you their story and you can see the special light of excitement in their eyes? And remember how musicians can make you laugh and remember what it feels like to be at the Children’s Festival and your imagination runs wild?

Well, just hold on to that feeling and have your parents help you check out some of the fun things on our website and social media accounts! It’s not the same as being LIVE at our Festival, but it is a way to give you a bit of that happy, special feeling!

We at the Festival are really missing all of you very much! We hope to see ALL of you next year!

In the meantime, stay safe!

From our family to yours, best wishes,

Catherine

 

 

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2020 OCF PROGRAM

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May 5 - 9, 2021

LeBreton Flats Park

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WHAT'S ON

COMING SOON! 35th Anniversary Programming is underway! Let yourself be inspired by 2021's featured international presentations. Crazy acrobatic stunts, playful theatre, amazing puppetry and much, much, more!

IMAGINELAND

Join us on the Festival grounds before and after performances for a variety of fun and interactive extra features that will let you unleash your creative side!

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SCHOOLS & GROUPS

Bring a class or group to the 2021 Festival and take advantage of ticket discounts, free on-site extras, workshops, complementary tickets for adults and more! Bring a picnic, see a show, get your face painted and enjoy all the Festival has to offer. Let us help you plan an unforgettable day! Contact us now for more information.

FESTIVAL SITE MAP

The Ottawa Children's Festival site is located at LeBreton Flats Park in Ottawa, Ontario, with shows presented in outdoor tents and in the Canadian War Museum. Parking is available in the Museum, alongside the Park, as well as in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Support the Festival!

As a not-for-profit charitable organization, the Ottawa Children's Festival needs the support of partners to continue to present high quality programming and offer attendees an unforgettable magical experience. Help us make the magic happen.

2020 Partners

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