News and Events

NEWS UPDATES

OCF SEEKING YOUR INPUT FOR 2020-2021 PROGRAMMING

Due to the current pandemic, and the many unknowns in the upcoming year, the Ottawa Children’s Festival de la jeunesse would like to hear from you about attending our planned Festival events and how we can best support you and your family.

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE SURVEY

Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. There is an option to comment at the end. All questions and comments will receive attention and may result in program changes to better meet your needs.

Thank you for your time and input!

Survey closes on August 16, 2020.

 

June 15, 2020

Click to View Press Release  - Celebrate Ontario Success for the Ottawa Children's Festival

 

May 10, 2020

Click to View a Message from OCF President

 

 

May 6, 2020

This should have been opening day for our 35th anniversary celebration!  We can't wait to see you in 2021!

We've created a Digital Scavenger Hunt so we can still  be together while staying apart.

2020 DIGITAL SCAVENGER HUNT

 

You could win a $50 Dollarama Gift Cards!

 

March 23, 2020

We regret to inform you all that the Ottawa Children's Festival has been cancelled for 2020.  Please see the full letter from Catherine O'Grady, Artistic Producer:

Ottawa Childrens' Festival Cancellation Letter March 23, 2020

 

CANCELLED March Break Library Takeovers - Build a Monster Buddy!

We regret to inform you that the scheduled workshops have been cancelled.

Our popular Library Takeovers are back!  Build a Monster Buddy workshops at the Ottawa Public Library, brought to you by the Ottawa Children's Festival!

Kids can build their own monster friend and customize it with a variety of objects. The best part about this craft is that you will be able to bring your new monster buddy home! Free! Ages 4-12.
 
Dates and Locations:
Mar. 16th - Hazeldean Branch, Ottawa Public Library 1:30 PM
Mar. 17th - Elmvale  Branch, Ottawa Public Library 1:30 PM
Mar. 19th - Alta Vista Branch, Ottawa Public Library 10:30 AM
Mar. 19th - Ruth Dickenson Branch, Ottawa Public Library 1:30 PM
 

In The Press

Big Jump Press Release Feb. 10.20

Rockcliffe Park Book Fair - November 1-3, 2019

Our OCF Monster had a great time at Rockcliffe Park Book Fair this past weekend.  Did you find a flyer?  Find out how to win a 4-pack HERE

 

 

 

2019 DECEMBER FUNDRAISER!!!

Are you attending the Ottawa Jazz Festivals' performance Tales of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on Thurs. Dec. 5?

If so, you'll see us there too.  The Ottawa Jazz Festival is kindly letting us hold a fundraising raffle for some amazing gift baskets.  Items are great for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers!  You could win:

  • restaurant gift cards
  • spa and hair salon gift cards
  • children's books 
  • arts & crafts, games & toys
  • the one and only Charlie Brown Christmas Tree
  • and many, many, more items

Tickets will be on sale - 1 for $5.00 or 3 for $10.00.  All proceeds go to the Ottawa Children's Festival's Adopt-A-School program - helping all kids experience the wonder of The Arts.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

2019 MARCH BREAK OCF LIBRARY TAKEOVER

Find us during March Break at a library near you!

Join the Ottawa Children’s Festival de la jeunesse for an exciting and creative “Art Rocks” workshop. Paint rocks with inspirational words or create an OCFMonster pet. Don’t miss out on the chance to spread a little love! Ages 4 and up.

Come say hi, participate in our workshops and you might win a prize!

 

Monday, March 11

9:00am – Nepean Centrepoint

11:00am – Main Library

Details:

https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/festive-rocks-ottawa-childrens-festival

 

Friday, March 15

10:30am – Beaverbrook

Details:

https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/festive-rocks-ottawa-children%E2%80%99s-festival-0

2:00pm – Carlingwood

Details:

https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/festive-rocks-ottawa-children%E2%80%99s-festival-1

 

 
VOTE FOR ME!!!  VOTE FOR ME!!!

February 2019

We are so excited to be named as finalists in Macaroni Kid 2019 Gold Daisy Awards for best Family Friendly Festival/Event!  If you think we’re worthy of a win, please vote for us at  http://bit.ly/2DfGARf .   Voting ends February 13, 2019.

Macaroni Kid is a free family-friendly e-newsletter and website filled with quality things to do in the Ottawa area. This includes a HUGE event calendar, giveaways, recipes and things to help you find your family fun. Check them out at  http://bit.ly/2DfGARf

 
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS!
2019 Ottawa Children’s Festival Holiday Gift Packages. Give the gift of music, story and song.
Each $30 package allows one person to attend 3 shows at the 2019 Festival. (3 single tickets to three separate shows*)
 
DECEMBER FUNDRAISER!!!

December 7, 2018

Thank you to all of our sponsors who donated to our raffle baskets! It was a very successful event!

Zak’s Cantina (https://www.zakscantina.com/home/)
Zak’s Diner (https://www.zaksdiner.com/home/)
Cirque du Soleil (https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/)
North & Navy (http://northandnavy.com/)
Nando’s (https://www.nandos.ca/)
NAC (https://nac-cna.ca/en/)
Mastermind Toys Canada (https://www.mastermindtoys.com/)
Mrs. Tiggy Winkles (https://mrstiggywinkles.ca/)
Kiddytown (www.kiddytown.ca)
Calypso (https://www.calypsopark.com/en/)
Ottawa Boat Cruise (https://www.ottawaboatcruise.com)
Ottawa Senators (https://www.nhl.com/senators)
Riccioli’s (www.ricciolisalon.com)
NEST (https://www.nest.ca/)
Home Hardware (https://www.homehardware.ca/en/)

 

December 5, 2018

Are you attending the Ottawa Jazz Festivals' performance Tales of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on Thurs. Dec. 6?

If so, you'll see us there too.  The Ottawa Jazz Festival is kindly letting us hold a fundraising raffle for 3 amazing baskets.  Items are great for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers!  You could win:

  • restaurant gift cards
  • spa and hair salon gift cards
  • children's books including A Charlie Brown Christmas signed by Jerry Granelli himself!
  • arts & crafts, games & toys
  • a lovely artisanal hand woven alpaca blanket
  • the one and only Charlie Brown Christmas Tree
  • and many, many, more items

Tickets will be on sale 1 for $5.00 or 3 for $10.00.  All proceeds go to the Ottawa Children's Festival's Adopt-A-School program - helping all kids experience the wonder of The Arts.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

EVENT UPDATES

November 4, 2018

Thank you Rockcliffe Park Book Fair for inviting our OCF Monsters to take part in your sale!  They had a blast!

 

 

 

November 2, 2018

3:30pm-4:30pm - OCF Monster Mascots at Rockcliffe Park Book Fair.

Details:

Look for our LIVE APPEARANCE 330pm-430pm Friday Nov. 2 at Rockcliffe Park Book Fair (Enter at 370 Springfield Rd.-Queen Juliana Hall). Find one of our contest flyers and you could win a Family Package!!!

Rockcliffe Park Book Fair runs November 2-4.  Visit their website for hours of operation and other info:

https://rockcliffeparkbookfair.com/