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May 2021 OCF Newsletter

We’re back! Our 2021 Festival is going VIRTUAL!



Dear Friends, we need your support. Please read this letter from our Artistic Producer and consider donating to Ottawa’s oldest performing arts festival for young people. Thank you!

OCF 2020 Donation Request Letter from Catherine O’Grady


June 25, 2020

Due to the current pandemic, and the many unknowns in the upcoming 2020-21 school year, the Ottawa Children’s Festival de la jeunesse would like to hear from educators about attending field trips and how we can best support you.

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

Survey closed.


Our OCF Staff will be at Shop The Village in Westboro on May 14, 2022.  Be sure to pop by and see them at the Churchill Senior Centre parking lot (345 Richmond Rd) from 1pm to 4pm. You can purchase tickets to the Festival and win some prizes!  Sit in the OCF Big Red Chair, that makes everyone feel like a kid!


How To Catch a Star 🌟 by Branar is a whimsical, delicate puppet show for the young ones, performed with outstanding skill by Ireland’s seminal puppet company for young people.Experience this adaptation of Oliver Jeffers beloved book, this May 19 - 23 at Ottawa Children’s Festival!🎟 Visit the link in our bio for show and ticket information. ... See MoreSee Less
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See you soon, Lynn! Performances of The Libravian begin this Thursday at the Ottawa Children's Festival. For more details and ticket information, visit countdown is nearly here for Lynn to grace the @ottawachildrensfest audiences! 📚 #ottawachildrensfestival ... See MoreSee Less
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Visit us at Westboro Village this afternoon for your chance to win a family 4 pack to Ottawa Children’s Festival! Starting May 19th.Snap a picture in our big red chair & post it online using #OttawaChildrensFest for your chance to win! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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The Ottawa Children's Festival de la jeunesse begins one week from today! 🥳 Bring the kids to our annual celebration of the best in performing arts from around the world. From May 19th to 29th, we will be hosting award-winning theatre, activities and workshops at LeBreton Flats Park, The Canadian War Museum & Arts Court.For more information visit ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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We are in need of volunteers to be a @wpbstv Costumed Character & a Mascot Handler at Ottawa Children's Festival from May 20 - 23!If you're interested, please send us an email:*Costume is subject to change. Height requirement of maximum 5’4”. Costume includes built in fan. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are delighted that How to Catch a Star was included in the New York Times list of "What to Do in New York City in May" !

How to Catch a Star finished its run in the @IrishArtsCenter on Sunday and is now moving up to Canada for the @OTTChildFest



Tentez votre chance de gagner 4 billets gratuits pour assister au spectacle de la Machine de cirque au @OTTChildFest! 🤩🎪

Pour participer, dites-nous en commentaire : la date de spectacle de votre choix et avec qui aimeriez-vous y aller?🙌


Visit us at @westboroBIA this afternoon for your chance to win a family 4 pack to #OttawaChildrenFestival! Starting May 19th.

Snap a picture in our big red chair & post it online using #OttawaChildrensFest for your chance to win!

We're just over halfway through our run of How to Catch a Star in the @IrishArtsCenter in New York!

The show runs until the 15th May in New York and then we'll be heading to Canada for the @OTTChildFest

Tickets for both venues can be found here:


VOLUNTEER with Ottawa Children's Festival! We are looking for Volunteers to start ASAP.

View all of our opportunities:

#OttawaChildrensFestival #OttawaEvents #MyOttawa

La grenouille au fond du puits croit que le ciel est rond (The frog, at the bottom of the well, believes that the sky is round) by: Velo Théâtre

Performing this May 20-23 at #OttawaChildrensFestival. 🎟 Show & ticket information:

#OttawaArts #MyOttawa

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