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Ottawa International Children’s Festival #Giveaway

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Welcome to the

Ottawa International Children’s Festival

Giveaway!

 

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The Ottawa Mommy Club is pleased to host the Ottawa International Children’s Festival Giveaway with the help of our co-hosts: Canadian Blog House, Shannon’s View from Here, Journeys of the Zoo and Tales of Mommyhood!

 

What are you and the kids doing the week of May 28th-June 2nd?  Hopefully your plans include checking out the Ottawa International Children’s Festival!  The largest children’s festival in Ontario is celebrating its 28th year, and this year’s festival is packed with all kinds of fun and entertainment for all the little (and big!) kids in your life.  With fantastic views of Canada’s parliament buildings and the Ottawa River, Lebreton Flats is a spectacular outdoor venue for festival.  Want the chance to win tickets to one of the performances at the Ottawa International Children’s Festival?  You’re in luck! Here at Canadian Blog House, we’ve teamed up to co-host this giveaway to offer you the chance to:

 

Enter to win 4 tickets to

The Ottawa International Children’s Festival

“Where The Wild Things Are”

on Thursday, May 30 @ 7:00 p.m

 

The Ottawa International Children’s Festival (OICF), the largest children’s festival in Ontario, is gearing up to celebrate its 28th year in the Capital, May 28-June 2, 2013 at Lebreton Flats Park and Canadian War Museum sites.

Each year the OICF proudly presents some of the finest visual and performance arts programming for young audiences. Thousands of area children, families and businesses come together to celebrate and take part in live performing arts that serves to surround young people with excellence in the arts community and to promote creativity, boundless imaginations and individual expression in children of all ages.

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This year, the Festival proudly presents the finest visual and performance arts programming for young audiences. Counties Shaped Like Stars, by Ottawa’s Mi Casa Theatre, is making its debut at The Ottawa Children’s Festival with a whimsical theatrical productionfeaturing characters Gwendolyn Magnificent and Bartholomew Spectacular, as told through a tin-can telephone. The show has received race reviews and five-star designations from audience members and critics alike, performing across Canada and as far south as New Mexico.

The programming schedule for this show is as follows :

* Wednesday, May 29 @ 9 :30 am – Atelier C&D Canadian War Museum (English)

* Thursday, May 30 @ 10 :00 am – Atelier C&D Canadian War Museum (English)

* Friday, May 31 @ 9 :30 am and 12 :30 pm – Atelier C&D Canadian War Museum (English)

* Saturday, June 1 @ 1 :00 pm – Atelier C&D Canadian War Museum (English)

* Sunday, June 2 @ 10 :00 am – Atelier C&D Canadian War Museum (English)

The high-energy, Quebec-based Evolution of BBoying by Ottawa’s Mi Casa Theatre, featuring local choreographer/dancer Yvon ‘Crazy Smooth’ Soglo, explores street dance tradition in a modern performance setting. This show brings together 10 of Canada’s most talented dancers and performersin a piece that evokes the essential nature of street dance.

The programming schedule for this show is as follows :

* Wednesday, May 29 @ 1 :00 pm – Tent 2 LeBreton Flats Park (Bilingual)

* Thursday, May 30 @ 9 :15 am and 11 :00 am – Tent 2 LeBreton Flats Park (Bilingual)

* Friday, May 31 @ 1 :00 pm and 7 :00 pm – Tent 2 LeBreton Flats Park (Bilingual)

* Saturday, June 1 @ 9 :30 am and 12 :00 pm – Tent 2 LeBreton Flats Park (Bilingual)

* Sunday, June 2 @ 12 :30 pm and 3 :30 pm – Tent 2 LeBreton Flats Park (Bilingual)

Denmark’s A Sonatina, by Gruppe 38 Europe’s oldest artistic creative, is a hysterical theatrical version of Little Red Riding Hood, featuring an un-cooperative live chicken and a newly laid egg. Highly original and tremendously imaginative, this performance is sure to be an audience favourite.

The programming schedule for this show is as follows :

* Wednesday, May 29 @ 9 :30 am and 12 :00 pm – Barney Danson Theatre – War Museum (English)

* Friday, May 31 @ 10 :00 am, 12 :30 pm and 7 :00 pm – Barney Danson Theatre – War Museum (English)

* Saturday, June 1 @ 10 :00 am and 12 :00 pm – Barney Danson Theatre – War Museum (English)

* Sunday, June 2 @ 10 :00 am – Barney Danson Theatre – War Museum (English)

WTWTAThe award-winning adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are is back by popular demand. It is a whimsical, joyful piece of participatory theatre that will delight one and all. Kim Selody brings our favourite characters to life in this Dora-nominated production. Get your tickets soon, this one sells out fast!

The programming schedule for this show is as follows :

* Thursday, May 30 @ 9 :30 am, 12 :30 pm and 7 :00 pm – Barney Danson Theatre – War Museum (English)

* Saturday, June 1 @ 2 :30 pm – Barney Danson Theatre – War Museum (English)

* Sunday, June 2 @ 12 :30 pm and 3 :00 pm – Barney Danson Theatre – War Museum (English)

Ghosts and Ladders, featuring acrobats and musicians combining music, movement and poetry. This show originating from Quebec, has audience members transported to an imaginative, engrossing world that won’t soon be forgotten.

The programming schedule for this show is as follows :

* Saturday, June 1 @ 1 :00 pm – Tent 1 LeBreton Flats Park (English)

* Sunday, June 2 @ 11 :00 am and 2 :15 pm – Tent 1 LeBreton Flats Park (English)

Please refer to the Festival’s activities schedule for more activities.

Tickets for the Festival are $12.50 per person, or you can choose your three favourite shows by purchasing a 3-Show Package (any 3 shows) for $30.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased through the festival office by calling 613-241-0999, by visiting the office at 294 Albert Street, Suite 602, Ottawa (Mon-Fri, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm), through the Festival website or on-site at Lebreton Flats Park, between May 28 and June 2. These shows usually sell out, so please call early to avoid disappointment!  Call (613) 241-0999 for more information.

Be sure to follow the Ottawa International Children’s Festival on  Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!

 

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  1. May 15, 2013

    Rubby

    There are lots of great shows… Where the Wild Things Are, Step Afrika!, or Evolution of Bboying would be my top 3 picks for my kids.

    • May 15, 2013

      Sandy

      Those are all great picks, Rubby!! My fave pic would be Where The Wild Things Are. Hope you make it to the festival! Good luck and thanks for entering!

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