Life is an adventure, be an explorer

–anonymous

Event Day

The world is a canvas to our imagination. We want to provide inclusive opportunities to learn, to dream and to be curious, in a safe, supported environment. This event has no other agenda than to be a real gift to our kids and our communities.

Jun 1-2, 2019 10am— 4pm

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Children's Village

The Children’s Village at Nose Creek Park is a play space designed to be grand in space and scope with especially unique activities. While planning is still taking shape, concepts like a musical petting zoo, extreme craft centres and adventure style carnival games are all ideas being considered.

Inspiration Stations

Through the inspiration station activities, we want kids to learn through a form of play, but we also want young people to see the leaders in these centres as role models, and think about future career possibilities. For example, a staff member from the Zoo with small reptiles to share might inspire a dream of a degree in biology. A leader teaching landscape painting might raise the possibility of becoming a movie set designer. Our goal is to try to present high level career opportunities with groups that typically may not be showcased.

Entertainment Stage

Lastly, you can’t have a festival without an Entertainment Stage. We will have four main stage children's performances on the BMO Entertainment Amphitheatre stage, supplemented with great local talent in between. Stay tuned for more information on event day scheduling.

Other Activities

Our goal is also to promote cultural diversity. There will be an Indigenous Peoples component to the festival. We believe this is important to foster an appreciation of our local history, and to the shaping of non-judgement and understanding of all people.

Workshops

Workshops will be intimate settings, run throughout the city during June. Sign up and attend whatever topics are of interest. Topics, details, time, locations all still to come. Check back often or sign up for our newsletter to learn more as they are planned.

Please check the in the description of the workshop for minimum age requirement. We respectfully request that due to limited spaces, each child sign up for only their favorite workshop. This will allow lots of kids to participate.

You might be a mechanic if

You might be a mechanic if...you hang out with the mechanics at All Fitt's Auto!! Kids will tour through the shop, learn about parts of a car and get up close under the cars on the hoists.  There will be hands on activities with the tools, tire machine and more!Ages: 5 years and up Maximum: 10 kids (If this session fills, we will add an additional session Time: 1030am to 1130am Cost: FREELocation: All Fitt's Automotive 108 1 St NW, Airdrie, AB

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10:30am – 11:30am

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A is for Author...

We've all read one but how do you write one?  Local Airdrie author (Little Tommy, Big Beliefs) Katie Mackrory wrote her first book as part of a school project but later when on to publish it.Join Katie in exploring the amazing and creative world of story writing. You'll learn what it takes to be a writer, how to do it and even leave with a story of your own, written in a book made by you!Age: 7 years to 12 years (Maximum of 20 participants) Time: 11am - 1pm Location: Airdrie Public Library 304 Main St S, Airdrie, AB Cost: FREE

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 11:00am – 1:00pm

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All Aboard That's Going Aboard

Are you fascinated by trains?  Then this workshop is for you!  Join the folks from the Alberta Model Engineering Society (Iron Horse Park) for a hands on experience with their the 1/8th scale diesel or steam locomotives and track.Learn about all the steam locomotives, watch how they work and what makes them move.  Participants with visit the workshop, where the engines are maintained and the workshop will end with a loop on the train.Ages: 6years to 12 years. Maximum of 20.  We will add a second workshop in the afternoon if this one fills up Time: 11am to 12pm Location: Iron Horse Park - 820 Railway Gate SW, Airdrie, Alberta Cost: FREE

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 11:00am – 12:00pm

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Hi...You're On the Air With...

Have you ever dreamed of being on the radio? Well here’s your chance! This fun and interactive workshop will give you the chance to get behind the scenes with AIR 106.1. Learn how radio works and even have a chance to get behind the mic.Ages: TBC Maximum 5 per group Time: TBC Cost: FREE Location: Air 106.1, Unit 30, 105 Main Street North

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 11:00am – 12:00pm

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Shape, Roll, Decorate and glaze!

Would you like to make a Turtle Bowl out of clay?  Under the watchful eye the the Willow n' Wool folks, this workshop will give kids the chance to gets some hands-on experience shaping, rolling and cutting out clay along with stamping, decorating and glazing.Ages: 5 years to 12 years (Maximum 8 kids) Time: 1030am to 12pm.Parents must stay with their kids. Location:  111-120 2nd Ave NE, Airdrie, AB​ Cost: FREE If this workshop fills we will add a second workshop in the afternoon.NOTE:  Wear clothes that can get messy.  Parents will need to return to the store in about two weeks time to pick up the fixed products!

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm

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Songwriting with Peter Lenton

Participants get to meet a JUNO Award winner, up-close-and-personal in smaller group workshop settings. Peter shares his knowledge and experience and helps youngsters write songs about their own interests.Workshop is geared to kids aged 8-12.Location: Nose Creek ParkCost: FREE

Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Drum/Shaker Making Playshop

Join Smlin Rylan (Rylan Goudreau) as he leads kids through this fun and engaging instrument making session. Approximately half the time is spent making instruments, the other half is spent learning how to play them (through various drum circle games and rhythm activities).All the materials are supplied. The kids are encouraged to bring their instruments to the stage show where they will be featured in a number of songs.The Playshop is 45 minutes long. All ages up to 30 kids. (Parents must remain with all kids under 7 years)Location: Nose Creek PArkCost: FREE

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10:30am – 1:00pm

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Food and Fun

This workshop will give kids a hands-on, tasty experience! Led by the staff and volunteers at the Airdrie Community Kitchen (inside the Airdrie Food Bank), kids will have a chance to learn a bit about food, food safety and put those skills together as they make their own berry scones and burritos.Everything is supplied for this workshop. Ages: 10-12 years Workshop is limited to ten participants Cost: FREELocation: Airdrie Food Bank Community Kitchen Due to our variety of programs we are unable to guarantee a gluten free or nut free environment.

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm

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Fun with ART

This is an Alexander Calder inspired workshop led by the Airdrie Arts Society that will teach kids some art history and allow them to be hands-on in their own project.Alexander Calder was an American sculptor who is best known for his innovative mobiles that embrace chance in their aesthetic and his monumental public sculptures. Calder Art discipline: Abstract art, Expressionism, Abstract expressionism, Modern art, Kinetic art, Surrealism, Section d’OrIn this workshop kids will have the opportunity to create their very own wire sculptures based off Alexander Calder’s style. They can take home their work or add it to our public mobile sculpture “Whimsical Wanderings”Our Artist will help guide children (and their parents) in sculpting wire to being there imagination to life. We use colorful wire that is easy to mold for creative ease.Ages: 4year to 12 years (Parents must stay with their kids) Location: Nose Creek Park Cost: FREE

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 11:00am – 1:00pm

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Dance, Dance, Dance...Hip Hop

Dance like no one’s watching! This Ambition Arts Academy led workshop with give kids the chance to be active and learn some basic and fun elements of hip hop dance...parents you are welcome to join in with your kid for this one!Time: 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Ages: 4 years and up Location: Ambition Performing Arts Studio #205, 2002 Luxstone Blvd SWCost: FREECome learn how to hip hop! Wear comfortable clothing, no jeans or skirts & no outdoor footwear.

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 12:30pm – 1:15pm

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Outdoor Movie - Postponed for 2019

Unfortunately due to time and weather challenges (sunset times) we will not be able to host an Outdoor Move for the 2019 festival. We are calling it a postponement in hopes of bringing it back for the 2020 festival.