Wonder is an easy expression to spot: eyes grow wide, jaws drop and kids creep closer, leaning in, wanting more.
It is those moments of wonder at the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival that motivate us and our volunteers, sponsors and donors each year. We know that those sparks of engagement lead to a lifetime of creativity. Countless studies have shown that early exposure to the arts results in a wealth of positive effects, including the development of problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
The proof truly is in the faces of the kids who come to the Festival — teachers and parents have seen it happen again and again; moments of learning, of creative expression and of cultural understanding. With 32 years of experience, we can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that the hard work that goes into producing this Festival — and the cultural exchanges that often take two or three years to arrange — are worth it. For our audiences, this is an inspirational opportunity like no other.
Running from May 28 th through June 1st in St Albert, this is a festival that you & your family should make a real effort to go to - and enjoy:)