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Spirit of Okotoks Annual Children's Festival

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Event Name: Spirit of Okotoks Annual Children's Festival
Date: June 21, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Reoccurrence: June 22, 2014 3:00 PM - June 22, 2014 4:00 PM

June 22, 2014 7:00 PM - June 22, 2014 7:00 PM

Event Category: Community Event
Event Location: Ethel Tucker Park, 23 Riverside Drive
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Saturday, June 21 & Sunday, June 22

Saturday, June 21 | Ethel Tucker Park | 12 PM to 4 PM
FREE!

Bring the whole family out for a full day of entertainment and activities at the Annual Okotoks Parade Day and Children's Festival. The Childrens' Fesitval kicks off directly after the Spirit of Okotoks Parade, from 12 noon to 4pm at Ethel Tucker Park. The festival includes crafts, games, a $1 concession and live entertainment, from family entertainers Will Stroet and HOJA. Please note: no dogs or pets will be permitted into the Children's Festival, for the safety and enjoyment of all participants.

Sunday, June 22 | Rotary Performing Arts Centre | 3 PM & 7 PM shows
Tickets: Adults - $10; Children - $5

From Argentina on tour in the Americas form PATAGONIA TO ALASKA, Mandragora Circo: A wordless theatre play where two clowns tell a story where love, humor and dialog are visible without words. Where circus skills, acrobatics and music with unconventional instruments give shape to a play where circus becomes poetry. Don't miss your opportunity to see this unique international theatre production, as part of the Okotoks Children's Festival weekend. Choose from a 3 PM or 7 PM showing at the Okotoks Rotary Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, June 22. Get a sneak preview at Children's Festival June 21, 1:30pm. Purchase tickets on the Okotoks Culture website.

Learn more about the Entertainers: 

Will StroetWill Stroet

Will Stroet, an award-winning bilingual children's musician and educator, connects with kids through high-energy, interactive and educational music in English and French. Will is also the star of Will's Jams, fun and educational videos for kids featuring his popular hits, airing on Kids' CBCtelevision weekday mornings. Catchy and kinetic, Will and his Backyard Band perform a high-energy family show with fun actions and sing-along choruses. Will has released eight albums of original music and one DVD, which have garnered international recognition. He has received a 2011 Kids Music Award, a 2011 West Coast Songwriters Award, approval from the Parents' Choice Awards, and multiple nominations from the Western Canadian Music Awards, the Canadian Independent Music Awards and Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Visit Will's website here.

HOJA

HOJA (hoe-jah) is Canadian acappella group formed in the summer of 1998 and originally based out of Saskatoon, SK. Over the past decade, HOJA has recorded five CD's (selling over 25,000 units) and performed for more than 3,000 audiences (over 750,000 people) from British Columbia to Ontario. Their repertoire is filled with favorite songs from the 50's to the present that span every style of music — from doo wop to rock, country to disco — no genre is safe from Canada's favorite acappella heroes! Each member of HOJA sings a variety of different voice parts including bass lines, lead vocals, tenor and baritone parts, instrument sounds such as guitars and trumpets, beatboxing and drum noises, and assorted sound effects.

Visit the HOJA website here.

Madragora CircoMandragora Circo

Over the past three years Mandragora Circo has toured the Americas from end to end – from Patagonia all the way to Alaska. They have presented their show at theatres and Festivals in 14 countries including performances at the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Arts in Washington, DC.

Their tour has been to the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, EL Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico.

The play's creators, Juan Cruz Bracamonte and Mariana Silva, have performed music, theater, dance and circus together since 1998.

For more information about the company visit the Mandragora Circo website here

Entering a Parade Float

For details on entering a float in the 2014 parade click here.

 

Contact Name: Andrea Spiers
Contact Email: culture@ okotoks.ca
Contact Phone: 403-938-3204