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Festival of Rights Celebrate the right to play, learn and have fun!

March 25 to March 28, 2019

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Smiling children sitting cross-legged on the floor. One girl in the centre is looking into the camera.

Photo: CMHR, Thomas Fricke

Event details

Join us during spring break to celebrate the joys of childhood – dancing, singing, playing, laughing and creating. Daily face painting, crafts, interactive art and discovery activities! 

Cost:

Free

Location:

CMHR, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1

Each day hosts a variety of entertainers and workshops including hoop dancing, circus arts, sing-a-longs, jigging and drumming. Conveniently located on the main floor in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall. There will be a stroller station, designated snack areas and a family info table to help you plan your visit.

Where: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall
When: Daily – Monday, March 25 to Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Detailed schedule:

Daily
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Face painting and crafts.

Monday, March 25, 2019
12 p.m. – Dance with GeNie
For the love of dance – hip hop for all!

12:30 p.m. – Sleepy the Clown
A true classic variety show with magic, juggling, balloons and clown comedy.

1 p.m. – Bilingual sing-along with Michelline and Claude
Sing and dance along to favourite childhood songs.

1:30 p.m. – Momentum / Monica’s Danz Gym
A unique performance featuring ground acrobatics, aerial hoop, juggling and dance to entertain and awe.

2 p.m. – Jay Stoller’s Drum Café
Exciting interactive drumming sessions with a personal djembe drum for each participant. Up to 30 people per workshop.

2:30 p.m. – Cameron Fraser-Monroe
Indigenous hoop and grass dance with contemporary performance art.

3 p.m. – Teakle Family Circus
Three super talented and inspiring siblings will teach the arts of juggling and hula hooping. On Thursday the trio will also treat the crowd to a special show.

3:30 p.m. – Robin Chestnut
A laugh-out-loud, side-splitting, can’t-believe-your-eyes interactive comedy show featuring world-class juggling.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019
12 p.m. – Dance with GeNie
For the love of dance – hip hop for all!

12:30 p.m. – Momentum / Monica’s Danz Gym
A unique performance featuring ground acrobatics, aerial hoop, juggling and dance to entertain and awe.

1 p.m. – Bilingual sing-along with Michelline and Claude
Sing and dance along to favourite childhood songs.

1:30 p.m. – Sleepy the Clown
A true classic variety show with magic, juggling, balloons and clown comedy.

2 p.m. – Jay Stoller’s Drum Café
Exciting interactive drumming sessions with a personal djembe drum for each participant. Up to 30 people per workshop.

2:30 p.m. – Cameron Fraser-Monroe
Indigenous hoop and grass dance with contemporary performance art.

3 p.m. – Teakle Family Circus
Three super talented and inspiring siblings will teach the arts of juggling and hula hooping. On Thursday, the trio will also treat the crowd to a special show.

3:30 p.m. – Gustavo the Impossiblist
Feats of unrealized insanity for your pleasure and amazement.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019
12 p.m. – Dance with GeNie
For the love of dance – hip hop for all!

12:30 p.m. – Aaron Burnett
Acoustic/bluegrass music for the young and slightly older.

1:30 p.m. – Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers
These Metis siblings share their passion for dancing and add their own special twist to the Red River Jig. You can’t help but join in!

2 p.m. – Jay Stoller’s Drum Café
Exciting interactive drumming sessions with a personal djembe drum for each participant. Up to 30 people per workshop.

2:30 p.m. – Bilingual sing-along with Michelline and Claude
Sing and dance along to favourite childhood songs.

3 p.m. – Teakle Family Circus
Three super talented and inspiring siblings will teach the arts of juggling and hula hooping. On Thursday, the trio will also treat the crowd to a special show.

3:30 p.m. – Mike Battie
Physical comedian and all-round prankster, Mike juggles, unicycles and entertains.


Thursday, March 28, 2019
12 p.m. – Dance with GeNie
For the love of dance – hip hop for all!

12:30 p.m. – Seanster and the Monsters
A “kindie rock” band with an energetic, interactive and hilarious mixture of absurd comedy and sound.

1:30 p.m. – Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers
These Metis siblings share their passion for dancing and add their own special twist to the Red River Jig. You can’t help but join in!

2 p.m. – Jay Stoller’s Drum Café
Exciting interactive drumming sessions with a personal djembe drum for each participant. Up to 30 people per workshop.

2:30 p.m. – Bilingual sing-along with Michelline and Claude
Sing and dance along to favourite childhood songs.

3 p.m. – Teakle Family Circus
Three super talented and inspiring siblings will teach the arts of juggling and hula hooping. Today, the trio will also treat the crowd to a special show.