Join us for the best field trip around! Your class will not only visit our Imagination Stations but will create alongside our professional artist instructors in a variety of disciplines. Skating at the Minoru Arenas during lunchtime is also available at no extra cost. Creativity Classes provide an in-depth artistic experience for your students and allow you to absorb methods and ideas that can be implemented within your classroom. Grades 1-7 classes attend two Creativity Classes while Kindergartners attend one Creativity Class and the noon hour performance. Located in various locations around the building, participate in Imagination Stations between classes; these include Moose Hats, Spray Art, Ted Harrison Inspired Paintings, Wishes for Canada’s Birthday, Tattoos and the ever popular face painting.

Some exciting Creativity Classes being offered in 2017 include: First People’s Dance, Clay, Canadian Sky and My Canadian Family. Back by popular demand: Taiko Drumming and Creative Writing with Kallie George.
February 14 – 17, 2017 (SOLD OUT)
Cost: $12.00 per student

To Register: Please email with the following information:

  1. Teacher’s Name
  2. School
  3. Class Grade and Size
  4. Potential Dates to Attend



Just want to congratulate you for putting so many smiles on the faces of the Whiteside students. They came back to school with those great paper hats and art work and had such a great day. Our teachers were exhausted in a great way and really enjoyed the day. Once again, you have put together a first class event and I wish you all the best in the next few days of the festival.

— Mark David, Directeur Adjoint/Vice Principal, École Élémentaire James Whiteside Elementary School

My kids described it as “the best field trip ever” Thanks for giving them a special memorable experience!

— Liz Stephenson, Whiteside Elementary Grade 3/4 teacher English

I wanted to let you know that the children of Noah’s Ark are always very impressed by their experiences at the Festival each year, as they often chatter happily together remembering their past Festival memories! This year was no exception as our Festival field trip days were eagerly anticipated by all.

Please pass on a big THANK YOU to the wonderful educational leaders with whom our children worked at the Richmond Children’s Festival for two days this past week (Circus Arts, Puppetry, Clay Work, First Nations Storytelling, Drama Workshop and Performance Theatre). Our guides were highly professional, patient and thorough. The variety and quality of creative programming was exceptional and directly supported the educational learning outcomes for the Arts which we work towards at school within the confines of an often limited classroom framework and resources.

For such a young group (5-8 yrs), our students were completely engaged every step of the way, as you can see by their shining faces. Our school parents, teachers and the children are grateful to have these types of learning opportunities available to them right in our own community. As educators, it makes us very proud to live and work in Richmond where this type of event for the arts is supported and nurtured. Please count us in for 2013!

— Adina Priel and Regena Narayan, Teachers, Noah’s Ark School