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Children's festival kicks off

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By: Anna Borowiecki

  |  Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 04:30 pm

READY TO GO – Time twister Phileas Flash delivers a performance during a kickoff event for the International Children's Festival on Monday in St. Albert.
READY TO GO – Time twister Phileas Flash delivers a performance during a kickoff event for the International Children's Festival on Monday in St. Albert.
CHRIS COLBOURNE/St. Albert Gazette

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Once again the Northern Alberta International Children's Festival is going gangbusters. Neither rain, snow or blistering heat can stop this well-oiled machine from delivering its wacky, wonderful delights.

And it's just as well. Organizers are expecting nearly 55,000 visitors – give or take a few thousand, depending on the weather – to tromp through the downtown St. Albert site until Saturday, May 31.

Visiting patrons will experience 100 different shows from 10 main stage acts representing five countries – England, France, Israel, United States and Canada.

And that's not to mention the fun, challenging site activities and colourful roving artists costumed as enchanted creatures.

There's a lot to see at the festival and it can be difficult to make a choice tailored specifically for your family. To help simplify the decision making, the Gazette will post online reviews starting Wednesday morning.

Just follow the link to www.stalbertgazette.com.


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