Children's Festival artists and events announced 

Arts News: Whistler library launches survey; Pemberton Children's Art Festival

FILE PHOTO BY SEAN ST. DENIS FOR THE WHISTLER CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL - Under the rainbow A young fan of the Whistler Children's Festival tries on a hat.
  • File photo by Sean St. Denis for the Whistler Children's Festival
  • Under the rainbow A young fan of the Whistler Children's Festival tries on a hat.

Dance, music and play is the order of the day at the annual Whistler Children's Festival, with Juno award-winning children's performer Norman Foote, the Shao Lin Hung Gar Lion Dance Team, and magician Leif David among the entertainment on show.

Also performing are Circus Fungus, Peter G-G, Ruloops and The Can-Do Band.

Workshops that are available include arts and crafts, art-bots, beading, drumming, creating birdhouses, dreamcatchers and lanterns. There are also magic, and wearable art workshops. The prices for taking part range from $10 to $25.

A number of workshops require registration and are expected to completely fill up early.

There are also free activities.

The festival takes place from July 7 to 9. A full weekend entry pass is $15, daily passes are $10 on Saturday and Sunday. Adults over the age of 16 and children under two are free.

The festival is also looking for volunteers.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.whistlerchildrensfestival.com.

Library services survey

The Whistler Public Library has launched a survey into its services to help it plan for the future.

The Vision Survey looks into public usage of the library's facilities, including meeting spaces, study areas and Wi-Fi.

The information will be used to help the library create its strategic plan for the next three years, after the current plan runs out later this year.

The last plan saw the implementation of new self-check technology, put library programs in unexpected places, hired a dedicated technology librarian and created a programming model that showcases the knowledge and expertise of the Whistler community through partnerships with individuals and local organizations.

"Libraries are some of the most rapidly changing social infrastructure in communities. Keeping Whistler Public Library relevant means adapting to the way that information is changing in this quickly evolving knowledge economy by providing books, online resources and programming," said library director Elizabeth Tracy in a release.

As well as being online at www.whistlerlibrary.ca, paper surveys are available at the library during operating hours.

Children's Art Festival in Pemberton

The Pemberton Arts Council is hosting the Children's Art Program as part of Canada's 150th birthday celebrations on Friday, June 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

There are crafts, music, and other entertainment.

It takes place at the Pemberton Museum and Archives.

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