The annual Kootenay Children’s Festival is back — a great event for kids and families. Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the field by Mt. Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook. Featuring all sorts of activities, and performers like Duckman, Ventriloquist Kellie Haines,PT the Clown, Kiki the Eco-Elf, Johnny Ogden, Neezar and Twinkle Toes and Mini Me.
Headlining this year’s festival is the great children’s entertainer Charlotte Diaond at the Key City Theatre, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
This year, Charlotte is celebrating 30 years of entertaining children and their families since the release of her Juno Award-winning debut album, “10 Carrot Diamond” in 1985.
Her latest CD, “24 Carrot Diamond – the Best of Charlotte Diamond”, features 24 well-known favourites, such as “Four Hugs a Day”, “Each of Us Is a Flower”, “The Hug Bug”, “Dicky Dinosaur”, “I am a Pizza” (Je suis une pizza), “Octopus (Slippery Fish) and “La Bamba.”
Also, for young families, she recently released her first Children’s board book, “Slippery Fish in Hawai’i” based on her well-loved song, “Octopus (Slippery Fish).
Singing in English, French and Spanish, Charlotte take us around the world musically with some newer compositions like “My School is the World” and “Leave the World a Little Better”.
In addition to performing close to home, Charlotte presents her award-winning music at Concerts and Conferences throughout Canada and the USA. Many of her songs are daily favourites throughout schools, preschools and daycares.
As part of this tour, Charlotte will be presenting a Teacher’s Workshop, “The Joy of Singing Leads to a Love of Language and Creativity,” at the Key City Theatre on Friday, May 8, at 1:30 p.m.
Bring maracas and shakers to join in the fun for “La Bamba”, “Each of us is a Flower”, “All the Nations Like Banana”!
Charlotte’s concerts appeal to all ages from Preschoolers to the Young at Heart.
Charlotte Diamond performs two Family Concerts Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets available at the Key City Theatre Box Office