SURREY – MPs, city councillors, art directors and players from the upcoming Sleeping Beauty pantomime were at Surrey Arts Centre Tuesday afternoon for a funding announcement for Surrey International Children’s Festival.
The festival has been happening here since 2000, and over the next two years, it will receive $98,000 from the Government of Canada, announced Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Nina Grewal.
The $98,000 comes from the Canada Arts Presentation fund and will support the 2015 and 2016 installments of the SICF, which puts n stage performances, music, literary arts, dance, puppetry, circus and visual arts. The festival typically draws 18,000 participants.
The 2015 children’s festival runs from May 21 to 23 at Bear Creek Park and the Surrey Arts Centre.