About the Festival

Empowering families through community celebration

The Children’s Festival Society of Kelowna, the producers of the Fat Cat Children’s Festival, is a non-profit organization run by a volunteer Board of Directors that relies on gracious public support to put on this community-focused and driven festival. Incorporated May 25, 1990 under the Society’s Act, we are excited to celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2020! 

Fat Cat Children’s Festival is an annual, multi-day festival held in the city of Kelowna, in the Central Okanagan, each June. We use artistic and creative performances as a method to enhance and empower cross-generational connections and growth.

Empowering families through community celebration

We focus on:

  • Creative Literacy
  • Cultural Literacy
  • Reading Literacy
  • Active Literacy
  • Family Literacy

Our Mission

To spark creative and inquisitive minds through the exploration of artistic, innovative and culturally diverse experiences.

Our Vision is to have all children, and their families:

IGNITE their Passion,
IMAGINE their World, and
INCLUDE their Community

Board of Directors and Staff

  • President – Teresa May
  • Treasurer – Susan Girard
  • Secretary – Melissa Bourdon-King
  • Director – Peter Singh-Vigilante
  • Director – Emily Van Gils
  • Director – Cynthia Pottinger
  • Executive Director and Artistic Director – Erin Scott
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  • Event Logistics Manager – Heather Sharpe
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  • School Festival Program Manager – Sunney Engstrom
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  • General Info
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Our Festival site includes the Rotary Centre for the Arts, Art Commons, Cawston Avenue (road closure) and the Kelowna Museum Society’s Laurel Packinghouse. All of these locations are in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, close to public transit, pay parking lots and street parking.

For more information, please contact us at:
Fat Cat Children’s Festival
PO Box 20053 RPO Towne Centre
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9H2