Preschool to Grade 2-September 21- 10AM-12NOON


A big surprise….a rock from the sky….fantastic creatures that emerge from broken crayons, and a hip-hop dinosaur.. Imagine what happens next.

Take a virtual field trip to the Telling Tales Festival School House Stage at Westfield Heritage Village. You’ll meet Canada’s best-loved authors, illustrators, and musicians, through a variety of short presentations designed for children, preschool to grade 2.

So Many Reasons to Register*!

Families & Children (General Public)

  • WIN STUFF – that’s right, just by registering for the event, you will be entered for a chance to win a swag bags with awesome books from Telling Tales presenters
  • We’ll be sharing cool content ahead of the event (you’ll be the first to get it!)

Schools, Classrooms and Homeschool Organizations take a virtual field trip to Celebrating Graphic Novels!

  • WIN STUFF for your school or classroom! When we register your school or class you are automatically entered for a chance to win a School Swag bag, which includes books from our Telling Tales presenters and more!
  • Classroom Content – we’ll be sharing cool stuff that you can use to enhance your virtual field trip in the classroom

*registration opens August 1, 2021

    September 21, 2021

  • Main Event

    10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    Virtual Event

    Schoolhouse Stage

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Join us for this fun and interactive presentation as Debbie shows us how to draw characters just like the ones […]

  • Main Event

    10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

    Virtual Event

    Schoolhouse Stage

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Jon joins us to read the first of five short stories from his latest book, The Rock from the Sky. […]

  • Main Event

    10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    Virtual Event

    Schoolhouse Stage

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Nadia reads from the latest in her series about the adventures of a little girl named Malaika. In Malaika’s Surprise, […]

  • Main Event

    10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

    Virtual Event

    Schoolhouse Stage

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    In 6-Muarpat , or Six O’Clock, BECKY HAN takes us on a musical tour of her hometown; the beautiful community […]

  • Main Event

    11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

    Virtual Event

    Schoolhouse Stage

    Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    All aboard! Sing and dance and take a trip back in time with Mr. Ben and his trumpet tooting twin, […]

  • Main Event

    11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

    Virtual Event

    Schoolhouse Stage

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Lexy introduces us to a few of his prehistoric friends and their contemporary cousins through his hilarious Rap Dad beats.  […]