Fête Frissons

Presented by: Shenkman Arts Centre

Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 8:30 am to noon

Don’t fight the frost! Join us and celebrate a winter morning full of family fun! Enjoy complimentary music, face-painting, art-making, circus-arts, stories, dancing and outdoor fun in the snow! Savour the most important meal of the day - a $5 pancake breakfast prepared in front of your eyes by Orléans’ very own Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch. Master of Ceremonies, Official Town Crier and Storyteller Daniel Richer will guide us through the morning’s celebrations. 
  • Our opening act, Les rats d’swompe will help you shake off that maple syrup buzz with some traditional
  • franco-Ontario tunes.
  • We dare you not to be happy when Puja Uppal shows us the joyful exuberance of Bollywood dancing.
  • Make your own percussion instrument with artist Sonia Arenas. Use it to MAKE SOME NOISE when Japanese drumming sensation, Oto-Wa-Taiko takes the stage.
  • Be dazzled by the Ottawa Circus School’s Fire Weaver Show.
  • Meet the puppets and get a sneak preview of Charly in the Desert with Creation in Vivo.
  • Celebrate with us as we launch the Shenkman Arts Centre Mini Book Library with readings by: 
    • Jay Odjick, Kagagi superhero creator and illustrator of Robert Munch’s book Blackflies. This is a book about kids battling bugs and using stinky bug spray. It’s a good time! You might also learn an Algonquin Word of the Day!
    • Jaime Koebel, award-winning artist and dancer will read Julie Flett’s book, Owls See Clearly at Night/Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: A Michif Alphabet/L'Alfabet Di Michif.
    • Martin Deschatlets, author and illustrator will read his latest creation, Seth le Sasquatch.
    • Curl up in our cozy east-end corner and hear readings by Ottawa School of Theatre students.
    • Beechwood Books will be on site selling books– buy your own or contribute to our library collection!
  • Warm yourself in winter by painting a heart using watercolours on canvas with the Ottawa School of Art. The final community project will be exhibited in the 3rd floor gallery. 
  • The new Musical Instrument Lending Library with the Ottawa Public Library will be on site to tell us about this amazing new initiative.. 
  • Everyone loves Face painting with LynneART Face & Body Art. Prepare to be painted! Then choose a costume from the Ottawa School of Theatre’s tickle trunk and get your photo taken at their photo booth. 
  • Take part in Tai Chi demonstrations with Tai Chi Master, Zhang Hongxu.
  • Come play OUTSIDE with staff and volunteers from the Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex and the Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA, our outdoor play enthusiasts!
  • The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum will bring activities to explore our past and imagine our future.

Admission and activities are always complimentary unless otherwise specified.

Programming Partners
SAC - Fete Frissons - MIFOSAC - Fete Frissons - OSASACP - Fête Frisson - Cora's EN
SAC - Fete Frissons - BIASAC - Fete Frissons - YMCASAC - Fete Frissons - City
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Ages: All ages
Language: English, French

Tickets (all-in price):
Regular: Free


Venue: Various Spaces
Genre: Family, Special Event, Community


February 03 at 8:30 am