As Canada's longest-running children's festival, the Labrador Creative Arts Festival brings together students of Labrador communities and artists from around the world for a week of original student-produced plays, workshops and fun.
At the beginning of the school year, the teachers are informed of the theme (as it's affectionately known) for that fall's Arts Festival. The students then get together and brainstorm, coming up with an idea, which then turns into a script, cast and full production of an original play that encompasses the theme in their eye. In November they travel from their communities and gather in central Labrador, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, to perform their play for their friends, all other festival participants and artists and the community at large. Throughout the week the students also get to do workshops together with visiting artists from all different disciplines, and together they explore their creativity through art, plus having a bunch of fun while doing so!