Storybook characters come to life at Telling Tales

Every year kids love meeting historical and literary characters at the Telling Tales Festival. They learn about the stories, characters and authors in an interactive way. Families laugh with Cinderella’s Step Sisters, find out about the spirited Anne of Green Gables, and discover interesting tidbits of information from a variety of storybook characters including Mother Goose, Alice in Wonderland, Tinkerbell and the Paper Bag Princess.

AnneStories are brought to life from talented Westfield and Creative Theatre Company members.

As part of the “Tell Your Tale” contest, children are encouraged to visit with many of the characters they find, and then draw a picture or write something interesting they learned.

This year a dozen prizes were awarded to the top entries. Our lucky winners each received a family pass, books and Telling Tales swag. A special thank you to all of our generous supporters for donating prizes: A family voucher for Theatre Aquariusproduction of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, family passes to Westfield Heritage Village, Hamilton Conservation Authority and Art Gallery of Hamilton, and of course lots of Telling Tales presenter books!

Our expert panel of judges from Westfield Heritage Village and the Creative Theatre Company helped select the top three entries in each age category. Thank you everyone for entering, and congratulations to all of the winners!

Preschool (Ages 3-5)

1st place winner (preschool) is William

1st place winner (preschool) is William

2nd place winner (preschool) is Freya

2nd place winner (preschool) is Freya

3rd place winner (preschool) is Cash

3rd place winner (preschool) is Cash

Ages 6 to 8

1st place winner (6-8) is Kyla

1st place winner (6-8) is Kyla

2nd place winner (6-8) is Leon

2nd place winner (6-8) is Leon

3rd place winner (6-8) is Oliver

3rd place winner (6-8) is Oliver

Ages 9 to 11

1st place winner (9-11) is Kobir

1st place winner (9-11) is Kobir

2nd place winner (9-11) is Miranda

2nd place winner (9-11) is Miranda

3rd place winner (9-11) is Autum

3rd place winner (9-11) is Autum

Ages 12+

1st place winner (12+) is Toby

1st place winner (12+) is Toby

2nd place winner (12+) is Arjun

2nd place winner (12+) is Arjun

3rd place winner (12+) is Austin

3rd place winner (12+) is Austin