Congratulations to the 2015 “Tell Your Tale” contest winners!

The Mad Hatter and Alice enjoying a cup of tea! Photo by Tim Bermingham

The Mad Hatter and Alice enjoying a cup of tea! Photo by Tim Bermingham

At Telling Tales our goal is to bring stories to life. One way we do this is by having literary and historical characters in costume, strolling around the Festival talking to kids.

We are very fortunate to have Westfield Heritage Village volunteers dressed as historical characters and Creative Theatre Company acting students return each year to portray the ever entertaining literary characters.

Diana Barry, Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe

Diana Barry, Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe. Photo by Jodie Schafer

The costumed characters are always a big hit with the crowds at Telling Tales, that’s why we offer a “Tell Your Tale” contest. During the Festival children ages 5-16 are encouraged to visit with many of the characters they find walking around Westfield.  Then they can draw or write something interesting they learned from the characters.

This year’s winners will receive lots of amazing prizes: Family passes to Westfield Heritage Village, Hamilton Conservation Authority and Art Gallery of Hamilton, a voucher for Theatre Aquarius production for the 2015-16 season, Mabel’s Labels personalized name stickers, and lots of books! Over 12 prizes were awarded!

We received many fabulous entries this year. It was hard to make a choice, but our expert panel of judges from Westfield Heritage Village and the Creative Theatre Company helped select the top three in each age category. Thank you everyone for entering!

Congratulations to all of the winners

1st place winner is Oliver, 4

1st place winner (preschool) is Oliver, 4

2nd place winner is Maverick, 5

2nd place winner (preschool) is Maverick, 5

3rd place winner is Madeline, 4

3rd place winner (preschool) is Madeline, 4

 

1st place winner is Alexa, 7

1st place winner (5 to 8) is Alexa, 7

2nd place winner is Abby, 6

2nd place winner (5 to 8) is Abby, 6

3rd place winner is Aiden, 8

3rd place winner (5 to 8) is Aiden, 8

 

1st place winner is Selena, 9

1st place winner (9 to 11) is Selena, 9

2nd place winner is Jasim, 10

2nd place winner (9 to 11) is Jasim, 10

3rd place winner is Audrey, 10

3rd place winner (9 to 11) is Audrey, 10

1st place winner is Kennedy, 15

1st place winner (12+) is Kennedy, 15

2nd place winner is Jenna, 13

2nd place winner (12+) is Jenna, 13

3rd place winner is Zarish, 13

3rd place winner (12+) is Zarish, 13