Fred Penner

Island Montessori school hosts children’s fest Saturday

Island Children’s Festival is once again headlined by children’s music star Fred Penner

Island Montessori school in Saanich is hosting its second Island Children’s Festival on Saturday, once again headlined by children’s music star Fred Penner.

Last year, 1,000 kids and parents had a day of entertainment and fun and helped raise money for the school.

Tyl Van Toorn, a board member of the school, said Island Montessori accepts all special needs students, especially from low-income families, despite the budget pressures.

“There is an amazing group of teachers and therapists who donate their time to the school,” he said. “The teachers accept the hardest cases.”

With Penner, singer and songwriter Shé will perform, along with Fire and Ice dance troupe. Van Toorn said they also plan to launch a small rocket.

The Island Children’s Festival is, May 25, noon to 5 p.m. at Island Montessori, 5575 West Saanich Rd. See islandchildrensfestival.com for tickets, schedules and parking.

Tickets are $10 and free for kids five and under, and are available at all Megson FitzPatrick locations.

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