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October 28, 2023
October 29, 2023


Massey Theatre / Eighth and Eight Creative Spaces


Children’s Graphic Novel Writing & Illustration Festival

Get ready for a weekend filled with creativity, inspiration, and fun at the Children’s Graphic Novel Writing and Illustration Festival! Whether your child is a seasoned graphic novel enthusiast, an aspiring artist, or your family is just looking for a fantastic day out, our festival has something for everyone!


Dog Man: The Musical Performances

Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29 @ 1pm & 4pm

Calling all crime fighters! Join Dog Man on an outrageous musical adventure to save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings. Plus, help Dog Man catch Petey, the world’s most evil cat who has cloned himself! And will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime? A TheaterWorksUSA production, tickets start at just $28, so grab your seats now for an unforgettable show!


Graphic Novel Workshops

Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29 @ 9am-12pm & 12:30-3:30pm

Perfect for children aged six to twelve, these workshops are facilitated by award-winning illustrators and animators Jeff Chiba Stearns and Lucas Green. This is a unique opportunity to explore the world of graphic novels and illustration. No experience is necessary, and students will learn exciting techniques to bring their own characters and stories to life!

Registration for the workshops are now closed.


Children’s Book Fair & Market

Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29 @ 11am-6pm

Shop Dog Man goodies, art supplies, and discover a wide range of graphic novels and illustrated treasures. Plus, don’t forget to strike a pose at our selfie booth!

Booksellers include Harmonie Garry (Le Rendre Vivant Company)Bryce Raffle/Steven Kothlow, Hoda Mir, Cloudscape Comics Society, Red & Blue Stories, Andrea Warner, Louise Reimer, Karen Cantley (Avalon Acres Books), Tim Forner, and Lucas Green.

Community activators: Fraser River Discovery Centre

The market is FREE and open to the public. Dog Man tickets are not necessary to check out the market.

Petey’s Café

Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29 @ 11am-6pm

Refuel at Petey’s Café with our special Dog Man cookies, lunch boxes, and more! You can also skip the line and pre-order your food so you won’t miss out.

Dance Party with DJ Kookum

Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29 @ 2-4pm

Join the dance party with DJ Kookum and show off your moves in lobby.


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