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Michael Mitchell - Canada is For Kids

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Victoria
Languages: English, French songs upon request

Michael Mitchell makes every day Canada Day with his captivating presentation of songs and stories that tell us why Canada is the best country in the world in which to live. He is invited back for so many return engagements that one school has had him 19 times! Students are continuously engaged with catchy songs, humorous stories and quick brain-teasers that demonstrate many ways our history, geography and "wacky facts" identify us as Canadians. A former co-host of the CTV children's program Storytime, Michael has also written and recorded songs for Sesame Street.


In my 20 plus years in the education business I have never attended an assembly where students were so engaged, had so much fun and on top of that it was educational for all! Ceri Watkins, Principal, Central Community School, Coquitlam

Performances & Workshops

Michael Mitchell - Canada is for Kids

Grade Suitability: K - 8
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 500 students
Tech Requirements: one 6-foot table, electrical outlet
Fee Range: $585 - $735 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

Celebrate Canada in songs and stories! This award-winning singer, songwriter and storyteller uses lively songs and humorous anecdotes to portray how our history, geography and "wacky facts" identify us as Canadians. Traditional and original songs paint a colourful picture of what it means to be Canadian. Michael has delivered more than 5,000 performances. Every school that books a show can download a comprehensive Teaching Kit packed with dozens of resources including 25 mp3 files of traditional and original songs, music charts for the entire 40-song Canada is for Kids music collection, reproducible lyric sheets, games, puzzles and more.

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