Languages: English, some 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 20 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.
The way you share Canada's history through song and storytelling really captivates our future generation. Please come and visit us again soon! Chris Yuen, Principal, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Kamloops, BC
Michael Mitchell is Canadian history through music. Every aspect of his show enriches our programs while motivating students to sing about our country and its heritage. A top performance by a gifted musician and Canadian historian. Outstanding! J.H. Henderson Public School, Kingston, Ontario
Grade Suitability: K - 6 ideally, can include K-8.
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 400 -500 students
Tech Requirements: one 6-foot table, one standard electrical outlet, artist travels with PA system
Fee Range: $535 - $735 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
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.