Children's Story Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -
10:30 to 13:00
Where: Memorial Park
When: September 21, 2019 -
10:30AM to 1:00PM

Help us celebrate the 16th year of Esquimalt’s Story Festival with another awesome line-up of great story tellers. This year’s theme is Reach for the Stars.  Lunch provided by the Esquimalt Lions through a generous donation from Country Grocer, from 11:00am until 12:00pm.

Our exciting line up of storytellers is all set! Check it out below. Click here for storyteller information.

Esquimalt’s 16th Annual Story Festival

September 21,  10:30am – 1:00pm

Performance Agenda

10:30am-10:35am              Opening Ceremony with Ali

10:35am-10:50am              Inspector Keith Lindner from the Victoria Police Department

10:55am-11:10am              Teacher Becca from Esquimalt Preschool            

11:15am-11:30am              Dave Morris

11:30am-12:00pm             NUTRITION & BOOK BREAK

12:00pm-12:15pm             Cam Culham                

12:20pm-12:35pm             David Radford       

12:40pm-12:55pm             Fire Chief Chris from the Esquimalt Fire Department

12:55pm–1:00pm              Closing Ceremony


Donations are gratefully accepted and go to help fund the Macaulay literacy program. Developing literacy allows children to use their imagination, dream big dreams and express themselves. Storytelling provides a platform for growth and development -  we hope your family will join us in celebrating.

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Ali Gaul

Ali believes in the power of story, song and silliness! In her career as a hospital based Child Life Specialist and Child Development Consultant she had the opportunity to witness children do courageous and outrageous things. She takes her inspiration from these kids and from the traditional tales of her own childhood. She’s excited to be back at The Esquimalt Story Festival and looks forward to making the familiar just a little bit more ridiculous.

Inspector Keith

"My name is Keith and have been a Police Officer for 33 years. I am married to a teacher and have 3 children , who are now all grown up. Mortimer by Robert Munsch was my favourite book to read to my children when they were little….because of the different voices I get to use."

Teacher Becca  

"My name is Rebecca, and I have been working at Esquimalt Recreation as a Preschool Teacher for the past 6 years. I love cooking, doing science experiments, and of course reading with my students. Two of my favourite books to read to children are Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are and Robert Munsch's Mud Puddle."

Dave Morris

Dave Morris is a speaker, teacher, poet, and storyteller, but mostly he's an improviser. He’s been teaching, producing and performing improvisation around Canada and the world for the last 20 years. He is the artistic director of the award-winning Paper Street Theatre co. in Victoria B.C., was a long-time volunteer and regional director for the Canadian Improv Games, and performs his one-man improvised storytelling shows to high acclaim. He has performed and taught at festivals around the world, including Seattle, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Romania, Chicago, and many more across Canada. He's busy often, but can always be busier.

Cam Culham

Cam is an ELL(Uvic)/drama/music teacher by day and an actor by night. Recent musicals and dramas with Theatre Inconnu include: Shockheaded Peter, Love Kills, Kafka the Musical, Alice (Tom Waits), The Collected Works of Billy the Kid and Cock. He has also performed over 25 years with the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival at Camosun College, most recently in Two Gentlemen of Verona. He has been a troubadour around town for many years, often alongside his cohort Daisy the mime clown. He had the good fortune of performing for Princess Charlotte and Prince George. This is his third time participating at this event.

David Radford

Launch Pad Theatre Company co-founder; David is an
actor, writer, director, and voice over artist whose original
plays, and adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays have been
acclaimed throughout Victoria. He is the creator, and the
many distinct voices of Nautilus at Nine podcast; now in its
second season - INTERN DIMENSIONAL: Universal
Health Care Provider to the Universe. You can catch David
in November in the up coming Kaleidoscope Theatre for
young people’s production of Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery.

Fire Chief Chris

"My name is Chris and have been a Fire Fighter since 1993. I am married to a teacher and have 2 children, who are now all grown up. I'm looking forward to reading The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak because all of the books I read to my kids had pictures. This will be fun!"