Help send under-served kids to quality events by donating today!
16.4% of children in Vancouver live in poverty – compared to the national average of 14%. Without the work of Kids Up Front, these kids would not have the opportunity to experience their first theatrical production, live sporting event or concert. Research has shown that kids who can be a part of entertaining and recreational experiences have more confidence, do better in school, and are generally happier.
Our organization, with a small team of 3 staff, relies on financial support and ticket donations from the community – individuals, corporations, and foundations.
All donations are sincerely appreciated and allows us to focus on providing life-enhancing experiences for children and youth in our community.
Do you remember your first hockey game, concert, cinema visit, ballet or theatre performance?
Whether it’s a game or concert, you will be creating a smile and an unforgettable experience for a deserving child.
My Family's 1st time
Hello. My name is Jiyoung from S.Korea. Thanks to you, we had a great chance to see a good puppet show(Imaginarium). My 2 year old daughter and my friend's 4 year old son really liked the show. It was my family's first time to go to the children's show. And I found out that my baby really likes this type of shows. While we came back home, she talked a lot about its characters and musics as much as 2 year old can afford. :) I think, we will try them more often. Thank you for the opportunity! Wish you have great days!!
Brought Joy To Everyone
Hi, Thank you so much for the tickets to the puppet show yesterday. My family like the puppets. They are so lively and brought joy to everyone. Thanks again.
Great Great Great Time!
Hi There, My name is Courtney and I was lucky enough to get some tickets to Kids Up Front for a Vancouver Canadians game in August. I went with my son Hunter and his friend Stephanie and a friend who baby sat Hunter earlier in the day. We had a great great great time. Hunter and Steph brought felt pens and paper for autographs. They were each given a baseball from the players and were smiles the whole time. It was a beautiful night and again thank you again.
They Drew Names and We Won!
I am seeding this letter to thank you for giving the NVDRC, a set of 3 tickets for the BC Lions game on Saturday. They drew names for them and me, my brother and my dad won. We left at 4:00 (via public transit) and got there an hour and a half later. The first 5000 people inside got a free bobble head of one of the players. The seats we got were right next to the band who played music during the game. The game ended around 10:00 pm and we had to travel with large crowds to get to the Seabus. Thank you for giving me the chance to see my favourite football team.
As the parent of a child enrolled in the Starlight program, I would like to thank you for the generous donation of Whitecaps tickets for last night's match against KC. My family was fortunate enough to receive 8 tickets. We had a great time watching the home side win 3-0. I do not know how much appreciation you and the Kids Up Front team gets, but from this grateful dad, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you for putting a smile on my son's face. Your efforts do make a difference in the lives of the kids and families you seek to help.
The Caps Won!
Thank you so very much for the tickets for the Whitecaps game tonight. My daughter Danielle has been fighting cancer for four years now and loves the opportunity to go out and feel like a regular teenager. We had a great time and the Caps won! Thank you so much.
Baseball Game Was Amazing
Once again, you have filled our hearts. We had so much fun eating popcorn, drinking iced tea, licking snow cones, and the baseball game in general was amazing. Not only that, but the staff went all out with the fireworks that day! Just when my favourite part ended, a blazing inferno suddenly came out of nowhere! It was so hot, you could actually feel the heat! All of you there at Kids Up Front are amazing, and it pleases me so much that you help all sorts of children as much as you can. I can't express my gratitude enough. Once again, thank you.
We Had a Blast
I would like to take this time to say thank you guys very much for the BC Lions tickets for the game that was on Saturday. I received tickets for my kids and I to go to the game and we had a blast as it was my son's first football game he went to. Was a great opportunity for a family event. Thank you so much again. God bless you all.
Thank you so much for your generosity. My children thoroughly enjoyed the BC Lions game! Without your kindness, I would not have been able to take my children to the game. Thanks again.
1st BC Lions Game!
On behalf of the Abkarian and Kavoukjian families, we would like to thank you for your generosity. With the tickets given to us by Little Mountain Neighborhood House, we were able to send the children to their first BC Lions game. We also gave two tickets to 2 Syrian refugee youth that we befriended not too long ago. My oldest son explained the game to them while watching. Thank you to Kids Up Front Foundation.
Thank you so much for allowing us to watch the a Whitecaps Game from your suite. Our girls had such a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thanks again.
I would like to express my gratitude to you and especially to the amazing donors that made possible that my 13-year-old daughter and I enjoyed "The beauty and the beast" dress rehearsal. The rain was not an obstacle to have fun; it was part of the show!
He Loves Baseball!
Thank you very much for tickets to the Canadians game. Riley had a wonderful time with his Dad and brother. He loves baseball!!! They left right before the fireworks went off as Riley has high anxiety around fireworks. Paul (Riley's Dad) said that Riley is the happiest at the Canadian baseball games! Thank you again for providing tickets so that Riley is able to get to a game!
Thankyou so much for this opportunity you and donors gave to us. It was wonderfull. we are very happy for having this opportunity. best regards
Beauty and The Beast
My husband and girls went to Beauty and The Beast last night in the rain! The outdoor theatre handed out poncho's and they got very wet. They had a blast! It was such a fun all around experience for them. Thank you so much for the tickets, the experience and the bonding time for my husband and our girls.
Vancouver Canadians Won!
We are very grateful that you gave us the tickets to the baseball game the other day. The ball game was exciting, and I'm so glad that the Vancouver Canadians won! The score was 7-0! All of the players tried their hardest, and we put the Spokane Indians in their place! At the end, we saw these amazing fireworks! They really popped out! Overall, the game was excellent, and again; we are very thankful. Thanks a lot Kids Up Front!
I’m Tarl and I’m a Big Brother in the Big Brother program here in Vancouver . This weekend my littler brother and I received the BC Lions tickets you guys donated to us. I would like to thank you so much for the donations and let you know we had a great time at the game Thanks
Dear Vancouver Canadians, I am writing to thank you for donating tickets to the game to Little Mountain House because my son and his friend and father enjoyed ourselves and are on limited income so it is very much appreciated.
Hello from a grateful father who is raising 2 boys with special needs. I just wanted you all to know how much they enjoyed Roving Mars at the IMAX theatre. Seeing such a show inspired my guys who are faced daily with the "why me" complex to strive to reach higher and go farther even with the daily obstacles they face.
In partnership with Kids Up Front, Ballet BC donates hundreds of tickets to its dance performances each season. As Artistic Director, I have experienced the amazing response from recipients: they have been moved, they’ve been inspired, and a whole new world has opened up to them. I hope you will join me in supporting Kids Up Front and its dedication to enriching the lives of deserving BC kids.