BOOK A SCHOOL SHOW

Make any day CANADA DAY at your school

Michael Mitchell’s inspiring concert of songs and stories of Canada’s heritage is a fun and educational portrayal of many of the great things that define Canada as the best place in the world to live. Historic events, amazing places to visit, spectacular nature and—of course—terrific people, are just some of the wonders that are celebrated during this humorous and dynamic one-hour performance.

Michael blends some of his all-time favourite original songs like I’ve Got Canada in my Pocket (about the symbols on our coins) and We’re All Looking for a Dinosaur (written for Sesame Street) with traditional gems like The Log Drivers’ Waltz or Land of the Silver Birch to paint a colourful picture of what it means to be Canadian.

Michael has presented well over 5,000 of these rousing shows in schools throughout Canada. Not only has he written and recorded songs for Sesame Street and PBS, but is also the former co-host of the CTV children’s program Story Time.

 

FREE DOWNLOADABLE TEACHING KIT

Every school that books a show gets to download a comprehensive and valuable online Teaching Kit packed with tools to help you prepare for the show including:

  • 25 x mp3 files of traditional and original Canadiana songs
  • The Big Canadian Music Book with charts for the entire 40-song Canada Is • • For Kids music collection
  • Reproducible, and online colouring books
  • Reproducible lyric sheets
  • Tips for staff to make this a really fun and valuable celebration of Canada
  • And much, much more

BOOKINGS, SCHEDULES & SHOPPING

To Book a Show online, click School Show Booking Inquiry To find out when Michael is touring in your area, check out the Touring Schedule.

To download a school show brochure, click School Show Brochure.

To order Canada Is For Kids recordings, music books, or other items visit our store.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Show running time – 60 minutes.
  • Ideal grade suitability – 1 to 6 (but okay for K-8 too!).
  • A FREE downloadable Teaching Kit is provided to each school.
  • Preferred audience size – ideally less than 400, but it’s flexible.
  • Larger schools might consider splitting the group into two shows (a discount applies).
  • Touring dates – for the most up-to-date info, check Michael’s online Touring Schedule to find out when he will be in your area.
  • Michael performs solo with guitar and programmed musical accompaniment.
  • He also travels with his own sound system.
  • Equipment set up time required: 45 minutes.
  • Equipment tear down time required: 30 minutes

PRICES AND DISCOUNTS

  • Prices in effect April 20, 2017
  • Add applicable GST/HST
  • All travel costs are INCLUDED

Price for a single show:

  • All provinces except BC – $700
  • BC Lower Vancouver Island – $550
  • BC Upper Vancouver Island – $600
  • BC Vancouver and surrounding regions – $600
  • BC Interior regions – $650

Discounts: You can save hundreds of dollars

  • Small School Discount – Any school with fewer than 200 students will receive a $100 discount off their show price (some conditions may apply).
  • Double-Show Discount Host two shows at your school and take $100 off the cost of EACH show (a $200 saving). This is ideal if you have a large school and want to hold two smaller performances, or if you want to have one show tailored for Primary students and another for Junior students.
  • Block-Booking Discount – If YOU recruit two or more schools to host shows during the same week as yours we can negotiate discounts from $50 to $150 for ALL participating schools. This cannot be combined with schools that book independently of YOUR recruiting efforts.

 

MEDIA QUOTES

Ottawa Citizen Newspaper“His Canada Is For Kids show, and the album of the same name, is a wonderful mix of Canadian songs most of us grew up with. You can’t come away from a show without a patriotic flush and the tune to ‘Farewell Nova Scotia’ stuck in your tonsils — not a bad condition in these times.”
CBC Radio – “At a time when Canadians are trying to define their identity, Michael Mitchell is an excellent musical ambassador to proclaim the richness of our humanity, heritage, history and hopes as a strong nation”.
Today’s Parent Magazine – “In the why-didn’t-I-think-of-that department, Michael Mitchell has recorded a set of Canadian folk songs, and added a few good tunes of his own about Canada. The result is a recording that one might argue should be owned by every school child in the country.”
Times-Colonist Newspaper (Victoria, BC) – “Michael Mitchell is on a one-man mission to instill patriotism in Canadian children.”
“Michael’s show not only gives students a view of Canada and its diversity but also fosters a sense of pride in being Canadian. Students, staff and parents enjoyed it immensely. He has excellent interaction with students. The teaching kit was great as well.”

Davidson Elementary School, Davidson, SK

“The children talked about your songs and their favorite parts of the show for the rest of the week! Many classroom teachers have said that all they want to hear is Michael Mitchell. It was a wonderful experience having you here and I can’t wait to use more of your resources and songs. Thank you again for making your concert interactive and meaningful for the children. They will truly never forget this event!”
Mary Jane MacLaine

Music Teacher, Timberleas School, Fort McMurray, AB

“Hello there: I just wanted to write you a quick note to let you know how much my children enjoyed your performance yesterday at their school.
“My daughter called me at work last night and sang “Land of the Silver Birch” to me, a song that I remembered singing at my school as a child. My son who has ADHD had just the day before had a letter sent home saying that he was having problems listening and respecting people talking. He sat through the WHOLE show watching. This morning I found him at our kitchen counter writing out a song about Dinosaurs.
“You have to understand that having him read or write is always a chore, so to see him sitting there trying his hardest to write out the words to the song was an amazing moment for me.
“So I thank you for touching the lives of these kids. I hope that they have you back again in the future.”
Vanessa W.

Parent

Songs And Stories of Canada's Heritage