For the first time in two years, the FOLD Kids Book Fest will be presenting in-person events at Brampton Civic Centre in Brampton, Ontario — two days of programming on November 10 & 12 as part of the 2022 FOLD Kids Book Fest schedule.
While some restrictions have been lifted in Ontario and across Canada, FOLD artists, volunteers, booksellers, and audiences are agreeing to take part in the 2022 FOLD Kids Book Fest amidst the lingering conditions of a global pandemic. With this in mind, and being mindful of vulnerable populations at all levels of our organization, the following FOLD safety protocols and precautions will remain in place regardless of changes and adjustments in national and provincial mandates.
All guests will be encouraged to wear masks at FOLD Kids in-person events. Guests, staff and volunteers will also complete rapid tests and will wear masks throughout the venue except when appearing on stage as part of a presentation.
Tickets will be sold to a maximum 60% capacity. All activities — including book sales and author signings — will be set up to minimize crowds. Food and beverage will not be served on-site, but guests are welcome to bring water bottles into the space to maintain hydration. Outdoor reception spaces will be used whenever possible.
COOL MASK CONTEST: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12
Join in the fun by showing your COOL MASK at the FOLD Kids Book Fest on Saturday, November 12! After every event in the Lester B. Pearson Theatre, we’ll award a copy of that event’s book to the youth with the coolest mask in the audience. Show us what you’ve got!