Tim Webster works extra hours at his day job to make sure he has time off to work some more.
“I don’t really get vacation,” said Tim, who along with his wife, Xiam, is a driving force behind Kids Fringe, the free, family-friendly events that happen along with the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. “But the Fringe, it’s so much fun, it doesn’t really matter.”
“It’s the best job in the whole world,” said Xiam, “because I get to make a whole festival for my family, and they tell me how I did.”
This year, the Websters’ three children are also in on the act, with one daughter in charge of the craft tent, another daughter in charge of the busking circle, and their five-year-old son, who is in charge of using the slide whistle to announce when storytelling time is about to begin.
“At least, I hope he’ll do it,” laughed Xiam.
Kids Fringe runs every day during the festival from noon-6 p.m. and is located on Albert Street next to Old Market Square. All activities are free, and kids must be accompanied by an adult.