Calling all cat lovers, this one is for you! For all of our friends out there who have been sucked into YouTube’s cat-video vortex on more than one occasion, the Fair at the PNE has something purr-fect for you. Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival is coming to Vancouver during the Fair at the PNE where a bevy of cute, grumpy, crazy and pretty much any type of cat video awaits!
The internet cat video festival originally kicked as part of the Toronto Film Festival, hosted by Laureen Harper (In case you don’t know, she just so happens to be the Prime Minister’s wife)! I guess you can say cat video’s now have an official government seal of approval.
Not that you need a reason to watch 35 minutes of cat video’s twice a day at The Fair, but, if you did, this festival has a message behind it as well. It is co-presented by the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies: a society dedicated to improving cat welfare. To quote from their website: “We love them [cats] on the internet but in real life cats need our help.” Doing good and watching cat videos at the same time? Sounds like our kind of party.
These days all it takes to be an internet star is: a) your smartphone b) an adorable cat and c) a hilarious video on that smartphone of said cat just being adorable and voila! The Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival is happening from August 19 to September 1 at the Rogers Digital Venue in Celebration Plaza at The Fair. We’re also having a special premiere event at 5pm on Sunday, August 17 in the Pacific Coliseum, don’t miss it!