The cool, crisp August weather is the perfect time to check out the Shrine circus with your family. The kids were thrilled to have their faces painted before the show and grab some yummy snacks as the lights dimmed. This year’s performance was phenomenal! We had a great time at the Shrine circus last year and were pleased to see how much they had reinvented the show this time around. It was an entirely different performance. I couldn’t help but admire the dedication of the circus families working hard year round to offer a fantastic new show that is fun for the whole family.
We held our breath as the stunning acrobats climbed high near the top of the tent; flipped and twirled in perfect synchronization to THE song of the year. I’ll let you take one guess. From a movie that starts with an F and you/your kids may have seen it 10-94 times already this year (umm…errr. hypothetically speaking of course!).
The clowns were fun as always, entertaining and wacky. I loved how they really get the audience into the show (Go and you’ll know exactly what I mean!).
I am a HUGE fan of horses as you may know. Erika Zerbini (also known as the Horse Whisperer) did not disappoint. Her majestic white horses were elegant, beautiful and breathtakingly graceful. I was awestricken as they strode across the stage.
One of our family’s favourite acts was the Dragomir Troupe, a high flying teeterboard act of seven Romanian acrobat performers who are catapulted high in the air. They have won awards in Romania, Spain, Holland and France. Their physical strength, energy and momentum was both electrifying and gravity defying. We were blown away by their sheer strength as they balanced five people high into the air supported by one man. The kids could not stop talking about it! This act is new to the Shrine circus and to North America and was definitely a crowd favourite.
I highly recommend you check out all the amazing entertainment for yourself. Be sure to use promo code FUN to get two tickets for the price of one!
LASALLE – 17 Shows
Carrefour Angrignon – 7077 boul. Newman,
LaSalle. QB H8N 1X1
Aug 14 to Aug 25, 2014
Tickets also available at Lasalle Boston Pizza, 6857 Newman Blvd
LAVAL – 17 Shows
Centropolis – 1799 Avenue Pierre Péladeau, Laval, QC H7T 2Y5 Aug 28 to Sept 7, 2014
Laval Boston Pizza, 450 Promenade Centropolis
PARC JEAN DRAPEAU – 14 Shows
Sep 12 to Sep 21, 2014
We had such a great time at the opening night that I just had to share my Storify with you! Check it out and see for yourself.