#FamilyFun at @theshrinecircus 2014 #Montreal #review

By in Reviews on August 18, 2014
The Shrine Circus is in Montreal! My kids could not have been more excited to attend the opening night in Lasalle as special VIP guests. We joined Ringmaster Richard Curtis and his beautiful wife Kimberly Zerbini as they gave us a special behind the scenes tour of the circus. We were thrilled to see Marie and Shelley the elephants bathing before the show and even catch a glimpse of some of the 400 pounds of hay they consume every single day!

 

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.

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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.

24 thoughts on “#FamilyFun at @theshrinecircus 2014 #Montreal #review

  1. 1

    That looks like so much fun!! My boys LOVE the circus :)

  2. 2

    Nothing better than a night out at the circus to keep things interesting. I recently went to one in Cambodia and it was one of the best nights of the trip.

  3. 3

    We went to the circus last year and we loved it! The amazing stunts kept our eyes wide open and then I read Water for Elephants.. great book that put an understanding to the circus.

  4. 4

    Looks like a lot of fun. Love the photos.

  5. 5

    I haven’t been to a circus in so long. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  6. 6

    wow what a fun time you had. circuses are so much fin to go to.

  7. 7

    the circus is always a fun outing for the family
    we particularly enjoy the horse acts

  8. thelesleyshow
    8

    Looks like you had a fun time at the Shrine Circus 2014 in Montreal. I’m not much of the circus but I think you did an excellent review here.

  9. 9

    That is so cool. I love elephants. I got to ride one at a circus once but I want to do it again.

  10. 10

    I’ve never been to a circus before, looks like something fun to give a try.

  11. 11

    Great pics, and your children looked like they had a night they will never forget!

  12. 12

    Your children look like they enjoyed that show for sure. You too! I am impressed if that is them on the elephant.

  13. 13

    Looks like you had an amazing time at the circus! I know my daughter would be totally in awe of everything that goes on.

  14. 14

    Looks like everyone had a blast! We have been to a few locally and the kids always have a great time.

  15. 15

    I haven’t been to a circusin a very very long time. Looks like you all enjoyed yourselves.

  16. 16

    LOVE the elephant pic! That looks like so much fun. I’ve actually never been to a circus… so it’d be so much fun to take my girls! I’m sure they’d love it. Wonder if the circus ever makes it to Victoria? I’ve never heard of one here. Must look it up now. :)

  17. 17

    Yay for the circus!! We had so much fun at Shrine Circus last year!! I’m so hoping we get to go back this year!

  18. 18

    Looks like you all had a great time! It’s been a while since I’ve been to the circus but I’m hoping one day we can take the kids

  19. 19

    How fun! Looks like they had a blast!

  20. 20

    What an amazing time to spend with the family. I haven’t been to a circus since I was 4ish! I will have to see when they come close to my area, my son would love this!

  21. 21

    so much fun! I can’t remember the last time I went to the circus. Would love to take my son one day.

  22. 22

    What a great experience you had! We went to the circus last year! My kids were amazed! We had so much fun! I recommend this circus to EVERYONE!

  23. 23

    We took our kids to the Big Apple Circus. It was fun- but it lacked the luster of the real big top!

  24. Aisha Kristine Chong
    24

    Now that was cool – I never rode an elephant before but I sure would like to try lol

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