The Shrine Circus is in #Quebec #Review
There are certain experiences from our childhood that we remember our entire lives. Moments that become etched in our memories and make such an impression that they stay with us into adulthood. Attending a circus is one of them. I was privileged to share that same wonderful experience with my own children this past week when I was invited to attend the Shrine Circus’ VIP night in Pincourt.
This year marks their 250th Anniversary. I was amazed by how much I learnt about the circus behind the scenes as well as how well the animals are cared for. The animals of the Shrine Circus are not taken from the wild, but rather are born in captivity and tend to have a longer life expectancy than their wild counterparts due to the extraordinary care and attention they receive.
My son was over the moon in anticipation of seeing a real elephant, and Shelly did not disappoint! She was so friendly. I loved listening to the amazing Ringmaster, Richard Curtis, tell us about the 150 lbs of hay and 50 gallons of water the elephants consume every time they eat, which is about three times a day or so. When we were leaving the circus after the show I was pleased to see the elephants surrounded by hay, happily chomping away. My kids had the wonderful opportunity to ride the elephants at intermission! It’s definitely worth the $10 and I highly suggest you check it out.
I walked into the Big Top and smelled that unique scent of popcorn, warm nachos and animals. It brought back a flood of memories from my childhood. The sound of children shrieking with excitement, the buzz of a crowd filling the seats and the magnificent structures assembled and disassembled before our eyes by expertly trained professionals. I was in awe at the hard work that goes into putting together such a fantastic production. It’s amazing to see what a family event the Shrine Circus is! We were greeted at the entrance by children not a whole lot older than my own only to see them performing amazing feats in the show a short while later.
You can see the hard work and dedication of the circus families. I had read up on the families before the show on the blog. This is more than just their livelihood. They spend their lives training and perfecting their art.
The Shrine Circus is pretty special to me for a number of reasons but the main one is because the Shriner’s hospital helped out someone very close to me when she was a teenager. Her growth was stunted and she could not walk properly due to a curvature in her spine. With the help of a half body brace and therapy at the Shriner’s hospital she was able to walk normally and lead a normal life.
I am equally impressed by the Kids Up Front charity that the Shrine Circus has partnered with. They provide complimentary tickets to under privileged children/families who otherwise would not have the means to attend.
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It is wholesome family goodness. It is getting back in touch with the lost art of live entertainment and appreciating the hard work that goes into perfecting each and every act. Be it twirling by their necks while suspended high into the air, juggling knives or the backwards double somersaults. The Shrine Circus is here in Quebec and you don’t want to miss it!
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