Archive for June, 2013

Summer at the PNE… FORUM!

Posted on 06/28/2013 at 4:16pm

MapIn order for our beloved Garden Auditorium to be completely rejuvenated, CircusWest has to move to the PNE Forum for the summer! Here is a map (click to enlarge) and a few tips to find your way…



1. All classes and Summer camps will be at the Forum
The whole installation will move to the PNE Forum, so CircusWest’s activities can take place as planned and in the same conditions.
Our entrance at the Forum will be at the glass doors on the south side of the building.

2. Please enter at Gate 2 and park in Lot 1
Once you come through Gate 2 (at Renfrew Street), turn right immediately to find Lot 1.

3. Remember our summer office hours
If you have any questions or request, we will be at the Forum Monday to Friday (except for July 1st and August 5) from 9AM to 4PM. Feel free to come by!

This weekend, follow the guide!

Posted on 06/21/2013 at 4:47pm

WeekendCircusWest is everywhere! June 21-23, we are hosting Madskillz festival and organizing our Year End Showcase at the PNE Garden Auditorium, and taking part in the Dragon Boat Festival at Creekside. 

You can check out the schedules here…
The Year End Showcase
Madskillz 2013
Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival
… Or follow your very own CircusWest tour guide!

Friday, June 21

You have an appointment with fun at the PNE Garden Auditorium: until 7:30pm, Madskillz’ workshops take over the gym. Come learn from the best!
At 9PM, it’s show time at Creekside: the opening celebrations of the Dragon Boat Festival include a blazing performance from the Madskillz jugglers.

Saturday, June 22

It’s Pancakes & Jam time outside CircusWest starting at 10AM!
The registrations for Madskillz’ workshops open at noon, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy this improvised breakfast… While admiring young talent! At 10:30AM, CircusWest’s Year End Showcase has the floor until noon.
If you’re not feeling like bending and sweating, come spend the afternoon with us at Creekside! Workshops for kids until 7PM and circus performances for everybody at the Dragon’s Den Kids Stage: that’s what we call a day off.
Time for the kids to get some rest… And time for the grownups to party! From 11PM to 3AM, swing by the PNE Garden Auditorium!

Sunday, June 23

Nothing too crazy to end a busy weekend: come see the CirKids perform at the 10:30AM Year End Showcase.
Are you up to some workshops? Don’t forget to sign up for Madskillz’ early afternoon fun! Otherwise, time to go chill out at Creekside
But don’t forget to be back at the PNE for Games for All & Raffle Draw from 2:30 to 4:30pm!


The Year End Showcase is not over! Come back on Monday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 26 at the PNE Garden Auditorium for some dangerously cute performances!

Welcome, CircusWest Member.

Posted on 06/04/2013 at 3:54pm


At our last Annual General Meeting (Nov 24, 2012), CircusWest Performing Arts Society approved a new Constitution and Bylaws – replacing those established in 1984. Things have changed in 29 years and we needed to update our rules to reflect the way the world works now.

One of the things we changed is how membership works. Lots of folks thought they were members of CircusWest but actually very few people were. Now, all of our families will be members, entitled to vote at the AGM and other General and Special meetings of the Society, able to access the benefits of our Member loyalty program (details coming soon – look for great discounts on a wide variety of goods and services) and, of course, able to enroll in CircusWest courses, classes and workshops.

Memberships will run September through August and will cost $15 per year.

Membership fees will begin to be collected as of priority registration in June 2013 for the 2013-2014 circus season.