Archive for July, 2013

This epic summer isn’t over yet!

Posted on 07/31/2013 at 5:35pm

CircusWest’s full day camps at the PNE had a great finale: 40 children performed for an audience of more than 200 people, in a Friday afternoon showcase worth remembering! But summer isn’t over yet. SIGN UP for our Bayview, Creekside or Richmond August camps and learn the real meaning of fun!

Last Show

No less than 120 kids had the time of their lives at CircusWest’s July 2013 summer camps, at the PNE forum, but also and for the first time at Earl Marriott Secondary School in Surrey. The reason for this shining success? There is no place like circus to learn, have fun and make friends.


“I didn’t know my kid would achieve so many things after only five days of training”, most parents say at the end of the weekly showcase. “They all help each other performing, even if some kids are more athletic than others, they all get to shine”, others add. Same goes for this week’s mini camps: who would’ve thought that 5 to 6 year olds would be able to ride a unicycle? Well, they are!


But summer camp is not the end of it! Remember, CircusWest has a year-long program for every kid, teen and adult. So help us spread the word about circus fun!

Alice is back!

Posted on 07/26/2013 at 10:19am

AliceCardsYou’ve missed our last May Show (how is that even possible?!) or you’ve been dreaming of following Alice in her incredible journey again? Here’s your chance: CircusWest is opening for the RCMP Musical Ride at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium on August 27!


In this 15 minutes director’s cut of A Circus in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter leads Alice through a series of acts, including juggling, acrobatics, unicycle, the famous stacking cards act…  But also some nice surprises!


After CircusWest’s dynamic and evocative opening, a colorful Canadian tradition will take the stage: the troop of 32 horses and riders will perform a variety of cavalry drills choreographed to music, including its famous dome formation, once featured on the back of the Canadian $50 bill.


Tickets are available at or the Shadbolt Centre Box Office. They are $10 general admission, free for children five and under. Proceeds from ticket sales will support the Rotary Club of Burnaby Foundation’s charitable projects and programming, and the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which supports the Special Olympics.