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‘Circus for Circus’ to Assist At-Risk Youth

February 5, 2014 7:29 PM | Entertainment

Circus for Circus

Circus for Circus is February 21 at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People. (HANDOUT)

The Forks was the setting for a high-flying acrobatic-like scene on Wednesday, as organizers of the upcoming Circus for Circus event put on a public demonstration.

The fundraiser on February 21 is in support of the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival C.A.M.P. program, helping to build confidence and healthy creativity in at-risk youth in Manitoba.

C.A.M.P. (Circus and Magic Partnership) teaches kids circus skills and other impressive tricks, and will benefit from a cocktail event at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People. The evening will include performances from aerialists, hoop dancers, and jugglers.

Circus for Circus is an initiative of Sara Shyiak, a Red River College student in the Creative Communications program and an aerial artist. Performers include the Take Flight Aerial & Acrobatic Troupe, who will be performing on silks, Amy Blaze performing with hoops, and Robin Chestnut with a juggling set.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at CircusforCircus.com.

— Staff