Shrine Circus coming to town
The circus returns to Brampton thrill children of all ages at the Powerade Centre, at 7575 Kennedy Rd South, from July 5 to 14.
June 28, 2013
BRAMPTON,ONTARIO— The circus returns to Brampton thrill children of all ages at the Powerade Centre, at 7575 Kennedy Rd South, from July 5 to 14.
The Shrine Circus is coming to Brampton for two weeks in July, for the first time since 2003.
“It’s pretty exciting that we’re bringing the Big Top back to Brampton,” said Cathy Sproule, a representative of Festival Express.
At the heart of the circus is the Zerbini family. The Zerbinins can trace their circus roots back more than ten generations and have been performing publicly since 1763.
Sproule explained that Festival Express decided that it was time for the circus to return to Brampton.
“Brampton is the place to be,” she said.
Tarzan Zerbini, operator of TZ Productions— the company that puts on the circus— has planned a show like no other in celebration of 250 years of family history as circus performers. To celebrate this historic milestone, Zerbini has pulled out all the stops. The show will feature performances by some of the best circus acts in the world, all of whom, like the Zerbinis can trace their circus roots back over many generations.
Along with the traditional clowns and acrobats, one of the circus’s star attractions is Tarzan’s daughter Erika Zerbini, who will be performing in the centre ring with live Bengal tigers, along with show horses and elephants.
Sproule explained that this show marks the largest number of tigers ever brought into Canada at one time.
A portion of the proceeds from the Shrine Circus will be donated to Kids Up Front, a charity that provides needy children and their families with access to cultural and sporting events.
The Shrine Circus will be performing at various locations in the Greater Toronto Area until August 5.