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WELCOME TO

BIKE AND CIRCUSES

The Greatest Show about Earth
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Our first Bike and Circuses event was held in June and July of 2022. 

See below for event program, photos, and other information. 

Stay tuned for more information on Bike and Circuses 2024.

Ride away with the Circus!

 

Green Kids Inc. is proud to present

Bike and Circuses

 

We invited you to ride, walk or roll your way through a circus of wonders at Whittier Park for an outdoor family-friendly event that celebrates our connection to the Earth.

 

Featuring a cast of 16 performers, this show took audiences on a journey through nature where they encountered acrobats, dancers, musicians, puppets, poetry, magic and more!

Before and after the show audiences were invited to enjoy our interactive lobby, featuring family activities, a bike & pedestrian safety station, a compost booth and more! 

We are proud to declare that Bike and Circuses was a 100% carbon neutral event!  This means that we choose eco-friendly materials and transportation while crafting the show. Almost all set, costumes and props were discarded or second-hand items, and our travel was on foot, bike or transit as much as possible. We also did a comprehensive waste audit, while offsetting our minimal vehicle travel (audience, performers, vendors and volunteers) and purchases. No other theatre event in Winnipeg has ever done this!

 

 

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Need a bike for "Bike and Circuses"?

 

Kendrick's Outdoor Adventures located at The Forks, just a short ride into St. Boniface, has fat tire bikes ready for you to ride the circus!  

 

Click the button to book your bike rental. Book early to guarantee you have a bike on the day and the right time you need.

 

Kendrick’s offers fat bikes for adults/youth (4’10” and up) and kids (3’8” - 4’5”), perfect to ride the circus and trails in Whittier Park.

Go to their home page and click on "Book Your Rental At The Forks". Then scroll down through the calendar to book before your show time.

Land Acknowledgment

We are on Treaty 1 land, the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, the birthplace of the Red River Métis, and the meeting place of the Dakota, Ininíwak, Ithiniwak, Denesułine, Anishininiwak, Inuit, and Nakota.

 

We acknowledge that our drinking water in the City of Winnipeg is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, a community who from 1997 until just months ago lived under a boil water advisory, while Winnipeggers used this resource from their land with little thanks and no reciprocity.  

 

Green Kids is working to educate and inspire future generations of environmentalists, while taking our cues from Indigenous water and land protectors, the original environmentalists on this land.  

 

As we present Bike and Circuses in Whittier and Lagimodière-Gaboury Parks, we are humbled not only by their beauty, but also by their historical significance. Lagimodière-Gaboury Park is the birthplace of Métis leader Louis Riel, founder of Manitoba and leader of the Red River Resistance and the North-West Rebellion. We are grateful to be sharing our production with Winnipeggers in this special place. A portion of the proceeds from Bike and Circuses will be donated to Métis grassroots organisation, Red River Echoes, a collective of Métis people committed to reclaiming their sovereignty, lands, culture, and kinships in Red River and across their Homeland. 

 

As we learn and grow, this Land Acknowledgement will too.

The Show is at:
Whittier Park
836 Rue St Joseph, Winnipeg, MB R2Y 0H8
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How this Winnipeg Performance Went Almost Completely Carbon Neutral

The Dance Current, Published July 14, 2022

by Haley Pauls

An exciting article that features our Bike and Circuses show. 

Bike and Circuses, presented by Green Kids Inc., addressed climate change not only in performance content but also in its creation process

Performers/Creators

Eugene "GeNie" Baffoe

Emma Beach 

Karrie Blackburn 

Anaïs Bossé 

Duncan Cox

Kara Joseph 

Ady Kay 

Nathan Sawatzky-Dyck 

Shanley Spence 

Amber O'Reilly 

Jean van der Merwe 

Kiah Verinder 

Performers/Musicians

John Hirst Anderson

Darryl Buck

Duncan McGregor

Directed and Designed by

Brenda McLean and Daina Leitold

Outside Eye Consultation

Loc Lu

Production Staff

Julia Cirillo

Graphic Design by

Ashley (Ash) Marie Singh

Graphic Design of "Lady on Bike" by

Dave Pruden

Publicist

Ginny Collins

 

Graphic Design - Site Maps

Sherpa.McKim 

Box Office Manager

Kat Day

Carpenter

Keith Damboise

Sewers/Cutters

Martha Schram, Carly Gallant

Production Assistant

Scott Wilson

Painters

Anaïs Bossé, Eric Bossé, Hannah Erickson, Hannah Minuk, Duncan McGregor, Christopher Sobczak

Consultants

Seraph-Eden Boroditsky, Nova Courchene,

Hannah Foulger, Loc Lu

 

Green Kids Board of Directors

Jeff Golfman, Michael Hancharyk, Delaine Russo, Alissa Watson

 

Green Kids Advisors

Loc Lu, Sam Soloway, Spenser Payne, Brian Richardson, Tyrell Witherspoon

Artist's Photos and Bios

Funders

We are honoured to have financial support from: