BIKE AND CIRCUSES
The Greatest Show about Earth
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!
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.
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:
836 Rue St Joseph, Winnipeg, MB R2Y 0H8
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
Eugene "GeNie" Baffoe
Jean van der Merwe
John Hirst Anderson
Directed and Designed by
Brenda McLean and Daina Leitold
Outside Eye Consultation
Graphic Design by
Ashley (Ash) Marie Singh
Graphic Design of "Lady on Bike" by
Box Office Manager
Martha Schram, Carly Gallant
Anaïs Bossé, Eric Bossé, Hannah Erickson, Hannah Minuk, Duncan McGregor, Christopher Sobczak
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