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WELCOME TO

BIKE AND CIRCUSES

The Greatest Show about Earth
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Coming August 7th-11th, 2024
at Whittier Park

Ride Away with the Circus!

Green Kids Inc. is proud to present

Bike and Circuses 2024

Roll right up - Bike and Circuses is back - and with an exciting new path!

 

Get ready for a performance that will leave you on the edge of your (bike) seat! Audiences will be led on a tour of the park, stopping every few minutes to take in a new show. 

 

This year's show boasts a dazzling team of Winnipeg theatre, dance, music and circus artists all coming together in one beautiful park.

 

Our stage is set, and the message is clear: It's time to act for the future of the environment and generations to come.

 

Book your tickets now and be a part of this unique event.

TICKETS

Pay What You Choose

$10 / $20 / $30 (plus service fees)

FREE: for 4 and Under

FREE: Wednesday, August 7th, 2 pm Preview

SHOWTIMES

 

Wednesday, August 7

Afternoon - Preview Walking / Slow Roll Preview Performances - 2:00 PM

Evening - Bike Performances - 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30PM

 

Thursday, August 8

Evening - Bike Performances - 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30PM

 

Friday, August 9

Afternoon - Walking / Slow Roll Performances - 2:00 & 2:30PM

Evening - Bike Performances - 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30PM

 

Saturday, August 10

Afternoon - Bike Performances - 2:00, 2:30 & 3:00PM

Evening - Bike Performances - 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30PM

 

Sunday, August 11

Afternoon - Accessible Path Performances - 1:00 & 3:00PM

Evening - Bike Performances - 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30PM

ACCESSIBILITY

It’s a show you can see on the seat of your bike!  

But you do not need a bike to enjoy this event - walk or roll with us on your choice of wheels! All kinds of human-powered devices are welcome and choose the route/show that works best for you. Contact Daina at daina@greenkids.com if you have any questions about this event, including how to choose the show format that’s best for you.

 

Bike Shows 

Bring your bike and enjoy a ride through luscious parkland and dense forest, stopping every few minutes to take in a performance piece. This option is best for fairly confident bike riders. You will be on a smooth gravel path as well as some hilly trails through the riverbed forest.  

Running Time - up to 90 minutes

Route Distance - approx. 3km

Group Size - up to 20 people

 

Walking / Slow Roll Shows

Bring your walking shoes and enjoy a stroll through Whittier Park’s Riparian forest, stopping every few minutes to take in a performance piece. This option is best for pedestrians, folks pushing strollers, bike riders who prefer to ride at a slower pace. The trail includes a smooth gravel path as well as some hilly sections through the riverbed forest. 

Running Time - up to 110 minutes

Route Distance - approx. 3km

Group Size - up to 30 people

 

Accessible Path Shows

Roll or stroll along the Active Transportation path in Whittier Park, stopping every couple minutes to take in a performance piece. This show has shorter distances between stages, with seating along the path and at each stage. The trail is smooth gravel, wide, and flat, with some small hills or changes in elevation. 

Running Time - up to 60 minutes

Route Distance - approx. 600m

Group Size - up to 40 people

THINGS TO KNOW

 

So you’re coming to Bike and Circuses!  
  • There will be an interactive lobby with activities for all ages and abilities with community groups offering hot tips and info about cycling and being eco-friendly.  You can come early or stay late to take this part in.
  • You will be led from stage to stage by a Host.  Your Host will return you and your group to the Box Office at the end of the show.
  • Our Box Office is located between the Whittier Park parking lot and Fort Gibraltar.
  • There are accessible washrooms on site, near the box office.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle.  We will have water on site to refill it.
  • Be prepared for the weather.  Shows will continue through light rain.  Consider bug spray, clothing layers, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, comfortable footwear, and rain gear.
  • If you are coming to a Bike Show, please bring your own bicycle. Need a bike?  You can rent from these nearby shops, located at The Forks, just 2.5kms from the event site:
https://shop.plainbicycle.org/collections/summer-rentals
https://www.kendricksoutdooradventures.com/rentals/

 

GETTING THERE

 

Whittier Park is located in St. Boniface, a stone’s throw from downtown, and is best known as the place where Festival du Voyageur takes place.

 

Bike: (Bike Routes Map Here). Most online maps have a filter that will show biking options, including bike lanes and paths, you can check out some options here.

 

Bus: The #10 bus will drop you off a 10-minute walk from the park. (Link to Navigo Here)

Transit Plus Drop Off and Pick-Up: is at Whittier Park, 836 rue St. Joseph.

 

Driving: If driving, there is free parking at the park.

The Show is at:
Whittier Park
836 Rue St Joseph, Winnipeg, MB R2Y 0H8
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THE ARTISTS

 

The Creative Team (To Date)

Daina Leitold - Event Co-Producer / Director

Brenda McLean - Event Co-Producer / Director

Lil Borger - Creator / Performer

Jo Burdon - Host / Production Assistant

Nova Courchene - Creator / Director

Sativa Kawakami - Creator

Adrianna Kollar - Performer (Bike Safety is No Joke!)

Brittany Lagassé - Creator / Performer

Mario Lagassé - Creator / Performer

Loc Lu - Creator / Performer

Amy McPherson - Costume Designer (for Niin Anishinaabekwe)

Hera Nalam - Creator / Performer

Eric Rae -  Host / Production Assistant

Heather Russell-Smith - Creator / Performer

Kathleen Starr - Performer

Charlene Van Buekenhout - Creator / Performer

Anne-Marie Williot - Creator / Performer

Cynthia Wolfe-Nolin - Clown Coach

Tanja Woloshen - Creator / Performer

 

The Support Team (To Date)

Riva Billows – Social Media Coordinator

Eric Bossé - Technical Director

Seraph-Eden Boroditsky - Consultant

Kirby Cote - Consultant

Shirli Ewanchuk - Medicine Person and Traditional Teacher

Greg Klassen - Publicist

Ashley Marie Singh - Graphic Design

Graphic Design of "Lady on Bike" - Dave Pruden

Steve Vande Vyvere - Carpenter

Meet Our Artists and Support Team

Bike and Circuses
Land Acknowledgment

 

We are on Treaty 1 land, the home of Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Long Plains First Nation, Peguis First Nation, Roseau River Anishinaabe First Nation, Sagkeeng First Nation, Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation, Swan Lake First Nation and the birthplace of the Red River Métis.

 

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 two years 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 environmental stewards, while following the lead of Indigenous knowledge keepers and water and land protectors, the original environmentalists on this land.

 

As we present Bike and Circuses in Whittier Park, we are humbled not only by its beauty, but also by its historical significance. Our event takes place near Fort Gibraltar, a monument to Métis history in Manitoba. The neighboring park, Lagimodière-Gaboury, is the birthplace of Métis leader Louis Riel, founder and first Premier of Manitoba and leader of both the Red River and North-West Resistance. We are excited to be sharing our production with Winnipeggers in this special place. 

 

This Land Acknowledgement will grow and change as we do.

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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

Funders

We are honoured to have financial support from: