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The Greatest Show about Earth

Coming August 7th-11th
Shifting Gears:
Bike andCircuses 2024

Whittier Park

Our first Bike and Circuses was held in June of 2022. See below for event program, photos, and other information. 

Ride away with the Circus!


In 2022, Green Kids Inc. proudly presented the first

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 and a bike & pedestrian safety station. 

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 and tracked our minimal vehicle travel (audience, performers, vendors and volunteers) and purchases. This was a first for a Winnipeg production.




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


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 


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


Ginny Collins


Graphic Design - Site Maps


Box Office Manager

Kat Day


Keith Damboise


Martha Schram, Carly Gallant

Production Assistant

Scott Wilson


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

Artist's Photos and Bios


We are honoured to have financial support from: