During the Christmas break, many parents wonder what to do with their kids to keep them entertained so that the dreaded phrase “I’m bored” is not heard. Well, thanks to the partnership of FCSS, Synergy and the Chestermere Regional Recreation Centre – problem solved.
During December 28, 29 and 30th, Flyin’ Bobs Circus Camp was held at the Chestermere Rec Centre where kids ranging in ages from 9-17 were taught many of the tricks and stunts of the circus. Juggling, tight rope walking, stilt walking and barrel walking were just a few of the amazing things these kids learned in just a few short days.
The three day training ended with a free to the public performance where these budding circus stars showed off their newly developed skills. The crowd was dazzled as these amazing kids put on a great performance.
The Community Circus Camp concept is based on an initiative begun in Winnipeg ten years ago to create a program for youth and youth at risk, ages 9 to 14, to acquire self-esteem building skills through unique physical activity. These skills develop into performance, and can lead to job and career opportunities. Flyin’ Bob has run many of these camps across Canada. This was the first time that the circus camp has been ran in Chestermere, but it is hoped that it will become an annual event.