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Shrine On! The Shrine Circus Is Coming To #Ottawa ~ WIN Your VIP Family Pass Here!

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Famous circus family, the Zerbini’s are bringing back the Shrine Circus to Ottawa, for 7 great shows at the RA Centre (parking lot) August 8-10, 2014, under Canada’s most beautiful big top!

If you are a regular Canadian Blog House reader, you may remember that we had the chance to go on a “behind the scenes” tour of the Shrine Circus when they came to town last summer.

Celebrating their 251st year of the Zerbini Family Circus, this year’s Shrine Circus promises to feature a fresh mix of spectacular entertainment in a traditional circus setting:


The famed Garcia Family will perform the thrilling Human Cannonball and the Death Defying Wheel of Destiny.  Along with the spectacular Garcia thrill acts, the 2014 all new showcase includes the TARZAN Zerbini performing Elephants, the Year of the Horse Spectacular with the Zerbini Liberty Horses and Zamperla Zoppe Jioke Acrobatic Riders, plus Trapeze and Aerial Artistry, Juggling, Sword Balancing, the Perilous Pole Perch, Musical Comedy, High Flying Teeterboard Acrobatics, Classical Clowns & more!


The annual Shrine Circus is one of the largest fraternal events sponsored by The Shriners.  The Shrine Circus provides a quality fun filled family experience with proceeds going to great causes – the good work of Shriners in YOUR community.  KIDS UP FRONT is also the designated agency giving deserving children an opportunity to come and see the show.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Tickets to the Ottawa show can be purchased online at the Shrine Circus website with an OLINE DISCOUNT available: $30 each (2 for 1)  Use PROMO CODE: HOT DOG.  You can also purchase tickets on-site at the Shrine Circus Big Top Box Office from 10AM – 8PM on show days.  Don’t live in Ottawa? Be sure to check out the Shrine Circus website to see when the Big Top may be coming to a city near you! 

Guess what? Canadian Blog House is giving away a VIP Family Pass (for 4) to see the Shrine Circus when it comes to Ottawa August 8-10th (your choice of date)!! That’s right…you saw those magical words…VIP!  You and your 3 guests will get the chance to go BEHIND THE SCENES of the Shrine Circus on a VIP Backstage Tour just like we did!! Meet Marie and Shelly the Elephants AND get 1 Elephant ride for 2 persons on Marie in the circus ring at Intermission. Prepare to be amazed!!

Here’s how you can enter to WIN!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  Canadian Blog House was provided with complimentary passes to the Ottawa Shrine Circus in exchange for this review.  All opinions are our own.

  1. July 31, 2014

    Crystal Dubeau

    I went to the circus once, and loved it! I love the tigers! 🙂 I would love to bring the kids… 🙂 Such a great experience!

    • August 1, 2014


      Glad you’ve had a chance to attend the circus, Crystal 🙂 The kids would definitely love it. Thanks for entering!

      • August 1, 2014

        Crystal Dubeau

        We have 4 kids, and I think the adults would be just as excited as them… lol 🙂

  2. July 29, 2014


    I love to watch all the thrilling high-wire and trapeze artists! I also love to watch the glee and amazement on all the kids faces as they watch the performance!

    • July 29, 2014


      So true, Evelyn! The kids are really what it’s all about! Thanks for entering!

  3. July 22, 2014

    Life of K

    I love the trapeze artists – amazing!

    • July 29, 2014


      Me too Life of K!! Hope you get a chance to go to the circus 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  4. July 17, 2014


    We have never been to a real circus before, but I think I’d like the acrobats the best – amazing!

    • July 29, 2014


      I just love circus acrobats, Rene, and I’m always in awe of what they can do so high up in the air! Thanks for entering!

  5. July 17, 2014

    Jeff Skidmore

    Hoping at 52 to finally see a circus on my birthday which is Aug 9th.

    • July 17, 2014


      Wow Jeff! I think it’s time for you to see the circus!! Sure would be a fun way to celebrate your bday! Happy (early) Birthday to you! Thanks for entering!

  6. July 17, 2014


    I remember the last time I went was when I was really young. Around 7-8. My favourite act was anything to do with fire because it looked cool. Hoping to go this time with my siblings.

    • July 17, 2014


      The fire acts are usually pretty spectacular, Samantha 🙂 I sure couldn’t do those! Thanks for entering!

  7. July 17, 2014

    melissa fowers

    My kids would LOVE going to this!!

    • July 17, 2014


      That’s what it’s really about, Melissa…the kids! They just love it. It’s so fun to watch their faces light up watching all the acts. Then there is the treats and the face painting, and we all know how much kids love those things 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  8. July 17, 2014

    Joy M.

    many years ago – I love the animal acts (but always hope they are treated respectfully) – high wire acts are exciting too – they make me hold my breath!!

    • July 17, 2014


      Me too, Joy. I’m a huge animal lover so I totally feel the same way. From what I saw last year, from the conditions they were kept in, to the way I saw handlers treating them when they didn’t know we were watching, I felt good about it. Animals who fear humans do not act friendly and trusting around people, and this was definitely not the case with the elephants or horses we got up close and personal to. They were so lovely, friendly and calm and I did not sense any distress. I happen to love the human acrobatics – my favourite part of the circus 🙂 Thanks for entering, Joy!!

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