Circus Aerial Performance for the Vancouver Olympics 2010
    Lions Bay Olympic Torch Relay – British Columbia, Feb 4th, 2010

    Event Overview
    Residents and spectators were lined en route. Festive music played, two
    Olympic mascots and stilt walkers entertained the crowds. Volunteers handed
    out ribbons to create a sea of colour.  The Olympic flag flew at the hall and
    welcome signs were in the official Olympic languages. The event not only  
    celebrated the Olympics, but community spirit.  It expressed pride and
    appreciation for who we are and where we live.hThere were between 500 and
    750 people there to enjoy the afternoon in gorgeous Lion's Bay.

    Spectators were lead by bagpiper, Stu Morton, to the underpass, where the
    Circus Aerials performances took place.

    Margaret Langford, (White Water Kayak),, thanked Klatle-Bhi Sam who gave a
    blessing and shared her story and then, introduced THE CIRCUS AERIALS
    performance. Two acrobats, dressed in bob sled costumes ascended silks from
    the ground up and perform a choreographed piece to local music performed
    live.   Torch/fire costumed stilters as part of the act appeared.  The act was for
    the duration of the song "Fire", sung live, by Karen Fowlie.

    The Mayor of Lion's Bay  announced the Lions Bay musicians who performed a
    song they had written for this event, accompanied by a music video of Lion's Bay.
    This was followed by another inspirational song by local musicians.

    John Smart, (Free Style) came onto stage, gave an inspirational message and
    then made an announcement for the unveiling of a local cedar carving.  The Head
    Carver, Daryl Loppe and artist Michael Tickner were on stage and their was
    video footage of the creation.  A 200 piece tile mosaic that was created by the
    youth of Lions Bay as a legacy to the Olympics coming through our Village was
    unveiled.  Selected children came on stage to share their hopes and dreams for
    the Olympics.  Oh Canada was lead by the McPhee’s.  

    Samantha Srigley, (Figure Skater) then introduced the shadow show on stage
    where dancers depicted winter sports performed to the music of the McPhee’s.  

    Meyrick Jones, International Para-athlete Competitor, (all winter and summer
    events) will gave an inspirational message and introduced the next and final
    performance, by THE CIRCUS AERIALS, performed to “This is our Time”.The
    mayor of Lion's Bay closed with final thanks.

    There was an Olympic tent where people saw the original 1936 Berlin Olympic
    torch and met  local Olympians, Margaret Langford, John Smart and Samantha
    Srigley and Para-athlete Meyrick Jones, International Competitor, (all events)
    who were invited to attend and sign autographs.  This was an opportunity for
    people to hear stories, ask questions and have some spectacular photo
    opportunities in scenic Lion's Bay.
Circus Aerials -  Event - Lion's Bay Olympic Torch Celebration
Cori is a Circus aerialist who performs on aerial silks and swinging trapeze. She teaches classes in aerial silks. Aerial silks is also referred to as aerial tissu, aerial fabric and aerial tissue. Classes in
swinging trapeze and other circus aerials  activities are offered by The Circus Aerials Scoiety.

E-mail: info@circusaerials.com
Olympic Torch
Celebration!

Lion's Bay,
British Columbia
February 4, 2010

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