|Circus Aerial Performance for the Vancouver Olympics 2010
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.
|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.
February 4, 2010