Free circus performances at Jack Poole Plaza on Canada Day

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Circus performers will take the stage at downtown Vancouver’s waterfront on Wednesday to mark the nation’s 148th birthday.

The performances will take place just south of the Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza as part of the largest Canada Day celebration outside Ottawa. Eight acts will be featured, including aerial gymnastics, juggling, Chinese pole and trampoline acts.

The show will be a “Canadian themed-perfomance,” with all the acts queued to Canadian music and performers sourced from the Vancouver Circus School. The show will also feature two performers who toured with Cirque du Soleil for over a decade, in shows such as Mystery and Delirium.

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“I think the day itself is going to be a ton of fun, I’m particularly looking forward to the trampoline act,” said Travis Johnson, co-owner of the Vancouver Circus School. “Doing outdoor trampoline acts is always more fun.”

Performances at the location are scheduled for 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m, with a duration of 30 minutes for each showtime.

Canada Day at Canada Place events also include the waterfront festival throughout the day, the downtown Vancouver parade beginning at 7 p.m. and the two-barge Burrard Inlet fireworks display at 10:30 p.m.

Canada Place circus show

What: Circus performance for Canada Day
When: 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on July 1
Where: Jack Poole Plaza, near the Olympic Cauldron
Cost: FREE!

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