Friday the 13th Benefit Circus Performance yields $45,000 for Fort McMurray… and More to Come

Friday the 13th Benefit Circus Performance yields $45,000 for Fort McMurray… and More to Come

 Ft McMurray Poster The previously announced Royal Canadian Circus last minute relocation to the Town of Olds Alberta, and the free benefit performance put on by the cast and crew of the show raised over $15,000 for Fort McMurray relief last night in this small Alberta community.

“What’s more,” said Kerry Moynihan, Director of Guest Experience at Olds College, “our young 4H’ers did an admirable job as ambassadors of Fort McMurray, and collected over $15,000 from the 1500 or so townsfolk and friends who attended. It was a great experience for the kids to get involved like this; community is one of the fundamental tenets of the 4H program.”

He added, “Putting this together on a moment’s notice like this required the participation of the Town of Olds, Mayor Judy Dahl and Council, Mountainview County, Olds College itself, and myriad others who rolled up their sleeves to help. The funds will be turned over to the Canadian Red Cross and according to Town Council, with both the Province of Alberta’s and the Federal Government’s matching grants, we will have generated about $45,000 for Fort McMurray relief. It’s a good feeling to help in our own way, and the kids will never forget the experience; nor will they ever forget this fabulous show.”

Mayor Judy Dahl, who opened the show in a sparkling white tuxedo and family heirloom loaned by ringmaster Joseph Dominick Bauer, expressed her appreciation to the Circus and to all the performers for thinking of Olds, and for coming together for the people of Fort McMurray.

‎Shows continue in Olds this weekend, and throughout Alberta through June 12th, where the Alberta leg of the tour wraps up in Edmonton.

Mr. Moynihan can be reached at (403) 559-6477 or at: kmoynihan@oldscollege.ca‎
Mayor Judy Dahl can be reached by email at: mayor@olds.ca
Town of Olds mailing address: 4512 46 Street Olds, AB T4H 1R5

‎Location: Olds College, Olds, Alberta
Remaining performances:
Saturday, May 14th 7:30pm
Sunday, May 15th 1pm, 5pm

For more information on all the dates and times for the Royal Canadian Circus and this year’s “Spectac! 2016” cities and shows, please visit them at: www.royalcanadiancircus.ca.

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