Royal Canadian Circus Holding Benefit Show for Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario

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August 12th show will help grant wishes for local children

July 19th, 2016 – OTTAWA, ON – The all new Royal Canadian Circus SPECTAC!TM will open with a free show at 4pm, Friday August 12th, 2016 at the R.C.G.T. parking lot under the Big Top with all proceeds (by donation) going to Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario.
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The free show is part of seven amazing shows August 12th to 14th under the European Big Top that will showcase an internationally renowned cast coming from Kyrgyzstan to Cuba, Romania to Peru and Argentina, Brazil to Switzerland, and includes daredevils, acrobats, horsemen, aerialists, illusionists, hoopsters, clowns and more.

All proceeds from this show will go directly to Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario to help grant magical wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

rcc ottawa 4SPECTAC!TM will showcase an international cast including: the famed Flying Pages Trapeze, the Russian Swing, the death defying Wheel of Destiny with Joseph Bauer, the Acrobatic Arial Strap with Nathan Valencia, the Chinese Pole Acrobats, the Kambarov Equine Riders, the Bilea Quick Change Transformations Act, Hula Hoops, Argentinian Unicyclists and more.

“We’re very excited to have this partnership with the Royal Canadian Circus,” says Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario CEO Tanya Desjardins. “It’s an honour that they’ve chosen to support Make-A-Wish and offer this special benefit show to raise funds for local wishes. The show will bring smiles to many children’s faces, not just the ones in the audience.”

Ringmaster, spokesman and daredevil Joseph Dominick Bauer, an eighth generation circus performer from Switzerland says, “I learned all the important lessons in life from proud and resilient circus people where family is first. We in turn are committed to doing the best we can to help Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario while we’re here in Ottawa.”

The Royal Canadian Circus will set up at the R.C.G.T. all weekend; the fundraising will continue with on-site volunteers present to collect donations for Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario.

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Friday August 12
4pm – Free Benefit Show
Entry with a donation to Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario

Online Discount Tickets – 2 for the price of 1 (reg $30 plus gst/fee) at Promo Code: makeawish. Available for the following shows:

Friday August 12 7:30pm
Saturday August 13 12:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:30pm
Sunday August 14 1:00pm, 5:00pm

Tickets also available on-site at the Royal Canadian Circus Big Top Box Office, August 11-14, 2016 between 10:00am and 8:00pm.

For more information and interviews: Royal Canadian Circus

Cathy Sproule

Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario
Katherine Toms

About Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario

Our mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with our national office, eight regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast-to-coast.

Make-A-Wish® Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International, the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 350,000 children since 1980.

For more information please visit

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