Shrine Circus

Shrine Circus

May 29, 2014 08:00 ET

Shrine Circus Updated With Thrill Show Acts in Ontario

The World Famous Shrine Circus Announces Renowned Daredevil Family to Join the Show in Rexdale, Ontario. As a Result of a Permit Holdup at the U.S. Border, the Zerbini Tigers Will Not Be Performing at the Show.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 29, 2014) -

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The Shrine Circus is a traditional European, big-top, family circus caravan featuring adult performers, their children and their animals in a format that dates back over 500 years. The 2014 Rexdale shows will break with tradition and also feature some thrilling new acts.

"Imagine riding a Motorcycle on a high wire suspended 70 feet in the air, while dangling a trapeze artist and performing acrobatic stunts on the handlebars," said Larry Solheim, Circus Tour Manager.

The Shrine Circus takes you into the daredevil world of Karl Winn, and his sister and brothers.

Originating from Germany, the Winn Family go back eight generations in the circus world. The Winns were among the first in the world to perform the famed Motorcycle High Wire Act and they have amazed hundreds of thousands around the globe with their now famous high wire acts, stunts and aerial escapades.

Karl Winn will perform his thrilling Motor Cycle High Wire Act and death-defying Wheel of Destiny at the Shrine Circus under Canada's only traditional European family circus Big Top. There will be 13 performances between Friday, June 13th and Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 at the Woodbine Centre in Rexdale, Ontario.

"While the tigers will not be in our show in Rexdale this year, we still have a fun-filled entertainment package planned for the whole family. The surprises we have lined up will leave everyone completely enthralled and engaged," added Solheim.

The circus appears to be reaching out to a new demographic - young teens. Circus producer Tarzan Zerbini discusses his circus audience in this video. "The Winns (High Wire Motor Cycle Act and Wheel of Destiny) are incredible, daring artists who keep audiences on the edge of their seats during all of their mesmerizing aerial acts," concluded Zerbini.

About the Shrine Circus:

The Shrine Circus will be offering 13 shows in Rexdale, Ontario between June 13 and June 22, 2014. For more information please visit or visit their Facebook page at

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Contact Information

  • Shrine Circus
    Cathy Sproule
    Director Public Relations
    (403) 815-7499