I have the fondest memories of attending the Shrine Circus as a kid, so I was excited when my family was invited to see a behind-the-scenes look of the show in Laval, QC. Celebrating 250 years of the Zerbini family circus history, the circus is sponsored by the Shriners fraternal organization which is best know for their children’s hospitals.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by a Shrine Circus representative who gave us our VIP passes. We then met the ring master who is an 8th generation circus performer. She explained how the circus is essentially a big family unit while showing us the facilities where the animals are kept. I was extremely surprised by how clean the tiger and horse living areas are. We also met the two resident circus elephants who had a clean area to relax.