Cirque De Rimbey arriving soon

Cirque De Rimbey, a fundraiser for the elementary school playground, promises to provide the whole family with a great evening

Cirque De Rimbey, a fundraiser for the elementary school playground, promises to provide the whole family with a great evening filled with an incredible mix of drama, dance, music, gymnastics and just plain fun.

The show, to be held at Rimbey Community Centre March 15 beginning at 7 p.m. will feature local talent and guest performances including the amazing Acronaires, a performance-based acrobatics team from Canadian University College in Lacombe.

Rimbey Elementary School drama teacher Rolanda Eadie said there will be about 25 acts during the evening including performances by Rimbey gymnasts, and drama and dance numbers from Rimbey and area performers.

“The majority (of the performers) will be local talent; amazing talent that we have right here in Rimbey,” she said.

The evening is also to include a silent auction. A painting donated by the Rimbey Art Club will be auctioned as well as theme baskets put together by students and staff. The staff baskets will promote literacy and family time.

A concession will be set up and Bluffton West 4-H Club will volunteer throughout the evening to help wherever they can.

Cirque De Rimbey is one of many fundraisers held in the last few years to raise funds for the playground.

“The playground’s total cost for materials and set up is $128,000,” said Eadie. “We are about $10,000 short of reaching our goal which is half of the cost, as the government will match the other half. We are hoping this fundraiser will bring in the last $10,000 that we need.”