Mini Cirque in the News

Mini Cirque and Fire Weavers sometimes make it on the news! We have been featured on A Channel News Ottawa, CTV News Ottawa, CBC News Ottawa as well as on Rogers Cable 22 in Ottawa.

This page contains the following:

2008 Press Clippings
2007 Press Clippings
2006 Video
Previous years' Press Clippings
Competitions

2008 Press Clippings:

Here are a few press clippings. Click on the images to get a full-sized, readeable version of the articles.

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September 24, 2008
24 Hours Ottawa

 

 

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November 19, 2008
Metro Ottawa
Ottawa Works Section

"... you might've seen him - high up on stilts, expertly juggling clubs or whipping fire in a thrilling and artistic display".

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Summer 2008
Infinity Ad Campaign
"Proud to be an official sponsor of Cirque du Soleil"

Alain on stilts is the poster boy for this Infinity Ad Campaign in Canada.

Published in Cirque du Soleil's Corteo Program Guide, as well as featured on a 20ft tall banner in front of the Corteo Circus Tent.

2007 Press Clippings:

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Front Page

September 14, 2007
Weekly Journal
(Ottawa and surrounding areas)

"Sophie Latreille is bringing the fun and excitement of circus arts to east end kids."

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September 14, 2007
Weekly Journal
(Ottawa and surrounding areas)

A story about Mini Cirque and our local circus classes.


August 4-7, 2007
Metro Ottawa Weekend Edition

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August 4-7, 2007
Metro Ottawa Weekend Edition

A story about the Ottawa Busker Festival.

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August 4, 2007
24 Hours Ottawa

A story about the Ottawa Busker Festival.

"It's 35 C outside and Sophie Latreille is playing with fire. "

 

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August 4, 2007
24 Heures Ottawa

A story [in french] about the Ottawa Busker Festival.

"Il fait 35 C à l'extérieur et Sophie Latreille joue avec le feu pour réchauffer l'ambiance."

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March 10, 2007
Ottawa Sun

A story about Mini Cirque March Break Day Camps.

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March 07, 2007
Barrhaven Independent

"She's on Fire! Sophie Latreille's fireweaving skills provided the large, chilled crowd with some hot entertainment."

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March 2, 2007
Le Droit (Ottawa-Gatineau)

Another story about Mini Cirque March Break Day Camps.

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February 13, 2007
Le Droit (Ottawa-Gatineau)

Another story about Mini Cirque March Break Day Camps.

2006 Video:

Nov 18, 2006
2006 Help Santa Toy Parade

TV coverage of the 2006 Help Santa Toy Parade in Ottawa. Mini Cirque performers on stilts, dressed as "larger than life toys" for the parade - danced and amused the crowds.

"Wow! Look at this!"    "They're amazing!"
A-Channel TV anchors

TURN UP THE VOLUME! This video includes sound.


Previous years' Press Clippings:

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August 4-7, 2006
Metro Ottawa Weekend Edition

The Fire Weavers are a feature story.

“Part of what makes their live show so thrilling for audiences is that ‘wow’ factor of whipping flames about in seemingly impossible ways.”
Kim Mannix Vermette, Metro Ottawa

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July 31, 2006
Le Droit (Ottawa-Gatineau)

A write up of the "Grands Feux du Casino" features a story about the Fire Weavers. The article is in french.

"Les Tisseuses de feu ont présenté un numéro enflammé tout en grâce et en finesse."
Dominique La Haye, Le Droit

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May 24, 2005
Front Page
Metro Ottawa Edition

Mini Cirque makes the front page! Amber giving a Mini Cirque workshop at the Canadian Tulip Festival.

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September 12, 2005
Dawn Metropolitan Newspaper
Karachi, Pakistan

Article mentions Sophie as a « glow show » artist from Canada. Sophie performed as part of the "International Circus" for 3 weeks in September 2005 in the capital city of Karachi, Pakistan.

 

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September 2004 Festival Guide
17th Gatineau Hot-Air Ballon Festival

Sophie appears on the far right in the picture with clowns.

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June 1, 2004
Le Droit (Ottawa-Gatineau)
Front Page, Arts Section

A picture of Sophie spinning fire poi at the press conference for "Outaouais en fête". The article is in french.

Competitions:

 

Grands feux du Casino National Busker Competition

The Fire Weavers have participated in both 2005 and 2006 editions of this multi-disciplinary National Busker Competition.

 

 

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COL2005 inspirational video collection

The Fire Weavers were selected (out of many submitted videos) to appear on Home of Poi's Circle of Lights (COL) 2005 video collection. Sophie appears on the cover (top left).

 

 

 


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