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Circus show for charity pops up in North Vancouver's Pipe Shop

VIP treatment comes with a VIP ticket price for this swanky circus show that raises funds for two great causes

A high-flying, high-end circus show featuring acrobats, musicians, and eye-catching media design has been thrilling spectators and raising money for a pair of charities at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver for the past week.

Dessa is “an artistic acrobatic performance with an immersive atmosphere and activations [that] transports attendees into a magical world,” according to a release. The show, curated by Eclipse Events + Experiences, includes story, music, makeup, costumes, and lighting, and features performers from around the world who have worked with the likes of Cirque du Soleil, Eurovision and Beyoncé.

Proceeds from the event will support the Washington Kids Foundation and the Kerry Glade Kirstiuk Legacy Fund.

The Washington Kids Foundation, which operates purpose-built facilities in North Vancouver and Surrey, focuses on “mentorship through physical literacy to give youth a solid foundation to create a better life by providing a positive, safe environment guided by a team of coaches dedicated to helping kids reconnect with their passions and goals.”

The Kerry Glade Kirstiuk Legacy Fund was established 15 years ago to honour the life of a woman who died at the age of 32. Proceeds from the fund go to Camp Kerry, which supports young families who have lost a loved one.

The Pipe Shop show began Oct. 22 and will run to Oct. 30. The event also includes VIP catering, cocktails, wine and more. You’ll need to round up some generous friends or hit up your local CEO if you want to attend, though. A matinee suite that includes two tables for up to 12 guests costs $5,000, while an evening suite for 12 people costs $10,000. A special free showing for several local first responders and teachers was held on Monday, according to event organizers. 

For more information, visit the event's website. Organizers say there may be opportunities for single-ticket sales, depending on availability. Email for ticket inquiries.