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Holiday Street Circus Performers Hosted by Bimini Big Game Club
By John Bell
Dec 4, 2012 - 10:14:21 AM

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Historic Resort To Showcase Shows from December 26 to New Year’s Day

Alice Town, Bimini - Three circus performers sponsored by La Station Vaudreuil, a non-profit organization working with artists in residence for the Cirque du Soleil (CDS) and the Montreal National Circus School (MNCS), will be showcasing their unique talents under “The Big Top” at the venerable Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina, Christmas through the New Year.


Big Game Club General Manager Michael Weber said the two acts would consist of soloist Gabriel Beaudoin from Quebec—an acrobat, tumbler and juggler— and Yldor Llach from Catalonia, Spain and Maxime Poulin from Disraeli, Canada, a cyclist duo performing a series of precision stunts. The three artists were chosen from a larger group competing to travel to Bimini to perform.


“Each will be performing half-hour shows daily,” said Weber. “We will have a tent set up for performances as well as a location next to our pool deck. Visitors to the island, local residents and, of course, our guests are welcome to attend.”


Bertrand Myre with La Station Vaudreuil said the performers will also spend time in workshops at the Big Game Club during the week working with Biminites to create their own circus troop.


Myre, a Quebecois social worker and former mayor of St-Lazare, Quebec, said the workshops are a continuation of The Bimini Quebec Project, which was launched in 2009 following his first visit to Bimini.


The Bimini Quebec Project, according to Myre involves bringing Canadian youths and adults to Bimini to carry out projects under the guidance of La Station Vaudreuil, a non-profit organization working with Le Cirque du Soleil since 2003 and the Montreal National Circus School since 2010.


One of the non-profit’s initiatives has been to help prepare Biminites to get their own circus troop through the Montreal National Circus School. Future plans would involve bringing a Bimini resident to Montreal to learn how to become a circus trainer and to build a dormitory on the island to house Canadians looking to come to the island to volunteer their time and talents.


Weber and Myre hope to continue with future shows at the Big Game Club into 2013 with new performers selected from the MNCS and CDS organizations.

“This is a wonderful project that reaches into the core of our Bimini community and we are thankful to be part of the show,” said Weber.

About The Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina

The Bimini Big Game Club, a legendary outpost for fishermen and host to numerous major sportfishing tournaments for more than half a century, officially re-opened in 2010 following completion of a $3,500,000 renovation that included all guest rooms and the new Bimini Big Game Bar & Grill. More recently owners have added the Gulfstream Conference Center and Hemingway’s Rum Bar & Social Lounge, a fully outfitted watersports facility and a floating dock to accommodate seaplane service directly to and from the resort. For information on the Big Game Club Resort and Marina go to www.biggameclubbimini.com


About the Bimini Quebec Project

The Bimini Quebec Project was launched in January 2009 by Bertrand Myre, a Quebecois and former mayor of St-Lazare, after he visited and fell in love with the island of Bimini. Designed to increase the interest of tourists and improve conditions for Biminites, the initiative involves bringing Canadian youths and adults to Bimini to complete tasks and is a project of “La Station Vaudreuil,” a non-profit, Canadian registered organization, that has worked with Le Cirque du Soleil since 2003 and Montreal National Circus School since 2010. In one project, groups from Quebec sent to Bimini re-faced 25 Bimini houses on King’s Highway. The Bimini Quebec Project is also building a 900 square-foot, 12 bed dormitory on Bimini, to house student groups who will travel to the island to work on beautification, environmental and Bimini-youth focused projects. For information on Bimini Quebec go to www.biminiquebec.ca.


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