2015
What
a Year!




“With the benefit of hindsight we can say that 2015 was a landmark year for Westside Circus.”

Simon Clarke – CEO


MESSAGES FROM OUR CHAIR & CEO


2015 was our 19th year of operation; we reached 6500 individual young people, provided 15,200 workshop experiences and 800 different arts activities and events


OVERVIEW OF THE ORGANISATION, THE PEOPLE INVOLVED AND HOW WE BECAME SO AWESOME!


“The trainers strike a perfect balance between making class fun and expecting the children to be conscientious and focused”

630 workshops in our space, 62 at other venues. 60 Schools and Community Access programs with 50 different clients


OUR YOUTH CIRCUS PROGRAM


“THE THING THAT I LIKE THE MOST IS EVERYBODY DOING STUFF TOGETHER… AND THE DRESS UPS”

“MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT CIRCUS IS HEARING ALL THE KIDS LAUGHING…”


MIXED ABILITY YOUTH CIRCUS


“I really enjoy being in Troupe. I like being challenged by the performances and it helps to relieve the stress of school”

“I love that we get to perform and make up our own acts.”
TROUPE


 WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO IN 2015


“Students were practicing their chosen skills every day of the week in and out of school. They couldn’t wait for Friday afternoons at the circus.”

Social Circus


JUMPSTART IN COBURG


“You concentrate more here, because you have to… [in the classroom] you space out and you’re like – oh well, I didn’t do any work today…”

“It’s more hands on – I prefer to learn like that”
Social Circus


ALTITUDE



THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN


OUR 2015 FUNDING PARTNERS