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Touring Ontario, 2009

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Circus The next morning came and with it

where they were going. They

Renaldo noticed a man heading in

responsible for making all those

the start of the circus tour. Renaldo

immediately began to set up the

the other direction. He asked the

people happy. I forget my aches

didn't know circus people got up

show. Renaldo tried to be as useful

man if he needed any help. The man

and pains, it all washes away like

so early to begin their day. "C'mon

as possible, helping electricians

said if he wanted, he could stir

magic. And that's what I feel circus

everybody," said Curtis the

handle power cables, setting up

some paint. As the man painted,

brings to the people, a little magic.

tentmaster. "We've got a lot of

places for horses to graze, and

Renaldo asked him why, after all the

work to do before the day is over".

unrolling and raising the big top

other were done for the day, he was

There was a lot to be done. Trucks

with the tent crew.

still going on. "That's simple," the

had to be packed, electrical cables

After the setup the circus workers

man said. "You see when you work

needed coiling, and the tent had to

headed to the cookhouse for a well

in the circus, it's about getting the

be rolled and strapped down.

deserved meal.

show up and running. Now I'm not

Later that day the circus got to

a clown like you, but I feel as

This is an excerpt from "Renaldo joins the circus" by Al Calienes (Garden circus's clown)

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The following morning Renaldo went right to work cleaning inside the main tent. While the little clown was sweeping, Milo and the two acrobats were practicing their comedy act in the ring. After they were done Milo said "Hey Renaldo. come down here". Renaldo dropped his broom and hurried down to the ring. Once he got to the ring, Milo said "Renaldo, meet Carlos and James, the finest acrobats in the circus".

This is an excerpt from "Renaldo joins the circus" by Al Calienes (Garden circus's clown)

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Touring Ontario, 2009  

On the road with the garden circus