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Cirque du Soleil - Varekai - Opening Night in Vancouver

Jun 22, 2006

By Catherine Barr


Last Thursday, Cirque du Soleil held its opening night premiere of Varekai at the Grand Chapiteau at Concord Pacific Place. More colourful and magical than before, the group's third Vancouver visit features acrobatics, foot jugglers, clowns and more. Opening night VIPs were also give the royal treatment with the Tapis Rouge experience and a special intie only after party held at Azure. Running until July 23 - tickets prices run from $60 - $220.

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Chris Catliff, President & Chief Executive Officer of NS Credit Union, and his wife Kym took in the premiere performance.
Bearfoot Bistro's Andre Saint Jacques (left) and business partner made the trip from Whistler for the big opening night.
CTV News anchor Coleen Christie (left) and weathergirl Tamara Taggart posed with director/actor Charles Martin Smith during the before show recpetion.
Westender publisher James Craig (left) chatted with Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan during the intermission.
Guest Scott Patterson and Vancouver-Burrard MLA Lorne Mayencourt were among the invited VIPs.
West Vancouver's Ocean Club managing partner Andre Thomas and girlfriend Cynthia Weyland of VanCity toasted the opening night performance.
Entertainment and live music was all part of the fun in the Azure Waterfront Grill and Lounge during Cirque's glamorous after party.



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