Emma Waverman writes about the chaos of modern family life in the kitchen and out of it. She has a weekly food column on CBC Radio One, Here & Now. She is the co-author of the family cookbook Whining and Dining: Mealtime Survival for Picky Eaters and Families Who Love Them and is hoping to one day finish her certification as a parenting coach. She lives with her three kids, ranging from tween to university student, and husband in Toronto. Emma has written for a variety of national lifestyle magazines and newspapers. When she's is not making typos, telling you what she thinks, and thinking about dinner, you can find her on Twitter at @emmawaverman and Instagram. You can contact Emma at embracingchaos@hotmail.ca.

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Cirque du Soleil VOLTA wants to see you this Wednesday!

Long-time readers will know that I have a soft spot for Cirque du Soleil. My husband and I were blown away by O in Vegas many lifetimes ago. I surprised my son once and took him to see an afternoon show, and last year I took the kids and my mother-in-law to her first Cirque show. We are going to see Cirque du Soleil VOLTA on Tuesday, and I have four tickets to giveaway for Wednesday night as well. 

Cirque always impresses. I am jealous of the imagination that the creators have to put together such complete worlds; everything is beyond my conception -- the music, the set and the costumes.  Of course, though it is the performers that get the most shocks of delight and fear. They seem to be made of different parts than us mere humans. Their muscles and bone replaced with some kind of elastic membranes.  

I am a scaredy cat, I can't even do the ropes course that my kids completed this weekend, but the Cirque performers -- from young to old seem to love their daredevil stunts. The Cirque tent is intimate, once in a while you can see a glimmer of fear in their eyes, which makes their stunts even more incredible -- and reminds you that there are indeed humans up there.

Cirque du Soleil VOLTA is currently in Toronto at the Portlands. The theme of the show is literally extreme sports, and you know that means it will contain stunts that ESPN hasn't even considered. The good news is that I have FOUR tickets to giveaway for this Wednesday's show. If you are free on Wednesday, October 11 at 8 pm, and would like to see VOLTA, enter your name in the comments (But please let me know how to notify you if you win!) and I will do a draw on Tuesday morning at 8am. (Sorry for the short notice!). But just think, if you win it will be a great Thanksgiving surprise for your kids! 

Find your free (in more ways than one)! Enter your name below. Giveaway is only for the Toronto show on Wednesday, October 11 at 8pm. No exchanges or refunds. 

*Cirque du Soleil gave me free tickets in exchange for this post.

Reader Comments (19)

Hey Emma - please put me in the draw!! Thanks, Liz Dingman

October 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Dingman

Hey Emma, Kyra and I and the kids have also enjoyed Cirque du Soleil in the past! It gives new meaning to tre phrase, shock and awe...sign me up. Gerard McDonald

October 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGerard

Hey Emma !

Would love to take my daughter Emma to see the show ! We have always wanted to go but the tickets are expensive !

October 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine

Wow, so cool! I'd love to take the girls! Sign me up too.

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMartha Grant

Awesome giveaway! My boys haven't experienced Cirque yet - would love to go!

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Love this! Would be an awesome birthday night for my youngest! Thanks Emma!

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLianne Phillipson

Hi Emma, sounds like an amazing show!! I would love to surprise my family with these tickets, please enter me in the draw.

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Sounds like fun. I've never seen a Cirque show live before!

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNadine

Love Cirque and would love to take my kids to this amazing show!

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNoelle Kirk

Hi Em! Would love to go to see Cirque. Please add our name to the draw!

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I would love to see cirque!

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCeleste Morrow-Bailie

Hey Emma, I visit your blog, like you on Insta & FB and read you on G&M.
So I am what you call a ‘fan’. so put me on that list!
Hope you are well ~ Gigi

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGigi Morin

Hello Emma,
Mandy and I would love to go see Cirque. So two tickets and then you can offer the other two to someone else. But we can also find 2 more people to join. It would be such a wonderful time. Love love love Cirque. And I sure could use a night out 😜😘😍
Stacey Lipstein

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterStacey Lipstein

Love Cirque! Would be so fun to go!

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSeema

ooooh love Cirque! Sign me up for the draw please!

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

Ooooh! Fun! Please sign me up! :)

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Old Man Scott (long time listener, reader, and fan ;)

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterOld Man Scott

Would love to go to Cirque!

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEmma Du Boisson

We'd love to go!

October 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterYour shul husband

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