Friends of We Care Vintage Circus


  • Children with Disabilities
  • Hospitality Industry Workers
  • Donors
  • Member Sponsors
  • Families
  • Community


International Centre, Hall 1
Mississauga, ON



Audio Visual Solutions

Creative Services

  • Experience Design
  • Production & Execution
  • Presentation Management

Scenic Design and Decor




Since 1983, Friends of We Care has raised over $18,500,000 to send kids with disabilities to summer camp. The 2015 “Friends of We Care Gala” is one of the major events that supports their vision. Freeman Audio Visual gave the room a carnival-like atmosphere to give the guests a true Vintage Circus experience. The evening’s highlights included live music and acrobatic performances, carnival games, a fortune teller, and a silent auction.

Freeman was able to replicate the look and feel of a vintage circus with exceptional ability. Live music filled the circus-themed room and truly set the stage for live acrobat performers to show off their talent.



The Freeman team was thrilled to design the entire Vintage Circus experience, as it was a challenging and exciting opportunity.

The event had two distinct rooms to offer a unique experience to guests: an activity lounge, and a dining room.

Guests enter the venue through a classic carnival-style entrance adorned with a red and white tent.

The activity lounge was designed to be fun and engaging. Guests were able to participate in the silent auction and fun carnival games. The decor’s main focus was two grand circus tent peaks. Red and white poly silk fabric dressed two 32′ diameter truss circles to create the effect of a tent peak.

The main stage was a half-circle to give the crowd the most pleasing view from any angle. The sides of the main stage were painted with a faux-antique texture and imagery to create a realistic Vintage Circus experience.

The silent auction is a major highlight for member sponsors and other guests. Freeman used the Daana System to connect the bids from iPads to the main screen.

The dining room had a more intimate feel with soft lighting and draped silk and crystal curtains from the ceiling. Guests were ensured optimal visibility through the placement of a 12’x36’ screen above the main stage, and four 9’x16’ screens throughout the room. Guests could enjoy the tastes of the circus with top culinary creations matched with a unique wine pairing.



As guests arrived, they were greeted by a cocktail reception complete with chef stations and wine pairings.

Guests enjoyed a wide array of circus foods prepared by culinary experts, performances and activities throughout the night. “The incredible experience and expertise of the entire Freeman Audio Visual team made our event an overwhelming success,” said Kevin J. Collins, who is the Executive Director of Friends of We Care. “From start to finish, they were amazing to work with.”

Friends of We Care declared the event “an overwhelming success” and were thrilled with Freeman’s delivery of the agreed upon design. The Freeman Team takes care of the behind the scenes, so you can put on the show.

The incredible experience and expertise of the entire Freeman Audio Visual team made our event an overwhelming success.

Kevin J. CollinsExecutive Director, Friends of We Care

From start to finish, they were amazing to work with.

Kevin J. CollinsExecutive Director, Friends of We Care

Freeman – Innovation dedicated to your brand.

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