a.k.a. Nikolai Diablo, will be featured in the
show as part of the SuperEx fun, which starts on
SuperEx set for
Final run at
Lansdowne Park kicks off next week
Like a great rock
band, SuperEx is back for one final encore before
pulling up stakes and moving on after 122 years at
And organizers hope this encore leaves fans
From Aug. 19-29, the event some love to hate has
packed its days and nights with the tried and true,
but also the new and unusual as it readies to move
to land on Albion Rd. in 2011.
"We're going out with a
bang," said spokeswoman Rebecca Crow. "New this
year is Savage Theatre, Bowmanville Zoo is bringing
that in to tell how animals and humans have related
to each other over time. We also have the Pioneer
Gathering living on site the entire run of the
SuperEx. They'll be living, eating, working and
sleeping here every single day."
Visitors will be encouraged to talk to them to learn
what it's like t live without any of the comforts of
Of course, the Free Concert Series will provide a
chance for visitors to poof up their hair and throw
on some shoulder pads to welcome '80s stalwarts
Helix and Honeymoon Suite and '70s rockers The
Stampeders and Ottawa's 5 Man Electrical Band.
Other locale include Gail Gavan and Louis Schryer
and Eddie and the Stingrays.
The event will also
offer a high-flying stunt show with motorcross and
BMX bikes, the spins, sights and sounds of the
midway, acrobats, the macabre Carnival Diablo Freak
Show, and more.
Former CTV Ottawa anchor Max Keeping will preside
over an apple pie-eating contest. He said that for
many disadvantaged kids, SuperEx is their Disney.
And all things considered, it's not such a bad
"I love the Ex. I'l be
sad to see it leave here. On a serous note, there's
a lot of people living in the city who can't afford
to go to (Canada's) Wonderland, who will never get
to Disney. For them, this is their summer holiday.
But for all of us who live here. I think we should
just relax, come down and enjoy it. I do every
The grounds will be open form 11:30 a.m. to midnight
every day except Aug. 29, when SuperEx closes for
the year at 9 p.m.
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