$12,050 BOOSTED




Dec 05, 2017


Jan 19, 2018





by LUCY HYNDMAN in Calgary

Business Plan

Who Are We? What is Flying Trapeze?

Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze is a Non-Profit recreation club run entirely by volunteers. We are the only organization in Alberta offering instruction in the circus sport of Flying Trapeze to the public. 

If you have ever been to a circus show, you will recall the flying acrobats in glittery costumes swinging and flipping in the air high overhead. Those professional circus artists have had years of special training, and you might think that Flying Trapeze couldn’t possibly be something you could try too.  But the fact is that almost anyone with a sense of adventure and a desire to challenge oneself can give Flying Trapeze a try.

Our Mission

Our mission is to share our passion for the increasingly popular and unique sport of Flying Trapeze with people of all ages and abilities in an open and encouraging environment.  Founded in 2016 by a diverse group of dreamers, our team is working to ensure that Flying Trapeze instruction is affordable and sustainable in our Calgary community for years to come. 

Adding Value to our Community

The health and wellness of its members are important to every community. Flying Trapeze is a unique physical activity that can help to meet the goals of many different individuals who live and play in our community.

Flying Trapeze is a sporting activity that an entire family or group of varying ages, gender, and abilities can enjoy together! Flyers come in all shapes and sizes: our flyers are young and old and have varying levels of athletic skills, and we have also successfully taught several young people with autism.

New relationships are easily formed when strangers connect through the sport of Flying Trapeze.  Every flyer remembers their racing heart on their first climb up the tall ladder to the trapeze platform, and the exhilaration of taking that first leap. That’s why flyers reciprocate courage and more; we cheer on each other's achievements and constantly help each other to improve. You’ll never find yourself in a friendlier group than in a Flying Trapeze class. Play together, stay together - positive connections and healthy activities such as these are building blocks of a strong community!

Our Campaign

Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze needs its own Flying Trapeze Rig – this purchase will cost over $35,000.

Until now, we have relied on renting and transporting this essential piece of equipment from outside of Calgary at a very high cost. This is simply not a sustainable option. 

The team at Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze has already raised a large portion of the cost of a trapeze rig using our own personal funds. Why? We personally contributed because we love Flying Trapeze and know the great value it brings to the Calgary community.

The GOAL of this campaign is to raise an additional $10,000.  We are asking YOU, our local supporters and community members, to help us. 



Your generous contributions help us buy essential equipment needed to develop Calgary’s own Flying Trapeze Club.

We wish to show our appreciation for your support with some exclusive Rewards, each related to what we love doing most – FLYING! 

All contributors to our campaign will receive an invitation to the Circus Extravaganza event to kick off our 2018 summer season. As a special thank you, you will have a chance to share the excitement and take a swing on the trapeze.  We look forward to seeing you there!

To help keep Flying Trapeze a part of Calgary for all the years to come, Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze needs a BOOST from you!

How you can help:


  1. Reward Yourself! Select a Reward for yourself, family, or friends. The rewards are all about what we do best – Teaching you to FLY!
  2. Spread the Word! Share with friends, family, and all who love adventure!  Like, Tag, and Comment on our campaign and video!
  3. Connect with us on social media! Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and visit our website.

SHARE this campaign to help Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze become a permanent part of the Calgary community. 

THANK YOU for your support.



Comments (13)

Laura Grant says:

So excited that this has come to fruition.

25 seconds ago

Michelle Pellegrin says:

My son loves this and can't wait for next season!

59 minutes ago

Lauren Rutter says:

So excited to continue flying with Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze!

13 seconds ago

Rebecca Halisky says:

My daughter, Hillary, discovered trapeze with you last summer and fell in love. She can't wait to fly again this summer!

2 seconds ago

Maureen Young says:

Up, up and away...

11 seconds ago

Debbie Stokke says:

Merry Christmas, a donation has been made in the name of Megan Semjanovs.

31 minutes ago

Deborah Hayashi says:

Good luck - looks like a lot of fun!

44 seconds ago

Colleen Van Spankeren says:

Way to go Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze! So excited for you and wishing you much success in the coming seasons!

28 seconds ago

Elizabeth Tham says:

Wonderful setup. The teachers are so encouraging and really calmed my nerves the first time I tried it. Great fun!

33 seconds ago

Sydney Hyndman says:

Nice stickers!

6 seconds ago

lucy paget says:

Excited to fly this summer!!!

49 seconds ago

Tara Jackson says:

Can't wait to fly again!

9 seconds ago

Cicily Little says:

I cannot wait to fly again this summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

21 seconds ago


Lucy Hyndman


Lucy discovered Flying Trapeze at Club Med Ixtapa four years ago. Despite failing at her first (and second...) knee-hang attempts, she persevered and kept going back for more. With no Flying Trapeze school in her home city of Calgary, it seemed inevitable that she would simply have to open one up herself and thus, Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze was born! She is thrilled to have gathered a team of like-minded trapeze enthusiasts to join her in this adventure and looks forward to introducing this...

Megan Semjanovs


Megan first discovered Flying Trapeze in 2012 and though she was still shaking from nerves after class was over, she was hooked. Since then she has tried to take the opportunity to do it whenever she can. Bringing trapeze to Calgary is an amazing opportunity and watching someone experience their first flight is special and something she enjoyed last summer. Looking forward to another summer of bringing such a unique experience to everyone! When not flying through the air, she keeps in circus fo...

Lucy Boulton-Mills


Lucy discovered Flying Trapeze way back in the early 2000's while at a Club Med Resort in the Domiinican Republic. She watched her 3 boys and husband climb up the ladder, and thought: "I don't care how old I am, I should be able to do that too! " That first flight was so much fun that it made her and her family want more - so future holidays revolved around where we could find another Flying Trapeze experience. Love of Flying Trapeze also connected Lucy to the Calgary Circus Studio, and about...

Mark Boulton-Mills


Mark (the other half of the Boulton-Mills couple!) also discovered Flying Trapeze while on holidays in the Carribean. He was a natural, as his background many years before was in gymnastics, ski-racing, and he also loved 'risky' sports like hang gliding - he certainly did not suffer from any fear of heights! Mark was thrilled to discover that Flying Trapeze can be inclusive to everyone, and is not just for athletes; he and Lucy enjoy watching their special needs son Lewis progress to doing mo...

Giselle Kee Wilson


Giselle wasn't sure what she was signed up to do the day she laid eyes on the trapeze rig. She had a fear of heights and no real hobbies that occupied her free time! But that day, she climbed that ladder for the very first time, made it to the top and she was hooked! "I still shake every time I climb that ladder, but once I'm up on the platform ready to jump, I realize that I'm not really scared anymore. I'm focused and I'm excited!" Being part of the Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze has been...

Charmaine Boyle


Charmaine discovered her love for Flying Frapeze at a Club Med in 2008. She had no previous history of gymnastics/dance/circus training, but thrived off of adrenaline rushes. There was no Flying Trapeze in Calgary at the time, so she took up aerial silks and discovered a passion for the circus in general. When the Flying Trapeze came to Calgary for the first time in 2016, Charmaine knew she needed to be a part of the project to ensure the Flying Trapeze remained a part of the Calgary circus sce...

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