Girl picked for circus school

Lots of kids threaten to run off and join the circus, but 14-year-old Emily Munro is actually doing it.

Lots of kids threaten to run off and join the circus, but 14-year-old Emily Munro is actually doing it.

Next month, the talented young Canmore gymnast will fly to Montreal after being handpicked to attend a summer program at the National Circus School, where Cirque du Soleil trains its performers.

“I always thought Cirque was really cool — I saw some of their shows and thought, ‘I would like to do that stuff and improve my abilities,’ ” said Emily, who has been involved in gymnastics since she was five years old and now trains 14 hours a week.

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