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Posted: June 17, 2011

In honour of Father's Day this weekend, we asked Emily Grizzell, RWB Soloist to say a few words on how her husband Amar Dhaliwal, RWB Second Soloist is a great father to their young daughter Lucie.

Living in Winnipeg, away from our families, we are pretty isolated.  I am so grateful for how well Amar, Lucie and I function as a little family unit. Many mornings we are woken up by a little voice "Daddy, where are you?" Amar answers, "Lucie, where are you?" He takes her downstairs and sets her on the kitchen counter while he makes his tea so she can be right in the middle of the action.

Whenever we hit a stumbling block with our parenting we just look at each other and ask ourselves, what do we do now? We talk through it, weighing the options and make the choice thats best for all three of us. We have been lucky to find people in our lives who we can really count on now to help us with her care, but everything still originates from our little unit.

Posted: June 15, 2011

Cara Tahiri on her daughter Alia’s graduation from the RWB School Professional Division:

Alia TahiriRecently, I had the pleasure to be Winnipeg to celebrate the wonderful occasion of my daughter graduating from the RWB School Professional Division.

I began to think of the very first time I traveled to Winnipeg. Seven years ago I packed up our van along with Alia, took two of our other children with us, left two babies at home with my husband, and set out from Wisconsin for Winnipeg, Canada.

Posted: June 10, 2011

The Jets

We asked Amar Dhaliwal, RWB Second Soloist and a hockey fan what he thought about the return of the NHL to Winnipeg. Here’s what he had to say:

As someone who has come from a hockey city (Edmonton), I feel that the return of the NHL to Winnipeg brings great promise for all of the hockey hungry fans who have been patiently waiting for this day to come. As a Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancer I know firsthand that this city has a great capacity for supporting of its institutions.  Our community understands the importance of keeping up with tradition and with maintaining the things that make our city great. This is how we got the team back, and this is how we will keep them. I am looking forward to having a professional team back among us and welcoming them back.

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