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Posted: December 22, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba (December 22, 2010) - It's been a very busy day today at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Dancers and staff are busily preparing for opening night of Nutcracker, and we had several important guests in the building today as well.

First, the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba stopped by. We'd like to extend our sincerest thanks to the Jewish Foundation for their generous support of our 70th Anniversary Tour to Israel.

Executive Director, Jeff Herd and Jewish Foundation of Manitoba volunteer Steven Raber

Our second guest was Blue Bomber and Winnipeg Harvest Hunger for Hope Spokesperson, Luke Fritz. CBC Television did a short interview with Mr. Fritz at the RWB building about his upcoming walk-on role in Nutcracker. Keep your eyes peeled for him on Boxing Day, December 26th, 7pm.

Luke Fritz and CBC Televsion at the RWB Building

And last but not least, we have Laurie Lockhart, the winner of our Winnipeg Free Press contest. She was so delighted to have won! What a treat for the holiday season! Congratulations Laurie!

Contest winner Laurie Lockhart and Senior Director of Marketing and Development Judy Slivinski.

Posted: December 21, 2010

Winnipeg, Manitoba (December 21, 2010) - This past weekend, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Dancers and Staff gathered at Winnipeg Harvest to donate their time by helping put together hampers for Winnipeg families in need.
The RWB is proud to be partnered with Winnipeg Harvest during this Holiday season.
Please see the Winnipeg Harvest website for more information regarding volunteering and their most needed items. Also make sure to bring a donation for Winnipeg Harvest to the Centennial Concert Hall for the run of Nutcracker (December 22-29)

RWB dancers and staff helping out at Winnipeg Harvest.

780 bags of sugar packed and ready to go into hampers!


Posted: December 15, 2010

Every year, RWB invites local celebrities and members of the media to step into the Party Scene of Nutcracker. Previous Nutcracker walk-on roles have been performed by Winnipeg personalities Chris Walby, former Winnipeg Blue Bomber, Gary Doer, former Premier of Manitoba, and Sylvia Kuzyk, CTV Entertainment Correspondent, to name just a few. This year, RWB will support Winnipeg Harvest and their commitment to raising public awareness of hunger while working towards long-term solutions to hunger and poverty by inviting the organization onto our stage and into our ballet. We are pleased to announce the following Winnipeg Harvest VIPs will perform walk-on roles in RWB’s Nutcracker this year:

Luke Fritz
Player, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Spokesperson, Winnipeg Harvest’s ‘Hunger for Hope’ program
Sunday, December 26th 7pm Performance

David Northcott
Executive Director, Winnipeg Harvest
Thursday, December 23rd 2pm Performance

Gordon Pollard
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote
Board Member, Winnipeg Harvest
Monday, December 27th 2pm Performance Read more »

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