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Long Time Ballet supporter passes away

Albert & Irena Cohen with André Lewis at the 2011 RWB Gala

PHOTO CREDIT: Michelle Blais

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is deeply saddened by the passing of Albert Cohen on November 21.


Mr. Cohen was a dear friend of the RWB and a pillar in the business community. A long time member of Patron’s Circle, Mr. Cohen along with his wife Irena, was a true supporter of our efforts to create and perform new works to audiences at home and abroad.

Albert and Irena made a significant gift to the RWB’s Creation’s Endowment Fund and had generously supported the creation of Swan Lake and the RWB’s last Capital Campaign.

Mr. Cohen’s generous and dedicated support of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet over the years, both personally and corporately through Gendis Inc., has been of tremendous assistance to the organization. All of us at RWB offer our sincere condolences to Mrs. Cohen and the Cohen family.

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