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Posted: April 26, 2011

Rick Frost, CEO, The Winnipeg Foundation announcing the results of the
90-Hour Giving Challenge at The Forks on April 26

Thank you to everyone who supported The Winnipeg Foundation’s 90-Hour Giving Challenge with a gift to the David Moroni School Endowment in support of the RWB School Professional Division.

During the 90 hours the RWB received 41 donations for a total of $20,911.24 – the second highest dollar value of gifts received during the Challenge!

Students of the RWB School Professional Division are our dance teachers, choreographers and RWB Company members of tomorrow. Tuition alone is not enough to help these young artists reach their goals. YOU make it happen through your support.

“I was thrilled to hear about the success of The Winnipeg Foundation’s 90-Hour Giving Challenge! Together, our efforts to build the David Moroni School Endowment Fund will ensure that our young dancers have every opportunity to fully develop their talents and become the artists that they aspire to be. Thank you to everyone for your generous support!” Arlene Minkhorst Director, RWB School

Donations to the David Moroni School Endowment Fund or any of the other RWB endowment funds can be made at anytime online at The Winnipeg Foundation at Gifts to an RWB endowment fund are eligble to be matched by the Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentives Program. Read more »

Posted: April 13, 2011

The RWB hits the road again today! After wrapping up Wonderland and RWB’s Ballet au Chocolat Gala in Winnipeg, the company is heading East. The dancers will perform Moulin Rouge – The Ballet in Montreal April 14-16 at Place des Arts. They will also perform one night in Québec City on April 18 at  The Grand Theatre of Québec. Gael Lambiotte, guest principal dancer will join the Company on stage as Matthew – his last performances with the RWB. Don’t miss it!

Vanessa Lawson & Gael Lambiotte Photo: David Cooper

Posted: April 12, 2011

Arnold Spohr

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet would like to commemorate the passing one year ago of Arnold Spohr, RWB’s Artistic Director Emeritus. Mr. Spohr spent most of his life at the RWB as a dancer, choreographer and finally Artistic Director for thirty years. His extraordinary presence at the ballet is deeply missed.

“Mr. Spohr spent most of his life working for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He was absolutely instrumental in bringing the Company to international prominence, and he put his heart and soul into realizing that vision. We at the RWB are humbled and proud to carry on his legacy.” – RWB Artistic Director, Andre Lewis.

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