RWB was delighted to welcome some very special guests backstage after our boxing day performance of Nutcracker!
Peter Mansbridge visits his granddaughter, RWB School Recreational Division student Honor Hinche (dressed as a Mouse), in the wings of the Centennial Concert Hall. He is joined by his wife, Cynthia Dale, and family.
Hugh McFadyen, Leader of the Official Opposition in the Manitoba legislature, with daughter Rachel and RWB Soloist Emily Grizzell backstage.
Photos Rheo Catt
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.
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!
PHOTOS TIM FENNELL