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Win Tickets to Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Going Home Star

Monday, March 21st, 2016 — 9:45am PDT
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Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents a poignant tale of hope and understanding in Vancouver with the premiere of Going Home Star. This heartrending ballet pays tribute to the experiences of residential school survivors and opens up an important dialogue about truth and reconciliation.

Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation

  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (600 Block Hamilton St, Vancouver)
  • When: April 7th to April 9th, 2016. Show at 8:00pm. Pre-show Chats will take place prior to each performance from 7:00pm to 7:30pm, in the east wing of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre lobby.
  • Tickets: Available online via Ticketmaster for $29 to $89 (plus fees) or by phone 1-855-985-ARTS (2787).

RWB-GoingHomeBalletCommissioned by Artistic Director André Lewis, Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation explores the world of Annie, a young, urban First Nations woman adrift in a contemporary life of youthful excess.

But when she meets Gordon, a longhaired trickster disguised as a homeless man, she’s propelled into a world she’s always sensed but never seen. Not only do they travel the streets of this place but also the roads of their ancestors, learning to accept the other’s burdens as the two walk through the past and toward the future. Together, both Annie and Gordon learn that without truth, there is no reconciliation.

Going Home Star is without question one of the most important productions in the RWB’s 75 year history. We feel immensely honoured to have been entrusted with this story – and to use the ethereal beauty of ballet to further an imperative dialogue around truth and reconciliation,” says André Lewis, RWB Artistic Director. “Born from a collaboration between some of Canada’s finest creative minds, it is a gorgeously raw, exquisitely honest work whose artistry and message will resonate in the hearts of all Canadians.”

Receiving widespread acclaim, Going Home Star is a powerful production that bravely faces the pains and atrocities of Canada’s past, while giving hope for healing and wholeness in our future.

Win Tickets to Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Going Home Star

I have a prize pack available for this show thanks to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet that includes:

  • 2 VIP Tickets to see Going Home Star at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, April 7th ($228+ Value)
  • A Pair of Exquisite Pointe Shoes signed by RWB’s Principal Dancer Sophia Lee
  • A CD (2 Compact Discs) soundtrack of music for Going Home Star by composer Christos Hatzis, featuring Tanya Tagaq, Steve Wood & The Northern Cree Singers, as well as Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win tickets to @rwballet’s #GoingHomeStar from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, March 28, 2016. Follow Royal Winnipeg Ballet on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to learn more about this touring production and more.

Update The winner is Laura!

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  1. Jason says:

    This is fantastic. I really want to take my wife to the ballet

  2. Edward says:

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  3. Feng says:

    This show will be very interesting to see

  4. wen says:

    Thanks for the heads up.

  5. Dale says:

    Winnipeger born and raised. Would love to see this!

  6. Jason B says:

    It would be great to take my Mom to the ballet for the first time.

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  8. Shannon says:

    I have a friend whom I would really love to take to this….

  9. lor says:

    Would love this!

  10. bjh says:

    What an amazing prize!

  11. Kevin says:

    Awesome prize!

  12. Amanda says:

    I would love to take my husband to see this performance. It would be a great date night! 🙂

  13. Kim says:

    Would love to see this

  14. Michelle W says:

    I would so love to see the Royal Winnipeg Ballet perform!!

  15. Mandy says:

    Would love to see this! 🙂

  16. Angela says:

    I’d love to take my daughter!

  17. Laura says:

    Would love to go!

  18. Shirley says:

    Great prize!

  19. Andy C. says:

    Looks like an interesting production

  20. Dee says:


  21. Sandra says:

    It will be a stunning performance! Would love to attend.

  22. Karen says:

    Wanna go!

  23. Lori M says:

    I would love to surprise my sister and take her to the show!

  24. Stephanie says:

    Looks fun!! Amazing

  25. Denise says:

    I’m so glad the RWB has taken this on tour!

  26. Bonnie Y. says:

    It sounds like a very powerful performance.

  27. Rachel Stenberg says:

    Very interested in the theme for this ballet. Would like to be part of the experience.


  28. Mag says:

    Thanks for the chance.

  29. tammy says:

    Looks great

  30. Antonia Paradis says:

    My daughter and I would truly enjoy this together.

  31. Wally says:

    Please pick me.

  32. Angela says:

    This would be amazing! Would love a chance to watch the show and the pointe shoes!

  33. Jeff S says:

    This would be great to take my girlfriend to!

  34. laura d says:

    What a treat to watch the Royal Winnipeg Ballet!

  35. Shelley says:

    Never been to the ballet before and would love to win this.

  36. Raihan says:

    I would love to take my wife to see the ballet performance! 🙂

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  38. Ariel C says:

    yes please!

  39. Adam says:

    great date night prize

  40. Debs says:

    Love the ballet!

  41. Colin says:

    I love Ballet, and as an Aboriginal person who has grown up loving dance of all kinds I would surely enjoy this dance with my daughter

  42. Krissy says:

    I’d love to go to the ballet!

  43. Kate says:

    My best friend and I need to see this. We will have our fingers crossed!!

  44. Irene says:

    I would love to attend the ballet performance! 🙂

  45. Colleen says:

    Excited about possibly going to such an intriguing show!

  46. Virginia L. says:

    A beautiful story … would love to see it.

  47. Jenny says:

    Hi, would love to take my daughter for her 18 birthday!

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