Win Tickets to Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Going Home Star

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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!

48 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. JasonMonday, March 21st, 2016 — 10:54am PDT

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

  2. EdwardMonday, March 21st, 2016 — 11:33am PDT

    I would love to see new cars 🙂

  3. FengMonday, March 21st, 2016 — 11:36am PDT

    This show will be very interesting to see

  4. wenMonday, March 21st, 2016 — 11:47am PDT

    Thanks for the heads up.

  5. DaleMonday, March 21st, 2016 — 12:31pm PDT

    Winnipeger born and raised. Would love to see this!

  6. Jason BMonday, March 21st, 2016 — 1:51pm PDT

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

  7. kayMonday, March 21st, 2016 — 2:15pm PDT


  8. ShannonMonday, March 21st, 2016 — 3:50pm PDT

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

  9. lorMonday, March 21st, 2016 — 4:27pm PDT

    Would love this!

  10. bjhMonday, March 21st, 2016 — 4:49pm PDT

    What an amazing prize!

  11. KevinMonday, March 21st, 2016 — 6:25pm PDT

    Awesome prize!

  12. AmandaMonday, March 21st, 2016 — 6:55pm PDT

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

  13. KimMonday, March 21st, 2016 — 7:24pm PDT

    Would love to see this

  14. Michelle WMonday, March 21st, 2016 — 7:46pm PDT

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

  15. MandyTuesday, March 22nd, 2016 — 12:17am PDT

    Would love to see this! 🙂

  16. AngelaTuesday, March 22nd, 2016 — 12:25am PDT

    I’d love to take my daughter!

  17. LauraTuesday, March 22nd, 2016 — 1:16am PDT

    Would love to go!

  18. ShirleyTuesday, March 22nd, 2016 — 8:57am PDT

    Great prize!

  19. Andy C.Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 — 9:50am PDT

    Looks like an interesting production

  20. DeeTuesday, March 22nd, 2016 — 3:30pm PDT


  21. SandraTuesday, March 22nd, 2016 — 3:49pm PDT

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

  22. KarenTuesday, March 22nd, 2016 — 7:18pm PDT

    Wanna go!

  23. Lori MTuesday, March 22nd, 2016 — 7:41pm PDT

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

  24. StephanieTuesday, March 22nd, 2016 — 9:58pm PDT

    Looks fun!! Amazing

  25. DeniseTuesday, March 22nd, 2016 — 10:16pm PDT

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

  26. Bonnie Y.Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 — 7:16am PDT

    It sounds like a very powerful performance.

  27. Rachel StenbergWednesday, March 23rd, 2016 — 7:48am PDT

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


  28. MagWednesday, March 23rd, 2016 — 12:36pm PDT

    Thanks for the chance.

  29. tammyWednesday, March 23rd, 2016 — 5:24pm PDT

    Looks great

  30. Antonia ParadisWednesday, March 23rd, 2016 — 11:58pm PDT

    My daughter and I would truly enjoy this together.

  31. WallyThursday, March 24th, 2016 — 9:43am PDT

    Please pick me.

  32. AngelaThursday, March 24th, 2016 — 2:43pm PDT

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

  33. Jeff SThursday, March 24th, 2016 — 7:46pm PDT

    This would be great to take my girlfriend to!

  34. laura dThursday, March 24th, 2016 — 11:14pm PDT

    What a treat to watch the Royal Winnipeg Ballet!

  35. ShelleyFriday, March 25th, 2016 — 6:38am PDT

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

  36. RaihanFriday, March 25th, 2016 — 11:08am PDT

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

  37. GLORIAFriday, March 25th, 2016 — 2:50pm PDT


  38. GLORIAFriday, March 25th, 2016 — 2:51pm PDT


  39. Ariel CFriday, March 25th, 2016 — 5:13pm PDT

    yes please!

  40. AdamFriday, March 25th, 2016 — 5:15pm PDT

    great date night prize

  41. DebsSaturday, March 26th, 2016 — 12:49pm PDT

    Love the ballet!

  42. ColinSaturday, March 26th, 2016 — 2:39pm PDT

    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

  43. KrissySaturday, March 26th, 2016 — 8:06pm PDT

    I’d love to go to the ballet!

  44. KateSunday, March 27th, 2016 — 9:28am PDT

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

  45. IreneSunday, March 27th, 2016 — 6:12pm PDT

    I would love to attend the ballet performance! 🙂

  46. ColleenSunday, March 27th, 2016 — 8:33pm PDT

    Excited about possibly going to such an intriguing show!

  47. Virginia L.Sunday, March 27th, 2016 — 10:51pm PDT

    A beautiful story … would love to see it.

  48. JennySaturday, April 2nd, 2016 — 10:45am PDT

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

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