Julia Jones-Whitehead, a graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s professional division, has been with Ballet Victoria since 2016. Photo by Barbara Burns

Ballet Victoria soirée fundraiser a prelude to final show of season

Company winds up its 15th season in the city with Peter Pan next month

Attendees of this weekend’s Ballet Victoria Spring Soirée fundraiser will be treated to a sneak peek of some of the dance creations in the works for the upcoming 16th season.

At the event, being held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Riffington Manor in the Uplands, guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, a live auction and entertainment, making it an evening to remember.

Among the auction items up for bidding are a round trip for two to Vancouver via Helijet, with one night’s accommodation at the Westin Grand Hotel; a Winter Storm Watching or Spring Season Getaway for two at the Wickaninnish Inn at Tofino with the use of a Lexus vehicle for three days; a Cowichan Valley Wine Tour donated by LA Limousines, and a three-course chef-prepared served dinner for six by Toque Catering, with wine pairing from Sandhill Wines.

WATCH: Ballet Victoria’s Director’s Choice en point at Royal

Tickets for the fundraiser are $100 and are available by emailing springsoiree@balletvictoria.ca, purchasing online at balletvictoria.ca, or by calling the Ballet Victoria office at 250-380-6063.

For patrons unable to attend this event, donations will be gratefully accepted by contacing Ballet Victoria via email, phone or in person at 643 Broughton St.

Peter Pan winds up 15th season next month

As a season finale May 18 and 19, Ballet Victoria presents an updated take on Peter Pan, which was the company’s first-ever performance. Artistic and executive director Paul Destrooper has choreographed a new version with a contemporary twist on J.M. Barrie’s take of the fearless boy who refuses to grow up.

For tickets or other information on Ballet Victoria, visit balletvictoria.ca.

editor@vicnews.com

ballet victoria

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Celebrate Victoria Pride Week

The Victoria Pride Society has organized some stop-notch virtual entertainment, including the Virtual Pride Festival on July 5.

Children’s author honours Oak Bay sisters murdered by father

Proceeds from children’s book go towards child abuse prevention in Greater Victoria

Sidney Museum and Archives reopens brick by brick with Lego exhibit

Museum joins other reopenings including Sidney library, Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Vancouver Island Symphony, Kerplunks up for Western Canadian Music Awards

Winners to be announced via live stream on Sept. 25

10th annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival to be held online due to COVID-19

Festival will feature six productions by local, regional and international artists

Nanaimo’s Kismet Theatre Academy closes after eight years due to COVID-19

Bonnie Catterson founded the school in 2012 as ‘a place for the oddballs’

Home dance videos to be part of this year’s Infringing Dance Festival

Crimson Coast Dance Society seeking ‘backyard dance’ submissions to compile into video

Ucluelet loses one of town’s oldest art galleries

Mark Penney Gallery shuts down due, in part, to Hwy. 4 closures and COVID-19 pandemic.

Vancouver Island drummers pay belated tribute to Neil Peart of Rush

Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer died of cancer at age 67 in January

Yukon poet kjmunro headlines Port Alberni’s virtual Words on Fire

Monthly spoken word event continues virtually at Char’s Landing

Most Read