Register early, win theatre prizes courtesy of the National Arts Centre

If you’re thinking about registering for National Capital History Day, don’t delay — there are some great prizes for early birds, courtesy of the National Arts Centre.

Students who register before Jan. 26 will be entered into a draw to win tickets to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s production of Going Home Star — Truth and Reconciliation.

As well, students who register before Jan. 28 will have a chance to win tickets to see a performance by Florent Vollant, a critically acclaimed Innu singer, composer and author.

Both performances are part of the National Arts Centre’s ongoing efforts to “showcase Indigenous storytelling and reconciliation on its stages.”

We’ll hold a random draw on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and one lucky student will win a pair of tickets to the ballet and we’ll do the same thing on Jan. 28, when we’ll do another random draw for a pair of tickets to see Florent Vollant. (Winning students will be contacted by a National Capital History Day official or their teacher with instructions on how to claim their prizes).

Going Home Star — Truth and Reconciliation is described as “searing and sensitive” and is “the deeply resonant love story of Annie and Gordon, a pair of contemporary Aboriginal young people coming to terms with a souldestroying past.”

Labrador-born Florent Vollant is perhaps best known as one half of the duo Kashtin, which performed around the world. According to his online bio, he is an “ardent defender of Quebec’s nature and rivers” and “received the title of Artiste pour la Paix in 1994.”

So don’t delay — register for National Capital History Day asap if you’d like a chance to win tickets to one of these fantastic shows. You can submit a registration form here.

And thank you to the National Arts Centre for supporting the young historians of National Capital History Day. We so appreciate this opportunity to give our students a chance to enjoy history and culture unfolding on one of our country’s great stages.

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