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The 25-year-old Royal Winnipeg Ballet building will be getting a $1 million facelift.
Federal Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Minister Shelly Glover announced the funding today for the two-year renovation and upgrade project for the building at 380 Graham Ave.
"I'm thrilled," Glover said.
"This will also improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs."
The upgrades include a new roof, expansion of the performance/rehearsal theatre, new seating, studio lighting upgrades, and a wheelchair ramp and automatic door openers.
Jeff Herd, the RWB's executive director, says the renovations are needed and will be appreciated by the 1,000 dancers who use the facilities weekly.
"It helps the dancers of tomorrow," Herd said.
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