Share the Excitement Program


Alberta Ballet believes that live ballet is something every child should experience, regardless of their means. Thanks to the generous support of Sun Life Financial, Alberta Ballet is able to give more tickets to more families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in these cultural experiences. 



The Sun Life Financial Share the Excitement program is funded through Sun Life's award-winning Making the Arts More Accessible™ program. 

"Every child deserves to experience the wonder and excitement of a live ballet performance.  At Sun Life, we believe arts and culture should be celebrated in our communities, and we're proud to provide more opportunities for families to experience the joy of ballet."  - Paul Joliat, Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy and Sponsorships, Sun Life Financial

Alberta Ballet works with its partner, Kids Up Front, to identify children and families to be part of Sun Life Financial Share the Excitement program. Most recently, the program provided 800 tickets to Alberta Ballet's Alice in Wonderland. The balance of the sponsored tickets will give families a chance to see Alberta Ballet's season finale, the world premiere of Our Canada, a contemporary ballet that features the music of Gordon Lightfoot in a sweeping overview of Canadian history. 

With the help of Sun Life Financial, Alberta Ballet can reach out to young people and connect them with the world class art performance that is part of their local community.