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“Beauty and the Beast” partners Moscow Ballet and Recovery Acres Society raise millions together for treatment facility in Canada.

In partnership with Moscow Ballet, Calgary-based Recovery Acres Society (RAS) is raising millions of dollars to build a state-or-the-art alcohol and drug treatment facility for men. After six years of intensive fund-raising campaigns, most significantly performance based fund-raisers of Moscow Ballet’s grand story ballets Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and the Great Russian Nutcracker, RAS has purchased land and will soon build the treatment center. The Moscow Ballet productions are specially produced for the RAS Charity Tours. The fund-raising ballets include 2011 Romeo & Juliet starring acclaimed principals Alexandra Elagina and Anatolie Ustimov, with costumes by Shakespearean expert Arthur Oliver and hand-painted backdrops created in Moscow; 2010 Swan Lake performed by 2008 International Ballet Competition gold-medalists Cristina and Alexei Terentiev; Sleeping Beauty; Great Russian Nutcracker and Cinderella.

Performances have spanned Canada from coast to coast including: Montreal in Quebec; Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge in Alberta; Nanaimo, Victoria, Vancouver and Kelowna in British Columbia; Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert in Saskatoon and Toronto, Kitchener, Sault St Marie, Kingston and Thunder Bay in Ontario.

After receiving the coveted Accreditation Canada membership in 2010 and six years of fund raising with Moscow Ballet, RAS was also awarded $100,000 from Calgary Herald’s 21st annual Christmas Fund campaign in November 2011.  This additional support affirms the local community’s support of the Recovery Acres Society Building Fund. Moscow Ballet producer Akiva Talmi comments,” We are honored that our Russian ballets and the audiences that love them, can have such a significant impact on this ground-breaking and important Canadian health organization. It’s a source of great pleasure for us.”

Recovery Acres Society is a North American leader in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. Their proven Recovery Model serves as a best practices model for treatment facilities and clients from around the world. The affordability of its program opens the reality of rehabilitation to a broad spectrum of clientele. The unique treatment method, as authored by Dr John O’Reilly and Patrick H. Carmichael PhD. in their book The 1835 Recovery Model, has become the “shining star” model for addiction treatment in cities across Canada and in the U.S. such as in Great Falls, Montana.

Patrick H. Carmichael, B.A. (Honours), M.A., Ph.D., is an anthropologist and author of two dozen scholarly publications, including journal articles, book chapters, and monographs. He also writes historical novels and teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Royal College, Calgary. John D. O’Reilly, B.Sc., M.B.A., Ph.D., is the Executive Director of 1835 House, and past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Recovery Acres. He is a certified Master Home Builder, and the founder and president of River Street Homes Building Company, based in Calgary. Once the new building is complete, the current building will be renovated to accommodate female clients for whom the need is consistently on the rise.

Read the Recovery Acres Recommendation

Learn more about The 1835 Recovery Model book

Read an article about the RAS in the Calgary Herald

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Moscow Ballet supports fund raising for RAS new facility Moscow Ballet’s A. Elagina and A. Ustimov in Romeo and Juliet 2011    

 

 

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