Win Tickets: Billy Bishop Goes to War

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Congratulations to Deb B! This contest is now closed.

Are you looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day idea in the Fraser Valley? Tired of the same old, same old? It’s tough to think of something unique and romantic each year, isn’t it. Well here’s a great idea for you!

Why not grab your sweetheart and head to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on February 14th to enjoy a sentimental production of Billy Bishop Goes to War.

This classic Canadian musical asks a new generation of theatre audiences to follow heroic Canadian WW1 fighter pilot Billy Bishop down into the trenches, up to the skies and inside the human spirit as he attempts to reconcile the ecstasy of flying with the horrors of war. The myth of the man is revealed as he tells of crossing swords with commanders, the Germans, the British and those who saw war as a good time. You may well be moved to tears by this rich and moving tribute to a true Canadian hero. This high-flying ace of a show captures the humor, the hellfire, and the derring-do of an extraordinary career. With a superb mixture of irony and white-knuckle tale telling, Billy Bishop is simply a sensational evening’s entertainment. A True Canadian Hero!

Tickets for this great show are $35 each, $$32 for seniors and $30 for students. You may buy them online, here. We have a pair of tickets for one of our fabulous readers to enjoy! Please leave a note below to tell us a little bit about your personal hero. Winner will be announced February 9, 2011.

Chilliwack Cultural Centre
9201 Corbould Street, Chilliwack
Ring: 604.392.8000

6 Responses to “Win Tickets: Billy Bishop Goes to War”

  1. Jim Fuller says:

    My personal hero would be Lyall Sharman, president of Aldergrove Minor Baseball.
    He tirelessly shares his infectious enthusiasm with a great group of volunteers and has been key in building a great youth baseball program in our community

  2. Cheryl says:

    This could be a neat experience.

  3. Deb says:

    My husband and I would love to see Billy Bishop Goes To War on Valentine’s day. My Hero is Frans Boogemans (my grandfather) who survived being a Belgian POW during World War II, walked with his fellow prisoners home after the war, and then packed up his wife and children to move them to Canada where they would lead a happy and productive life in the Freedom of Canada — he now lies at rest forever in the country he called Home.

  4. Lynne says:

    My personal hero would be my grandfather Thomas Murray, who although he was born in Ireland, enlisted in the British army when he was 17 and served with the British forces in the cavalry in India, Ceylon and the Boer War ( where he survived being held prisoner and left to die staked out in the desert sun). He also served in the First World War, having attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by then, and unfortunately received mustard gas poisoning. After retiring, he re-enlisted in the Second World War as a private, this time fighting with the Canadians. He eventually died as a result of the mustard gas from WWI. I never got to meet him, but my mother told me about his adventures and his love of music. He liked to sing “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo”, a first World War song and dance to it. He is buried in the soldier’s plot in Union Cemetary in Oshawa. Ontario.

  5. Doug and I would loive to see your production of Billy Bishop.
    My uncle John Bain fought in the first World War. He returned to our home in Vancouver and as a 4 year old I would hear him talking to people in his room. As I had not seen anyone come into the house I was quite puzzled and would ask my mom or gramma who he was talking to . They would reply that he was talking to other soldiers who had served with himthe war..he had returned home shell shocked and waqs never able to work again. He never married and was in the VANCOUVER Veterans hospital just befor he died. It was painful for me as a child to see him so confused, talking to people that weren’t really there.

  6. Robyn says:

    My hero is my grandma. I didn’t realize it until she was gone but I think of the influence she had in my life and it is quite obvious. She was a great lady and I hope to be the same.

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