Thank you Mercedes
October 03, 2017
BENEFITING: Green Thumb Theatre
In December of 2016, Green Thumb Theatre's flagship van, a custom Mercedes Benz Sprinter, was involved in an accident. We are forever grateful that the driver was unharmed, however the van was damaged beyond repair. As a touring company, our vans are the cornerstone of our operation. They have taken us across North America, from urban centres to remote communities. For many of the communities we visit, Green Thumb provides the only access to professional live theatre. Since 1975, Green Thumb has performed more than 15,000 times to over 5 million people! None of this would be possible without our touring vehicles.
While some of the costs we're facing will be covered by ICBC, because of the specific custom work required to make our new van a viable touring vehicle, we are facing a significant shortfall. In the wake of the accident, the Y.P. Heung Foundation has graciously offered to match donations to our vehicle replacement fund. We are bowled over by their generosity. With their support, and contributions from donors like you, we know we'll be back on the road for September - just in time for our 42nd season!