Today is a day to celebrate! After years of public consultation, a city-wide poll, and unanimous city council approval at last night’s extraordinary public hearing, we are thrilled to announce that our longest standing corporate partner, West Coast Reduction Ltd, has donated $2 million to The Cultch. This unprecedented gift represents the single largest corporate donation received in our organization’s history.
I want to thank you for helping us on this journey. You sent letters to the city, spread the word, and supported us in so many different ways. We couldn’t have it done it without the incredible outpouring of community support we received from you. Thank you!
Receiving a gift of this magnitude provides much needed financial stability for us during a time of organizational change and growth. Because of this gift, the future of both The Cultch and the York Theatre is sustained, thus nurturing an excitingly diverse community of artists, audiences and supporters. Because of this gift, we are able to continue providing myriad opportunities for our eclectic communities to interact in meaningful ways.
As you likely know, in recognition of this monumental occasion, the recently renovated and restored stage at the landmark York Theatre will be named in honour of its biggest supporter and fan: the West Coast Reduction Stage at the York Theatre.
West Coast Reduction is thrilled the new theatre space will provide opportunities for local arts and community groups to connect and perform, especially in East Vancouver where many of its employees live, work and play.
THANK YOU to everyone who made this vision a reality.