Glen Kask Theatrical Legacy Fund
Glen has been involved in entertainment industry most of his life. Working as a broadcaster, newspaper man, photographer and writer, he has been fortunate to experience many live arts venues.
”Establishing the fund with the Mission Community Foundation was my way of giving back to the artistic community some of what they had given me over the years. I could never have afforded to buy tickets to all the events for which I received complimentary tickets so this fund is intended to help those groups that were a help to me in my work”.
Glen has advised local youth groups to apply for funding for their theatrical productions and since then, the fund has supported groups such as Youth Unlimited – Jester’s Theatre in their annual productions.
The Mission Community Foundation has been a backbone of support for our costuming department over the last several years. Each year at our shows, we hear rave reviews from both our participants and their parents and also from audience members, ‘What amazing costumes’. Every year we see the students put on their costumes and become someone new, someone confident and we are amazed to see how far they have come. Many of our students struggle with rejection, anxiety and learning challenges. We are thrilled to see them grow to the point where they are able to mentor ones younger than themselves to overcome in the face of adversity, and to be a good friend. These students have found a place where they belong and thrive.
Our deepest gratitude goes out to the Mission Community Foundation through the Glen Kask Fund for making this possible.”
~ Sharon Wiebe, Artistic Director – Jesters Theatre (Youth Unlimited)
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