Generous BC Film Community Steps Up to Help BC Families in Need
December 11, 2015
Every year BC film and television productions compete to raise the biggest donation for Reel Thanksgiving Challenge. This year, they raised over $87,000.

IATSE Local 891 President Mitch Davies was thrilled to join other representatives from BC film industry union and guilds to present a cheque for a staggering $87,133.50 to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank today.

The money was raised by the cast and crew from the 20 productions that competed in a spirit of friendly competition to raise money and food in the 2015 Reel Thanksgiving Food Bank Challenge.

The top five fundraising productions were: Lucifer, Arrow, The Magicians, Supernatural, and DC: Legends of Tomorrow.

Photo above (left to right): Jody Vance (City TV) Aart Shuurman Hess (Greater Vancouver Foodbank), Alvin Sanders (Union of BC Performers), Alexis Hinde (Directors Guild of Canada - BC), Shawn Henter (Teamsters 155), Tom Adair (BC Council of Film Unions) Mitch Davies (IATSE Local 891) and Riaz Meghji (City TV).

IATSE Local 891 - The Union Behind Entertainment.
Located in beautiful British Columbia, with an accomplished, world-class membership of over 5,000 artists, technicians, and craftspeople, IATSE Local 891 is internationally recognized as a leading choice for film and television producers.