This is a fundraising effort done by local artist Carson Ting in benefit of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. ALL the proceeds of every piece sold goes to help them meet their historic demand.. He is a world known artist and this "It Takes a Village" is a different motivatiing work to mark the 7 p.m acknowledgement in Vancouver of those on the front line of the Coronavirus crisis.
The 'Caps will award one such print to a #FrontlineHero honored each night on their social media channels.
This also depicts Dr Bonnie Henry, the provencial health officer for BC & Nigel Howard, this pair play a large role in leading BC during this difficult time. Local celebs Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen & our friend Steve Nash are also placed there.
Ting stated "I'm deeply inspired by our city's collective energy with unity & positivity."
Team CEO Mark Pannes informed "We couldn't be prouder of Carson and all the partners who have donated so much of their time and resources to this incredible project."
BC Nurses' Union pres. Christine Sorensen added "Nurses and frontline workers have felt the love throughout this pandemic. BC nurses recently made a $10,000 donation to the BC Nurses Union Fund for Food Banks of BC. We are very pleased that Vancouver Whitecaps are joining our effort."
Production firm Kindred & Scout did the video gratis, showing 'Caps forward Tosaint Ricketts & Community Cheers across Vancouver. Hemlock Printers and Hemlock Harling lent their skills to print and distriubte the art to buyers. Others donating include TSN 1040, Postmedia & Daily Hive. All told over $100,000 of work has been donated to make this happen.
The prints at 24" x18" are available for purchase for at least $30 plus tax and shipping. One company paid $10,000 for a single print.
Cynthia Boulter COO of Greater Vancouver Food Bank told " We are truly grateful to be included in this artistic tribute to COVID-19 frontline heroes."
To get yours go to whitecaps.com/ittakesavillage, the Food bank will send receipts in less than 2 months.