Make Canadian Theatre a part of your legacy by leaving a gift in your will to the Blyth Festival Theatre.
Writing a will doesn’t sound very exciting, does it?
But safeguarding Canada’s stories for future generations does. So, if you’ve laughed and cried and sung along with us in our theatres, and helped new stories take shape before being preserved for new generations – why stop now?
A gift in your will is one of the best ways you can keep safeguarding Canada’s stories – for always.
Support the theatre you love by also supporting your loved ones.
Most people choose to leave everything to their family and loved ones. At first glance, this seems to make sense.
But, in reality, your estate will be taxed. Quite significantly.
And, when you choose to leave even a small part of your estate to a charity you love, you can change this story completely.
In fact, in Canada, estate (or “probate”) taxes can be drastically reduced, and in some cases completely eliminated, by leaving a gift in your will to a registered charity (like us).
It’s easy to leave a gift in your will. Just tell your lawyer or financial planner. They’ll do the rest
People think leaving a gift to charity is complicated. But it’s not.
Just call your lawyer or financial planner, and tell them you want to leave a gift in your will to the Blyth Festival. They’ll help you figure out the best way to realize your dream of supporting Canadian theatre forever.
Already written your will? No problem. It’s a simple change to include a charitable gift. Just call your lawyer.
This could be the most powerful gift you ever make Make it count
For most of us, leaving a large gift to a charity we love is a wild dream.
The reality is, you will never be able to make as big a gift while you are alive as you can through your will.
So this is your chance. Your chance to tell the world who you are. What you love. What you believe in. What kind of world you want to leave behind.
The Granary Society Special recognition when you designate a gift for Blyth in your will
As a legacy donor, you play a very special role in the Blyth family. As such, you get your own “club,” – the Granary Society – with a unique set of perks and privileges. These include:
- Granary Society events
- Annual breakfast with the Artistic Director
- Curtain Call, our Member newsletter
- Priority ticket booking privileges
- Public recognition of your generosity and visionary thinking
Please tell us when you designate a gift for Blyth in your will. That way, we can thank you properly, and enrol you in this very special society.
Ways to leave a legacy
For your convenience, we have included below a sample of the kind of wording you may want to use in your Will.
Bequeathing Blyth Festival a share of your estate
“I give (specify ‘all’ or ‘percentage share’) of my residuary estate to Blyth Festival, 423 Queen Street, Blyth, Ontario Canada, N0M 1H0, Registered Charitable Number: 11881 2056 RR0001, for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other authorized officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.”
Bequeathing Blyth Festival a fixed amount
“I give the sum of (amount in figures or words) to Blyth Festival, 423 Queen Street, Blyth, Ontario Canada, N0M 1H0, Registered Charitable Number: 11881 2056 RR0001 for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other authorized officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.”
Naming Blyth Festival the direct beneficiary of an Investment
Individuals can name Blyth Festival as the direct beneficiary of an investment (ie. RRSP or TFSA). This can be beneficial to individuals whose estates will have a tax burden on their passing.
“Every farmer knows that planning ahead this season is the key to an abundant harvest next season. The Blyth Festival’s Granary program allows us to do precisely that: plan for the success of our future. By pledging your legacy donation to the Granary, you ensure that future generations of artists and audience alike, will reap the bounty of original Canadian Theatre.”
– Gil Garratt, Artistic Director, Blyth Festival
Registered charitable # 11881 2056 RR0001