We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and Service Canada. Also thanks to our Presenting Partners, Media Sponsors, Corporate Donors, Event Sponsors and individual sponsors.

How you can contribute

There are many ways in which you can be a part of the Festival. Contact the Festival office for more details.

Government Support

Canada Canadian Heritage

We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Arts Presentation Fund and the Endowment Incentives Component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund) and Service Canada (Canada Summer Jobs).

Canada Council for the Arts

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $20 million in writing and publishing through Canada.
Nous remercions de son soutien le Conseil des Arts du Canada, qui a investi 20 million dollars l’an dernier dans les letters et l’édition à travers le Canada.

BC Arts Council

The Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council

District of Sechelt
District of Sechelt

Platinum Sponsor

Coast Reporter

Presenting Partners

Coast TV CUPE BC Penguin Random House ZOOM Magazine Harbour Air
Canadian Union of Public Employees — BC Division, Local 391


Sunshine Coast Community Foundation Access Copyright Foundation

Corporate Donors

  • Investors Group Matching Gift Program
  • D. Lewis Contracting
  • Telus Dollars for Doers Program
  • Attention! Web and Graphic Design

Event Sponsorships 2017

In Kind Support

BC Ferries Olson Electric Hoyne Brewing

Community Partners School District No.46

We thank our 2017 Festival Donors

Roll of Honour

  • Jean Bennett & Norma Brow
  • Jane Darling
  • Wendy Hunt & Chris Staples
  • Trudy Jaskela
  • Connie Johnston
  • Debbie Mealia
  • Jude Morrison
  • Alain & Nicole Normand
  • Paddy Wales


  • Judith Allen
  • Linda & Keith Maxwell
  • Vi Roden
  • Bette Thomson

Festival Donor

  • Anonymous
  • Bob & Nancy Benmore
  • Candy Caple
  • Arlene Clark
  • Elaine & Peter Clayden
  • John Corse
  • Don & Patti Gunning
  • Nina Naedrich
  • Sahra Hailey
  • Dick & Irene Harrison
  • John Hilditch
  • Helen Ible
  • Katherine Johnston
  • Julie Kirkland
  • Janelyn Kotaska
  • Marilyn McKee
  • Noriko McKee
  • Karen McKenzie
  • Kathy Mulder
  • Barbara Nelles
  • Nora Osborne
  • Eric & Bonnie Paetkau
  • Susan Phillips
  • Joan Pratt
  • Susan & Lonnie Propas
  • David Rushton
  • Margaret Taylor
  • John & Gail Watson
  • Jane Whitely
    in memory of Dorothy Beck

Book Mark

  • Ruth Allan
  • Robert Bennie
  • Moira Clement
  • Patricia Elliott
  • Sara Gerring
  • Karen Hunt
  • Sherryl Latimer
  • Alison Leaney
  • Sharon Masui
  • Dawn Miller
  • Donna Motzer
  • Carole Muller
  • Suzy Naylor
  • Colette Parsons
  • Isabelle Pidoux
  • Margaret Ratcliffe
  • David Roberts
  • Kristine Roper
  • William Sawkins
  • Susan Sutherland
  • Eleanor Swan
  • Marie Trory
  • Joan Wagner
  • Eva Wall
  • Anne Watters
  • Dorothy Watts

We thank the following for their donations of books:

  • Caitlin Press
  • Douglas & McIntyre
  • Harbour Publishing
  • McClelland & Stewart
  • Nightwood Editions
  • Penguin Random House Canada
  • Ronsdale Press
  • University of Alberta Press

Special Thanks

  • Joan Graham, Rockwood Lodge and Seaside Centre
  • Perry Schmitt and Crew, Parks Department, District of Sechelt
  • St. Hilda’s Anglican Church and our neighbours
  • Teresa Nightingale, Attention Web and Graphic Design
  • Boyd Norman, Office Alternatives
  • Marje Umezuki
  • Karen Weissenborn, Karen Weissenborn Design
  • Sharon Brown and Andreas Schroeder
  • Nancy and John Denham