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 Baris Foundation Access Copyright Foundation
The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation

Corporate Donors

  • Investors Group Matching Gift Program
  • D. Lewis Contracting
  • Telus Dollars for Doers Program
  • Sechelt Sustainable Properties (SSC Properties Ltd)

Event Sponsorships 2016

In Kind Support

BC Ferries Persephone Brewing Company Olson Electric

  • Deluxe Landscaping
  • Halfmoon Bay Nursery
  • Quality Garden & Pet
  • Sunshine Coast Nursery

Community Partner

We thank our 2016 Festival Donors

Roll of Honour

  • Sharon Brown & Andreas Schroeder
  • Wendy Hunt & Chris Staples
  • Connie Johnston
  • Debbie Mealia & Jim Budd
  • Alain & Nicole Normand
  • Colette & Marvin Storrow


  • Michael & Dianne Goldberg
  • Rosella Leslie
  • Linda & Keith Maxwell
  • Rosalie Norton
  • Bonnie & Eric Paetkau
  • Maureen & Philip Sawkins
  • Bette Thomson

Festival Donor

  • Anonymous
  • Marjorie Bradfield
  • Don & Patti Gunning
  • Sahra Hailey
  • Katherine Mulder
  • Susan & Lonnie Propas
  • Susan Riley
  • Gillian Roberts
  • David Rushton
  • Rosemary Terry
  • Ian Weir

Book Mark

  • Robert Bennie
  • Sue Biddle
  • Sally Bondy
  • Jill Brandon
  • Candy Caple
  • John Consiglio
  • Sara Gerring
  • Maryke Gilmore
  • Sheryl Grognet
  • Dick & Irene Harrison
  • Natalie Hayhurst
  • Karen Hunt
  • Helen Ible
  • Elizabeth James
  • Katherine Johnston
  • Leslie Johnston
  • Karin Jordan
  • Teresa Karbashewski
  • Julie Kevilovski
  • Julie Kirkland
  • Jan Kotaska
  • Alison Leaney
  • Marjorie Ann Malcolm
  • Maureen McBeath
  • Shelley McDade
  • Dixie Meagher
  • Peter Metcalfe
  • Donna Motzer
  • Suzy Naylor
  • Nora Osborne
  • Colette Parsons
  • Isabelle Pidoux
  • Norma Pruden
  • Sally Quinn
  • Margaret Ratcliffe
  • David Roberts
  • Brian Smith
  • Andrew Scott
  • Sandra Scott
  • Susan Sutherland
  • Gale Tyler
  • Joan Wagner
  • Eva Wall
  • John & Gail Watson
  • Dorothy Watts

We thank the following for their donations of books:

  • Caitlin Press
  • Douglas & McIntyre
  • Harbour Publishing
  • McClelland & Stewart
  • Nightwood Editions
  • Random House of Canada
  • 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
  • The Duttons