The Festival was thrilled to receive a grant of $3,000 to support the provision of real-time captioning at the 2019 Festival. Inspired by the work of Festival author Adam Pottle, real-time captioning will enhance the Festival experience for people who are hard of hearing and make possible the inclusion of people who are deaf. This is a pilot project that we hope will be sustainable through the earnings from our endowment funds that are held and managed by the Community Foundation.
We were also very grateful to receive cheques representing annual earnings from the Lynn Pakulak Endowment Fund and the Marie Steel Memorial Endowment. These presentations were made by Len Pakulak and Doug and Franca Bebb respectively.
The presentations were made at the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation’s annual granting ceremony on Monday, June 17.