Support the Festival

Festival PavilionCommunity is built on stories. In addition to meeting people from within and around the Sunshine Coast, the Festival of the Written Arts brings together the diverse perspectives of various writers who believe that our stories matter.” (Festival attendee)

Please consider making a donation to the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts so that we can continue to bring Canadian writers and readers of all ages together both at the Festival in August and through our educational outreach programming. Celebration of Authors, Books and Community (CABC) is a joint initiative of the Festival and School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) that reaches approximately 1,000 elementary and secondary school students annually. Our goal is to support student development as readers, writers and tellers of their own stories.

Donors receive a charitable tax receipt and their contribution (individual or company name) is acknowledged in the Festival program. Donors of $100 or more receive an invitation to the Opening Donors Reception.

Legacy of Literacy Endowment Campaign

We launched the Legacy of Literacy Endowment Campaign in 2017  to increase our endowment funds to $1 million. Our goal is to continue to develop and deliver educational and community outreach programming and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization.

The endowment funds are held and invested by the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation who have a strong track record in achieving a positive return on the funds it manages on our behalf. Further, all donations to the endowment campaign are eligible for matching funds from the Department of Canadian Heritage.

When making your donation, please indicate if it is to be directed to the Legacy of Literacy Endowment Campaign.

Donations can be made by credit card by calling the festival office at 604-885-9631 or 1-800-565-9631. Cheques can be mailed to the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Box 2299, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for gifts over $20.

Donations can also be made online at

Please call the festival office for information about sponsorship opportunities and program advertising. We would also be pleased to provide more information about the Legacy of Literacy initiative.

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