A Call to Action – Update #1

“The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.” Helen Keller

Last week I asked for your help. And in the first three days of our new fundraising campaign in support of the Whistler Writers Festival and its other literary programming, we raised $3,200. Thank you so much for your support.

I appreciate the fact that you’ve shared our cause with your friends too. As a result, more have joined us. That couldn’t have happened without your support.

I’ve also appreciated all the kind words that have come along with your donations.

We love this festival. We love you. Happy to support the festival that could. A festival with heart, thank you. A terrific festival. This is great and necessary work. So appreciate all the work you do for Sea to Sky students each year.

I am humbled and have been teary-eyed most of the week. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas and support.

Many of you know I go into most things with blind hope and naïve enthusiasm. And, you know, I’ve never been disappointed. Or rarely anyway. This campaign and its success has been another example.

Our donation drive continues until mid January so you’ll get my updates until then. Thanks again to those of you who have already donated to our cause. I look forward to hearing from all of you soon.

Our goal is $30,000. We’ve got a little bit further to go.

Any amount helps. And donations over $25 will receive an electronic tax receipt in the name of the donor. You can donate on our gofundmesite. If you’d like to watch a very quick video of the 2016 festival, check out this video. Or watch videos of our other programs here.

Thanks again for your ongoing commitment and support for the literary arts. I appreciate it. Together we’ve made, and will continue to make, a difference.

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