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Celebrating 15 Years The Vancouver International Writers (and Readers) Festival  

Corporate and government support

Title Support

Granville Island


Government Support

Canadian Heritage

We acknowledge the financial assistance received from the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program.

Human Resources Development Canada
Canada Council

The Canada Council for the Arts—Writing and Publishing Section
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $20.3 million in writing and publishing throughout Canada.


BC Arts Council

The Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and the BC Gaming Commission.

City of Vancouver

City of Vancouver


Australia Council of the Arts

The British Council

Creative NZ

Corporate Sponsors

Bestseller $5,000+

Raincoast Books

Random House

The Scotia Private Client Group

First Edition $2,500+

The Burns Club of Vancouver

CaldwellTimber West

HarperCollins CanadaLtd

Media Sponsors

The Vancouver Sun

CBC Radio One      CBC Radio Two

CBC TV CBC radio-canada

CBC radio-canada

In-Kind Sponsors

Hangar 18 Creative Group   
Hangar 18 Creative Group

Granville Island Brewing
Calona Vineyards
Pan Pacific
Granville Island Hotel

Celestial Seasonings

Rogers AT&T Wireless

Spreading the Word Sponsors

Bestseller $5,000+





First Edition $2,500+

Canadian Parents for French



The Hamber Foundation
The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation
The Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation

Vancouver Foundation


Corporate Support

First Edition $2,500+
Bolder Investment Partners, Ltd.
Canreal Management Corporation
DS Management
Duthie Books Fourth Avenue

Limited Edition 1,000+
Blake, Cassels & Graydon
Davis & Co.

First Edition $500+
Douglas & McIntyre Publishing Group
H.B. Fenn and Company Ltd.
Kaldor Design Group
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Thomas Allen & Sons Ltd.

Special Edition $250+
Canadawide Claims Service
Kate Walker & Company
McArthur & Company Publishing Ltd.
Second Avenue Studios

New Edition $100+
Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Image Group Inc.
Kids Can Press Ltd.
Linda Robbins Inc.
W.O. Mitchell Ltd.

Travel Assistance
Douglas & McIntyre
Editions des plaines
Editions du blé
El Al
Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes of Mexico
Grove Press/PGC
H.B. Fenn
HarperCollins Canada Ltd.
The Betty and Ralph Gustafson
Chair of Poetry at Malaspina
McArthur & Company
McClelland & Stewart
Penguin Books Canada
Raincoast Books
Random House of Canada
Tradewind Books
University of British Columbia
University of Victoria's Department of Writing,
through the Lansdowne Visitor program.

In-kind Donors
Armando’s Finest Quality Meats
Aurelia Jewels
Bloom ‘n Winkle Floral Design
Canadian Linen and Uniform Services
Coastal Jazz & Blues
Douglas & McIntyre
Domino’s Pizza
Duso’s Foods
Dussa’s Ham & Cheese Ltd.
Fraser Valley Juice and Salad Bar
Freybe Sausage Ltd.
Granville Island Florist
Heidi Reynolds’ Granville Island Smokery Ltd.
Holt Renfrew
John Bishop
Kaisereck Deli
Kharma Kitchen
Kichi Sushi
La Baguette et L’echalote
Laurelle’s Fine Foods
Lee’s Donuts
Monte Cristo Bakery
Muffin Granny
Okanagan Wine Shop
Olde World Fudge Co. Ltd.
Origins Coffee Company Ltd.
Planet Veg
Plum Clothing
Que Pasa Mexican Foods
Ralph’s Produce
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Seafood City
Siegel’s Bagels
Stuart’s Bakery
Toseki Entertainment
The Lazy Gourmet
The Milkman
The Salmon Shop
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company