A Call to Action – Update #6

Brunch_Panel-6“I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that, then I realized I’m that somebody.” Lily Tomlin

There are many of you somebodies out there who have helped us this year with our Go Fund Me campaign. Thanks again for all you’ve done on behalf of the Whistler Writers Festival. It lives on because of you. You made the difference. And I am grateful beyond measure.

As promised, this will be my last update about our campaign, but our efforts to secure funds for the festival won’t stop just because you don’t hear from me. In fact, if you want to know how it’s going, send me an email. I love hearing from friends, colleagues and strangers alike. Your notes of support have been uplifting and soul enhancing. They are astonishing really and have brought me to tears (in a good way) more than once. Thank you.

We have now received some $13,000 in donations on our way to our goal of $30,000. I think by the end of this particular campaign we will likely reach the $15,000 mark, which is amazing. I didn’t know what to expect when I started down this road, but each turn in the bend, each note or letter has only served to motivate me further. The last note from my friend, Marilyn, in Edmonton, who has yet to visit the festival said, I believe in you. Or the note I received from fellow author, Fiona Lam, who wrote, we are all grateful for what you do. So I keep going.

And in that vein I want to let you know it will never be too late for you to make a contribution. 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. And if you’d like to watch a very quick video of the 2016 festival, check it out here. Or watch videos of our other programs. And after the Go Fund Me campaign is over, you can donate by cheque or electronic transfer. Contact me at stella_harvey@telus.net if you’d like to do so and I’ll give you the details and we’ll have a chance to catch up too. Or if you prefer to donate via Pay Pal, you can do that directly on the Whistler Writers Festival website. Here is the link: whistlerwritersfest.com.

Mark the date. The 2017 Whistler Writers Festival is October 12th to 15th, 2017. Hope to see you there. Lots to do before then, so I better run. Thanks again!