A Great Canadian Legacy

Project Bookmark Canada gratefully accepts undesignated gifts and designated gifts.

Undesignated contributions are vital to create the organizational infrastructure to support this great big, country-wide initiative. Make a gift today to blaze Canada’s literary trail.

 

Designated gifts are directly used to build the Bookmarks.

Either way, when you make a gift to Project Bookmark Canada, you’re joining an inspired group of readers and trailblazers who are building a legacy for all Canadians.

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Project Bookmark Canada is adding stops on Canada’s literary trail – and you can help! Explore our current campaigns to make an investment in an upcoming Bookmark.


Sudbury, Ontario

The City Still Breathing,
by Matthew Heiti

Donations are still being accepted to cover the Sudbury Bookmark costs. Thank you for helping with the costs to build our 20th Bookmark on the Canadian Literary Trail for a passage set at the Townehouse from Matthew Heiti's novel, The City Still Breathing!  

Our first Bookmark in Northern Ontario was for a contemporary novel set in Sudbury. The passage is from Matthew Heiti’s The City Still Breathing, for a scene which takes place at the Townehouse Tavern, across the street from the community centre and the old train station in downtown Sudbury.  

The unveiling was on Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 4–5 p.m., at the Townehouse Tavern, 206 Elgin Street, with 100 people enjoying the outdoor segment and 150 in attendance for the readings and sketch comedy.

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 Project Bookmark Canada's Laurie Murphy, Reading Town Sudbury's Derek Young, Townhouse Tavern's Paul Loenburg, Novelist Matthew Heiti, Sudbury Arts Council's Judi Straughn, Poet Laurette 2015-17's Kim Fahner, National Reading Campaign's Sandy Crawley, Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger, Deputy Mayor Joscelyne Landry-Altmann, Wordstock's Heather Campbell.

Project Bookmark Canada's Laurie Murphy, Reading Town Sudbury's Derek Young, Townhouse Tavern's Paul Loenburg, Novelist Matthew Heiti, Sudbury Arts Council's Judi Straughn, Poet Laurette 2015-17's Kim Fahner, National Reading Campaign's Sandy Crawley, Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger, Deputy Mayor Joscelyne Landry-Altmann, Wordstock's Heather Campbell.


Build "The Gable Window" Bookmark
 Photo credit: The L.M. Montgomery Cavendish Home, Canadian National Historic Site

Photo credit: The L.M. Montgomery Cavendish Home, Canadian National Historic Site

cavendish, Prince Edward Island

“The Gable Window,” by Lucy Maud Montgomery

We are delighted to announce the first Bookmark on Prince Edward Island for a poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery, “The Gable Window.” The poem is set at The Site of L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish Home, and describes the landscape outside her window. The poem was first published in The Ladies Journal in 1897, when Montgomery was 23 years old, and one hundred years later by Fitzhenry & Whiteside in 1997.

A cherished Canadian author, admired by readers around the world, Montgomery’s works have been translated into over 35 languages. We invite the public to the unveiling of the Bookmark on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 4 p.m., at the Macneill homestead at 8521 Cavendish Rd, Cavendish, PE.

 

Toronto LAKESHORE, Ontario

Love Enough, by Dionne Brand

Help us to build a new Bookmark for Toronto — its fifth! — for Dionne Brand’s Love Enough, marking a passage set in South Parkdale. A recipient of this year's Order of Canada, Brand is one of this nation’s most accomplished contemporary writers. 

“From our acclaimed poet and novelist: a gem of a novel that sizzles about love — between lovers, between friends, and for the places we live in — and pays homage to each moment of experience.”
Love Enough Publisher, Vintage Canada

Stay tuned for news about fundraising initiatives, monument development and an unveiling in 2018. Thank you in advance for your donation! 

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 Photo credit: Jason Chow

Photo credit: Jason Chow

 
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Project Bookmark Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization, CRA #82725 7569 RR0001. Charitable tax receipts are issued for all donations of $50 or more.