Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

November 13, 2014 12:00 ET

Supporting Canadian Literature in British Columbia

Wood Lake Publishing receives financial support from the Government of Canada

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2014) - Wood Lake Publishing will receive $44,007 from the Canada Book Fund.

The Honourable Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament (Kelowna-Lake Country), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding will help Wood Lake Publishing produce and promote Canadian-authored books for all ages tailored to Canada's religious and spiritual culture.

Quick Facts

  • Wood Lake Publishing, founded in 1980, has more than 200 titles to its credit in over 30 years of publishing.
  • Through the $39.1 million Canada Book Fund, Canadian Heritage provides support to approximately 300 Canadian book publishers and industry organizations every year.
  • Publishers in Canada generate more than $2 billion in revenues each year and employ around 9,000 Canadians.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support the Canadian book publishing industry and provide readers of all ages with better access to Canadian-authored books."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"I am pleased to see the Government of Canada's support for Wood Lake Publishing, a valued organization in our community that has provided us with more than 200 Canadian literary treasures in three decades of publishing."

-The Honourable Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament (Kelowna-Lake Country)

"The funding we receive has continued to make it possible for Wood Lake to publish the work of new and established Canadian authors, illustrators and editors, and to make those works available throughout Canada and much of the world. Canada has much talent, and with the help of Canadian Heritage, we are able to do what we can to support and showcase some of these talented Canadians."

-Patricia Berube, President of Wood Lake Publishing

Associated Links

Wood Lake Publishing

Canada Book Fund

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca