Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 30, 2014 12:00 ET

Supporting Canadian Publishers in Saskatchewan: Thistledown Press Receives Government of Canada Funding

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

Thistledown Press will receive $20,196 from the Canada Book Fund.

Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Wanuskewin), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding will help Thistledown Press in the ongoing production, promotion, and distribution of books by Canadian authors through its literary publishing program.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in 1975, Thistledown Press was established to publish and promote the writing of both new and known Prairie writers.
  • Thistledown Press has published over 300 Canadian authors.
  • 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 every year and employ around 9,000 Canadians.

Quotes

"Our Government is committed to ensuring readers everywhere have access to a broad range of Canadian-authored books that improve the quality of life in our communities."

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

"Thistledown Press is devoted to fostering innovation and excellence in literature in Canada's dynamic book publishing industry, and we are glad to support an organization that promotes great Canadian literature."

- Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Wanuskewin)

"We thank Canadian Heritage for its steadfast vision to advance book publishing and literary culture through its publishing grant and by virtue of its continued efforts to raise consciousness about how the quality of the Canadian arts continues to have a profound effect on Canadian life. Thistledown's endurance and performance is directly linked to the work Canadian Heritage has done in supporting our programs and recognizing that what we do is important and that public investment in the publishing arts is not only a valid economic activity, but an essential component of advancing a Canadian voice in its literature."

-Al Forrie, Publisher for Thistledown Press

Associated Links

Canada Book Fund

Thistledown Press

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

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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