A Great Canadian Legacy

Project Bookmark Canada gratefully accepts undesignated gifts. These 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.

 

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. 

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.

FOR TRADITIONALISTS
Yes, we do accept cheques at our Project Bookmark Canada office: 
215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400, Toronto, ON M5T 2C7.


Build a Bookmark

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.


Garrigan Park, Kingston, Ontario

The Convict Lover, by Merilyn Simonds

Project Bookmark Canada is pleased to be part of Kingston WritersFest’s September 27 – October 1 weekend of activities, announced on June 29, 2017. Merilyn Simonds’ The Convict Lover will receive recognition with the City of Kingston’s second Bookmark and our 18th installation in a national series of Canada’s sites and stories.

All are welcome to attend the unveiling of the Bookmark on Saturday, September 30, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Church Street (Garrigan Park). Following the launch, join the author on a Convict Lover literary tour with readings through Portsmouth Village. Thanks are extended to Kingston WritersFest, City of Kingston and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Build The Convict Lover Bookmark
 

Halifax Citadel, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Barometer Rising,
by Hugh MacLennan

Project Bookmark Canada is pleased to announce an inaugural Bookmark for Halifax, which will coincide with commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion — Barometer Rising by Hugh MacLennan.

Published in 1941, MacLennan's first novel is a compelling romance set against the horrors of wartime and the catastrophic Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917. The biggest human-made explosion in the pre-atomic era inspired a brilliant novel published in 1941 and, in 2017, provides an opportunity to gather and reflect on this event of great significance to Canadians.

The public is warmly invited to the official launch of the plaques on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 2 p.m., opposite the main entrance at the top of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, 5425 Sackville Street.

Donate to Barometer Rising
Photo Credit: Photo Archive, Montreal Gazette

Photo Credit: Photo Archive, Montreal Gazette

 

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.

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 8521 Cavendish Rd, Cavendish, PE.

 

Toronto, 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! 

Give to the LOVE ENOUGH Bookmark
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.