• 32 years of BookFest


Our Mission:149347_381878101865077_1591789922_n

We believe all children are inspired and enriched by opportunities that bring them together with the creators of Canadian Children’s literature in an atmosphere of celebration and family fun. Our purpose is to provide such opportunities by offering hospitality, support, and exposure to Canadian authors and illustrators through a quality, child-centered, community book festival.

“We are proud to work with the children, families, authors, illustrators, and community members who make this festival a success.”

Our Objectives:

  • To promote literacy and a love of literature in the central Vancouver Island region by introducing children to high-quality works by Canadian authors & illustrators;
  •  To stimulate children’s creativity by bringing them together with professional authors and illustrators who share their creative development and processes;
  •  To celebrate excellence in Canadian children’s literature and book illustration by showcasing both well-established and notable new authors and illustrators.