Kelowna publishing house gets support from federal government

Image Credit: Facebook: Wood Lake Publishing

KELOWNA - A local publishing house received a $44,000 boost from the federal government's Canada Book Fund.

Wood Lake Publishing located in Winfield produces spiritual literature and has published more than 200 titles since 1980 when the company was founded.

Through the $39.1 million Canada Book Fund, Canadian Heritage gives support to around 300 Canadian book publishers and industry organizations each year. Publishers in Canada generate more than $2 billion in revenues each year and employ about 9,000 Canadians, according to a media release from the Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan made the announcement of the grant Nov. 13.

"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," President of Wood Lake Publishing, Patricia Berube says. "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."

To contact the reporter for this story, email Shelley Jordan at sjordan@infonews.ca or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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