1000 A successful fundraiser

Thank you! A successful fundraiser, Nov-Dec 2020
by Richard Mackie
Publisher and Editor
The Ormsby Review


BC historian Margaret Ormsby (1909-1996). Photo courtesy John Bosher

With this, our 1,000th post of BC books and authors, we wish to acknowledge the support of the many readers who have followed and supported The Ormsby Review since our start in September 2016.

It is sheer coincidence that this 1,000th post falls on January 1, 2021 – a happy alignment of the New Year and the numbering sequence of The Ormsby Review.

On behalf of our Board of Directors and our distinguished Advisory Board, thank you everyone for your support in our urgent fundraising appeal of November 2020. We couldn’t keep up this work of promoting homegrown BC reviewers, authors, publishers, advertisers, booksellers, donors, and funders without you! Thanks to 96 donors, we raised over $15,000.

Donations may be made here at any time.

We acknowledge Alan Twigg for his help in Ormsby’s early years, the continuing patronage of Dr. Yosef Wosk, the financial support of Creative BC in 2019-20, and the support of Graduate Liberal Studies at Simon Fraser University.

Ormsby Drive, Coldstream, BC

We thank the many BC publishers who have taken out ads on our website (see the row of banner ads at far right).

We acknowledge the Indigenous peoples of British Columbia whose traditional territory we occupy and whose natural resources still sustain us.

We could not have made it to the 1,000-review mark without the support of our two boards:

Ormsby Literary Society board: Joanne Arnott, Daniel Francis, Ron Hatch, Renee Sarojini Saklikar, Byron Sheardown, LiLynn Wan, and Eldon Yellowhorn.

Richard Mackie In Tofino, 2018

Advisory Board of The Ormsby Review: Jean Barman, Wade Davis, Robin Fisher, Cole Harris, Hugh Johnston, Patricia Roy, David Stouck, and Graeme Wynn.

Please subscribe here to The Ormsby Review. Twice a week — with every third post — you will receive an email notification of the latest Ormsby reviews.

See here for “A Welcome to Ormsby Street.”

Wishing everyone happiness and good health in the coming new year of the Ox.

Richard Mackie
East Vancouver
January 1, 2021


Richard Mackie, editor and publisher of The Ormsby Review, on a Gulf Island, 2018. Photo by Rupert Mackie


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Publisher and Editor: Richard Mackie

The Ormsby Review is a journal service for in-depth coverage of B.C. books and authors. The Advisory Board consists of Jean Barman, Robin Fisher, Cole Harris, Wade Davis, Hugh Johnston, Patricia Roy, David Stouck, and Graeme Wynn. Scholarly Patron: SFU Graduate Liberal Studies. Honorary Patron: Yosef Wosk. Provincial Government Patron since September 2018: Creative BC

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