The Word On The Street is a non-profit organization that celebrates Canadian reading, writing, and champions literacy primarily through a free, annual outdoor festival. Each September, in communities from coast to coast, we invite everyone to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops, and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. And it’s free!
The Word On The Street Saskatoon Inc.
PO Box 39042
Saskatoon, SK S7V 0A9
A large team of committed and talented volunteers are working passionately to bring to our community another great festival.
We are delighted to introduce our 2017 Festival Committee. A tremendously talented, passionate and generous team of community volunteer who have donated their time, talents and creativity to ensuring our Festival’s integrity and success. These leaders work with their respective teams to bring this no-charge festival to our community!
Festival Co-Chairs: Silvia Martini & Doug Zolinsky
National Liaison: Vijay Kachru
Treasurer: Jenica Nonnekes
Director, Administration: Brenda Mack
Director, Operations: Jim Hodges
Director, Author Programming: Caroline Walker
Director, Treasure Island & Literacy Lane: Beth Cote
Director, Volunteers: Darlene Bessey & Ken Pontikes
Director, Welcome Mat: Holly Borgerson-Calder
National Board Liaison: Vijay Kachru
Social Media Manager – Katie Edwards
Marketplace Coordinator – Shreya Pahwa, Broadway BBID
A special note of gratitude to extended to the Broadway Business Improvement District, and their Executive Director, Dee-Ann Mercier and staff for their warm welcome and tremendous support.
“The Broadway District is host to many arts and culture events and is extremely excited for this literary festival to come to the district this fall. Word On the Street is the preeminent annual celebration of literacy and the written word in Saskatoon, and we look forward to welcoming festival-goers to Broadway!” – DeeAnn Mercier, Executive Director of the Broadway Business Improvement District