Charity Recipient


Cornucopia is a charity event. Giving back while being of service to Whistler and surrounding community is central to the festival’s mission. Cornucopia has raised over $500,000 to help community initiatives. Each year, Cornucopia events raise in excess of $35,000 for its named charity. Cornucopia organizers are pleased to, once again, name the Whistler Public Library as the 2019 recipient.

The Whistler Public Library Association was formed in December 1985 by a dedicated group of community minded citizens. From humble beginnings in the basement of Municipal Hall in 1986 to doubling its space in 1994 in Village North, the library made its final move in 2008. The new Whistler Public Library opened the doors of its spectacular new permanent home on January 26, 2008.

The Whistler Public Library is one of the busiest in the province and serves as a community hub for locals, seasonals, and visitors. Various programs are offered to the community such as weekly story times for preschoolers, summer reading clubs, free legal seminars, monthly movie night, slide shows and author readings. Well-known authors who have visited the Library include W.P. Kinsella, L.R. Wright, George Bowering, Crawford Kilian, Anne Cameron, Susan Musgrave, Andreas Schroeder, Stephen Reid, Spider and Jeanne Robinson, Laurence Gough and Paul Tennant.