StorySave

About StorySave

About StorySave
Saving the voices of the elders, one story at a time.

Started in 2002, StorySave is a project of Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada that records the voices of elders from the Canadian storytelling community. Each year, a new teller is chosen from nominees across Canada who’ve developed a marked personal style in the craft of storytelling, or who have a remarkable body of work that should be kept alive.

These voices are then made available to listeners world-wide as part of a living legacy through our website and through the production and sale of CDs and downloadable albums, and in a new initiative beginning in 2018, the production of an audio documentary on the teller, to accompany the album. StorySave stands out as yet one more way in which storytellers across the land are reaching out to their audiences.

This Year's Teller

The Teller for 2018 is Quebec's Louise Profeit-Leblanc. Louise is from the Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation in northeastern Yukon. She has come from a long line of storytellers and is now the keeper of many of these stories of the ancient and not so distant past.


How Are the Tellers Chosen? 

Tellers to be recorded for StorySave are chosen by the StorySave Committee from nominations sent in by members. If a non-member wishes to propose a name, he/she should contact a local member to make the nomination. For more information on submitting a nomination, visit the applications section of the members area. We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 StorySave Teller.

The StorySave Committee

2017 – 2018 StorySave Committee

  • Norm Walker - co - chair
  • Sue Charters - co - chair
  • Ruth Danziger
  • Murray McGregor
  • Jan Andrews
  • Brian Hetherington

StorySave Advisors

  • Jan Andrews
  • Lynda Howes
  • Celia Lottridge
  • Gail Anglin
StorySave Program Manager

Marion Gruner: storysave@storytellers-conteurs.ca

Our 2016-2017 Funders

Government Agencies

Canada Council for the Arts

Private Sector
Storytelling Groups and Communities
1,001 Friday Nights Of Storytelling
Around Town Tellers of Nanaimo
StorySave Fundraising Quilt
Pearl-Ann Gooding
Mariposa in the Schools
Sir Joseph Flavelle Foundation

Special Thanks To:
Alberta storyteller, Jennie Frost, who established the Elizabeth Annie Cogswell Frost Memorial Fund for StorySave in memory of her mother.
The 1000 Island Yarnspinners

Individual Donors - Further Thanks To:
Michelle Tocher (StorySave Helper)
Dolores Anderson (StorySave Helper)
Storytellers, story listeners, and story lovers who have contributed from across the land.


Donations

StorySave is dependent upon on-going fundraising. We cannot continue without your assistance.

 Donate to Storysave


Individual Donor Recognition Plan

In addition to our sincere appreciation for your generous support, donations are gratefully acknowledged under the following categories:

StorySave Enthusiast – $1,000
  • recognition on the StorySave website, in perpetuity
  • appropriate recognition on the back cover of the StorySave CD for this year’s teller
  • acknowledgement of your gift at the StorySave CD Launch held at the Storytellers of Canada / Conteurs du Canada Annual Conference
  • one copy of the latest StorySave CD
  • a tax receipt and thank you letter
StorySave Colleague- $750
  • recognition on the StorySave website, in perpetuity
  • acknowledgement of your gift at the StorySave CD Launch held at the Storytellers of Canada / Conteurs du Canada Annual Conference
  • public acknowledgement
  • a tax receipt and thank you letter
StorySave Assistant- $500
  • recognition on the StorySave website in the year of your donation
  • acknowledgement of your gift at the StorySave CD Launch held at the Storytellers of Canada / Conteurs du Canada Annual Conference
  • a tax receipt and thank you letter
StorySave Helper- up to $250
  • recognition on the StorySave website in the year of your donation
  • a tax receipt and thank you letter

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