StorySave

About StorySave

About StorySave

Saving the voices of  Canada’s master tellers, one story at a time.

 

Started in 2002, StorySave is a project of Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada that records the voices of tellers 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.


2024 Teller announcement

We are so excited to announce Ottawa’s Kathie Kompass as the StorySave teller for 2024. Kathie’s impressive career and impact on the storytelling community make her an excellent choice as a StorySave teller. 


Kathie’s nominator, Colette Laplante, writes: Kathie Kompass is an accomplished teller who is highly respected by her peers. For 39 years, Kathie has been delighting and entertaining us with her stories. She’s developed a marked personal style and has a wonderful body of work that should be kept alive. Kathie has a distinct and unique repertoire of stories filled with sharp, keen, vivid words that create a picture in the listeners mind as the story reveals itself. When she tells us about ordinary people living ordinary lives, she brings the characters to life.


We are thrilled to be working with Kathie on her album and we can’t wait to share it with you next year! Want to help us get a head start on Kathie’s album? Donate to StorySave!


Anita Best’s 2023 Album is now available! 

We are so excited to announce that our 2023 StorySave album by Anita Best is now available!  Buy ‘The Tin Table: Tales and Songs from Newfoundland’ in our shop.

  

Learn about all of the past StorySave tellers here.

 

Want to hear more about our StorySave artists and their albums? Check out Balado: The StorySave Podcast! Click here to listen


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 2024 StorySave Teller.


The StorySave Committee

2022 – 2023 StorySave Committee

  • Sue Charters - Co-Chair

  • Selina Eisenberg- Co-Chair

  • Heather Whaley - Podcast Lead

  • Marva Blackmore

  • Cindy Campbell-Stone

  • Jennifer Cayley

  • Mike Funergy

  • Kathy Jessup

  • Judith Poirier

storysave-committee@storytellers-conteurs.ca


StorySave Advisors

  • Lynda Howes

  • Celia Lottridge


StorySave Program Manager

Erin Beaubien: storysave@storytellers-conteurs.ca


Support StorySave: Donate now!

StorySave is dependent upon on-going fundraising. We cannot continue without your assistance. Donate to Storysave. Choose the StorySave fund on SC-CC’s donation page.


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- $250 +

  • recognition on the StorySave website in the year of your donation

  • a tax receipt and thank you letter


StorySave Supporter- $20 +

  • a tax receipt and thank you letter


Thank you to our funders!

2023-2024 Funders

StorySave Enthusiast: Marva Blackmore & Blackcomb Liquor Store

StorySave Helper- Lee Porteous, Anonymous & Anonymous 


StorySave 2022-2023 Funders

The Ontario Arts Council

Canada Council for the Arts

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

Storytelling St. John’s


StorySave 2021-2022 Funders

The Ontario Arts Council

Canada Council for the Arts

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

StorySave Assistant: Anonymous Donor (thank you!)

StorySave Assistant: Flavelle Family Foundation

StorySave Enthusiast: Elinor Benjamin


2020-2021 Funders

Ontario Arts Council

Many donations!


StorySave 2019-2020 Funders

StorySave Enthusiast: Elinor Benjamin

StorySave Assistant: Ann Rothfels


StorySave 2018-2019 Funders

Canada Council for the Arts

Storytelling Groups and Individuals

StorySave Assistant 2018-2019: Glenna Janzen, Ann Rothfels


2017-2018 Funders

Government Agencies

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Canada Council for the Arts

Private Sector 

Storytelling Groups and Individuals


Our 2016-2017 Funders

Canada Council for the Arts

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

Alberta storyteller, Jennie Frost, who established the Elizabeth Annie Cogswell Frost Memorial Fund for StorySave in memory of her mother.

The 1000 Island Yarnspinners

Michelle Tocher (StorySave Helper)

Dolores Anderson (StorySave Helper)


Storytellers, story listeners, and story lovers who have contributed from across the land.


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