Wednesday April 26th at 6pm

Get Lit is a one-of-a-kind fundraiser where a lineup of notable Canadians read from their favourite book and tell the story of how it impacted their lives.

Since 2005, our audience and sponsors have returned to be entertained, inspired, wined and dined.

Event details coming soon!




Why does Get Lit support First Book Canada?

Because the majority of low-income families do not have a single book to share with their children. Not one.

First Book Canada is working hard to change that. It puts new books into the hands of children who need them most by providing them free to schools and community-based programs serving families in need. In some of our most underfunded communities, there is only one book for every 100 children.

First Book Canada's network reaches children and youth in big cities, the suburbs and even rural and far-north communities. 

Since 2009, First Book Canada has distributed nearly 5 million new books across the country.

Get Lit is committed to helping First Book Canada increase that number every year.











Presenting Partner

Media Sponsors

Official PR Partner

Row Sponsors



Food & Beverage


Advisory Board

Michael MacMillan, Chair
CEO, Blue Ant Media
Co-Founder and Chairman, Samara

                                          Alison Smith, Vice Chair                                               Broadcast Journalist


Dave Bidini, Author & Musician

Rick Blickstead, President and CEO, Canadian Diabetes Association

Raja G. Khouri, President, Canadian Arab Institute

Charles Lesaux, Director at RBC Capital Markets

Lori Livingstone, Portfolio Manager, Livingstone Wealth Management Group

Lisa Lyons, President, Kids Can Press, a Corus Entertainment company

Chris McLellan, Head of Launch Marketing, VarageSale

Julie Nesrallah, Mezzo-Soprano, Actress & Broadcaster



Sarah Bugeja, Chair

Celine DuPuis, Sponsorship

Margaret Eastwood, Co-Treasurer

Natasha Ferraro, Communications and Events

Lisa Holland, Event Planning

Stephanie Holland, Co-Treasurer

Katharine Howard, Art Director

Sarah Kidd, Marketing

Maggie Screaton, Content Writer

Morgan Watkins, Sponsorship

Romina Tina Fontana, Founder & Creative Director

Bob Ramsay, First Book Liaison

Joanna Louise Gray, Fundraising Consultant


2016 Readers