Kind Words From Colleagues

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Kevin's greatest contribution during his years at the Writers Festival was his ability to translate onto paper my vision of program events. Putting the Festival program together was always one of my best times with Kevin. He's a joy to work with, and is an excellent writer.

Alma Lee

Founder and First Artistic Director
Vancouver Writers Festival

I loved working with Kevin as our writer/editor for our current website. He is extremely professional and brought our site to a new level of excellence. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Elaine Carol

Artistic Director

I first worked with Kevin in 2005, on a strenuous and four-year effort to save the historic Pantages Theatre. From first to last he was present, helpful, direct, thoughtful and analytic, strong and centred. Kevin was essential.

He wrote, edited, and/or released all of our material. His work was superb. Kevin organized, presenting the likes of Dal Richards, Christopher Gaze, Joy Coghill, Dalannah Gail Bowen, Vancouver Cantonese Opera – and more – what proved to be the last show ever mounted at that venerable theatre. It was a most moving occasion.

Ultimately, the project failed. But Kevin did not. He was energy and inspiration, skill and hope. You will be lucky to get him. We were.

Charles Barber

Conductor & Artistic Director
City Opera Vancouver

Kevin took our grant application text, written for bureaucrats, and turned it into accessible promotional material we can use with the media and throughout our community.

Martha Rans

Legal Director
Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society and the Artists' Legal Outreach


Kevin fully grasps the critical path from initially imagining a new event to taking a successful one to the next level. His work with multiple festivals, conferences, workshops and special events has made him a trusted colleague at the management table. He has a talent for working at a senior level, with an analytical knack for identifying risks while coming up with solutions. Imaginative, unflappable and detail-oriented, Kevin knows the mantra that failure to plan is no excuse.

Lorenz von Fersen

Retired City of Vancouver Cultural Planner



Over the past 10+ years, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Kevin Dale McKeown on many projects.

He approaches each project with openness, professionalism, and grace. Kevin’s attention to detail, combined with a clear vision of his client’s goals, are just a few of the reasons I’ve returned for his counsel time and time again.

He has stellar communication skills coupled with results oriented networking.

I look forward to continuing our relationship with his new venture

Barbara Chirinos

Former Executive Director
Granville Island Cultural Society.

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