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Funding Announced For Local Festivals And Events

Sunday February 21st, 2021, 9:19am


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Five local festivals and events are part of $7 million in funding announced through the Ontario Reconnect Festival and Event Program.

This funding will support the festival and event sector during COVID-19 while helping municipalities and organizations deliver innovative and safe experiences that allow people to reconnect with their communities.

“The COVID-19 outbreak has had an unprecedented, devastating impact on arts, tourism and culture in the province – our sectors were hit first, hit hardest, and will take the longest to recover,” Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “It is critical that our government continues to support organizations that are finding new ways to engage with and reconnect Ontarians, while preserving jobs and supporting local economies. The Reconnect Festival and Event Program will help support the economic and social recovery of communities across Ontario.”

Local events and initiatives are:

  • Hogs for Hospice – $36,850
  • LiUNA Bluesfest – $85,531
  • The Island Unplugged – $5,000
  • WIFF 2020 – $50,566
  • Mill St. Market – $4,088

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