Close to $1 million announced for local tourism destinations, attractions and events
Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries visited Grey Bruce on Thursday to announce $950,000 to help propel the local arts and tourism sectors so badly hurt by the pandemic.
She joined Bill Walker, MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound and Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce to make the announcements in Grey and Bruce Counties.
"Our sectors were hit first, the hardest and will take the longest to recover," said Minister MacLeod. "As our government moves forward with reopening the province, we are proud to support numerous organizations that build up our unique communities and put our tourism industry on a path to recovery."
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, the government has continued to invest in Ontario's tourism and creative sectors.
Through Community Museum Operating Grants, the Celebrate Ontario program and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the government has made investments to enrich local and visitor experiences, including:
$64,000 for the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
$42,700 for the Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding and Family Camp Inc.
$75,980 for the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library
$63,534 for the Grey Roots Museum & Archives
$7,830 for the Symphony in the Barn Events for Every Season
"Heritage, sport, tourism and culture play key roles in our lives. Our local museums, art galleries, tourism operators and all of the great associations and businesses that operate in this field are a vital part of our communities," said Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker. "I want to thank Minister MacLeod for her commitment to help and provide support to our local associations. This investment is certainly a welcome and timely boost to our local communities as we continue to recover from COVID-19."
Our government is committed to continuing its work with our province's tourism and arts sectors to ensure that as the economy gradually reopens, Ontario will be in the best position to welcome the world back to our province.
Among the grants highlighted in Bruce County -
$72,000 for the Bruce museum,
$60,000 for Lucknow’s Music in the Field
$5,500 for Port Elgin Pumpkinfest.
$205,000 for the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation
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