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A few event organizers in Northeast B.C. are receiving recovery funding from the Province to support their efforts to resume safely.

The region is receiving $382,458 out of nearly $30 million being doled out through the Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund.

“We’re thrilled that people can once again safely enjoy their local fairs, festivals and events with their families and friends,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.

“We heard overwhelmingly from event organizers that grants, not loans, were key to keeping their doors open to the public and workers employed. Our government answered their call to action, as we know the major impact these community gatherings have on our mental health and local businesses around them.”

Grant applications were accepted between August 27th to October 1st, 2021, for events that were scheduled between July 1st, 2021, and September 30th, 2022.

Grant amounts for each event are as much as 20 per cent of the total event budget, for a maximum of $250,000.

Northeast B.C. grant recipients: 

Chetwynd

Dawson Creek

Fort Nelson First Nation

Fort St. John

Hudson’s Hope

Moberly Lake

 

 

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