Liberals Keep the Funding Ball Rolling – Jim Brownell – Cornwall Ontario – SDSG – March 15, 2010 – Markus Noé

Cornwall ON – The government of Ontario will be opening up its coffers to SD&G this year by helping fund 6 festivals and events. The purpose of this funding is to increase local tourism by strengthening these established programs and increase their audiences.

Local M.P.P Jim Brownell commented on the funding when he said,

“These festivals and events showcase the wonderful culture we have in this region, and help boost business for our local hotels, restaurants, and other attractions. They are some of the many reasons that this region is a wonderful place to visit and to spend a vacation.”

Michael Chan Minister of Tourism and Culture also commented on the funding when he said,

“Festivals and events are important drivers of tourism in Ontario. This support will help enhance their offerings and bring more jobs, visitors and spending to communities throughout our province.”

Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry’s Celebrate Ontario recipients are :

§ Tubie Festival In Morrisburg- $22,750

§ Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off- $75,000

§ Upper Canada Village Medieval Festival- $40,000

§ River Rush- $23,500

§ Upper Canada Heritage Festival- $75,000

§ Alight at Night- $63,200

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