Steve Clark welcomes Celebrate Ontario 2019 Program

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The Ontario’s Government has opened the Celebrate Ontario 2019 program for applications from local festival and event organizers.

“I’m pleased that our government is giving local tourism a boost in communities across Ontario by investing in these special events,” said Steve Clark M.P.P.. “We have so many festivals and events that not only bring our communities together, but attract visitors from across Canada and around the world to Leeds and Grenville. These events are vital to our tourism sector and the hundreds of jobs it supports and the millions in revenue it generates for our region.”

To help reduce red tape and the administrative burden on the volunteers who work so hard to organize these events, Ontario has streamlined the application process to make it easier to apply for funding.

“Volunteers give their valuable time year round to make these special events happen. We shouldn’t be wasting it by forcing them to deal with unnecessary red tape when they’re filling out an application to the program,” said Steve.

More details on the Celebrate Ontario 2019 program can be found at: http://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/en/OntarioGrants/GrantOpportunities/OSAPQA005140

Steve noted the government is currently developing Ontario’s new tourism strategy and Tourism, Culture and Sport Minister, the Hon. Michael Tibollo, is looking forward to receiving feedback on how we can strengthen this vital sector and ensure visitors make return visits to the province. More information about the strategy is available here: https://news.ontario.ca/mtc/en/2018/10/ontarios-government-for-the-people-strengthening-tourism-sector.html

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