|A snapshot in time from a pre-COVID era Seafest of a few years
(photo from PR Special Events website)
The Provincial government is coming to the assistance of communities in British Columbia with a program that will provide some financial assistance for community events such as Prince Rupert's Seafest, Winterfest and such.
The announcement today from Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport outlined the scope of the one time funding of 12.9 million dollars that communities can have access to.
“We know that people have been missing community fairs, festivals and events, and organizers have made tremendous sacrifices to keep us all safe. We’re proud to support local events, so people can gather safely with family and friends, in groups and close to home as we continue to navigate our way through this pandemic.”
The money available will be put to use towards 20 percent of an even budget, to a maximum of $250,000.Eligible events include sport, arts and culture events, community celebrations, agricultural fairs, rodeos and exhibitions. Applications submitted by organizations will be required to demonstrate local or regional support and show the economic and social benefits for the community.
|The Prince Rupert Special Events Society
calendar of upcoming festivals in the
Prince Rupert area