|The BC Annual Dance Competition which takes to the stage|
of Prince Rupert's Lester Centre (above) is on of man
groups in BC to receive recovery funding this month
(photo from Lester Centre of the Arts)
Some new pandemic funding from the Province of British Columbia will soon be making its way to five popular events on the North Coast, Central Coast and Haida Gwaii, designed to help reduce the challenges local groups have had from COVID over the last few years.
Among the recipients of the region to benefit are:
BC Annual Dance Competition $16,000
Prince Rupert Regional Swim Meet $4,000
Tluu Xaada Naay gwii kyuuwee – The Trail to Canoe People’s House $166,160
Edge of the World Music Festival $15,000
Tlell Fall Fair $4,450
“The pandemic made it more challenging for people to gather for events and enjoy all the arts and culture the North Coast has to offer.
This new funding will help support local fairs, festivals and events, allowing us all to safely come together again as a community.”
The five events to receive funding from this allotment are among 43 in Northern British Columbia and 681 events province wide.
Across the Northwest other communities to receive funding included:
The Bella Coola Valley Ridge Riders Annual Rodeo $17,230
Spring Fling $4,253
Smithers Saltos Invitational $8,566
103rd Bulkley Valley Exhibition $40,000
110th Annual Telkwa BBQ $16,330
Northwest Regional Airshow $22,150
The Pacific Northwest Music Festival $15,000
More on today's announcement is available here.
For more items from the Provincial Government see our archive page here.