Monday, December 13, 2021

BC COVID recovery money to be put to use in support of local festivals, including two based in Prince Rupert

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:

Prince Rupert

BC Annual Dance Competition $16,000

Prince Rupert Regional Swim Meet $4,000

Haida Gwaii 

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

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice noted as to how the funding will be used to bring British Columbians together.

“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:

Bella Coola
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.

You can review the full list of organization to receive funding here.

For more items from the Provincial Government see our archive page here.

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