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April 11, 2023 at 3:51 pm  Politics, Provincial

STIKINE – New Democrat MLA Nathan Cullen is announcing recipients of provincial funding to help make sure local fairs, festivals and other events continue throughout 2023 and 2024.

“Festivals and fairs across the Northwest attract people from across the province to visit our beautiful towns,” said Nathan Cullen, MLA for Stikine. “I am very proud to see our government support the arts and culture sector and particulate the 111th Telkwa BBQ and the great BV Fall Fair celebrating its 104th year.”

In Stikine, 2 events are receiving a total of $47,300:

  • Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association’s Bulkley Valley Exhibition 2023 – $35,000
  • Bulkley Valley Kinsmen ‘s 111th Telkwa BBQ – $12,300

This investment into local events is part of the $30 million in one-time grants the province pledged for Fairs, Festivals, and Events to continue the recovery of a vibrant and strong tourism industry and support our innovative arts industry in B.C.

This builds upon the success of the BC Fairs, Festivals and Events Program funding in 2021, which provided one-time grants for events to safely return after facing the covid-19 pandemic. These grants for 2023 will support a range of events in locations all over B.C., and associated event costs.

Learn More:

https://news.gov.bc.ca/28246

A backgrounder with event locations and funding information follows: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/tourism-immigration/tourism-resources/tourism-funding-programs/fairs-festivals-events-fund

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