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NDP MLA Begg says funding will support tourism and community events like the Surrey Fusion Festival                 

May 9, 2024 at 4:52 pm  Politics, Provincial

SURREY – New Democrat MLA Begg says that funding will help ensure local fairs, festivals and events can provide fun and excitement for residents and visitors alike.

“Whether it is dance competitions, sporting events or music festivals, Surrey is well known for hosting incredible events throughout the year,” says Garry Begg, MLA for Surrey-Guildford. “I’ve been fortunate to attend so many of them and I know just how much fun they can be. The support our government is providing helps the organizers, staff and volunteers to put on amazing events for both locals and tourists.j”

In Surrey, 38 events are receiving more than a $1-million including $200,000 for FVDED In The Park, $89,700 for the Surrey Fusion Festival and $13,000 for the Royal Bhangra Competition.

Across B.C., $15 million in funding will support 1114 fairs, festivals, and events in 2024 and 2025.

Since 2021, the BC New Democrat government has provided $80 million through the Fairs, Festivals, and Events Fund, helping event organizers to overcome ongoing challenges and ensure fun experiences are available for residents and visitors around the province.

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