LANGLEY- New Democrat MLA Megan Dykeman says new support from the BC NDP government will help a local anchor attraction recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, attract visitors and provide local jobs.
“Thunderbird Show Park is such a wonderful place here in Langley,” said Megan Dykeman, MLA for Langley East. “Organizations like this create jobs, culture and joy, and our government understands how vital they are to our communities. This funding will help Thunderbird Show Park recover from the challenges brought on by the pandemic and be able to continue offering world class experiences to visitors.”
In Langley, Thunderbird Show Park is receiving funding through this grant.
This funding is part of a $36.5 million investment announced earlier this year by the BC New Democrat government. MLA Dykeman said she is glad that people in the riding will benefit from this funding, as it will not only support people working in tourism but also help grow the local economy into the future.
Organizations can use the grants to pay for rent and utilities, payroll and costs related to restarting or ramping up operations.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the New Democrat government has worked closely with B.C.’s tourism sector and provided $225 million in support to ensure businesses and non-profits can continue to draw visitors and benefit local communities for years to come.
For a list of BC Major Anchor Attractions recipients by region, visit: Attractions get support to anchor their communities | BC Gov News