NDP MLA Rick Glumac says funding will support events like the Golden Spike Days in Port Moody

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PORT MOODY – New Democrat MLA Rick Glumac is announcing recipients of provincial funding to help make sure local fairs, festivals and other events continue throughout 2023 and 2024.

“Events and festivals help bring our incredible community together,” said Rick Glumac, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam. “Although the pandemic kept us apart for a while, I am glad that our government is able to support events like the Golden Spike Days to help bring us back together.  I look forward to seeing everyone there!”

In Port Moody, 5 events are receiving a total of $94,400:

  • Port Moody Golden Spike Days 2023 – $43,700
  • Red Door Events Inc.’s Brewhalla – $16,200
  • Rotary Club of Port Moody Ribfest – $23,300
  • Zornitza Arts & Culture Society Roses of Bulgaria – $2,300
  • Ridgeline Events Inc.’s Diez Vista – $8,900

As well, the Original Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash in Anmore is receiving $4,200.

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.

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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