NDP MLA Rick Glumac says new recovery funding will help local fairs, festivals and events resume in Port Moody

PORT MOODY – New Democrat MLA Rick Glumac says new support from the BC New Democrat government will help local fairs, festivals and community events resume in Port Moody.

“The pandemic has put a strain on our community, and being unable to gather for events has been hard on people and local businesses,” said Rick Glumac, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam. “This new provincial funding will help support these signature Port Moody events so that we can all enjoy coming together again with our friends and family.”

Four different fairs, festivals, and events in Port Moody will benefit from this recovery funding.

Some examples include:

  • The Golden Spike Days Festival
  • Port Moody Ribfest
  • Fingerling Festival
  • Starbelly Jam Music Festival

These fairs, festivals, and events are among the 680 events across the province supported by the BC New Democrat government’s investment. The government is providing nearly $30 million in one-time grants to eligible event organizers to support their efforts to resume safely. Grant amounts for each event are up to 20% of the total event budget, up to a maximum of $250,000.

Successful recipients demonstrated the economic and social benefits of their event, as well as strong local or regional support. Examples of eligible expenses include operational costs, health and safety measures, venue rental, marketing, wages and promotion.

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.

Learn More:

To see the list of recipients for the Fairs, Festivals, and Events Recovery Fund, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021TACS0078-002377