NDP MLA says funding will help host events like Alberni Fall Fair in Mid Island-Pacific Rim                 

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

“From the Pacific Rim Whale Festival to the Five Acre Shaker, our region has a wide variety of events for everyone, visitors and locals, to enjoy,” said Josie Osborne, MLA for Mid-Island-Pacific Rim. “I’m so glad we can support these fantastic groups and the vibrancy they bring to our communities.”

In Mid Island-Pacific Rim, 19 events are receiving a total of $250,000 including $32,100 for the Alberni District Fall Fair, and $35,000 for the Pachena Bay Music Festival. 

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