NDP MLA says funding will help host events like PRISMA Festival in Powell River-Sunshine Coast

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POWELL RIVER – New Democrat MLA Nicholas Simons is announcing recipients of provincial funding to help make sure local fairs, festivals and other events continue throughout 2023 and 2024.  

“I am so glad that events like these receive funding to support events and celebrations in our communities,” said Nicholas Simons, MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast. “These are the events where we get together for fun, entertainment and cultural enrichment which make the Sunshine Coast a beautiful place to live and visit.”

In Powell River-Sunshine Coast, 21 events are receiving a total of $177,100 including $37,300 for the PRISMA Festival and $33,800 for the International Choral Kathaumixw. 

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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