Tourism, Arts and Culture

Local tourism funding supports 24 events

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Tourism, Arts and Culture

Local tourism funding supports 24 events

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Carolyn Jack
Communications Manager
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Carolyn.Jack@gov.bc.ca
250 893-4449
Media Contacts
Carolyn Jack
Communications Manager
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Carolyn.Jack@gov.bc.ca
250 893-4449

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Twenty-four events and festivals receive provincial funding

The Government of B.C. has awarded Tourism Event Program funding to 24 events and festivals planned between Nov. 1, 2018, and Oct. 31, 2019.

This brings the total number of local events awarded funding in 2018 to 35. The 24 latest applicants awarded funding, listed by community, are:

Big White
2019 Big White Invitational Slope Style
July 11-14, 2019
Funding: $31,500

Cloverdale:
Clover Valley Beer Festival
Aug. 10, 2019
Funding: $10,000

Comox:
Filberg Festival
Aug. 2-5, 2019
Funding: $24,500

Coquitlam:
CanWest Games
July 26-28, 2019
Funding: $10,000

Golden:
Freeride World Tour Kicking Horse 2019
Feb. 2-8, 2019
Funding: $100,000

Langley:
Thunderbird Show Park: Nations Cup Tournament/World Cup Tournament
May 22-June 3/Aug. 14-26, 2019
Funding: $200,000

Langley:
2019 West Coast Parkour Championships
June 1-2, 2019
Funding: $10,000

Langley:
FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
Sept. 19-28, 2019
Funding: $21,000

Lower Mainland (Chilliwack, North Vancouver, Pemberton, Whistler):
BC Enduro
Sept. 21-27, 2019
Funding: $11,200

Prince George:
Coldsnap
Jan. 25-Feb. 2, 2019
Funding: $12,000

Richmond:
2019 Canada Open Taekwondo Championships
Sept. 12-15, 2019
Funding: $10,500

Summerland:
Ryga Festival
Aug. 28-Sept. 2, 2019 
Funding: $10,000

Vancouver:
PuSh Festival 2019
Jan. 15-Feb. 3, 2019
Funding: $50,000

Vancouver, Richmond:
Lunar New Year Festival
Jan. 31-Feb. 19, 2019
Funding: $10,000

Vancouver:
JFL (Just For Laughs) NorthWest
Feb. 14-24, 2019
Funding: $200,000

Vancouver:
BMO Vancouver Marathon
May 5, 2019
Funding: $175,000

Vancouver:
Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival
June 21-23, 2019
Funding: $80,000

Vancouver:
Vancouver International Film Festival
Sept. 26-Oct. 11, 2019
Funding: $100,000

Victoria:
World Accordion and Tango Festival/68th World Accordion Championships
Nov. 10-18, 2018
Funding: $10,000

Whistler:
Viessmann Luge World Cup
Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2018
Funding: $17,500

Whistler:
BMW IBSF Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships
Feb. 25-March 10, 2019
Funding: $50,000

Whistler:
World Ski & Snowboard Festival
April 9-14, 2019
Funding: $175,000

Whistler:
Tough Mudder Whistler 2019
June 15-16, 2019
Funding: $60,000

Whistler:
2019 RBC GranFondo Whistler
Sept. 7, 2019
Funding: $122,500

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