LOCAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS GET A FINANCIAL BOOST 3/6/2017 3:40:46 PM
Funding from the provincial government is making a few summer event organizers sing.
Celebrate Ontario helps fund 304 festivals and events across the province, at a tune of $19M.
Five events in the Peterborough area are receiving funding including Peterborough Musicfest. Board chair David Feeley says they are receiving $52,713
Musicfest kicks off on July 1st with Kim Mitchell.
Also cashing in a cheque from the province is Randy Smith of Smithhavens Brewery, who along with Publican House Brewery are receiving $4000 for the June 9th Kawartha Craft Beer Festival
He says the Millennium Park event runs about $56,000 a year to put on.
Other festivals receiving funding from Celebrate Ontario include:
4th Line Theater 2017 Season - $75,000
Canoe Museum Celebrating Peterborough's Canoe Heritage & Tradition - $9897
Opening Night Garden Party in Galway-Cavendish Harvey - $18,000