Grants aid tourism on North Vancouver Island

North Island tourism projects are getting a boost from Regional District grants.

  • Apr. 28, 2011 8:00 a.m.

North Island tourism projects are getting a boost from Regional District grants.

This is the first year the Regional District of Mount Waddington (RDMW) has offered Rural Tourism Action Grants for local projects to promote tourism.

The money for the grants comes from two per cent hotel tax collected from North Island accommodations.

Six projects have been selected to receive grants ranging form $475 to $2,500.

“RDMW and Vancouver Island North Tourism are delighted with the quality of diversity of applications received for this first round of a new program,” said Neil Smith, manager of economic development and parks for RDMW. “All eligible electoral areas and municipalities has received support for a t least one project.”

The Sointula Resource Centre will receive two grants totalling $1,250 for a Salmon Days Festival ($750) and a tourist information brochure ($500). The Northern Vancouver Island Trails Society will use $2,500 for a Cape Scott Provincial Park Celebration, The Quatsino Archives Association will develop a tourist information brochure with their $475. The Village of Port Alice will use $2,500 for website translation services and rebranding and the Woss Residents Association put their $2,500 toward the Locomotive 113 restoration project.

 

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