Business

Funding promotes mid-Island tourism

To help grow and promote Vancouver Island tourism, communities of Nanaimo,  Parksville  and Qualicum (Oceanside), Cowichan Valley and Port Alberni received provincial funding toward marketing and development projects.

Oceanside and Cowichan Valley each received $23,000, while Nanaimo and Port Alberni received $9,200 each.

The funding assists communities that are in a position to implement their own tourism building initiatives and supports advertising, tourist-related signage, audio walking tours, online activities, tourism brochures and research.

“There’s no doubt we have one of the most beautiful places in all of B.C. right here, and this funding will go a long ways in helping get the word out about that,” said Parksville-Qualicum MLA Ron Cantelon.

The grants come from the province’s Community Tourism Opportunities program administered by regional destination marketing organizations.

Both marketing and development projects are eligible under the program which reimburses communities following successful completion of their approved projects.

Applicants must have matching funds for projects and receive funding after successful completion of projects.

The government is providing $1 million to 300 projects around B.C.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C. oil refinery backers move ahead
 
Medical marijuana users score another win in court
 
Coins for Kids drive wraps up
Charges laid in fatal hit-and-run
 
Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children
 
Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
Qualicum’s Pedego leads country in sales — wins Dealer of the Year award
 
Okanagan Spring undergoing $4.4M upgrade
 
Port truckers angry with rates eye new strike

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.