Province invests $600K in regional culture support

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The Ontario government is investing more than $600,000 to support tourism and culture organizations across Lambton-Kent-Middlesex.

Groups and organizations on Walpole Island, Wallaceburg and Thamesville are among those who stand to benefit.

This investment will give these sectors assistance to help recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and attract more domestic and international visitors when safely possible.

Monte McNaughton, MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, stressed the importance of backing local cultural locations.

“Supporting local tourism and culture leads to a better experience for both members of our community and visitors,” said MPP McNaughton.

“Our government’s investments in local tourism and culture across the province will help boost economies and strengthen communities so that, when it is safe to do so, they are ready to welcome back visitors and once again highlight how Ontario offers the world in one province, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, said in a media release.

These investments are being made through Community Museum Operating Grants, Public Library Operating Grants, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Chatham-Kent groups and organizations receiving support include:

  • $95,300.00 to the Walpole Island Land Trust,
  • 25,900.00 to the Westover Treatment Centre,
  • $17,998 to the Walpole Island First Nation Public Library,
  • $15,538.00 to the Wallaceburg and District Museum, and
  • $5,900.00 to Walpole Island First Nation.

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