February 21, 2002

York Regional Council approves 2002 Arts and Culture Tourism Grants Program


NEWMARKET York Regional Council today approved a $25,000 allocation to continue the Arts and Culture Tourism Grants Program for 2002. The program provides a one-time grant of up to $5,000 to eligible arts and cultural groups in York Region.

"I'm pleased York Region will be able to continue to contribute to the success of local community arts, culture and tourism initiatives," said Regional Chair Bill Fisch. "These initiatives play an important role in the cultural landscape and economy of the Region."

The Regional Municipality of York established the Arts and Culture Tourism Grant Program in 2001 and awarded funding towards a theatrical and historical production in East Gwillimbury, an artisans' festival in Newmarket and a weekend tour adventure in King.

A subcommittee of the Region's Planning and Economic Development Committee will be appointed to review applications and make recommendations to Regional Council for the 2002 grants.

The deadline for submissions is March 18, 2002. Submission criteria and guidelines are available online by clicking on to tourism at www.region.york.on.ca or at www.yorktourism.com. Inquiries can also be made to Brenda McGowan at brenda.mcgowan@region.york.on.ca or 1-877-464-9675, Ext. 1553.

For more information on the Regional Municipality of York, the services we offer and links to our nine area municipalities, please visit our Web site at www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Wendy Lewis, Corporate Communications Services, York Region

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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