May 16, 2002

York Region awards Arts & Culture Tourism Grants

NEWMARKET York Regional Council today approved a total of $22,300 in funding to seven organizations under its Arts & Culture Tourism Grants Program. The Program provides a one-time grant of up to $5,000 to eligible arts and cultural groups in York Region.

"York Region's support for fledging arts and cultural groups is an important component of providing diverse tourism and leisure experiences for residents and visitors of York Region," says Regional Chair Bill Fisch. "It also supports our Vision 2026 goal of building pride in our heritage and culture."

York Region's 2002 Arts & Culture Tourism Grants will support the following:


A sub-committee of the Regional Planning and Economic Development Committee reviewed a total of nine applications for funding. Two of the applicants did not meet the Arts & Culture Tourism Grant Program objectives and criteria.

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