Fed to Invest $10.8M in Manitoba’s Tourism Industry – Winnipeg

The federal government is making multi-million dollar investments in tourism in Manitoba.

The $10.8 million funding announced Friday aims to help the province’s tourism industry recover from COVID-19, said St. Boniface, Saint Vital MP Dan Vandal.

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“Tourism is a critical industry for Manitoba, and through this investment, our government is helping travel, tourism and leisure service providers create new or enhance existing experiences while revitalizing communities and attracting visitors,” Vandal said in a press release.

“Together we are ready to welcome people from all over Canada and around the world back to Manitoba.”

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“Summer is not far off. It is time to welcome guests back to our province and safely enjoy all that Manitoba has to offer.”

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The money, which comes from the federal government’s Tourism Assistance Fund, Canada’s Community Revitalization Fund and the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund, will go to 39 projects across the province.

Funding includes $1 million for The Forks Renewal Corporation, $500,000 for the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, and just over $747 for Fort Whyte Alive.

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