County providing $20Ok in tourism, occasion funding – The Kingston Whig-Normal

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Cyclists driving at Previous Hay Bay Church close to Adolphustown in Lennox and Addington County in September 2017. (Provided Photograph)

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Lennox and Addington County is providing funding to native tourism-related enterprise and occasion organizers.

The county is making $20,000 accessible to create new or improve present occasions or develop new tourism merchandise.

“The funding is open to anybody eager about including to the tourism expertise right here in Lennox and Addington County,” Rob Plumley, group growth officer with Lennox and Addington County, mentioned. “We’re trying so as to add some actual distinctive alternatives to our stock of occasions and merchandise that we’ve got in our group.”

Purposes are open till Thursday, Could 2, and could be for $500 to $2,500.

Proposed initiatives have to be accomplished by the top of 2019.

“The sort of funding has been accessible in a couple of different areas of Ontario and so they’ve seen some actual distinctive occasions and merchandise come consequently,” Plumley mentioned. “We expect these will assist add to a few of the nice issues which can be already taking place right here in Lennox and Addington.”

The county want to encourage native occasion planners to place collectively distinctive occasions that can draw guests to the area.

“One of many key issues we’re taking a look at is uniqueness of the occasion or product, one thing that we might supply guests that isn’t accessible anyplace else within the space,” Plumley mentioned. “Stargazing tourism could be a great instance of that. It’s one thing distinctive and attention-grabbing, and after we constructed the Darkish Sky Viewing Space it actually has made a distinction to our county from a tourism standpoint. If one thing much like this may be launched to our group on account of this funding, we’d be ecstatic.”

Plumley mentioned that encouraging new occasions within the county is essential.

“We’re massive believers in occasions. Occasions, and the tourism that come on account of them, assist drive our financial system. They create group delight and are an effective way to point out off the vibrancy of Lennox and Addington and all that we’ve got to supply.”

Extra particulars and the appliance kind is accessible on-line at www.NaturallyLA.ca.

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