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Local Festivals Receiving Celebrate Ontario Funding Boost

Muskoka | by Matt Sitler  

Successful applicants are from Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Orillia and Powassan...

Several Muskoka and area festivals are receiving a funding boost from the province this year.

Ontario is extending its support for festivals and events with over $2 million in funding to support jobs and to boost local tourism across the province.

"Every dollar invested through Celebrate Ontario results in almost $21 of visitor spending," said Minister MacLeod. "This year's program received a strong response and we're ensuring each budgeted dollar supports as many community festivals and events as possible."

These are the Muskoka and area Celebrate Ontario 2019 successful applicants:

Huntsville Festival of the Arts - $73,924

Huntsville Flavour of Ontario - $3,930

Gravenhurst Funkfest - $6, 519

Orillia Mariposa Folk Festival - $100,000

Powassan – Smoke N’ Spurs Festival - $49,500



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