CORNWALL, Ontario – The province of Ontario is making an over $100,000 investment in tourism attractions in the City of Cornwall.
Ontario Minister of Tourism Lisa MacLeod announced on Wednesday, Aug. 4 that Cornwall Tourism would be receiving $93,000 to help offset costs related to hosting the World Junior A Hockey Tournament this fall.
The money was applied for by Cornwall Tourism who sit on the organizing committee for the event.
“We’re grateful for the support and it will ensure that we are able to put on a world class event that will raise the profile of both Cornwall and the province of Ontario,” said Kevin Lajoie, the City of Cornwall’s Tourism Coordinator.
The other Cornwall based event that received funding was the Cornwall Art Walk, which received $8,000.
“This support is important as our region tries to relaunch and re-connect people, communities, and visitors in a safe environment as they showcase Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry,” said Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry. “I encourage local residents to get out and participate; I’m sure everyone will enjoy them.”
Also in SD&G, the Black Creek Rodeo will be receiving $17,250.