THUNDER BAY — Sault Ste. Marie's tourism industry received a $283,828 boost from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario's (FedNor) Tourism Relief Fund to help welcome guests back to the area after the pandemic.
This funding is part of $9,654,641 given to the Northern Ontario tourism sector, supporting 74 projects in municipalities and Indigenous communities across the region, a news release issued by local MP Terry Sheehan today states.
The following business initiatives in the Sault received funds:
- Ontario Bushplane Heritage and Forest Fire Education Centre $91,000
The Ontario Bushplane Heritage and Forest Fire Education Centre is receiving $91,000 to purchase and implement a Smartphone App designed to support better accessibility and multiple language content, as well as the necessary information, materials, and training to support proper App delivery.
- Algoma Kinniwabi Travel Association $81,000
The Algoma Kinniwabi Travel Association is receiving $81,000 to assist tourism businesses to modernize and expand e-commerce services and access training.
- Great Lakes Cruise Association $65,828
The Great Lakes Cruise Association is receiving $65,828 to revitalize and expand cruise tourism in the Great Lakes.
- Soo Curler’s Association $46,000
The Soo Curler’s Association is receiving $46,000 to host the Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championship. This funding is provided through FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program.