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Energy and excitement return throughout B.C. thanks to the Tourism Events Program. Apply for support before May 31, 2022!

Apr 29, 2022 | Music + Sound Recording, News

The Honda Celebration of Lights, beloved outdoor music festivals, and interactive art shows are just some of the events people can look forward to in the coming year, with support from B.C.’s Tourism Events Program. The recurring program is now currently accepting funding applications for eligible large-scale events.

The B.C. Government is investing as much as $5 million to support events between October 2022 and September 2023. The Tourism Events Program aims to strengthen B.C.’s reputation as a top tourism destination, and increase tourism benefits to communities.

Applications to the Tourism Events Program will be accepted as of April 27, 2022, and the program intake will run until May 31, 2022. While historically an annual program, it was paused in spring 2020 due to pandemic restrictions and guidelines limiting gatherings. Eligible events must occur between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023.

To learn more, and apply, click here.