NDP MLAs D’Eith and Alexis say funding will support tourism and community events like Abbotsford Airshow, Fraser Valley Pride, and more

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MISSION – New Democrat MLAs Bob D’Eith and Pam Alexis say that funding will help ensure local fairs, festivals and events can provide fun and excitement for residents and visitors alike.

“Some of our favourite events are coming back this summer!” said Pam Alexis, MLA for Abbotsford-Mission. “I’m thrilled that we can help support local events like the Twilight Concert Series in Mission and the Abbotsford Airshow, along with hundreds of other events that are bringing people together across B.C.”

In Abbotsford and Mission, 28 events are receiving over $630,000 in funding, including the Abbotsford International Airshow, the Twilight Concert Series in Mission, Fraser Valley Pride, and the Fraser Valley Children’s Festival.

“As Parliamentary Secretary for Arts and Film, I am thrilled to see our government yet again supporting the local events that we all love,” said Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission. “Supporting fairs, festivals and events, especially on a local level, helps to foster community, supports artists and bolsters the local economy.”

Across B.C., $15 million in funding will support 1114 fairs, festivals, and events in 2024 and 2025.

Since 2021, the BC New Democrat government has provided $80 million through the Fairs, Festivals, and Events Fund, helping event organizers to overcome ongoing challenges and ensure fun experiences are available for residents and visitors around the province.

Learn More:

Find a full list of events funded at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/tourism-immigration/tourism-resources/tourism-funding-programs/fairs-festivals-events-fund#recipients