L-R: Alan Smith, General Manager of Economic Development;|
Jaime Barash, JAMJAM Music Festival;
Michelle Fournier, Harbour Fest;
Janelle Barash, JAMJAM Music Festival
Elgin County Economic Development is pleased to announce that the Festival and Event
Partnership Program grant recipients for 2014 have been chosen. Events receiving
grants for 2014 include Port Stanley Harbourfest ($3,000) and JAMJAM Music Festival
"We are very excited to support these two unique cultural festivals," said Tourism
Development Coordinator Kathryn Russell. "This funding will help Elgin County organizations
to produce quality festivals and events that will attract visitors to our community."
Applicants selected best met the program criteria, which included but was not limited
to, attracting visitors to the County; retaining local spending; and enhancing the
quality of place by organizing festivals and events within the community.
This is the fifth year that the County of Elgin has encouraged groups to hold festivals
and events by providing contributions totaling $4,000 to community groups that take
it upon themselves to organize these events. Elgin County encourages all local festivals
and events in the area and hopes to provide the Festival and Event Partnership Program
again in 2015.