The Algoma Fall Festival, based in Sault Ste. Marie, has received $50,000 to help boost tourism in the region.
The festival, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is a celebration of the arts that takes place Oct. to Nov. 3.
“The province is continuing to support local festivals and events because we recognize the economic importance of investing in the tourism industry in Sault Ste. Marie,” Sault MPP David Orazietti said in a news release.
“Our tourism strategy in northern Ontario is helping local residents enjoy accessible and affordable activities, while also attracting more out-of-town and out-of-province visitors who provide a financial boost to a wide range of local businesses.”
According to the province, festivals and events generate more than 22,000 jobs in Ontario annually, while tourism generates more than $23 billion and supports over 300,000 jobs.