New tourism grants for eastern Manitoba

November 22, 2010

Entrepreneurs looking to start or enhance tourism businesses in eastern Manitoba will be eligible for grants of up to $15,000 under a new Eastside Tourism Investment Program.

Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Flor Marcelino made the announcement Tuesday at the 2010 Travel Manitoba annual meeting,  according to a news release.

“Manitoba’s eastern boreal forest offers tremendous global tourism potential,” said Marcelino in the release. “We are pleased to support the First Nation-led effort to establish a world-class destination by providing assistance to entrepreneurs as they work to develop this potential in advance of a bid for UNESCO World Heritage status.”

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