A pair of local events and one in Verner are receiving support through the Celebrate Ontario program:
Celebrate Ontario supports festivals and events of all sizes across the province.
- $49,500 for Smoke 'N' Spurs Festival in Powassan Labour Day weekend
- $20,000 for Mattawa Voyageur Days in July
As well, the International Plowing Match & Rural Expo in Verner in September is receiving $250,000.
Ontario is spending over $13 million in over 250 festivals and events in communities across the province, plus another $4 million in additional funding for Blockbuster events.