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Special Events Economic Development Partnership Fund Second Intake for 2012

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March 13, 2012 - The City of Kawartha Lakes proudly supports special events in the community. To assist groups in their promotion of special events, the Economic Development Office manages a “Special Events Economic Development Partnership Fund”, in accordance with Council’s policy.

With the 2012 event season planning already in full swing, the first round of funding in Intake 1 has been awarded, supporting a diverse list of new and growing special events taking place in Kawartha Lakes this coming tourist season.

In preparation for Intake 2, the City of Kawartha Lakes invites submissions to the Special Events Economic Development Partnership Fund. Eligible are special events planned for the 2012 calendar year which specifically target event attendance from outside the boundaries of Kawartha Lakes. If your Special Event anticipates having a significant economic impact to the host community, will stimulate overnight stays and incremental spending, then submit an application to this fund.

The Intake 2 deadline is Monday April 30, 2012. Funds will be awarded based on the event’s merits as outlined in the application. Completed applications must be received at the City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development Office at 180 Kent Street West, Lindsay by no later than 4:30 pm.

This Special Events Economic Development Partnership Fund Program enables Kawartha Lakes to focus its resources on special events that increase visitor spending activity and stimulate economic growth within the community. It is based on building sustainability and growth through the attraction of a broad tourist base and encouraging cross promotion to other events, attractions and services. Ultimately, the goal is to present Kawartha Lakes as the travel destination of choice, through the appeal of unique events showcasing the best in entertainment, culture, heritage and authentic rural fun.

Application forms are available upon request at the Economic Development office at 180 Kent Street West, Lindsay or online at www.explorekawarthalakes.com. For more information on this funding partnership opportunity, call the Economic Development office at 705-324-9411 ext. 1233 or email tourism@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca.

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Communications Officer
705-324-9411 ext. 1355
communications@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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