@RyFromCanada @le_petitcastor Ah. That makes sense. Thx.
@le_petitcastor It's part of the collective agreement. If I've been mid-advised let me know. Thx.
@le_petitcastor I'm not sure if it's on a website per se.
GRAVENHURST, Ontario, June 16, 2012 — The Honourable Tony Clement, Member of Parliament for Parry Sound-Muskoka and Minister for FedNor, today announced a Government of Canada investment of more than $83,000 to help create jobs and enhance tourism in the Muskoka region.
“Tourism is a key economic driver for the Muskoka region and this targeted investment will help create jobs and further position the area as an international destination of choice for visitors,” said Minister Clement. “The Government of Canada is proud to provide Northern Ontario communities and businesses with the resources they need to grow and prosper.”
“Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in and celebrate important milestones like the R.M.S. Segwun Steamship’s 125th Anniversary,” said the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. “By supporting these commemorations, our Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy and support arts, culture, and heritage.”
Canadian Heritage funding of $55,800 will enable the Muskoka Steamships Association to commemorate the R.M.S. Segwun Steamship’s 125th Anniversary through a series of activities such as musical and theatrical performances, arts exhibitions and demonstrations, historical presentations and workshops. The commemoration will showcase the work of local artists, artisans, and performers of local historical heritage. This investment was provided through the department’s Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program.
A FedNor investment of $27,500 through the Northern Ontario Development Program will enable the Muskoka Steamships Association to hire a youth intern to coordinate and promote events and activities linked to the 125th Anniversary of the Segwun Steamship.
“The announcement made today is not only a strong show of support for tourism throughout the area, it is also helping to create and maintain jobs in the Muskoka region,” said, John Miller, General Manager, Muskoka Steamships Association. “The 125th anniversary of the R.M.S. Segwun is an important milestone for the Muskoka region and we are pleased that the Government of Canada is helping us commemorate this historic vessel.”
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For more information, please contact:
Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
705-671-0715 or 1-877-333-6673 Ext 303