Government of Canada awards $1 million in financial assistance to Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal for the horticultural art exhibit in Gatineau
GATINEAU, QC, April 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Tourism provides an excellent opportunity for economic diversification at the national and regional levels. The Government of Canada's investment in cultural, recreational and sports projects is an effective way to support actions that generate significant economic and media benefits in the regions where these events are held.
Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull–Aylmer, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal has been granted $1 million in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to support Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018's marketing activities outside Quebec.
Founded 20 years ago, Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal (MIM) has acquired an international reputation as an expert in the art of mosaiculture. The non-profit organization designs, mounts and maintains mosaiculture exhibitions, gardens and works. The funding awarded through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program will help MIM design promotional material, produce video vignettes, place advertisements and welcome international journalists to ensure the success of Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018.
"The announcement regarding Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018 is great news for the tourism industry in Gatineau and the entire Outaouais region. With this financial support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, the event can be commercialized abroad, attracting more visitors and generating significant economic benefits, while contributing to the visibility of the horticultural art exhibit."
Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull–Aylmer
"The Government of Canada wholeheartedly supports projects that have a positive impact on tourism and the local economy. Events like Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018 help diversify the regional and national tourism offer."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Sciences and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED
- CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
- For more information on CED's key directions until 2021, consult Strategic Plan 2021 or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions