August 5, 2021 · Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry is vital to the region’s economy and supports thousands of local jobs and businesses. That is why the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are investing in two non-profit organizations on the Bonavista Peninsula, to improve visitor activities in the area.
Federal and provincial government funding will help strengthen tourism
Today, Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista—Burin—Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, along with the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, announced a total combined contribution of $1,759,529 to support two projects that will enhance popular tourism sites and attractions in the region.
· The Bonavista Histortic Townscape Foundation Inc. is receiving a non-repayable contribution of $998,489 from ACOA, along with a $485,790 investment from the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology. These investments support upgrades to the Alexander Bridge House and nearby street area. The project will improve public safety, offer a shared space for tourism operators and create a new, engaging visitor experience showcasing the region’s history and architecture.
· The Bonavista – Trinity Regional Chamber of Commerce is receiving a non-repayable contribution of $214,500 from ACOA, along with a $60,750 investment from the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology. These investments support initiatives that will help build a stronger brand for the Bonavista Peninsula’s tourism industry, extend the tourism season, and encourage visitors to stay in the area longer.
Today’s announcement further demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to help the tourism sector build back better and create strong, resilient Atlantic Canadian communities.