It’s summer – open the doors and bring on the visitors. It’s not quite that simple – just ask representatives from Cavendish Beach Music Festival Inc. (CBMF), Sandspit Entertainment Ltd., and Tourism Cavendish Beach. Like most tourism operators and organizations, they work tirelessly to attract tourists, increase the length of their visits, and ensure their return. Today’s announcement of federal and provincial investments in the Cavendish area will help create an even more successful tourism environment in the area.
The Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Honourable Heath MacDonald, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, today announced combined funding of over $931,000 for three projects aimed at increasing visitation numbers in the Green Gables Shore Region of PEI. The Government of Canada, through ACOA’s Business Development Program, is contributing a combined investment of $783,121. The Government of Prince Edward Island is contributing a combined investment of $148,400 to Tourism Cavendish Beach Inc, the region’s tourism operator association, for product, capacity, and professional development.
Funding for these three projects build on the Government of Canada’s commitment to drive economic growth in Atlantic Canada through targeted investments in infrastructure, as announced last month as part of the Atlantic Growth Strategy.