The Heart of Our City Committee announced today that it has awarded $130,565 in Heart of Our City Activity Grants to 24 downtown events to be held in 2019.
These events include a variety of music, arts and cultural festivals as well as seasonal celebrations that will attract audiences and participants to downtown Lethbridge. Receiving funding are 13 multi-day events and 11 single-day events which will occur over a total of 114 days and are expected to attract more than 50,000 attendees to downtown Lethbridge. There will also be eight new sponsored events this year including: 6th Street Best of the Best Festival, CariBridge Carnival, Farmers Market Cartoonist in Residence, Festival of Lights/Dance, Hootenanny Outdoor Children's Play, Jane's Walk Downtown, and Shelter Me in the Park . Grant amounts range from $650 up to $10,000.
"We're pleased and proud to provide financial help on behalf of the City of Lethbridge to a really great array of events that will help achieve City Council's goal of enhancing the vibrancy of our downtown," says Dawn Leite, chairperson of the Heart of Our City Committee.
The Heart of Our City Activity Grant provides funding support to help Lethbridge organizations host events that foster an exciting, vibrant downtown and attract audiences to the heart of our city.
The deadline for applications for 2019 grants was October 31, 2018. Applications were assessed for merit and grants were awarded by the Heart of Our City Committee in consultation with the City's Community Services department and the Office of the City Clerk.
Details on the events receiving Activity Grant funding in 2019 are available at: www.lethbridge.ca/HeartofOurCity
Andrew Malcolm, Urban Revitalization Manager
City of Lethbridge