On April 29, the Ministry of Tourism has announced it has awarded grants totaling $182,842, most of which going to the Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles (PRMI).
Manager of the Parc, the Éco-Nature organization was thus given $86,842 to develop its offer of activities and its infrastructures.
That financial help from the government was given after the first call for projects under the Program for the Development of the Tourism Offer in regional parks, whose management has been entrusted to the Association of Regional Parks of Quebec.
A part of this amount will fund the addition of three new interactive self-guided tours on the river.
Under component 3 of the 2020-2022 Regional Tourism Partnership Agreement, six tourism projects are sharing a total of $96,000.
The BFLY attractions will notably receive $21,000 to purchase portable domes, “with the goal of offering an exhibition on tropical butterflies and the magical world of BFLY”, is the written in the press release published by Tourisme Québec.
Mouvement Diapason will receive the same amount, which will contribute to the financing of a sound and light project in the Bois de l’Équerre. Here, we’re talking about a 1.2 km luminous trail for the Symbiose event and the Diapason Festival in fall 2023.
For its part, the Festival des bières will receive $20,000 in order to support its summer edition. The Crux Laval will be donated $15,000 to buy climbing equipment with the goal of developing an offer made for a family clientele.
The Groupe Hôtelier Grand Château will be able to set up a video wall at the entrance of the Sheraton Convention Centre of Saint-Hyacinthe, thanks to a funding of $15,000 that will, in part, spread information linked to events happening in the region.
Finally, the Centre d’interprétation de l’eau will receive $4000 in order to develop an online ticketing system integrated into its website. (S.ST-A./IJL)
translated by Alec Brideau