Wednesday 9 June 2010

McMichael Canadian Art Collection Host to Sorbara Press Announcement


June 9th - Greg Sorbara announces $4.42 million in funding to Tourism Region at Gallery Press Conference

Vaughan MPP Greg Sorbara was at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection this morning to make a major funding announcement on behalf of the Minister of Tourism and Culture. Speaking to a small crowd Sorbara announced that the Government of Ontario is "boosting support for tourism in York Region to help attract more visitors, investment and economic activity."
According to the former Finance Minister, Ontario is "providing $4.42 million over the next two years to help tourism partners develop a new regional tourism organization and enhance destination marketing and management."
"This new regional tourism organization," he continued, "which will serve Dufferin, Caledon, Durham Region and York Region, will help the tourism industry across the regioncontinue to grow and support local jobs and businesses."
The half-hour press event was held in the McMichael's historic Founder's Lounge. Mr. Sorbara was introduced by Tom Smart the CEO of the McMichael.
The announcement was a timely one. Tourism Week in Canada runs June 7th to 13th this year.
Cutlines: Top. Greg Sorbara announces provincial support to Tourism in York Region, Durham Region and the Hills of the Headwaters.
Right. Greg Sorbara MPP, Vaughan Riding is getting miked up for interview with Fil Martino, Rogers Cable 10.