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Province Invests In Local Adventure Tourism Business

Ontario Government Supports Kenora Youth Entrepreneurship

SUDBURY - The Ontario government is helping a young Kenora entrepreneur establish an outdoor adventure business, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"Our government is proud to support young entrepreneurs launching new enterprises in key economic sectors like tourism," said Bartolucci, who also chairs the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). "These industrious northerners are helping build the economic foundation of their communities and contributing to the future prosperity of the region."

The NOHFC is providing $25,000 through its Young Entrepreneur Program to purchase equipment and furnishings to help establish Green Adventures, a water-based camping trip service that will offer trips to popular rock-climbing spots in Northern Ontario.  A retail outlet will sell locally produced art, clothing and other products.  

"This business will attract adventure seekers to the Kenora area by providing personalized camping and recreational outings to clients," said Bartolucci. "A stronger tourism sector means a stronger economy and the prospect of new jobs for northerners."

This is just one more example of how, working together, Ontarians have achieved results in the North.  Other examples include:

  • Investing $1,200 to North Winds Energy to support the development costs of manufacturing wood pellets in Kenora
  • Providing $5,953 to Compassionate Dental of Thunder Bay to help set up a dental hygiene office in a local nursing home
  • Providing $25,000 to Global Gaming of Atikokan to buy equipment to set up an Internet café and facility for playing, renting and buying computer games and for hosting tournaments.

These initiatives are part of the government's Northern Prosperity Plan. It has four pillars: Strengthening the North and its Communities; Listening to and Serving Northerners Better; Competing Globally; and Providing Opportunities for All.

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