Agricultural Tourism Coming to Niagara Region
McGuinty Government Helps To Highlight the Vitality of Rural Communities in Niagara
Ontario is helping Club 2000 Niagara Inc. make Niagara Region a centre for agricultural tourism in southern Ontario.
The province is investing $128,480 to help launch four seasonal tours and an agricultural cooperative in the Niagara Region. The investment will assist farmers and producers to market and distribute their products to revitalize small farms, promote growth and create jobs. The seasonal tours will combine attractions, events and activities to highlight the vitality of rural communities in the Niagara region. To further showcase the diversity of rural Ontario, the francophone market of the region will be featured on the tours, capitalizing on the talent, knowledge and skills of the area's francophone community.
The funding is part of the Rural Economic Development Program which invests in community-based projects in three priority areas:
- Improved access to health care services
- Revitalized communities and downtowns
- Enhanced skills training.
- * Since 2003, Ontario has invested $60.1 million in 183 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program.
- Club 2000 Niagara is an organization committed to promoting the economic and cultural development of Niagara's francophone community.
“I would like to congratulate Club 2000 Niagara and its partners on the initiative to make Niagara an agri-tourist destination of choice in Ontario. The McGuinty government is strongly committed to supporting organizations that are investing in their communities.”
“We are pleased with the support of the Ontario government for this project. With this funding, our vision of highlighting the vitality of rural communities in Niagara is on its way to becoming a reality.”