RTO 9 Announces Partnership Fund Recipients For The Summer - RTO 9

RTO 9 Announces Partnership Fund Recipients For The Summer

RTO 9 is pleased to announce that we have awarded over 15 tourism operators with funding to support projects from across the region from now until September 5th, 2022. The Partnership Fund program is an initiative designed with the intent to make the South Eastern Ontario region a premiere travel destination.

The project categories for this year’s applications included New or Enhanced Tourism Product/Experience, Digitizing Your Tourism Business, and Signage.

The following is the list of the successful recipients from our first intake period.

Brockville

Aquatarium

Funding assistance to include Thomas Tugboat at the Tall Ships Festival.

1000 Islands Rideau Waterways

Furnace Falls Farm

New signage to increase wayfinding and visibility.

Green Gables Vines Winery

New signage to increase visibility.

JDW Custom Farming

New signage to increase visibility.

Westport Market

New signage to increase wayfinding.

Le Boat Limited

Funding assistance for website & content upgrades.

Voyageur Music School

Funding assistance for their event, ‘Kemptville Street Piano Concert Series.’

Wildling Acres

New signage to increase visibility.

SDG Counties

Springfield Organic Farm

Funding assistance for their new Disc Golf Course.

Stonehouse Vineyard

Funding assistance for their event, ‘A Glengarry Affair.’

Kingston

ArtFest Ontario- Kingston Artfest

Funding assistance for their event, ‘Kingston Artfest.’

Prince Edward County

Kinsip House of Fine Spirits

Funding assistance for their event, ‘County Noir.’

Naval Marine Archive The Canadian Collection

Funding assistance for website content and social media.

Lakecroft

New signage to increase visibility.

Lennox & Addington

MacKinnon Brothers Brewing

New signage to increase wayfinding and visibility.

1000 Islands Gananoque

Rockport Boat Lines

New signage to increase wayfinding.

Spitfire

Funding assistance for their event, ‘Red Hot & Blue Rockabilly Weekend.’

Watermark Cottages

Funding assistance for website & content upgrades.

To provide additional time for planning of projects later in the year, a second application intake period will be available in mid-summer for projects occurring between September 6, 2022-March 31, 2023.  Our next intake for applications will open on July 5 – July 25, 2022. Learn more about our Partnership Funding Program here. If you have further questions, you are encouraged to contact Lori McIsaac, Director of Experiential Tourism Development at lmcisaac@region9tourism.ca.

About RTO 9

RTO 9 is a regional tourism organization established in 2010 that is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries. RTO 9 actively promotes tourism for the South Eastern Ontario region and works to support and grow the tourism industry through marketing, product development, investment attraction, and workforce development initiatives. The regions of South Eastern Ontario are 1000 Islands GananoqueBay of QuinteBrockvilleCornwall and Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry CountiesFrontenac CountyKingstonLennox and AddingtonPrince Edward County and the 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Waterways.

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