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GFI, Canada Rock Fest to receive provincial funding

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Three Grand Forks events will benefit from one-time grants from a provincial government fund set up to help festivals and fairs coping with the pandemic.

The Canada Rock Fest music festival will receive $250,000 while the Grand Forks International baseball tournament will get $25,000 and the Grand Forks and District Fall Fair will receive $11,515.

They are among the 680 events across the province sharing in $30 million in one-time grants to support their efforts to resume safely. Event organizers could apply for up to 20 per cent of their total budget, to a maximum of $250,000.

According to a government news release, the money can go toward operational costs, health and safety measures, venue rental, marketing, wages and promotion.

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