The Town of Holyrood in Newfoundland and Labrador is making significant improvements to its waterfront by improving the aesthetics, utility, and functionality of the boardwalk and festival grounds.

This initiative will increase tourism and economic development opportunities for the Town of Holyrood and surrounding areas. It will also improve amenities for residents and visitors to the region.

“Our government is supportive of the Town of Holyrood for its proactive approach to economic development in multiple sectors, including making it a priority to develop the region’s assets,” said Christopher Mitchelmore, Newfoundland and Labrador’s minister of tourism, culture, industry, and innovation. “These enhancements will increase access and usage that could assist with expanded programming and improved visitor experience in the region.”

The Government of Canada is providing a non-repayable contribution of $112,511 towards this project through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is investing $77,408 through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry, and Innovation.

“The Government of Canada is committed to building strong, vibrant communities in Atlantic Canada by making strategic investments in tourism that build competitive regional advantages,” said Mélanie Joly, minister of tourism, official languages, and la Francophonie. “We are pleased to support the Town of Holyrood in their waterfront development, which will generate opportunities for economic success in the region and help create long-term prosperity.”

These investments build on commitments made by the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces to drive economic growth in the region through the Atlantic Growth Strategy by helping the region’s tourism industry attract more visitors and create new jobs.

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“The Town Council of Holyrood is committed to providing recreational opportunities for residents and visitors,” said Gary Goobie, mayor of Holyrood. “The announcement of funding by both the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation is welcome news. It will enable us to enhance the waterfront area and provide residents and visitors with quality recreational infrastructure.”

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