THUNDER BAY — More than a dozen non-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations in the Thunder Bay area are getting help from Ontario's Trillium Foundation to overcome financial difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The government announced the support Tuesday through the foundation's Community Building Fund.
The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra receives the largest operating grant, $250,000.
Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation gets $247,500, and Magnus Theatre just over $217,000.
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery and the Thunder Bay Museum each receives $100,000.
Lisa MacLeod – the minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries – announced a total of $46 million in operating funding to 648 organizations across Ontario.
She said the grants will help the recipients adapt to the pressures of the pandemic and continue to deliver programming critical to the economic and social well-being of communities.
Other Thunder Bay-area organizations receiving funding include Coopérative du regroupement des organismes francophones de Thunder Bay Inc., Thunder Bay Nordic Trails, Lakehead Transportation Museum Society, Portuguese Association of Thunder Bay, Norwesters Alpine Club, Thunder Bay Gymnastics Association, Vedic Cultural Centre and Vox Popular Media Arts Festival.