A pair of Kamloops organizations have been named recipients of provincial funding to aid major attractions and tour bus operators in British Columbia, which have been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. The province announced Kamloops Art Gallery and Thompson Valley Charters among those receiving an undisclosed amounts of provincial dollars. The province said it will not release the amounts provided to specific organizations to maintain confidentiality.
Major anchor attractions in urban centres that receive 75,000 or more visitors per year were eligible for up to $1 million and tour bus companies that serve 30,000 or more passengers per year were eligible for up to $500,000.
Others to receive funding in British Columbia include: Buchart Gardens in Victoria, Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna and Bard on the Beach Theatre Society, the Pacific National Exhibition and Science World in Vancouver.