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Port Alberni music entities receive provincial funding boost

Five Acre Co., Long Shot Events getting $20K apiece to build the music industry locally

Two music promoters in the Alberni Valley will collect a combined $40,000 in provincial government grants for upcoming projects.

Five Acre Co. will receive $20,000 under the Live Music Presentations category to help with costs for the 2024 Five Acre Shaker.

Long Shot Events Inc. will receive $20,000 under the Live Music/ Business Development category to put toward capital infrastructure improvement and a business growth plan.

Mid Island-Pacific Rim MLA Josie Osborne said this fund will help B.C.-based musicians to develop their careers and build the local music industry.

“Our region is home to incredible artists and to so many people who love music and the arts,” Osborne said. “This funding will really help to support musicians in their work and give fans more exciting local events and live performances to look forward to.”

Organizations and businesses in Ucluelet and Tofino also received a portion of the $3.3 million being distributed to “hundreds” of artists and companies, she added.

Groups and individuals in her riding earned nearly $160,000 in grant funding through this initiative.

Susie Quinn

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