The Town of Whitecourt’s Economic Development Committee has developed a new program to support and grow the economic impact experienced by hosting sporting events in the community.
The Sports Hosting Program will provide financial assistance to support the hosting of sporting events. Local non-profit organizations hosting a provincial or higher caliber (national or international) championship event in the community would be eligible to apply for funding of up to $2000, based on set criteria.
Mayor Maryann Chichak says the program will enhance Whitecourt and encourage events to be held in the town, positively impacting businesses.
$10,000 has been budgeted for the program in the 2020 Interim Economic Development Budget. The program will be advertised in early February and applications will then be reviewed for allocation by the Economic Development Committee.