Municipal Support for Community Festivals


Using Otter Creek Jam Fest and WAMBO as examples, Wallaceburg Councillor Carmen McGregor wants to see some additional support for events across CK.

Crowds pack the streets around downtown Wallaceburg for WAMBO each summer.

She successfully entered a motion to fund both those events as well as Festival of Nations.

“The motion basically will now set criteria to be developed for all events, to use a similar criteria to provide what assistance we can through the municipality,” McGregor says.

Potential funding would depend on event size and the criteria set.

“They wouldn’t get the very same funding as RM because I think when they set up a criteria it’s going to be based on size and they, for this year, won’t have any of that criteria for the Otter Creek Jam Fest, but hopefully there will be some avenue to help with in-kind services.”

That report comes back in August.