Celebrate Ontario 2012 is now open for applications!
Celebrate Ontario is an annual program that helps new and existing festivals and events enhance their programs, activities and services. The program also supports bid and event hosting costs of major one-time events and festivals attracting out-of-province visitors through the Blockbuster category.
This support helps grow tourism in the province by making it easier for event organizers to offer new and improved experiences that will attract more tourists and increase visitor spending.
All organizers of festivals and events are invited to apply. Full details, including what''s eligible, how to apply, and when to apply are on the Ministry of Tourism and Culture''s website at: www.ontario.ca/celebrateontario.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your local tourism advisor <http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/tourism/contactus_tourism.shtml> .
Cheryl Kelley, Director of Economic Development
Town of Bracebridge
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The Bracebridge Business Community is invited to the NOSM (Northern Ontario School of Medicine) Welcome Event
DATE: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
TIME: 12:30 p.m. Media Reception – Kerr Park
12:45 p.m. Community B.B.Q. - complimentary burgers and soft drinks
PLACE: Kerr Park, 130 Beaumont Drive, Bracebridge
We are welcoming seven, 3rd year Medical Students from NOSM that are studying in either Sudbury or Thunder Bay. Three will be placed in Bracebridge and four will be in Huntsville from August until April 2012.
This is the 5th year we’ve done this and the program has had success as the first graduates have begun practicing medicine. At least one has returned to Muskoka full-time, i.e. Dr. Kim Forrester has set up practice at the Health Team office in Gravenhurst and at least one other grad is considering setting up in Muskoka.
RSVP to Jill Harris at Ext 227 or through email email@example.com
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Muskoka Community Network (MCN) today announced that it is accepting new applications for its BEAM program. The BEAM program (Broadband for E-business And Marketing) provides financial assistance to small and medium sized enterprises wanting to leverage E-business tools such as online payment systems and social media. The program also provides assistance to businesses wanting to establish a presence on the web for the very first time.
Small and medium sized businesses operating on a full time basis in Muskoka may apply by calling Muskoka Community Network at 705-646-9044, or by visiting www.mcnet.ca/ebusiness/beam/
Eligible applicants may receive up to 75 per cent of supported costs including web design, development and implementation, to a maximum of $2,000. The program is being made available for a limited time, while funds last.
In conjunction with this program, Muskoka Futures Development Corporation also has financing available for technology investments. For more information, visit www.muskokafutures.ca/loaninfo.html
Further supporting small and medium sized enterprises, Muskoka Community Network recently announced the High-Speed Internet for Remote Areas program (Hi-SIRA) to help rural and remote businesses of Muskoka secure access to high speed internet by way of an extended antenna. Eligible applicants to the Hi-SIRA program may receive up to 75 per cent of supported costs including external (to the dwelling) connectivity equipment or structures and installation fees, to a maximum of $1,000.
Hi-SIRA is being made available for a limited time, while funds last. Small and medium sized businesses operating on a full time basis in Muskoka may apply by calling Muskoka Community Network at 705-646-9044, or by visiting www.mcnet.ca/broadband/sira/ Hi-SIRA is not available to cottagers, private homes or hobby businesses.