Funding for local groups and tourism partners to enhance visitor experience has been approved in the amount of $21,200 by Mountain View County Council.
Among the organizations receiving funding of $5,000 are the Carstairs & District Historical Society (operating costs), the Town of Didsbury (outdoor furniture), the Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development (Digital Information Kiosk), and the Sundre Chamber of Commerce (Visitor Information Centre operating costs).
The Village of Cremona also received $1,200 in funding for racks, shelving and signage.
The funding program is designed to provide assistance to accredited Visitor Information Centres and projects with the geographical boundaries of the County to enhance their ability to operate, deliver services to the community and heighten the overall visitor experience.
The fund has a total budget of $25,000 for 2017. An amount of $3,800 remains unallocated.