The Town of Comox has received financial support from the B.C. Fairs, Festivals, and Events Recovery Fund (FFERF) for the BC Seafood Festival and Nautical Days in 2022.
The FFERF provides a one-time grant for up to 20 per cent of a total event budget, designed to be used for a range of operational expenses.
Prior to the pandemic, the BC Seafood Festival has been a staple within the Town of Comox since its inception in 2005, held annually in June at the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park. Nautical Days is another community event that celebrates the spirit of the community with various nautical-themed activities over the B.C. Day long weekend.
“Comox has a vibrant commercial fishery and harbour that forms an important part of the town’s economy,” said Mayor Russ Arnott.
“We are incredibly thankful and excited to receive this funding, as it will enable the return of two landmark events over the summer. These events not only highlight and celebrate our region’s seafood industry but also showcase our coastal community and the positive impact it brings to the region.”