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Canadian Greek festival revived thanks to $15,000 boost

The festival's revival will help in strengthening cultural tourism across Ontario

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05 April 2017

A Greek festival in London, Canada is set to return to the city thanks to a $15,000 boost from the provincial government.

A Taste of Greece is a three-day event held in May over the Victoria Day long weekend, and will feature traditional Greek cuisine, music and dance performed by various groups.

The festival is one of 45 art and cultural events across the province to benefit from a $2.8 million fund, reports Blackburn News.

"Through the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, our government is supporting a variety of exciting events across the province that showcases our art, culture and heritage," said Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Eleanor McMahon.

"As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, events like these remind us of how incredible this province is, how much we have to be proud of, and what we can accomplish when we come together."

The funding is being made in a bid to help strengthen cultural tourism, boosting local economies by creating jobs and drawing visitors to communities across Ontario.

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