Despite the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizations of the Quebec Grand Prix and the Montreal Cycling Race still hope to host the 2021 race in September and have won a $2.1 million sponsorship from the federal government.
The organization looks at the next few months. “The advantage we can have is that the event is held in September. We are at the end of January. There is still a lot of time left. Maybe we will have some good news. […] I am optimistic that we will be in a good position within a few quarters due to what is happening right now. “
However, there is still a long way to go to confirm the clothes. Mr. Arsenal said that the border must first be reopened and mandatory isolation must be implemented. “It is almost impossible for a cycling team to complete a few days of competition in two weeks.”
At present, the federal government has provided 2.1 million US dollars in grants through the Canadian Economic Development Organization to provide financial support for the organization. The announcement was made on Tuesday morning.
The federal government has also provided funds to three other organizations engaged in the tourism industry. The German Christmas Market received $170,000 for the purchase and production of art and multimedia materials, which have been used in an improved version of the market this year. Due to health measures, 2020 is indeed contemplative. But for Olivia Lexhaller, general manager of the German community in Quebec, this device will be used to illuminate the next edition of the market.
Appalaches Sports Club received US$80,785 for the purchase of new beauty equipment for mechanical maintenance of the club’s cross-country ski trails.
Finally, Vaolo, based in Quebec, received $500,000 in funding for maintenance activities through the Regional Assistance and Recovery Fund (FARR). Vaolo focuses on travel and promotes travel to inaccessible places through its online platform.