September 20, 2022 · Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Atlantic Canada’s main streets, downtowns and neighbourhoods are vibrant spaces where people gather to enjoy all that our urban and rural communities have to offer. After more than two years of the pandemic, people are yearning to safely connect and return to the region’s downtown areas. The Government of Canada, through the Rediscover Main Streets initiative, is supporting community-led projects that will bring energy back to these lively and important community hubs.
Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, announced an investment of $75,000 through Rediscover Main Streets for the Town of Annapolis Royal.
This support will allow the Town of Annapolis Royal to welcome residents and visitors back to annual events that were suspended due to the pandemic, such as the annual Ghost Town in late October and the Parade of Lights in November. The Town will also host new events to boost tourism in the shoulder season, like a Fall Music Fest the last weekend in September. Trilingual signage will also be installed in French, Mi’kmaw and English, to direct people to all the attractions the downtown core has to offer.
The Rediscover Main Streets initiative helps non-profit organizations team up to create new activities, develop marketing initiatives and promote events, all of which encourage residents and visitors alike to rediscover what the region’s communities have to offer and drive more support for local businesses.
The Government of Canada is committed to helping small businesses and local communities recover and together work hard to build a strong and resilient economic recovery that works for every Canadian.