November 16, 2010 - Representatives from the GNWT's department of Industry, Tourism and Investment will be visiting the community of Fort Liard on Wednesday to talk about programs that provide funding to tourism providers and arts and crafts makers. From 1 to 4 p.m., Racquel Michaud will speak to community members about the department's Tourism Product Diversification and Marketing Program.
Under that program, tourism businesses can get up to $250,000 in contributions to expand, create new employment or diversify their product line. In 2009-2010, the program supported 18 businesses and organizations in all five regions of the Northwest Territories with approximately $1.5 million in funding.
From 7 to 9 p.m., Martina Norwegian, who is fluent in Slavey, will talk about GNWT programs that provide money to members of the territory's arts and crafts industry.
Both talks will take place at the hamlet office.