Premier-ranked Tourist Destination Project
Through the completion of the Premier-ranked Tourist Destination Framework in the City of Kawartha Lakes in 2008, A Strategic Tourism Plan for the City of Kawartha Lakes was developed. In this plan 6 main recommendations were made identifying 28 strategic priorities.
Tourism Strategic Priorities Update 2010
- Tourism Website
- Promotional Publications
- Consumer Show Circuit
- Regional Tourism Organization #8
Trent-Severn Waterway Tourism Network
Special Events Economic Development Partnership Fund
City of Kawartha Lakes proudly supports special events within its
geographical boundaries. To assist groups in their organization and
promotion of special events, the Economic Development Office manages a
"Special Events Economic Development Partnership Fund", in accordance
with Council's policy.
Based on Council approval, the City of Kawartha Lakes invites
submissions to the Special Events Economic Development Partnership Fund.
Eligible are special events, both large and small, planned for the
calendar year which specifically target event attendance from outside
the boundaries of Kawartha Lakes and which provide significant economic
impact to the host communities, stimulating overnight stays and
incremental spending across all business sectors.
Two intakes for support requests are conducted; the first intake
deadline is October 31 and the second intake will be April 30. Funds
will be awarded based on both the project merit and Council's approved
budget. Completed applications must be received at the City of Kawartha
Lakes Economic Development Office at 180 Kent Street West, Lindsay by no
later than 4:30 pm.
The Special Events Economic Development Partnership Fund Program will
enable Kawartha Lakes to focus its resources on events that increase
non-resident spending activity and stimulate wealth generation for the
local business community. This Economic Development and Tourism
partnership in special events is based on building sustainability and
growth through the attraction of a broad tourist base and encouraging
cross promotion to other events, attractions and services. Ultimately,
the goal is to present Kawartha Lakes as the travel destination of
choice, through the lure and appeal of unique events showcasing the best
in entertainment, culture, heritage and authentic rural fun.
For more information on this funding partnership opportunity, call
Jennifer Johnston at 705-324-9411 ext. 1232 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: 2012 Second Intake Application Deadline - Monday, April 30th 4:00 pm
Special Events Economic Development Partnership Fund - Policy (PDF)Special Events Economic Development Partnership Fund - Application Form (PDF)