Marsh centre receives FedNor funding

Hummingbirds require special care when bird banding. The Hilliardton Marsh just north of Temiskaming Shores has banded more than 500 of the tiny species. Bill Steer Photo

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Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, has announced funding of $630,000 to support the Hilliardton Marsh Research and Education Centre. Specifically, the funding will help build a new two-story visitor and interpretive centre at the Hilliardton Marsh Research and Education Centre.  Improvements to the surrounding recreational trail system will also serve to enhance tourism in the region by attracting more guests to this beautiful area of the Northern Ontario.

This investment is being made through the Canadian Experiences Fund (CEF), which supports Canadian businesses and organizations seeking to create, improve or enhance tourism products, facilities and experiences. FedNor is delivering CEF in Northern Ontario.

“It’s an exciting time for tourism development in Northern Ontario and I’m thrilled that Hilliardton and surrounding areas will greatly benefit from our government’s Canadian Experiences Fund. Our strategic investments in tourism infrastructure across Canada are providing a tremendous boost to our economy, while making life better for all Canadians – including families living and working in Northern Ontario”, said Rota.

“Hilliardton Marsh Provincial Wildlife Area is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and today’s announcement will further nurture our region’s growing tourism industry. By investing in the Hilliardton Marsh, the Government of Canada is helping to expand our programs and create new entertainment experiences, as well as opportunities for festivals, events and gatherings,” added Shelby Hearn, President, Hilliardton Marsh Research and Education Centre.

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