The latest exhibition of the Human Saga Project now has legs to stand on after the province injected $314,650 into the Canadian premiere of Body Worlds Vital.
The exhibit is set to open at Science North April 28, and will teach visitors about the inner workings of the human body. The province's investment will help Science North promote the exhibit, which is expected to attract an estimated 78,000 visitors.
Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announced the funding April 13.
“Science North is an important part of Sudbury’s cultural life and provides an extraordinary experience for visitors,” Bartolucci said. “Body Worlds Vital is sure to draw a large audience, which, in turn, will bring a broad economic prosperity to our community.”
Funding for the exhibit is being made available through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Particularly, the tourism event marketing partnership program (TEMPP) is providing $24,650; Celebrate Ontario is investing $75,000; and Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund is investing $215,000.
“Cultural tourism is important to our economy, and the McGuinty government is committed to helping it flourish,” Bartolucci stated. “By supporting Science North, we are contributing to building a strong and prosperous community.”
- Since 2003, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund has provided $33 million in support of more than 320 events and festivals in 150 communities.
- In 2010, tourism generated more than $22 billion for Ontario's economy, an increase of more than seven per cent over 2009.
Posted by Arron Pickard