Surrey Business News
CALL FOR YOUTH NOMINATIONS: Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards
The 11th Annual Surrey Top 25 under 25 Awards is taking place in 2021. Youth nominations are open.
The Surrey Board of Trade recognizes business and community-minded people under the age of 25, either working in Surrey or working on a business or community-related project in/for Surrey.
The Surrey Board of Trade will digitally celebrate the winners at an event that showcases incredible initiatives of Surrey’s youth. The 25 winners will be chosen based upon their business or community achievements, leadership ability, community involvement, professional achievements, and uniqueness of their business or community projects.
NOMINATION DEADLINE: March 10, 2021 DIGITAL EVENT: APRIL 22, 2021
The Government of British Columbia is responding to the recommendations of the Tourism Task Force by creating a dedicated relief funding stream to quickly support people and businesses in BC’S tourism sector.
“This has been the most challenging year that people working in the tourism sector have ever faced, and while news about vaccines arriving in British Columbia give us reason to be hopeful, we aren’t through this storm yet,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “This dedicated relief funding for the tourism sector will help people get through these next few months so we can welcome visitors back to our beautiful province once it’s safe to do so.”
There is a commitment of
$100 million in dedicated relief funding for the tourism sector. In addition, the Province is also allocating $5 million to Indigenous Tourism BC to administer relief grant funding targeted for Indigenous businesses.
Indigenous tourism is one of the fastest-growing segments of BC’S tourism industry. However, Indigenous businesses often face additional challenges that may impact their ability to recover, such as barriers to accessing financing and operating in remote locations where connectivity and business services may be limited. In the spirit of reconciliation, government will work in partnership with Indigenous Tourism BC in the weeks ahead on an Indigenous-led funding program specifically designed for Indigenous tourism operators.