In 2019, Prince Rupert Special Events Society received a $2,500 grant from Northern Development through the Fabulous Festivals and Events program towards this project. This has been a funding partnership of Northern Development

Celebrations and activities during Seafest 2019. Photos: Northern Development

People travel from across the province to celebrate the sea

For the 41st time, the Prince Rupert Special Events Society hosted Seafest from June 7-9. This annual celebration lures more than 10,000 people to the coastal town in Northern B.C. for three days of festivities and celebration.

“We have vendors and guests that travel from Vancouver, Williams Lake and Prince George,” said Joy Sundin, director of Prince Rupert Special Events. “Seafest gathers people to Prince Rupert each year and they have great fun. Everyone is just happy.”

For three consecutive years, Seafest has received financial support through the Trust’s Fabulous Festivals and Events program. In 2019, Northern Development had From the Treehouse photography visit the oceanside festivities to capture the spirit of celebration.

Fabulous Festivals and Events

The Fabulous Festivals and Events program provides annual grant funding to support unique festivals and events throughout the region that contribute to service sector revenues in the local economy. The program supports festivals and events that promote Northern B.C. as a destination for tourism. Projects undertaken through this program aim to improve the sustainability and expansion of hosting capacity of festivals and events throughout the region, increase tourism revenues and improve community quality of life.

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