Event hosting is an emerging market on the international stage and one that has recently been identified as a key sector market for the City of Williams Lake. Williams Lake is well positioned to take advantage of this emerging market with its central location in the heart of the Cariboo Chilcotin, a reputation for its strong community spirit, dedicated volunteers originating from a healthy non-profit sector, an active educational system, and an engaged corporate community.
Our goal as a community is to grow existing events as well as to attract new events and bring new opportunities to Williams Lake, helping to diversify the local economy and serve as a catalyst for both sport and cultural development. Currently there are three types of grants available from the City of Williams Lake that help provide funding to local organizations hosting events:
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) also provides the opportunity to access the Tourism Partners Program (TPP) to help promote community festivals and events. For more information and to apply, please download the Festivals and Events Partners Funding document.