It\’s full bloom ahead for tulip festival, $350,000 Ontario grant comes through

By Tony Lofaro, Ottawa Citizen

The Canadian Tulip Festival is moving ahead with plans for its 60th anniversary edition after receiving word Wednesday that a final piece of funding has come through.

David Luxton, volunteer chair and financial patron of the festival, said he was buoyed by the fact a Celebrate Ontario grant of $350,000 has been awarded to the festival. The festival had earlier received assurances that funding was coming from the City of Ottawa and the department of Canadian Heritage, but was waiting on news from the Ontario government.

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