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Golf association picks up cash from new tourism fund

The NextGen Fall Series is being held this weekend
2021-09-15 Golf MAT cash
Timmins Mayor George Pirie, Timmins Accommodations Tourism Fund ommitte member Carmen Swartz, Northern Golf Association president Archie Berube, NextGen Golf Series chair Owen Rigg and Golf Canada's Ryan Logan.

After announcing the first recipients of the new municipal accommodation tax funding earlier this week, the first cheques are going out. 

Yesterday, the Timmins Accommodations Tourism Fund handed out $7,500 to the Northern Golf Association for this weekend's NextGen Fall Series East Championship being held at the Hollinger Golf Club. More than 100 people are expected to be in town for the event.

The cash was collected through a four-per-cent charge on hotels, motels and other short-term accommodations. The city has been collecting the tax since 2019. The grants announced earlier this week are the first being distributed to local groups.

The other groups receiving cash are the Timmins Festivals and Events Committee (TFEC) for the Rock on the River Reconnect music festival being held Oct. 1 and 2 at Hollinger Park, and the McIntyre Curling Club for the 2022 Curling Canada Under 18 National Championship being held in February.