City approves grant funding

City approves grant funding Whitehorse City Council doled out nearly $25,000 for city-wide special events and festivals Monday night.

Whitehorse City Council doled out nearly $25,000 for city-wide special events and festivals Monday night.

City council made this decision unanimously and without debate after spending hours listening to citizens talk about public funding for Mt. Sima and increasing property taxes.

All five organizations that applied for funding are receiving some city cash. The Breakdancing Yukon Society got the largest amount of the pot with $6,000 going towards its annual Cypherfest International Breakdance Festival in July.

Another $5,500 is going towards the Canada Day celebrations run by the Royal Canadian Legion. And Yukon Educational Theatre Society received $1,000 for the Winterval Santa Parade in November.

The All-City Band Society got $600 for its Music for a Winter’s Eve in December. U-Kon Echelon, a bike club, received $500 for Yukon Bike Week in July.

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