A West Kelowna-based Indigenous business was selected as one of nine recipients for a $10,000 grant from WestJet and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC).
Indigenous World Winery was named a recipient of the 2020-21 WestJet/ITAC grant initiative, which is designed to support nationwide Indigenous tourism businesses that have struggled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are pleased to be able to support these Indigenous businesses as they work their way to recovery,” said Angela Avery, the executive vice president of WestJet.
“WestJet is a proud partner of ITAC, and is committed to advancing reconciliation by growing opportunities for indigenous entrepreneurs and sharing with the global travel industry the importance of Indigenous tourism, a unique, important and developing sector of Canadian tourism.”
Two other B.C. Indigenous businesses were also named as grant recipients: Vancouver’s Talaysay Tours and Moccasin Trails in Kamloops.