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Pride Fest receives $80K in funding for programs and services

Originally published in The Windsor Star
The arrival of an $80,100 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund could not have come at a better time, says the president of Windsor-Essex Pride Fest.

“It was a godsend that we got these grants,” said Wendi Nicholson Thursday during an event to announce the funding.

The pandemic shut down the organization’s fundraising efforts while at the same time the need for services increased, Nicholson said. The Trillium grant allowed Pride Fest staff to make technology upgrades that ensured vital programs continued to be available virtually and to purchase supplies to allow for safe, in-person meetings when restrictions allowed.

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