The Executive Director of the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba is delighted to recieve federal funding for the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. Brandon-Souris MP Merv Tweed announced the $27,200 Tuesday. Karen Oliver says the money will be used to showcase local artists at the fair.

Oliver adds the support is important to the fair, noting the funds will help to add more activities to the event outside of what has to run. The annual fair generates 9 million dollars per year in economic impact in Brandon, and 12 million in Manitoba.