The Town of Petawawa has been turned down a grant from the Celebrate Ontario 2016 program.
The town applied for $11,000 for the Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival scheduled for August 5th to 7th.
The event will still go ahead as planned as there have been several local sponsorships to fill the void.
Greater Madawaska was successful with their bid for grants, landing a combined $294,000 to be put towards the Calabogie Music Festival as well as the Mountain Man Music Festival.