I agree, SergeantJiggler. It is all about heads in beds. I'm sure it has been changed by now, but at one time, many, if not most, of the events listed on the CVB website were day events, not requiring anyone to spend a night here.
But, on to better things!
I think groups are forgetting what HOT funds can be used for or the HOT funds were being awarded erroneously in the past.
"The Cultural Council's mission statement is to encourage, support, and develop diverse cultural and artistic enrichment for the Victoria Community."
Their own mission disqualifies them from HOT dollars, unless they can get Victorian's to sleep in hotels.