Construction and renovation of multiple sports facilities in the Chaudière-Appalaches region thanks to funding from the governments of Canada and Quebec

BEAUMONT, QC, May 25, 2017 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize the importance of having good recreational infrastructure that encourages people to adopt healthy lifestyles, and contributes to making communities vibrant and inclusive places to live. Thanks to joint government funding, three new sports facilities will be built and five will be renovated in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, which will enhance residents' quality while contributing to the growth of sporting activities and enduring community prosperity.

Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Norbert Morin, Member of the National Assembly for Côte-du-Sud and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, today announced that the governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest more than $8.8 million in eight projects to build and renovate sports facilities in the region. This financial support comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Small Communities Fund–Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component. The cities and municipalities of the region will also invest more than $8.8 million, bringing the total government and municipal investment to almost $26.5 million.

In the Municipality of Beaumont, a recreation pavilion will be built at the Vincennes Recreation and Tourist Park. Each government will invest more than $118,000. The Municipality will also invest more than $118,000 for a total government and municipal investment of more than $350,000. The first floor of the new building will provide shelter for skaters in the winter and a facility for playground attendants in the summer. On the second floor, a multipurpose room will be used for cultural and sporting activities.

The other projects in the region include Irénée-Thibault Park development in Saint-Damien-de-Buckland, a new sports centre in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, a new arena in Beauceville, the replacement of the refrigeration system and upgrades to the ventilation system at Sainte-Claire's municipal arena, and the replacement of the refrigeration system at the Saint-Henri arena. See annex for details and other projects.

Quotes

"Sports infrastructure helps keep our communities healthy. As well as helping residents maintain an active lifestyle, all of these projects will bring people together and contribute to the development of the Chaudière-Appalaches region for generations to come. Our government is proud to be making investments that improve the quality of people's lives, while promoting economic prosperity and creating well-paying jobs for the middle class."

Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"By supporting construction and renovation projects such as these, we are demonstrating our desire to make safe, accessible facilities available to local residents and help municipalities ensure the durability and quality of their infrastructure. All of these projects will allow Chaudière-Appalaches residents to engage in regular sports and physical activities, promoting the adoption of active lifestyles."

Dominique Vien, Member of the National Assembly for Bellechasse, Minister Responsible for Labour and Minister Responsible for the Chaudière-Appalaches region, on behalf of Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Minister of Families and Minister responsible for the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region

"As Mayor and on behalf of all the elected officials and citizens of Beaumont, I am very pleased today with this announcement of $236,152 in federal and provincial government funding for our project to build a recreation pavilion at the Vincennes Recreation and Tourist Park. The residents have been waiting a number of years for this project and, thanks to this financial assistance, we will be able to fulfill an essential need of our residents for recreational activities at the Recreation and Tourist Park."

David Christopher, Mayor of Beaumont

Quick Facts

  • The Small Communities Fund is a joint federal‒provincial program coordinated by Infrastructure Canada in partnership with the provinces and territories. In Quebec, the Fund is administered by the Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy. The goal of this program is to provide financial support to Canadian municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents to develop infrastructure that can enhance their cultural, sports, recreational, and tourism assets or safeguard public assets.
  • The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
  • Budget 2017 proposes $21.9 billion to support social infrastructure in Canadian communities.

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Financial details and list of projects

Backgrounder

Canada and Quebec support 14 new recreational infrastructure projects across the Chaudière-Appalaches region
Investment of more than $41.1 million

New Building Canada Fund, Small Communities Fund—ProvincialTerritorial Infrastructure Component

Today, the governments of Canada and Quebec announced that they will each invest $13,715,563 in 14 recreational infrastructure projects in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. The municipalities will provide the remaining funding for a total government and municipal investment of $41,146,707.

The first announcements of the day were for $14,664,555 in government-municipal funding for the following projects in the Town of Montmagny, and the municipalities of Saint-Prosper and Saint-Honoré-de-Shenley:

 






Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Montmagny

Renovation of the Guylaine-Cloutier indoor pool

$321,666

 

$321,666

 

May 8, 2017

Montmagny

Upgrades to the Pointe-aux-Oies outdoor pool

$84,333

 

$84,333

May 8, 2017

Montmagny

Development of a pedestrian path along three bridges

$127,236

 

$127,236

 

May 15, 2017

Montmagny

Rehabilitation of the municipal arena

$238,606

$238,606

April 24, 2017

Saint-Prosper

Construction of a multi-purpose facility

$3,462,361

$3,462,361

May 31, 2018

Saint-Honoré-de-Shenley

Construction of a multi-purpose facility

$653,990

$653,990

April 15, 2017

 

The next announcement was for $26,482,122 in government-municipal funding for the following eight projects:

 






Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Beauceville

Construction of a new arena

$3,260,679

$3,260,679

April 27, 2018

Beaumont

Construction of a recreation pavilion at the Vincennes Recreation and Tourist Park

 

$118,076

 

$118,076

 

May 2, 2017

Sainte-Croix

Replacement of the arena refrigeration system and upgrading of the arena facilities

 

$638,645

 

$638,645

 

May 5, 2017

Saint-Damien-de-Buckland

Irenée-Thibault Park Development

 

$21,659

 

$21,659

 

May 1, 2017

Saint-Elzéar

Renovation of the Recreation Building

 

$365,465

 

$365,465

 

May 8, 2017

Saint-Henri

Replacement of municipal arena refrigeration system

 

$669,239

 

$669,239

 

April 15, 2017

Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce

Construction of a sports centre

 

$3,266,666

 

$3,266,666

 

September 1, 2017

Sainte-Claire

Replacement of the refrigeration system and upgrading of the municipal arena ventilation system

 

$486,942

 

$486,942

 

May 1, 2018

 

Associated Links

For more information about the government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html

Federal investments in infrastructure projects in Quebec: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html

The New Building Canada Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html

New Building Canada Fund, Small Communities Fund: http://www.mamot.gouv.qc.ca/infrastructures/programmes-daide-financiere/nouveau-fonds-chantiers-canada-quebec-volet-fonds-des-petites-collectivites-fpc/

 

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For further information: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613 219-0149; Marie B. Deschamps, Press Secretary, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Minister of Families and Minister Responsible for the Region of Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, 418 644-0664; Florent Tanlet, Press Secretary, Minister Responsible for Labour and Minister Responsible for the Chaudière-Appalaches Region, 418 642-1343; For information: Infrastructure Canada, 613‑960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: media@infc.gc.ca, Twitter: @INFC_eng, Website: Infrastructure Canada; Pierre-Luc Lévesque, Communications, Department of Municipal Affairs, Land Occupancy, and Public Security, 418‑646-6777, ext 3746

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