Corporation de gestion récréotouristique de Matane to replace play structures in multi-use recreational park

Government of Canada supports community project of Bas-Saint-Laurent organization

MATANE, QC, May 24, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Key local stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects such as the one by the Corporation de gestion récréotouristique de Matane, which contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia, announced that the Corporation de gestion récréotouristique de Matane has been granted $41,220 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to replace the play structures in the multi-use recreational park.

Created in 2002, the Corporation de gestion récréotouristique de Matane (website in French only) is a non-profit organization responsible for managing sports, cultural and educational facilities in the Town of Matane. The Camping de la rivière Matane, the Parc des Îles, the Parc multirécréatif BSL (skateboard park and skating rink) and the Mont-Castor ski centre are among the inventory managed by the Corporation. Funding awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will help the organization replace outdated play structures in the municipal park.

CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

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"The Corporation de gestion récréotouristique de Matane is doing remarkable work in developing and maintaining the town's numerous recreational facilities. The Government of Canada is proud to support this project, which will provide Matane residents with a modern multi-use recreational park."

Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia

"The Government of Canada, through the CIP150, supports projects like the one by the Corporation de gestion récréotouristique de Matane, which mobilize and unite us and stimulate economic activity in Canada. Community and recreational infrastructure like Matane's multi-use recreational park help enhance quality of life and create gathering places. Today, as it was 150 years ago, coming together to meet others enriches us all."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"The Board of Directors of the Corporation de gestion récréotouristique de Matane is pleased about the Government of Canada's support, through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, in helping us improve our Parc multirécréatif BSL infrastructure. The funding helps us show Matane's youth that they matter to an organization like ours, and that those who govern our country recognize and support them."

Andrée Métivier, Chair of the Board of Directors, Corporation de gestion récréotouristique de Matane

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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

For further information: Media Relations, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Tel.: 514-283-7443, Email: dec.media.ced@canada.ca; Antoine Rivard-Déziel, Office of MP Rémi Massé, Avignon-La Mitis-Matane-Matapédia, Tel.: 418-364-6254, Email: Remi.Masse.1B@parl.gc.ca


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