Four recreational facilities to be renovated in Montmagny thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and Quebec

MONTMAGNY, 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, the Town of Montmagny will benefit from a new sports facility, which will enhance residents' quality while contributing to the growth of sporting activities.

Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Norbert Morin, Member of the National Assembly for Côte-du-Sud, today announced that the governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest more than $770,000 for renovations to four recreational facilities in Montmagny. This financial support comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Small Communities Fund–Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component. The Town will also invest more than $770,000 to bring the total government and municipal investment to more than $2.3 million.

The projects involve upgrading the town's indoor and outdoor swimming pools, renovating parts of the municipal arena and completing the pedestrian pathway along the West side of the Rivère-du-Sud.

Quotes

"Sports infrastructure helps keep our communities healthy. As well as helping residents maintain an active lifestyle, these projects will bring people together and contribute to the development of the Town of Montmagny 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 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. The realisation of these projects in Montmagny will allow Chaudière-Appalaches residents to engage in regular sports and physical activities, promoting the adoption of active lifestyles."

Norbert Morin, Member of the National Assembly for Côte-du-Sud, 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

"I'm very happy with today's announcement as this Small Communities Fund support will allow us to improve some of our recreational infrastructure. The Town of Montmagny has been encouraging the adoption of healthy living habits for some years now, but to promote physical activity, we have to be able to offer our citizens quality facilities. So I'm thrilled that the work soon to be carried out will allow us to bring considerable improvements to their quality of life."

Jean-Guy Desrosiers, Mayor of Montmagny 

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

Four recreational facilities to be renovated in Montmagny thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and Quebec
Investment of more than $2.3 million

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

The governments of Canada and Quebec are each investing $771,841 in four recreational infrastructure projects in Montmagny. The Municipality will provide the remaining funding for a total government and municipal investment of $2,315,530.

List of new projects

 

Location

Project Name

Federal
Funding

Provincial
Funding

Anticipated Start
Date

Montmagny

Upgrades to 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 the three bridges

$127,236

$127,236

May 15, 2017

Montmagny

Rehabilitation of the municipal arena

$238,606

$238,606

April 24, 2017

 

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: Contacts : 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; Julien Mercier Caron, Press Secretary, Office of the MNA for Côte-du-Sud, 418-234-1893; 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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