Gatineau's Parc des Trembles will have four pétanque pitches

Government of Canada supports Ligue des Voisins du Manoir-des-Trembles community project in Hull-Aylmer

GATINEAU, QC, May 11, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer, announced that the Ligue des Voisins du Manoir-des-Trembles (LVMDT) has been granted $4,862 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to improve playing field facilities in the municipality's intergenerational park.

Key local stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure. As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, the Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects such as the one by the Ligue des Voisins du Manoir-des-Trembles (website in French only), which contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

Incorporated in 2013, the Ligue des Voisins du Manoir-des-Trembles offers a number of sports, cultural and recreational activities in the park. These activities give residents of all ages a chance to get involved in their community and to develop a sense of belonging and a climate of cooperation. The purpose of the LVMDT is also to bring people together for shared projects; to break through isolation; and to support low-income families, seniors and persons with disabilities.

The funding awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will enable the organization to develop the Parc des Trembles site in order to build four pétanque pitches.

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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"By investing in our communities, we are clearly showing that we are committed to fostering sustainable growth and prosperity in Canada. By improving community infrastructure like that of the Ligue des Voisins du Manoir-des-Trembles, we are stimulating the vitality of our communities and helping ensure a higher quality of life for residents of all ages."

Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer

"The Government of Canada supports the projects of organizations, like this one by the Ligue des Voisins du Manoir-des-Trembles, which mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities, stimulate economic activity and benefit families and the middle class."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

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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; Olivier Duhaime, Office of MP Greg Fergus, Tel.: 819-661-8512, Office: 613-992-7571, Email: greg.fergus.A1@parl.gc.ca


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