Iles-de-la-Madeleine families will benefit from improved community spaces that support a better quality of life

The Government of Canada invests over $600,000 in six improvement projects

ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE, QC, July 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

As a result of an investment of over $600,000 by the Government of Canada, families in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine region will be able to benefit from upgraded recreational areas and modern community facilities. The funding provided will generate more than $1.3M in related investment by other partners, such as non-profit organizations and municipalities.

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and MP for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED.

The six recipients are: Paradis Plein Air l'Archipel, Centre récréatif Étang-du-Nord, Comité des loisirs de Grande-Entrée, Club de l'Âge d'Or de Grande-Entrée, Centre des loisirs de Fatima and the Municipality of Grosse-Île, for its community centre.

This investment was made through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), a $300M fund set up to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. The Program supports the renovation or upgrading, including the expansion, of community infrastructure that brings Canadians together. Up to $63.5M of this funding will be spent in Quebec.

Quotes

"The financial support we are providing for our communities clearly reflects our commitment to foster sustainable growth and prosperity in Canada. By improving community infrastructure, as these six great projects aim to do, we are helping to enhance the vitality of our communities and ensure a high quality of life for our fellow citizens of all ages."

The Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and MP for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine

"The Government of Canada supports projects that mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canadian communities, stimulate economic activity and benefit families and the middle class."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

Quick facts

  • CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
  • Since its creation in 2015, the CIP 150 has provided almost $13M in funding for over 450 projects that support the vitality of Quebec communities.

For more details about the six projects, please refer to the attached backgrounder.

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Backgrounder

 

Proponent

Contribution – Investment – Description of the project

Paradis Plein Air l'Archipel Inc.

 

Non-repayable contribution of $223,323 out of a total investment of $453,323

 

The project will allow for the expansion and upgrading of the community centre. The planned work inclu

 

des expanding the building, solidifying the patio to make it safe, upgrading the parking area and setting up playgrounds. CED's assistance targets all the costs.

 

The mission of Paradis Plein Air l'Archipel is to organize outdoor family activities and encourage a healthy lifestyle by promoting sports and physical activity.

Centre des loisirs de Fatima, Î.M., Inc.

 

Non-repayable contribution of $213,100 out of a total investment of $426,200

 

The project involves the rehabilitation of the Anse-aux-Baleiniers beach facilities. Specifically, the work will include upgrading the beach by extending the boardwalks that run along the beach and by connecting the beach to the service building and the parking areas; installing observation points and attached benches; and building a stairway and an access path, to help protect the dune. Games for children and a rest area will be added on the beach, and the lighting, site access road and parking areas will be upgraded. CED's contribution will cover all of the project costs.

 

The mandate of the recreational centre is to provide the public with adequate equipment for the practice of sports, socio-cultural, recreational and outdoor activities.

Centre récréatif Étang-du-Nord Inc.

 

Non-repayable contribution of $91,000 out of a total investment of $187,000

 

The project by this recreational centre (also known as La Rocaille) involves the renovation of the building and the rehabilitation of the parking area and the wastewater treatment system. The work will include building a new foundation and installing the necessary electrical fixtures, changing the cladding, installing new doors and windows and strengthening the building structure. CED's assistance will cover all of the costs.

 

For over 57 years, the people of Étang-du-Nord have been getting together at this centre to take part in a wide range of activities, such as board games, art workshops and dance and circus arts classes.

Comité des loisirs de Grande-Entrée I.M.

 

Non-repayable contribution of $43,445 out of a total investment of $100,750

 

The project involves upgrading the Grande-Entrée sports park by adding children's playground equipment, swings and other recreational equipment, such as spring riders. The grounds will also be improved, and outdoor lighting will be added. CED's contribution covers all the costs.

 

The mandate of the Comité des loisirs de Grande-Entrée is to provide recreational activities for the members of the community. The park already has an outdoor skating rink, softball and soccer diamonds and a service building.

Club de l'Âge d'Or de Grande-Entrée Inc.

 

Non-repayable contribution of $25,324 out of a total investment of $50,648

 

The goal of the project is to renovate the building where the Grande-Entrée seniors' club meets. The work includes replacing the access ramp for persons with reduced mobility and upgrading the plumbing and washrooms. The building's foundations will also be repaired; one window will be replaced, the walls will be painted, flooring will be installed and electrical fixtures will be changed. CED is funding all of these costs.

 

The organization's mission is to organize various activities for people aged 50 and over: dances, community meals, card games, arts and crafts, physical activities, etc. A meeting place, the community centre is also open to people of all ages.

Municipality of Grosse-Île

 

Non-repayable contribution of $16,273 out of a total investment of $71,285

 

The project involves the renovation of the Grosse Île community centre. The lobby, the kitchen and the washrooms will be painted, plumbing work will be done, and the floors and ceilings will be replaced. CED assistance will cover all the costs.

 

The community centre is owned, on a 50-50 basis, by the Municipality of Grosse-Île and the Eastern Shores School Board. It serves as a gym and community infrastructure for social, recreational and cultural activities.

 

Summary




Number of projects:                                                    

6

CED contributions:                                                      

$612,465

Total investment generated by these projects:

$1,289,206

 

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


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