Lanaudière families will benefit from improved community spaces that support a better quality of life

The Government of Canada invests over $3.2 million in 17 improvement projects

SAINT-FÉLIX-DE-VALOIS, QC, July 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

As a result of an investment of over $3.2M by the Government of Canada, families in the Lanaudière region will be able to benefit from upgraded recreational areas and modern community facilities. The funding provided will generate more than $7M in related investment by other partners, such as non-profit organizations and municipalities.

These contributions were announced today by David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED.

The funding earmarked for Lanaudière communities will go towards supporting 17 different projects targeting bike paths and hiking trails, community centres, swimming pools and arenas.

This investment was made through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150), 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 upgrading community infrastructure, as these great projects aim to do, we are helping to enhance the vitality of our communities and ensure a high quality of life for residents of all ages."

David Lametti, MP for LaSalle — Émard — Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

"The Government of Canada supports projects which, like those announced today, 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

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

Associated product

For more details on the 17 projects, read the attached information document.

Backgrounder  

 

Proponent

Contribution – Investment – Description of the project

Municipality of Saint-Félix-de-Valois (Website in French only)

 

Matawinie MRC

 

Non-repayable contribution of $500,000 out of a total investment of $1,069,709

 

The goal of the project is to upgrade and expand the Pierre-Valcourt community centre. The expansion work will include the addition of a community hall, a kitchen and storage areas; existing spaces will be refitted to increase their capacity, and a dressing room, a washroom for persons with reduced mobility and a serving kitchen will be added.

 

Municipality of Entrelacs (Website in French only)

 

Matawinie MRC

Non-repayable contribution of $254,048 out of a total investment of $635,120

 

The project involves renovating the municipality's community centre. In concrete terms, this includes adding an automatic door, installing a new ventilation and air-conditioning system, replacing doors and windows, adding two new emergency exists, replacing the cladding, building a new awning, repairing the parking area and adding an electric charging station, and doing landscaping work. As a result of this work, the community centre will be more functional and energy efficient and will promote the electrification of transportation.

 

Société de développement des parcs régionaux de la Matawinie (Website in French only)

 

Matawinie MRC

 

Non-repayable contribution of $207,500 out of a total investment of $415,000

 

The project aims to improve some of the facilities in the Forêt Ouareau regional park, a tourist attraction in the Lanaudière region. The work will include adding a bathing pool and renovating the 14 existing wooden walkways.

 

Corporation de développement de Saint-Zénon (Website in French only)

 

Matawinie MRC

 

Non-repayable contribution of $131,875 out of a total investment of $263,750

 

The project will provide the municipality with a modern, multi-generational sports field that will benefit the entire community. Work will include renovating and upgrading various park infrastructure components, notably the outdoor fitness modules, the ball diamond, the mini basketball court, the multi-sport playing field, the skate park, trails, the recreational chalet, the parking area, signage and the lighting system.

 

Municipality of Saint-Zénon (Website in French only)

 

Matawinie MRC

 

Non-repayable contribution of $7,850 out of a total investment of $15,700

 

The project includes replacing the lighting at the Alcide-Marcil community centre with LED‑technology bulbs. The work will result in energy gains and lower maintenance costs for the municipality.

 

Municipality of Crabtree (Website in French only)

 

Joliette MRC

 

Non-repayable contribution of $500,000 out of a total investment of $1,431,109

 

The project involves renovating the Roch-Lasalle arena to make it more attractive and more accessible by all citizens. The work will include replacing the concrete slab, the covering and the boards, and installing a solar snow melting system.

 

Municipality of Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare (Website in French only)

 

Joliette MRC

Non-repayable contribution of $381,337 out of a total investment of $762,673

 

The project involves renovating the municipality's community hall. Planned work includes replacing doors and windows and the ventilation, heating and electrical systems; changing the flooring and suspended ceilings; renovating the kitchen; installing a sprinkler system; and doing interior and exterior painting. In addition, the front porches and the roof will be repaired, the gutters will be replaced, and an access ramp for persons with reduced mobility will be installed. The work will make the community centre safer and better adapted to various community activities.

 

City of Notre-Dame-des-Prairies (Website in French only)

 

Joliette MRC

 

Non-repayable contribution of $244,618 out of a total investment of $534,736

 

The project aims to improve the municipality's community centre in order to offer better community services to the public. The project involves renovating the second floor of the building to turn it into community halls and a multi-purpose room where visual arts' exhibitions can be held. The planned work includes demolishing the existing walls and partitions, installing new partitions, redoing the walls and ceilings, replacing the flooring, doing finishing work and painting, and repairing three sets of stairs. Work will also be done on the electrical, plumbing and heating systems.

 

Centre sportif Saint-Lin-Laurentides inc.

(Website in French only)

 

Montcalm MRC

 

Non-repayable contribution of $400,000 out of a total investment of $1,100,000

 

The project involves renovating the arena in the St-Lin–Laurentides sports complex. Specifically, the work will include replacing doors, windows and flooring, redoing the roof, building a new awning, replacing the bay windows, lighting and heating system, and upgrading the dressing rooms. Some of the work, notably the installation of a LED lighting system and a new heat recovery system, will result in energy gains.

 

Loisirs Saint-Liguori inc. (Website in French only)

 

Montcalm MRC

Non-repayable contribution of $150,000 out of a total investment of $300,000

 

The project will showcase waterfront development and facilitate access to the Ouareau River in the Le-pied-du-courant park. Work will include building a fenced walkway and a lookout, improving the path leading down to the river, adding site lighting and building washroom facilities. The Le-Pied-du-courant park will thus be more attractive, safer and accessible to the public, and will attract more tourists.

 

Municipality of the Parish of Saint Liguori (Website in French only)

 

Montcalm MRC

 

Non-repayable contribution of $12,000 out of a total investment of $24,000

 

The project involves renovating the municipality's community centre. The work will include changing the windows, the heating unit, the lighting and the ceiling panels, and repairing a crack in the wall. Some of the work, specifically the purchase of Energy Star windows and the installation of LED lighting and a new heating system, will result in energy gains.

 

Régie intermunicipale du Centre sportif et culturel de Brandon (Website in French only)

 

D'Autray MRC

 

Non-repayable contribution of $170,000 out of a total investment of $340,000

 

The goal of the project is to upgrade the arena and renovate the community hall. Specifically, the project will involve various work, including replacing the evaporator, condensers and compressors in the arena's refrigeration system, replacing doors, adding washrooms and a loge box, and changing the flooring in the community hall. The work will make the sports centre and the community hall more functional for the citizens who use them.

 

Municipality of the Parish of Saint-Didace (Website in French only)

 

D'Autray MRC

Non-repayable contribution of $105,638 out of a total investment of $211,276

 

The goal of the project is to make the Chalet des Loisirs community centre even safer and more comfortable for users. The planned renovation work includes constructing a new building on a concrete foundation, installing a ventilation and air-conditioning system and replacing doors, windows and exterior siding. Some of the work, such as the purchase of energy-efficient windows and a ventilation and air-conditioning system, will result in energy gains.

 

City of Berthierville (Website in French only)

 

D'Autray MRC

Non-repayable contribution of $80,688 out of a total investment of $161,376

 

The project involves renovating the walls and surfaces of the swimming pool and the wading pool. Planned work includes repairing cracks, sealing joints and painting the walls, floor and corridors of the swimming pool and the wading pool. As a result, the municipal pool will be more attractive and safer for all users.

 

 

Municipality of La Visitation-de-L'Île-Dupas (Website in French only)

 

D'Autray MRC

Non-repayable contribution of $31,500 out of a total investment of $70,000

 

The project involves the renovation of the community centre. The work, which will include providing access to the building and the washroom for persons with reduced mobility, upgrading the main entrance, adding an emergency exit, painting part of the premises, redoing the roof and purchasing new furnishings, will help make the centre more attractive and functional for all the citizens who use its services.

 

 

Club Motoneige régional St-Gabriel de Brandon–Lanaudière (SGBL) inc. (Website in French only)

 

D'Autray MRC

 

Non-repayable contribution of $24,300 out of a total investment of $54,000

 

The project involves expanding a trail to make a series of bike paths. The planned work will include developing the trail so it can be used as a bike path and joining up two existing paths, with a view to making the path more attractive for the entire community.

Les Loisirs de St‑Barthélemy (Berthier) (Website in French only)

 

D'Autray MRC

Non-repayable contribution of $9,345 out of a total investment of $21,620

 

The project aims to upgrade a softball field by rebuilding the backstop, replacing the fence that protects the stands and installing barriers with swing doors to make it easier to access the diamond. These improvements will make the field safer for spectators and players.

 

 


 

Summary




Number of projects:

17

CED contributions: 

$3,210,699

Total investment generated by these projects:

$7,410,069

 

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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


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