Mirabel families to benefit from upgraded community spaces that support a better quality of life

Government of Canada provides $500,000 in funding to support the bathing pool project in Bois de Belle‑Rivière regional park

MIRABEL, QC, Sept. 13, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

With the help of $500,000 in Government of Canada funding, Mirabel families will enjoy safer places for their children to play and upgraded sites for socializing and participating in physical activities.

The funding was announced today by Linda Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED.

This financial assistance will be used to upgrade the bathing pool in Bois de Belle-Rivière regional park (site in French only). The project involves excavation, back filling, formwork, and reinforcement and concrete work, along with electrical, plumbing, ventilation and water treatment work, and painting. It also includes the acquisition and installation of fixed pool equipment.

This investment was made through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150), a $300 million fund set up to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary by investing in community spaces that bring Canadians together.

Quotes

"This investment targets a community building project to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. And what better way to mark this milestone than by celebrating the places that bring us together—the places that allow us to stay fit, unwind and connect with our friends and neighbours. That's how we establish the bonds of common understanding and friendship in a country where people come from every corner of the world. The values of openness, diversity and inclusion that define all Canadians are forged in our community spaces."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED

"Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, we are strengthening our communities across the country, making them even more vibrant and united. I am pleased to see that the residents of Mirabel and the surrounding regions, along with visitors to Bois de Belle-Rivière regional park, will be able to benefit from the rehabilitation of the bathing pool."

Linda Lapointe, MP for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles

"Ever since it acquired the Bois de Belle-Rivière in 1997, the City of Mirabel has been continuously upgrading the site in order to provide the people of Mirabel and the surrounding region with a unique space where visitors can participate in a range of outdoor activities in the heart of an exceptional environment in one of Quebec's most beautiful forested areas. The rehabilitation of the park's pool reflects this objective."

Jean Bouchard, Mayor of Mirabel

Quick facts

  • Since its creation in 2015, the CIP 150 has provided almost $61M in funding for over 470 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.

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CED – Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

For further information: Karl W. Sasseville, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Tel.: 343-291-2500; Media relations, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Tel.: 514-283-7443, Email: dec.media.ced@canada.ca


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