New Carlisle arena to get a new multi-sport surface and refrigeration system

Government of Canada supports Commission des loisirs de New Carlisle community project

NEW CARLISLE, QC, May 23, 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, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, announced that the Commission des loisirs de New Carlisle Inc. has been granted $256,216 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to improve and renovate the Municipality of New Carlisle's arena.  

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 this one by the Commission des loisirs de New Carlisle, which contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

Created in 1998 for community and recreational purposes, the Commission des loisirs de New Carlisle is a non-profit organization whose main mission is to encourage and promote sports, particularly curling. For many years, the Commission des loisirs de New Carlisle has been managing the New Carlisle arena, organizing many types of activities accessible to all residents.

The funding awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), will help the Commission des loisirs de New Carlisle replace the lighting, level the main concrete floor and install a refrigeration system and a multi-sport surface for indoor sports such as volleyball, football, basketball, tennis and badminton.

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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"Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, we are strengthening our communities across the country, making them more vibrant and united. I am pleased to see that residents here in New Carlisle will get to enjoy modernized infrastructure."

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine

"The Government of Canada supports projects like this one by the Commission des loisirs de New Carlisle, which mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities, stimulate economic activity, have a positive impact on the health of seniors, 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


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