New sewing equipment, new play structures, refurbishment of sport fields and improvement of a sports complex in Outaouais

Government of Canada supports community projects in three Pontiac municipalities

GRACEFIELD, QC, April 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

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 those by the four community organizations, which contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, announced that the Camp des Bouleaux, the Comité des loisirs et de la culture de Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau, the Centre récréatif de Wakefield and the Coopérative de solidarité en loisirs de La Pêche have been granted a total of $128,706 in financial assistance, in the form of non-repayable contributions, to improve playground and sports facility equipment and a sports complex.

The funding awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will enable key community stakeholders in Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau, La Pêche and Grand-Remous to install new playground modules, develop a sports field and upgrade a skating rink cooling system.

In addition, Mr. Amos, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada, announced that the Club FADOQ in Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau is receiving $8,729 for their project Tisser et Coudre sa Vie au Fil du Temps.

The funds, obtained through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), will allow the organization to purchase sewing equipment, sewing machines, embroidery machine and related equipment to provide new training to seniors in the area. Since 2004, the NHSP has funded close to 19,700 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of approximately $417 million.

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"Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program and the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are strengthening communities across the country, making them even more dynamic and united than ever. I am happy to see that the residents of La Pêche, Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau and Grand-Remous will benefit from these projects, which help enhance quality of life and create gathering places."

William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac

"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the projects of organizations like the Centre récréatif de Wakefield, the Comité des loisirs et de la culture de Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau, the Camp des Bouleaux and the Coopérative de solidarité en loisirs de La Pêche, 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

"Through the many community-based projects we support each year, the Government of Canada helps seniors across Canada share their knowledge, skills and lived experiences in unique ways. NHSP projects reflect our ongoing commitment to ensure that seniors from coast to coast can be active and prosperous members of their communities."

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada

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Backgrounder

Government of Canada supports community infrastructure projects of three Pontiac municipalities 

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, announced that the Centre récréatif de Wakefield, the Comité des loisirs et de la culture de Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau, the Camp des Bouleaux and the Coopérative de solidarité en loisirs de La Pêche have been granted $128,706 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to improve playground and sports facility equipment and a sports complex.

The funding has been granted under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150).

 

Promoter

Contribution — Investment – Project description

Camp des Bouleaux of the Association d'Églises Baptistes Évangéliques au Québec (in French only)

 

Non-repayable contribution of $75,000 out of a total investment of $150,000

 

Incorporated in 1995, this non-profit organization is an outdoor centre for children, families and groups of all ages which offers lectures, training, sports and art and outdoor activities, as well as summer camp.

 

The purpose of the project is to improve the sports field at Camp des Bouleaux in Grand-Remous. More specifically, the project involves installing a roof over the playing field, building and installing two sets of bleachers and building an adjacent boardwalk. The work will enhance the existing infrastructure and make the sports field at the Camp des Bouleaux in Grand-Remous more accessible.

 

The Camp des Bouleaux's facilities are unique in the region. There is no other similar infrastructure in the municipality of Grand-Remous or in the neighbouring municipalities.

Comité des loisirs et de la culture de Sainte-Thérèse de Gatineau inc. (in French only)

 

Non-repayable contribution of $26,925 out of a total investment of $59,175

 

The Comité des loisirs et de la culture de Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gatineau inc. is a non-profit organization mandated to improve quality of life for the community's children and residents. The committee has been operating for over 17 years and managing the playground for more than 10 years.

 

The project will improve the playground in the École Laval schoolyard in Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gatineau. The project involves adding playground modules for children 18 months to five years of age and developing the site.

 

The land belongs to the Commission scolaire des Hauts-Bois-de-l'Outaouais. The playground is maintained jointly by the municipality and the committee.

Centre Wakefield La Pêche

Non-repayable contribution of $17,957 out of a total investment of $35,913

 

The Centre récréatif de Wakefield is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1979. Since its establishment, the organization has been promoting the health of community members through sports and physical activity. The centre organizes a variety of events every year at Bill Gonzalez park, including Canada Day and winter carnival, and maintains the park in conjunction with the Municipality of La Pêche.

 

The purpose of the project is to improve Bill Gonzalez park in the Municipality of La Pêche. This involves adding a few playground modules for children and outdoor furnishings (tables and benches), as well as developing the site to make it more attractive for users.

Coopérative de solidarité en loisirs de La Pêche

 

Non-repayable contribution of $8,824 out of a total investment of $17,648

 

The Coopérative de solidarité en loisirs de La Pêche, incorporated in 2003, owns and manages the Complexe sportif de La Pêche, located in La Pêche, in Les-Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM. The sports complex offers many activities, including ice hockey, figure skating and curling.

 

The project will help the Coopérative de solidarité en loisirs de La Pêche provide residents with an improved sports complex for sports and community activities. More specifically, the project includes upgrading the skating rink cooling system.

 

Summary


Total number of projects:    

4



CED contributions:

$128,706



Investments generated by the projects: 

$262,736

 

SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

For further information: Source: Media Relations, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Tel.: 514-283-7443, Email: dec.media.ced@canada.ca; Laurent Cardinal, Office of William Amos, 613-296-6012, William.amos.c1@parl.gc.ca


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