Refurbishment and expansion of the network of floating docks and landing stages at the Club de Yacht de Matane

Government of Canada supports project of Bas-Saint-Laurent organization

MATANE, QC, May 24, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Key local stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects such as the one by the Club de Yacht de Matane, 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 CED, Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia, announced that the Club de Yacht de Matane (website in French only) has been granted $120,059 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, for the refurbishment and expansion of the marina's network of floating docks and landing stages (pontoons).

With its landing stages and terrace, the Matane marina welcomes visitors daily from June to September and plays a key role in the City of Matane's local economy. The funding was awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), under the theme "Proud of our parks, trails and watercourses." This investment will help the Club de Yacht de Matane replace the floating wood pontoons in 48 current locations with new galvanized steel landing stages and add another 10 to create new spots for visitors. The project will help preserve and improve the quality of the Matane marina, allowing it to welcome a greater number of recreational boaters and visitors.

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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"I am pleased about this major investment in the Matane marina's improvement project. The Government of Canada continues to strengthen the economy of the City of Matane and to ensure a high quality of life for residents of all ages."

Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia

"The Club de Yacht de Matane plays a key role in the local economy and is a gathering place for residents. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects like the one by the Club de Yacht de Matane, which strengthen the economy and unite our communities."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"The Club de Yacht de Matane and the marina are very important for recreational boaters and for the entire City of Matane. Canada Economic Development's contribution is a very significant investment that will enable the marina to welcome even more visitors, who will be contributing to the economic development of our community."

Steven Grant, President of the Club de Yacht de Matane

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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; Antoine Rivard-Déziel, Office of MP Rémi Massé, Avignon-La Mitis-Matane-Matapédia, Tel.: 418-364-6254, Email: Remi.Masse.1B@parl.gc.ca


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