Renovation of Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu community centre

Government of Canada supports this Montérégie community project

SAINT-ROCH-DE-RICHELIEU, QC, May 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that the Municipality of Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu (website in French only) has been granted $10,000 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to improve the municipal community centre's infrastructure.

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 the one by the Municipality of Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu, which contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

The community centre, a multi-purpose building accessible to all residents, is used by various organizations and individuals for recreational activities, birthday celebrations, family gatherings and other community activities. The Municipality of Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu owns, manages and maintains the centre.

The funding awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will enable the municipality to replace the centre's doors and windows, redo the roof, improve the insulation and restore the protective window grills. The project will make the centre more attractive and functional for all users.

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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"The Government of Canada supports the projects of organizations like the Municipality of Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu, which mobilize and unite our communities and stimulate economic activity in Canada. The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will preserve and improve our community infrastructure so that Canadians and their families can have cultural, sports and recreational experiences for years to come. I am very pleased with this legacy as part of Canada's 150th anniversary."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"We are pleased to be able to rely on CED's support to complete this project. With these renovations, we will contribute to the well-being of Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu residents by providing them with a safe and accessible gathering place."

Claude Pothier, Mayor of Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu

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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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