Renovation of the Branch 130 - Victor Côté community centre

The Government of Canada is providing funding for the renovation of the Royal Canadian Legion building in Matane

MATANE, QC, May 25, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

For a long time, key community players have been asking for a real and lasting way to improve community and recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to support projects such as the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 130 –Victor Côté, Matane (hereinafter referred to as "the Legion") project, which contribute to the vitality and vibrancy of all regions of the country.

Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that the Legion would receive a non‑repayable contribution of $12,500 to renovate the Branch 130 – Victor Côté community centre.

The Legion is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 1948 under the Act to Incorporate the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Services League. The organization's mission is to help veterans and their dependents, support active service members and be involved in the local and regional communities.

The funding provided under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) will be used to repair the roof, doors and windows, and replace the exterior siding. These renovations will help ensure the sustainability of the Branch 130 – Victor Côté community centre, which was built in 1968.

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 proud to see that the people of Matane will benefit from the renovation of the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. I know that this is an important meeting place for the public and our veterans."

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

"The Government of Canada supports projects which, like the Legion project, engage and unite our communities, but also, generally speaking, stimulate economic activity throughout our country. Community and recreational infrastructure such as the Branch 130 – Victor Côté community centre are perfect examples of meeting places that our government is proud to support. Today, just like 150 years ago, the spirit of openness helps build strong communities. Places such as this allow us to better discover our differences and appreciate the many cultures that vitalize our country."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"The Branch 130 – Victor Côté community centre is the preferred meeting place for our members and the people of Matane. CED's support is very important for our communities, which will be able to take advantage of the renovated infrastructure."

Maurice Gauthier, President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 130 – Victor Côté, 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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