Restoration of the Saint-Odilon-de-Cranbourne ballfield

Government of Canada supports OTJ de St-Odilon community project

SAINT-ODILON-DE-CRANBOURNE, QC, May 20, 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 this one by the OTJ de St-Odilon, which contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that the OTJ de St-Odilon, solidarity cooperative (website in French only) has been granted $49,573 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to upgrade the municipality's ballfield.

Incorporated in 1976, the OTJ de St-Odilon, a non-profit organization, organizes, encourages and follows up on sports and recreational activities in the municipality. It also runs day camps for children and organizes an annual agricultural and forestry exhibition and a recreational festival.

The funding awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) helped the OTJ de St-Odilon to remove the existing stone dust, resurface the playing field to improve drainage, lay new sod and cover the infield and the warning track with quality packed dirt. Protective netting installed at the end of the outfield will protect the soccer players in the adjacent field.

CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada supports projects such as this one by the OTJ de St-Odilon, which mobilize and unite our communities and stimulate economic activity in Canada. Community and recreational infrastructure, like the ballfield in St-Odilon-de-Cranbourne, are perfect examples of gathering places. I commend the work of everyone who contributed to this project."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"We are pleased about CED's assistance in modernizing our ballfield, which will now be safer and more functional, and therefore more inviting for sports activities. This will benefit the entire population of St-Odilon!"

Frédéric Brousseau, President, OTJ de St-Odilon

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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:mailto:media@dec-ced.gc.ca


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