Trois-Rivières families to enjoy improved community spaces for a better quality of life

Government of Canada awards $175,000 to support project by the Corporation pour le développement de l'île Saint-Quentin

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, Sept. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Trois-Rivières families will enjoy safer play spaces for their children and improved areas for socializing and physical activity thanks to $175,000 in funding from the Government of Canada to upgrade the facilities in Parc de l'île Saint-Quentin (website in French only).

The investment was announced today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED.

The funding will go towards building a new tobogganing hill and permanent shelter and buying and installing lights along the trails.

The investment has been granted through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), a $300 million fund that was established to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary through investments in community spaces that bring Canadians together. Up to $63.5M of this amount will be invested in Quebec.

The Corporation pour le développement de l'île Saint-Quentin is a non-profit organization mandated to manage and develop the île Saint-Quentin site, which belongs to the City of Trois-Rivières. Its mission is to provide Trois-Rivières residents and other visitors access to a relaxing green space for recreational and educational outdoor activities.

Quotes

"This investment is part of a community construction project celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary. There is no better way to mark this milestone than to celebrate the places that bring us together—the places that allow us to stay fit, unwind and connect with our friends and neighbours. That is how we establish the bonds of common understanding and friendship in a country where people come from every corner of the world. The values of openness, diversity and inclusion that define all Canadians are forged in our community spaces."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED

"Facilities like those in the Parc de l'île de Saint-Quentin are gathering places that also contribute to our region's reputation. The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help us preserve and improve our community infrastructure so that Canadians and their families can enjoy it for many years to come. I am proud to know that residents of Trois-Rivières and the surrounding areas will benefit from this program."

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice–Champlain and Minister of International Trade

Quick facts

  • Since its creation in 2015, CIP150 has invested nearly $61M in more than 470 projects contributing to the vitality of Quebec's communities.
  • 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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CED — Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

For further information: Karl W. Sasseville, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Tel.: 343-291-2500; Media Relations, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Tel.: 514-283-7443, Email:mailto:media@dec-ced.gc.ca dec.media.ced@canada.ca


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