Well-appointed and more energy-efficient community centres and a new play structure in Outaouais

Government of Canada supports community projects in several municipalities in the Pontiac RCM

CAMPBELL'S BAY, QC, April 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

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 that 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, William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, announced that the Association récréative de Chapeau, the Municipality of Île-du-Grand-Calumet, the Centre des loisirs de Portage-du-Fort, the Bryson Recreation Association and the Shawville Lions Club have been granted a total of $63,495 in financial assistance, in the form of non‑repayable contributions, to improve community centres and playgrounds.

The funding awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will enable key community stakeholders in Isle-aux-Allumettes, Île-du-Grand-Calumet, Portage-du-Fort, Bryson and Shawville to offer their population modernized infrastructure and install new playground modules for children.

In addition, acting on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada, Mr. Amos announced that the Golden Age Club of Otter Lake is receiving $9,480 for its renovation project. The funding, obtained through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), will allow the club to purchase tables, fix light fixtures and replace two exhaust fans in the kitchen in order to maintain activities for seniors. Since 2004, the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) has funded close to 19,700 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of approximately $417 million.

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"Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program and the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are strengthening our communities across the country, making them even more dynamic and united than ever. I am pleased to see that Pontiac residents will benefit from these projects, which help increase quality of life and create meeting spaces."

William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac

"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting projects such as those by the municipalities and organizations in the Pontiac RCM, which mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities, stimulate economic activity, have a positive impact on the environment and benefit families and the middle class."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"Through the many community-based projects we support each year, the Government of Canada helps seniors across Canada share their knowledge, skills and lived experiences in unique ways. NHSP projects reflect our ongoing commitment to ensure that seniors from coast to coast can be active and prosperous members of their communities."

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada

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BACKGROUNDER

Government of Canada supports community projects in three Pontiac municipalities

William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that the Association récréative de Chapeau, the Municipality of Île-du-Grand-Calumet, the Bryson Recreation Association, the Centre des loisirs de Portage-du-Fort and the Shawville Lions Club have been granted $63,495 in financial assistance, in the form of non-repayable contributions, to improve community centres and a playground.

The contributions were awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150).

 

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Contribution – Investments – Project description

Association récréative de Chapeau

Non-repayable contribution of $31,198 out of a total investment of $72,395

 

The project consists in expanding a playground located in the community park of L'Isle-aux-Allumettes.

 

The project involves the implementation of a new children's play area in the community park. The new installations will include swings, permanent park benches and a sun shelter. This addition to the park will complete the playground facilities already in place.

 

Municipality of Île-du-Grand-Calumet

Non-repayable contribution of $11,986 out of a total investment of $23,972

 

Bordered by the Ottawa River, the Municipality of Île-du-Grand-Calumet belongs to the Pontiac RCM and has 731 inhabitants.

 

The project consists in adding sanitary facilities accessible to persons with reduced mobility on the ground floor of the municipality's community centre and repairing the access ramp and sanitary facilities in the basement.

 

The project will make the Île-du-Grand-Calumet community centre more accessible and reduce water consumption.

 

Association récréative de Bryson Recreation Association

Non-repayable contribution of $9,723 out of a total investment of $19,446

 

The project consists in expanding the Lions park located in Bryson.

 

The project involves the implementation of a new children's play structure. The addition of this equipment will complete the existing play structures in the park.

 

Centre des loisirs de Portage-du-Fort

 

Non-repayable contribution of $7,849 out of a total investment of $15,698

 

Incorporated in 1995, this non-profit organization is a recreation centre where families and groups of all ages can join in outdoor sports and recreational activities in a safe environment.

 

The project involves expanding the playground in the Portage-du-Fort community park and adding a children's playground module to the existing infrastructure.

 

Shawville Lions Club Inc.

Non-repayable contribution of $2,739 out of a total investment of $11,178

 

The Shawville Lions Club is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 1981. From the time of its creation, the club has been working with volunteers to support and deliver a variety of projects in the community. Its mission consists in empowering volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.

 

The project involves the complete renovation of the kitchen in the Shawville Lions Club community centre. The kitchen is a major asset at the centre because it is used for numerous community activities, including local birthday celebrations, fundraising dinners and community suppers. The work will include plumbing, electrical work and fit-up of the premises.

 

 


Summary





Total number of projects:


5

CED contributions:


$63,495

Investments generated by the projects:


$142,689

 

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; Laurent Cardinal, Office of William Amos, Tel.: 613-296-6012, Email: William.amos.c1@parl.gc.ca


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