Abitibi-Témiscamingue and La Jamésie families to enjoy improved community spaces for a better quality of life

Government of Canada invests more than $3.1M to support 25 community infrastructure improvement projects

VAL-D'OR, QC, Aug. 25, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Abitibi-Témiscamingue and La Jamésie families will be able to enjoy improved recreational spaces and modern community facilities thanks to an investment of more than $3.1M by the Government of Canada. The funding will generate over $7.4M in related investments from other partners, such as non-profit organizations and municipalities.

The contributions were announced today by David Lametti, Member of Parliament for LaSalle–Émard–Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.

The funding for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue communities will support 25 projects, from bike paths and hiking trails to community centres, pools and arenas.

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

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"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

"The funding we are providing for our communities clearly reflects our commitment to fostering sustainable growth and prosperity in Canada. By upgrading community infrastructure, as these great projects aim to do, we are enhancing the vitality of our communities and helping ensure a high quality of life for residents of all ages."

The Honourable David Lametti, Member of Parliament for LaSalle–Émard–Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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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Backgrounder

Abitibi-Témiscamingue and La Jamésie families will be able to enjoy improved recreational spaces and modern community facilities thanks to an investment of more than $3.1M by the Government of Canada. The funding will generate over $7.4M in related investments from other partners, such as non-profit organizations and municipalities.

The contributions were announced today by David Lametti, Member of Parliament for LaSalle–Émard–Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.

The funding was awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150).

 

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Contribution – Investments – Project description

Municipality of Saint-Félix-de-Dalquier (in French only)

Abitibi RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $500,000 out of a total investment of $1,500,000

 

The project consists in renovating the local arena of the Municipality of Saint-Félix-de-Dalquier. More specifically, the project involves expanding the building, replacing the boards and rink-side glass panels, installing stands, and insulating and recladding the building.

 

Club Lions d'Amos Inc. (in French only)

 

Abitibi RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $436,321 out of a total investment of $872,642

 

The project consists in upgrading the playground in Parc Lions d'Amos. The work includes levelling and paving the ground; adding lighting, a pavilion, fixed benches and garbage cans, sod and signage; and buying and installing play modules.

 

Municipality of Sainte-Gertrude-Manneville (in French only)

Abitibi RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $43,693 out of a total investment of $87,386

 

The project consists in renovating the community centre in the Municipality of Sainte-Gertrude-Manneville. The work includes recladding and insulating the building, installing a structural beam and changing the heating system.

 

Municipality of La Corne (in French only)

Abitibi RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $30,786 out of a total investment of $61,571

 

The project consists in renovating the local arena in La Corne. More specifically, the work involves renovating the inside of the building that houses the arena and replacing the asphalt slab with a concrete slab made of 50% recycled materials.

Town of Macamic (in French only)

Abitibi-Ouest RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $389,823 out of a total investment of $779,645

 

The project consists in upgrading the Municipality of Macamic's local arena. The work includes expanding the building, installing an elevator and renovating the existing community space adjacent to the Centre Joachim-Tremblay (arena).

 

Club des 50 plus La Sarre (in French only)

 

Abitibi-Ouest RCM 

Non-repayable contribution of $196,510 out of a total investment of $393,020

 

The project consists in rehabilitating the Centre Saint-André. The work involves renovating the building; repairing the roof; and replacing the windows, doors and heating and ventilation system.

 

Centre récréatif de Dupuy (in French only)

Abitibi-Ouest RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $41,559 out of a total investment of $83,118

 

The project consists in upgrading the Centre récréatif de Dupuy arena. The work includes replacing the lighting and dehumidifying systems inside the arena.

 

Club de l'âge d'or de Boulé

 

Abitibi-Ouest RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $25,000 out of a total investment of $50,000

 

The project consists in rehabilitating the Club de l'âge d'or de Boulé community centre. The work involves renovating and insulating the building, and redoing part of the exterior cladding. Work on the inside of the building includes refurbishing the community centre's floor and making changes to the stairways and entrance doors.

 

Municipality of Taschereau (in French only)

 

Abitibi-Ouest RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $17,846 out of a total investment of $35,692

 

The project consists in upgrading the arena in the Taschereau recreation centre. The work involves replacing the lighting system inside the arena.

 

Town of Duparquet

(in French only)

 

Abitibi-Ouest RCM 

Non-repayable contribution of $17,262 out of a total investment of $38,724

 

The project consists in upgrading the Duparquet community centre. The work involves replacing the air conditioning and heating systems inside the building.

 

Town of Matagami

(in French only)

 

Jamésie RCM

 

Non-repayable contribution of $50,151 out of a total investment of $129,302

 

The project consists in improving Matagami's civic centre. The work involves replacing the building's air-conditioning, lighting and heating systems.

 

Native Friendship Centre of Senneterre 

 

La Vallée-de-l'Or RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $273,003 out of a total investment of $545,953

 

The project consists in improving the community centre, Chalet Shabogamak. The work involves demolishing it and rebuilding it in the same location.

 

Val-d'Or Native Friendship Centre Inc.

 

La Vallée-de-l'Or RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $94,494 out of a total investment of $372,138

 

The project consists in developing the park on the Kinawit cultural site. The work involves revitalizing green spaces and naturalizing trails and the shoreline.

United Township Municipality of Latulipe-et-Gaboury

(in French only)

Témiscamingue RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $178,775 out of a total investment of $715,059

 

The project consists in improving the community centre in the United Township Municipality of Latulipe-et-Gaboury. More specifically the project involves renovating the building. The work includes reroofing the building, strengthening the structure and foundation, putting in new insulation, installing a better heating system and modifying the accesses for persons with reduced mobility. Inside the building, the kitchen and washroom will be renovated.

 

Municipality of Laverlochère

(in French only)

Témiscamingue RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $129,383 out of a total investment of $258,765

 

The project consists in improving the Municipality of Laverlochère community centre. More specifically, the project involves renovating the building. The work includes putting up a new roof, refreshing the exterior walls, replacing the windows, and changing the balconies and stairways. Inside the building, the work includes renovation and modification of the building's first floor and a structural strength assessment to provide the community centre with a large multi-purpose hall.

 

Club nautique Témis

Témiscamingue RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $92,358 out of a total investment of $184,716

 

The project consists in improving shoreline infrastructure. The work involved in making the location more attractive and safer includes the installation of floating docks, gangways, access doors and fixed benches, and the addition of a warehouse for nautical equipment.

 

Centre multifonctionnel de l'Est témiscamien

Témiscamingue RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $29,360 out of a total investment of $64,720

 

The project consists in renovating the community centre, namely the Centre multifonctionnel de l'Est témiscamien. More specifically, the work involves renovating the building and includes insulating the building; finishing the walls, ceiling and roof; installing new doors, a heating/ventilation system and a boiler; and replacing the electrical and plumbing system and the washroom.

 

Guérin en Santé

Témiscamingue RCM 

Non-repayable contribution of $20,236 out of a total investment of $50,000

 

The project consists in refurbishing the Guérin ball field. The work involves upgrading the ball field, stands and dugouts; adding fences; and buying and installing protective netting.

 

Township Municipality of Guérin (in French only)

Témiscamingue RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $13,437 out of a total investment of $29,211

 

The project consists in repairing the community centre roof in the Township Municipality of Guérin.

 

Municipality of Saint-Bruno-de-Guigues (in French only)

Témiscamingue RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $12,033 out of a total investment of $24,066

 

The project consists in upgrading the local arena of the Municipality of Saint-Bruno-de-Guigues. This involves installing a dehumidifier in the arena to solve condensation problems between the roof and the reflective ceiling.

 

Comité récréatif de Guigues

 

Témiscamingue RCM 

Non-repayable contribution of $10,961 out of a total investment of $36,622

 

The project consists in refurbishing the playground. The work includes removing the existing play modules and replacing them with new ones featuring swings and a see-saw.

   

Récré-Eau des Quinzes

Témiscamingue RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $3,780 out of a total investment of $14,730

 

The project consists in refurbishing the existing infrastructure in the Récré-eau des Quinze regional park. The work involves repairing a lookout and the large footbridge, and replacing two stairways.

 

Municipality of Rémigny (in French only)

Témiscamingue RCM

Non-repayable contribution of $4,958 out of a total investment of $13,772

 

The project consists in renovating the Municipality of Rémigny community centre. The work involves changing the flooring in the community centre.

Conseil de la Première Nation Abitibiwinni (in French only)

 

Abitibi Indian Reserve #70 and Pikogan

 

Non-repayable contribution of $68,965 out of a total investment of $91,953

 

The project consists in renovating the former Pikogan church. The work involves refurbishing the roof, replacing the door and windows and repairing the ceiling.

Timiskaming First Nation 

 

Timiskaming Reserve

 

Non-repayable contribution of $500,000 out of a total investment of $1,000,000

 

The project consists in upgrading the Timiskaming community arena. The work includes installing a synthetic ice system, adding two locker rooms and buying a grooming machine.

 

 

Summary

 

Number of projects:

25

CED contributions:

$3,182,748

Total investments generated by these projects:

$7,432,805

 

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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