Assistance from the Government of Canada for the renovation of the Samuel-Gagnon arena

Municipality of Saint-Bruno receives $250,000 in financial assistance for its project

SAINT-BRUNO, QC, Aug. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - [Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)] - Key community stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to support projects, such as the one by the Municipality of Saint-Bruno, that contribute to the vitality and vibrancy of all regions of the country.

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that the Municipality of Saint-Bruno (website in French only) would receive $250,000 in funding, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to renovate the Samuel-Gagnon municipal arena.

Built in 1975, the Samuel-Gagnon sports centre is owned by the municipality and includes an arena that is open and accessible to the entire population. Funding awarded under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will allow the municipality to replace the boards and bay windows, upgrade the dressing rooms, install a reflective canvas on the ceiling, repair the roof, add a dehumidifier and replace the lighting and the PA system.


"Through this financial assistance, Saint-Bruno residents will benefit from a fully revamped and even more enjoyable arena. Projects like this are essential to ensuring that our municipalities are able to provide their residents with quality services and a dynamic living environment."                 

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie

"The Government of Canada supports projects by organizations such as the Municipality of Saint-Bruno that mobilize and unite our communities. The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help maintain and upgrade our community infrastructure so that Canadians and their families will be able to enjoy cultural, sports, recreational and leisure activities for many years to come. I am proud of this legacy of Canada's 150th anniversary."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"We are pleased to obtain CED's support for the renovation of our sports centre, which contributes to the quality of life of the entire community and allows us to affirm that, living in St. Bruno, we are 'right in the heart of the region.'"

Magella Duchesne, Deputy Mayor of St. Bruno

Quick facts

  • Since its creation in 2015, the CIP 150 has provided almost $13M for over 450 projects aimed at supporting the vitality of Quebec 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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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

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