Canada and Quebec support the construction of a new sports complex in Sainte-Adèle and four recreational facilities in the Laurentides Region

SAINTE-ADÈLE, QC, July 20, 2017 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize the importance of having good recreational infrastructure that encourages healthy lifestyles and helps make communities vibrant, inclusive places to live. Thanks to joint government funding, the cities of Sainte-Adèle, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac and Prévost, and the municipalities of Saint-Hippolyte and Saint-Aimé-du-Lac-des-Îles will benefit from new recreational facilities that will enhance residents' quality of life while contributing to the growth of sporting activities and enduring community prosperity.

David Graham, Member of Parliament for Laurentides‒Labelle, and Yves St-Denis, Member of the National Assembly for Argenteuil, today announced that the governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest nearly $14.7 million in five projects to build and renovate recreational facilities in the Laurentides region. This financial support comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund. The cities and municipalities involved will also contribute nearly $14.7 million, for a total government-municipal investment of over $44 million.

In the City of Sainte-Adèle, a new sports complex will be built next to the Augustin-Norbert-Morin High School including a semi-Olympic-size pool and leisure pool, two ice surfaces, change rooms and mezzanines. Each government, as well as the Regional County Municipal County of les Pays-d'en-Haut RCM, will invest a total of over $32.4 million.

Elsewhere in the region, residents of the City of Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac will benefit from a new indoor aquatic centre. In the Municipality of Saint-Hippolyte, a new community centre will be built. For its part, the City of Prévost will build an artificial-turf soccer pitch, and the Municipality of Saint-Aimé-du-Lac-des-Îles will construct a multi-purpose outdoor skating rink.  


"Recreational and community facilities help make our communities places where families can have fun and come together. In addition to helping residents maintain a healthy lifestyle, they have a unifying effect that will contribute to the development of the Laurentides region for generations to come. Our government is proud to be making investments that are improving the quality of people's lives while contributing to economic growth and the creation of well-paid middle-class jobs."

David Graham, Member of Parliament for Laurentides-Labelle, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"In supporting construction and renovation projects like these, we are demonstrating our commitment to making safe and accessible facilities available to local residents and helping municipalities maintain the quality and durability of their infrastructure. The projects in Sainte-Adèle, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Saint-Hippolyte, Prévost and Saint-Aimé-du-Lac-des-Îles will enable residents of the Laurentides region to take part in regular sports and physical activities, which will encourage them to adopt a physically active lifestyle."

Yves St-Denis, MNA for Argenteuil, on behalf of the Honourable Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Minister of Families, and Minister Responsible for the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region

"We are extremely pleased with the support being provided by the governments of Canada and Quebec for the construction of a sports complex in Sainte-Adèle. Today marks the beginning of the realization of a long-term project that is very close to our hearts. We are delighted to finally be able to announce to residents that they will soon have access to modern sports infrastructure that will allow the entire Pays-d'en-Haut RCM community to get moving and take part in their favorite activities. This project is a great source of pride for Sainte-Adèle and the surrounding municipalities."

Robert Milot, Mayor of Sainte-Adèle

Quick Facts

  • The Small Communities Fund is a joint federal-provincial program coordinated by Infrastructure Canada, in partnership with the provinces and territories. In Quebec, the Fund is administered by the Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy. The goal of this program is to provide financial support to Canadian municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents to develop infrastructure that can enhance their cultural, sports, recreational, and tourism assets or safeguard public assets.
  • The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
  • The Government of Canada's Budget 2017 allocates $21.9 billion to support social infrastructure in Canadian communities.
  • Quebec's 2017-2027 Infrastructure Plan calls for $7 billion in investments in municipal infrastructure under the Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy. When combined with contributions from the Government of Canada and municipalities, this means $15 billion will be invested in municipal infrastructure in Quebec over the next 10 years.

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Canada and Quebec support the construction of a new sports complex in Saint-Adèle and the development of four recreational facilities in the Laurentides region
Investment of more than $44 million

New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure component—Small Communities Fund

The governments of Canada and Quebec are each investing $14,696,897 in five recreational infrastructure projects in the Laurentides region. The municipalities will provide the remaining funding for a total government and municipal investment of $44,090,696.

List of projects


Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date


Construction of a sports complex



October 16, 2017


Construction of an indoor aquatic complex



May 1st, 2017


Construction of a community centre



June 15, 2017


Development of a synthetic soccer field



September 30, 2017


Construction of a multipurpose outdoor skating rink



June 1st, 2017


SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For further information: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613 219-0149; Karine Rivard, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Families, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Minister Responsible for the Gaspésie--Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region, 418 644-0664; Mélanie Cayer, Political Attaché, Office of the MNA for Argenteuil, 450-562-0785, Infrastructure Canada, 613 960-9251, Toll free: 1 877 250-7154, E-mail:, Twitter: @INFC_eng, Website: Infrastructure Canada; Pierre-Luc Lévesque, Communications, Department of Municipal Affairs, Land Occupancy, and Public Security, 418 646-6777, ext. 3746


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