Expansion and improvement of La Chanterelle community centre in Rimouski
Apr 07, 2017, 10:00 ET
Government of Canada supports the project of the Corporation Les loisirs de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur
RIMOUSKI, QC, April 7, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Key local stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects like the one by the Corporation Les loisirs de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur, which contribute to the strength and vitality of all the regions in Canada.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that the Corporation Les loisirs de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur has been granted $375,000 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to expand and improve the La Chanterelle community centre. The project will ensure the sustainability of the community centre which, once it has been renovated, will benefit residents by contributing to their well-being.
Built in 1972, the La Chanterelle community centre is the main gathering place in the Sacré-Cœur neighbourhood in Rimouski. Residents use it for a variety of recreational, social and family activities. The funding granted under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will help the Corporation Les loisirs de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur expand and upgrade the main hall, kitchen, washrooms and office, and to improve access for persons with limited mobility. The work also includes the creation of a vestibule and meeting room and replacement of the heat exchanger, lighting system, doors and windows.
CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
"By investing in our communities, we are clearly showing that we are committed to fostering sustainable growth and prosperity in Canada. By improving community infrastructure such as the La Chanterelle community centre, we are helping stimulate the vitality of our communities and ensure a higher quality of life for residents of all ages."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"We are honoured and thankful to be able to rely on CED's support for this project. By improving the community centre, we will provide residents with a safe, accessible facility that is tailored to their needs."
Amine Badri, Chair of the Board of Directors, Corporation Les loisirs de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur
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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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