Families in the Maria-Chapdelaine MRC will benefit from upgraded community spaces that contribute to a better quality of life

The Government of Canada invests almost $700,000 in eight upgrade projects

PÉRIBONKA, QC, Aug. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - [Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)] - Almost $700,000 in financial assistance from the Government of Canada will allow families in the Maria‑Chapdelaine MRC to benefit from upgraded recreational spaces and modern community facilities. The funding will generate over $1.6M in related investments by other partners, such as non‑profit organizations and municipalities.

These non-repayable contributions were announced today by David Lametti, MP for LaSalle—Émard—Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Navdeep Bains.

The eight recipients are as follows: the Corporation de soutien économique de Péribonka, the Municipality of Saint-Thomas-Didyme, the Municipality of Saint-Eugène-d'Argentenay, the Association de développement de St-Eugène, the Municipality of Albanel, Groupe sportif Rivière-aux-Rats Inc., the Municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette and the Coopérative de solidarité du Lac-à-Jim.

This investment was made through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) , a $300M fund set up to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary by investing in community spaces that bring Canadians together. Up to $63.5M of this funding will be spent in Quebec.

Quotes
"Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, we are strengthening our communities across the country, making them even more vibrant and united. I am pleased to see that the residents here in the Maria-Chapdelaine MRC will be able to benefit from modern community facilities tailored to their needs."

David Lametti, MP for LaSalle—Émard—Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

"The Government of Canada supports organizations whose projects not only mobilize and unite our communities but also, on a broader level, boost economic activity in Canada. Community and recreational infrastructure like the infrastructure targeted by today's announcement are perfect examples of meeting places. It is at meeting places such as these that we can better discover our differences and appreciate the many cultures that vitalize our country."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

Quick facts

  • Since its creation in 2015, CIP 150 has provided almost $13M for over 450 projects targeting the enhancement of the vitality of communities in Quebec.
  • CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

For more information about the eight projects, see the attached backgrounder.

Backgrounder

Almost $700,000 in financial assistance from the Government of Canada will allow families in the Maria‑Chapdelaine MRC to benefit from upgraded recreational spaces and modern community facilities. The funding will generate over $1.6M in related investments by other partners, such as non‑profit organizations and municipalities.

These non-repayable contributions were announced today by David Lametti, MP for LaSalle — Émard — Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Navdeep Bains.

This investment was made through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

 



Proponent

Contribution – Investment – Description of the project

Corporation de soutien économique de Péribonka

Non-repayable contribution of $323,167 out of a total investment of $873,000




The project involves upgrading community docks, replacing decking and renovating the harbour master's office. CED's contribution will cover all the costs, except those associated with docks reserved for seasonal users.




The Corporation de soutien économique de Péribonka is a non-profit organization that contributes to the establishment and implementation of the Péribonka tourism development plan, which includes the enhancement of tourist services.



Municipality of Saint-Thomas-Didyme

Non-repayable contribution of $181,171 out of a total investment of $365,342




The project involves rehabilitating and modernizing the municipal building, and making the hall more functional. CED's contribution will cover all the costs, except those associated with the acquisition of chairs and the purchase and planting of vegetation.




In this project, the municipality will renovate a building that serves as the sole community hall for the population. The hall can accommodate up to 200 people and can be rented out, at a nominal fee, for various events.



Municipality of Saint-Eugène-d'Argentenay

Non-repayable contribution of $78,741 out of a total investment of $157,481




The project involves renovating the exterior of the Saint-Eugène-d'Argentenay community centre. CED's contribution will target all of the project costs.




The three-storey building has two community halls that can be rented out for various events. Members of the population visit the site on a daily basis, either to get together or to take part in various activities.



Association de développement de St-Eugène (A.D.S.)

Non-repayable contribution of $64,869 out of a total investment of $130,599




The project involves setting up various water park modules, laying down asphalt in the parking lot and installing anchored park modules. CED's contribution will cover all of the capital assets provided for in the project.




The Association de développement de St-Eugène (A.D.S) is a non-profit organization that develops projects in co-operation with elected municipal officials, taking into account the community's various social, economic, cultural and recreational aspects. The client's activities rely on the participation of community volunteers.



Municipality of Albanel

Non-repayable contribution of $18,200 out of a total investment of $36,400




The project involves renovating the roof of the community building and setting up a new folding wall inside the building. CED's contribution will target all of the project costs.




Albanel is a municipality located north-west of Lac St-Jean with a population of 2,225 people. The municipal building houses a community hall that can accommodate up to 300 people.



Groupe sportif Rivière-aux-Rats Inc.

Non-repayable contribution of $10,698 out of a total investment of $21,395




The project involves the installation of a floating dock, the addition of boardwalks along the trails leading to the lakes and fishing site, and the construction of a shelter to facilitate access to nautical equipment. CED's contribution will target all of the project costs.




Groupe sportif Rivière-aux-Rats is a non-profit organization with a mission to ensure wildlife management, harvesting and conservation and to facilitate access to the area for users wishing to take part in recreational activities in the Rivière-aux-Rats ZEC.



Municipality of Notre-Dame-De-Lorette

Non-repayable contribution of $7,908 out of a total investment of $15,816




The project involves replacing the front door of the community building and renovating the landing and stairs. CED's contribution will target all of the project costs.




The building belongs to the municipality and has always been used for community activities. It serves as a community centre and a municipal library. It also has a community gym and rooms that can be rented out.



Coopérative de solidarité du Lac-à-Jim

Non-repayable contribution of $5,500 out of a total investment of $11,000




The project includes setting up children's playground modules and a petanque pitch, and rehabilitating a mini-golf course. CED's contribution will target all of the project costs.




The Coopérative de solidarité du Lac-à-Jim, a non-profit organization, was set up in 2011 to manage and run the recreational/tourism facilities at the Lac-à-Jim tourism complex located in Saint-Thomas-Didyme.



Summary:





Number of projects:

8


CED contributions:

$690,254


Total investment generated by these projects:

$1,611,033

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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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