Four new recreational infrastructure projects in the Lanaudière region

REPENTIGNY, QC, Aug. 29, 2017 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize the importance of having good recreational infrastructure that promotes healthy lifestyles and helps make communities vibrant inclusive places to live. Thanks to government funding, the City of Repentigny and the municipalities of Saint-Charles-Borromée and Crabtree will be able to enjoy new sports infrastructure that will improve their residents' quality of life while contributing to the growth of sporting activities and enduring community prosperity.

Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Lise Thériault, Quebec's Deputy Premier, Minister Responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development, and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region, announced today that the governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest nearly $600,000 in four projects to build and renovate recreational infrastructures in the Lanaudière region. This assistance comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund. The cities and municipalities involved will also contribute nearly $600,000, for a total government-municipal investment of nearly $1.8 million.

This funding will go towards four new acrylic tennis courts with lighting systems at Parc Claudel in the City of Repentigny, and four new tennis courts to replace the older ones in Parc Thifault. The governments of Canada and Quebec, along with the City, will each invest nearly $465,000, for a total of almost $1.4 million.

Elsewhere in the region, residents of the Municipality of Saint-Charles-Borromée will benefit from renovated restroom facilities, along with other infrastructure improvements at Parc Saint-Jean-Bosco, while in Crabtree, the Roch-Lasalle Arena will be renovated.

Quotes

"These investments in recreational infrastructure will help make the Lanaudière Region a place where families can have fun and stay fit. As well as encouraging Repentigny, Saint-Charles-Borromée and Crabtree residents to adopt healthy lifestyles, this work will help bring people together. Our government is proud to support projects that improve the quality of people's lives while laying the groundwork for economic growth and the creation of well-paid middle-class jobs."

Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"In supporting construction and renovation projects like these, we are helping make safe accessible facilities available to local residents, and that municipalities can provide quality infrastructure over the long term. The projects in Repentigny, Saint-Charles-Borromée and Crabtree will enable residents of the Lanaudière region to take part in regular sports and physical activities, which will encourage them to adopt a healthy lifestyle."

Lise Thériault, Deputy Premier, Minister Responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women and Minister Responsible for the Region of Lanaudière, 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.

"Today is a great day for the world of sports in Repentigny. The investments announced by the governments of Canada and Quebec for tennis courts at Thifault Park and Claudel Park reinforces Repentigny's status as a choice tennis destination! Every year, we welcome the world's top players to the Junior Tennis Open. The City of Repentigny maintains a special relationship with this sport, also thereby offering residents the benefit of first-class facilities. "

Chantal Deschamps, Mayor of Repentigny

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.
  • 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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Four new recreational infrastructure projects in the Lanaudière region
Investment of nearly $1.8 million

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

The governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest $595,689 in four sports and community infrastructure projects in the Lanaudière Region. The municipalities will provide the remaining funding for a total government and municipal investment of $1,787,071.

List of projects

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated
Start Date

Repentigny

Development of four illuminated acrylic tennis courts at Parc Claudel

$264,750

$264,750

May 1, 2017

Repentigny

Relocation and redevelopment of four illuminated acrylic tennis courts at Parc Tifault

$198,817

$198,817

May 1, 2017

Saint-Charles-Borromée

Reconstruction of a restroom building and renovation of infrastructures at Parc Saint-Jean-Bosco

$68,333

$68,333

May 1, 2017

Crabtree

Renovation of the Roch Lasalle Arena

$63,789

$63,789

April 10, 2017

 

Associated Links

Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $180 billion infrastructure plan:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/about-invest-apropos-eng.html

Federal investments in infrastructure projects in Quebec: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html

New Building Canada Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html

New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure component—Small Communities Fund: http://www.mamot.gouv.qc.ca/infrastructures/programmes-daide-financiere/nouveau-fonds-chantiers-canada-quebec-volet-fonds-des-petites-collectivites-fpc/

Quebec's 2017-2027 Infrastructure Plan:
https://www.tresor.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/PDF/budget_depenses/17-18/infrastructuresPubliquesQuebec.pdf

 

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SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For further information: Contacts: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-219-0149; Marie B. Deschamps, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Minister of Families and Minister Responsible for the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region, 418-644-0664; Clémence Beaulieu Gendron, Press Secretary of the Deputy Premier, Minister Responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women and Minister Responsible for the Region of Lanaudière, 418-691-5650; For information: Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll-free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: infc.media.infc@canada.ca, Twitter: @INFC_fra, Website: Infrastructure Canada; Pierre-Luc Lévesque, Communications Branch, Department of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy and Department of Public Security, 418-646-6777, ext. 3746

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