Improved bike path in Waterloo

Government of Canada supports community project by Tourisme Waterloo des Cantons de l'Est

WATERLOO, QC, June 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, Pierre Breton, Member of Parliament for Shefford, announced that Tourisme Waterloo des Cantons de l'Est (website in French only) has been granted $112,500 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, for the restoration and enhancement of the bike path that runs through the Town of Waterloo.

Key local stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure. As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, the Government of Canada is proud to support projects like the one by Tourisme Waterloo des Cantons de l'Est, which contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

Tourisme Waterloo des Cantons de l'Est (TWC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and revitalize downtown Waterloo and develop its tourist attractions. In addition to managing a bike path and a tourism information booth, TWC ensures the revitalization of the downtown core and organizes various activities for the community.

The funding awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will enable Tourisme Waterloo des Cantons de l'Est to repave some of the bike path sections, shift the path in certain spots, improve the lighting and install some fixed urban furniture.

CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Quotes

"I am very pleased about CED's support for Tourisme Waterloo des Cantons de l'Est, whose contribution to the vitality of the municipality is undeniable. Its mission is critical to maintaining a healthy environment that fosters the well-being of the entire community."

Pierre Breton, Member of Parliament for Shefford

"The Government of Canada supports the projects of organizations like Tourisme Waterloo des Cantons de l'Est, which mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities, stimulate economic activity and benefit families and the middle class."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

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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; Office of Member of Parliament Pierre Breton, Etienne Couture, 450-378-3221


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