Government of Canada invests nearly $53,000 in this community project
LA MALBAIE, QC, Aug. 27, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
As a result of an investment of $52,750 by the Government of Canada, La Malbaie families will benefit from upgraded spaces where they can enjoy the outdoors, learn about their region's natural environment and engage in physical activity.
This funding was announced today by the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED.
The funding will enable the Centre écologique de Port-au-Saumon to optimize their marine organism interpretive site, mainly by building a pavilion, upgrading the access road, constructing new basins and an access ramp, and completing plumbing and electrical work.
Founded in 1968, the Centre écologique de Port-au-Saumon (CEPAS) is an NPO whose mission is to promote knowledge of natural science and respect for the natural environment among both young people and members of the general public who are interested in the environment.
CEPAS is recognized by UNESCO as the core of the Charlevoix World Biosphere Reserve. Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park officials also consider it to be a discovery site.
This investment was made through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), a $300M fund set up to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary by investing in community spaces that bring Canadians together.
"This investment is a community-building project to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. There's no better way to mark this milestone than to celebrate the places that bring us together – the places that allow us to stay fit, unwind and connect with our friends and neighbours. That's how we establish the bonds of common understanding and friendship in a country where people come from every corner of the world. The values of openness, diversity and inclusion that define all Canadians are forged in our community spaces."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED
"I am delighted with CED's support for the Centre écologique de Port-au-Saumon, which makes an undeniable contribution to the region's vitality. Its work is essential to educating people of all ages about the importance of the environment, and it plays a key role in maintaining and protecting the site. CED's support for this organization benefits residents of the region as well as visitors from across Canada."
The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism
- Since its creation in 2015, CIP150 has provided almost $61M in funding for over 470 projects that support the vitality of Quebec communities.
- CED is one of six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
For further information: Media Relations, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Tel.: 514-283-7443, Email: [email protected]; Jonathan Dignan, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Tel.: 343-291-2700