Major renovations to Centre Denis-Lord thanks to $500,000 contribution from the Government of Canada

SAINT-CONSTANT, QC, Sept. 15, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The City of Saint-Constant welcomed Jean-Claude Poissant, Member of Parliament for La Prairie, at a press conference held in the Centre Denis-Lord, where he announced that $500,000 in financial assistance has been granted by the Government of Canada to renovate the building.

Given the strong population growth in Saint-Constant over the past few years, we can no longer meet demand. The building needs around $1.7M in renovations. The non‑repayable contribution will help us move forward with the building renovations and expansion sooner than expected. The building will be adapted to meet universal access requirements.

"It is always a pleasure to invest in improving our infrastructure, especially when it helps all of our residents in organizing their day-to-day activities," indicated Mr. Poissant. "The funding awarded today confirms our government's commitment to helping young families across the country."

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) supports the rehabilitation and improvement—including the expansion—of existing community infrastructure. In Quebec, CIP150 is administered by Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) and supports organizations that make infrastructure available to citizens in all regions, thus contributing to the strength and vitality of the communities.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, is also pleased about this project. "This investment is part of a community construction project celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary. There is 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 is 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"The existing centre is outdated and needs a lot of "love." We will turn it into a municipal building that is worthy of this important service hub in Saint-Constant, which combines nature, culture, sports and a wide range of community services," stated Mayor Jean-Claude Boyer.

The city has improved the outdoor environment over the past few years to address residents' needs more effectively. It added a new, multi-purpose, ultra-modern tent for festive movie nights, a variety of outdoor courses, resident get-togethers, and so on. It also added new petanque and bocce ball courts to promote physical exercise. In addition, the city has developed a protected site in the area to foster the reintroduction of the chorus frog. 


SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

For further information: Communications, City of Saint-Constant, 450-638-2010, ext. 7460,

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