Modernization of Harpell Centre to improve citizen and visitor experience

Government of Canada supports Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue community project

SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BELLEVUE, QC, June 9, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Key local stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to support projects like the one by the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, which contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis, announced that the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue has been granted $232,058 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to improve the Harpell Centre.

As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, under the theme "A clean growth economy," the project involves renovating the building and refurbishing the terrace. The scope of the work includes repairing the roof and brick cladding, improving the insulation in the exterior walls, installing new doors and windows, replacing the terrace's paving stones and enhancing the landscaping. Work inside the building involves replacing the floors and ceiling panels, repairing the plumbing, installing a partition and interior doors and painting.

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"Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is one of the Montréal region's ‎most vibrant communities, providing year-round cultural, educational and social opportunities for residents and visitors alike. The Harpell Centre is home to many of these activities. It is also the locus of civic engagement activities, from public consultation to community-group meetings. On the occasion of Canada's 150th birthday, the federal government is proud to invest in modernizing this historic building—once an important industrial facility in the area—so that it may continue with its vital community mission for years to come."

Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis

"The Government of Canada supports projects like the one by the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, which mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities, stimulate economic activity, have a positive impact on the environment and benefit families and the middle class."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"The Harpell Centre is at the heart of our city's community life. In joining forces with the federal government, we are preserving our heritage legacy while making our community stronger and more vibrant. Investing in our infrastructure in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner is perfectly aligned with our city's development vision. That is what we want to put forward for the future."

Paola Hawa, Mayor of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

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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: media@dec-ced.gc.ca dec.media.ced@canada.ca; Katrina Kardash, Office of MP Francis Scarpaleggia, Lac-Saint-Louis, Tel.: 514-695-6661, Email: francis.scarpaleggia.c1c@parl.gc.ca


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