Montérégie families to enjoy improved community spaces for a better quality of life

Government of Canada awards $694,199 in financial assistance to support four community projects

SAINT-ZOTIQUE, QC, Aug. 22, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Montérégie families will enjoy safer play spaces for their children and improved facilities for socializing and physical activity thanks to nearly $700,000 in funding from the Government of Canada.

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, Peter Schiefke, Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil–Soulanges and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Youth), made the announcement today.

The funding will be used to support four projects. The recipients are the Société Vélo Berge Inc., Plage St-Zotique Inc., the Hemmingford Recreation Centre and Piste cyclable Soulanges (PCS). 

The financial assistance has been awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), a $300 million fund that was established to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday through investments in the community spaces that bring Canadians together. Up to $63.5 million of this amount will be invested in Quebec.

Quotes

"This investment is part of a national 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 Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED

"The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will preserve and improve our community infrastructure so that Canadians and their families enjoy sports, cultural and recreational experiences for many years to come. I am proud to see my community benefit from this program."

Peter Schiefke, Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil–Soulanges and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Youth)

Quick facts

  • Since its creation in 2015, CIP150 has invested nearly $61M in more than 470 projects contributing to the vitality of Quebec's communities.
  • CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

For more information on the four projects, please consult the attached backgrounder.

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Backgrounder

August 22, 2017Saint-Zotique, QuebecCanada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Montérégie families will enjoy improved recreational spaces and modern community facilities thanks to the Government of Canada's $694,199 investment, in the form of non-repayable contributions. The funding will generate some $1.5 million in related investments from other partners, such as non-profit organizations and municipalities.

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, Peter Schiefke, Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil–Soulanges and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Youth), made the announcement today.

The financial assistance has been awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150).

 

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Contribution – Investments – Project description



Société Vélo Berge Inc.

(in French only)

Non-repayable contribution of $477,250 out of a total investment of $1,035,700

 

The project involves major repairs to a portion of the bike path in the Parc régional de Beauharnois-Salaberry. CED's assistance will go toward repairing the bedding, repaving the surface, reinforcing the shoulder, and upgrading the street furniture and signage on more than 10 km of the regional park's bike path.

Société Vélo Berge Inc. is mandated to prepare the design and development plan for the Parc régional de Beauharnois-Salaberry, more specifically, the network of bike paths, and to ensure its enhancement and sustainability. This is key recreational and tourism infrastructure. The regional park is 70 km long and features many stops and a variety of facilities, such as  boat launch ramps and a space for recreational vehicles.

Plage St-Zotique Inc. (in French only)

Non-repayable contribution of $100,000 out of a total investment of $220,000

 

The purpose of the project is to improve Saint-Zotique beach's playground by installing a splash pad that uses recirculated water. CED's contribution will go toward the acquisition of aquatic components, the water recirculation system and the concrete slab, as well as plumbing and electrical work.

 

Plage St-Zotique Inc. is a non-profit organization and has been responsible for organizing sports and recreational activities on the beach for the entire community since its opening in 1982.

 

Hemmingford Recreation Centre

 

Non-repayable contribution of $66,949 out of a total investment of $133,897

 

The purpose of the project is to upgrade a play area by installing splash park modules. The work includes developing the splash park system (aquatic components, concrete slabs, plumbing and electrical work). CED's contribution will go toward project costs.

 

The organization is mandated to promote the park and its attractions, including a playground. It manages the organization of events like the winter carnival, along with regular activities such as hockey tournaments.

 

Piste cyclable Soulanges

 

Non-repayable contribution of $50,000 out of a total investment of $100,000

 

The project involves repairs to the Soulanges bike path. It consists in resurfacing parts of the bike path to make it safe for users. CED's contribution will be used to prepare the plans and specifications, pave the surface, supervise the work site and cover laboratory costs.

 

Piste cyclable Soulanges (PCS) has been around since 1993, the year the bike path was built, and is mandated to develop, maintain and operate it. The paved bike path is 35 km long and goes through six municipalities along the river, all of which are members of the non-profit organization: Rivière-Beaudette, Saint-Zotique, Les Coteaux, Coteau-du-Lac, Les Cèdres and Pointe-des-Cascades.

 

Summary

Number of projects:

4

CED contributions:

$694,199

Total investments generated by these projects:

$1,489,597

 

SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

For further information: Karl W. Sasseville, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Tel.: 343-291-2500; Media Relations, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Tel.: 514-283-7443, Email:mailto:media@dec-ced.gc.ca dec.media.ced@canada.ca


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