The Government of Canada provides almost $129,000 in funding to support this community project
NEW RICHMOND, QC, Oct. 28, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
With the help of $128,535 in funding from the Government of Canada, New Richmond families will benefit from upgraded community infrastructure that will enhance Petite‑Cascapédia Regional Park and allow it to continue attracting numerous visitors.
The funding was announced today by the Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, MP for Gaspésie–Les Îles‑de‑la‑Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED.
The funding will allow the organization to do various types of work, including upgrading existing trails, developing new mountain bike paths, setting up a bike park, and adding a playground for children, fitness modules along the river-edge, a basketball court and an outdoor stage.
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.
"The Government of Canada supports projects by organizations like Petite-Cascapédia Regional Park that mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canadian communities, boost economic activity and benefit families and the middle class."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"The financial support we are providing for Petite-Cascapédia Regional Park clearly reflects our commitment to foster sustainable growth and prosperity in Canada. I am proud to see that, as a result of this program and with the participation of various partners and contributors, the people of the region and tourists will be able to continue to enjoy quality sporting and recreational activities for many years to come at a site that is better developed and more functional and welcoming."
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, MP for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue
"This federal government contribution has allowed us to very rapidly achieve our vision with ease and flexibility. CED's participation in our project is appreciated, as it allows the community to benefit from modern and diversified infrastructure."
Benoit Trépanier, Director, Petite-Cascapédia Regional Park
- Petite-Cascapédia Regional Park manages activities at Pin Rouge Resort, Pin Rouge Mountain and Taylor Point Camping.
- Since its creation in 2015, the CIP 150 has provided almost $61M in funding for over 470 projects that support the vitality of Quebec 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.
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 Régions, Tel.: 514-283-7443, Email: [email protected]