More than $350,000 in funding from the Government of Canada will support two sports and community projects
NEW RICHMOND, QC, Nov. 13, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
New Richmond families will enjoy safer play spaces for their children and improved facilities for physical activity and socializing thanks to a $350,199 financial contribution by the Government of Canada. The funding was announced today by the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED.
The funding will support two community infrastructure projects. The project by the Town of New Richmond consists in major interior and exterior renovations and expansion of the Centre communautaire Adrien-Gauvreau, which will make the community centre safer and more attractive and functional. CED's financial contribution to this project is $240,561.
CED also invested $109,638 in a project by the Club de soccer de New Richmond, which consisted in improving the quality of two soccer fields, thus ensuring their sustainability and contributing to the vitality of the community. Landscaping, drainage and seeding work was carried out, and fences were built around the soccer fields.
The non-repayable financial contributions have been granted through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), a $300 million fund that was established to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary through investments in community spaces that bring Canadians together.
"I am very pleased about Canada Economic Development's support for the Town of New Richmond and the Club de soccer de New Richmond, whose contributions to the community's vitality are undeniable. These projects will help improve the quality of sports and community activities and stimulate the community's economic activity."
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue
"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 Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
- 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.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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