MONTREAL, Jan. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montréal, and
Michael Applebaum, Mayor of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
(CDN—NDG) borough, today inaugurated the brand-new Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Sports Centre, located at 6445 avenue Monkland, just steps from Benny
Farm. Also attending the event were Raymond Bachand, Québec Minister of
Finance, Minister of Revenue, Minister Responsible for the Montréal
region and MNA for Outremont, and Kathleen Weil, Québec Minister of
Immigration and Cultural Communities and MNA for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.
"This Sports Centre is an important facility being added to a
neighbourhood that is fast being revitalized," Mayor Tremblay stated.
"The entire community, and families in particular, will benefit from a
modern complex that will be accessible 12 months a year."
For his part, Mr. Applebaum said: "With this new infrastructure, we are
guaranteeing high-quality local services to our residents, as well as
encouraging the young and young-at-heart alike to partake in physical
activity in a healthy environment. With this achievement, we are also
helping to build bridges between generations and promoting the
establishment of a closer-knit, more united social fabric in the very
heart of a neighbourhood with a rich history."
Completion of this new sports facility, built at a cost of $15 million,
is the result of a partnership between the Ville de Montréal ($3
million), the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport ($5
million from its support program for sports and recreational
facilities) and the borough of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce ($7
million). The Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Sports Centre is equipped with two
pools accessible 12 months a year (a six-lane, 25-metre pool and a
multipurpose pool) as well as a gymnasium, a weight-training room and
two multipurpose rooms.
Citizens of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce who wish to visit the
new Centre can do so starting tomorrow, Saturday, January 15, from noon
to 4 p.m., and also on Sunday, January 16, during the same hours.
Registration for the various activities will be held from January 17 to
19. The start of regular activities is scheduled for January 24. To
find out more, please consult the borough website at www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/cdn-ndg.
SOURCE COMMUNIQUES MONTREAL
For further information:
|Source: ||Borough of Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce|
Office of Mayor Michael Applebaum