The Government of Canada invests over $58,000 in this Bas-Saint-Laurent municipality's community project
LAC-DES-AIGLES, QC, July 31, 2017 /CNW/ - 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 invest in projects which, like the project of the Municipality of Lac-des-Aigles, contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions in the country.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that the Municipality of Lac-des-Aigles (website in French only) would receive $58,253 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to renovate the Pavillon du lac community centre.
Located in the Témiscouata regional county municipality (RCM), the Municipality of Lac-des-Aigles is home to the Pavillon du lac, a 4,000-square-foot community centre built in 1987. Committees, organizations and residents hold a number of activities at the centre, including brunches, dinners, tournaments, weddings, meetings and family gatherings.
Funding awarded under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will be used to renovate the building to ensure it remains in good condition, as it has become necessary to replace the roofing and windows. The renovations will also include flooring and electrical work and building a veranda at the entrance, which will make the Pavillon du lac safer, more energy efficient and better adapted to users' needs.
"The Government of Canada supports projects by organizations which, like the project of the Municipality of Lac-des-Aigles, mobilize and unite our communities, but also, in general, stimulate economic activity in the country. Community and recreational infrastructure like the Pavillon du lac are perfect examples of gathering and meeting places. Today, as it was 150 years ago, openness helps build strong communities. It is in places like these that we can better explore our differences and more fully appreciate the many cultures that give life to our country."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"The Government of Canada's contribution, through its Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, has definitely been a great help in carrying out the Pavillon du lac project. The municipal council is very grateful for the financial assistance we received, which meets a need expressed by our municipality's residents."
Claude Breault, Mayor of Lac-des-Aigles
- Since its creation in 2015, CIP150 has provided almost $13M in funding for over 450 projects that support the vitality of Quebec communities.
- CED is one of 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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