Government of Canada awards $67,000 in financial assistance to support this community project
SAINT-BONAVENTURE, QC, Aug. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Saint-Bonaventure families will enjoy improved outdoor sports facilities thanks to $67,000 in funding from the Government of Canada.
The financial contribution was announced today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.
The funding will support a project by the Comité des loisirs de Saint-Bonaventure to improve the outdoor skating rink in Patrick-Lalime park by making a concrete surface for the rink and installing protective screening and netting, and dek hockey boards and tiles so that the rink can be used year-round.
The funding has 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. Up to $63.5M of this amount will be invested in Quebec.
"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 of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED
"The funding received through the CIP150 contributed significantly to improving the recreational infrastructure in Saint-Bonaventure for the great enjoyment of all residents! This non-repayable contribution has helped the Comité des loisirs provide a variety of much-needed sports activities, and we are very proud of this achievement."
Gilles Forcier, Chair of the Comité des loisirs de Saint-Bonaventure
- 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
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: [email protected]