Shawville families will enjoy improved community spaces for a better quality of life
Nov 20, 2017, 10:00 ET
More than $750 in funding from the Government of Canada helped support renovations to the community centre roof
SHAWVILLE, QC, Nov. 20, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Shawville families will enjoy a safer, improved community centre thanks to $758 in funding from the Government of Canada.
The funding was announced today by William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.
The financial assistance was used for work on the community centre's roof and cladding and for the rental of equipment needed for the renovations.
The investment was 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.
"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
"Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, we are strengthening our communities across Canada, making them even more vibrant and united. I am pleased to know that Shawville residents will benefit from the repairs to their community centre, a cherished gathering place."
William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac
- 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.
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