The Government of Canada provides $17,000 to support a community project in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region
POHÉNÉGAMOOK, QC, July 31, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Key community stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to support projects like the Tête-du-lac Pohénégamook visitor centre project that contribute to the vitality and vibrancy of all regions of the country.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED announced that the Tête-du-lac Pohénégamook visitor centre (website in French only) would receive $17,000 in funding, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to replace and install a new dock.http://pohenegamook.net/affaire-et-developpement/developpement-touristique/
The Tête-du-lac Pohénégamook visitor centre was created in1986 to ensure the development of public spaces with the interests of the population in mind; promote and organize community and recreational activities for the public; and, foster the conservation and promotion of the environment of Lake Pohénégamook. The visitor centre also owns and manages the docks located on Pohénégamook municipal beach (website in French only). http://pohenegamook.net/tourisme/activites-et-attraits/plage/
The funding awarded under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will allow the organization to improve safety for visitors to the centre and increase visitor capacity. http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/fra/financement/initiative/infrastructure-communautaire/index.html
"Through the CIP150, the Government of Canada is supporting projects by organizations such as the Tête‑du-lac Pohénégamook visitor centre that not only mobilize and unite our communities, but also, on a broader level, boost economic activity in Canada. The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help maintain and upgrade our community infrastructure so that Canadians and their families will be able to enjoy cultural, sports, recreational and leisure activities for many years to come. I am proud of this legacy of Canada's 150th anniversary."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"The Board of Directors of the Tête-du-lac Pohénégamook visitor centre is very excited about the addition of a new dock along Pohénégamook beach, as this will allow us to accommodate more boaters with high‑quality facilities. We would like to thank the Government of Canada for its assistance, without which this project would not have been possible."
Patrick Cyr, Secretary, Board of Directors, Tête-du-lac Pohénégamook visitor centre
- Since its creation in 2015, CIP 150 has provided almost $13M for over 450 projects targeting the enhancement of the vitality of communities in Quebec.
- 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