Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

November 24, 2016 10:30 ET

A more diverse tourism offering in the Outaouais region

The financial assistance will help the Fairbairn House Heritage Centre develop a tourist attraction

WAKEFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 24, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Tourism provides an excellent opportunity for economic growth in Canada. The Government of Canada's investment in tourism projects reflects its willingness to support actions that generate substantial economic benefits in the Outaouais region.

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, the Member of Parliament for Pontiac, William Amos, announced that $26,115 has been granted to the Fairbairn House Heritage Centre under the Official Languages Economic Development Initiative.

The Centre's mandate is to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Gatineau Valley. The non-repayable contribution will help the organization improve its tourism offering by developing a heritage barn to house agricultural exhibitions, artisan workshops, courses for young people, and community activities.

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"Tourism organizations such as the Fairbairn House Heritage Centre play a crucial role in developing the tourism industry and the economy in our region. Today's announcement will create positive and direct benefits for the Outaouais community and businesses, while making the region a better place to play and visit."

- William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac

"The Government of Canada is determined to invest in projects that stimulate the region's economy by showcasing tourism projects like the Fairbairn House Heritage Centre. The Government of Canada's contribution will enable the organization to enrich the visitor experience and give a greater number of people a chance to explore the Outaouais region."

- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"We are delighted that this third building restoration at our heritage centre will complete a traditional Gatineau Valley homestead. The heritage barn will house the story of the early days of agriculture, and also give us space to store the many artifacts donated by local well-wishers. The barn will also provide new opportunities for both group and community initiatives; it will certainly become a well-used resource."

- Michael Cooper, President of the Fairbairn House Heritage Centre

Related links

For more information on the Official Languages Economic Development Initiative: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/docs/lang-offcl-feuillet-eng.pdf

Fairbairn House Heritage Centre website: http://www.fairbairn.ca/welcome/

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