Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

September 08, 2016 18:30 ET

A new playing surface at des Benevoles Park in Kirkland for soccer enthusiasts

The Government of Canada is proud to support the community project by the Lakeshore Soccer Club

KIRKLAND, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The 150th anniversary of Confederation gives Canadians a historic opportunity to celebrate our shared values and the rich significance of gathering sites for all communities to highlight them for our children and grandchildren. It is also a chance to address requests from key players in communities for making concrete, lasting improvements to community and recreational infrastructures.

In this context, Francis Scarpaleggia, MP for Lac-Saint-Louis, announced, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, that the Lakeshore Soccer Club has been awarded $350,000 in financial assistance to restore the soccer field at des Bénévoles Park.

The Lakeshore Soccer Club has a mission to encourage and promote soccer within its region, which encompasses the towns of Baie d'Urfé, Beaconsfield, Kirkland, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and Senneville. With over 4,500 members, the Lakeshore Soccer Club is one of the largest soccer clubs in Canada. Every August, it organizes Soccerfest, the province of Quebec's largest recreational soccer event, in which nearly 140 teams participate each year.

The non-repayable contribution awarded under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) will enable the organization to replace the soccer field's synthetic surface and fencing.

Quotes

"By upgrading community infrastructures, like those at des Bénévoles Park in Kirkland, we help boost the vitality of our communities and ensure a high quality of life for residents of all ages."

Francis Scarpaleggia, MP for Lac-Saint-Louis

"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the projects of organizations that, like this one by the Lakeshore Soccer Club, mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities and stimulate economic activity."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"The support from Canada Economic Development enables us to provide high-quality facilities for the area's soccer enthusiasts and for all participants in our annual Soccerfest event."

Nick Pantemis, President, Lakeshore Soccer Club

CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Related link

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/docs/pic-feult-eng.pdf

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