Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

March 05, 2015 10:30 ET

Association regionale d'auto-neigistes de Drummondville Acquires New Snow Grooming Machine

Government of Canada supports winter tourism in Centre-du-Québec

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 5, 2015) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that the Association régionale d'auto-neigistes de Drummondville has been granted funding for the acquisition of a new snow grooming machine.

This assistance is being awarded in the form of a $100,000 non-repayable financial contribution through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • The Association régionale d'auto-neigistes de Drummondville is responsible for maintaining 327 kilometres of snowmobile trails in the Centre-du-Québec region.

  • The new caterpillar tractor, which will replace a 20 year-old machine, will enable the association to improve the safety and speed of its snow grooming operations.

Quotes

"By lending financial support to the Association régionale d'auto-neigistes de Drummondville, our government is showing that it is committed to fostering the growth of winter tourism, a profitable sector for the Quebec economy."

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"Snowmobiling is a prime activity in the region. This support from CED will allow us to better serve our clientele by improving the quality and safety of our trails."

Clément Leblanc, President of the Association régionale d'auto-neigistes de Drummondville

Related links

For further information on the QEDP: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/programs/qedp/index.html

To learn more about the Association régionale d'auto-neigistes de Drummondville: www.ardad.com (in French)

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