Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

February 16, 2015 09:00 ET

Club Auto-Neige Rive-Sud Inc. to Improve Quality of its Snowmobile Trails

Government of Canada supports winter tourism in the Levis region

LÉVIS, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 16, 2015) - While on visit to Lévis, Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced on behalf of 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, that Club Auto-Neige Rive-Sud Inc. has been granted funding to acquire a new snow grooming machine.

This assistance is being awarded in the form of a $140,000 non-repayable financial contribution through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • The higher-performance equipment will enable the snowmobile club to improve the quality of its trails, an important factor in attracting and retaining tourists.
  • Club Auto-Neige Rive-Sud Inc. is responsible for the upkeep of 141 km of interconnected snowmobile trails linking eight districts, including four boroughs of the City of Lévis and four other sectors in the Nouvelle-Beauce, Bellechasse and Lotbinière RCMs.
  • The network of trails maintained by the 1,200-member club is travelled by numerous Canadian, American and European tourists.

Quotes

"Our government sees tourism as a profitable sector for the Quebec economy and a major economic lever for Canada. This is why we have chosen to fund Club Auto-Neige Rive-Sud Inc."

Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"Snowmobiling is a way of life in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. This support from CED will allow us to provide users with safe, high-quality trails, which is essential to ensuring snowmobilers and visitors alike are able to fully benefit from the many attractions our beautiful region has to offer."

Ghyslain Lacasse, President, Club Auto-Neige Rive-Sud Inc.

Related links

To learn more about Club Auto-Neige Rive-Sud Inc.

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

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