Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

April 14, 2015 11:30 ET

Club Motoneige Bellechasse and Club Auto-Neige Ville-Marie to Improve the Quality of Their Sections of the Popular Trans-Quebec #5 Snowmobile Trail

By funding trail maintenance and improvement, the Government of Canada is supporting winter tourism in Chaudière-Appalaches and across Quebec

ARMAGH, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 14, 2015) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Acting 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, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament for Lévis-Bellechasse and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announces that the organizations Club Motoneige Bellechasse and Club Auto-Neige Ville-Marie Inc. have been granted funding to repair the sections of the Trans-Québec #5 snowmobile trail under their responsibility.

This financial assistance is being awarded in the form of non-repayable contributions totaling $9,433 through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • Club Motoneige Bellechasse will receive $7,000 to carry out work by the tunnel crossing Jean-Lesage Autoroute in the Municipality of Saint-Vallier. This will involve clearing ditches, building a dike and laying a pipe with a slide gate to divert water from the tunnel.

  • Club Auto-Neige Ville-Marie Inc., for its part, will get $2,433 to repair Rivière Boyer bridge in order to ensure the safety of snowmobilers and allow access for the snow grooming operations.

  • The aim of both projects is to provide safer conditions for the users of these sections of the Trans-Québec #5 snowmobile trail, one of the main gateways to the Chaudière-Appalaches region. The trail draws a large number of tourists every year due to the fact that it links the U.S. border to the south of Montréal and extends all the way to the Gaspésie region.

Quotes

"By funding these organizations, our government is demonstrating its commitment to fostering the growth of tourism, a profitable sector for the Quebec economy."

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament for Lévis-Bellechasse and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

"Snowmobiling occupies a place of key importance in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. This support from CED will allow us to better serve our clientele and preserve the quality of our trails."

Gilles Lacroix, President, Club Motoneige Bellechasse, and Martin Pelletier, Club Auto-Neige Ville-Marie

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BACKGROUNDER

Promoter Contribution - Investment - Project description
Club motoneige Bellechasse Non-repayable contribution of $7,000 on a total investment of $25,000

Club Motoneige Bellechasse is a not-for-profit organization responsible for ensuring the upkeep and safety of 170 kilometres of snowmobile trails running through 12 municipalities in the Bellechasse RCM. The snowmobile club has 600 members.

This project involves carrying out repairs to a section of the Trans-Québec #5 trail near the tunnel that crosses Jean-Lesage Autoroute in the Municipality of Saint-Vallier. The work will consist of clearing ditches, building a dike and laying a pipe with a slide gate to divert water from the tunnel. The funding will cover the costs of materials, subcontracting costs and consultancy fees.

Club's Website (in French only):
http://www.motoneiges.ca/actions/showClub?lg=fr&page=acc&cid=45&alias=bellechasse
Club Auto-Neige Ville-Marie Inc. Non-repayable contribution of $2,433 on a total investment of $5,408

Club Auto-Neige Ville-Marie Inc. oversees the maintenance of 76 kilometres of snowmobile trails running through the Municipality of Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse and a portion of Lévis (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy and Pintendre). The club has nearly 700 members.

This project, which is also aimed at improving the Trans-Québec #5 trail, involves repairing Rivière Boyer bridge to ensure the safety of snowmobilers and allow access for snow grooming operations.

Club's Website (in French only):
http://www.motoneiges.ca/actions/showClub?lg=fr&page=acc&cid=38

The aim of both projects is to improve the quality of sections of the Trans-Québec #5 snowmobile trail and ensure safer conditions for users. One of the main gateways to the Chaudière-Appalaches region, the trail draws a large number of tourists every year due to the fact that it links the U.S. border to the south of Montréal and extends all the way to the Gaspésie region.

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