Canada Economic Development



Canada Economic Development

February 27, 2013 11:00 ET

Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund: Cap-des-Rosiers Recreational Committee Receives Funding from Government of Canada

GASPÉ, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2013) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that the Comité des loisirs of Cap-des-Rosiers has been awarded financial assistance to improve the recreational facilities of the Cap-des-Rosiers Chalet des sports.

"By supporting the project to renovate the Cap-des-Rosiers sports chalet, the Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to improve the quality of life in our communities," said Minister Lebel.

The Cap-des-Rosiers Chalet des sports is a community centre operated by the town's recreational committee. The contribution from Canada Economic Development will be used, among others, to add a ventilation system, do electrical work and install an accordion partition and mirrors in the gymnasium.

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This financial assistance, granted in the form of a $21,000 non-repayable contribution, has been awarded through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

The CIIF has a nationwide budget of $150 million over two years, including $31.2 million to be invested in Quebec where the Agency is responsible for its administration. The Fund aims to support the rehabilitation and improvement, including expansion, of existing community infrastructure. The 2nd call for proposals is currently open; interested organizations may submit their proposals until April 30, 2013.

For more information: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/programs/qedp/ciif.html

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