Canada Economic Development



Canada Economic Development

December 12, 2013 17:30 ET

Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund: Government of Canada Supports Community Facility Improvement Project in Abitibi-Temiscamingue

LA SARRE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 12, 2013) - 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 Circuit d'accélération de motoneige Abitibi-Ouest has been granted funding for a community infrastructure improvement project.

"By supporting this project, the Government of Canada is fulfilling its commitment to help improve the quality of life in our communities," said Minister Lebel.

The organization will use the funding from the Government of Canada to upgrade the facilities that serve for the snowmobile drag racing circuit and the accommodation of other motorized sports. The improvements to be carried out on this infrastructure, which is used for amateur snowmobiling competitions, will include refurbishing roofs and a tourist way station, installing fixed equipment (a shelter and sound system), and doing landscaping work (backfilling, drainage and gravel).

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This assistance, granted in the form of a $114,625 non-repayable financial 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.

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