Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

September 17, 2016 17:06 ET

Complete renovation of tennis courts in the town of Clermont with support from the Government of Canada

The Club de tennis l'Envol de Clermont initiative will provide the entire community with a safe, improved sports facility

CLERMONT, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Key community stakeholders have long been looking for a tangible and sustainable way to improve community and sports infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to support projects like this one from the Club de tennis l'Envol de Clermont, which contribute to the vitality and dynamism of all regions in the country.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that the Club de tennis l'Envol de Clermont has been granted $43,290 for the renovation of two tennis courts.

Created in 2005, the Club de tennis l'Envol de Clermont is a non-profit organization that manages the town's tennis activities. In particular, it is responsible for hiring seasonal staff and coordinating annual tennis tournaments. The coating on the tennis courts is outdated, having been applied in 1998. The project will provide Clermont residents with safe, improved tennis courts for their enjoyment.

The non-repayable contribution under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) will be used to renovate two tennis courts by replacing the synthetic surface.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the projects of organizations like the Club de tennis l'Envol de Clermont, which engage and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities, create jobs and stimulate economic activity. By improving community and recreational infrastructure under the PIC150, we are revitalizing our communities and increasing quality of life."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"We are pleased to be able to rely on support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions and thus provide Clermont residents with safe, improved tennis courts. With this funding and the help of many volunteers, the entire community will get even more enjoyment out of this treasured facility."

Simon Gaudreault, President, Club de tennis l'Envol de Clermont

CED is one of six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Related link

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/docs/pic-feult-eng.pdf

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