WAKEFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 15, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Key local stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure for the enjoyment of Canadians. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects such as this one by the Wakefield-La Pêche Chamber, which contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, was in Wakefield to announce officially that $479,000 in financial assistance has been granted to the Wakefield-La Pêche Chamber to enhance the shoreline of the Gatineau River, also known as Wakefield Bay.
The funding awarded in the form of a non-repayable contribution through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will enable Wakefield-La Pêche to improve access and safety along the shores of Wakefield Bay for Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations.
Led by a steering committee made up of volunteers, the project proposes to improve the aging reception infrastructure and to create a linear park connecting Roquebrune, Geggie and Peace parks to each other. Citizens and visitors of all ages will be able to fully enjoy the beauty of this public space in the heart of Wakefield-La Pêche.
"The Government of Canada, through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, supports projects of organizations that mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities by stimulating economic activity and improving the quality of life of families."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"Projects like the one announced today help communities become even more vibrant and close-knit. The committee that implemented the project was able to rally community stakeholders around a common vision, a vision shared by all the citizens. I commend the work of the committee members, who are devoted to the development of their region."
William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac
"We are pleased to receive CED's support for this mobilizing project for the entire community. The enhancements will enable citizens and visitors to continue to enjoy the shores for many years to come and to make inspiring discoveries in a safe environment."
Bruce Stockfish, President, Wakefield-La Pêche Chamber
CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/docs/pic-feult-eng.pdf
Wakefield-La Pêche Chamber: https://cwlpc.ca/
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