Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

September 23, 2016 17:00 ET

Fortierville recreation centre expanded, to the great delight of the municipality's residents

Addition of a community hall and other spaces thanks to support from the Government of Canada

FORTIERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 23, 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 recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to support projects such as the one from the Municipality of Fortierville, 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 Municipality of Fortierville has been granted $22,750 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, to expand the recreation centre, a multi-use community facility.

With the funding granted under the Local Investment Initiative (LII), a component of CED's Quebec Economic Development Program, the Municipality of Fortierville was able to add a community hall, storage areas and an office.

The multi-use recreation centre, which also houses the youth centre, is used for community-organization meetings, family get-togethers, early childhood development workshops and recreational activities for seniors. It features a day camp during the summer and a homework assistance program during the school year.

Quotes

"The support we provide our communities clearly demonstrates our commitment to fostering sustainable growth and prosperity in Canada. By improving community infrastructure such as the Fortierville recreation centre, we are helping to enhance the vitality of communities and ensuring a higher quality of life for residents of all ages."

- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"We welcome the support of Canada Economic Development, which will help us provide Fortierville residents with improved infrastructure that is tailored to their needs. Through this funding, the entire community will derive even greater benefit from a place they value deeply!"

- Annie Jacques, Director General, Municipality of Fortierville

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

Related links

CED website: http://dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/index.html

Municipality of Fortierville: http://www.fortierville.com/

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