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Canada Economic Development

January 24, 2014 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Funds Nine Projects to Modernize Leisure and Recreational Facilities in Abitibi-Temiscamingue

ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 24, 2014) - Canada Economic Development

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 nine Abitibi-Témiscamingue organizations have been granted financial assistance for infrastructure improvements.

The assistance, granted in the form of nine non-repayable financial contributions totalling $342,741, has been awarded through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

Quick facts

  • The nine organizations receiving this funding from the Government of Canada are: Municipalité du Canton de Clermont, Ville de Belleterre, Fabrique de la paroisse Christ-Roi d'Amos, Municipality of Poularies, Comité des loisirs de Saint-Maurice de Dalquier, La Foire du camionneur de Barraute inc., Municipality of Roquemaure, Les loisirs de Palmarolle Inc. and Regroupement des loisirs culturels et scientifiques du Témiscamingue.
  • The contribution awarded by the Government of Canada will go towards numerous improvement, rehabilitation and expansion works.

Quote

"By funding these renovation and modernization projects, the Government of Canada is fulfilling its commitment to help improve the quality of life in our communities."

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Related document

For further information on these nine projects, see the related backgrounder.

Related link

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

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Financial assistance granted under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund

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Municipalité du Canton de Clermont Non-repayable contribution of $870 on a total investment of $14,375 The project involves improvements to the municipality of Clermont township's community and recreational infrastructure. The municipality will use the financial assistance to upgrade the community centre's multi-purpose room. The work will include expanding the main hall and adding a storage space and counter.
Ville de Belleterre Non-repayable contribution of $14,500 on a total investment of $29,000 The project involves improvements to and expansion of the community and recreational infrastructure of the municipality of Bellemare. The planned work includes building an addition and water and sanitation facilities as well as modernizing the electrical system.
Fabrique de la paroisse Christ-Roi




Non-repayable contribution of $6,500 on a total investment of $13,000 The projects involves refurbishing an existing recreational and collective community infrastructure belonging to the Fabrique de la paroisse Christ-Roi in Amos. The building houses a community hall open to the public and used by various groups, among them the Knights of Columbus, Les Fermières and the Golden Age Club. The planned work includes upgrading the community hall washrooms in accordance with the needs of persons with reduced mobility and interior finishing.
Municipality of Poularies



Non-repayable contribution of $43,825on a total investment of $97,960 The project aims to upgrade the building that houses the Municipality of Poularies community hall. The work will include insulating and recovering the roof as well as modernizing the large 200-seat community room. Also planned is modernization of the electricity system, plumbing and flooring as well as securing the premises and developing hospitality infrastructure, including a community kitchen. These improvements are part of the municipality's long-term planning.
Comité des loisirs de Saint-Maurice de Dalquier Non-repayable contribution of $38,232on a total investment of $81,692 This project involves upgrading the small marina in Saint-Maurice-de-Dalquier, a small Amos community of 150 inhabitants. It is a recreational-nautical site belonging to the Comité des loisirs de Saint-Maurice de Dalquier, whose mission is to organize community and recreational events to improve the quality of life of residents and visitors who enjoy biking, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and water sports along the Harricana River. The work includes expanding the floating dock, consolidating its moorings and developing and landscaping the site to make it more attractive for hosting community events. The planned work includes backfilling and paving part of the parking lot and reception areas and developing wilderness campsites for visitors using the waterway. It marks phase two of a project begun in 2001 to build a loading dock and enhance the Harricana River shorelines as well as the environment near the heritage covered bridge.
La Foire du camionneur de Barraute Inc. Non-repayable contribution of $35,000on a total investment of $70,000 The project involves the rehabilitation of a recreational and collective community facility belonging to the Foire du camionneur de Barraute Inc. which houses an existing community hall open to the public. The planned work will include the addition of an access ramp, a wash-up room and a counter. Moreover, the main entrance will be reconfigured and the windows and coating, redone so as to provide a safe building meeting the needs of community groups.
Municipality of Roquemaure Non-repayable contribution of $59,583on a total investment of $123,242 The project involves renovating the basement of the Roquemaure community building, including waterproofing its foundations. The planned work also includes reconfiguring the divisions, developing a meeting place with computer access to new technologies, renovating the kitchen and service counters, and refurbishing the washrooms, walls and flooring. A drain and a water repellent membrane were also installed to prevent water infiltration.
Les Loisirs de Palmarolle Inc.

Non-repayable contribution of $93,400 on a total investment of $186,800 The project involves paving a stretch of about 2 kilometres of an 11-kilometre long bicycle path connecting the village of Palmarolle to the municipal beach at Lake Abitibi. Included in the planned work are signage, guard rails and the development of rest areas and a service area. This project is in line with the municipality's family policy of offering free or low cost activities designed for families and people of all ages.
Regroupement des loisirs culturels et scientifiques
du Témiscamingue



Non-repayable contribution of $44,831on a total investment of $150,300 The project is to renovate a multi-purpose, recreational and collective community building. The planned work includes removing the current siding, applying an insulating material, exterior finishing and repairing the roof.

Summary

Total number of projects: 9

Total contribution from Canada Economic Development: $342,741

Total investment generated by these projects: $753,369

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