Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

September 01, 2016 09:00 ET

Historic village of Georgeville in Estrie to get new play structures in Copp's Square

Government of Canada funds Association communautaire de Georgeville's community infrastructure improvement project

GEORGEVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 1, 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. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects that, like this one in Georgeville, contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie and Member of Parliament for Compton-Stanstead, today announced that Association communautaire de Georgeville has been granted $25,000 in funding for the purchase and installation of new children's play structures in Copp's Square.

For over 40 years, this not-for-profit organization, which operates Murray Memorial Community Hall, Copp's Square and a summer camp, has been organizing recreational, cultural and community activities for the residents of Georgeville as well as social events to vitalize the community. The non-repayable contribution, awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150), will enable it to acquire and install new play modules for children aged 5 to 12 years.

Quotes

"Facilities like this playground in Georgeville's Copp's Square are extremely important gathering places for the community. I am proud that the families in my community will be able to have enjoyable moments of recreation for years to come thanks to this new community infrastructure."

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie and Member of Parliament for Compton-Stanstead

"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting projects that, like this one by Association communautaire de Georgeville, mobilize and unite our communities. These projects help strengthen Canada's communities and stimulate economic activity."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"We are extremely happy to see this project become a reality for the residents of our community. With new play structures, our children will bloom in complete safety and the Copp's Square park will be again the pride of the inhabitants of our village of Georgeville."

Eric Alexandre, President, Association communautaire de Georgeville

CED is one of the 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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