UPTON, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
For a long time, key actors in the community have been looking for a concrete sustainable way to improve community and recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to support projects such as the one from the Regroupement récréatif d'Upton inc., which contribute to the vitality and dynamism of all regions across the country.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that the Regroupement récréatif d'Upton inc. is being granted $47,000 in financial assistance to improve the municipality's baseball diamond.
The non-profit organization was created in 2002, and its mission is to organize sports activities on municipal infrastructure and to ensure harmonious relations among users. The non-repayable contribution granted under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will be used by the organization to replace fences, install protective netting and improve lighting.
"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the projects of organizations such as the Regroupement récréatif d'Upton inc., which engage and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities and stimulate economic activity. The Upton baseball diamond plays a significant role in the municipality's community life. When people get together, they help forge strong communities, as they did 150 years ago."
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"Thanks to CED's assistance, we can carry out this major project, which will enhance the experience of the baseball diamond's users and increase their safety. We will thus be able to continue to promote sports and physical activity in the community."
- Geneviève Payette, Recreation, Culture and Community Life Coordinator, Regroupement récréatif d'Upton inc.
CED is one of 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
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