Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

September 17, 2016 16:40 ET

Improvements to Grand-Saint-Esprit municipal park and new playground modules for 2- to 12-year-olds

The Government of Canada supports the Commission des loisirs de Grand-Saint-Esprit community project

GRAND-SAINT-ESPRIT, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 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 Commission des loisirs de Grand-Saint-Esprit, 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 Commission des loisirs de Grand-Saint-Esprit has been granted $47,087 in financial assistance to improve the municipal park's playground facilities.

The Commission des loisirs de Grand-Saint-Esprit, a non-profit organization, was created in 1983, and its mission is to promote, organize and provide sports and recreation activities for the municipality's residents.

The non-repayable contribution granted under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will help the organization redo the earthwork in the municipal park and install new playground modules for 2- to 12-year-olds, fixed urban furniture and a lighting system. The project will help preserve an asset that plays a major role in Grand-Saint-Esprit's community life.

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"The Government of Canada has committed to supporting the projects of organizations, such as this one from the Commission des loisirs de Grand-Saint-Esprit, which engage and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities and stimulate economic activity. Facilities like this municipal park are wonderful gathering places. When people get together, they help forge strong communities, as they did 150 years ago. It is places like this that allow us to learn about our differences and appreciate the many cultures that bring our country to life. By supporting community and recreational infrastructure improvement projects under the CIP150, we are revitalizing our communities and increasing quality of life."

- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

CED is one of 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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