Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

March 17, 2015 12:00 ET

Improving Monteregie Snowmobile Trails : Club de Moto-Neige ASAN Inc. of La Presentation Receives Funding From CED

SAINT-HYACINTHE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 17, 2015) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

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 Club de Moto-Neige ASAN Inc. has been granted financial assistance for the acquisition of a new snow grooming machine.

This support is being awarded in the form of a $120,000 non-repayable contribution through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • Club de Moto-Neige ASAN Inc. is responsible for the upkeep of 300 kilometres of snowmobile trails in the Montérégie region.

  • The new equipment will allow the organization to optimize its snow grooming operations and improve the safety of its network of trails.

Quotes

"By lending financial support to Club de Moto-Neige ASAN Inc., our government is showing that it is committed to fostering the growth of winter tourism, a profitable sector for the Quebec economy."

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

"The new snow grooming machine, which replaces an older piece of equipment, will help lower our maintenance and repair costs. The support from CED will enable us to better serve our clientele by improving the speed and quality of our snow grooming operations and thereby enhancing the safety of our trails."

Alain Laprade, President, Club de Moto-Neige ASAN Inc.

Related links

For further information on the QEDP: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/programs/qedp/index.html

To learn more about Club de Moto-Neige ASAN: www.clubassan.com (French only)

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