Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

September 14, 2016 10:00 ET

New phase of improvements for Kiamika Regional Park

Infrastructure to be upgraded with financial support from the Government of Canada

RIVIÈRE-ROUGE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 14, 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 by Société de développement du réservoir Kiamika, 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, David Graham, Member of Parliament for Laurentides-Labelle, today announced that Société de développement du réservoir Kiamika (SDRK) has been granted $150,000 in non-repayable funding to carry out improvements to Kiamika Regional Park.

The organization was established in 2004 to protect and promote the recreational tourism potential of the Kiamika Reservoir. The funding, granted through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), will enable the organization to convert an existing building into a reception pavilion for the public, create access to sites of interest to tourists and acquire quays, platforms and floating walkways. This assistance will also be used to refurbish the park's roads, parking lots and water access points.

Quotes

"I am thrilled with the federal government's support for the Société de développement du réservoir Kiamika, an organization whose contribution to the vitality of the Hautes-Laurentides continues to increase. SDRK 's work promotes one of our most prized regional parks to the benefit of outdoor enthusiasts from here and abroad, while reinforcing the touristic sector."

David Graham, Member of Parliament for Laurentides-Labelle

"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting projects that mobilize and unite our communities. These projects help strengthen Canada's communities and stimulate economic activity."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"The funding we are receiving today will allow us to develop crucial infrastructure that will facilitate access to the regional park. As well as creating jobs, this project will help strengthen the park's service structure while providing a solid foundation for upcoming projects."

Déborah Bélanger, President of Société de développement du réservoir Kiamika and Mayor of the Town of Rivière-Rouge

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 links

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/docs/pic-feult-eng.pdf

Kiamika Regional Park Website: www.reservoirkiamika.org

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