SAINTE-MARTINE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 13, 2016) - 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 Société de conservation et d'aménagement du bassin de la rivière Châteauguay (SCABRIC) project, which contribute to the vitality and dynamism of all regions across the country.
Brenda Shanahan, Member of Parliament for Châteauguay-Lacolle, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that SCABRIC was receiving financial assistance in the form of a non-repayable contribution of $107,182 to rehabilitate the existing shoreline infrastructure of the Sentier riverain de la Châteauguay.
Working in partnership with the surrounding municipalities, SCABRIC, a non-profit organization formed in 1993, manages a public access network that includes 11 floating docks and boardwalks, a lookout, 12 interpretative panels and a tourist map located on the banks of the Châteauguay River.
Funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will help SCABRIC carry out a project for improving the floating docks and boardwalks used by pleasure craft, rehabilitating and developing river access sites for the public and installing signage and interpretive panels on the banks of the Châteauguay River.
"Having seen all the on-the-ground work myself, I am delighted with CED's support for SCABRIC, which is undeniably contributing to the dynamism of many municipalities. Its efforts are critical in maintaining a healthy environment that fosters the well-being of all communities on its territory."
Brenda Shanahan, MP for Châteauguay-Lacolle
"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the projects of organizations such as SCABRIC, which engage and unite our communities. These projects strengthen communities across Canada and stimulate the economy."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"This is a very promising project for the region's recreational tourism development that provides citizens with a network of accessways to the river, from Châteauguay to the border."
Félix Blackburn, Director General, Société de conservation et d'aménagement du bassin de la rivière Châteauguay (SCABRIC)
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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