Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

February 27, 2015 09:00 ET

News on the Snowmobile Trails Maintained by Club Motoneige des Etchemins

LAC-ETCHEMIN, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 27, 2015) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Acting on behalf of 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, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament for Lévis-Bellechasse and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announces that Club Motoneige des Etchemins has been granted financial assistance for the acquisition of a new snow grooming machine.

This support has been awarded in the form of a $149,128 non-repayable financial contribution through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • The higher-performance equipment will enable the snowmobile club to raise the quality of its trails and improve circulation among the administrative regions, thereby contributing to local economic diversification by promoting the attraction of tourists from outside Quebec.
  • Operating in one of the most heavily-travelled sectors of the Chaudière-Appalaches region, Club Motoneige des Etchemins is responsible for the upkeep of 155 km of interconnected trails serving eight municipalities, seven of them in the Les Etchemins RCM and the other in the Robert-Cliché RCM.

Quotes

"By lending financial support to Club Motoneige des Etchemins, our government is showing that it is committed to fostering the growth of tourism, a profitable sector for the Quebec economy."

Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament for Lévis-Bellechasse and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

"Our club currently has over 400 members, many of them from outside Quebec. The Chaudière-Appalaches region offers exceptional conditions for snowmobiling. With this support from CED, we will be able to continue ensuring our users access to safe and high quality trails."

Kathleen Swinford, Secretary, Club Motoneige des Etchemins

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