Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Quebec

Government of Quebec

June 23, 2014 15:00 ET

Official Groundbreaking for the Saint-Apollinaire Multipurpose Centre

SAINT-APOLLINAIRE, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - June 23, 2014) -

The Municipality of Saint-Apollinaire, along with the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec, today launched the construction of the multipurpose centre.

Residents of Saint-Apollinaire and the surrounding area will soon enjoy a new two-floor, 3,800 square metre multipurpose center, which will include a double gymnasium, locker rooms, multipurpose rooms, administrative offices, a parking lot and landscaping.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec committed to contribute up to $3.23 million each, with the Municipality of Saint-Apollinaire contributing $3.24 million. The total eligible cost of the project is estimated at $9.7 million.
  • The federal funding will come from the 2007 Building Canada Fund-Major Infrastructure Component, the objective of which is to fund public infrastructure having a national or regional impact.
  • The Quebec government's contribution is being made under the Quebec Infrastructure Plan, which will be used to invest $11.5 billion in 2014-2015.


"Our government is proud to invest in significant infrastructure projects, as we focus on creating jobs, promoting economic growth and building strong, prosperous communities throughout Quebec and Canada. Residents of the Lotbinière area will be able to use this new facility and thus be more active and take part in community events that will improve their well-being."

Jacques Gourde

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec and Member of Parliament for Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière

"I am very honoured to participate in the groundbreaking for the future Saint-Apollinaire Multipurpose Centre. With this new centre, the municipality will be able to provide modern facilities to host recreational and sports activities, to the benefit of local residents and their well-being."

Laurent Lessard

Member for Lotbinière-Frontenac and minister of Forest, Wildlife and Parks and minister responsible for the Centre-du-Québec region

Associated Products

Government Partnership Supports the Construction of a Multipurpose Centre in Saint-Apollinaire

Associated Links

To learn more about the Major Projects Component of the Building Canada Fund, visit:

To learn more about infrastructure investments in your area, visit:

Consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at to learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy.

To learn more about the Quebec Infrastructure plan, visit:

Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and
    Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec

    Catherine Poulin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Municipal Affairs
    and Land Occupancy

    Pierre-Olivier Lussier
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Forest, Wildlife and Parks

    Infrastructure Canada
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
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    Emilie Lord
    Department of Municipal Affairs, Regions
    and Land Occupancy
    418-691-2015, extension 3242