Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

October 17, 2016 13:45 ET

Parc regional du Mont-Ham visitors to benefit from new multi-use trail

The Government of Canada supports Développement du Mont Ham, an organization in the Les Sources RCM

HAM-SUD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 17, 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 support projects such as this one by Développement du Mont Ham, which 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, Denis Paradis, Member of Parliament for Brome-Missisquoi, attended the inauguration of the Parc régional du Mont-Ham visitor centre and took the opportunity to announce that community organization Développement du Mont Ham is being granted $40,000 in financial support, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, for the construction of a new multi-use trail that will delight cyclists and cross-country skiers alike.

The funding awarded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will enable the organization to clear and grade the trail, which exceeds 12 kilometres and which outdoor enthusiasts will be able to use to go around Mont-Ham. The work also includes the installation of signage, bridges and culverts.

On June 4, 2015, the Les Sources RCM was granted $280,000 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, for the development and construction of the Parc régional du Mont-Ham visitor centre, which is being inaugurated today.

For over 25 years, Développement du Mont Ham has been managing Mont-Ham, a 15-square-kilometre natural site whose main attraction is the climb up Mont-Ham, 713 metres in elevation, with its 360-degree panoramic view.

Quotes

"By investing in our communities, we are clearly showing that we are committed to fostering sustainable growth and prosperity in Canada. By improving community infrastructure such as the multi-use trail in Parc régional du Mont-Ham, we are helping stimulate the vitality of our communities and ensure a higher quality of life for residents of all ages."

- Denis Paradis, Member of Parliament for Brome-Missisquoi

"The Government of Canada supports the projects of organizations such as Développement du Mont Ham, which mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities, stimulate economic activity and benefit families."

- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

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

Parc régional du Mont-Ham: http://montham.ca/ (in French only)

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