Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

August 30, 2016 10:00 ET

Sainte-Thecle to benefit from a renovated park and new facility for the practice of sports like skateboarding

SAINTE-THÈCLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 30, 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 in Sainte-Thècle, 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, François-Philippe Champagne, Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice-Champlain, today announced that the organization Promotion Ste-Thècle will receive $56,530 in funding for the construction of a multisport surface to serve for the practice of such activities as skateboarding, scootering, inline skating and cyclo-cross. The non-repayable contribution, granted through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150), will also go to refurbishing the site of the new installation.

Promotion Ste-Thècle is a non-profit organization that carries out development and animation projects to improve local quality of life, notably by offering physical and cultural activities to the community.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting projects that, like this one by Promotion Ste-Thècle, mobilize and unite our communities. These projects help strengthen Canada's communities and stimulate economic activity."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"Facilities like this one in Sainte-Thècle are prime gathering places. Today, as it was 150 years ago, coming together to meet others is an important way of building strong communities. It is in places like these that we are able to better explore our differences and more fully appreciate the many cultures that give life to our country. By funding community and recreational infrastructure improvement projects through CIP 150, we are helping stimulate economic activity, revitalize our communities and improve quality of life."

François-Philippe Champagne, MP for Saint-Maurice-Champlain and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance

"We are pleased to be able to count on the support of Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions to upgrade the Centre de loisirs Éric Bédard with an installation that skate enthusiasts have been asking for for years. This funding, combined with the support of many volunteers, will enable the residents of Sainte-Thècle to get even greater enjoyment from a site they already hold dear!"

Caroline Poisson, President, Promotion Ste-Thècle

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

Promotion Ste-Thècle Inc. (in French only): http://www.promotionstethecle.com/

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

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