Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

January 23, 2015 10:30 ET

Support for Quebec Communities: Patro de Levis Inc. Receives Funding

LÉVIS, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 23, 2015) - 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, today announced that the organization Patro de Lévis Inc. has been granted funding to improve its community hall.

This financial assistance is being awarded in the form of a $100,000 non-repayable contribution through the Local Investment Initiative (LII) component of CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • The funding will enable Patro de Lévis to level the floor of the community hall, improve the acoustics and sound system and carry out electrical and finishing work.
  • Patro de Lévis is a community centre offering a wide array of cultural and sports activities for all ages. Founded in 1907, this non-profit organization operates a community hall that has become a central meeting place for the local population.
  • The LII, a temporary initiative specific to CED, helps promote economic development capacity-building for the long-term benefit of Quebec communities.
  • This initiative stimulates local investment while ensuring citizens have access to safer and more functional community halls that are better suited to their needs.

Quotes

"In supporting this Patro de Lévis project, our government is fulfilling its commitment to help improve the quality of life in our communities as well as reaffirming its goal to further local economic development."

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

"Patro de Lévis is an important hub for the local population. The funding announced today will allow us to improve the community hall and make it more functional so we can accommodate more activities and more citizens."

Pascal Brûlotte, General Manager, Patro de Lévis

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