Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

August 23, 2016 11:00 ET

The Estriade cycling trail restored to improve its quality and safety

The Government of Canada supports the Corporation d'amenagement recreo-touristique de la Haute-Yamaska's project

WATERLOO, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 23, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The Government of Canada is proud to support projects which, like the one developed by the Corporation d'aménagement récréo-touristique de la Haute-Yamaska (CARTHY), contribute to the vitality and dynamism of the country's regions and meet the demands expressed by key players in the communities and lead to tangible, lasting improvements to community and recreational infrastructures.

Mr. Pierre Breton, MP for Shefford, announced, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, that $369,643 in financial assistance has been awarded to CARTHY for the restoration of the Estriade cycling trail.

Resulting from the first merger of municipalities wishing to reclaim a railway in order to turn it into a cycling trail, CARTHY was formed as a non-profit organization in 1990. It is responsible for the development, management and animation programming of the former railway that crosses Granby, Shefford Township, Bromont and Waterloo.

The non-repayable contribution, awarded under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), enabled the organization to rehabilitate the surface and drain the entire trail. The work also included rebuilding a 200-metre stretch, installing signs and putting up new markings.

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"The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will preserve and enhance our community infrastructure so that Canadians and their families can have cultural, sporting, recreational and leisure times for many years to come. I am proud to see our communities benefit from this program, and I commend those responsible for this project who saw to its completion."

Pierre Breton, MP for Shefford

"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the projects of organizations that, like the one developed by Corporation d'aménagement récréo-touristique de la Haute-Yamaska, bring together and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities and stimulate economic activity."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"The Estriade trail is well known among cyclists and is greatly enjoyed by families. Part of a large recreational and tourist network, it crosses Artria - le parcours des œuvres en nature, the largest open-air museum in Canada. With CED's support, physical activity and outdoors enthusiasts, both young and old, will be able to use the trail more, all year long."

Pascal Russell, President, Corporation d'aménagement récréo-touristique de la Haute-Yamaska

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 link

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

For more information about the Estriade: http://estriade.net/

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