Recreation and sports infrastructure support

QCApril 29, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ the governments of Canada and Quebec are collaborating to provide Quebec residents with access to sustainable and safe facilities that promote recreational and sporting activities to improve the quality of life in communities.

Today, the State Secretary to Stéphane Lauzon, the Minister for Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Argenteuil-La Petite-Nation, on behalf of the Federal Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honorable Dominic LeBlancas well as the Minister of Education and the Minister responsible for the status of women, Ms Isabelle Charest, announced funding of more than $968 $020 for a new recreation pavilion and the reconstruction of the stands of the baseball field in The beautiful† For the occasion, they were joined by the session chair and deputy of The beautifulMrs Chantal Jeannotte and the mayor of The beautifulMrs Vicky Emard.

The project includes the construction of the recreation pavilion and the reconstruction of the bleachers of the municipality’s baseball field The beautiful† The new building, larger than the previous one, will provide access to the adjacent park and will accommodate various indoor activities. The project includes the development of changing rooms, multipurpose areas, offices, bathrooms, storage areas and a kitchen.

To implement this project, the governments of Canada and Quebec will also contribute $484,010 from the Investing in Canada (PIIC) and the Financial Assistance Program for Recreation and Sports Infrastructure (PAFIRS). This new infrastructure will contribute to the dynamism and development of the community of The beautiful as well as the whole region.

Quotes:

“Investing in recreational and sports infrastructure helps build strong, sustainable and inclusive communities. With this new recreation pavilion, the inhabitants of The beautiful will benefit from a modern and versatile infrastructure to thrive, practice many rewarding activities and maintain an active lifestyle. †

Stéphane Lauzon, State Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament forArgenteuil – La Petite Nation, in the name of the honorable Dominic LeBlancMinister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“Access to modern, high-quality recreational and sports infrastructure is a priority for our government. We provide quality facilities to Quebec residents with a wide variety of activities and equipment. This contributes to the maintenance of good physical and mental health for the entire population. I am very proud to know that this new, modern and adapted infrastructure will once again meet the needs of the entire community. †

Isabelle CharestMinister of Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women

“I welcome the investments announced today for our region and the surrounding area. As everywhere in Quebec, we want to provide our local communities with modern recreational and sports infrastructure that meets the needs of athletes, athletes and young families. Thanks to this new project, everyone will have better access to quality facilities for exercise and socialization. I would like to thank everyone who, directly or indirectly, contributed to the realization of this project. I am confident that the community will use it regularly and that we will promote the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. †

Chantal Jeannottechairperson of the session and deputy of The beautiful

“As our community grows, the construction of this new recreation pavilion will meet the needs of our residents for years to come by providing community offerings and quality services for young and old alike. This is excellent news for Labelloises and Labellois. †

Vicky Émard, Mayor of The beautiful

Quick Facts

  • The project announced today complements the 176 recreational and sports infrastructure projects already announced in Quebec in 2021, representing a total combined contribution of $294 million.
  • As part of the Infrastructure program Investing in Canada (PIIC), the federal government plans to invest more than $7.5 billion in Quebec between 2018 and 2028. The purpose of the CIIP Integrated Bilateral Agreement (EBI) is to implement the CIIP in Quebec and to establish the terms, obligations and commitments of the parties.
  • The Ministry of Education is responsible for the implementation of the Recreational Infrastructure sub-component of the Community, Culture and Recreational Infrastructure component of the EBI. The Financial Assistance Program for Recreation and Sports Infrastructures (PAFIRS) was established by the government of Quebec. By financing projects for the construction, development, renovation, upgrading, extension or redevelopment of recreational and sports infrastructure, PAFIRS aims to support the presence of recreational and sports infrastructure in good condition in all regions of Quebec and access to these infrastructures for the population.
  • The allocation to the PIIC and PAFIRS programs of a remaining $60 million envelope, coming in equal parts from the governments of Canada et du Québec will bring joint investment in recreational infrastructure to $354 million.
  • For the project of The beautifulthe municipal contribution is well over $484,000.

Related Links

Map of Investing in the Plan projects Canada
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gmap-gcarte/index-eng.html

Federal Investments in Infrastructure Projects in Quebec https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/investments-2002-investissements/qc-eng.html

Recreational and sports infrastructure financial assistance program http://www.education.gouv.qc.ca/municipalites/aide-financiere/fonds-pour-le-developpement-du-sport-et-de-lactivite-physique/ financial-utility- for-recreation-and-sports-infrastructure-pafirs-ebi/

Quebec Infrastructure Plan 2022-2032
https://www.tresor.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/PDF/budget_depenses/22-23/6-Plan_quebecois_infrastructures.pdf

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For more information: Jean-Sébastien Comeau, Press Secretary and Communications Adviser, Office of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, 343-574-8116, [email protected]† Alice Bergeron, press attaché to the Minister of Education and Minister responsible for the status of women, 418 997-4093; Media Relations, Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll Free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]† Head of Press Relations, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of the Family, [email protected]

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