Gatineau — The governments of Canada and Quebec are working together to provide Quebecers with access to safe and sustainable facilities that promote recreation and sport in our communities.
Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer, Greg Fergus, on behalf of the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Justice and Member for Chapleau, Mathieu Lévesque, , on behalf of the Associate Minister of Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Isabelle Charest, announced the awarding of almost $1.4 million in financial assistance for the development of locker rooms and a multi-purpose room at the Mont-Bleu sports complex in Gatineau. They were also joined by the Mayor of Gatineau, France Bélisle.
The project will make it possible to renovate the services pavilion, under the existing bleachers, in order to create a multi-purpose room and locker rooms for sports teams and a locker room for referees. The renovation will expand the sports complex’s service offering and improve the user experience.
To support the delivery of this project, the Government of Canada is investing $699,216.50 under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), and the Government of Quebec is investing $699,216.50 under the Programme d’aide financière aux infrastructures récréatives et sportives (PAFIRS) [financial assistance program for recreational and sports infrastructure]. This project will contribute to the vitality and development of the community of Gatineau and the entire region.