The Governments of Canada and Quebec invest in 15 recreational and sports projects in the Lanaudière Region
Quebec: As the pandemic has made us aware of the importance of having a healthy population, the governments of Canada and Quebec are proud to provide support for nearly 200 recreational and sports infrastructure projects across Quebec. Thanks to these investments, Quebec municipalities will have modern and safe facilities that are easily accessible, creating winning conditions for physical activity in our communities.
Today, the Honourable Ste, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Isabelle Charest, Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, announced $18.8 million in funding for the completion of 15 projects in the Lanaudière Region. They were joined by Caroline Proulx, Member of the National Assembly for Berthier, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Lanaudière Region, and Suzanne Dauphin, Mayor of Notre-Dame-des-Prairies.
With this funding, local residents will have access to modern and safe facilities that promote an active, healthy and inclusive lifestyle.
This new infrastructure will enable the Lanaudière Region to create living environments conducive to attracting families and workers, while providing stimulus for the local economic recovery. Among other things, more than $2.9 million in financial assistance will be used to build a covered, refrigerated outdoor skating rink with boards in Amable-Chalut Park in Notre-Dame-des-Prairies. Anchors for basketball nets and spaces for refrigeration equipment are also included in the project. The project also involves the construction of a service building to house a change room for users, washrooms and a garage for the ice resurfacer. In addition, landscaping work will connect the service building and covered ice rink to Antonio-Barrette Boulevard to the north and Jetté Street to the south. The existing parking lot will also be expanded to accommodate the additional traffic that the facility is expected to generate.
In the Lanaudière Region, the Government of Canada is investing a total of $9,426,796.50 through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), while the Government of Quebec is investing a total of $9,426,796.50 through its Recreational and Sports Infrastructure Funding Program.