The Governments of Canada and Quebec invest in 17 recreational and sports projects in the Chaudière-Appalaches Region

Quebec: As the pandemic has further emphasized the importance of having a healthy population, the Governments of Canada and Quebec are proud to support close to 200 recreational and sports infrastructure projects throughout Quebec. Thanks to these investments, Quebec municipalities will have easily accessible, modern and safe facilities, thereby putting into place the winning conditions for the practice of physical activities in our communities.

Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Isabelle Charest, Quebec’s Junior Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, announced the awarding of over $9.4 million in funding assistance for the completion of 17 projects in the Chaudière-Appalaches Region. On this occasion, they were accompanied by Marie-Eve Proulx, Quebec’s Junior Minister for Regional Economic Development and Minister Responsible for the Chaudière-Appalaches Region, as well as Minister Responsible for the Bas-Saint-Laurent Region and MNA for Côte-du-Sud, as well as by His Worship Bernard Ouellet, Mayor of Saint-Apollinaire. Because of this funding, the citizens of the Region will have access to modern and safe facilities that will foster an active, healthy and inclusive lifestyle.

This new infrastructure will enable the Chaudière-Appalaches region to create living environments conducive to attracting families and workers, while stimulating the local economic recovery. Among others, total financial assistance of over $2.7 million in Saint-Apollinaire will enable the construction of a covered and refrigerated skating rink. The civil works for the skating rink include the following elements: excavation, backfill, drainage, foundation, structure, skating rink surface, refrigeration system, related equipment, site work and contingencies.

In the Chaudière-Appalaches Region, the Government of Canada is investing a total of $4,705,694.50 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 $4,705,694.50 under the Programme d’aide financière aux infrastructures récréatives et sportives (PAFIRS) (financial assistance program for recreational and sports infrastructure).

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