Support for recreational and sports infrastructures
MAGOG, QC, May 6, 2022 / CNW / – Governments of Canada and Quebec work together to provide Quebecers with access to sustainable and safe facilities that aim to promote recreational and sports activities in our communities.
Today, Quebec Prime Minister François Legault, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for the Quebec Economic Development Agency Canada for the Regions of Quebec, the Honorable Pascale St-Onge, on behalf of the Honorable Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities Dominic LeBlancas well as the Minister of Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Ms. Isabelle Charest, announced the allocation of more than $ 18 million in financial aid for the construction of a stage in Magog. For the occasion, they were accompanied by the parliamentary assistant of the prime minister (component of high-speed Internet) and deputy ofOrfordGilles Bélanger, and the president of the nonprofit Arena Memphrémagog, Jean-Guy Gingras.
The new pavilion will include two regular skating rinks, changing rooms, bleachers, service and storage rooms and a car park.
To carry out this project, the governments of Canada and Quebec will also contribute $ 9,104,743.50 in the community, cultural and recreational infrastructure component of investment in Canada (PIIC) and the Financial Aid Program for Recreational and Sports Infrastructures (PAFIRS). This new infrastructure will contribute to the dynamism and development of the community Magog as well as the whole region.
“Sport is good for health, it is good for morale and, above all, it pushes our young people to dream, to excel. Today we ship the goods to Magog with a modern project that will greatly benefit our young people, and also all those in the region. We want projects like this everywhere in Quebec. We want to keep making sport a priority. »
Sr. François Legault, Prime Minister of Quebec
“Our government continues to invest in recreational and sports infrastructure to promote a healthy and active lifestyle in our communities, in Quebec and across the country. I am pleased to announce a contribution of more than $ 9.1 million for the construction of a pavilion Magog. This is a great project that will offer new options to residents of all ages to get together and be active, while supporting the development of our athletes. »
the honorable Pascale St OngeMinister of Sports and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlancMinister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities
“Access to modern and quality recreational and sports infrastructure is a priority for our government. We offer Quebecers quality facilities that offer a wide variety of activities and equipment. This contributes to maintaining good physical and mental health for the entire population. I am very proud to know that, once again, this new modern and adapted infrastructure will meet the needs of the entire community. »
Mrs. Isabelle CharestMinister of Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women
“I am delighted with the investments announced today by Magog and the surrounding area. Like all of Quebec, we want to provide our local communities with a modern recreational and sports infrastructure that meets the needs of young athletes, athletes and families. Thanks to this new project, everyone will have better access to quality facilities to move and socialize. I would like to thank all the people involved, directly or indirectly, for carrying out this project. I am convinced that the community will use it regularly and that we will encourage the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. »
Gilles Bélanger, Parliamentary Assistant to the Prime Minister (High Speed Internet Component) and Member of ParliamentOrford
“This is very good news for the whole Memphremagog region. The privileged location of this pavilion will ensure the centralization of sports infrastructure in the territory. It will also allow the Center de services scolaire des Sommets to offer an improved experience to students of the La Ruche Institute Thanks to the new facilities, the City Council of Magog and the Memphrémagog MRC will be able to meet the needs of its customers and improve its range of sports activities. »
Jean-Guy Gingraspresident of the NPO Arena Memphrémagog
- The project announced today is in addition to the 176 recreational and sports infrastructure projects already announced in Quebec in 2021 i representing total joint contributions of $ 294 million.
- Under the CIIP, the federal government provides, between 2018 i 2028, investments of more than 7.5 billion dollars in Quebec. The Integrated Bilateral Agreement for the Water Infrastructure Investment Program Canada (EBI) aims to implement the CIIP in Quebec and to establish the terms, obligations and commitments of the parties.
- The allocation of a residual endowment of $ 60 million, coming in equal parts from the governments of the Canada and Quebec in the EBI’s Recreational Infrastructure subcomponent will bring joint investments in recreational infrastructure to $ 354 million.
- The Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec is responsible for implementing the recreational infrastructure subcomponent of the EBI’s community, cultural and recreational infrastructure component.
- For this project, the financial contribution of the NPO Aréna Memphrémagog amounts to 8 million dollars and that of the City Council of Magog at $ 9 million.
- Also a partner, the Center de services scolaire des Sommets sells the land where the new pavilion will be built at the NPO in exchange for ice hours for its various sports teams.
Map of investment projects in the Plan Canada
Federal investments in infrastructure projects in Quebec
Financial aid program for recreational and sports infrastructure
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Quebec Infrastructure Plan 2022-2032
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