Support for recreational and sports infrastructures

MAGOG, QC, May 6, 2022 / CNW Telbec / – The 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, the Prime Minister of Quebec, Mr. François Legault, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, the Honorable Pascale St-Onge, on behalf of the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, Dominic LeBlancas well as the Minister of Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women in Quebec, Mrs.jo Isabelle Charest, announced the allocation of more than $ 18 million in financial assistance for the construction of a pavilion in Magog. For the occasion, they were accompanied by the parliamentary assistant of the Prime Minister of Quebec (a component of the high-speed Internet) and a member of theOrfordMr. Gilles Bélanger, and the president of the NPO Aréna Memphrémagog, Mr. Jean-Guy Gingras.

The new pavilion will include two regular skating rinks, changing rooms, bleachers, service rooms and warehouses as well as a car park.

To carry out this project, the governments of Canada and Quebec will also contribute $ 9,104,743.50 to the community, cultural and recreational infrastructure component of the 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.

Quotes:

“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. »

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, throughout Quebec and elsewhere in the country. I am pleased to announce today a federal contribution of more than 9.1 million dollars for the construction of a stage a Magog. It is a great project that will offer residents of all ages new options to move and meet, while promoting 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. »

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. As everywhere in Quebec, we want to provide our local communities with a 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 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 entire Memphremagog region. The privileged location of this pavilion will ensure the centralization of sports infrastructure in the territory. It will also allow the Sommets school service center to offer an improved experience to students. Thanks to the new facilities, the City Council of La Ruche 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

Brief facts:

  • 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 Investing Infrastructure Program in Canada 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.

Related links:

Map of investment projects in the Plan 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-investments/qc-eng.html

Financial aid program for recreational and sports infrastructure
http://www.education.gouv.qc.ca/municipalites/aide-financiere/fonds-pour-le-developpement-du-sport-et-de-lactivite-physique/programme-daide-financiere-aux-infrastructures- recreational-and-sports-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: Sources: Ewan Sauves, Press Officer, Office of the Prime Minister of Quebec, 418 642-5321; Jean-Sébastien Comeau, Deputy Press and Communications Advisor, Office of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, 343 574-8116, [email protected]; Alice Bergeron, Press Officer, Office of the Minister of Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, 418 997-4093; Media Relations: Infrastructure Canada, 613 960-9251, toll-free number: 1 877 250-7154, e-mail: [email protected]; Head of Press Relations, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Family

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