Recreation and sports infrastructure support
MAGOG, QC† May 6, 2022 /CNW/ – Governments of Canada and Quebec are working together to provide Quebec residents with access to sustainable and safe facilities aimed at promoting recreational and sporting activities in our communities.
Today, the Prime Minister of Quebec, François Legault, the Minister of Sports and the Minister in charge of the Agency for Economic Development of Canada for the regions of Quebec, the Honorable Pascale St-Onge, on behalf of the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honorable Dominic LeBlancas well as the Minister of Education and the Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Ms. Isabelle Charest, announced the allocation of financial support of more than $18 million for the construction of an arena in magog† They were accompanied for the occasion by the Parliamentary Assistant to the Prime Minister (high-speed Internet component) and the Member of Parliament forOrfordGilles Bélanger, and the president of the non-profit organization Aréna Memphrémagog, Jean Guy Gingras†
The new arena will include two regulated ice rinks, changing rooms, grandstands, service and storage areas and a car park.
To implement this project, the governments of Canada and Quebec will also contribute $9,104,743.50 from the community, cultural and recreational infrastructure component of Investing in Canada (PIIC) and the Recreational and Sports Infrastructure Financial Assistance Program (PAFIRS). This new infrastructure will contribute to the dynamism and development of the community of magog as well as the whole region.
“Sport is good for your health, it is good for morale and above all it encourages our young people to dream, to surpass themselves. Today we deliver the goods to: magog with a modern project that will benefit our young people, but also everyone in the region. We want projects like this all over Quebec. We want to continue to make sport a priority. †
mr. François Legault, Prime Minister of Quebec
“Our government continues to invest in recreational and sports infrastructure to encourage healthy and active lifestyles in our communities, in Quebec and across the country. I am pleased to announce a contribution of more than $9.1 million towards the construction of an arena in magog† This is a great project that provides new opportunities for residents of all ages to come together and be active, while supporting the development of our athletes. †
the honorable one Pascale St. OngeMinister of Sports and Minister responsible for the Agency for Economic Development of Canada for the regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlancMinister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities
“Access to modern, high-quality recreational and sports infrastructure is a priority for our government. We provide quality facilities to Quebec residents with a wide variety of activities and equipment. This contributes to the maintenance of good physical and mental health for the entire population. I am very proud to know that this new, modern and adapted infrastructure will once again meet the needs of the entire community. †
Mrs Isabelle CharestMinister of Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women
“I am pleased with the investments announced today for magog and the environment. As everywhere in Quebec, we want to provide our local communities with 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 for exercise and socialization. I would like to thank everyone who, directly or indirectly, contributed to the realization of this project. I am confident that the community will use it regularly and that we will promote the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. †
Gilles Bélanger, Parliamentary Assistant to the Prime Minister (High Speed Internet Component) and Member of Parliament forOrford
“This is very good news for the entire Memphremagog region. The privileged location of this arena will allow for the centralization of sports infrastructures on the territory. It will also enable the Center de services scolaire des Sommets to provide an enhanced experience to La Ruche high school students. Thanks to the new facilities, the city can magog and the MRC de Memphrémagog will be able to meet the needs of their customers and improve their range of sports activities. †
Jean Guy Gingraspresident of the non-profit organization Aréna Memphrémagog
- The project announced today complements the 176 recreational and sports infrastructure projects already announced in Quebec in 2021 and representing a total joint contribution of $294 million.
- In the context of the CIIP, the federal government plans, among other things: 2018 and 2028, investment of more than $7.5 billion in Quebec. The Integrated Bilateral Agreement for the Investment in Water Infrastructure Programme Canada (EBI) aims to implement the CIIP in Quebec and to establish the terms, obligations and commitments of the parties.
- The allocation of a remaining $60 million envelope, in equal parts from the governments of the Canada and Quebec to the EBI’s recreational infrastructure sub-component will bring combined recreational infrastructure investments to $354 million.
- The Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec is responsible for implementing the Recreational Infrastructure sub-component of the Community, Cultural and Recreational Infrastructure component of the EBI.
- For this project, the financial contribution of the non-profit organization Aréna Memphrémagog is $8 million and that of the city magog at $9 million.
- A partner, the Center de services scolaire des Sommets, is also selling the land on which the new arena will be built to the NPO in exchange for hours of ice age for its various sports teams.
Map of Investing in the Plan projects Canada
Federal Investment in Infrastructure Projects in Quebec
Financial Assistance Program for Recreational and Sports Infrastructure
Quebec Infrastructure Plan 2022-2032
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