Recreation and sports infrastructure support

BROSSARD, QCMay 20, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The 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 member of Brossard-St. Lambertmme Alexandra Mendès, on behalf of the Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honorable Dominic LeBlancas well as the Minister of Education and the Minister responsible for the status of women, Mrs.me Isabelle Charest, announced the allocation of more than $1.9 million in financial support for the construction of a new intergenerational refreshment facility in Victorin Park. They were accompanied for the occasion by the Mayor of Brossard, Mrs.me Doreen Assad.

The project includes the construction of an intergenerational refreshment area in Victorin Park to replace existing aging water supplies. The work mainly consists of demolishing the existing facilities, rebuilding a service building, a large swimming pool, water playground and concrete beaches, and creating relaxation and landscape areas.

To support the realization of this project, the government of Canada donates $992,958.50 from the Community, Culture and Recreational Infrastructure (VICCR) component of Investing in Canada (PIIC) and the Government of Quebec, $992,958.50 under the Financial Assistance Program for Recreational and Sports Infrastructure (PAFIRS). This new infrastructure will contribute to the dynamism and development of the Brossard community and the region as a whole.

Quotes:

“The development of new water supplies at Parc Victorin in Brossard will allow young and old to cool off, have fun and socialize outdoors. This is excellent news for the people of Brossard! In collaboration with provinces and municipalities, our government invests in recreational and sports infrastructure to build vibrant and inclusive communities. †

Alexandra Mendès, Member of Parliament for Brossard–St. Lamberton 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. †

Isabelle CharestMinister of Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women

“I am very happy with the investments announced today for my riding. Like everywhere in Quebec, I want my community to have access to modern, high-quality recreational and sports infrastructure. I am convinced that young people, families and even seniors in Brossard will be happy with the refreshment zone project. The new facilities allow us to create a meeting space where citizens can socialize while cooling off during the hot summer weather. That’s great news! †

Simon Jolin BarretteMinister of Justice, Minister responsible for the French Language, Minister responsible for Secularism and Parliamentary Reform, Minister responsible for the Montérégie region, Head of Government and Member of Parliament for Borduas

“I am delighted to have been awarded this grant to upgrade Parc Victorin’s swimming pool and facilities that really need it! This amount will ease the investment of Brossard’s taxpayers, enabling us to carry out other projects to improve our parks and green spaces, which are at the heart of the quality of life in our neighborhoods. †

Doreen AssadMayor of Brossard

Quick Facts:

  • The project unveiled today complements the 176 recreational and sports infrastructure projects already announced in Quebec in 2021 and representing a total joint contribution of $294 million.
  • As part of the Infrastructure program Investing in Canada (PIIC), the federal government plans to invest more than $7.5 billion in Quebec between 2018 and 2028. The Integrated Bilateral Agreement (IBA) aims to implement the CIIP in Quebec and define the terms, obligations and commitments of the parties.
  • The allocation to the PIIC and PAFIRS programs of a remaining $60 million envelope, coming in equal parts from the governments of Canada and Quebec, will bring joint investment in recreational infrastructure 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.
  • Since 2018, the Quebec government has supported the implementation of 1,281 sports, recreational and outdoor infrastructure projects through various programs thanks to total investments exceeding $617 million.
  • As of today, the City of Brossard is contributing $4,042,717 to this project.

Related Links:

Map of Investing in the Plan projects Canada
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gmap-gcarte/index-eng.html

Federal Investment in Infrastructure Projects in Quebec
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/investments-2002-investments/qc-eng.html

Financial Assistance 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- recreation-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

SOURCE Cabinet of the Minister of Education and the Minister responsible for the status of women

For more information: Jean-Sébastien Comeau, Press Secretary and Communications Adviser, Office of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, 343 574-8116, [email protected]† Alex Poulin, Chief of Staff, Office of the Minister responsible for Education, and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, 819-582-2705; Media Relations: Infrastructure Canada, 613 960-9251, Toll Free: 1 877 250-7154, Email: [email protected], Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, Website: Infrastructure Canada; Responsible for press relations: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Family, [email protected]

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