The governments of Canada and Quebec are working together to provide Quebecers with access to safe and sustainable facilities that promote recreation and sports in our communities.
Today, the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister Responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Éric Girard, Member of the National Assembly for Lac-Saint-Jean, on behalf of Isabelle Charest, Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, announced $544,500 in funding for the development of a recreation and sports complex in Sainte-Monique-de-Honfleur, Lac-Saint-Jean.
The project involves developing a multipurpose trail to link the centre of the municipality to the outdoor centre, installing new equipment, building aquatic structures and trekfit area, renovating the existing pool, and upgrading the outdoor centre.
To support this project, the Government of Canada is providing $272,250 under the Community, Culture and Recreation Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), and the Government of Quebec is providing $272,250 under its Programme d’aide financière aux infrastructures récréatives et sportives (Recreational and Sports Infrastructure Financial Assistance Program) (PAFIRS). This renovated facility will contribute to the vitality and development of the community of Sainte-Monique and the entire region.