The Government of Quebec has announced a $4.3-million investment for the construction of a new sports centre at the University of Quebec Rimouski campus in Lévis.
“I look forward to this investment because I believe that regular sport and physical activity is greatly enhanced when the necessary equipment is readily available,” said Isabelle Charest, Minister of Education. “With this project, we are once again taking the necessary steps to ensure that the population, especially our young people, acquire and maintain a physically active lifestyle. Thanks to this new sports centre, the university community on the Lévis campus and the citizens of the region will be able to enjoy the benefits of moving!”
The project consists mainly of building a centre that will include a simple gymnasium, a palestra, a training room and other support spaces as well as an outdoor multi-sport field. The total cost of the project is estimated at $8.7 million. In addition to government assistance, which exceeds $4.3 million, nearly $3.5 million has also been confirmed by other partners, including the General Association of Students on the Lévis campus (AGECALE) and the City of Lévis.
“The General Association of Students on the Lévis campus is very proud to be a partner in this major project,” said Simon Boucher, president of the General Association of Students on the Lévis Campus. “The importance of our financial commitment testifies to the consideration of the AGECALE for this sports complex, which will be an asset for the quality of student life. A new phase of student sport development has just begun.”
This project will be carried out under the Sports and Recreation Facilities Program – Phase IV of the Sport and Physical Activity Development Fund.