The governments of Canada and Quebec are supporting nearly 200 recreational and sports infrastructure projects across Quebec. These investments are expected to provide Quebec municipalities with modern and safe facilities that are easily accessible, creating improved conditions for physical activity.
The most recent investments include nearly $16 million in funding for 17 projects in the Capitale-Nationale Region. With this funding, local residents will have access to modern and safe facilities that will promote an active, healthy and inclusive lifestyle.
“Sports and recreation are essential to living healthy, active lives and staying connected to the community,” said Jean-Yves Duclos, president of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities. “In the Capitale-Nationale Region, the Government of Canada is investing more than $7.9 million in 17 sports and recreational infrastructure projects, which will help stimulate our regional economy at a time when it needs it most.”
This new infrastructure will enable the Capitale-Nationale Region to create living environments conducive to attracting families and workers, while stimulating local economic recovery. Investments of more than $2.4 million will be used to renovate the Pointe-de-Sainte-Foy Community Centre in Quebec City. The project includes transforming the space to include taekwondo and fencing facilities, replacing mechanical ventilation and heating systems, and installing an elevator.
In the Capitale-Nationale Region, the Government of Canada is investing more than $7.9 million through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, while the Government of Quebec is investing more than $7.9 million through its Recreational and Sports Infrastructure Financial Assistance Program.
“When we support community projects, we directly invest in citizens’ quality of life, their health, and in social solidarity,” said Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Quebec City. “This is why I’m thrilled to see our governments contributing $3.43 million to four sport and recreation infrastructure projects in our City, which will replace synthetic soccer turfs at Victoria Park, Holy Family Park, and Patro de Charlesbourg, and renovate the Pointe-de-Sainte-Foy Community Centre.”
Featured image of soccer stadium from Ville de Quebec (ville.quebec.qc.ca).