SAINT-EDMOND-DE-GRANTHAM, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 20, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The 150th anniversary of Confederation gives Canadians a historic opportunity to celebrate our shared values and the rich significance of gathering sites for all communities to highlight them for our children and grandchildren. It is also a chance to address requests from key players in communities for making concrete, lasting improvements to community and recreational infrastructures.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that the organization Loisirs St-Edmond-de-Grantham has been awarded $167,500 for restoring the outdoor ice rink and setting up a water play area in Joseph-Courchesne Park.

Loisirs St-Edmond-de-Grantham, a non-profit organization, runs development and animation projects that enhance citizens' quality of life. It makes recreational activities available to the community.

The non-repayable contribution awarded under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) will enable the organization to demolish the old ice rink and build a new, multi-purpose one with a permanent surface and to set up a water play area.


"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting projects that, like this one by Loisirs St-Edmond-de-Grantham, mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada's communities and stimulate economic activity. Facilities like a multi-purpose ice rink and a water play area are excellent gathering sites for the families, friends and neighbours who make up Canadian communities. As such, they are the heart of those communities. These are the places where we can discover our differences and enjoy the different cultures that bring to life our country. Today, just like 150 years ago, the feeling of belonging is of great importance. By upgrading community and recreational infrastructures under CIP 150, we make our communities more vibrant and enhance the quality of life."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"We are pleased to count on the support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions to restore the recreational facilities at Joseph-Courchesne Park. This funding, along with the assistance of multiple volunteers, will enable the families in Saint-Edmond-de-Grantham to fully enjoy the park, both summer and winter!"

Catherine Tubie, Vice-President, Loisirs St-Edmond-de-Grantham

CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

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