Sun, 22 May 2022

Magog, Quebec, May 6, 2022 - The governments of Canada and Quebec are working together to give Quebecers access to safe and sustainable facilities that encourage people to get involved in sports and recreational activities in our communities.

Today, Mr. Francois Legault, Premier of Quebec, 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 Ms. Isabelle Charest, Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, announced more than $18 million in funding to build an arena in Magog. They were joined by Mr. Gilles Belanger, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier (high-speed Internet) and Member of the National Assembly for Orford, and by Jean Guy Gingras, President of the non-profit organization Arena Memphremagog.

The new arena will include two regulation-size ice rinks, locker rooms, bleachers, service and storage areas, and a parking lot.  

To deliver this project, the governments of Canada and Quebec will each provide $9,104,743.50 under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) and the Programme d'aide financire aux infrastructures recreatives et sportives (PAFIRS). This new infrastructure will contribute to the vitality and development of the community of Magog and the entire region.

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