Baie-Comeau, Quebec, May 17, 2022 - The governments of Canada and Quebec are working together to provide Quebecers with access to safe and sustainable facilities that promote recreation and sport 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 Jonatan Julien, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Cote-Nord and Gaspesie-les-de-la-Madeleine Regions, on behalf of Isabelle Charest, Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, announced funding for the renovation of the Centre Henri-Desjardins in Baie-Comeau.
The Centre Henri-Desjardins is an important hub for skating clubs, field hockey teams and all sports enthusiasts in the Baie-Comeau region. The renovation project involves rehabilitating the building envelope, replacing the electrical distribution equipment, and modifying the ice refrigeration system.
To support this project, the Government of Canada is providing $734,612 under the Community, Culture and Recreation Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), and the Government of Quebec is providing $734,612 under its Programme d'aide financire aux infrastructures recreatives et sportives (Recreational and Sports Infrastructure Financial Assistance Program) (PAFIRS). This renovated facility will contribute to the vitality and development of the community of Baie-Comeau and the entire region.