Ville-Marie, Quebec, April 22, 2022 - The governments of Canada and Quebec are working together to provide Quebecers with access to sustainable and safe facilities that promote recreational and sports activities 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 Mr. Pierre Dufour, Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks and Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Temiscamingue Region and the Nord-du-Quebec Region, on behalf of Ms. Isabelle Charest, Minister for Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, announced financial assistance for the development of the Parc des Clubs in Ville-Marie. For the occasion, they were accompanied by the mayor of Ville-Marie, Mr. Martin Lefebvre.
The project involves redeveloping the Parc des Clubs into a multisport park for all residents. The work will include installing playgrounds and play modules for youth and building a multipurpose trail, illuminated baseball diamond, scorekeepers' building, grassy practice area, skateboard park and multisport courts. In addition, it will include upgrades to the overall park and service building as well as landscaping work and installation of street furniture.
In support of this project, the Government of Canada is investing $1,098,276 under the Community, Culture and Recreation Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) and the Government of Quebec is granting $1,098,276 under its Programme d'aide financire aux infrastructures recreatives et sportives (Recreational and Sports Infrastructure Financial Assistance Program) (PAFIRS). This new infrastructure will contribute to the vitality and development of the Ville-Marie community and the entire region.