Châteauguay, April 3, 2017 – Napierville will have its own indoor pool thanks to an investment of more than $960,000 from both the governments of Canada and Quebec through the Small Communities Fund. The Municipality of Napierville will complete the funding, for a total investment of nearly $2.9 million.
Brenda Shanahan, MP for Châteauguay-Lacolle, on behalf of Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Stéphane Billette, MNA for Huntingdon, on behalf of Sébastien Proulx, Quebec’s Minister of Education, Recreation and Sport, made the announcement last Friday at the Centre communautaire of Napierville in the presence of about 80 people.
The project involves the construction of an indoor swimming pool, which will include a jet pool, a slide, a control room and locker rooms. This new infrastructure will promote healthy lifestyles to local residents, especially young people and students as it will be located nearby the elementary school and the high school.
The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize the importance of having good recreational infrastructure that promotes healthy lifestyles, enables communities to be more inclusive, and serves as an ideal venue for sports activities. With this new sports facility, the Municipality of Napierville will enhance the quality of life of its residents and the ones of surrounding towns.
“Cultural and recreational infrastructure helps make our communities places where families can have fun, where neighbours can get together and where Canadians can celebrate the events that they hold close to their hearts. Our government is proud to be making investments that improve the quality of people’s lives, while fostering economic growth and creating high-paying jobs. ”, says Brenda Shanahan.
“By supporting construction projects, such as this one, we are demonstrating our desire to make safe and accessible facilities available to local residents and to help municipalities ensure the quality of their infrastructure over the long term. This project will enable Montérégie Region residents to practice sports and physical activities on a regular basis, while encouraging them to adopt physically active lifestyles.”, comments Stéphane Billette.
“It is with great pride and joy that we welcome today’s announcement. We would like to extend our warmest thanks for the support expressed by our parliamentary representatives and their respective teams who have accompanied us throughout this process. This indoor pool will enable us to meet a growing need of our local residents, while at the same time allowing us to significantly enhance our recreational facilities. This pool will provide services for children and adults and help ensure that Napierville continues to be a great place to live.”, adds Chantale Pelletier.
Photo: Brenda Shanahan, MP for Châteauguay-Lacolle, Chantale Pelletier, Mayor of Napierville, Stéphane Billette, MNA for Huntingdon, Daniel Dumontier, City Councillor, Micheline Patenaude-Fortin, City Councillor, Julie Archambault, Director General, and Marthe Tardif, City Councillor, during the press conference.