Châteauguay, April 19, 2017 – Upgrades to the Centre sportif régional des copains of Ste-Martine and the Centre multi-récréatif of St-Patrice-de-Sherrington will be possible thanks in part to about $148,000 in funding from the Government of Canada through the CIP 150 program. The total cost of the projects is estimated at over $367,000.
The MP for Châteauguay-Lacolle, Brenda Shanahan, is delighted to announce these investments on behalf of the Minister responsible for the Canadian Economic Development Agency for Quebec (CED), Navdeep Bains.
The Centre des copains of Ste-Martine received about $73,000 to replace the siding, improve the insulation, renovate the washrooms and purchase a new boiler for the heating and hot water systems.
“The Centre des copains is a not-for-profit organization, so any outside help is greatly appreciated!” says facilities manager Patrice Roy. “The building still has the original siding from when it was built in 1977. This will help modernize the building for the Centre’s 500 weekly users.”
The Centre des copains is a community initiative now governed by a Board of Directors from Ste-Martine, St-Urbain-Premier, Howick and Très-Saint-Sacrement.
More room for more fun
Regarding the Centre multi-récréatif of St-Patrice-de-Sherrington, the City received $75,000 to add change rooms and modernize the energy management system. “Our experience with the program and our CED advisor was excellent,” points out the Director General, Rafaelle Di Stasio. “The acceptance process deadlines were easy to meet, meaning that the renovations are well underway!”
“Hockey and ringette players, figure skaters, recreational skaters and other users of these centres will be able to enjoy modern, suitable facilities,” comments Brenda Shanahan. “The investments made by our government keep our communities vibrant and strong by improving quality of life and providing decent gathering places.”
“The financial support we are providing clearly shows that we are committed to fostering sustainable growth and prosperity in Canada,” adds Minister Navdeep Bains. “Our government is proud to support projects that mobilize and unite our communities while also stimulating the local economy and creating jobs.”
Photo: The Centre sportif régional des copains of Ste-Martine also serves the neighbouring towns.