Labelle, Quebec, April 29, 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, thereby improving the quality of life in our communities.
Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation, Stéphane Lauzon, on behalf of the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, and the Minister for Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Isabelle Charest, announced funding of $ 968,020 for a new recreational pavilion and the reconstruction of the bleachers at the baseball field in Labelle. On this occasion, they were accompanied by Chantale Jeannotte, Temporary Chair and Member of the National Assembly for Labelle,andVicky Émard, Mayor of Labelle.
The project involves the construction of a recreational pavilion and the reconstruction of the bleachers at the baseball field in the Municipality of Labelle. The new building, larger than the previous one, will provide access to the adjacent park and accommodate indoor activities. The project includes the construction of change rooms, multipurpose rooms, offices, bathrooms, storage areas and a kitchen.
To carry out this project, the governments of Canada and Quebec will provide equal funding of $484,010 under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) and the Recreational and Sports Infrastructure Financial Assistance Program (PAFIRS). This new infrastructure will contribute to the vitality and development of Labelle and the entire region.