Joint federal-provincial funding has been earmarked for 11 recreational infrastructure projects that will be carried out in the Mauricie region. These projects involve such things as renovating recreational centres and improving playgrounds and other sports facilities to make them safer and more modern.
The Government of Canada is contributing over $3.6 million to these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Quebec is also investing over $3.6 million in these projects through the Programme d’aide financière aux infrastructures récréatives et sportives. Added to these contributions will be over $9.6 million from municipalities and other local sources.
Construction of a boules court (for pétanque).
Development of soccer fields and a walking trail. Addition of a washroom facility with change rooms and toilets.
Construction of a roof for the recreation centre’s outdoor rink and a shelter for the players. Installation of an LED lighting system.
Construction of a skateboard park and a BMX trail in Parc Valmont.
Renovation and upgrades to the Complexe sportif Aurèle-Plante and addition of outdoor toilets.
Development of an all-season multi-sport park for tennis, hockey, and public skating.
Construction of a fitness trail.
Construction of a washroom facility at Parc Saint-Jean-Optimiste, including showers, toilets, and storage space.
Renovation of the outdoor pool at Parc Antoine-Saint-Onge, addition of a water playground, and repair of the service building.
Renovation of the locker rooms and addition of accessible washrooms of the Pavillon Saint-Armand.
Renovation of the Pavillon des Loisirs (recreation centre) and the outdoor rink.