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Canada and Quebec to invest in sports facilities in Drummondville

The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize the importance of having good recreational infrastructure that encourages people to adopt healthy lifestyles and makes communities vibrant inclusive places to live.


Government Press Release 13 Jul 2018, 04:22 AM Canada
Canada and Quebec to invest in sports facilities in Drummondville
  • The first project involves rebuilding and upgrading the Woodyatt Pool to provide users with better services. (Image Credit: Flickr)

The governments of Canada and Quebec recognize the importance of having good recreational infrastructure that encourages people to adopt healthy lifestyles and makes communities vibrant inclusive places to live.

Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Laurent Lessard, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and Minister Responsible for the Centre-du-Québec Region, today announced that the governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest over $551,000 to improve two sports facilities in Drummondville.

This financial support comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund. The City of Drummondville will also invest more than $551,000 to bring the total government and municipal investment to over $1.6 million.

The first project involves rebuilding and upgrading the Woodyatt Pool to provide users with better services. The second project will extend a section of the bike path on Lemire Boulevard between Janelle and Jean-Berchmans-Michaud streets. This new section will be more than 1,200 metres long and help meet residents' active mobility needs. Once completed, the work will increase sports opportunities in the municipality and encourage residents to stay active.