Canada and Quebec provide more than $18 million in financial aid for the construction of a new arena in Magog


Support for recreation and sports infrastructure

MAGOG, QC, May 6, 2022 /CNW/ – Governments Canada and Quebec are working together to provide Quebecers with access to sustainable and safe facilities aimed at promoting the practice of recreational and sporting activities in our communities.

Today, the Prime Minister of Quebec, François Legault, is the Minister of Sports and the Minister in charge of the Agency for Economic Development. Canada On behalf of the regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, Mr. Pascale St-Onge, Dominik LeBlancThe Minister of Education and Minister for the Status of Women, Ms Isabelle Charest, announced that more than $18 million in financial assistance has been allocated for the construction of an arena. magog. On this occasion, they were accompanied by the Prime Minister’s Deputy of Parliament (high-speed Internet component) and Member of Parliament.orfordGilles Bélanger and president of the nonprofit Aréna Memphrémagog, Jean-Guy Gingras.

The new arena will include two regular skating rinks, locker rooms, bleachers, service and storage rooms, and a car park.

To realize this project, governments Canada and Quebec will contribute equally $9,104,743.50 from the community, cultural and entertainment infrastructure component of Investing in the Investing. Canada (PIIC) and the Financial Assistance Program for Recreation and Sports Infrastructure (PAFIRS). This new infrastructure will contribute to the dynamism and development of Turkish society. magog as well as the entire region.


“Sports is good for health, it gives morale, and most importantly, it pushes our young people to dream and surpass themselves. Today, we deliver the goods magog We are implementing a modern project that will benefit both our youth and everyone in the region. We want projects like this all over Quebec. We want to continue to make sport a priority. »

Mr. François Legault, Prime Minister of Quebec

“Our government continues to invest in recreational and sports infrastructure to promote a healthy and active lifestyle in our communities in Quebec and across the country. I am pleased to announce a contribution of more than $9.1 million to the construction of an arena. magog. While supporting the development of our athletes, it is a great project that will offer new options to our citizens of all ages to come together and be active. »

honorable Pascale St OngeMinister of Sports and Minister of Economic Development Agency Canada For the regions of Quebec, on behalf of the President Dominik LeBlancMinister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“Access to modern, quality entertainment and sports infrastructure is a priority for our government. We provide quality facilities that offer Quebecers a wide variety of activities and equipment. This contributes to maintaining good physical and mental health for the entire population. I am proud to know once again that this new, modern and adapted infrastructure will meet the needs of the entire society. »

Woman. Isabelle CharestMinister of Education and Minister for the Status of Women

“I am satisfied with the investments announced today” magog and its surroundings. As elsewhere in Quebec, we want to provide our local communities with modern recreational and sports infrastructure that meets the needs of athletes, athletes and young families. Thanks to this new project, everyone will have easier access to quality facilities for moving and socializing. I would like to thank everyone who directly or indirectly contributed to the realization of this project. I believe that society will benefit from this on a regular basis, thereby promoting the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. »

Gilles Bélanger, Prime Minister’s Deputy of Parliament (high-speed Internet component) and Member of Parliamentorford

“This is very good news for the entire Memphremagog region. The privileged location of this arena will allow the sports infrastructures to be centralized in the region. It will also allow the Center de services scolaire des Sommets to provide an enhanced experience for students at La Ruche high school. Thanks to the new facilities, the Metropolitan magog and MRC de Memphrémagog will be able to meet their customers’ needs and improve their offering of sports activities. »

Jean-Guy GingrasPresident of NPO Aréna Memphrémagog

Quick Facts

  • The project announced today is in addition to the 176 recreational and sports infrastructure projects already announced in Quebec. 2021 and It represents a total joint contribution of $294 million.
  • Under CIIP, the federal government 2018 and 2028, more than $7.5 billion investment in Quebec. Integrated Bilateral Agreement for the Investment Program in Water Infrastructure Canada (EBI) intends to implement CIIP in Quebec and establish the terms, obligations and commitments of the parties.
  • Allocation of a surplus envelope of $60 million from governments in equal shares. Canada In EBI’s Recreational Infrastructure subcomponent, Quebec and Quebec will bring joint investments in entertainment infrastructure to $354 million.
  • The Ministry of Québec is responsible for implementing the Recreational Infrastructure subcomponent of the EBI’s Community, Cultural and Leisure Infrastructure component.
  • For this project, the financial contribution of NPO Aréna Memphrémagog is 8 million dollars and the Metropolitan Municipality magog At $9 million.
  • Center de services scolaire des Sommets, which is also a partner, sells the land on which the new arena will be built to the NPO in exchange for hours of freezing for various sports teams.

Related Links

Investment map for plan projects Canada

Federal investments in infrastructure projects in Quebec

Financial Support Program for Recreation and Sports Infrastructure fun-and-sports-pafirs-ebi/

Quebec Infrastructure Plan 2022-2032

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