Regional Development Corporation

Federal, provincial governments invest in Saint-Isidore sports complex (09/08/17)

NB 1148

Aug. 17, 2009

SAINT-ISIDORE (CNB) - The federal and New Brunswick governments as well as a committee in Saint-Isidore are investing a total of $150,000 for major renovations at the Complexe Sportif Léopold Thériault.

The federal government, the provincial government and the Complexe Sportif Léopold Thériault Committee are each investing $50,000.

"The province is pleased to be participating in this important project for the Complexe Sportif Léopold Thériault," said Transportation Minister Denis Landry. "These infrastructure upgrades will create jobs and allow our people to continue to be active and our communities to continue to thrive."

The project involves repainting the arena's interior and doing major renovations to the restrooms and the main entrance, including building a ticket office. Once the work is completed, the Complexe Sportif Léopold Thériault will have new doors, a new floor and a new electrical panel. Twelve jobs will be created during the six-week.

"As part of the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program (RInC), the Government of Canada is proud to support the Complexe Sportif Léopold Thériault renovation project," said Keith Ashfield, minister of state responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

"This sports complex has been a gathering place for residents of Saint-Isidore and the surrounding area. Through Canada's Economic Action Plan and RInC, our government is investing in projects such as this one to soften the effect of the economic slowdown and to help improve the quality of life of New Brunswickers."

The federal government is making its investment through ACOA under RInC, a key component of Canada's Economic Action Plan.

The federal economic action plan is providing $500 million over two years to RInC to support upgrading and renewal of recreational facilities in communities; and to encourage increased participation in physical activity and community building.

"On behalf of the Village of Saint-Isidore, I would like to acknowledge the federal government's contribution to our project to complete the renovations to the Complexe Sportif Léopold Thériault and express our thanks," said Saint-Isidore Mayor Cécile Renaud. "The village's largest sports facility was in dire need of upgrading. We are proud of the partnership between the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, and we hope to establish similar partnerships to resolve many other issues for the good of local residents."


MEDIA CONTACTS: Jordan O'Brien, Communications New Brunswick, 506-457-7999; Erin Filliter, Office of the Minister of State, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, 613-941-7241; Stéphanie Bilodeau, communications, ACOA New Brunswick, 506-452-3034; David Cowan, Village of Saint-Isidore, 506-358-6005.