CED grants $200,000 to expand and upgrade Le Cormoran sailing school building in Gaspé
Gaspé – Shared public spaces are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs. In so many places across the country, these spaces have seen a significant reduction in use as Canadians took precautions against COVID-19.
Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for Gaspésie‒Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, announced a non-repayable contribution of $200,000 for Gaspé’s Club nautique Jacques-Cartier under the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF). The organization will thus be able to upgrade the facilities of its Le Cormoran sailing school.
For over 50 years, the Club nautique Jacques-Cartier—located in the heart of Gaspé—has been operating a nautical park with a marina and the Le Cormoran sailing school. Its facilities include a dock, pontoons, and buildings including a harbour office. This CED support will give the community the opportunity to enjoy even more water activities. The building housing the sailing school will be expanded, and other upgrades will be done, including the addition of a cloakroom and a multi‑purpose room needed for the organization to conduct its activities.
The Government of Canada recognizes that community spaces promote social interaction and physical activity. By providing better access to recreational programs and facilities, we are contributing to the well-being of communities, families, and individuals across the country. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
“We have helped SMEs resume their operations; it is now time for us to focus on getting people together again and supporting our communities so they can provide spaces where people can meet up and thrive. I am therefore thrilled that we are investing in a project such as this one in Gaspé. Residents can and must be proud of this project to expand and upgrade these facilities, which will undoubtedly revitalize the downtown area.” – Diane Lebouthillier, MP for Gaspésie‒Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue