Quebec gives $ for cross-country ski trail
Last Thursday, March 24th, Orford MNA Pierre Reid announced, on behalf of the Minister of Education, recreation and sport, Sebastien Proulx, financial support for as much as $25,797 to create a crosscountry ski course that conforms to international norms, a project presented by the Club de ski de fond du Parc du Mont Orford.
“Besides contributing to the offer of better sporting and recreational conditions for citizens, this investment will bring up the quality of the crosscountry ski trails in the Parc du Mont-Orford and make it possible to hold national and international events in our region,” commented Mr. Reid.
The Minister of the Estrie region, Luc Fortin, was happy with the announcement. “Thanks to this project, the region will not only improve its recreation and sporting offer, it will also allow athletes, young athletes and the general population to benefit from safe installations adapted to their needs. These initiatives show how much we want to promote a physically active lifestyle,” said Minister Fortin.
In all of Quebec, about one hundred and ten construction, renovation and improvement sporting or recreation projects are going on thanks to $50 million in government support. These projects were analyzed and selected according to the rules and norms of the Programme de soutien aux installations sportives et recreatives, phase three of the Fonds pour le developpement du sport et de l’activite physique.
“We know that access to modern and safe sporting and recreation facilities is a main factor in encouraging the population to move. For the government of Quebec, the realization of projects aimed at ensuring the continuation, functionality and quality of facilities as well as their conformity to established norms is a positive and responsible gesture,” said Minister Proulx.
Seen here at the announcement of money for a new cross-country ski trail are (l. to r): Orford MNA Pierre Reid; René Pomerleau, course director for the Club de ski de fond du Parc du Mont Orford; and Arnold Ross, president of the Club de ski de fond du Parc du Mont Orford.