The City of Boisbriand was recently informed by the Minister of Education of the refusal of its grant application for the redevelopment project of Charbonneau Park.

The City of Boisbriand was recently informed by the Minister of Education of the refusal of its grant application for the redevelopment project of Charbonneau Park.
“We are obviously very disappointed with this refusal. The equipment at Parc Charbonneau, such as chalets and tennis courts, have reached the end of their useful life. The complete redevelopment of the park represents a significant investment, but it is also a promising project since the new infrastructures would include suitable spaces where spontaneous activities would be possible, for all ages, summer and winter,” emphasized Mayor Marlene Cordato.
In 2017, a vast citizen consultation under the theme “Draw your park” allowed nearly 1000 Boisbriannais to express themselves on the choice of facilities.
“This park, we imagined it collectively based on the real and current needs of citizens and their families. Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen how much people appreciate green spaces and parks for walking, moving and having fun,” added Ms. Cordato.
UMQ recommendations
In addition, the Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ) has just submitted its recommendations to the government with a view to tabling the 2021-2022 Quebec budget in March. Among these, we find the enhancement of the financial assistance program for recreational and sports infrastructures, so that a greater number of structuring projects such as the one in Charbonneau Park can benefit from it.
“I welcome the UMQ’s initiative and I believe that the economic recovery of all regions of Quebec also requires investments in sports and recreational infrastructure. Municipalities must be able to implement unifying projects that meet the needs expressed by the population, ”said the mayor.

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