Backgrounder: details of contributions awarded to four snowmobile clubs in the Chaudière-Appalaches region

Backgrounder

June 7, 2019 – Lévis, QuebecCanada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The Club Motoneige des Etchemins, the Club Moto-Neige Panet, the Club Motoneige Beauce-Frontenac and the Club Auto‑Neige Ville-Marie will receive non-repayable contributions totalling $532,665 from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED). With that financial assistance, the organizations will be able to purchase new-generation groomers.

The funding is awarded under the Winter Tourism Initiative of the Quebec Economic Development Program.

Club Motoneige des Etchemins

Non-repayable contribution of $186,000 out of a total investment of $310,000

The project involves purchasing a new groomer to replace a unit that has become obsolete.

The Club Motoneige des Etchemins is a non-profit organization (NPO) incorporated in 2008 and is a member of the Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec (FCMQ). The club owns four groomers and maintains 158 km of trails, 128 km of which are Trans-Québec and trans-regional trails. 

The Club has 425 members and relies on their commitment and that of its 30 volunteers for maintaining and ensuring the safety of the trails that it is responsible for.

Club Moto-Neige Panet Inc.

Non-repayable contribution of $183,240 out of a total investment of $305,400

The project involves purchasing a new groomer to replace a unit that has become obsolete.

The Club Moto-Neige Panet is an NPO incorporated in 1970, and is a member of the FCMQ. The club owns one groomer and maintains 109 km of trails, 86 km of which are Trans-Québec and trans-regional trails. 

The Club relies on the commitment of its 185 members and its six volunteer directors for maintaining and ensuring the safety of the section of trails under its responsibility, which are used by Canadian (Quebec and Ontario), US and European snowmobilers.

Club Motoneige Beauce-Frontenac Inc.

Non-repayable contribution of $150,950 out of a total investment of $301,900

The project involves purchasing a new groomer to replace a unit that has become obsolete.

The Club Motoneige Beauce-Frontenac is an NPO incorporated in 1970 and is a member of the FCMQ. The club owns four groomers and maintains 320 km of trails, 213 km of which are Trans-Québec and trans-regional trails. 

The Club has 1,100 members and relies on their commitment and that of its 14 volunteers and 12 seasonal employees for maintaining and ensuring the safety of the trails that it is responsible for.

Club Auto-Neige Ville-Marie

Non-repayable contribution of $12,475 out of a total investment of $24,950

The project involves purchasing a new groomer to replace a unit that has become obsolete.

The Club Auto-Neige Ville-Marie is an NPO incorporated in 1970 and is a member of the FCMQ. It owns one groomer and maintains 80 km of snowmobile trails, 51 km of which are part of the Trans-Québec and trans-regional network.

The Club has 767 members and relies on the commitment its members and its 11 volunteers for maintaining and ensuring the safety of the section of trails under its responsibility.

Summary

Number of projects: 4
CED’s contributions: $532,665
Total investments generated by these projects: $942,250

Contacts

Media Relations
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
Tel.: 514-283-7443
Email: dec.media.ced@canada.ca

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