Backgrounder: Nearly $4 million from Government of Canada to promote development of Gaspésie region

Backgrounder

Chandler, Quebec, August 25, 2022Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The following information is in addition to the news release issued on August 25, 2022, on CED’s financial assistance, the recipient businesses and organizations and their respective projects.

Summary

Details

RCM Municipality Funding recipient Activities funded by CED Program Contribution (non-repayable) Total project cost

MRC de Bonaventure

New Carlisle

Family Ties – Carrefour Famille New Carlisle

The goal of the project is to upgrade the Family Ties community centre, with a view to revitalizing the centre of New Carlisle and supporting green initiatives.

CED’s funding will cover the cost of renovations and upgrades to the building, and the replacement of the heating system by a greener and more efficient and cost‑effective electric system.

CCRF

$750,000

$1,972,344

MRC de Bonaventure

Bonaventure

Bioparc de la Gaspésie

The project involves enhancing and upgrading the Bioparc de la Gaspésie tourism product.

CED’s funding will primarily cover the cost of developing drawings and technical specifications for the implementation of the infrastructure in the 2022‑2026 development plan.

TRF

$500,000

$789,200

MRC de Bonaventure

New Carlisle

Heritage New Carlisle

The goal of the project is to upgrade the Kempffer Cultural Interpretation Centre.

CED’s funding will primarily cover the cost of renovating the building (replacing the overlay on the roof; insulating windows; repairing the veranda; etc.) and upgrading heating and ventilation equipment.

CCRF

$284,736

$379,648

MRC de Bonaventure

Paspébiac

Ville de Paspébiac

The project aims to develop tourism products and services in the town of Paspébiac.

CED’s funding cover the costs associated with building and setting up 10 beach cabins along the edge of the beach in Paspébiac and ensuring accessibility for persons with limited mobility; developing the site; consultant fees; and the acquisition of built-in outdoor furniture.

TRF

$150,000

$200,000

MRC de Bonaventure

Saint-Siméon (Bonaventure)

Ferme Bourdages Tradition

The aim of the project is to support the development of the tourism product of a micro-destination, while adopting environmentally responsible practices.

CED’s funding will cover all the activities of the project, which involves building an agri-tourism interpretation site and setting up service and rest areas.

TRF

$100,000

$232,575

MRC de Bonaventure

New Richmond

Hôtel Le Francis
(2845‑5574 Québec inc.)

The project involves renovating and modernizing accommodation units at Hôtel Le Francis.

CED’s funding will cover the cost of renovating the units and acquiring furnishings.

TRF

$100,000

$611,900

MRC de Bonaventure

Paspébiac

Motel Carol
(2867‑8134 Québec inc.)

The project aims to modernize the Motel Carol tourism product.

CED’s funding will be used to renovate five rooms, make improvements to the reception area, and pave the parking lot.

TRF

$100,000

$206,883

MRC de Bonaventure

New Richmond

Gaspesian British Heritage Village (Duthie Point – Nesue’g)

The project aims to develop tourism accommodations at Duthie Point – Nesue’g.

CED’s funding will cover all of the activities of the project, which involves renovating and refurbishing various houses.

TRF

$100,000

$355,000

MRC de Bonaventure

New Richmond

Ville de New Richmond

The goal of the project is to upgrade outdoor sports facilities in the town of New Richmond.

CED’s funding will be used to repair the tennis courts and the outdoor skating rink.

CCRF

$100,000

$312,648

MRC de Bonaventure

Hope

Canton de Hope

The project involves upgrading the park in the township municipality of Hope.

CED’s funding will serve to set up a new play structure; modernize the softball diamond and mini‑golf course; upgrade the observation platform; and renovate the power supply building.

CCRF

$89,612

$130,809

MRC de Bonaventure

New Richmond

Gaspesian Bluegrass Music Association

The project targets marketing activities for the New Richmond Bluegrass Festival.

CED’s funding* will be used to implement a marketing strategy to attract tourists from outside the province. The contribution is spread out over the years 2022, 2023 and 2024.

* Contribution previously announced by CED on July 14, 2022

QEDP

$66,000

$300,000

MRC de Bonaventure

HopeTown

Municipality of HopeTown

The goal of the project is to upgrade the community park in the municipality of HopeTown, with a view to revitalizing the main street and enhancing outdoor spaces and making them more accessible to persons with limited mobility.

CED’s funding will cover the acquisition and installation of park equipment: games, a gazebo, wheelchair-accessible picnic tables, park benches, a fence, and lighting.

CCRF

$39,972

$53,296

MRC de La Côte-de‑Gaspé

Gaspé

Camping des Appalaches

The aim of the project is to improve the tourism offering at tourism accommodation business Camping des Appalaches by adapting its product and services to the post-pandemic context.

CED’s assistance will cover renovations and the subdivision of the multi-purpose building, the addition of services to 25 existing sites and two sanitary blocks, and the equipment needed to create a system of pedestrian trails for snowshoeing and ice tracks for skating.

TRF

$100,000

$514,061

MRC de La Côte-de‑Gaspé

Gaspé

Gestion Mathieu Guimond

The aim of the project is to support the launch of the Nautika Chalets tourism accommodation business to strengthen the tourism destination with green practices in order to take advantage of post-pandemic market opportunities.

CED’s assistance will cover the construction of eight high-end tourist chalets that are fully furnished and equipped.

TRF

$100,000

$825,500

MRC de La Côte-de‑Gaspé

Gaspé

Gestion Nordet

The aim of the project is to modernize Gestion Nordet’s tourism offering by adapting its services to the post‑pandemic context, adopting green practices and positioning itself for the future.

CED’s assistance will cover the repair of accommodation units; the acquisition of furniture, equipment, and accessories for the units; the digitization of the reservation system; graphics for smart TVs; and the acquisition of an electronic card box.

TRF

$100,000

$515,000

MRC de La Côte-de‑Gaspé

Petite-Vallée

Village en chanson de Petite-Vallée

The aim of the project is to develop the tourism accommodations offered by an organization active in culture and tourism so that it can adapt its services to the post‑pandemic contact, adopt green practices, and position itself for the future.

CED’s assistance will cover upgrades to the chalets and the boat-chalet, as well as the acquisition and installation of two electric charging stations.

TRF

$100,000

$322,034

MRC de La Côte-de‑Gaspé

Gaspé

Comité de l’entrepôt de l’Anse-au-Griffon

The aim of the project is to develop the tourism offering of an organization active in the cultural, social, and tourism sectors to take advantage of post-pandemic market opportunities while adopting green practices.

CED’s assistance will cover the acquisition of two yurts with insulated floors, a snowmobile, furniture, a wood heating system, and a solar energy security system. The support also covers the professional fees of a project manager and the development of an online reservation system, along with the purchase of recreational equipment available for rent.

TRF

$74,430

$148,860

MRC de La Côte-de‑Gaspé

Gaspé

Destination Gaspé

The aim of the project is to renew Destination Gaspé’s service offering for international cruise passengers post‑pandemic by adopting green practices and positioning the business for the future.

CED’s assistance will cover the development of tools, including the creation of digital content, and the acquisition of equipment and signage for the ports of call to meet new health measures.

TRF

$40,500

$45,000

MRC du Rocher‑Percé

Chandler

Corporation du Bourg de Pabos

The aim of the project is to develop the tourism offering of the Corporation du Bourg de Pabos so that it can adapt its services to the post-pandemic context and propose an eco‑friendly tourism micro-destination.

CED’s assistance will cover the preliminary plans for a floating boardwalk, as well as professional fees incurred in the design of a multimedia experience to showcase Île Beau Séjour.

TRF

$500,000

$664,400

MRC du Rocher‑Percé

Percé

Ville de Percé

The aim of the project is to maintain the Rivière Émeraude nature site by framing its use within a sustainable tourism approach that will make it possible to enhance Percé’s tourism offering, by adapting the product to the post‑pandemic context, adopting green practices, and positioning itself for the future.

CED’s assistance will cover preliminary studies and data collection, and communications, market study, and business plan costs. It will also cover the addition of a toll booth and the professional fees incurred in the development and evaluation of concept proposals.

TRF

$209,342

$450,731

MRC du Rocher‑Percé

Percé

Domaine du renard

The aim of the project is to support the launch of the Domaine du renard tourism accommodation business and thereby strengthen Percé as a tourism destination by helping to develop its winter activities following green practices in order to take advantage of post-pandemic market opportunities.

CED’s assistance will cover the installation of six high-end ready-to-camp geodesic domes including indoor and outdoor development work, as well as a charging station for electric vehicles.

TRF

$100,000

$986,244

MRC du Rocher‑Percé

Percé

Hôtellerie F.N.P.

The aim of the project is to modernize the units of tourism accommodation business Hôtellerie F.N.P. so that it can adapt its product to the post-pandemic context and adopt green practices.

CED’s assistance will cover the cost of renovating and modernizing 14 accommodation units and acquiring furnishings and furniture.

TRF

$100,000

$477,078

MRC du Rocher‑Percé

Percé

Camp de Base Coin-du-Banc

The aim of the project is to modernize the offering of a tourism accommodation and recreational tourism business so that it can adapt its products and services to the post-pandemic context.

CED’s assistance will cover all work to renovate the reception space, modernize the inn’s roofing, upgrade the entrance and parking, and add a terrace providing access to the reception area by people with reduced mobility, as well as the acquisition of kayaks, a kayak trailer, paddleboards, and outdoor accessories.

TRF

$50,000

$100,000

Information

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Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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