Five other quad clubs benefit of funding totaling $1,084,626.
FREDERICTON – February 25th – The provincial and federal governments announced on Thursday February 24th, in Inkerman, the contribution of $1,084,626 for the funding of trail infrastructure projects for 5 QuadNB clubs. These funds come from the Canada Community Development Fund. The clubs’ contributions total $173 000.
The Local Government and Local Governance Minister Daniel Allain, congratulated QuadNB clubs for showing so much perseverance towards the project applications and that the quad sport was largely contributing in outdoor leisure in these hard pandemic times.
“This program is making an important difference in unincorporated areas throughout the province. We see the benefits of this program daily, said Honorable Minister Allain.”
Also taking part of the announcements, Acadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier mentioned that “These investments will make a meaningful, lasting difference for families and businesses across the Acadian Peninsula and the Chaleur region.”
Here is the list of the projects that will receive financing:
Club VTT Acadien: Build a year-round trail to access Chalet du Capitaine ($51,44)
Club VTT Chaleur: Build a 6 km trail and a 170-foot-long bridge on the Jacquet River (402 223$)
Club VTT la randonnée Nord-Est Build a 65-foot-long bridge in the Army Camp in Tracadie (148 440$)
Club VTT Alnwick: Install 20 new culvert pipes and upgrade 40 km of trail (182 520$)
Club VTT Baie-Pointe: upgrade 30 km of trail. (300 000$)
“To this day, we have benefited of $1.6M from this program. What better can we ask for? The projects will rise this industry above our 2022 expectations. As the Minister said, we showed patience that is bringing the results of today. Our members will clearly see great improvements on many QuadNB Clubs’ federated trails”, added Jacques Poirier, QuadNB General Manager.
Eymard Savoie, acting QuadNB President, rides in the same direction. “What we are living today is the result of many years of work started many years ago. We did it for us, but also for other trail users that will be allowed to use our trails. It will go from non-motorized users as bicycles, walkers, fat-bikers and snowmobilers in some areas.”
Jacques Poirier, QuadNB General Manager– 472-5130; Eymard Savoie, Acting President - 779-7312
(From left to right : Yvon Duguay, Club VTT Acadien Trail Coordonnator; Acadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier, Jacques Poirier, QuadNB General Manager; Eymard Savoie, Club VTT Alnwick President and QuadNB Acting President; Local Government and Local Governance Minister Daniel Allain and Roland Thériault, Region 3 director and Club VTT La Randonnée Nord-Est President.)