Funding through the New Horizons for Seniors program

PRESS RELEASE | Bernard Généreux, MP for Montmagny–L’Islet–Kamouraska–Rivière-du-Loup, is pleased to announce that funding has been granted to 20 local organizations, for a total investment of $376,742. The amounts granted range from $3,000 to $25,000, which is the maximum amount available to community projects run by municipal governments or non-profit organizations.

“As part of the New Horizons program, the Government of Canada is taking steps to help seniors share their knowledge, skills and experience, which enhances community vitality and breaks isolation. Local organizations now know to get in touch with us for help filling out their applications, which yields excellent results,” he said.

Including amounts from the previous two years, MP Bernard Généreux and his team have helped local organizations obtain more than $1.17 million in federal funding.

The following projects for or by seniors were selected to receive funding:

– “Replacing a stove and renovations” by the Ste-Louise Centre de loisirs ($4,950)

– “Buying tablets and courses for seniors” by Apprendre autrement in St-Jean-Port-Joli ($5,000)

– “Installing a pétanque court at the park” by the St-Fabien-de-Panet municipality ($7,300)

– “Buying a loom and cooking supplies” by the Cercle de Fermières St-Alexandre ($9,664)

– “Repairing the roof of the Centenaire building” by the Ste-Perpétue municipality  ($10,200)

– “Buying sewing accessories” by the Cercle de Fermières St-Pascal ($12,204)

– “Buying a loom and a computer” by the Cercle de Fermières St-Denis ($16,371)

– “Buying sewing machines and a computer” by the Cercle de Fermières St-Pamphile ($20,929)

– “Renovating the floor in the municipal hall” by the St-Damase municipality ($22,057)

– “Renovating the sewing workshop and room” by the Cercle de Fermières Cacouna ($22,478)

– “Updating intergenerational infrastructure” by the Cercle de Fermières St-Pacôme ($22,800)

– “Buying sewing machines and craft supplies” by the Cercle de Fermières Ste-Euphémie ($23,091)

– “Updating the kitchen and buying equipment” by the Club FADOQ La Pocatière ($24,787)

– “Buying knitting machines and accessories” by the Comité de développement local de St-Arsène  ($24,911)

– “Buying equipment for the Tricentenaire room” by the Rivière-Ouelle municipality  ($25,000)

– “Renovating the craft counter” by the Ste-Apolline-de-Patton municipality  ($25,000)

– “Installing a wooden gazebo” by the Corporation Domaine Les Pélerins de St-André  ($25,000)

– “Replacing panic doors” by the Club de l’âge d’or in St-Paul-de-la-Croix ($25,000)

– “Renovating the community kitchen” by the St-Marcel municipality  ($25,000)

– “Buying looms and weaving training” by the Cercle de Fermières St-Jean-Port-Joli  ($25,000)

 “I am very proud to be an MP who takes an interest in what is happening at a local level, together with a fantastic team. These projects will make all the difference to our seniors, and the New Horizons for Seniors program is just one example of how I am getting results for local residents,” he said.