Quebec supports Centre du Sablon

Quebec supports Centre du Sablon

By Robert Frank

Chomedey MNA Guy Ouellette paid a visit to Centre du Sablon, Dec. 11, to present a provincial government cheque for $61,078.

The money will help to support the Chomedey non-profit organization, which is one of Laval’s largest community centres.

“We’re very lucky that the Quebec government has been a great supporter for many years,” Centre du Sablon chairman Brian Tracey told The Suburban. “Besides permitting us to continue to run community activities, the subsidies help us to keep our activities priced at a level which permits people to participate who otherwise couldn’t afford to afford them.”

The facility supports a wide range of activities for its nearly 3,000 members, serving age groups that range from daycare to seniors programs.

“We offer fitness, running, basketball, a pool and all sorts of other training,” Tracey said in an interview. “We also have an amazing summer program. In the woods behind Centre du Sablon, we have set up a trek-fitness system, with different exercise stations.”

“Centre du Sablon brings together people of all ages and backgrounds, and contributing to their physical and psychological development and social well-being,” Ouellette said. “It is an important part of Chomedey and an asset for Laval.’’

The subsidy was funded by the Education Ministry, as part of its program to support local recreational centres.
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Chomedey MNA Guy Ouellette hands Centre du Sablon CEO Angela Faraoni a provincial subsidy cheque, to encourage the community centre to continue its good work.
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