AMBM President and Reeve of the Rural Municipality of La Broquerie, Mr. Ivan Normandeau, and the Mayor of the Rural Municipality of Taché, Mr. Armand Poirier, issued this joint statement following the announcement of $11 million in tripartite funding to build the new Taché Community Centre:

The announcement was made in the presence of the Honourable Heather Stefanson, Premier of Manitoba, Mr. Bob Lagassé, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Dawson Trail, and Mr. Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher.

The $11 million construction of the new Taché Community Centre is the result of a tripartite investment shared by all three orders of government through the leveraging of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP): $4,400,000 from the federal government, $3,666,300 from the provincial government and $2,933,700 from the municipal government.

This announcement demonstrates that the partnership between all orders of government on infrastructure is critical to delivering impactful projects for our communities and that it really works.

We would like to thank our great allies in the federal and provincial governments for their vision and leadership in providing significant financial support for this project that is so eagerly awaited by the community of Taché.

A community that has always believed in its dream, thinking of future generations. A community that has been working together for 30 years to gather solid, consistent evidence and gain widespread support from the local population and then from all orders of government. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chief Administrative Officer of the Rural Municipality of Taché, Ms. Christine Hutlet, and her team for their hard work in making this project a success.

The Taché Community Centre is destined to be one of those jewels representing the added value of French in the strength of bilingualism in Manitoba. It is part of the strategic priorities for the development of Francophone and bilingual communities. The impact on the resilience, vitality and development of these communities will be direct since this type of infrastructure helps normalize life and socialization in both official languages in Manitoba.

In addition, this project is part of the Rural Municipality of Taché’s strategies to attract, welcome and foster the inclusion of more immigrants in their rural community.

The construction of the Taché Community Centre is also one of the major priority projects of the AMBM’s Economic Recovery Strategy, in addition to meeting the objectives of the Strategy to Support Economic Immigration in Manitoba’s Bilingual Municipalities.

We would also like to acknowledge the important contribution of the two AMBM subsidiaries in the project. First, the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM), which supported the efforts to obtain the necessary funding to integrate the seniors’ group Le Centre des Blés d’Or de Lorette into the Centre. Also, Eco-West Canada (EWC) supported the municipality by developing proposals for the realization of the Centre by ensuring a sustainable development lens to the project.

Information: Office of the Chief Executive Officer (O-CEO), 204-289-4077, [email protected].

$11 million for the construction of the Taché Community Centre