Green light for the renovation of the CAP swimming pool
The MNA for Saint-François, Geneviève Hébert (center), has announced $ 2.2 million in assistance for the renovation of the swimming pool at the Center for physical activity at Cégep de Sherbrooke. We see her here with the mayor of Sherbrooke, Steve Lussier, and the director general of Cégep de Sherbrooke, Marie-France Bélanger.
Share February 11, 2020 12:27 p.m. Updated at 9:48 p.m. Share Green light for the renovation of the CAP swimming pool
Isabelle Pion La Tribune The management of Cégep de Sherbrooke breathes a sigh of relief. Quebec is granting $ 2.2 million to renovate the swimming pool at the Center for Physical Activity (CAP), which will allow the college to start work in winter 2022, valued at $ 4.4 million .
The member for Saint-François Geneviève Hébert made the announcement on Tuesday at the Cégep de Sherbrooke. The City of Sherbrooke had already promised financial assistance of $ 1.05 million, conditional on the acceptance of the project by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEES). The Cégep will disburse the approximately $ 1.15 million remaining.
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Remember that the CAP aquatic facilities showed several signs of deterioration. However, the Cégep renovation project had not been selected as part of the program to support sports and recreational facilities.
“We welcomed the grant with great joy, but also with a sigh of relief. The maintenance and repair of a swimming pool may seem like a trivial operation (…) That said, when sustainability is threatened, we quickly realize the importance it has for all the communities that benefit from it. », Indicated the general director of Cégep de Sherbrooke, Marie-France Bélanger.
About 80% of aquatic activities are intended for the general population. In addition to serving the college community, the CAP infrastructure serves 2,500 students from schools in the region, in addition to training 350 lifeguards and water safety monitors annually.
The work will be launched in the winter of 2022 and the site will be completed for the start of the 2022 school year. By then, the institution will have to hire the professionals and carry out the plans and specifications, in addition to granting the renovation contract.