Back (left to right) : Richard Lorrain, Councillor Alain Mainville, Mylène Blanchard, Francine Côté, Karine Foster, Mayor Francis Brière, Councillor Daniel Boisvenue, Councillor Raymond Lalande, Vincent Huneault
Front (left to right) : Geneviève Leroux, Malik Bourdeau, Nicholas Bourdeau, Arnaud Bourdeau
THE NATION, MAY 3, 2023 – The Council of The Nation Municipality is pleased to announce a contribution of $150,000 from the Desjardins Group to The Nation Gets in Shape campaign. With this financial support from the GoodSpark Fund, Desjardins is giving an important boost to the million-dollar fundraising campaign aimed at obtaining sports equipment, furniture and other resources needed for the new Sports Complex in Limoges.
“Thanks to financial support like that of the Desjardins Group, the residents of our community will have the opportunity to use a fully furnished and equipped facility. This project responds to a collective need in our community, and I am convinced that it will have a lasting impact for the benefit of all citizens,” said The Nation’s mayor, Francis Brière. “On behalf of all those who will benefit from the sports complex, I would like to thank Desjardins for its undeniable community commitment.”
“It is essential to allow our youth to have access to quality sports facilities. By supporting this fundraising campaign, we are helping The Nation Sports Complex fulfill its mission to promote healthy lifestyles and create a gathering place for the entire community. This is a real example of a sustainable investment in youth. Through its GoodSpark Fund, Desjardins wishes to respond to the needs expressed by the community and support initiatives that contribute to improving the quality of life of citizens. This support is proof of that,” said Karine Foster, Regional Vice-President – Eastern Ontario at the Desjardins Ontario Credit Union.
A multipurpose facility accessible to all
The Nation’s Sports Complex allows for the practice of various sports and community activities throughout the year. The facilities include two soccer fields, a community hall that can accommodate 150 people, and an athletics track. These new spaces are characterized, among other things, by their versatility since the community hall can also be used to hold various events and activities.
The Nation Municipality anticipates that the strategic location of the Sports Complex, on a key site, will contribute to maximising the number of users who will benefit from it. Several thousands of people are expected annually.
About the GoodSpark Fund
In 2016, Desjardins set up a $250 million fund to invest in communities by supporting projects until 2024. This fund aims to support the socio-economic recovery of regions in Quebec and Ontario. Its main areas of focus are the environment, youth, health, entrepreneurship, and recreational tourism development.