THE NATION, DECEMBER 15, 2022 – The Mayor and Council of The Nation Municipality are pleased to announce that a $250,000 pledge to The Nation Gets in Shape Campaign has been received from GFL Environmental. Launched in 2021, The Nation gets in Shape is a $1 million Campaign to obtain sports equipment, furnishings, and other necessary resources for the new Sports Complex currently under construction in Limoges.
“I would like to thank GFL Environmental for their generous contribution to The Nation Gets in Shape campaign. This facility will serve our community as a whole, and it is thanks to organisations like GFL that our complex will be fully furnished, equipped and ready to welcome its users.” said Mayor Francis Brière. “I thank GFL for being a leader in our community and look forward to welcoming other partners as we continue to raise funds.”
GFL is the fourth largest diversified environmental services company in North America and the largest manager of recyclables and organics in Canada. Thanks to the expertise and dedication of its 11,500 employees, GFL offers a wide range of environmental services to more than 135,000 institutional, commercial and industrial (ICI) clients, as well as waste collection services to more than 4 million homes.
GFL representatives are thrilled to be part of our community history. “This contribution only solidifies the partnership that GFL has developed over the years with The Nation Municipality. The sports complex project is perfectly in line with our corporate values aimed at helping to improve the quality of life of the communities where we are present”, underlined Jean-Philippe Laliberté, General Manager of Landfill Operations and Compliance, at GFL.
A versatile facility accessible to all
The Nation’s sports complex will allow for a variety of sports and community activities 12 months a year. The frameless steel structure will house two 2/3 size FIFA soccer fields with an artificial playing surface and a walking/running track encircling its perimeter. Another important feature of the sports complex is the multi-purpose room that can be used for a variety of private and public functions.
Located on a previously vacant lot adjacent to École élémentaire catholique Saint-Viateur, The Nation’s Sports Complex is ideally situated near Highway 417 and major population centers such as Ottawa, Cornwall and Montreal. The state-of-the-art facility will host a variety of events year-round, such as youth soccer, seniors’ fitness, wedding receptions and trade shows that will attract more than 20,000 people annually.
To learn more about The Nation Gets In Shape campaign, please email Carol Ann Scott at CScott@nationmun.ca. You can also learn more about The Nation’s Sports Complex by visiting https://nationmun.ca/en/explore-play/sports-recreation#complex .
Carol Ann Scott
Director of Recreation