Bryson S.M.E. receives $100,000 in financial assistance from CED.
BRYSON QC, May 31, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Canadian Economic Development of the Regions of Quebec (CED)
Supporting the tourism industry contributes to economic development in Quebec regions. That’s why Rachel Bendayan, Member of Parliament for out repair and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Deputy Minister of Finance, and Sophie ChatelMP for Pontiacon behalf of the Honorable Pascal Saint-Onge, Minister for Sports and Minister in charge of CED, announced today a donation of $100,000 for Rafting Momentum to help it get through the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This CED support, provided through the Tourism Assistance Fund, aims to improve the Rafting Momentum tourism experience by adapting it to today’s reality and adopting environmentally friendly practices.
The project involves the construction and equipping of a building that includes unique living spaces with glass ceilings, bathrooms with showers, storage rooms, dressing rooms, a common area and an artesian well. The business will kick off by adapting its operations and thereby contributing to the recovery of the tourism sector, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.
Rafting Momentum, founded in 2008, specializes in organizing rafting packages on the Ottawa River. It offers a range of all-inclusive packages with rafting days, meals and accommodation in cottages or lodges or campsites. It also provides a range of packages in collaboration with local businesses.
The health crisis has hit the tourism sector hard, which is a key contributor to the Canadian economy. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the government Canada has taken various measures to help businesses affected by the effects of COVID-19. The Tourist Assistance Fund was created specifically to help organizations and businesses in the tourism industry offer innovative products and services to visitors and prepare for the return of international travelers.
“Tourism has gone through extremely difficult times over the past two years and our government has been and remains here to support our sector. We will continue to help this sector during this difficult period. The Tourism Assistance Fund provides invaluable assistance to small and medium-sized tourism businesses, and we are proud to be here in Quebec and right through Canada benefit from it. The Canadian economy will not fully recover until our tourism sector recovers.”
Rachel BendayanMP for out repair and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and Deputy Minister of Finance
“I’m glad the government Canada provides support to tourism enterprises and organizations in Pontiac region. We must seize every opportunity to develop a thriving, environmentally friendly recreational tourism sector in a region with unique rivers and attractions. Tea Pontiac known as…