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Bryson, QC, March 9, 2023 – Over $2.5 million for the development of vitalization projects in the MRC Pontiac

The Regional Council of Mayors of the MRC Pontiac and the Vitalization Committee are very pleased to announce the projects supported under the Vitalization Agreement of the Regions and Rurality Fund signed with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

A total of $2,623,469.64 has been granted to support 29 vitalization projects in the MRC Pontiac.


“What a pleasure to discover the initiatives that will benefit from our government’s investments! I am convinced that the 29 projects supported will contribute to making this beautiful part of the country even more dynamic. Regardless of their field of activity, their spin-offs will improve the quality of life of the people of Pontiac!

Andrée Laforest, ministre des Affaires municipales

“I salute the efforts of the MRC to revitalise its territory and I thank all those who have submitted a project. Their desire to make their environment even better is remarkable and worthy of mention; thank you!”

Mathieu Lacombe, député de Papineau et ministre responsable de la région de l’Outaouais

“I am extremely proud of the projects that have been approved in the first call for projects and of our local communities that have mobilised to bring them to life. I am convinced that these projects will have a very positive effect on the quality of life of our citizens and that they will help attract new residents and businesses to our region. We are very pleased to be making progress in our revitalization in the Pontiac, and we all look forward to seeing more and more projects come to fruition in the near future. Together Pontiac !”

Jane Toller, préfète de la MRC de Pontiac


  • Vitalization agreements are intended for MRCs where the challenges of vitalization are greater, in order to act positively by improving services or facilities for the population. They also make it possible to support economic, social, cultural or tourism development projects corresponding to the priorities determined by local stakeholders in order to improve the living environment.

List of approved projects:

  1. Municipality of Fort-Coulonge – Construction of a pump track
  2. Municipality of Mansfield-et-Pontefract – Development and improvement of an outdoor rest area
  3. Municipality of Campbell’s Bay – Upgrades to a multi-purpose recreational site
  4. Municipality of Île-du-Grand-Calumet – Development and improvement of recreational tourism site facilities
  5. Municipality of Shawville – Development of Mill Dam Park as part of the municipality’s 150th anniversary
  6. Municipality of Bryson – Improvement of tourist sites as part of the municipality’s 150th anniversary
  7. Municipality of Otter Lake – Recreational Site Accessibility Improvements
  8. Municipality of Waltham – Recreational Site Development
  9. Municipality of of Waltham – Tourist signage upgrade
  10. Municipality of Bristol – Norway Bay Beach Facility Development and Upgrade
  11. Municipality of Sheenboro – Fort William Boat Launch Improvements
  12. Municipality of Isle-aux-Allumettes – Centennial Park Development
  13. Municipality of Chichester – Development and improvement of municipal park facilities
  14. Municipality of Alleyn-and-Cawood – Development and improvement of municipal park facilities
  15. Municipality of Rapides-des-Joachims – Development and improvement of municipal park facilities
  16. MRC Pontiac – Creation of a transportation hub
  17. MRC Pontiac – MRC Revitalization Strategy (Rues Principales and Dynamic Portal)
  18. Le Patro de Fort-Coulonge/Mansfield – Renovation of the mini-putt
  19. Chapeau and District Lions Club – Canteen Upgrade
  20. Fédération UPA Outaouais-Laurentides – ALUS Outaouais Program in the Pontiac
  21. Pontiac Pool – Preparation of civil, structural, electrical and mechanical specifications for the complex
  22. Pontiac Educational Garden – Construction of a greenhouse
  23. Harrington Hall – Lighting upgrade
  24. Upper Pontiac Sports Complex – Upgrades to recreational infrastructure and complex facilities
  25. CRÉDETAO – Creation of an agricultural platform in the Pontiac
  26. Domaine de la Belle et le Gentleman – Establishment of a vineyard in Bristol
  27. Escapade Huskimo – Construction of a service stop at the Domaine
  28. Escapade Huskimo – Danford Lake campsite development
  29. Pure Conscience Farm – Implementation of an organic egg production

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