An outdoor exercise trail encourages citizens of all ages to get moving
PHOTO COURTESY VILLE DE LES COTEAUX
Les Coteaux Mayor Denise Godin-Dostie (left) is joined by Member of Parliament for Salaberry-Suroît, Claude DeBellefeuille in demonstrating an all-ages exercise equipment installation in Parc Réjean Boisvenu.
On July 1, in the presence of the Member of Parliament for Salaberry-Suroît, Claude DeBellefeuille, the Municipality of Les Coteaux highlighted six new exercise stations recently installed at Parc Réjean Boisvenu.
The official opening of this outdoor exercise centre will, among other things, allow seniors to stay active while being equally beneficial for families. This project corresponds to the social and community development orientations planned in this intergenerational park. “While the pandemic has further highlighted the importance of having a healthy population, it’s a great pleasure for me to contact you today, for the official inauguration of this outdoor exercise centre located at the intergenerational Parc Réjean-Boisvenu. This circuit, although installed primarily for people aged 55 and over, is of course accessible to all citizens wishing to exercise for free in the open air. I would also like to thank the federal government for the grant obtained because it allowed us to expand our community and social services,” said Mayor Denise Godin-Dostie.
The development of these new infrastructures will make it possible to diversify the activities offered in this park. Note that these facilities are in addition to others already on site, namely a pétanque court, a exercise equipment installations, a ping-pong table and a tennis court.
The Municipalité of Les Coteaux wishes to thank the federal government for the $25,000 grant received under the New Horizons for seniors program. DeBellefeuille explained, “The good physical and mental health of seniors is essential, especially in times of crisis. I’m happy to see organizations from our region that have proposed innovative projects to ensure the maintenance of this wellbeing and I am proud to be able to participate in the realization of these projects.
“The project at Les Coteaux is one that was really essential and I’m very happy to have collaborated in obtaining this grant and to be present for its inauguration. I would like to underline the excellent work of the municipality,” concluded DeBellefeuille.