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Grand Falls makes a splash with marina site redevelopment


Marina Grand-Sault

March 22, 2024 · Grand Falls, New Brunswick - Atlantic Canada’s communities offer inclusive, welcoming experiences that attract visitors from around the world and strengthen local connections and engagement. The Government of Canada is investing to help create a four-season tourism and community attraction at the Grand Falls marina.


Today, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, announced a federal contribution of $184,096 for the Grand Falls Regional Municipality through ACOA’s Innovative Communities Fund (ICF).


The Honourable Réjean Savoie, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) announced a contribution of $184,096 on behalf of the Province of New Brunswick; and His Worship, Bertrand Beaulieu, Mayor of the Grand Falls Regional Municipality also announced a contribution of $184,096 towards the project.


These investments are supporting the first phase of a project to redevelop the Grand Falls marina as a dynamic, year-round tourism and community destination. The project will focus on repairs to the main building and the restoration of riverbank access, laying the groundwork for the next phase which will include a boardwalk and floating docks.


Today’s announcement highlights how the Government of Canada is contributing to Atlantic Canada’s momentum by helping our communities take advantage of new opportunities, setting the stage for a strong, sustainable future. 


Quotes

“From cycling, to winters sports, or water sports – Atlantic Canada is an outdoor-enthusiast’s playground. This project is a fantastic example of how we can build on our region’s strengths to shine a spotlight on unique places and create memorable experiences that explorers and adventurers can enjoy for generations, all while promoting year-round tourism in our communities.”-  The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA
“We are pleased to support the Grand Falls Regional Municipality’s project to redevelop the marina. This will allow residents to take full advantage of the waterfront and will enhance the tourism experience in the region.”- The Honourable Réjean Savoie, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation
“The marina occupies an important place in the heart of the community and in our recreation and tourism development strategy, helping the Grand Falls Regional Municipality become a year-round tourist destination of choice. Thank you to ACOA and RDC for working with us to give a new momentum and make our region an exceptional place that brings people together, rooted in its community and accessible to visitors and locals."- Bertrand Beaulieu, Mayor of the Grand Falls Regional Municipality

Quick facts

  • The Grand Falls marina consists of a large building surrounded by a terrace, as well as a launching area, picnic tables and other basic amenities. Snowmobile, ATV, bike and pedestrian trails all meet at the marina site, and it provides the only public waterfront access in the region for boaters.

  • The funding announced today is provided through ACOA’s Innovative Communities Fund (ICF), which supports community initiatives that develop thriving industry sectors, enhance rural infrastructure and strengthen local economies. 

Contacts

Connor BurtonPress SecretaryOffice of the Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities AgencyConnor.Burton@acoa-apeca.gc.ca


Emilie WilliamsCommunications OfficerAtlantic Canada Opportunities AgencyEmilie.Williams@acoa-apeca.gc.ca


Mary-Anne Hurley-CorbynDirector of CommunicationsRegional Development Corporationmary-anne.hurley-corbyn@gnb.ca


France Le MoignanDirector, Economic Development & Marketing ServiceGrand Falls Regional MunicipalityFrance.lemoignan@grandsault.ca


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