Parks Canada Announces Winners of the Live the Adventure of Historic Canals
The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Member of Parliament for Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today congratulated the winners of the Parks Canada Live the Adventure of Historic Canals! contest presented during the recent Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show.
· Michel Rouleau, from Saint-Joseph-du-Lac, wins a seasonal lockage and mooring permit to travel Parks Canada’s network of historic canals during the 2015 navigation season (approximate value $250);
· Mario Paquin, from Mirabel, wins a 6-day lockage and mooring permit to travel Parks Canada’s network of historic canals during the 2015 navigation season (approximate value $145);
· Stéphane Plouffe, also from Mirabel, wins one overnight lockage and mooring permit in the Lachine Canal to watch the evening fireworks during an International des feux Loto-Quebec evening (approximate value $75).
The Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show gave Parks Canada the opportunity to meet thousands of water sports enthusiasts to promote and share information on Canada’s incredible network of historic waterways and canals.
Through initiatives like these, Parks Canada is supporting Canada's National Conservation Plan by taking concrete action to connect Canadians to nature. In addition, the ongoing work of Parks Canada is enhancing visitor experience and facilitating personal connections with Parks Canada places.
· The historic canals are premier tourism destinations that foster recreation and economic development, generate revenue and ultimately build strong communities and support Canadian families.
· Parks Canada is offering boaters a unique opportunity to double their experience along several of Canada’s exceptional historic waterways in Ontario and Quebec this spring.
· Motorized and non-motorized boaters who purchase a single lockage permit between May 15 and June 30 will be able to redeem 2 for 1 coupon available at all lockstations, at various boat shows, and from numerous cottage associations and marinas.
“The historic canals, an important part of Canada’s heritage, are steeped in beauty, making them exceptional locations to participate in some of our country’s living history. Our Government recognizes the importance of canals to Canada’s heritage, the tourism industry and the thousands of people who use them each year and we look forward to welcoming boaters and canal users for another season.”
The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Member of Parliament for Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean
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(Description – The Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal, one of the five historic canals in Quebec!)
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