(TLN) Four Laval attractions that draw tourists and visitors consistently year after year were recently accorded nearly $1 million in subsidies by the Quebec government to continue pursuing their activities.
Laval’s Centre d’interprétation de l’eau received $100,000, the Cosmodôme received $200,000, the Armand Frappier Museum was accorded $250,000 and the Parc de la Rivière‑des‑Milles‑Îles was granted $400,000.
Sainte-Rose MNA Christopher Skeete, who is responsible for relations with Quebec’s Anglophones, and Finance Minister Eric Girard made the announcement on behalf of Minister for the Economy and Innovation Pierre Fitzgibbon.
“By attracting many visitors every year, these four museum institutions are participating in the cultural, touristic and economic growth of the Laval region,” said Skeete. “It is thus with enthusiasm that we support their activities.”
“Museum institutions with scientific and technological vocations are essential to the promotion of scientific culture,” said Girard. “Their mission goes along with our government’s goal which is to encourage scientific museums everywhere in Quebec, most notably in Laval.”