Sainte-Flavie improves its sports offering

Committee for Socio-Economic Development (CDSE) St. Flavie and the Municipality of St. Flavie receive a $69,479 grant from the Department of Education through the Small-Scale Sports and Recreational Infrastructure Support Program.

This amount will be used for the installation of a multifunctional surface on the ice arena.

“Saint Flavie is the first municipality in the territory of La Mitis to offer its users a multifunctional surface, and we are proud of this. Which, without a doubt, confirms our status as a dynamic and proactive municipality. We have decided to increase and diversify our offer of outdoor activities in line with our Family Policy, where it has been shown that sports are beneficial for families,” the municipality’s press release explains.

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Improved sports offer

“Such a project allows young and old people to develop good habits while doing their favorite sport in an optimized and safe place. As a result, Place Jean-Philippe Roy will be equipped with a universal sports surface on an already existing ice rink, where deck hockey, bandy, basketball and football will complement the four-season sports offer of the municipality, in addition to the play modules and the footpath already in place,” clarifies the mayor Jean-Francois Fortin.

Jean-Francois Fortin (Photo: courtesy)

Part of this amount will be used to replace the wooden rink strips with aluminum strips covered with a safe and durable PVC material. This new infrastructure, available to the community, will also delight about fifty children who will use the day camp during the summer.

“Each progress in the development of sports and leisure structures allows us to innovate, develop new opportunities for recreational tourism, ensure the continuity of our services, thus becoming an important center of attraction and charming new families. in our municipality. I would like to thank CDSE for managing this file, as well as Caisse Desjardins de Mont-Joli-Est de La Mitis, the main local partner in this file, SEMA and the Mont Joly Optimist Club for their support. without forgetting MP Pascal Berube for speaking out in support of our project with Ministerial Delegate Isabelle Charest and her Cabinet,” comments the Mayor of Sainte-Flavy.


The St. Flavie Socio-Economic Development Committee, composed of elected officials and citizens, has the mission of positioning and maintaining the municipality as an important, unique and authentic place, and of making the municipality vibrant, prosperous, safe and enjoyable to live in. for their citizens. Recall, Sainte-Flavy is a municipality located in the Regional Municipality of the County (MRC) of La Mitis in Quebec, in the administrative region of Ba-Saint-Laurent.

The municipality is located on the south bank of the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River and its position on the border of the touristic region of Gaspesie makes it the “Gateway to Gaspesie”. The city, founded in 1835, currently has just under 1,000 inhabitants. In summer, the population easily increases by 10%. Many people from outside have second homes or cottages there.