News Release Article from  Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

The Centre Plein Air Mont Farlagne Diversifies its Services and Acquires Tools to Ensure Operational Sustainability

The Government of Canada invests to enhance tourism and the economy in the region


March 5, 2016 – Edmundston, N.B. – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) 


René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, today announced a total investment of $133,750 under ACOA’s Business Development Program for upgrades and management tools that will enable the Centre plein air Mont Farlagne to maximize the hill’s potential and expand into year-round operations. He made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.


The Government of Canada’s investment includes a repayable contribution of $110,500 to renovate the main lodge and to purchase a computerized management system and equipment for the terrain park and sliding centre. The federal government also provided a non-repayable contribution of $23,250 to the Centre to hire consultants to provide training and advice on effective management.



“Our Government believes that public investment is an essential way to spur economic growth, job creation and prosperity. Canada’s economic success stems from its strong communities and from entrepreneurs who champion projects that create new opportunities and strengthen regional economies.”

-       The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for ACOA  


“The federal government is proud in invest in this project that is so dear to the Edmundston community. The upgrades to the Centre plein air Mont Farlagne will maintain jobs and attract visitors to our region, as well as contribute to the community’s quality of life.”

-       René Arseneault, MP for Madawaska-Restigouche


"As new owners, we have much to learn in the development and management of a ski center. ACOA's support has allowed us to hire experts in various fields in addition to making significant investments for the development of our tourism infrastructure. "

-       André Léger, Treasurer, Centre plein air Mont Farlagne


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Stéphanie Bilodeau

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ACOA New Brunswick



Daniel Laplante


Centre plein air Mont Farlagne



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