A Community-Based Not-for-Profit Cooperative
In 2011, Centre Wakefield La Pêche cooperative officially opened the doors of its new building
to the public. It represented the culmination of over 10 years of dedication by a small group of
volunteers. The tenacity and commitment of these individuals along with other community
groups established the CWLP Cooperative. Financial support by federal, provincial, and local
governments, and generous donations from local businesses and individuals, resulted in the
building which continues to offer services to the local community.
In May 2022, we, the CWLP cooperative celebrated our 10th anniversary. To date, we have
offered over hundreds of performances and provided a wide range of bilingual programs, workshops and youth camps to hundreds of people. Time to celebrate our many successes and to breathe a sigh of relief after the COVID pandemic. Check out highlights from the past 10 years in our virtual hall.
Today, the CWLP building is a local hub for arts, culture, and recreation for residents across the
Municipality of La Pêche. What will the next 10 years hold in store for the CWLP cooperative?
For more information about the opportunities and challenges ahead
visit our Future of the Centre.
CWLP Vision and Mission
Vision: To offer a secure and sustainable community space for arts, culture and recreation that
welcomes and inspires people of all ages.
Mission: to provide high quality arts, cultural and recreational programs and events for all in a
The 2023 CWLP cooperative boasts over 2000 members of all ages, backgrounds, and interests.
Members both participate in the CWLP’s programs and events and assist staff in their design
and delivery. For more information on membership including benefits, fees, and opportunities
to volunteer, visit Memberships.
In 2023-2024, the CWLP has introduced member engagement sessions (in-person and virtual).
Engagement with members is an opportunity for staff and members to create new and
innovative offerings, to exchange ideas on improving services and to understand how to reach
under-served residents of the La Pêche community. The sessions are also an opportunity to
welcome new members to the CWLP cooperative.
Our Services and Activities
The CWLP building is a magnificent arts, culture, and recreation venue. The building hosts
seasonal recreational programming, bilingual summer camps, and a wide variety of artistic
presentations including live theatre, music, films, and festivals.
The extended CWLP facility includes the building itself a 200 seat performance space, equipped with removable seating (risers); professional lighting and sound; a licensed bar; a commercial kitchen; and a library. It also includes an outdoor ice rink and skate park. The facility is adjacent to a public playground and soccer field maintained by the Municipality of La Pêche.
Our staff work closely with event organizers to create meaningful events and productive
The CWLP facility was designed to accommodate the diverse needs of its four founding
Youth), and the Wakefield Recreation Association. It is also home to Cinema Wakefield,
To find out more visit What’s Happening?