Centre Wakefield La Pêche is a magnificent arts, culture and recreation venue, offering seasonal recreational programming, a bilingual summer camp and a wide variety of artistic presentations including live theatre, music, films and festivals.
The facility includes a 200 seat performance space, equipped with removable risers, professional lighting and sound; a licensed bar and commercial kitchen; a library; an outdoor ice rink and skate park and is adjacent to a public play ground and soccer field. (Municipality of La Pêche). Rental space is suitable for private and public functions ranging from small meetings and conferences to weddings, workshops and cooking classes. Recreational programming includes a variety of sports (badminton, basketball, indoor soccer, pickleball and volleyball) on evenings and weekends at the Wakefield Elementary School Gym.
The Centre was designed to accommodate the diverse needs of it’s four founding partners; Biblio Wakefield Library, Theatre Wakefield, The Way (Wakefield Activities for Youth) and The Wakefield Recreation Association. Events hosted by these organizations include; Wakefield Doc Fest, Dragon Fest, Canada Day festivities and the TaDa! Festival, as well as book sales, euchre tournaments, skate boarding lessons and trivia nights.
Additional partners include; Cabane à Jeux , Cinema Wakefield, Municipality of La Pệche, Peggy Brewin Cooperative Preschool, Wakefield Community Dish Lending Library, Wakefield Elementary School, Wakefield Farmer’s Market and Wakefield Golden Age Club.
Centre Wakefield La Pêche
The Centre is owned and run by a not-for-profit Co-operative organization with over 2000 lifetime members.
It took more than a decade to create a membership owned cooperative for the community in Wakefield, QC. Thanks to the persistent work of dedicated volunteers and community groups, we opened our doors to the public in November 2011.
Since then, we have become a hub for arts, culture and recreation for residents from every area of the
Municipality of La Pêche including Alcove, Edelweiss, East Aldfield,
Farrellton, Lac Des Loups, Lascelles, Masham, Rupert and Wakefield, as well as
Farm Point and Chelsea.
We hold large community events, host exquisite performances in theatre, film and music and offer excellent programming for fitness and the arts.
Our commitment is to serving our community, we hope you all become lifetime members of the cooperative and participate in its o, as our success is directly related to your participation. Join the cooperative today.
July 2003 – A volunteer task force group forms and begins planning and fundraising to build a new community centre.
June 2006 – The Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre Co-operative is created.
November 2006 – La Pêche Municipal Council unanimously supports the Co-op.
January 2007 – Co-op membership drive launched.
December 2008 – 1000th Co-op member joins.
August 2009 – $5.6M joint federal-provincial government financial investment announced.
September 2010 – Project breaks ground.
November 26, 2011 – Grand opening!
Closed due to COVID - May 13, 2020-2022
CISSSO COVID-19 Vaccination Centre - February 15, 2021 September 30, 2021
May 2022 - Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Center