Le Centre Wakefield La Pêche vous remercie d'avoir soutenu le Centre au cours des 10 dernières années et nous attendons avec impatience les 10 prochaines années d'engagement communautaire.
10th Anniversary Celebrations May 2022
Centre Wakefield La Peche thanks you for supporting the Centre for the past 10 years and we are looking forward to another 10 years of community engagement.
Watch A Brief History of the Centre Wakefield La Pêche here, featuring historical footage and interviews with the dreamers, builders and Centre supporters. This is a wonderful story told by past and present dedicated volunteers and contributors that helped create this welcoming community space in Wakefield.
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It takes a village of people to make celebrations fun and enjoyable! We are very grateful to all the volunteers and contributors that helped make it special: Irene Richardson, Sally Swan, Ken Bouchard and the Seniors Café folks, Ruth Salmon and the wonderful Wakefield Grannies, Amy Carver and the Wakefield Biblio supporters, Andrea Rowe and Theatre Wakefield, Carolyn Nolan (on bar and clean up), Taylor Wentges, Steve, Carly Woods, Kathleen Lauder, Ilse Turnsen, Ellie Wilkinson (LPCGND & Global Forest Initiative), Denise Markham and AVEQ, Vicki Carlan & son on Tent set up, Pat Poitras and Cyrus for cooking up a delicious lunch April 30th, Carol Faulkner and the chili makers for prepping and serving a LOT of delicious chili on May 7th, John Barkley and Wakefield Bakery for donating several amazing platters of appetizers for May 6th, Anne Winship for the generous donation of delicious Fair Trade coffee, Famille Charles IGA for donating to the April 30th Lunch, Annick Hardie for donating books for sale, Catherine Fewster, Marilyn Smith, Pam Scobie and friends on bar May 7th, Irene and Blair Richardson and the whole pickleball crew, and the many others that popped by, rolled up their sleeves and pitched in. THANK YOU!
Il faut un village de personnes pour rendre les célébrations amusantes et agréables ! Nous sommes très reconnaissants à tous les bénévoles et collaborateurs qui ont contribué à rendre cet événement spécial : Irene Richardson, Sally Swan, Ken Bouchard et les gens du Seniors Café, Ruth Salmon et les merveilleuses Mamies de Wakefield, Amy Carver et les supporters de Wakefield Biblio, Andrea Rowe et le Theatre Wakefield, Carolyn Nolan (au bar et au nettoyage), Taylor Wentges, Steve, Carly Woods, Kathleen Lauder, Ilse Turnsen, Ellie Wilkinson (LPCGND et Global Forest Initiative), Denise Markham et AVEQ, Vicki Carlan et son fils pour le montage de la tente, Pat Poitras et Cyrus pour avoir préparé un délicieux déjeuner le 30 avril, Carol Faulkner et les préparateurs de chili pour avoir préparé et servi BEAUCOUP de délicieux chili le 7 mai, John Barkley et la boulangerie Wakefield pour avoir fait don de plusieurs plateaux d'amuse-gueule pour le 6 mai, Anne Winship pour le don généreux de délicieux café équitable, Famille Charles IGA pour le don du déjeuner du 30 avril, Annick Hardie pour le don de livres à vendre, Catherine Fewster, Marilyn Smith, Pam Scobie et ses amis du bar du 7 mai, Irene et Blair Richardson et toute l'équipe de pickleball, et les nombreuses autres personnes qui sont passées, ont retroussé leurs manches et ont apporté leur contribution. MERCI
New Community Centre Opens in Wakefield-La Pêche Thanks to Government Partnership
Wakefield, Quebec, November 26, 2011 – Families from Wakefield–La Pêche will be able to get fit and have fun thanks to the completion of the new Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre, West Quebec's brand new multi-use recreation and cultural facility. Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Orléans, joined Stéphanie Vallée, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier and Member of the National Assembly for Gatineau, and Robert Bussière, Mayor of the Municipality of La Pêche, for the grand opening of the facility, which was built thanks to the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.
This new multi-purpose building will serve as a main hub for all types of cultural, sports and leisure activities in Wakefield-La Pêche and the surrounding area. The building features a large multi-purpose room for physical activities, theatre and music performances, banquets and community gatherings; smaller rooms for classes and meetings; a youth centre; an expanded library, and a kitchen. The exterior features a children's play area, an outdoor ice rink/basketball court, green space and parking for visitors.
"Thanks to Canada's Economic Action Plan, this community centre will provide families and residents of Wakefield with new opportunities to participate in recreation activities, which will make the community a better place to live," said MP Galipeau, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. "Our Government is proud to have invested in this important project that created local jobs and boosted the economy, and we look forward to witnessing the positive impact that this new facility will have."
"It is with pride that I am participating in today's grand opening of the Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre. The support from our government to bring this important project to fruition demonstrates our commitment to improve municipalities' community infrastructure in a tangible and sustainable way and to contribute to the health, vitality and future of all communities. The government hopes that the population will take full advantage of this new centre by participating in sport and recreation activities, as well as sporting, cultural and social events, so that it becomes a gathering place for all residents," added MNA Vallée.
The governments of Canada and Quebec are each contributing up to $1,646,182 toward the completion of this project. In addition, the Municipality of La Pêche is contributing $1,209,449 and the Coopérative de solidarité Centre communautaire Wakefield La Pêche is contributing $436,733. The total estimated cost of this project is over $4.9 million.
The Government of Canada's contribution to this project came from the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, which supported over 4,100 infrastructure projects across the country. The Government of Canada committed over $900 million from the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund to more than 900 projects in communities across the Province of Quebec. This program boosted the Canadian economy for two years during the height of the economic downturn.
The Government of Quebec's contribution was made under the Plan québécois des infrastructures, which was augmented in January 2009 and now has a budget of over $44.5 billion for the period between 2010 and 2015 to upgrade, renew and maintain Quebec's public infrastructure.
For more information about investments in infrastructure, visit the following Web sites: Infrastructure Canada and Travaux des infrastructures du gouvernement du Québec.
To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit actionplan.gc.ca
To download a short broadcast-quality video highlighting a few of the many successful infrastructure projects across Canada, visit video.