Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination
When you are attending an activity/event at the Centre, be sure to have your VaxiCode app, QR code or papers to show as your “vaccine passport”. Renters are responsible for checking that their attendees have a valid passport.
Thank you for attending our AGM
Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM on October 5. We hope you found the evening informative and enjoyable.
The renewed board members are: Chris Harris, Ned Ellis, Ivan Hale, Carolyn Nolan (Secretary), Helen Giroux (VP), Kathleen Lauder, Kolleen Gibson (Treasury) , Sally Swan, Irene Richardson (Pesident), Carly Woods, Lisa Utronki, David Park. Pam Ross (absent).
Centre Wakefield La Pêche (CWLP) is reopening and we need your help. Would you like to be engaged in the Centre’s activities as a CWLP volunteer?
Volunteer. Engage. Thank You.
Please let us know if you would like to be on the volunteer list for one of the following fun activities:
Training will be provided. All volunteers must be double vaxxed.
Centre Wakefield La Pêche
The Library is open, schedule and covid regulations are post at bibliowakefieldlibrary.ca
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 200seat 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.
Community Mandala Artist’s Statement
The Community Mandala at the main entrance to the Centre.
When we envisioned this community art project as part of the 2018 Ta Da! Festival, it was clear that we would need the help of locals, and help they did! When I put out a call for tile donations, more than ten people donated tiles. At Ta Da! more than 30 people came to help form and glue tiles (to be honest, I lost track of the numbers because we were so busy!). After the festival three people came to my studio and worked for several hours to help me complete the mosaic. And we couldn't have finished this project without the tireless help of Bruno Roy who prepared the site, created the concrete bed, and installed the tile work.
Symbolically, the many pieces of tile represent all of the people it takes to form this glorious community: each piece contributes its own unique part to the whole, and the mosaic is stronger and more complete with each. It would not have been possible to complete this mosaic without the help and hands of so many, just as the village becomes more and more of a community with the work of every member.
Carl Jung saw the Mandala as an archetype representing the wholeness of the Self, or in spiritual terms, the soul. To me this mandala represents the soul of the community. One of the reasons I left Vancouver and moved to Wakefield was that I was in search of community after a very lonely time in a big city. And I have found community, inspiration, and so much more here in this village in the Gatineau Hills. I couldn’t be happier nor more proud to be a part of beautiful Wakefield Quebec.
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