The Municipality of La Pêche Supports the Wakefield Bay Waterfront and Parks Revitalization Project
January 6, 2017

Last December 15th, La Pêche Mayor Robert Bussière announced a contribution of $400,000 in support of the revitalization of Wakefield Bay waterfront and parks, a project initiated by the Wakefield-La Pêche Chamber.

The contribution will complete the necessary funding by supplementing the $479,000 announced simultaneously by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, a program intended to highlight Canada ’s 150th anniversary. Minister Bains also came to Wakefield to announce the Connect to Innovate Program, which is intended to address the needs of small businesses, communities and families in Canada’s rural and remote areas.

The purpose of the Wakefield-La Pêche Chamber’s revitalisation project is to upgrade the existing infrastructure along the banks of the Gatineau River between Roquebrune Park and the Peace Park as well as to create a linear park that will highlight the beauty of Wakefield Bay ; a popular destination visited by local residents and visitors alike.

At the time of the announcement, Mayor Bussière pointed out that this initiative was yet another example of a community coming together to act on an issue that it holds dear to its heart. The desire to act and create is an integral part of our municipality’s DNA. The Wakefield-La Pêche Chamber’s project will help boost tourism and economic activity in the Municipality of La Pêche and the region as a whole. It will have significant positive impacts on the community, in addition to leaving a lasting and meaningful legacy for generations to come.

This is a key project for both our municipality and our community. Congratulations to the Wakefield-La Pêche Chamber for this most excellent initiative. La Pêche is moving forward on its future!

Above (from left to right): The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of
Innovation, Science and Economic Development, accompanied by La Pêche Mayor,
Robert Bussière, Mr. Bruce Stockfish, President of the Wakefield-La Pêche Chamber,
and Mr. William Amos, M.P. for Pontiac.

(Appearing left to right) Mr. William Amos, M.P. for Pontiac,
Mr. Robert Bussière, Mayor of the Municipality of La Pêche,
and Ms. Liane Benoit, Chair of the Chamber’s Project Steering Committee

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