Call for Tenders for the Wakefield Waterfront Revitalization Project (Canada 150) of the Chambre Wakefield-La Pêche Chamber

The Chambre Wakefield-La Pêche Chamber through the Project Steering Committee of the Wakefield Waterfront Revitalization Project (Canada 150) is pleased to invite eligible businesses and contractors to submit one or more competitive bids to renovate components of the existing infrastructure along the Wakefield waterfront and parks (Geggie, Roquebrune and Peace). Preference will be given to qualified applicants in La Pêche and other areas of the MRC des Collines.

A detailed description of the various contracts available and the required tender forms are available for download below. The deadline for submission is September 6, 2017.

The contracts cover the following areas:

  1. General parks improvements (Roquebrune, Geggie and Peace)
  2. Replacement of the current “Sisstie” dock with a new (60.96-metre) dock for non-motorized boats
  3. Creation of a multi-use path along rail bed
  4. Expanding, improving and resurfacing two parking areas
  5. Renovation of the washroom building located at Roquebrune Park

The list of documents for the call for tenders is as follows (NOTE that as per the practice applied by the Municipality of La Pêche for a call for tenders, all documents are in french only and the English version can be supplied by request only by emailing the Project Steering Committee at: wakefieldwaterfrontproject@gmail.com).

  1. Notice to contractors – Avis aux soumissionnaires
  2. Application form for submissions – Formule de soumission 001
  3. Requirements and the description of the application for submissions – Directives générales et description des articles de la formule de soumission 001
  4. Detailed plans for Roquebrune Park – Détails – Parc Roquebrune – Plan #1
  5. Detailed plans for Geggie Park – Détails – Parc Geggie – Plan #2
  6. Detailed plans for Peace Park – Détails – Parc de la Paix – Plan #4
  7. Overview of detailed plans – Détails – Vue d’ensemble – Plan #5
  8. Technical details – Détails – Plan #6
  9. Technical details – Détails – Plan #7

PLEASE NOTE : A meeting will be held with the Wakefield Waterfront Revitalization project manager on August 24, 2017 at Roquebrune (Turntable) Park from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm to visit the sites and answer questions from contractors making submissions.

For additional information, please contact the Project Steering Committee by email at:  wakefieldwaterfrontproject@gmail.com.

Chambre Wakefield-La Pêche – Annual General Meeting June 19, 2017

The Wakefield Chamber is holding its Annual General Meeting at the Community Centre on 19 June. This is your chance to join the board, sign up for a membership, renew an existing membership, propose new ideas for village cooperation and join in the work of the Chamber. Just like Wakefield, your Chamber is not your every day Chamber. As well as the usual Commerce orientation, common to all Chambers, your Chamber is also focussing on Arts and Tourism and Community to reflect the many faces of this wonderful village. Come and hear what has happened so far and what we want to do with your help and participation. This is a truly village effort.

We are looking for new members of the Chamber Board. Are you interested in helping to steer the Chamber? Do you have interests in Commerce, Arts, Tourism and/or Community? Do you have skills in websites, communications and media, fundraising, financial management, events management? Put your name in for election at the AGM. Submissions of interest should be received by the Chamber by 12 June, one week ahead of the meeting. Send your expression of interest to the President, Glen Foster, gfoster@magma.ca

A copy of the June 19th meeting agenda and the minutes of last year’s meeting are now available below:

Agenda – 2017

AGM_Draft_minutes 2016

How to grow your business through online selling

  • Feel like your business is missing out on e-commerce & online selling?
  • Interested in learning more?
  •  Whether you are just beginning or have some experience, this workshop is for you! 

The Wakefield – La Pêche Chamber and the Centre local de développement (CLD) des Collines are partnering to offer a three-hour primer workshop on the basics of e-commerce and selling online.  Online selling and e-commerce are the way forward for many businesses and the CLD has expertise in the area that can help you expand sales and marketing of your business.

WhenApril 24th, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where:  Centre Wakefield La Pêche, Studio

Cost:  This seminar is being offered to our members at the special rate of $45 plus taxes = $51.64.  Non-members $65 plus taxes = $74.59.

Includes coffee, tea and refreshments.

This workshop will be presented in English with bilingual discussion.

Registration: You can register and pay online at the Centre Wakefield-La Pêche at https://centrewakefieldlapeche.ca/event-2509613, or send or drop off your cheque payable to Chambre Wakefield – La Pêche, along with your name and contact information, at the Centre Wakefield La Pêche at 38 ch de la Vallée de Wakefield J0X 3G0.  Please register by April 14. 

For more information, please contact us at info@chambrewakefieldlapeche.com.

Seminar Lead:  Nelson Picard, MBA, Senior Business Advisor, CLD des Collines will lead the seminar.  Nelson specializes in business and marketing, and has been involved in various online marketing initiatives since 1998.

What you will learn: The following will be covered in this 3-hour workshop:

  1. Online vs. Offline Selling
  2. Selling Online and e-Commerce
  3. Sales Process
  4. Client Identification
  5. The Best Offer
  6. Promotion
  7. Tech Side Of Online Business
  8. Financial Planning

CLD follow up services: By attending this workshop you will have automatic access to the CLD for follow-up expertise and mentoring as you move forward with your e-commerce plans. 

 Don’t miss out!

 This workshop is one in a series offered by Chambre Wakefield-Lapêche Chambre

Global Payments is a sponsor of this workshop

Creation of a linear park in Wakefield Bay: A community jewel enhanced for Canada’s 150th anniversary

Government of Canada supports project of Wakefield–La Pêche Chamber 

December 15, 2016 – Wakefield, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Key local stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure for the enjoyment of Canadians. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects such as this one by the Wakefield–La Pêche Chamber, which contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, was in Wakefield to announce officially that $479,000 in financial assistance has been granted to the Wakefield–La Pêche Chamber to enhance the shoreline of the Gatineau River, also known as Wakefield Bay.

The funding awarded in the form of a non-repayable contribution through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will enable Wakefield–La Pêche to improve access and safety along the shores of Wakefield Bay for Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Led by a steering committee made up of volunteers, the project proposes to improve the aging reception infrastructure and to create a linear park connecting Roquebrune, Geggie and Peace parks to each other. Citizens and visitors of all ages will be able to fully enjoy the beauty of this public space in the heart of Wakefield–La Pêche.

Quotes

“The Government of Canada, through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, supports projects of organizations that mobilize and unite our communities. These projects strengthen Canada’s communities by stimulating economic activity and improving the quality of life of families.”

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

“Projects like the one announced today help communities become even more vibrant and close-knit. The committee that implemented the project was able to rally community stakeholders around a common vision, a vision shared by all the citizens. I commend the work of the committee members, who are devoted to the development of their region.”

William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac

“We are pleased to receive CED’s support for this mobilizing project for the entire community. The enhancements will enable citizens and visitors to continue to enjoy the shores for many years to come and to make inspiring discoveries in a safe environment.”

Bruce Stockfish, President, Wakefield–La Pêche Chamber

CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

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Sources:

Media Relations
Canada Economic Development
for Quebec Regions
Tel.: 514-283-8818
Email: dec.media.ced@canada.ca

Arts Council: New brochure promotes region’s artists

CWLPC Vice President and Chair of the Arts Council, Glen Foster, is pleased to announce that a new brochure featuring local artists and artisans is now available at many of the village’s retail locations. The Arts Council would like to expand the brochure to include new members and compile a calendar of events of local creatives who would like to list a show or event.

Future ambitions for the Arts Council include launching a website to promote and sell local artists and artisans’ work and create a local art gallery with the same purpose. The Arts Council is always looking for new members and volunteers who are interested in promoting arts in the region!

To be included in the next edition of the brochure, contact Glen at gfoster@magma.ca.