Mr. Speaker, I am most proud to rise in this House today to acknowledge the excellent work of a community in my riding. A number of my colleagues have probably had the opportunity to visit Wakefield in the municipality of La Pêche, and may have noticed, as I have, that Wakefield is a dynamic community and a major cultural and tourist hub.
Recently, an important project came to fruition in this community. Fifteen years ago Wakefield had a dream to have its own multi-functional community centre, and through hard work it was officially opened last Saturday.
This beautiful state of the art building would not have been possible if it were not for the involvement of countless volunteers. In particular, I would like to mention the amazing collaborative work of the volunteers and board members of the Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre Cooperative and of its president Stephen Sabean. Mention must also be made of MNA Stéphanie Vallée, the mayor of La Pêche, Robert Bussière, municipal councillor Louis Rompré, and Caisse populaire Desjardins de Masham-Luskville.
I extend my congratulations to all.