Visit the Wakefield Christmas Market and other Local Artisans

Be sure not to miss the Wakefield Christmas Market this Saturday, December 9 from 2pm-7pm at the Centre Wakefield-La-Pêche Community Centre. Wakefield’s newest holiday tradition now in it’s 5th season, the Wakefield Christmas Market is the only European-style outdoor Christmas market in the Outaouais. The venue provides a magical evening of music, bonfires and locally made products celebrating community spirit and holiday tradition. Visit over 70 local vendors or simply sit back and catch the spirit of the holiday season from the comfort of the bonfire.

 

Continue the Experience at Village Shops and Artisans
After the Markets, be sure to continue your Christmas shopping experience at the many village shops, a number of whom offer unique, locally made arts and crafts, baked goods, sporting goods and other fine items.   The waterfront will be lit up with Christmas lights and offer a relaxing and enjoyable experience to your holiday shopping as you avoid the crowds, take in the ambiance and enjoy the view of the beautiful Gatineau river. ….a warm drink at a local coffee shop or pub also awaits!

Top Three Things to Do in Wakefield: November 18-20

Looking for a weekend getaway that is only a short drive from Ottawa? We think you’ll find there’s quite a lot happening in Wakefield, Quebec this weekend and you’re going to want to book your stay now!

1. Blake Field Murder Mystery dinner at the Wakefield Mill.
Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th
Theatre Wakefield presents the Wakefield Players in “Blake Field and the Case of The Curse of the Pharaoh’s Curse!” written and directed by Scott Hébert-Daly. Tickets are $49 plus tax. 

2. Village Workshop Two-Day Course: How to Make a Laminate Canoe Paddle
On Saturday morning, the recently opened Village Workshop is offering a laminate canoe paddle making course with woodworker Andy Convery. Design your paddle, choose your wood, carve and finish and leave with your paddle in hand! All materials are provided for this two-day course that runs from 9am-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $350.00

3. Christmas Lighting Ceremony in Memorial Park
Saturday, November 19th at 7:00pm
On Saturday evening, come participate in the Christmas lighting celebration. Watch as we light up Memorial Park and enjoy Fair Trade hot chocolate — countdown begins at 7:00pm!  We hope that this year even more lights will be put up throughout the village. Let’s make this the start of a beautiful new wave of lights!

As always, Wakefield shop and restaurants are open all weekend. Get a jump on Christmas shopping with some unique, locally made food and crafts or sit back and relax along one of the many waterfront restaurants and pubs.

Wakefield’s Upcoming Christmas Craft Fairs

This holiday season, avoid the rush of holiday shopping and visit Wakefield for a friendlier, more relaxed approach to your shopping experience and pick up some unique locally-made crafts along the way.

  • November 5-6, 2016: Wakefield Christmas Craft Fair at Ski Vorlage
  • December 10: Wakefield Christmas Market at Centre Wakefield-La Pêche Community Centre

Wakefield Christmas Craft Fair: November 5-6, 2016 10am-4pm

The Wakefield Christmas Craft Fair sees over 70 artisans from the Outaouais region display their wares. With roots dating back to 1977, the annual tradition takes place at Ski Vorlage November 5-6 from 10am-4pm. With an eclectic selection of fine hand-crafted items, the Wakefield Christmas Market has become known as a destination to find unique gifts for the whole family. The fair is in support of the Des Collines Health Foundation and any donation to the foundation gives admission to the fair.

Wakefield Christmas Market- December 10, 2016 2pm-7pm

For a more European style experience, be sure not to miss the Wakefield Christmas Market on Saturday, December 10 from 2pm-7pm at the Centre Wakefield-La-Pêche Community Centre. Wakefield’s newest holiday tradition now in it’s 4th season, the Wakefield Christmas Market is the only European-style outdoor Christmas market in the Outaouais. The venue provides a magical evening of music, bonfires and locally made products celebrating community spirit and holiday tradition. Visit over 70 local vendors or simply sit back and catch the spirit of the holiday season from the comfort of the bonfire.

Continue the Experience at Village Shops and Artisans

After the Markets, be sure to continue your Christmas shopping experience at the many village shops, a number of whom offer unique, locally made arts and crafts, baked goods, sporting goods and other fine items.   The waterfront will be lit up with Christmas lights and offer a relaxing and enjoyable experience to your holiday shopping as you avoid the crowds, take in the ambiance and enjoy the view of the beautiful Gatineau river. ….a warm drink at a local coffee shop or pub also awaits!

 

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Wakefield Comes Alive this Fall! Things to Do in September

With summer drawing to a close, Wakefield will soon come alive again with the beautiful Fall colours of the Gatineau Hills.

Take a day trip from Ottawa or Gatineau, or spend the weekend as the Wakefield Arts, Culture and Recreation scene offers plenty to see and do this Fall. Here are just a few highlights:

The Wakefield Arts!

September 9-11, 2016: Ta Da! Festival

September 16- 18, 2016: Wakefield Doc Fest

September 24-25, October 1-2, 2016: Artists in Their Environment Studio Tour

October 2, 2016: FarmHop!

Wakefield Recreation:

September 24, 2016: Moonlight River Run

October 2, 2016: Rural Cycling Tour in conjunction with FarmHop!

What are you waiting for…experience the Fall Colours with a visit to one of our many events this September, spend the day or the weekend, explore the Gatineau Park or the Gatineau River, dine or catch a live performance at one of our many fine restaurants and music venues.

 

 

 

Wakefield Writers Festival- La Pêche- May 13-16, 2016

The Wakefield Writers Festival – La Pêche is an anticipated and visible bilingual cultural, literary and educational event in the Municipality of La Pêche. Started in 2014, the festival creates spaces for authors and readers to explore writing and ideas in fun and interesting ways. It promotes both regional and nationally known authors, and raises awareness about literacy and reading/writing, in French and English.