The Local Development Committee of L’Anse-à-Valleau was created in 1992 and incorporated on February 4, 1993. This committee was, undoubtedly, the one that stood out in the Gaspésie and all of Quebec for its dynamism and achievements. Times were difficult when the Committee decided to revive the Fame Point site by repatriating the lighthouse and making it the key component of a recreation and tourism development project. For the women in charge, the return of the lighthouse was necessary to breathe new life into the community. The events that followed proved them right. In 1997, the lighthouse was back at last in its Fame Point home after a very long journey. It was a well-deserved victory for the Committee members. The repatriation of this heritage jewel put an end to a five-year battle not only with the Canadian Coast Guard, but also with the naysayers who considered it a lost cause. Today, the historic site of Pointe-à-la-Renommée is a source of regional pride and a destination for thousands of tourists. Because of its accomplishments, the Committee has been awarded many prizes and honours, including from The Historic Sites and Monuments Council of Quebec.
Since the lighthouse’s repatriation, the Local Development Committee of L’Anse-à-Valleau continues to work for the enhancement of their village’s economic, tourist, social, and cultural development.
The Local Development Committee of L’Anse-à-Valleau wishes to thank our sponsors for their support towards the development of activities at Pointe-à-la-Renommée.