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We’re Local..We’re Wasaga Beach..Number 30..January 5, 2012


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Join us in viewing the many entries to this year’s Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival Vote for your favourite!

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the RecPlex Public Viewing - Oakview Room -11 a.m. & 3 p.m $3.00 Recognition & Awards - Lions Den-7 p.m. $10.00


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The Way Wasaga Was Happy New Year to all! The aim of Beach BOOSTER Group is to boost business in Wasaga Beach and promote our town in a positive way. We are all very lucky to live in a community like Wasaga Beach, with its unique offerings of Summer and Winter recreation, wide variety of creative and friendly businesses and of course the many generous and caring people who call The Beach home! Over the past twelve months, Beach BOOSTER has presented, sponsored and/or participated in many local community events in Wasaga Beach. We have enjoyed working with many great people who without their hard work and mutual love of The Beach, some of these events would not have been possible. Beach BOOSTER is truly proud to take part in all of the activities or events we attend each week and enjoy spending time with you, our neighbours and friends. We hope to be even more active in our community in 2012 with some very exciting and unique projects underway! In this edition, we have put together a time-line of some of the events we enjoyed being a part of in the year just passed. We take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over 2011 and lookPhotography forward to a very Photo Courtesy Henning Geiler bright and positive 2012 for all in Wasaga Beach.

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What’s Happening Wasaga Beach Jan 5 – Feb 10 – Snowman Mania – Recycled Snowman Contest Enter between Jan 1 – Feb 10. All ages enter a snowman made of recycled material. Win great prizes! Creations must be in by Feb 5. Public ballot votes for best creations Feb 11-19. Call Cathy for more Information at 705-429-5481 ext 2405 Jan. 11 - A New LIONS Club in Wasaga Beach. An information night will be held January 11, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Beech's at the Bay on Main Street. At our new Lions Club, we will offer people the opportunity to get involved with their communities by giving something back. From involving members in projects as local as cleaning up a park area or as far-reaching as bringing sight to the world's blind or helping people, locally or around the World, recover from natural disasters. Lions Clubs have always supported people committed to building a brighter future for their community. Hoping to see you there. If you have any questions please call Lion Mary or Lion Richard. 705-429-8731 Jan 12 – Breakfast at the Beach Location: Waterside Retirement Lodge, 239 Zoo Park Road, Wasaga Beach. Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m. Members - $15.00, Non – Members - $18.00. Guest Speaker is Jim McPherson from Quilty McPherson LLP, Chartered Accountants. For more information call the Chamber Office at 705-429-2247 Jan 14 – Bantam Hockey Tournament Location: Wasaga Stars Arena. For more info visit Jan 14-17 – Security Guard Training, First Aid & CPR Courses Presented by Collective Security Services. Location: Chamber Office, 550 River Rd. West. Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jan 17 – 10a.m. – 10 p.m. Course Fee: $250.00 per person. A $100.00 deposit per person will be required ASAP to reserve your spot, the balance owing will be payable on the day of arrival. No Refunds on cancellations. Please bring pen/pencils, notebook. Classes are offered in groups of 10 – 12 people only, to sign up please contact Brigette at 705-429-7236. Future classes will also be available. Dates and location T.B.A. Jan 15 – Order of Wasaga Beach/New Years Levee The Town of Wasaga Beach will be honouring the contributions of its citizens on Jan 15, 2012 at the New Years Levee. Location: Wasaga RecPlex. Time: 1 p.m. For more info call 705-429-3844 ext. 2287 or email to Jan 20 – Frosty Friday Youth Dance Location: Wasaga RecPlex, 1724 Mosley St. Tickets: $5.00 each in advance. Grades 5 to 8 only! Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. For more info call Recreation at 705-429-3321 Jan 21 – Midget Hockey Tournament Location: Wasaga Stars Arena. For more info visit Jan 21 – 1st Annual Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival Public Viewing and Voting of the film entries in the Oakview Room Wasaga Beach RecPlex Saturday, January 21, 2012 viewing at 11am and 3 pm. Recognition and Awards in the Lions Den, Wasaga Beach RecPlex, Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm.

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Point of View Sunday before Christmas and sitting in the living room having my tea after supper I suddenly felt ill. Sick to my stomach. Tried a little Coke perhaps to burp. Burp alright. I was violently sick, throwing up what would be the first of four times. Family members who were with me decided it was time for Paramedics to come. In spite of my protests the paramedics John and Nick told me it was best that they take me to Collingwood G & M for further diagnosis. On the way to hospital while Paramedics monitored my heart and breathing, I reefed a few more times. Taken right into Emerge, I was greeted by caring Nurses and Doctors. All of a sudden I blacked out. I awoke a few seconds later being told that I had a seizure. Stomach sickness, the reason for my visit, now took a back seat. Now the emphasis was to determine why I had blacked out. Chest X-Rays, ECG and CT Scan of my brain indicated that there was a possibility of some fluid on the brain. Neurosurgeons are in Toronto at St. Mike’s, so the plan was to leave at 6 a.m. by ambulance with my favorite Paramedics John and Nick accompanied by Nurse Christine. Sirens going at times in heavy traffic which was kinda neat. Neurosurgeons were ready to operate if necessary. Busy place St. Mike’s, but I was treated with care by everyone who worked there. On the way to another CT Scan I asked for a “barf bag” just in case..all they had was sort of a “potty” made of fibreglass. Upside down it looked like a “Happy New Years” I put the “hat” on my head while the stretcher was wheeled through the corridors wishing everyone a Happy New Year!! Thankfully the CT Scan at St. Mike’s proved my brain had no fluid...Wow! You have to imagine if it had gone the other way they would have fixed the problem right then and there. Dr. Green, in Collingwood had made they right decision sending me to St.Mike’s. Later that night, after another rush hour ambulance ride back to more test was requested of me and that was a Lumbar Puncture where fluid is drawn from the spine in search for Meningitis. The needle seemed to be at least six inches but I withstood the small amount of pain and the test proved negative as well. A big relief. I was allowed to go home. That was some twenty-four hours! The whole point of this story is to tell you how fortunate we are to have these wonderful facilities close at hand. And how fortunate we are to have such dedicated Doctors and Nurses who actually care about you and want to make you better. Let’s not forget the Paramedics who are the best at doing their jobs. We have an excellent Health System here in Ontario and we should be proud to say so! Collingwood General & Marine Hospital is our community hospital. The men and women who work there are not only superb healthcare professionals and volunteers, they are our friends and neighbours. The same people you see in the grocery store, at the beach, or on the ski lift. And like any good friend or neighbour would, they are there to help us whenever we need them. Thank goodness for that! For Beach BOOSTER Point of View.... Bill Frieday

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Point of View is a regular feature of beach BOOSTER and is exactly that, simply a point of view. Any Point of View is meant to create thoughts and dialogue on how to make our Wasaga Beach an even better community to live, enjoy and to do business. We welcome your valued thoughts and feed back! yours truly, The beach BOOSTER staff.


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The Town of Wasaga Beach is very happy to be hosting its seventh annual New Year's Levee. The New Year's Levee is being held on Sunday January 15, from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Wasaga Beach RecPlex. The Levee provides residents of the town an opportunity to mingle with Mayor Patterson and Members of Council and say Happy New Year to fellow community members. The Order of Wasaga Beach will also be taking place at this celebration. The award presentations will begin at 2:00 pm. The Order of Wasaga Beach is a distinction given to those individuals who enrich community life by contributing to the improvement of arts, social, environmental, cultural, health & recreational conditions, by way of volunteering. All are welcome to attend the Levee. Any inquiries about the Order of Wasaga Beach or the Levee can be directed to Special Events at 705-429-3844 ext. 2287 or

Music Angel Gets High Praise After having a chance to try the Music Angel I can truly say I’m impressed. The sound is great and the convenience of a small portable speaker system with an internal rechargeable battery can’t be beat. It’s so versatile I’ve enjoyed using it while in my office, relaxing on the deck and surfing the internet. It has turned my Ipad from a device that cuts you off from the people around you to a music source to be enjoyed by the entire group. The FM Radio reception is excellent and I'm putting on all my favourite music on a Mini SD CARD to be played on Music Angel. Thanks, Randy., Wasaga Beach Music Angel is available from Beach BOOSTER info@ Beach BOOSTER Promotions 705-241-9762 or 705 812-5507

New LIONS CLUB in WASAGA BEACH DO YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN YOUR LOCAL AND WORLD-WIDE COMMUNITY? If so, come out to our information meeting and learn about the largest service club in the world. Lions International with clubs in 206 countries & territories help people in your community, country and worldwide through fundraising projects. Have fun along the way with fellow members. The information meeting is to be held January 11th at 7 p.m. at Beech’s At The Bay located on Main Street. (there is no charge to attend) For more details contact Richard or Mary

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Barcelo's Review Over the holiday season, I received an invitation to attend a dinner party being held by my friend and colleague Nick Wood-Gains of Georgian Custom Shutters and Blinds. The gathering was being held at Barcelo's Restaurant in Wasaga Beach. I was always curious about this little restaurant tucked in behind Mac's Milk on Sunnidale Rd., and I readily jumped at the chance to give it a try. I must share with you – I was so pleasantly surprised by what I found! Once inside the warm setting of the bar area, our group was individually welcomed by the gracious owner, Nelson Marques. We selected our drinks from a wide selection of wine, beer and mixed drink options and took our seats in the cozy, trendy feeling dining area at the back of the building. For the next almost three hours, our taste buds were delighted with a variety of dishes including; authentic, firegrilled sausage, the freshest clams (in the best broth I have EVER had) and the main course included a perfectly cooked Wasaga Beach Toastmasters meet every Tuesday AAA Châteaubriand, that was delivered on a “hot rock from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wasaga Beach Public Library. For more information call 429-6416 or 429-5464. stone”. The side dishes included a scrumptiously stuffed Wasaga Beach Lions Club Bingo Friday nights tomato, roasted potatoes and the most crisp and favourable only. Almost $5000 in prizes with a $1000 Jackpot asparagus that I have tasted. Unfortunately, I had to miss Doors open at 5:30 p.m. dessert, but if it was anything like the tapa and main course, Contact: Lions Club at 705-429-3331 my taste buds can only imagine! In my humble opinion, I encourage you to try out this restaurant if you have never been. Once you walk in the door, I think you will be pleasantly surprised and I know you will experience warm hospitality and an exceptional dining experience. I was so impressed by “What the Rock Was A couple was Christmas Cooking” that I bought a gift certificate for a Christmas shopping at the mall on present for friends of mine, so that they can enjoy this casual fine dining experience. I can't wait for summer to come – I Christmas Eve and the mall can see it now – a nice warm day, a cold pint in hand and was packed. relaxing with friends on their great patio...aaahhh. Walking through the mall Cheers! the surprised wife looked up Tanya Snell and noticed her husband Nelson Marques was no where around and Barcelos Restaurant Steak/Seafood House she was very upset because they had a lot Casual Fine Dining to do. She used her cell phone to call her 22 Sunnidale Road South husband because she was so upset, to ask Wasaga Beach, ON him where he was. The husband in a calm L9Z 2M5 705-429-3685 voice said, Honey, remember the jewlery

A new Lions Club starting in Wasaga Beach in the New Year. Both men and women welcome. Come out and get involved in the largest service club in the world. Information meeting to be held in early January. For more information call Lion Mary or Richard at 705-429 8731 Figure Ate Cakes Cakes and Cupcakes!!! My cakes are baked from scratch and can be tailored to allergies, lower cholesterol and diabetics! I am located in Wasaga Beach and have many character cakes and designs available including edible pictures! If you have a photo you want on your cake, scan it, send it and I will print it with edible ink on edible paper! The best part is, it's included in all my pricing! Please visit my website at or email me at Trish Woods 705-441-4202 Breezes Café at 72 Main Street, Wasaga Beach is now Open All Year. Charles and Kelly are ready to serve you with Daily Family Specials from 8 a.m. til 8 p.m. Take-out and Delivery available. Call 705-422-2488


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The Wasaga Short Film Festival WSFF is unlike any other film festival, it is a unique opportunity for grass roots film enthusiasts to compete on an even playing field. The WSFF aims to showcase the best in category short films submitted by individuals, groups, companies, teaching institutions and associations. Our film festival vision is based on capturing the imagination of film makers and actors at the grass roots level creating an opportunity for international exposure while eliminating entry barriers and providing a focus for talent, passion, capability and achievement. We hope to leverage the natural beauty of our location to inspire our participants to produce films that will promote the beauty, vibrancy, vitality and quality of life of Wasaga Beach honouring its natural ecosystems, visitors, residents and businesses. Winning filmmakers will be honoured for their exceptional achievements. As the Deadline of October 15th has passed the WSFF is now closed to submissions. Thanks to all for your entries! All of the Short Films can be viewed on

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What's New at the Wasaga Beach Women's Business Association Greetings What’s New at the Wasaga Beach Women’s Business Association? Oh how we’ve grown... In 2011 our membership grew to over 75 members! We anticipate over 100 members for 2012. Benefits of Membership Tammie Buckler Way too many benefits to list here but visit our NEW website at for more information. Incredible Networking Opportunities - We not only shop local – WE SHOP MEMBERS! Don’t miss our guest speaker at the January 10th members meeting. Ruth Garrett MSc, PhD ., presenting ‘The Vital ingredients of Success’. The author of five books, Ruth draws on a wide range of hands-on experience and expertise in personal and organizational change and transformation. Guests and new members are always welcome! Who Can Join WBWBA? Women in Business who supply a service or product to residents of Wasaga Beach. How Can You Join? Join on-line at or contact me directly for more information. or contact me directly for more information. Happy New Year and I hope your Christmas Holiday was filled with magic, love and happiness. Tammie Buckler, President Wasaga Beach Women’s Business Association Facebook/wbwba

Wasaga Life Team Strikes Again!

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Kristina Tardif, Anna Warner and Nadene Milnes, of Wasaga Life Team pictured at Worsley Elementary in Wasaga Beach. The team donated $1,000 worth of sports equipment/toys to the school to keep the students actively involved with sports and activities. Those items included soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, mini hockey sticks, tennis balls, bouncy balls, and more. If you would like to know more about their (Wasaga Life) story, you can follow them on their YouTube channel. They have uploaded 4 videos so far. The Wasaga Life Team are trying to collectively (as a team) create awareness about how important it is to give back to our community! Our community is "WASAGA BEACH".

Transit Passes Available The Town of Wasaga Beach is excited to announce the launch of a transit pass. The new transit pass replaces the ticketing system and allows individuals to use their transit passes on a yearly basis. Pricing for the transit pass is $40.00 per month for an adult pass and $30.00 per month for senior and student passes. Transit passes are available for sale at Town Hall, the RecPlex, and the Chamber of Commerce.

Denise Potter Independent Epicure Consultant Wasaga Beach, ON 705-429-0017 Email: I am very excited to be bringing to you, with each new BeachBooster edition, scrumptious new recipes that are so easy to make yet taste so delicious!! Each recipe will have an Epicure Selection product as one or more of the ingredients, as I want you to not only add some new variety into your meals, but also get creative with flavouring your foods…doing it in a much more healthier way, and without compromising taste! Epicure products contain no MSG, very little or no sodium, and are free of trans fats and food dyes. Please enjoy making this delicious Everyday Meatloaf recipe for your family! To order any Epicure products for our recipes, please give me a call or send me an e-mail and I can do it all for you! Have a look online at for our full selection of Epicure products and as well as more great recipe ideas! Enjoy cooking with Epicure!!

Epicure’s Seafood Bake en Cocotte

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10–12 minutes Makes: 4 servings Cocottes make perfect appetizers, and these are easy to prep ahead, refrigerate and pop in a preheated oven 10 minutes before serving. 8 large fresh or frozen prawns, shells removed 12 fresh or frozen scallops 1 — 8 oz (225 g) piece of salmon or white fish, cut into bite-sized cubes ¼ cup (60 ml) melted butter ½ cup (125 ml) white wine – optional 2 tsp (10 ml) Epicure’s Seafood & Fish Seasoning 4 lemon wedges 1. Preheat oven to 400° F (205° C). 2. Divide seafood between 4 Epicure’s Petites Cocottes. Place on Epicure’s Parchment Lined Baking Sheet. 3. Drizzle with butter and wine, if desired. Sprinkle Seafood & Fish Seasoning over each. 4. Bake 10–12 minutes. Serve each with a wedge of fresh lemon. Per serving: Calories 240, Fat 15 g (Saturated 8 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 100 mg, Sodium 210 mg, Carbohydrate 3 g (Fibre 1 g, Sugars 0 g), Protein 21 g Serving Suggestion: Serve with crusty rolls or French bread for sopping up sauce.

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The Push To The Bay

In 1812, Canada went to war with the United States. The threat from the new nation south of the border, so long predicted Kathy and Sanjay by Upper Canada's Lieutenant Governor, John Graves Simcoe, the Kapoor builder of Yonge Street, had finally come true. With the border in flames and an invading army on Upper Canada's doorstep, it was time to build a secure military base on Georgian Bay. The man in charge of cutting the road north from the shores of Kempenfelt Bay was the colourful and eccentric Dr. William Dunlop, a massive, uncouth, red-haired Scots army surgeon who was best “Cheers! Make Your Own Wine”, in Wasaga Beach has been named an known by his nickname earning hunting tigers in India. Academy store by the RJ Spagnols Craft Winemaking Academy. From over 600 On February 28th, 1815, Tiger Dunlop's work party was nearly winemaking stores across Canada, “Cheers! was chosen to receive a plaque finished it's work. It had been a miserable experience, slogging recognizing their “customer service excellence” and their involvement in their through the snow to the Wye River. Along the way, Dunlop lost community” several men to disease and exhaustion. But a road from York to Georgian College Tourism Student Penetanguishene was insured. Marketing Team presents their Wasaga But, as it turned out, the work had been for nothing. On Christmas Day, 1814, the war with the United States had Short Film Festival (WSFF) promotional ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. Word finally reached Yonge Street where a party of British soldiers plan project term work results. were hauling military supplies north. Among them was a heavy anchor for a new warship to be built on Georgian Bay. The anchor was abandoned at Holland Landing where it has remained for well over 200 years as a reminder of Yonge Street, the longest thoroughfare in Canada.

Friends from the Past meet again at The Way Wasaga Was.. November 19 at Waterside.

The Way Wasaga Was and The Way Beach BOOSTER Was in 2011 We Lost the Dome Covering..February

(from left to right, Nicki Brubacher, Courtney Thornton, Brittney Wright, Gary Cerantola, Phyllis Keame and Ankush Salaria.) The Georgian College Student Tourism Marketing Team presented their term project results to their client and their class on Thursday December 08, 2011.The project involved creating a marketing promotional plan for the Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival. Gary Cerantola, a member of the Promote Wasaga Committee was there representing the committee to learn of the team's findings and recommendations. Cerantola commented that the student marketing promotion plan project team surpassed expectations in laying out an effective plan for the WSFF and in a very professional manner and addressed the target markets, recommended an approach and created innovative prototype advertisements, merchandising options and a great new logo. The student marketing team's promotional plan and innovative solutions will be tabled with the WB Chamber of Commerce Promote Wasaga Committee for approval in the up and coming weeks to implement the promotional plan in time for the second annual WSFF in 2012.

Freshly growing Dandelion in a Wasaga Beach Backyard picked on December 13, Warming?? Mark your calendars for the 2011..Global first annual WSFF film viewing, voting and awards

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1. We'd love to hear from you! For those who have been riding the Wasaga Snowmobile Club's trails for ages, we're sure you have your favourite routes, views and not-to-be-missed stops. Why not share them with your fellow riders? Give someone a new idea for a great riding opportunity right here on the trails in and around the Wasaga Beach area. Send an outline of your own special ride to <> Your idea of the perfect local ride may be published in a future issue of the Beach Booster! 2. Looking for a riding partner? Enjoy riding in groups or checking out new areas? Join the Wasaga Snowmobile Club on THE THURSDAY NIGHT RIDE! Each and every Thursday (trail conditions permitting) at the WSC Clubhouse and the Klondike Sportspark. The ride will leave promptly at 6:30 p.m. 3. Hurry Up...and WAIT! The season is upon us; the club volunteers have worked hard and steady getting those trails in shape. They have put up the stakes and signs to keep sledders on trail and headed in the right direction. The groomer stands at the ready, waiting for the word, to pack the fresh fallen snow into a smooth highway that will take us on an adventure. Snowmobilers have great memories; we remember those winters with copious amounts of fallen snow, and forget the years when there is little. Having read our last article, our sleds are waiting for that 1st ride, a ride we know will come, just when is the question. It is like Christmas Eve to children, the excitement of that 1st blast of a province wide storm, that crisp Northwest air coming off the bay…bringing that all important lake effect bliss and expectation of the season start. For now we will do what we sledders do: Hurry Up... and WAIT!

Wasaga Snowmobile Club Canada’s Outstanding Snowmobile Club Each year the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO) present the Snowmobile Excellence Awards program, recognizing exceptional contribution and support for snowmobiling in Canada. These awards honour individuals, snowmobile clubs, associations and businesses in Canada that have made a significant contribution towards showcasing the popularity and the overall appeal of the sport, have made a remarkable effort to promote solidarity and responsibility within the snowmobile community or who have offered exceptional quality of service to snowmobilers. An Outstanding Snowmobile Club of the Year nomination form for the Wasaga Snowmobile Club was submitted by the OFSC. The recipient of this award must be a member club of a federation or association affiliated with the CCSO that has distinguished itself in the following areas: management, trail development, grooming & quality, safety, environment, promotion & development and community outreach. I am please to advise you that the Wasaga Snowmobile Club has been named Canada’s Outstanding Snowmobile Club of the Year! Once again Congratulations. Brenda Welsh, OFSC President

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This is our OFSC Club of the year trophy. Receiving this Provincial award made us eligible to be considered for the Canadian Club of the year. Pictured with the awards are President Ron Wheadon and Vice-President Grant Wicks

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