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We’re Local..We’re Wasaga Beach..Number 45 August 12, 2012 The First Annual

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Every Tuesday in August, residents and visitors to the community are welcome to join us for an entertaining evening of both traditional and modern jazz music. Holly Haire-Ellis, Special Events Coordinator for the Town of Wasaga Beach commented that “We tried to focus on modern jazz while still providing spectators with some of their traditional favourites as well as keeping the majority of the performers from the Georgian Triangle area.” The line-up for the jazz series includes: August 14th – Regal Jazz Band August 21st – The Michael Grace Quartet August 28th – The Joe Huron Quartet The performances take place at either the Oakview Wood Gazebo or the Rotary Band Shell both located at 1742 Mosley Street from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. Jazz in the Park is brought to the community by the Town of Wasaga Beach and is free and open for all to attend. For full details please visit


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What’s Happening Wasaga Beach Aug 11 & 12 – 1st Back to the Beach Wasaga Beach Festival Location: Beach Area # 1. Time: Sat; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Presented by Beach BOOSTER Group. Revisit your memories of Wasaga Beach. A Main Street Festival featuring the return of: Main Street Shopping, Family Fun & Entertainment, Music to groove to, Face Painting, Buskers, Bikini (Swim Suit) Contest for Guys and Gals! Saturday Night: Dancing under the Stars with the Return of Big Band Music to The Beach. Sunday: World’s longest “ Bikini Line” on the World’s Longest Freshwater Beach. Vendor Space still available. Sponsorship still available. For more information call 705-241-9762 or email or visit Aug 14 - Junior Naturalists Program Location: Wasaga Trails Centre. Time: 10:30 a.m. For more information call the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park at 705-429-2516 Aug 15 – Wasaga Talent & Marketplace Location: Community Gazebo, Stonebridge Blvd. Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Free Admission. For more information call 705-429-3844 ext. 2287 Aug 15 – Old Car Show Location: Waterside Retirement Lodge, 239 Zoo Park Road (South side parking lot). Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. DJ: Bryon. Fundraiser for Birchview Dunes Elementary School. All donations greatly appreciated. For more information call Waterside Retirement Lodge at 705-429-8626 Aug 17 – Puppet Show Location: Wasaga Beach Public Library, 120 Glenwood Drive. Time: 3 p.m. Limited FREE tickets available about an hour before the show. For more information contact: the Wasaga Beach Public Library at 705-429-5481 or visit Aug 17 & 18 – Beach Cruise 2012– Corvette Weekend Location: Beach Area # 1. Poker & Scenic Cruise, Rock 95 / Boston Pizza Corvette Party, Georgian College Corvette Charity Auction, Expert Alley – Technical Sessions, Saturday Evening Award Ceremony. Rotary Club Corvette Draw at 4 p.m. Beach Cruise at 4:30 p.m. For more information contact: Greg at 705-443-9093 or visit Aug 17- 19 – Celebrating the Bi-Centennial of the War of 1812 Location: Nancy Island. Two centuries later, the War of 1812 remains a significant event in both the development of Canadian and American national identities and the relationship between our two countries. In June 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain. As part of the British Empire, the Canadian colonies were drawn into this two and half year conflict. The combined efforts of English and French speaking militias, First Nations allies, together with British military forces succeeded in defeating the American invasion. This shattered U.S. President Thomas Jefferson’s 1812 prediction that the “acquisition of Canada…. will be a mere matter of marching”. The Treaty of Ghent ended the War in 1814 re-establishing the original border between Canada and the United States. The First Nations peoples’ dreams of a separate nation were not realized. The heroic efforts during the War of 1812 helped shape our country. Today we celebrate two centuries of peaceful co-existence along the longest border in the world. For more information call Nancy Island – 705-429-2728 / Wasaga Beach Provincial Park – 705-429-2516 or visit Aug 18 – Wasaga Beach Short Film Fest Fundraiser Accepting applications for “Jam on the Beach”. Location: Beach # 1, former Dome property on the North end of Beach Drive. Time: 12:00 Noon – 8 p.m. We are looking for bands and groups or musicians that will donate their time and talent to the Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival performing for the beach crowd. Donations for the 2012 Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival will be taken during the performance. For more information contact: the Chamber of Commerce at 705-429-2247 or email or Gary Cerantola P.Eng., MBA at 705-888-7658 or email Aug 18 – The Scorpions Lair Location: Wasaga Beach Paintball. Cost: $30 before Aug 10, $40 after Aug 10 & at the door. $12 Rentals (gun, mask, air). Online Paint Sale from $75 a case. Friday, Aug 17th: Vendors Expo, BBQ & Camping. 20,000 square feet indoor vendors area. Over $20,000 in prize give-a-ways. Early-bird prize draw. Over 1900 players last year. Register at or call 705-322-6321 or 1866-322-6321 Aug 18 – Summer Dance with Denam & Lace Location: Marlwood Golf Course. Time: 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Cost: $10.00. Great listening and dance music from the 40’s to the 80’s, Andrew Sisters, Eagles, Beatles & more…. Door Prize, Foursome of Golf, Drink Specials, Munchies. For more information contact: Marlwood Golf Course – 705-429-5600

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RecPlex Marketplace The Wasaga Beach Marketplace is back for 2012 at the RecPlex. The Market takes place from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. every Tuesday in August and 3 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in September. If you have items that you would like to sell and wondering if they are appropriate for the Market contact or call 705-429-3844 ext. 2287. Spots are limited and going fast. Please call today to reserve your spot to avoid disappointment!

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I love sports and I love the Olympics. I totally buy into the nationalist pride and watching all the competition. It’s great in part, like the World Cup, because it happens only once every four years and the competitors are fighting for, with many of them, their once chance at athletic greatness. The Olympics have also become a huge business with enormous facilities and a production that utter astounds the mind in terms of planning and preparation.What I always enjoy looking at are the Olympic Medals. This year’s 2012 London Olympic medals were designed by David Watkins and produced by the Royal Mint. The medals are larger than any that have ever been made, weighting in at 375 and 400 grams. They’re 85 millimeters in diameter and are 7 millimeters thick. They’re bigger than the Olympic medals from Beijing. Here are their respective compositions: * Gold: 92.5% silver, 1.24% gold, and 6.26% copper. * Silver: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper * Bronze: 97% copper, 0.5% tin, 2.5% zinc. At roughly today’s prices, that puts the value of each at (we’re assuming they weigh 400 grams):

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Aug 18 – 1st Annual Parkbridge Poker Run Location: Wasaga Countrylife, Wasaga Beach. Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Time to polish up your motorcycle & join us for an afternoon of leisurely driving through the countryside visiting five different Parkbridge properties and trying to get the best Poker Hand! All proceeds will go directly towards the Heart & Stroke Foundation. We all know someone who has been affected by heart disease and stroke, so why not join us and help raise money! Minimum of $25 pledge to participate, and every $100 you raise will receive an additional card! If you don’t own a motorcycle, don’t worry! There will be a silent auction, BBQ, mini putt hole-in-one-challenge and great prizes to be won. *Please note, this is not a race. All motorcyclists are to take their time driving and follow the speed limits posted*. REGISTER TODAY! You can make it easy & register online today! Go to and search for Parkbridge Poker Run! You can also visit Wasaga Countrylife, 85 Theme Park Drive or contact: Brad Hammett at 705-429-5267 / or Elizabeth Jaffray at 705-429-8559 ext. 245 / Aug 21 - Junior Naturalists Program Location: Wasaga Trails Centre. Time: 10:30 a.m. For more information call the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park at 705-429-2516 Aug 22 – Taste of Wasaga Blues Location: Community Gazebo, Stonebridge Blvd. Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Free Admission. For more information call 705-429-3844 ext. 2287 Aug 23 – Spirit Program Location: Nancy Island Time: 8pm. Contact: Nancy Island at 705-429-2728 Aug 24-26 – 2nd Annual Wasaga Beach Blues Festival Location: Stonebridge Town Centre. A free music festival featuring: The Legendary Downchild Blues Band, The Maple Blues Revue, 24th Street Wailers, Fathead, The Johnny Max Band, Dinny’s Dixieland Allstars & Loco Zydeco. For more information visit Every Monday (June, July & August) – Wasaga Beach Cruise Night Location: Wal-Mart Parking Lot. Time: approx. 6 p.m. Contact: Sherri Russell 705-429-2426 / Russ Philip 705-429-9107 Wasaga Beach Toastmasters meet every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wasaga Beach Public Library. For more information call 429-6416 or 429-5464. Wasaga Beach Lions Club Bingo every Friday night. Every Wednesday too! July & August. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Lions Club at 705-429-3331. For more info contact: the Chamber of Commerce at 705-4292247 / 1-866-292-7242 or for more info visit our Events Calendar at

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Just a quick reminder that it is less than two weeks ‘til Wasaga under Siege –“A War of 1812 Experience” taking place August 17th, 18th & 19th . Wasaga under Siege will be celebrating its 10th year taking place at Nancy Island Historic Site in beautiful Wasaga Beach, Ontario. This year will also mark another historic special event as Nancy Island Historic Site has constructed a brand new Welcome Centre to mark the bicentennial and the Grand Opening took place back in May and of course is now fully operational for Wasaga under Siege. If you are planning to attend Wasaga under Siege this year and have not registered to date online I would encourage you to do so ASAP. Pre-registration helps us plan logistical needs such as food, drinks, parking, volunteers, etc. in order to ensure we accommodate everyone and of course any special needs requests. On-line registration for Wasaga under siege 2012 is can be found on our website at as well as all the information re-enactors need to know about the event. If you have any questions please let me know and look forward to hosting you as we begin to celebrate and commemorate the upcoming bicentennial. God Save the King! David J. Brunelle Coordinator Wasaga under Siege 2003-2012 New Book – “Tiger Dunlop – Soldier, Engineer & Army Surgeon” Author – Paul Carroll The well-illustrated 140 page popular history presents Dr. Dunlop’s Recollections of the American War, with annotations, explanations and commentary by local heritage author, Paul Carroll. The book has been prepared to celebrate the contribution of a local hero for his service in the War of 1812. At this 2012 Bi-Centennial, we commemorate that momentous event in our history. It was a defining time for Canada. The War of 1812 was the causative event for us to see ourselves as Canadians. To purchase a copy for please contact Paul Carroll at or 519-524-8303 – Cost - $25.00

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Wasaga Beach Boy a Mascot for Soccer Game Toronto FC vs. Liverpool Harrison Eldred was a mascot on July 21st for the Toronto FC vs. Liverpool FC soccer game in Toronto. Harrison 7, attends Worsley Elementary School in Wasaga Beach, he will be starting Grade 3 in the Fall. His family moved from the UK to Wasaga Beach in 2007, Liverpool has been the team his father has supported since a small boy. Harrison plays soccer for Collingwood United, where he is part of their Under 8 All Star Team and he is also a member of the Kick Start Pro Zone soccer program run by local coach Andy Dunwoody that train all year round. Harrison had a fantastic time meeting the players, he was not overwhelmed by the 35,000 fans that greeted him as he walked onto the playing field and he was very proud to wear the Toronto colours for the day, despite the family loyalties to Liverpool. Both Harrison and Dad were happy with the result on the day as Toronto and Liverpool shared the honours with a 1-1 tie. Collingwood United coach Mike Gallo organized Harrison's special day. Harrison is the fair haired boy in the centre of the photo. Harrison accompanied Toronto's number 5 Ashtone Morgan.

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Recent research has shown that people participate in arts and culture in four primary ways: they attend programs and events, encourage their children to participate, make or perform art as amateurs, or support the arts through donations of time and money. The more ways people participate and the more often, the more likely they are to engage in other activities that support community life. Research also shows that eighty percent of those who attend live programs and events also participate in arts and culture in other ways. It is also known that as people rise up the ladder of commitment to support arts and culture so do they engage and create a vibrant community that translates into great Quality of Life and economic prosperity. So where am I going with this? Well let’s talk about Mark Crowe of the Stonebridge Building Group. Mark has a vision for the Wasaga Beach Blues Festival which will take place here in Wasaga Beach this August 24th to 26th, 2012. He is in it for the long haul. He brought in Chuck Jackson as director of the festival. Apart from being a famous award winning Canadian vocalist and musician on the Blues scene, Chuck has experience in building Blues Festivals. He was co-founder of the “Annual Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Fest” in Mississauga/Port Credit that is 14 years in the running and now brings in a whopping $3 Million to the community and businesses each year. Let’s talk about Joe Bickerstaff Joe also has a vision. It’s all about recapturing the fun, excitement and family values we celebrated on Wasaga Beach’s Main Street in yesteryear. Joe Bickerstaff also is in it for the long haul. The first Annual Back to the Beach Festival, August 11 and 12, 2012, is Joe’s creation and he has invested his time and money to demonstrate that we as locals can control our own destiny and make it happen rather than bring in some Toronto operator that will come in for a week, bring in outside vendors, and strip money out of the community and leave. And then there is the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival. It was originated to run in the shoulder season, create significant video marketing collateral that will feature our great community and promote it to prospective new comer residents and visitors from around the world. While in the process of telling the world what a great place we live in, it is providing a cultural venue for our local performers, artists and artisans to share their work with our community and generate entertainment for our residents and economic returns for our businesses. There are synergies abound in this effort. All we have to do as Wasagians is support these efforts. They are home grown and have the true potential to sustain themselves through community support, volunteerism, help, involvement and commitment. If we all came together to support these valiant efforts we will build a great community that generations of Wasagians can be very proud of for years to come. Beach Booster is certainly here to help. Send me your thoughts. Please email me at

The Collingwood Life Saving Station In 1855, Collingwood was the most important port on Georgian Bay. The best water route to the west, old Hen and Chickens boasted of a railway, the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron, and an excellent harbour filled with ships. Collingwood had fairer prospects at the mid-point of the 19th century than any town in Canada. What the town didn’t have was safety. Storms out on Georgian Bay took their toll while lifesaving equipment was out of the question. Until 1885 that is. Following the tragedy of the steamer Asia, Dr. John Platt had been campaigning in the House of Commons for the construction of life-saving stations around the Great Lakes. The first was built at Cobourg on Lake Ontario in 1882. Three years later, the respected boat builder Patrick Doherty became Collingwood’s first federally appointed coxswain. The Collingwood Life Saving Station, the only one ever built on Georgian Bay, consisted of six men hand-picked by Doherty. They were mostly fishermen who could be easily alerted by a flag or gun to launch their 25-foot Dobbins selfrighting lifeboat and battle their way through waves and surf to rescue sailors at peril on the bay. Each man was paid a dollar and a half per bimonthly drill that meant launching the boat, practicing artificial respiration, and maintaining the station. They went out in all weather, in the dark of night or on days when the wind was raging. But, by the end of the First World War, the wireless was common on most ships, the days of the schooner were over, and shipping traffic in decline. By 1938, only Point Pelee on Lake Erie still had an active life saving station.

Community Volunteer Work that Makes a Difference If you’re interested in volunteering, leading projects, networking and having fun – you can do all of this and more as a Lions club member. As a Lion, you’ll perform volunteer work to improve your community – and communities around the world. Wasaga Beach Lions Club meets at the RecPlex. Call 705-429-3331.

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The big takeaway from Wednesday's press conferences at the PGA Championship? The course is long, paspalum is true, and it's as hard as ever to win a major. Here are some highlights from the day's pressers: ERNIE ELS Fresh off his with at The Open, Els talked about his new-found calm, his relationship with Adam Scott, and what sort of player has the advantage at a rain-soaked Kiawah. Q. How would you describe the way you felt, your emotions, whatever, since playing the back nine at Olympic Club, and if it was calm, where did that come from? Els: I think just being more secure of what you're doing and basically my routine was really good. You know, and I feel whenever you have a good routine, the pre-shot routine into your golf shots, and you're clear in your mind of what you want to do, there's not too many things flying around in your head. I was just more secure of what I wanted to do. And I think that obviously started at the U.S. Open, I felt that, and obviously it was a lot better at The Open. Q. Do you feel you have had and will have the level of credit for winning The Open this year, or do you think what happened with Adam could become a dominant story in some ways, and that would be unfortunate? Els: I think you're going to remember what Adam did. There's no two ways about it. And then hopefully people remember the putts that I made, because I still shot 32 on the back nine to give Adam something to think about. You know, I think for the short term, probably they are going to think about Adam's mistakes that he made, and I think long term, eventually my name is going to stay on the Jug (chuckling). Q. Along those lines, I know you spoke with Adam Sunday at Lytham; have you spoken at all with him since then? Els: Yes, we have. We've spoken. We stayed in the same hotel last week and saw him a couple of times. I'm actually playing nine holes with him this afternoon. So as I say, I've known Adam since he's come out here ten years ago, and we have got a pretty good, close relationship. He's a good friend of the family and of mine. You know, if he needs any help to win a major, I'll definitely give it to him; if he needs any encouragement, I'll give it to him. He's a great friend. Q. Does anybody who cannot hit the ball 300 not have a chance in this thing because of the softness in the fairways? Els: Yeah, I mean, everybody's got a chance in the field, but I think it definitely helps the super long bombers, Bubba, Dustin, Tiger, the real long guys that can fly it 320. Those guys can reach all four par 5s now, where I can hit it 300, but I can't fly it 320. So I'm probably going to lay up on all of the par 5s. Doesn't take me out of the tournament, but you know, it definitely gives those real super long bombers a great advantage around this golf course now. There's no run out there. It's just plugging where it is.

Wasaga Sands Senior Men August 1, 2012 - Scramble . 1st Place -8 Gord Pearcey, Bill Frieday, Orv Thompson 2nd Place -6 Ken Mittens, Don Westbrooke,Guy Hallifax Closest to the Hole #3 Mario Mortillaro Closest to the Hole #8 Gord Pearcey

August 1, 2012 - Scramble Senior Men Scramble Format with the winning team of Pearcey, Frieday and Thompson having 3 Birdies on the front nine then on the back nine they had 6 birdies in succession and not a bogey until that tough par 5 eighteenth.

Wasaga Sands Tuesday Morning Ladies Golf League August 7th Best Ball, 5 teams Lowest Team Score: 38 Aileen Simpson Pat Den Bok Monique Greenwood Carol Hallifax

Wasaga Sands Men’s League Aug. 2 A Flight Low Gross: Larry Karpowicz 40 Low Net: Ross Turnbull 34 B Flight Low Gross: Roger Gray 42, Dave Stavinga 43 Low Net: Richard Scott 32.5, Mike McWilliams Sr. 35.5 C Flight Low Gross: Bill Glover 44, Dick Burton 45 Low Net: Larry Crake 32. James Brown 36 D Flight Low Gross: Andy Hulme 47, Mo Loton 56 Low Net: Scott Campbell 32, Bob Cook 38 Closest to Pin A & B: Richard Scott Closest to Pin C & D: Dick Burton Hidden Hole #15: Paul Pullman Closest to Boston Pizza Box: Lawrence Lamarche

August 8, 2012 Results Stapleford Scoring 1st Place +14 Mike Stacey John Hoy Gord Goode John Phillips 2nd Place +8R Andy Beaudoin Bill Frieday Larry Warner Closest to the Hole #3 Butch McLaughlin Closest to the Hole #11 John Phillips

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W. E. Catering

W.E. Catering was established in 1997 by Gayle Woods and Brian Edwards. We opened Goodies Cafe and Catering in 1998 and continued serving the Georgian Triangle for 14 years. In April 2012 we became the exclusive caterers for Wasaga Sands Golf Club and in May 2012 we sold Goodies Cafe and Catering and resumed to operate under W.E. Catering. We look forward to continuing to offer quality private and corporate catering.

705-429-9861 or 705-606-1378 New Course Bench Advertising Opportunity at Wasaga Sands Call Joe Bickerstaff 705-241-9762 for more information

Wasaga Sands Golf Club is an 18 hole semi-private facility conveniently located in Wasaga Beach. Visitors to the area are welcome. Our course is a challenge to any golfer. It is perfect for friends and families who want to play golf while on vacation. We take pride in keeping golf affordable. Reasonable memberships are available to residents and regular visitors. Our friendly staff look forward to seeing you soon! Call us to book a Tee Time.

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The Way Wasaga Was

Beach People

Tales of our Neighbors and Friends

by Joe Bickerstaff “A look back at Main Street�



Roy Wilson..Official Town Crier for Town of Wasaga Beach Roy became a member of the Toronto Police Force (as it was then known) in 1948. While waiting to be accepted as a police officer, he worked in what was known as the ' Purple Gang' enforcing anti-gambling and anti prostitution laws in the area of Elizabeth and Dundas Street West. After becoming a police officer, he was assigned to Old Number 2 Division at Bay and Dundas Streets. After 2 Station was demolished, he was transferred to #1 Division on Court Street, then later to Old 11 Division at London and Markham Streets (later became 13 Division) where he served in the detective office. He was later transferred to the Safety Bureau under Inspector Charles Pearsall and while there he developed Blinky The Talking Police Car. He patented it and when he retired from the Force in 1975, he turned the patent over to Chief of Police Harold Adamson.After leaving the Force, he worked for the Ontario Safety Council and lectured trucking companies throughout Ontario. He was later contacted by ex-Inspector Fred Wooton 1940's who was head of Security for the BlueJays Baseball team and offered a job in security. He worked there for Pat Gillick and Paul Beaston. Roy had a cottage at Wasaga Beach and in 1984, he decided to move here full time with his wife Catherine. They demolished the cottage and built a home on the property. In 1998 Wasaga Beach realized the need for a town crier. Roy entered the competition and won over a number of other 1950's candidates. He is still active as Town Crier presenting Official Proclamations, appearing at special events, opening ceremonies, anniversaries, weddings, birthdays exhibitions and special occasions. As a Member of the Ontario Guild of Town Criers, he appears in Town Crier competitions worldwide.

Roy Wilson

Submitted by Bill Frieday

Come and revisit your memories of Main Street in Wasaga Beach at Back to The Beach festival, Aug 11 & 12. All the fun of yesteryear takes place on historic Main Street at Main Beach Area One! Saturday 10:00 - 10:00, Sunday 10:00 to 4:00 Disclaimer: Although beach BOOSTER hopes the stories related in The Way Wasaga Was are accurate, we can only rely on our own memories, photos and those of others who offer to help with this feature. Please contact us with any stories and or corrections on The Way Wasaga Was.

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