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We’re Local..We’re Wasaga Beach..Number 46 August 26, 2012

Canadian Citizenship Ceremony Impressive On Tuesday of last week, Wasaga Beach resident Crystal Estrada became a Canadian Citizen at the citizenship ceremony held in Scarborough. Crystal along with 89 other new Canadians were given the Country’s quintessential experience. There was the Anthem, the Flag, a Mountie in a Red Tunic , the Oath in two languages and, of course, a cup of Tim’s for afterwards. After they raised their right hand and swore their Oath to Country and Queen Elizabeth II, they could take their first sip as Canadians. Looking around at the 90 new citizens, Judge Philip Gaynor, who performed the ceremony, called the group “a snapshot of Canada.” Gaynor, who has a bit of an Irish brogue himself, told the new Canadians their experience didn’t differ much from his own. “I know from personal experience it is not easy to leave the land of your birth,” admits Judge Gaynor. “I have come to love this country and I am confident you will love it also.” From the new citizens’ comments, it doesn’t sound like the judge has much to fear in that regard. A few were given a chance to speak before the ceremony, telling friends, families and officials in attendance about their feelings. Judge Gaynor told the group while being Canadian offers one many rights, it also means taking on more responsibility as well. “Being a Canadian citizen means more than getting a piece of paper,” he explains. “It is your commitment to build a better and stronger Canada. To respect the laws, to respect each other and to treat everyone with dignity.” The Ceremony, which lasted for an hour and a half, went off without a hitch under the direction of Richard Lacombe, Clerk of the Ceremony. Congratulations to Crystal on becoming a Canadian Citizen ...Welcome! This was the first Citizenship Ceremony I have witnessed and I was totally impressed. Just a thought...wouldn’t it be nice for Wasaga Beach to host a Citizenship Ceremony sometime in the can be done. by Bill Frieday.

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Vette Winners!

2012 Annual Corvette Lottery CONGRATULATIONS!!! As of last Sunday, Bob & Lynne Fisher of Erin, Ontario are the new owners of the 2012 Corvette. Ticket was #299. The ticket was sold at the Show'n'Shine at Mike Jackson's in Early May. The Rotary Club thanks everyone for purchasing a ticket and also a thank you on behalf of the 10 Charitable Organizations that will receive a total of more than $45,000 from this year's annual Corvette Lottery. The Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach & Area would not be able to support the many programs that benefit from the Lottery without your help.

Terry Fox Run September 16th Did you know this year’s Terry Fox Run is Sunday, September 16th at Playland Parking lot? Once again we will be running/walking the prettiest route in Ontario (and perhaps Canada). This year we are encouraging everyone to “Team Up For Terry” go to and create your team today!!! We want you!!!! For more details please go to or contact

David Foster (705) 429-6263 e-mail Mike McCluskey (705) 422-1150


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Boston Pizza Scholarship Boston Pizza Wasaga Beach is pleased to announce Logan Madill has won a $1500 Boston Pizza scholarship. Logan has been with Boston Pizza the last 4 1/2 years and we wish him the best at McMaster University. Congratulations!

Random Photos from Beach BOOSTERS’ Back to the Beach on Main Street.. August 11th & 12th

The Community Room Real Canadian SuperStore Fred Char of Burger King enjoying a Pizza with Beach BOOSTER’S Richard Sioen

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Activator & Manual Care Massage Therapy Acupuncture Orthotics Nutrition Sports Injuries Running Clinics Senior/Student Rates

Performers from Milord Entertainment did amazing Trampoline and Trapeze acrobatics.

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Patrons having a valid Casino Rama Players Passport card upon bus arrival may be eligible to receive 300 bonus points. Bonus points are redeemable for $15 in cash. Bonus points and meal offers are non-transferable. Casino Rama Players Passport card is required to receive food offer or bonus points offer. Ineligible patrons will receive a $15 meal offer once a Players Passport card is obtained. Bonus points and meal offers are non-transferable.You must show government issued picture I.D. showing you are 19 years of age to board buses to Casino Rama. Programs are subject to availability and may change without notice. Program is valid until April 30,2012. Self excluded patrons are not eligible to redeem Casino Rama Offers.

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Marlwood Men's Golf League-Aug. 22

Super Dave’s Handyman Services

Thursday, September 20th Thursday, October 18th Thursday, November 15th Thursday, December 13th 10 a.m. til Noon Are you an adult living with a disability? Want to meet up with new Friends? Come along to the Friendship Café .. Looking forward to seeing you there! Refreshments will be available. For more information please contact Elaine 705-445-1543 Ext. 306

$5.00 Monday, Wednesday - Friday $10 - Occasional Saturday night 1344 Mosley Street, at 30th Wasaga Beach

No. of golfers: 124 AA Flight Low Gross: Allan Curties, 36; Myles Bradford, 37; Garnet Reed, 39; Low Net: Tom Burns, 33R; Nick Taylor, 33; Gary Evans , 35R; A Flight Low Gross: Frank Riddell, 40; Richard Kennedy, 42; Barry Watson, 43; Low Net: Bob McColl, 36; Ernie Harwood , 37; Don Gowland ,38R; B Flight Low Gross: Dave Oakley, 44; Guy Wilson, 46; Bill Stapleton , 47; Low Net: Dave Hood, 36; Ron Stewart, 37.5; Clair Robertson, 38.5; C Flight Low Gross: Bill Brewer, 45; Bruce Verner, 49; Lou Pellegrin, 50R; Low Net: Bob Johnson, 37.5R; Ken Birse, 37.5; Chuck Burgoyne, 39; D Flight Low Gross: John Crossley, 44; Imao Kaibara, 50; Roland Delguidice, 54; Low Net: Joe Quinn, 34.5; Reg Bail , 37; Bob McCrae, 39.5; Closest to the pin winner #2, Flight B-C-D, Bob Wills, Mike Jackson/Ray Elsley Oil Change Closest to the pin winner #7, Flight AA-A, Andy Sharpe, My Computer People Voucher Hidden Hole #3, Gerry Reid, Score 10

Breaking Down Barriers New Wasaga Beach Friendship Café, A Peer Support Group

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It’s Back to School Time!!

Science Lesson Miss Jones had been giving her second-grade students a lesson on science. She had explained about magnets and showed how they would pick up nails and other bits of iron. Now it was question time, and she asked, “My name begins with the letter ‘M’ and I pick up things. What am I?” A little boy on the front row proudly said, “You’re a mother!”

Misbehaving Little Johnny had finished his summer vacation and gone back to school. Two days later his teacher phoned his mother to tell her that he was misbehaving. “Wait a minute,” she said. “I had Johnny with me for three months and I never called you once when he misbehaved.”

Class Picture A teacher had been after her pupils to bring in their 2 dollars for the class picture. Upset over the tardiness, one day she got up in front of the class and said, “Class, think how much you’re going to treasure this picture 25 years from now. You will pull it out and say, ‘There’s my friend, Julie. She’s a lawyer now. There’s my friend Robert. He’s a doctor’” Then a voice from the back of the room interrupted, “And there’s my teacher. She’s dead.”

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What’s Happening Wasaga Beach Jazz in the Park - August 28th – The Joe Huron Quartet The Town of Wasaga Beach is happy to be celebrating the 12th season of Jazz in the Park. Residents and visitors to the community are welcome to join us for an entertaining evening of both traditional and modern jazz music. Location: Oakview Wood Gazebo or the Rotary Band Shell both located at 1742 Mosley Street Time: 7pm – 9pm Wasaga Beach Marketplace – Every Tuesday in August & September Location: Wasaga RecPlex parking lot, 1724 Mosley St. Time: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Fruits & Vegetables, Antiques, Baked Goods etc. For more information call 705-429-3844 ext. 2287 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 Aug 25 – Family Fun Day Location: Wasaga Beach United Church, 380 Zoo Park Rd. Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fun and games for everyone from 5 to 95!! Games that are just fun. Best Decorated Bike Competition, Slow Bicycle Race, Games of skill. For more information contact: Don Belgum at 705-812-1668. Aug 29 – Meet and Greet with Walter Gretzky Location: Community Gazebo, Stonebridge Blvd. Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.Free Admission. For more information call 705-429-3844 ext. 2287 Aug 31, Sept 1 & 2 – RAMA Rodeo Mania Location: GNE Fairgrounds (2220 Fairgrounds Road North) Music & Dancing For full event details – online advance ticket sales at the same great savings and show times visit Sept 2 – Memories of Summer Fireworks Display Location: Beach Area # 1 at dusk. For more information call 705-429-3844 ext. 2287 Sept 8 & 9 – Multisport Triathlon & Marathon Wasaga Beach is happy to be hosting the Multisport Triathlon and Marathon. This event is for people of all skill levels. 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 at 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 705-429-2247 / 1-866-292-7242 or for more info visit our Events Calendar at

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Point of View Wow! What an experience! Beach BOOSTER is very pleased to have presented the inaugural Back to The Beach Festival on August 11 & 12. The idea of a family friendly festival, held on our historic section of Main Street at Beach Area One had been on my wish list for many years. Since the fire of 2007 cleared most of the buildings that had been a part of so many memories for generations, I have thought of many ways to bring folks back to this abandoned stretch of Main Street. Until something more permanent is done on this wonderful space at our Main Beachfront, the idea of a fun and exciting Street Festival seemed like a good option. As there was much encouragement and suggested sponsorship to help with such an endeavour, Beach BOOSTER , with the valuable guidance and help from Wasaga Beach Special Events, presented the concept to Town Council. The Town agreed to support the event with many “in kind” contributions and a much appreciated dollar amount. Although Beach BOOSTER has been proud to present several very successful events in The Beach and of course, sponsored many great events in our community... nothing would compare to organizing Back to The Beach. We put together a Street Festival and invited not only the entire town of Wasaga Beach... but all north of the GTA that had fond memories of Wasaga Beach! After our summer of glorious sunshine, the weekend of Back to The Beach had the weather folks forecasting a bad one. As I anxiously listened to the weather news, one of our local news reports started by saying “This will be the first stay at home weekend of the summer”. Regardless, our team moved forward through the driving rain and threatening skies on the Friday to set up the towering equipment for some of our acts as the Town’s stage took shape on Main Street. As promised, our set up provided some small components of what was once on our historic Main Street, while providing fun and music that I’m sure brought back some memories to all. We provided World Class entertainment with amazing acrobats, the artistic skills of Arial Silks, fantastic local live bands and internationally recognized professional DJs. The weather proved to be fickle with blue skies and warm sun during our first day, rain that washed out our Street Dance on Saturday night, but on Sunday all enjoyed a pleasant day of sun until late in the day. If some people stayed away, it was because of the forecast... not the actual weather. I truly want to thank everyone who took part in our Back to The Beach festival and I hope you enjoyed what we created for two days on this barren stretch of our Main Street. I thank the many friends, neighbours and strangers who took the time to find me on that busy street to tell me your thoughts and provide some encouragement. It truly was a rewarding experience, bringing folks Back to The Beach to enjoy some family friendly fun and entertainment to our Main Beach area. Yes! There will be a Back to The Beach in 2013 and we will assure that the weather forecast is as wonderful as a day at the beach! Thanks to all who supported the inaugural Back to The Beach festival! Joe Bickerstaff

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.

Enjoy our wonderful sunsets and beach views. The Copa Cabana We welcome locals back to our Beachfront with Special Local Prices!

31 Beach Drive Main Beach


Angelina Da Silva 1525 Mosley Street Wasaga Beach

1-800-665-3259 ext 6100 705-220-0954

Dedicated Local Insurance Professional for all your insurance needs. You are just a phone call away from a competitive quote.

705-422-1100 Laptops,Iphones, Ipad accessories Computer Parts Repairs & Custom Built Systems including Gaming. Call & see if we can save you money. Want to learn how computers work? Call Deb....In Home Service.

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