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World Diabetes Day - November 14 World Diabetes Day was created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991, in response to concern over the escalating incidence of diabetes around the world. World Diabetes Day is a global event. It brings together millions of people in 160 countries to raise awareness of diabetes, including children and adults affected by diabetes, healthcare professionals, healthcare decision-makers and the media. World Diabetes Day unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness. World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on November 14. The date was chosen because it marks the birthday of Canadian Sir Frederick G. Banting, who, along with Charles Best, is credited with the discovery of insulin in 1921. In 2010, Beach BOOSTER Group was proud to organize and present this first ever event in Wasaga Beach. With community help from several businesses and many Wasaga Beach residents, we succeeded in adding Wasaga Beach to an international list of communities that lit landmarks BLUE for this annual event on November 14th. Our Wasaga Dome was shown glowing BLUE on the international web site and generated positive awareness of Wasaga Beach and our participation in this international initiative. The following year, Beach BOOSTER received permission from Ontario Parks for the lighting of the Theatre Building on our Historic Nancy Island. Again, we were pleased with the support we received from the community to light this great Wasaga Beach landmark for World Diabetes Day, 2011! Beach BOOSTER will recognize World Diabetes Day in Wasaga Beach for 2012! We are again working with Ontario Parks and The Town of Wasaga Beach to light the Theatre on Nancy Island BLUE. In order to make this year’s event on November 14 more memorable, we are eager to get even more of the community engaged in this international initiative. We are pleased to be hosting a PREWorld Diabetes Day Event on Saturday November 10. We ask the residents of Wasaga Beach to join us in a fun afternoon with great entertainment and purchase a personal BLUE LED Globe to bring to our event on World Diabetes Day. With community involvement, Wasaga Beach’s Main Street Blue Bridge will glow BLUEwith the many lit globes brought to our event… while the spectacle of the BLUE lights on Nancy Island reflects upon the river. A portion of the purchase price of each Globe will go to the Canadian Diabetes Association. We hope to again create a great, truly local visual experience for all who visit us on our Main Street Bridge this November 14th and for a third year, help create more awareness for World Diabetes Day, while promoting Wasaga Beach in a positive way on the World Stage! Pre-World Diabetes Day BLUE Globe Event: Saturday November 10, 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm at Boston Pizza, Main Street, Wasaga Beach. Very Special Guests: Local band Fire and Sound will perform live at 3:00 pm! World Diabetes Day Event: Wednesday November 14, 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Main Street Blue Bridge, Wasaga Beach. Free refreshments and snacks. Music. Special Guests! Bring your own BLUE Globe! "We are local! We are Wasaga Beach! We are Beach BOOSTER"!

Wasaga Beach Remembrance Day Ceremony to be held Sunday, November 4th The Remembrance Day Ceremonies begin at 2 p.m. and will form up at the O.P.P. parking lot and march to the Cenotaph located at the Municipal Administration Office, 30 Lewis Street, where our Remembrance Day Service will then be held. Following the Remembrance Day Service, please join Veterans, participants and residents for refreshments at the Wasaga Stars Arena. For more info call 705-429-3844 ext. 2224

Stayner Remembrance Day Ceremony to be held Sunday, November 11th There will be a new twist this year to the service in Stayner on Sunday November 11th. A military dais will be erected on Main Street at the Station Park. This saluting base will include an officer from Base Maintenance EME Branch, CFB Borden, Clearview Mayor Ken Ferguson and Branch 457 sergeant-at-arms, comrade Kevin Keogh. Legion Members are encouraged to form up at 10:30 a.m. at Station Park on Main Street. They will then march to our cenotaph located in front of the Clearview Administration Centre for the service. Local dignitaries, legion members and other individuals and organizations will then lay wreaths of remembrance. Following the service they will march up Main Street, east towards Station Park for the salute and continue on to our branch for another small wreath laying ceremony. Members of the service and general public are then invited inside to warm up, enjoy some lunch and fun and fellowship at our branch. Tickets are now on sale for the official Remembrance Day Dinner. Sunday Nov. 11, starting at 7 p.m., to held at the branch, only $15 per person. This is always a very nice evening of food, comradeship and remembrance. For further information or to book your tickets call 705-428-3809. All are welcome to attend.


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What’s Happening Wasaga Beach Nov 3 – 20th Anniversary Charity Gala Fire & Ice Presented by the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach & Area. Location: The Lakes of Wasaga Banquet Hall, Theme Park Drive. “Fiery Performances”. Cocktails & Entertainment at 6 p.m., Gourmet Dinner at 7:15 p.m. Laughs with comedian Gilson Lubin. Dance to the sounds of the Strange Potatoes. Live & Silent Auctions. Tickets: $125.00 each in advance only! For tickets and more info contact: Active Healthcare Centre at 705-422-0224 or email Nov 4 – Remembrance Day Ceremony The Remembrance Day Ceremonies begin at 2 p.m. and will form up at the O.P.P. parking lot and march to the Cenotaph located at the Municipal Administration Office, 30 Lewis Street, where our Remembrance Day Service will then be held. Following the Remembrance Day Service, please join Veterans, participants and residents for refreshments at the Wasaga Stars Arena. For more info call 705-429-3844 ext. 2224 Nov 10 – Atom Hockey Tournament Location: Wasaga Stars Arena. For more info visit Nov 10 - PRE-World Diabetes Day Event. We ask the residents of Wasaga Beach to join us in a fun afternoon with great entertainment and purchase a personal BLUE LED Globe to bring to our event on World Diabetes Day. With community involvement, Wasaga Beach’s Main Street Blue Bridge will glow BLUE with the many lit globes brought to our event… while the spectacle of the BLUE lights on Nancy Island reflects upon the river. A portion of the purchase price of each Globe will go to the Canadian Diabetes Association.We hope to again create a great, truly local visual experience for all who visit us on our Main Street Bridge this November 14th and for a third year, help create more awareness for World Diabetes Day, while promoting Wasaga Beach in a positive way on the World Stage! Pre-World Diabetes Day BLUE Globe Event: Saturday November 10, 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm at Boston Pizza, Main Street, Wasaga Beach. Very Special Guests: Local band Fire and Sound will perform live at 3:00 pm! Nov 14 – World Diabetes Day In recognition of World Diabetes Day, Beach Booster Group and its partners want to generate public awareness by once again lighting BLUE a Wasaga Beach Landmark to join the list of international edifices that are involved in this World Wide Event. 2010 marked the first year for Wasaga Beach to take part in WDD with Beach Booster, Wasaga Beach Lions Club and Partners lighting BLUE the Wasaga Dome. This year we will light BLUE the beautiful Nancy Island Theatre to mark World Diabetes Day 2012. November was chosen as the day to unite for World Diabetes Day (WDD), as it marks the birthday of Canadian Sir Frederick G. Banting, who along with Dr. Charles Best, are credited with the discovery of insulin in 1921 – Canada’s gift to the world! Don’t forget to share your comments, photos and videos on how you’ll be uniting for WDD here at Nov 15 -18 – Wasaga Community Theatre – “Office Hours” Wasaga Community Theatre proudly presents "Office Hours" written by Norm Foster with performances November 15th, 16th, & 17th at 8pm and a matinee performance on Sunday November 18th at 2pm. Description: It's a Friday afternoon in the big city and, in six different offices, six different stories are unfolding at the same time. However, they are all connected somehow, from the figure skater on the ledge, to the novelist in the closet. A madcap race towards quitting time. Ticket Outlets: Major's Guardian Pharmacy - 597 River Road West, IDA Pharmacy - 30 - 45th Street. Tickets $20.00 ea. or $17.00 each for groups of 10 or more. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Location: RecPlex Community Centre - 1724 Mosley St. Wasaga Beach.For More Information Contact: Mike Ross - 705-422-0514 Nov 17- Pee Wee HockeyTournament Location: Wasaga Stars Arena. For more info visit Nov 17 & 18 – Christmas at the Beach Tour of Homes Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets: $20.00 each and can be purchased at the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce, 550 River Rd. West, Beach Builders Home Hardware, 1955 Mosley St., Wasaga Beach IDA Pharmacy, 30 – 45th St. Unit # 1, Wasaga Flowers, 1441 Mosley St. Unit #6. Proceeds support Kinette Club community projects. For more information contact: Maureen Nolasco – 705-422-0713 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 evening. Almost $5000 in prizes..$1000 Jackpot Game. RecPlex Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Lions Club at 705-429-3331 For more information 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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Wasaga Beach Gaming Opportunity in Wasaga Beach Businesses and all residents of Wasaga Beach need to stand up in support of the opportunity of bringing gaming to our town! Every community needs some type of industry, to sustain a stable tax base in order to provide the much needed services that residents depend on, in order to enjoy the lifestyle they seek in our town. For over 100 years Wasaga Beach's only industry has been tourism, although it's been neglected in recent years to the point where, although this past summer gave us beautiful weather, most of our visitors were simply day trippers who did not provide the necessary support for our local economy. All in our community must take responsibility for assisting our struggling local economy… or, if not, decide what other industry we should encourage and support as tourism will die here without action! As far as ecologically friendly industries go, tourism is certainly a good way to go and I think we should embrace it, nurture it and encourage its rebound here in The Beach! Personally, I feel a stand alone “casino” is not something that would assist in the rebound of our all important industry, but certainly the opportunity to add gaming to a complete, family friendly development is something that would make Wasaga Beach unique! International developers, who specialize in the type of Entertainment Complex that caters to families by offering many different activities, would see gaming as a small… but important component in the entire project! Looking at gaming as simply a component of the big picture dilutes the image of a morally wrong concept and converts it to an image of family fun, entertainment and excitement. (Ironically, the same image that so many remember fondly from the glory days of family fun at Wasaga Beach) I ask all to help boost our local economy by welcoming new and creative ideas that will bring people Back to The Beach. We cannot say no to an opportunity of gaming in our town! We must encourage it as a part of what we really do need to bring our industry back from the brink. An opportunity to include a small gaming component to the big picture needs to be promoted to any builder and/or developer who may be interested in bringing family friendly entertainment back to Wasaga Beach! Help us Boost The Beach! Now is the time, before this opportunity, like others before it, is lost forever!

Pillsbury Dough Boy Dead at 71. Funeral at 350 for about 20 minutes Please join in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Dough boy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. Dough boy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours. Most of them were from Cathy's Flour & Gift Boutique in Wasaga Bake.

Aunt Jemima Delivers Eulogy Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Dough boy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Dough boy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was considered a very smart cookie, but wasted much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions. Dough boy is survived by his wife Play Dough, three children: John Dough, Jane Dough and Dosey Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes. Since we try to keep all articles in Beach BOOSTER very positive, we’re going to wait three days to see if everything pans out. If this made you smile for even a brief second, please rise to the occasion and share that smile with someone else who may be having a crumby day and kneads a lift.

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The Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach extends a huge thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket for our draw. Our small club of 25 dedicated individuals were able to sell 1495 tickets at various venues, by mail, by phone orders or directly to friends and family. This large distribution of funds represents proceeds from this year's lottery as well as a one-time distribution from previous lotteries. Corvette Lottery Proceeds Recipients

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The next Breakfast at the Beach will be on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Yammas Grill, 1288 Mosley Street Wasaga Beach, L9Z 2C9 from 7:00-8:30am. This month we have invited Shannon Gale, to speak to us about the South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre’s Health Promotion Programs. She will be talking about the background of this (new) health centre and their health promotion programs (Diabetes Education, quitting smoking groups, nutrition groups, fitness for health, mental health groups, inc depression, anxiety groups, etc.) that are free and available to everyone in our community. The South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre (CHC) has been in full operation in our community for over a year now. The CHC is a non-profit organization providing health and wellness services to the residents of Blue Mountains, Clearview Township, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood and Elmvale. Our Vision is to be the Healthiest Community in Canada. We intend to do that through: Health promotion, Illness prevention, and Comprehensive client-centered primary healthcare. The CHC team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, a social worker, a mental health and addiction counsellor, a diabetes educator, a dietician, a physiotherapist, a health promoter and administrative staff. Our clients access our services at our centre at 14 Ramblewood Drive, Wasaga Beach and we also take our Health Promotion programs out into our community. The Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Breakfast Committee are delighted to welcome Shannon as our speaker and invite you all to an informative talk about the available (and free) health programs in Wasaga Beach. To book for this breakfast and to obtain more information, call Trudie McCrea at the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce 705-429-2247.

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This year's theme for Crime Prevention Week is “Engaged Communities Prevent Crime”. Crime prevention starts with each of us and taking control of our own safety reduces victimization. As Fall quickly moves to Winter, so do we see the decline of sunlight on our streets in the early evening hours. Although there may be a reduction of sunlight we still see people enjoying our community by walking, riding bicycles or skateboarding along our streets to various destinations. As such I would like to offer several safety tips to both our pedestrian and motoring friends. Walkers, Cyclists and others: Be Seen – wear reflective clothing, light coloured clothing, consider carrying a flashlight to light your way Cyclists – your bicycle is a vehicle, it is required to have proper lighting and reflective material on it both front and back Plan Your Journey – Ensure the street or trail you take to get to your destination is well lit and is clear to travel. ·When walking along streets/roads, walking facing traffic. ·When cycling along streets/roads, ride with traffic. Be Aware – of other uses of the road you are on, whether they be motorized or not. Be Predictable – as non motorized users, when walking or riding do so in a predicable safe and legal manner. Walk facing traffic not with or in a wandering manner. Cycle with traffic, not against and obey the rules of the road. Share our streets – as non motorized users on our streets respect our motorized users. Motorists: Your Speed – travel at the posted speed limit, not above, reduce your speed with regards to the weather and road conditions Expect the Unexpected – expect to see walkers and cyclists sharing our streets with you The 2 Cs – Be Cautious and Courteous when approaching walkers and cyclists. Take care when passing these other users; the time you take to do this carefully is insignificant compared to your whole journey. Share our streets – as motorized users on our streets respect our non motorized users Both non motorized and motorized users have their places on our highway. The Challenge is to have both groups use our streets safety.

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Breaking Down Barriers New Wasaga Beach Friendship Café, A Peer Support Group The Community Room Real Canadian SuperStore 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

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WBWBA's Successfully Speaking event took place October 2nd and this year Five Time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Keynote Speaker Kate Davis graced our stage at Country Life Banquet Hall where she brought an evening of laughter to Wasaga Beach. Davis entertained us for several hours about balancing life with humour. Davis is a speaker, writer, comedian and actress as well as a mom. She finds humour in any situation and offer creative solutions to defuse frustrations in the home and workplace. Davis met her destiny when she began speaking about bringing a sense of humour into the home, the workplace and ultimately the balance of both. Davis has the unique ability to find humour in any situation and offers creative solutions to defuse frustrations in the home and workplace. Kate found her passion one night at a local comedy club. Now, a five-time nominee at the Canadian Comedy Awards and star of her own hour-long comedy special on CTV and the Comedy Network , Davis appeared on Breakfast Television, Star TV, Toronto 1, Prime, WTN, CBC Radio One The Debaters and The Mom Show. Davis successful parenting humour workshops have led to full range of presentations, exploring the positive effects humour has on all aspects of life. From the corporate world to the bedtime story, Davis vision reveals how humour can be utilized throughout our lives. Davis states: “We are all jugglers and the first ball to drop is usually our own”. Between our jobs, home, relationships with family, friends and co-workers learning how to balance our busy life demands a strong sense of Personal Development and most importantly a Sense of Humour. " Fun cancels out stress and brings everyone into the moment." Everything changes when we become parents. Davis states: “Your leisure time should not be folding laundry”. I totally agree! I especially enjoyed her quote when she said: “I think the show "Survivor" shouldn't take place on an island but a new parents' home. It's challenging not losing yourself in the process but with a few techniques likes being more playful and using your intuition life can be more joyful and relaxing.” During her show, Davis recruited some comedians in our audience and Sandy Smardenka from Boston Pizza and Phyllis Cooke from Make Great Wine agreed to take the stage to perform a comedy act under the direction of Davis. They both did a great a job! I think Davis was quite surprised how well they performed!! Two men in the audience spoke little English and Davis didn't hesitate to humour them along with her act. She also humoured how British people are usually so calm no matter how stressful the situation may be. Everyone laughed throughout the two-hour show. Davis was well received by our Wasaga Beach residents and she looks forward to visiting our beautiful Georgian Bay again in the near future. I had the pleasure of interviewing Kate Davis after her show and you can tune in to Beach Corner on for the full interview this Tuesday and airing again on Thursdays. Time to be determined.

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Wasaga Beach Gaming Facility - Scenario Planning 101 I have been following the public consultation process and the social media conversations about “should we” or “should we not” have a gaming facility in Wasaga Beach. We witnessed full house attendance at the Wasaga Beach RecPlex meetings and listened to passionate discussions from both sides that put forth well thought out arguments supporting the pros and cons for making a decision. If I was to apply scenario planning from my days in corporate planning here’s how you could frame the analysis. In scenario planning there’s really three things you consider; known(s), unknown(s) and pre-determined(s). You then pick two or three plausible scenarios applying appropriate known(s), unknowns and pre-determined(s) to consider and see what falls out. At the end of the day it’s the broad authentic discussions you have amongst all of the stakeholders that makes up the most important part of the scenario planning exercise. These discussions generate insights and wisdom to collectively help all parties get on the same page to manage the scenario outcome possibilities in a responsible way honouring the principles adopted by the community. So what are the known(s)? A commercial development investment pays taxes. A facility of 300 slots will create about 90 to 100 good paying jobs. Housing prices are cheaper overall in Wasaga Beach than say Collingwood to house service workers to work in such a facility. Taxes and revenues will be able to go towards more and or better infrastructure and services for our town. OLG research concludes that Zone C7 making up the four municipalities can viably sustain 300 slot machines. Wasaga Beach is an optimum geographical focal point location for a gaming facility in the Zone C7 area. So what are the unknown(s)? We don’t know what the social impact will be. We don’t know how successful the facility could be. We don’t know who the operator will be and we don’t know where the facility will be located yet and how it will impact Wasaga Beach residents and businesses. We have no idea about what externalities can affect our community or the local economy over the next economic horizon. So what are the pre-determined(s)? Good comprehensive planning results in good outcomes. The more commercial base we have for taxes lessens the burden we have on residential taxes. Development investments create jobs. More jobs grow the economy. A stronger economy supports more development investments. More developments support the creation of additional and more competitive services. A strong sustainable economy attracts more businesses and professionals to move to our community. This creates the conditions to build brand hotels, restaurants, a movie theatre, a bowling alley, meetings and gathering centres, an arts and music centre, more medical and health facilities, improve transportation and attract more doctors, etc. Responsible and concerned communities that help families have more resources to ensure we have the agencies and capacity to help our residents maintain physical and psychological health. So now let’s run a few scenarios and look at what outcomes we can aspire towards and what measures we have to put in place to secure a promising future. Beach Booster is certainly here to help. Send me your thoughts. Please email me at

The Farmer’s Revolt On October 21st, 1919, the farmers of Ontario threw out the ruling Conservative government of Sir William Hearst. In one of the greatest political upsets in Canadian history, the sons of the soil were swept into power at Queen’s Park. Throughout the province, members of the United Farmers of Ontario gathered to celebrate their unexpected victory. Indeed, many of the leaders of the United Farmers were from Georgian Bay. Long a stronghold of agrarian political protest, the area’s numerous farmers stood four-square against booze, for the Crown, and against freetrade with the Americans. The Great War was over and thousands of local farm boys were buried in the vast graveyards of France. The Spanish influenza was raging through the Province as voters went to the polls in a provincial election. The United Farm movement had been born in 1914, the first year of the War. Rural Ontario was up-in-arms over the issue of reciprocity with the United States. A proposed free trade act with the Americans was seen as a betrayal of Canada’s British heritage. But that wasn’t all. In the last year of the War, the government went back on its pledge not to conscript the sons of farmers for overseas duty. Rural rage followed. The United Farmers organization had been formed in a Toronto ballroom. Intended to replace earlier but worn-out organizations such as the Dominion Grange and Farmer’s Alliance, it had more than its share of Georgian Bay men. Chief among them was Ernest Charles Drury, a Simcoe County farmer. When the dust of the election had settled, Drury was Ontario’s new premier.

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Wasaga Beach Lions upcoming 50th Anniversary It is hard to believe that we are coming up to our 50th year serving our community. We are going to give you a “looking back at the past” for you to see and imagine what impact we have made in this town. 1963 The Lions Club of Wasaga was actually started in February of 1963 as a Business Men's Group by the Reverend Donald French, rector of the Church of the Prince of Peace as an ultimate means of increasing church membership. The first members were Sidney Martin, Morris Bent, Stanley Piltcher and the Reverend Don. At the second meeting each man brought a friend. At the next meeting each man again brought a friend and so on. The fellowship rapidly caught on and before long a large group of men was meeting at the church each week. Of course, the men were of many different faiths and although all were broad minded, they could hardly become Anglican Church members. The Reverend Don French realizing the great potential force for good that these men represented, suggested they become a Lions Club, and being from Stayner, invited a Stayner Lion Jack Carroll to speak to them. In the following weeks, Lions from other clubs, visited and explained the goals of Lionism, and subsequently was formed the Wasaga-Oakview Lions Club with Sidney Martin becoming the first president in May 1963. Upon the annexation of Oakview Beach by Wasaga Beach from the town of Sunnidale, the Oakview part of the name was dropped, and the name Wasaga Beach Lions Club was adopted. (Lion Fred Wilkes) 1963-65 Lion Sid Martin President Lion Sid Martin...First regular meeting Feb.26th 1963. First activity - sold tickets on a cottage, netted $1,199.25 First dance held in Nov., 400 attended, netted $ 170.40 First kids Halloween party, 150 attended, cost to the club $11.00 Organized Judo Club for boys and girls aged 10 to 17 years. First Bingo held as Monster Bingo, Aug.14 th 1964 Held a draw for a boat, motor and trailer. Netted $1000.00 Produced a local area tourist guide book. Netted $ 800.00 Donated $300.00 to Blue Mountain Camp for Crippled Children. Supplied a Christmas turkey and hamper to every needy family reported in the area. Supplied correction glasses for several children. Supported C.N.I.B. Camp, Lake Joseph, $250.00 Wow, what a beginning! If you or your loved ones have been a member of our club, please contact us at We will keep you informed about our upcoming celebration in 2013. If you have any photos etc. that you would like to share, please let us know. If you would like to join and be a part of the history in this town, go to or call (705) 429-3331.

Wasaga Beach Lions Club Wasaga Beach Lions Club meets 2nd & 4th Mondays 7 p.m. Social 6 p.m. at Lions Den, RecPlex, 1724 Mosley St., Wasaga Beach, ON Wasaga Beach Lions Club Bingo every Friday evening. Almost $5000 in prizes..$1000 Jackpot Game. RecPlex Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Lions Club at 705-429-3331 Interested in coming out to a meeting? Call Membership Chairman Bill Frieday 705-812-5507 Five More New Members for Club. At last Monday’s meeting five more members signed their applications. Induction ceremony for new members will be held in November. It’s a good feeling to give back and serve your community.

Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act In recognition of Lions Clubs International 100th Anniversary in 2017, LCI led efforts to have 400,000 silver dollar commemorative coins minted by the U.S. Treasury. Sales of the coins will raise millions to support our global mission areas for the visually impaired, disabled, youth and those affected by disaster. Lions from all over the globe are exploring similar commemorative campaigns locally. Through the hard work and grassroots advocacy of many Lions, the "Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act," S. 1299/H.R. 2139 achieved 295 sponsors and co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives and 70 sponsors and co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate before its passage by Congress. President Barack Obama signed the Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act into law on October 5, 2012!

More Happenings in Wasaga Beach ... A Busy, Busy Time of Year! Nov 20 – Wasaga Beach Business Under 40 Location: 50's 60's Diner, 288 Main Street Wasaga Beach. Time: 7:00a.m. - 8:15a.m. Cost: $15.00 per person and includes a full breakfast spread. The guest speaker this month, Rick Presse of the Investors Group, will build on Jennifer Anderson talk from last month. Mr. Presse will be speaking on various types of insurance and how to best prepare for the unexpected whether you are self-employed or an employee. Please RSVP on the Wasaga Beach Business Under 40 Facebook page or email . Looking forward to seeing everyone there! Nov 23 – Tree Lighting Ceremony Location: Oakview Woods Gazebo, 1724 Mosley St. Time: 7 p.m. For more info call the Chamber of Commerce at 705-429-2247 Nov 24 – Wasaga Beach Santa Claus Parade Location: Starts at 22nd Street, then down Mosley Street and finishing at the RecPlex where there will be a reception. Time: 2 p.m. Plaques for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. Deadline for registration is Monday, Nov 19th. For more info contact the Chamber Office at 705-429-2247 Nov 25 – Breakfast with Santa Location: Lions Den in the Wasaga RecPlex, 1724 Mosley St. Hosted by the Wasaga Beach Lions Club. Time: 9 a.m. – 12 Noon. Come and have a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus. Fun activities, Pancakes, Sausage, Hot Chocolate and coffee. Adults: $3.00, Children: $2.00. Photo with Santa is $3.00. Make this a family tradition! For more information contact the Lions Club at 705-429-3331 Nov 25 – Funderland FUNderland will be taking place on Sunday, November 25th from 9:00am until 2:00pm inside the RecPlex. Admission is free but a donation to the food bank would be appreciated. Activities include face painting, jumping castle, build your own birdhouse, crafts and more! For more information please contact the special events office at 705-429-3844 x 2287 or email For more information 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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The Way Wasaga Was

Tales of our Neighbours and Friends

by Joe Bickerstaff This regular feature in beach BOOSTER usually goes way back in years to look at local buildings, businesses and traditions, but this issue I’m looking back just three short years! I like to think that three Novembers ago, Beach BOOSTER Group, with the help of many, created a lasting, annual tradition for Wasaga Beach that will be recognized by all who live here and also around the world. November 14 is recognized as World Diabetes Day and to create public awareness, communities around the world light structures BLUE for this one day. In early November 2010, Bill Frieday of Beach BOOSTER Group said aloud, “Why does Wasaga Beach not light a local structure BLUE for World Diabetes Day?” Well.... that was all it took to set the Beach BOOSTER wheels in motion! A The Dome -2011 visit to Town Hall, although they were very supportive... made us aware that much more “lead time” was required to get “official Town support”, so we were on our own... so we thought! After considering several local structures, Bill and I thought the well known and visible Wasaga Dome on the beach would be a great structure to light BLUE for this event. With one phone call, Dome owner Nick Vidinovski met us at the Dome site with keys in hand and offered us his building, his hydro and all of his support! Instant support from Chris Sarabura of Reflective Solutions meant that we had the all important lighting looked after. 97.7 The Beach jumped in to offer instant promotion and Boston Pizza and Tim Hortons came on board to provide hot snacks and refreshments for the event. Wow! Bill and I were going to try and make this a first for Wasaga Beach! It was a very cold and windy November night on the beachfront, Chris and Crew of Reflective Solutions but we were pleased to be with friends, good music, warm food and drink and the constant stream of local Wasaga Beach folks coming by to view the spectacle of the Wasaga Dome lit BLUE was very rewarding! Last year we worked with Ontario Parks and The Town of Wasaga Beach to once again add Wasaga Beach to the long list of International structures lit BLUE for World Diabetes Day, as we lit the Theatre Building on our historic Nancy Island Blue! It created a marvellous sight from our Main Street Bridge, looking up river at the structure and its reflection on the river. The view was commented upon from people around the world who viewed the photos on the International World Diabetes Site! This year Beach BOOSTER is very pleased to continue the tradition and we hope all in The Beach will come down to participate in this year’s event. We will be viewed by The World as Theatre Building on Nancy Island - 2011 all photos and videos will be posted on the International site! We have added a new component to further engage the public, so please see the details of our PRE-World Diabetes Day Event on our front page and the poster in this publication. Listen to Beach BOOSTER Radio for more details. A Special Event Broadcast on November 10 and World Diabetes Day, November 14 will be broadcast on Beach BOOSTER Radio! See you on the bridge and bring your own BLUE Globe! Great Wasaga Beach traditions start here!

Sports Report Wasaga Beach resident Doug Adams, Sports Director for Beach BOOSTER reports on all local hockey. The weekly show will have your local WBMHL scores including the popular "Feature Game of the Week". Stay up to date with local Junior hockey action! Monday nights 6:00, 9:00 & midnight. Tuesday mornings 7:30 and 10:30. Contact Doug at

Randy Rennie A familiar face around town and certainly a welcome sight for anyone in The Beach with “plumbing problems”, is Randy Rennie. Randy hails from Eastern Ontario but when he answered an ad looking for an experienced plumber almost 15 years ago, he was immediately hired by John McTavish Plumbing here in The Beach… and that’s when he decided to make Wasaga Beach his home. Randy and John McTavish shared the same philosophy of customer service and John’s long time customers appreciated Randy’s expertise and professionalism. Randy fell in love with Wasaga Beach and its people as he continued to make customers happy with his services. After working with John for 14 years, Randy is now set to take over the residential side of John McTavish Plumbing and this ties in well with the planned and much deserved retirement plans of John and his wife Nancy. As of December 1st, you will still see Randy’s familiar face and enjoy his familiar customer service, but he will be working for himself under the name Randy’s Plumbing. Randy looks forward to working with previous customers of John McTavish Plumbing, while meeting the new customers of Randy’s Plumbing. Randy can be reached at 705-828-2566 or at joe Bickerstaff

Yesterday Once More Cliff Lamb is an expert on the oldies that we all remember and love. Now on Beach BOOSTER Radio, Cliff plays the tunes from the 60's & through the decades with stories about the songs & the artists. Cliff’s “Top Ten” from a given point in the 70's will really get the memories racing back. Yesterday Once More, Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 p.m.

Beach Corner; Sponsored by The Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival Dianna Chycki will be exploring what's happening in town and telling us the inside story of festivals, concerts and events in and around The Beach. Beach Corner is also a regular feature in beach BOOSTER publication. Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5 pm & 7 pm. Contact

Wee Dan’s House Steve Connor brings us 2 hours of great Celtic Rock, Folk and Roots music from around the world every Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy this musical start your Sunday!

The Way Wasaga Was Joe Bickerstaff has been writing stories of Wasaga Beach’s past in beach BOOSTER publication since it’s start. You can now hear The Way Wasaga Was throughout the week on Beach BOOSTER Radio. As always, Joe would like to hear from anyone with stories of Wasaga Beach’s past!

Eastern Passage Craig Miills introduces you to...or brings you back to...some of the best East Coast music around. Sit back and enjoy these down home sounds every Sunday morning from 11:00 a.m. until noon. What a way to enjoy your Sunday mornings!

Shelly's Sure Shots! Direct from the Sports Bar at Boston Pizza, Shelly will give us her picks for the weekend's NFL games and recap last weekend's games. She's not always right... but she's always a fan! Fridays every hour on the hour from 1:00 pm til 7:00 pm. Saturday 10:00 am, noon & 2:00 pm.

Dardanella Daze To help remember and recognize the glory days of our historic "Grand Old Lady of The Beach", The Dardanella, enjoy an hour of the Big Band music that was once heard over the sands of Wasaga Beach. We will feature all the greats like Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington & more! Wednesdays 8 pm & 10 pm, Sundays 7 pm & 10 pm

Pete’s Beach Beat sponsored by White Knight LED Coming Soon! Beach BOOSTER’s “Man on the Street”, Peter Richardson will bring us the public’s view on all things important to The Beach, from changing water levels to bikinis verses one piece swim wear! Peter’s reports will also include Round Table discussions with guests from around the area. Have a topic for Pete? Contact Pete at

Business Under 40 Coming Soon! Business Under 40 was formed to provide networking and educational opportunities for young business people. The group will talk about events & new initiatives. Days & times to be determined. For more details check out our Facebook page or email us at

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