Page 1

Enjoy Our Beach Have a Blast! But, respect our Community

beach B

We’re Local..We’re Wasaga Beach..Number 70

Wasaga under Siege “ A War of 1812 Experience” Nancy Island Historic Site August 16, 17 & 18, 2013

STER August 18, 2013

Proud Sponsor

Tall Ships® Return to Wasaga Beach!

Building on the huge success of past Wasaga under Siege events, the Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada in partnership with the Town of Wasaga Beach, Ontario Parks, Town of Collingwood and Nancy Island Historic Site look forward to hosting you once again from August 16th to the 18th. Wasaga under Siege “A War of 1812 Experience” will once again come to life as over 300 re-enactors will take part echoing history through the streets and waters of Wasaga Beach, Collingwood and Nancy Island Historic Site. If you have never attended Wasaga under Siege in the past or have been a regular for the past decade this year is certainly the one not to miss! As part of O n t a r i o ’s Wa r o f 1 8 1 2 B i c e n t e n n i a l Commemorations the TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour, presented by Redpath Sugar will be returning to the shores of Nottawasaga Bay as part of Wasaga

under Siege 2013. In partnership with the port of Collingwood Tall Ships® LYNX, FRIENDS GOOD WILL and MADELINE will be taking part in a sail past along Beach Areas 1 & 2 on Friday evening and then participating in the planned skirmish reenactment taking place on the shores of Beach Area 2 afterwards. Saturday’s afternoon battle re-enactment event will be changing locations as re-enactors will be boarding buses to travel over to Collingwood to partake in tactical demonstrations and activities in Millennium Park as part of Collingwood’s Tall Ship®1812 Tour events and activities. A great weekend has been put together for reenactors and spectators alike! Battles will be fought all over the town of Wasaga Beach and Collingwood with Tall Ships®, parading, pillaging, cannons, muskets, longboats and voyageur canoes. They will

be using all of their talents and proven Wasaga under Siege 1812 hospitality to make sure all visitors feel welcomed and satisfied that it was worth the trip and price of admission. Wasaga Beach, Ontario as many of you already know host the longest fresh water beach in the world and attracts thousands of tourist each day to its beaches and attractions however not many know that Wasaga Beach is rich in Canadian history and has the only War of 1812 battle in the Southern Georgian Bay region that took place right on its shores. There is a brand new website so please take a look and if you would like to purchase tickets to tour the Tall Ships® in Collingwood visit If you purchase a passport it will also give you free admission to Wasaga under Siege as well.




HMS Nancy Nancy was a schooner which sailed the Upper Great Lakes as a private cargo vessel in the fur trade. During the War of 1812, the HMS Nancy was pressed into service as a British supply ship. While in this service, the schooner was destroyed in the Nottawasaga River by American Forces. The sunken hull of the Nancy formed an obstruction in the river and an island was established by the resultant deposition of silt and sand. The remains of the hull now rest in a museum on the island to mark the site of the Nancy's demise and to commemorate her gallant defense. The Nancy was built in 1789 at the British port of Detroit. The construction of the Schooner was under the supervision of John Richardson of Montreal's Richardson, Forsyth and Company. There was likely no set plans for the construction; however, it has been determined that the schooner's length was approximately 80 feet, width (or beam) 22 feet, and depth of hold, eight feet. John Richardson wrote to his partner from Detroit in 1789: "The schooner will be a perfect masterpiece of workmanship and beauty. The expense to us will be great, but there will be the satisfaction of her being strong and very durable. Her floortimbers, keel, keel-son, stem, and lower futtocks are oak. The transom, stern-post, upper futtocks, top-timbers, beams, and knees are all red cedar. She will carry 350 barrels." The figurehead on the vessel was a carving "of a lady dressed in the present fashion, and with a hat and feather" done by Skelling of New York. The Nancy was likely named for either the wife or daughter of John Richardson.

What’s Happening Wasaga Beach Wasaga Beach Lions Club Bingo every Wednesday & Friday evening during July & August. Almost $5000 in prizes..$1000 Jackpot Game. RecPlex Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Lions Club at 705-429-3331 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. Oakview Ladies Hobby Club meet Wednesdays from 7pm - 9 pm. Whatever your hobby is... painting, crafting, quilting, scrap-booking come out and meet like minded ladies who love to share their knowledge and company while they work. If you always wanted to learn to do a certain craft or you if just need one night out a week for yourself please join us! Info : Laura at 705-429-3984 Aug 17 – 18 – Fundraiser Yard Sale Location: Wasaga Beach Veterinary Clinic - 1531 Mosley Street Time: 8 a.m. both days. Wasaga Beach Cat Rescue and Adoption Centre fundraising yard sale. Organizers are looking for gently used items in good condition for the sale. Items can be dropped off at the shelter during normal business hours (8am-5pm.) For more information please call Wasaga Beach Veterinary Clinic 705-429-9069 Aug 18 – Sunday Dinner Location: The Prince of Peace Anglican Church, 565 Mosley Street. Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Advance Tickets Only! Tickets are $12.00. Dinner includes Scottish Meat Pie, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Bangers (sausage), Baked Beans, Scottish Baps, Tossed Salad, Fresh Baked Pies and Desserts, Coffee/Tea. For more information and tickets contact: Jim Somerville at 705429-9830 or Lori McLachlan at 705-361-1854 / Marlene Hayes at 705-422-1116 Aug 18 – Wasaga Youth Festival Location: Historic Main Street. Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. BMX Stunt Show, WBYC Grill Team, Rock Wall. Fun activities for everyone. Catch the outdoor screening of Dr. Seuss “The Lorax” at dusk! For more information contact: Wasaga Beach Youth Club at 705-422-2494 or visit Aug 20 - Jazz in the Park – Every Tuesday in July & August Location: Wasaga RecPlex at the Bandshell, 1724 Mosley St. Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tonight’s performance is the Aaron Garner Band. For more information visit Aug 21 - Animal Party Location: Wasaga Beach Public Library, 120 Glenwood Drive. Time: 9 a.m. Ages 4+ will love this amazing program. Exciting, interactive family entertainment with live reptiles and creepy crawlers of all shapes and sizes. Limited tickets, $3 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All participants require a ticket. For more information contact: the Wasaga Beach Public Library at 705-429-5481 or visit Aug 21 – Pop-Up Puppet Show Location: Wasaga Beach Public Library, 120 Glenwood Drive. Time: 11a.m. Ages 3-10 yrs. Cute interactive pantomimes. Tickets available an hour before show time. Limited tickets. All participants require a ticket. For more information contact: the Wasaga Beach Public Library at 705-429-5481 or visit Aug 22 – Nancy Island Spirit Program Location: Nancy Island Historic Site. Time: 8 p.m. For more information call at 705-429-2728 Aug 24-26 – Canadian Watercross Tour The Canadian Watercross & Freestyle Tour, where racers compete for points over the season to be the Canadian Champion! An exciting watercross event featuring professional Seadoo races, outdoor vendors market and music. Visit Aug 26– 30 - Vacation Bible Camp Location: The Prince of Peace Anglican Church, 565 Mosley Street. Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Theme is “KINGDOM ROCK”. Join Duke the horse and his friends as they all go on an epic adventure to discover how to “Stand Strong For God”. There will be music, tournament games, sing and play rock, crafts, imagination station, and many other interactive activities including yummy snacks from the king’s kitchen. There will be a Royal Courtyard Fanfare Finale at the end of the camp! The cost to attend this wonderful experience is FREE so don’t miss out. Space is limited to 25 campers. Please complete an application for each child and return to the church. For more info & applications, please contact: Lori at 705-361-1854 / email or Jesse at 705429-9830 / email Aug 27 - Jazz in the Park – Every Tuesday in July & August Location: Wasaga RecPlex at the Bandshell, 1724 Mosley St. Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tonight’s performance is the Simcoe County Band. For more information visit Aug 29 – Business After 5 Location: Sweet Tooth Candy Emporium, 25B Mosley Street. Time: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Networking, auction prizes, delicious food and great people! Everyone is welcome! There is no charge to attend and membership is not required. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information contact: Denise Potter, Business After 5 Coordinator, WBWBA and Chamber of Commerce – 705-429-0017 / or Trudie McCrea, Office Manager, Chamber of Commerce - 705-429-2247 /

Page 2 beach BOOSTER

Point of View Our Main Street and Main Beach have been welcoming visitors for over 100 years and should continue to do so, while at the same time being a place for locals to enjoy a vibrant beachfront with leisure activities and entertainment. As a vital part of our Tourism Industry, this area needs to be revitalized and once again be our entertainment hub. Beach BOOSTER continues to promote all of Wasaga Beach in a positive way, including our Main Street and Main Beach area. Recently, our Beach BOOSTER Family Fun Day at The Beach contest recognized the new family friendly businesses at the Main Beach area. Each year, with the help of our sponsors, Beach BOOSTER lights Historic Nancy Island to mark World Diabetes Day and bring activity to our Main Street Blue Bridge. Our Rockin’ The Beach event on Historic Main Street over the Canada Day Weekend provided great family friendly entertainment right at the Main Beach. This past weekend, Beach BOOSTER with the help of The Promote Wasaga Committee, presented the 2nd Annual Back to The Beach Festival, again on Historic Main Street and provided our community and all of our visitors with local talent, fun activities, shopping and some world class entertainment over the two days. Beach BOOSTER will continue to promote our Main Street and Main Beach as a family friendly place for all living and visiting Wasaga Beach! Throughout the year, most of the many people I speak with regarding Wasaga Beach, its past and its future, agree that bringing families and entertainment back to our Main Beach is an important step in its revitalization. I thank all who support us, as individuals and businesses working together will bring on positive change. Although there have been assurances from the owner of several beachfront properties and three of the bars on Beach Drive that they too are committed to supporting any attempt to bring family activities back to our beachfront, Beach BOOSTER had no response to the many attempts to contact them about our events. Personally and on behalf of Beach BOOSTER Group, I thank everyone who helped organize Back to The Beach this past weekend and the many who came down to Historic Main Street to support our initiative while taking in some of the entertainment provided.

“You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” ? Ayn Rand

Lynn Farquharson 647-709-LYNN (5966) Start Your Own Business for only $119.

Office: (705) 322-9592 Cell: (705) 828-2566 Email:

Your Local Plumber

blinds • drapery • shutters

Joe Bickerstaff

Chef Brian

Hot summer days and a bowl of chilled gazpacho soup are a match made in heaven. With its deep Spanish roots, this soup incorporates an abundance of fresh produce and is often thought of as a salad soup. It is low fat and full of flavour. Chilled Gazpacho (serves 8) 6 ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 purple onion, finely chopped 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped 1 sweet red bell pepper (or green) seeded and chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1-2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup red wine or balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 teaspoons sugar Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 6 or more drops of Tabasco sauce to taste 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 4 cups tomato or vegetable juice Peel the tomatoes by placing them in a pot of boiling water until the skins just slide off. Combine all ingredients. Blend in a food processor. Refrigerate overnight in a non-reactive storage container to allow flavours to blend together. A nice and easy dish to serve with the Gazpacho are Salmon Cakes. The cakes can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator. Salmon Cakes 2 large baking potatoes, washed and cut into large chunks 3 tbsp canola oil 2 salmon filets about 6 oz each Salt and pepper 4 green onions, sliced thinly 1 bunch fresh dill, chopped 1 egg, lightly beaten Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender when pierced with a fork. Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat and when it's hot, add oil. Season salmon filets and sear on both sides until just cooked through. Place the potatoes into a large bowl and add salmon, salt and pepper. Using a potato masher, mash them together. Add green onions, dill and egg and mix well. Form into 4 large or 8 small patties. If the mixture seems a bit loose and won't form a well-packed cake, add some breadcrumbs until it binds. Heat a large skillet and add oil. Add salmon cakes and fry them until they are golden brown on each size and heated through. Enjoy! Brian Edwards WE Catering

Russ Lipop

705-429-9222 Sales



24 Hour Emergency Service



Offering gluten free & dairy free choices!! Serving baked goods, freshly made sandwiches, salads & cold beverages & freshly brewed coffee!! 826 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach beside the old Giant Tiger

beach BOOSTER Published every second Sunday by The beach BOOSTER Group

Publisher & Advertising: Joe Bickerstaff Publisher, Managing Editor & Production: Bill Frieday Creative Director: Richard Sioen DISCLAIMER

All material is printed as submitted or believed to be public domain. No infringement of copyright is knowingly intended. Support our Advertisers! Tell them you saw their ad in beach BOOSTER

Phone 705-241-9762 or 705-812-5507 GTA Phone 416-230-6729 Fax 705-429-7422 Write us! 1383 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2C5

Follow us and Like Us

This past weekend, Beach BOOSTER with the help of The Promote Wasaga Committee, presented the 2nd Annual Back to The Beach Festival, again on Historic Main Street and provided our community and all of our visitors with local talent, fun activities, shopping and some world class entertainment over the two days. Here are just a few of the very many photos taken during the event thanks to Enrique Photo Art, Kristen Nunes of The Vertical Belles of ASC, Red Rain, Joe Bickerstaff, Richard Sioen and Bill Frieday. More photos are shown on our digital edition Have a look!

Beach Area 1 & 2 Revitalization Open House & Presentation August 28th

40 Yonge Street S., Unit A Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0 Office: (705) 322-4181

Town of Wasaga Beach, Council Chambers, 30 Lewis Street Town Hall Open House –Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Implementation Committee Presentation – 7:00 pm. Your continued interest and participation in the revitalization of Beach Area 1 & 2 is important and appreciated. The Town of Wasaga Beach has completed a Strategic Visioning Project for Beach Area 1 & 2. There was significant input and support from the entire Community throughout 2011 during the development of the plans. In January 2013, Council approved a series of stages to implement the Strategic Vision. The first stage provided an implementation strategy which was approved in June 2013. The second stage is underway with the following initiatives: 1. Official Plan & Zoning amendments 2. Community Improvement Initiatives 3. A new Boardwalk and Street Improvements 4. A Marketing Strategy for Town owned lands 5. Creation of Festival Square and area improvements The Town will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, August 28th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of providing an opportunity to view and discuss the work completed to date on the project. The Implementation Team and Town staff will be available at the Open House to answer questions, discuss the project and receive valuable input from attendees. Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend the open house to learn about next steps of the implementation plan and ask questions. In addition to the Open House, members of the Implementation Team will be providing a Public Presentation at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28th. All residents and business owners are invited to the Public Presentation to learn about the work being done to implement the strategic vision, and share your thoughts on the recommendations being developed for Council consideration this fall. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions, offer input and submit comments. Your feedback is very important to the overall implementation process. Mayor Patterson, members of Council, the Beach Area 1 & 2 Implementation Team and Town staff encourage you to attend the Open House and Public Presentation. Both of these events will be taking place at Town Hall in the Council Chambers located at 30 Lewis Street, Wasaga Beach. The Strategic Vision and Implementation reports are available on the Town web site by visiting Questions may be directed to the Planning Department at Town Hall, 30 Lewis Street, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 1A1 Telephone: (705) 429-3844

Exhibitor Space Call Now! 705-812-5507

September 14 & 15, 2013 Stonebridge Town Centre Wasaga Beach, ON Wasaga Beach Blues Festival New this year! Our Home & Leisure Show will be an integral part of the Wasaga Beach Blues Festival at Stonebridge Town Centre.


705-812-5507 beach BOOSTER Page 3


“We Deal in Real Estate, but our Real Business is People”



With OPP P.C. Mark Kinney

Adriana Turchyn Sales Representative

Mark Ruttan Broker

Lotti Matthews

“Keeping the Community Safe & Reducing Crime through Information Sharing”

Sales Representative

Re/Max of Wasaga Beach Inc. Brokerage 1900 Mosley Street, Unit 2, Wasaga Beach

705-429-5500 .... 705-422-2400 Direct


705-428-2818 or 888-424-8201 RESPECT • WORKMANSHIP • FAIRNESS

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

1944 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach, ON M&B Home and Cottage Service Fully Insured and Licensed 705-888-7090

Mike and Brenda Property Maintenance • Lawn care and gardening services • Garbage removal services • Light housekeeping

Dr. Mardi Charlton

• Light grocery and liquor pickup and delivery • If you need something else done? Just ask us!

Dr. Sarah L. Adams Dr. Peter Wilson

Activator & Manual Care Massage Therapy Acupuncture Orthotics Nutrition Sports Injuries Running Clinics Senior/Student Rates 1344 Mosley Street, at 30th Wasaga Beach

Night Time Walking and Cycling As we move into the latter part of summer we see that the sun goes down a little quicker each day. Reducing the number of hours and minutes we have to enjoy either a nice walk or cycle after dinner. As we get closer to fall, the weather, if it stays warm, we'll see residents and visitors out enjoying our awesome Town in the dark. But time and time again I see walkers walking on the wrong side of the road and doing so in the dark with dark clothing on or cyclists forgetting that a bicycle is a vehicle under Highway Traffic Act of Ontario and cycling without proper or adequate lighting on their bikes. So here are some tips and thoughts that I hope will make you safer when you are out, when the light gets dim, enjoying our Town. Walkers, Cyclists and others (skate boarders): 1)Been Seen – wear reflective clothing, light coloured clothing and consider carrying a flashlight to light your way. 2)Cyclists – your bicycle is a vehicle, it is required to have proper lighting and reflective material on it both front and back; a white light at the front and white reflective material on your front forks and a red light at the rear and red reflective material on your seat stays. 3)Plan Your Journey – Ensure the street or trail you take to get to your destination is well lit and is clear to travel. 4)When walking along streets/roads, walk facing traffic. 5)When cycling along streets/roads, ride with traffic. 6)Be Aware – of other uses of the road you are on, whether they be motorized or not. 7)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. 8)Be Alert – as a walker or cyclist you are much small than a motor vehicle so always be aware of your surroundings, having ear buds in yours ears and listening to your music volume on high, seriously reduces your ability to be aware of trouble heading your way. 9)Share our streets – as non-motorized users on our streets respect our motorized users. Motorists: 1)Your Speed – travel at the posted speed limit, not above, reduce your speed with regards to the weather and road conditions. 2)Expect the Unexpected – expect to see walkers and cyclists sharing our streets with you, be especially aware of them at night. 3)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. 4)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. Remember to check out my next “On Duty” article in Beach Booster!

707 River Road West, Unit 2 Wasaga Beach

Free Water for all New Customers


The Largest Selection in Wasaga Beach *Carpet *Natural Stone *Laminate * Vinyl 1288 Mosley St. Unit 8 *Tile * Hardwood

Wasaga Beach, ON


7 a.m. ‘til 10 p.m. 365 Days a Year Large Washers Pick Up and Delivery Wash and Fold Service 625 River Road West, beside Subway Wasaga Beach 705-429-8565

Wasaga Beach United Church

“We are your Experienced, Reliable, Bonded and Friendly in The Beach!”

Page 4 beach BOOSTER

Saturday 10 ‘til 5

Sponsorships Available

Sunday 10 ‘til 4

380 Zoo Park Road, BBQ’d CHICKEN DINNER Baked Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Coleslaw, Dinner Rolls Desserts, Tea and Coffee FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM $12.50 ADULTS $5 KIDS 12 AND UNDER 50/50 Draw For tickets call: Trevor: 705-429-5464 Shirley: 705-429-2032 Robin: 705-429-9699

Beach Corner

Dianna Chycki

Elton Rohn Internationally Acclaimed Elton John Tribute Artist Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ron Camilleri, the man behind Elton Rohn, Tribute Artist Elton John. Ron has an impressive work history. He is a music producer and owner of RDC Music Inc. and Camron Creative Studio. Ron writes original music for television and film. He also writes, produces music and video for special projects and corporate work and has done professional photography as well. He wrote the theme song for Canada's longest running and most successful weekly TV series “Out There With Melissa DiMarco”. This television program was the winner of the US International Film and Video Festival's Outstanding Achievement in Creative Excellence Award and nominated for a Rockie Award for Best Comedy Program. At a young age, music was instilled in Ron's life with his Dad being an executive with CBS Records Canada. He recalls going to concerts with his Father since he started to walk and meeting all the artists. He always enjoyed watching artists on stage and going backstage. His Dad gave him his first Elton John album “Honky Chateau” and he was hooked playing guitar and singing. He felt he sounded like Elton John. After completing his degree in University he continued with his music and landed a career in sales and marketing position with Warner Music Canada and Sony Music Canada formerly CBS Records. Ron eventually headed up Columbia Records for Sony Music Canada and had the pleasure of working with some top artists in the world such as Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Billy Joel, Pink Floyd, Mariah Carey to name a few. This background helped groom with his own live performance. Ron states” “I was always a studio guy and my motivation was to write music for motion picture. I write all original music for Melissa Dimarco. I never pictured myself as an artist I just wanted to write music.” Ron is multi-talented, a TV music writer, music player of several instruments, a singer, a marketer and now a performer. Ron has been a tribute artist for over six years. Singing all the 70's classic tunes of Elton John “Yellow Brick Road” and “Honky Chateau”, he pulls it all together to be a leader of Elton Rohn. Ron will be playing in Las Vegas at the Elton John Expo on October 4th and 5th where he will headline at the Hard Rock Café. Apparently, Elton John will be at Caesars Palace and Ron can expect some of Elton John's band members to drop by. Who knows this may be an opportunity for Ron to meet Sir Elton John. What started out as a fun band with his brother, Rick Camilleri, who was President at Sony Music, has since grown into playing festivals and events. Elton Rohn performed last week at Back to the Beach and did a superb job singing all those classic Elton John songs. Comments received were the resemblance, singing and mannerism on stage. For more information on Elton Rohn visit

Dr. Dawn McElgunn Dr. Dawn McElgunn is a Doctor of Chiropractic who has treated many professional golfers and competitive surfers, during her practice years at a prestigious chiropractic sports injury clinic in Maui. She has also has an interest and specialized training in nutrition and natural medicine, completing her fellowship in Anti-aging and Nutritional Supplementation from the Renisante Institute of Integrative Medicine. In this capacity Dr. McElgunn works as a facilitator at Dr. James Meschino’s professional and consumer seminars and workshops, which feature evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle strategies targeting anti-aging, longevity and the prevention and management of chronic degenerative diseases. Dr. Meschino is the author of four nutrition/wellness/anti-aging books, a regular health columnist with various publications including Beach BOOSTER Newspaper in Wasaga Beach and his 90- minute TV program “Healthy Aging, Naturally” has been featured on Detroit PBS Television. In addition to providing chiropractic treatment services, Dr. McElgunn has extensive experience counseling patients on nutrition and lifestyle strategies to successfully overcome weight loss challenges, improve cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels (diabetics and prediabetics) and other common health challenges where diet, supplementation and lifestyle modification have been shown to be of value. Dr. McElgunn completed her Bachelor of Science degree (BSc.) at the University of California and received her Doctor of chiropractic at Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward California. Dr. McElgunn also practiced in Victoria BC before moving to Ontario where she obtained her chiropractic license, and is presently a member in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. Dr.McElgunn also holds a current chiropractic license in Colorado, Hawaii, British Columbia and Ontario and is a Chiropractor and Nutritional Consultant at:

Active Health Care Centre 133-33rd Street North, Wasaga Beach 705-422-0224 By Invitation Only Reception to Launch Wasaga Beach Blues Festival and Home & Leisure Show was held August13th The Festival will be held at Stonebridge Town Centre, September 13th to 15th. Beach BOOSTERS’ Home & Leisure Show will be an integral component of the festival and will run September 14th and 15th. Some Exhibitor Spaces are still available

Festival Director Chuck Jackson (left) and Friends entertained all evening to the delight of the guests. Photos by Enrique Photo Art.

Dianna Chycki is host of Beach Corner and Committee Member of the Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival. Beach Corner broadcast weekly Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Call for Appointment: 705-322-3459

Core Design Construction & Landscape Want a basement family room that you never want to leave? Or a backyard oasis that makes you feel like you are on vacation? Give us a call and let us make your renovation dreams come true!

George H Peters 705-351-8050 or 416-805-7366 Licensed & Insured Portfolio available for review email:

Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery Initiative

Help a family celebrate cancer recovery at the cottage # 888550100RR0001

beach BOOSTER is a proud Sponsor of Cottage Dreams ANIMAL ART BY


Capturing an unforgettable custom Por trait of your pet w w w. a n i m a l a r t . c a 705 444 1710

“Clean It Up” Maid Services Go Green With Our Team Initial Clean Regular Maintenance Basic Clean Complete Clean Customized Cleaning Specialty Request 705-361-2375

TIPPING POINT Changing Wasaga Beach Lives



Chicken or Egg


Our home grown second annual “Back to The Beach” event August 10 and 11 was a success this year. It featured some impressive acts and again featured local talent. Which brings me to thinking about our Beach One and Two vision. We just can’t wait until our Beach 1&2 vision is built and then they will come. We have to start planning and doing and pull the vision along. Watching the beach crowd dynamics of coming in and out of the “Back to The Beach” event location and enjoying Laura LaChapelle Johnson’s “Wasaga Beach Youth Showcase” entertain us, two things came to mind. We have youth talent in this town; Wasaga Beach Youth Showcase, Sawyer Bullock Magic, Wasaga Beach Community Theatre Youth, The Danceroom, Dance by Design, school bands, local singing artists, to name a few. And, we have to find easy ways to deal with holding events at the beach (and on the beach) given beach crowd access and the natural elements like wind and rain. What if? What if we take a page out of the Calgary Stampede and organize our own version of “Young Canadians” and create a movable stage made out of tractor trailers that they put in place at the Stampede grounds every time the Young Canadians come together with other acts to entertain the Stampede audience on the Stampede fairgrounds. The Young Canadians School of Performing Arts is a well-established part of Calgary’s cultural scene. The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede have been captivating audiences at the Grandstand Show for more than 44 years with their energetic dance and vocal performances. A movable stage with a standing permit process with a series of MNR Ontario Parks pre-approvals and Town pre-approvals and a blanket insurance policy could be “EVENT READY” and used to feature any kind of act (right on the beach if we wanted) to make the Town of Wasaga Beach “Event Friendly” making permits, approvals and pre-conditions a hassle free process for local and outside promoters. The movable stage would be the stage our “Wasaga Beach Youth Talent” could use to feature our home grown talent to the world. Our local talent could also be billed with any outside act we bring in to feature on our stage. This is something we can start right now. We can build the Wasaga Beach Youth Talent machine and create a performing arts vehicle for our region. We can build a movable stage that can serve all events we need in this town all in line with the Beach 1&2 vision, hassle free, powering events making Wasaga Beach the preferred destination to work, live and play. You can bring your ideas forward to the Promote Wasaga Committee at the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce. We could create a “tipping point” to get our Beach 1&2 vision moving forward towards realization. Beach BOOSTER is here to help and enrich our community. “Be the Beach”, send me your thoughts and comments at on how we make our efforts count. Gary Cerantola chairs the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce Promote Wasaga and the Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival Committees.

202 Montreal Street, Stayner (Behind Re/Max) All Cuts $10.00 Tues-Sat 9 to 5 705-441-1500 No Appointments

Our firm focuses on small to medium size business clients, personal income tax and not-for-profit organizations. We invite existing or new clients to visit us at our Wasaga Beach office… 654 River Road West, Unit 2, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2P1 705-429-2684 Fax: 705-528-0001

Antique & Classic

Auto Appraisal

“Trusted since 1980"


Doug J. Adams 1-888-EVALUE8 (382-5838) Local (705) 429-4556

BENCH ADS W RK! BOOST your business on our community friendly Transit Stop Benches throughout Wasaga Beach!

BE SEEN! 705-241-9762 or

705 B

info@beach B

Page 6 beach BOOSTER


How our local places were named Georgian Bay With the recent birth of the newest Royal, Prince George, I was reminded of our local connection with the new Prince’s Great Great Great Grandfather.

Our own Georgian Bay is impressive enough to be a lake on its own. Almost as big as Lake Ontario, Georgian Bay is 193 kilometres (120 miles) long and 81 kilometres (50 miles) wide! Originally known as Lake Manitoulin, it was considered the Sixth Great Lake. As a result of the survey work done by Henry Wolsey Bayfield (yes, there is a Barrie Street named after him) this huge body of water was decreed to be a part of Lake Huron in the early 1800s and was named Georgian Bay after our reigning monarch King George IV. This week our Georgian Bay will be the proud host of the Tall Ships arriving to celebrate the Bi-Centennial of the War of 1812 and the Wasaga Under Siege event here in Wasaga Beach. Enjoy this great event on Georgian Bay! Joe Bickerstaff

705 B

info@beach B

Wasaga Sands Golf Men's League Results - August 8, 2013 A Flight Low Gross: Butch McLaughlin 38, Kevin West 39 Low Net: Gerry Reinders 31, Dave Noble 33.5 B Flight Low Gross: Scott Kirkpatrick 38, Mike Lalonde 39 Low Net: Roger Gray 30, Fred Thompson 31 C Flight Low Gross: Don Westbrooke 41, Warren Shore 43 Low Net: Keith Thatcher 29, Dick Burton 35R D Flight Low Gross: Paul Pullman 49R, Bill Gerrard 49R Low Net: Scott Campbell 30, Kevin DeGroot 31.5 Closest to Pin A & B: Don MacDonald Closest to Pin C & D: Larry Crake Hidden Hole #6: Andy Trail 9 Closest to Boston Pizza Box: Lawrence Lamarche Marlwood Men’s Golf League – August 14, 2013 No. of golfers: 123 AA Flight Low Gross: Tom Burns, 34; Garnet Reed, 37; Rick Buttenham, 38; Low Net: Murray Donaldson , 32; Jim Cooke, 33; Myles Bradford, 34.5; A Flight Low Gross: Jim McFadyen, 41; Jim Burns, 42; Ed Darichuk, 44R; Low Net: Stan Carroll, 35; Wayne Holwell, 35.5; Wayne Smith, 37; B Flight Low Gross: Guy Wilson , 42; Bill Brewer, 45R; Allan Henderson, 45R; Low Net: Terry Curnew, 35.5; Dave Hood, 36.5R; Les Nicol, 36.5R; C Flight Low Gross: Paul Subda, 45R; Bob Wills, 45R; Chuck Shepley, 47; Low Net: John Crossley, 35; Tom Neyland, 36; Dennis Lapierre, 38; D Flight Low Gross: Bob Wheeler, 46; Dave Abbott, 51; Joe Baxter, 55; Low Net: George Howie, 34; Larry Frazer, 37.5; Ken Russwurm, 42; Closest to the pin winner #15, Flight B-C-D, Lance Wright , Sponsored by Swiss Chalet, Wasaga Beach Closest to the pin winner #18, Flight AA-A, Dave Oakley, Sponsored by Swiss Chalet, Wasaga Beach Hidden Hole #15, John Sullivan, Score 7 Closest To The Pizza Box – Dave Abbott, Sponsored by Boston Pizza, Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach Lions Club 705-429-3331 Wasaga Beach Lions Club meets 2nd & 4th Mondays at 7 p.m. Social 6 p.m. at the Lions Den, RecPlex, 1724 Mosley St., Wasaga Beach, ON Wasaga Beach Lions Club Bingo every Wednesday & Friday during July & August. Almost $5000 in prizes.. $1000 Jackpot Game. RecPlex Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Lions Club at 705-429-3331

Wasaga Sands Senior Men - August 7, 2013 - Scramble First Place: Dave Verdun , Wayne Riddall, Don Westbrooke, Gord Goode 66 (-6) Second Place: Butch McLaughlin, Mario Mortillaro, Vince Shaw, Mike Stacey. 67 (-5) Closest to Pin: #11 Butch McLaughlin Closest to Pin #16 Dennis Secord Wasaga Sands Golf Tuesday Ladies League August 6, 2013 "A" Flight: Low Gross - Pat Den Bok 49 Low Net - Mary Son Hing 51 "B" Flight: Low Gross - Jane Hepworth 50 (R) Low Net - Linda Secord 53 "C" Flight: Low Gross - Jean Ionson 54 Low Net - Flo Kerr 60 Closest to the Pin (Hole #3) "A" Flight - No Winner "B" Flight - Jane Hepworth (Sponsored by Cathy's Flowers) "C" Flight - No Winner Closest to the Beacon Burger Box (Sponsored by the Beacon Restaurant) Pat Den Bok

See all up-to-date Golf Results at

Stayner Lawn Bowling Club The Club meets every Monday and Thursday evening at 6:30 and all are welcome. The Wasaga Probus Clubs have a league going on Friday mornings at the Club. They meet at 9:00 getting out and having some fun and exercise.

BINGO every Friday Night all year and Wednesday Night during July & August at the RecPlex BINGO is a very important fund raiser for the Wasaga Beach Lions Club

Photos by Enrique Photo Art

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. Our 1.35 million members - who perform community service in 207 countries and geographic areas - are different in many ways, but share a core belief: community is what we make it. When you join Lions, you join a global service network. So, at the same time you're doing local community service, you can also contribute to Lions volunteer efforts around the world. Learn more about Lions - our history, mission and community service work. Call Wasaga Beach Lions Club 705-429-3331

Natural Medicine: Separating Fact From Fiction Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work? Dr James Meschino DC, MD, ND Studies indicate that 7 out of every 10 Canadian adults take vitamin supplements on a regular basis. When surveyed, most people indicate that they take supplements to gain more energy, help reduce risk of certain diseases, or help better manage an existing health problem. At the same time, many adults think that taking supplements is a waste of time and money. So, which group is correct? The truth appears to lie somewhere in between. I can walk you into virtually any health food store or drug store in the country and show you supplements on the shelf that are essentially useless or have no proven value. By that I mean one or more of the following: 1. The product contains ingredient(s) that have not been shown to do anything meaningful in any human clinical studies, but rather may only be supported by animal research or experimental test tube or petri dish studies. 2. The dosage of the key ingredient(s) is too low to be of any value. 3. The manufacturer did not use the standardized grade of the herb known to produce a significant health outcome, according to human clinical studies Why Do Inferior and Useless Supplements Exist? Useless and inferior supplements exist because the nutritional supplement business “is a b u s i n e s s ” , a n d u n f o r t u n a t e l y, m a n y manufacturers are more concerned about their bottom line (profit) than about making products that provide significant health benefits. Simply stated, many supplement companies will make anything they can sell, whether it’s of any value

beach BOOSTER Page 8

or not. In some cases they feature an ingredient that many people have heard is helpful in dealing with a specific health problem, but to cut costs they include a dosage that is far too low to do anything of importance. Thus, many supplements on the shelf are supported by good marketing, rather than good science. Some supplements are also driven by trendy fads that come and go like the wind, but have little scientific support to sustain their sales over the long-term. So, that is the negative side of the vitamin supplement story. Supplements Proven To Work If you are going to take supplements, and I suggest you do, it’s important to spend your money on supplements that are proven to work and are best suited to your needs. The supplements you take should be based on: ·Your age and gender ·Health conditions you presently have (or recurring health problems, such as recurring urinary tract infections) ·Health conditions that run in your family (to help you avoid these problems in the future using the best available evidence) ·The medications you are taking (Some supplements make drugs work better, or reduce their potential side effects. Some supplements increase the risk of side effects of certain drugs, or adversely affect the drug’s detoxification, which can create serious health problems – thus expert advice is required to sort this out) A vast number of human clinical studies show that taking the right supplements can: ·Slow/reverse many aspects of the aging process

·Increase energy ·Support brain health, memory, immunity, detoxification and other body systems ·Decrease risk of many degenerative diseases ·Help better manage many existing health conditions To help you get on track with the right supplementation program for your circumstances I suggest you complete the free online Nutrition/Lifestyle/Anti-aging Health Assessment at The customized feedback report you receive will highlight supplements (including dosages and standardized grades) that are best suited to your circumstances, and explains the science behind them. In this day and age daily supplementation should be part of your wellness/health regiment. Supplements can make a very big difference to your health and vitality if you know how to use them properly. So, go online and complete the assessment at the web link I provided, and feel free to email me with any questions you have after reviewing your report.

Dr. Meschino, who lives in Wasaga Beach is the author of The Meschino Optimal Living Program.Take his free online Nutrition Assessment at Feel free to email Dr. Meschino any nutrition or health question of interest to you at You can follow Dr. Meschino in every issue of Beach BOOSTER and weekly on

Bb70 081813 1a all 8 (nxpowerlite)  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you