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April 6, 2014
Former Black Hawks Captain Pierre Pilote Guest Speaker at Men’s Probus Club Wasaga Beach Men’s PROBUS Club On April 10th from 10.30 a.m. to noon at the Wasaga Stars Arena come out and hear NHL Great and former Chicago Black Hawks Pierre Pilote tell stories from his compelling autobiography, “The Heart of the Black Hawks.” Pilote played 890 games in the National Hockey League in 13 seasons with the Chicago Black Hawks and then one year (1968-69) for the Toronto Maple Leafs. If you’re retired or semi-retired, this is a great opportunity for you to experience an example of the great speakers we have each month at our social club. Peter Willmott, President, Wasaga Beach Men’s Probus Club
WASAGA BEACH WISH LIST 227 members strong and growing on Facebook
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This public group is for anyone who lives, works or plays in Wasaga Beach, Ontario - Canada. It is a "positive" place to post your 'wishes' for this town. Your wishes can be big, small or seemingly impossible. Consider this group a collective 'think tank' - where ideas begin. We only have one rule: Positive Change Evolution Beautification Economic Success Fresh Helpful.......so go ahead and post your deepest desires for this place we call home include vids, pics or links...Please add your best friends, family and associates to the group. (Please embrace all other FB groups for business marketing/promotion/ads. Wasaga Beach Wish List is for new ideas. Thanks!) Let's Go!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wasagabeachwishlist/ Artificial Palm Trees that truly look real! A flotilla down (or up) the River! An outdoor gathering square with a soothing fountain! Outdoor movies on those warm summer evenings! Beautiful Greenhouses to attract visitors not only in summer but winter too! Streets are an important part of our towns. They allow children to get to school and parents to get to work. They bring together neighbors and draw visitors to neighborhood stores. These streets ought to be designed for everyone – whether young or old, on foot or on bicycle, in a car or in a bus – but too often they are designed only for speeding cars or creeping traffic jams. We could have artists paint bins for garbage and recycling as a fundraiser for environmental awareness. More great and exciting ideas on the Wasaga Beach Wish List Facebook page......Check it out and participate with your ideas and wishes!
What’s Happening Wasaga Beach 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 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 7 pm - 10 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 April 8 – “Positively Negative” Location: Wasaga RecPlex, 1724 Mosley Street. Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The Wasaga artists are hosting a half day water colours workshop with Artist & Instructor Kathie Wright. Exploring the technique of negative painting given by Kathie Wright, a local artist and professional art instructor. This workshop is also open to nonmembers. For registration, before April 1st, a list of suggested materials, or for more information please contact Sharon at 705-241-1701 (daytime until 8pm). Registration fee is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members April 12 – Browse and Brew Book Sale Location: The Prince of Peace Anglican Church – 565 Mosley Street. Time: 9 a.m. – 1p.m. Enjoy a cup of our complimentary “BREW” – hot tea or coffee, while you browse through our hundreds of books. All books are .50 cents each or 3/$1.00. We will gratefully accept all book donations on Friday April 11th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12, 13 – Wasaga Beach Lions Club 21st Annual Home & Garden Show Location: Wasaga RecPlex, 1724 Mosley Street. Admission: Adults - $2.00/ Children under 12 FREE. Time: Sat – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free Draws, Door Prizes, Snack Bar, Children's Activities and more…..Many New Exhibitors, Home Renovations, Decorating, and Landscaping. All proceeds go to community projects. For more information contact: the Lions Club at 705-429-3331 April 15 – Carlson Wagonlit Travel presents “Evening of Travel Inspiration with Air Canada Vacations and Trafalgar Tours” Location: Wasaga RecPlex, 1724 Mosley Street. Time: 7 pm – 9 pm. “See the world from the inside”, Rares Dumitru from Trafalgar Tours – 7 pm – 7:45 pm. Presentation on Europe Tours, Guided Tours & Escorted Holidays, Insider Experiences, Question period. “Brighter Getaways”, Krista Cardona, Air Canada Vacations 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm. Presentation for a la carte Europe and Canada, Focus on Europe Cruises, Focus on Alaska Cruises, Question period. Please RSVP by April 14 to 705-429-4771 or 705-445-7733 April 16 – Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting Location: Chamber Boardroom, 550 River Rd. West Time: 7 p.m. All Chamber members in good standing are encouraged to attend. The AGENDA will include: Presentation of the 2013 Financials, Board Election, Motions to approve New President, new VicePresident & Board of Directors. Motions to increase Membership Fee. Please support the efforts of your Chamber of Commerce by attending its Annual General Meeting. For more information call the Chamber at 705-429-2247 For more information contact: the Chamber of Commerce 705-429-2247 /1-866-292-7242 or for more info visit our Events Calendar at www.wasagainfo.com
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Point of View Wasaga Beach Wish List This WISH really struck a chord with many of us...and guess what? It's Garage Sale season! If you’re not on Facebook......see what you’re missing! https://www.facebook.com/groups/wasagabeachwishlist/
Patti Friday WASAGA BEACH WISH LIST I 'WISH' that our town gave its residents the right to have yard/garage sales without By-Law Officers roaming + regulating the fun-greenenvironmentally-good-family-free-activity-recycle-reuse-events. Please bring back THE FUN! Patti Friday SIDENOTE: Imagine if we were known as the town with the best yard sales! We'd have even more visitors on the weekend! (Visitors = Revenue = Prosperity = Jobs) Lou-Anne Korolischuk No other city has a by-law & charge to have a garage sale its outrageous and actually its something for tourist/visitors/seaonals to do a petition needs to be started lets fight this!!!!!!!! Patti Friday "The Longest Yard Sale in The World on the Longest Freshwater Beach in The World" ***every weekend May - October*** Patti Friday Now that's branding! Debra Harrison I Think it would bring people in to see the event!!! Brooke Spilchen Foster There's a bylaw here for yard sales? We have only lived here for a year and a half and were too busy with Renos last year... Good thing I guess. That's absurd!!! Debra Harrison And there is a limit on Yard Sales Only allowed 2 days per year Brooke Spilchen Foster ??? To be honest... If I knew that before we moved here I may not have moved here. Sounds harsh but it's honest. I love going to yard sales and I think yard sale are a great way to teach kids about so many learning opportunities as both buyers and sellers. That's just crazy!!! I've never heard of a town doing that? I'm from BC maybe it's more common here??? Debra Harrison the only town around here that I know of!! Brooke Spilchen Foster I think it's time some complaint letters are written Shirley Anderson-Beere Complaint letters won't help. I think it's time for a change at the helm so that the many by-laws that impede the ability to have FUN and to run a business in this town are removed. Simple things like a banner waving outside your business is against the by-laws, there's a 24/7 no noise by-law in place so people on vacation can not have FUN, and business owners who allow people to have FUN are charged and dragged into court. WE NEED TO BRING BACK THE FUN AND WE NEED A TOWN THAT IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
Debra Harrison absolutely!!! Brooke Spilchen Foster It is an election year! Patti Friday FUN FUN FUN = We all need to play, smile and prosper! Brooke Spilchen Foster This really annoys me. Sorry to vent but it makes me feel like Wasaga doesn't want to support new growth with families. We have no year round activities other then the Y which is expensive, we can't have yard sales without paying fees and limited numbers. Yard sales are great teaching opportunities. The city seems to only want to support summer traffic at the main beach... What about its year round residents? How is the city planning to make it a fun place to live year round? We have to leave town to to have a third yard sale so we team up in another neighbourhood with friends now. Shall we spend the money we make there in their town and businesses too instead of supporting our own? How can we support our own town and businesses if we don't offer any fun services or places to spend our money here?... End vent
Winter is prime time for packing on a bit of weight and the average person gains about 5 extra pounds during the season. The soup we are featuring today boasts a mere 200 calories per serving. It's both filling and nutritious and is sure to please the most discerning palate. A warm crostini will compliment this soup quite nicely. Vegetable Lentil Soup 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small diced onion 1 red sweet pepper diced 2 cloves minced garlic 4 oz ham diced 1 28 oz can whole tomatoes 2 lt chicken broth 1/2 cup green or brown lentils 1 small sweet potato peeled and diced 1 tsp ground coriander 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 2 tbsp chopped parsley In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat,add the onion, red pepper, carrot, garlic, and ham. Sautee for 4-6 minutes , stirring occasionally or until the vegetables soft. Stir in the can of tomatoes including the juice , the chicken broth, lentils, sweet potato, coriander, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover and simmer for about 20-25 minutes until the lentils are tender. Remove from heat and using a blender or blender stick, puree soup until partially smooth with some vegetable chunks throughout. Stir in the parsley and serve with a dollop of sour cream or Yogurt. Crostini 1 baquette cut into 1/4 inch slices 3/4 cup olive oil coarse salt and freshly ground pepper Brush the slices of baguette top and bottom with the olive oil. Place on a flat pan and bake in a 350 degree oven until golden brown. Once the Crostini have been baked they can be eaten as is or topped with fresh tomatoes, basil and cheese.
More Garage Sale Conversations Suzanne Stanley On the 'island' in Toronto, there is a small corner where all the residents drop off belongings (books, artwork, knick knacks, kitchen goods etc that they can no longer use.) It sits for one week and then is relegated to the trash pile. Recycling at its' finest...... Suzanne Stanley Pick, choose, share.... Elizabeth Whitehead Hitchens In Scotland where I lived for a while recently the local boat/sailing club had an annual boat jumble.. It was held in the local village hall and people could book a table inside or a spot in the car park for a 'boot sale' ('trunk sale') The proceeds from the table rents (after paying for the hall rental ) went to the boat club which did wonderful programs teaching youngsters to sail and kayak...and it emptied peoples sheds and garages of hoarded boat stuff as well other assorted odds and ends. Elizabeth Whitehead Hitchens See Craignish Boat Club on Facebook. They also did a lot of fundraising and applied for funding to develop their permanent home and have now built the sheds to house their equipment. In Wasaga we could also have a rowing club, the river being perfect for this! Suzanne Stanley This town is corrupt and greedy. Time to raise our voices.
Shirley Anderson-Beere Brooke - I'm not sure what makes you think that the town is supporting efforts to bring traffic to the main beach because that's certainly not what I feel. I think we are all in the same boat with the need for change and we will have the opportunity to vote for change in the fall 2014. Jean Pietrzyk Molloy Charging a tax (that's what I call it) for yard
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sales certainly doesn't promote "reuse, recycle" in my opinion. . I'm sure bylaw has a lot more pressing matters to contend with rather than scouting illegal used item sales... I've brought this matter up with many people of "higher authority" in this town to deaf ears. This was something born many years ago from complaints by small business owners who felt they were losing out by people selling from their homes. Since our businesses have survived the arrival of Walmart and Canadian Tire I think yard sales aren't going to stop people from shopping in the town stores. How do we preach "reuse" if we don't teach it. This has been a thorn in my side for years... Andrew Hunt Before I moved up here I would go to some of these yard sales. Really a part of the experience. How are you supposed to get rid of your preloved treasures unless you take them to the dump??
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Cyclists & Motorists (Share the Road) Against common belief winter will end and spring with warmer weather, we all hope will arrive soon. With it we will again see more cyclists on our roadways. This means that again both cyclists and motorists must share our roads, some share better than others. Both users cyclists and motorists must understand that both are regulated by the rules of the road as outlined in the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario both have rights and responsibility. A good example of this and possibly one that both cyclists and motorists may be unaware of are found in sections 147(1) and 148(6) under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario. In section 147(1) vehicles travelling on a road at less than normal speed of traffic, (which would normally apply to cyclists depending on the road and the speed limit), where practicable be driven in the right-hand lane when available for traffic (multi-lane roads) or as close as practicable to the right hand curb or edge of the roadway. Section 148(6) persons on a bicycle being overtaken by a vehicle traveling at a greater speed (usually a motor vehicle) shall turn out to the right and allow the vehicle to pass and the vehicle (usually a motor vehicle) overtaking shall turn out to the left so far as may be necessary to avoid a collision. The two sections work together as a cyclist (usually moving slower than the posted speed) if you are being approached from behind by a motor vehicle (usually travelling at or above the posted speed) if and when it is safe to do so move to the right, if there are two or more cyclists all must move to the right, then when it is clear move back into your previous formation.
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Petition for Free Parking for Residents of Wasaga Beach in Lots owned by the Town We, the undersigned, request the Town Council of Wasaga Beach, Ontario to provide free parking access of lots owned by the town to Wasaga Beach,.
Get Ready To Rock Your Weekend Rock your weekend with the Georgian Triangle Music Festival (GTMF). Rock Hop Music Canada is proud to present the 2nd Annual Georgian Triangle Music Festival sponsored by beach BOOSTER Group, What's Up Hut and Mental Acts Design and Print. This event is scheduled for July 4, 5 and 6, 2014 in Wasaga Beach spearheaded by Shawn Crozier. Last year's inaugural attracted 60 acts from local artists to out of town musicians during the three day event with performances taking place at five different venues throughout our town. Shawn is planning for more venues and wants to open the door for more acts by expanding the musical palette in seeking artists from Quebec to Western Canada. You can expect to hear Rock, Hip Hop, Jazz and Rap to name a few. Amateur and indie bands are welcome to participate at this music festival. Deadline for submissions is April 30th. Shawn was a presenter and entertainer at our recent Third Annual Wasaga Beach Short Festival. He certainly showed the audience his flair to perform on stage during our brief delay with our film clips at our Gala Awards. Shawn is the owner of Rock Hop Music Canada and founder of Georgian Triangle Music Festival. His passion for music paved his way to playing guitar and singing with his friends on jam sessions. In 2004, he got an opportunity to be a lead singer in a four-piece band “Mundane Redemption” where they released a three-song demo. In 2006, Shawn launched his first single “Heal These Wounds” followed by a solo album “This Is All, From Deep Inside”. In April 2008, he received a nomination for Best Punk/Rock/Metal Video by an Unsigned Artist at Cravefest, an International Music Video Festival. Shawn also made an appearance on the A-Channel Morning Show in 2009 where he played a few tunes and discussed his album. In 2010, he joined the band, Excellerater as a bassist and backup vocals and to date continues to perform in and around town as a band member. Shawn is the mastermind behind “Rock Hop Music Canada” a musician based operation. “Our vision is to provide a safe honest, and enjoyable networking environment for musicians, venue owners and music fans”, said Shawn. In support of the music festival a fundraiser is taking place Friday, April 4th at Boston Pizza at Stonebridge Town Centre from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Anticipate performances by Paul Snider, Excellerater, Frees Tyler, L.S., The Coyote Kids and music by DJ Scotty. Tickets are $10 in advance through Ticketscean or $15 at the door. Sponsorships for the music festival are available in the following tailored levels: Platinum, Gold and Bronze. Each level is designed to conform to any size business wishing to participate. For more information please contact email@example.com or visit www.georgiantrianglemusicfest.com For students looking to complete volunteer school hours deadline to apply is May31st. Get Dianna Chycki is host of Beach Corner and Co-chair of the Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival. Beach Corner broadcast weekly Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. sponsored by the Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival
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Well it just so happens that we are going to do a lot about it. There is a popular proverb “When the going gets tough, the tough get going". What we are observing this year is the coming together of Beachers to make things happen. Right from the get go, SLEDFEST took the sledder community by storm on January 4th and 5th 2014, drawing 3000 spectators and 249 registered racers. BEACH BOOSTER PROMOTIONS along with NASDRA put on a world class event in very short order worthy of our Wasaga Beach Mantra, “Snowmobile Capital of Ontario”. This event drew the largest out of town number of visitors comparing winter and summer attendance since Wakestock as 79% of the 3000 attendees were from out of town. As if that was a tough act to follow, get ready for the Inaugural Wasaga Grand Prix brought to you by Beach BOOSTER Promotions, on our World Famous Main Beach which is in the works for Friday, Saturday Sunday, June 6, 7, 8 – 2014. Electric Elements, slated for May 18th on our May long weekend is a one day music festival which hosts various DJ's from across the world. This event is in the final stages of approval. We have a jam packed few months in 2014 folks that are sure to bring the visitors in and keep all of us Beachers entertained. Another big attraction is our September 11- 14 Wasaga Beach Blues Festival which promises to be a spectacular event this year with main stage performances, the Stonebridge Boulevard Street Shuffle, On-Site Liquid Lounge with a vibrant vendor's village and a few other surprise stage events to be announced. We can all do our part in promoting our great town and attractions. For starters you can view the “Stay Live and Play” Tab on the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce Website www.wasagainfo.com and click on Events. Be an ambassador and send this link to your friends and family where ever they may live and encourage them to come. We have thousands of residents that live in Wasaga Beach. Could you imagine what kind of an effect it would have if just 10% of our Beacher population decided to post our events on Facebook pages across the www. The Wasaga Beach Business Association (WBBA) are also doing their part to attract and retain visitors this year. Thanks to the efforts and marketing insights of Laura Snell Partner at Georgian Bay Select.com a local internet marketing company, the WBBA will be bundling promotional packages to make it attractive economically and experience wise for our visitors to make Wasaga Beach their home base when it comes to vacationing in South Georgian Bay. Laura is in the throes of building a website for this initiative called http://www.stayplaywasaga.com/. “This coupon approach of Laura's is totally exciting, and will give a boost to the accommodations businesses who participate this year, and hopefully this programme will just grow each and every year thereafter giving us a vibrant tourism community” said Bruce Roberts Chair of the WBBA. “Be the Beach”, send me your thoughts and comments at Gary@beachBOOSTER.com. Your efforts count in making this community the preferred place in which to live, work and play. Gary Cerantola is President of Critel Professional Services and chairs the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce Promote Wasaga and the Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival Committees. You can now listen to Gary on www.beachBOOSTERradio.com Monday at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm on “It’s Your Town – Beach Talk”
Approx. Pop. 7,200. In MeIancthon Township, Dufferin County, on Hwys. 10 & 89 and County Road 12, 53 km South of Collingwood. In 1864 William Jelly, a native of the Brockville area, built a hotel on the site, which he called the British Canadian Hotel. Travellers, however, called it Jelly’s Tavern, and the place became known as Jelly’s Corners. Before the post office was established, some residents wanted the place called Tanderagee after a town in Ireland, but members of Parliament named the place Shelburne after the Earl of Shelburne, who had been instrumental in ending the War of 1812.
Eric Nagler Eric Nagler grew up in post war Brooklyn and was the child of parents who were school teachers. He later in life was a folk musician in the United States, and in 1966 he marched through Mississippi with Martin Luther King Jr., encouraging people to register to vote. He married fellow musician Martha Beers in 1966 and due to their opposition to the Vietnam War they moved to Toronto in 1968, Nagler as a conscientious objector to the war. In 1972, Nagler returned to the United States to stand trial for draft evasion; he was acquitted. Around 1971, Eric and Martha owned a guitar/folkmusic store on Avenue Road in Toronto called the Toronto Folklore Centre. The couple divorced in 1977. Nagler was remarried to Shelley McCarthy in 1985 and according to his personal website currently resides near Shelburne, an hour north of Toronto, Ontario, and home of the Annual Canadian Championship Fiddling Contest. In 1991–1996, he had a children's TV show called Eric's World, which aired on the Canadian provincial networks (TVOntario, Knowledge Network, SCN, and Access) and Family Channel.
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Wasaga Under Siege 2014 200th Commemoration Battle of Nottawasaga Bay and the Sinking of HMS Nancy
August 14-17, 2014 HMS Nancy's Last Stand Artist: Peter Rindlisbacher 2014 will not only mark the 12th year that Wasaga under Siege has been entertaining and promoting heritage in the Wasaga Beach area but it will also mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Nottawasaga Bay and the burning and destruction of HMS Nancy. Nancy Island will come to life once again with the roar of cannon and musket fire, as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the only War of 1812 battle to take place in the Southern Georgian Bay region. Over 500 re-enactors will be taking part echoing history through the streets and waters of the Town of Wasaga Beach, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and Nancy Island Historic Site. Wasaga Under Siege “A War of 1812 Experience” will feature authentic War of 1812 tactics, battles, historic vessels and more. The expanded Grand Encampment at Nancy Island Historic Site will feature re-enactors opening their living history encampments to the public, along with 19th century merchants, artisans, period cooking, musket and cannon demonstrations, surgeons’ tent, fireworks, commemoration ceremonies, musical entertainment and more. All battle events will take place at various Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and Town of Wasaga Beach locations. For more information about Wasaga Under Siege visit: www.wasagaundersiege1812.com Number of Participants Expected: 500+ David J. Brunelle, OCT Business Administrator Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada Royal Newfoundland Regiment - Bulger's Company
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We are Saddened by the Passing of Andy Smeulders SMEULDERS, Andrew 'Andy' Andy owned and operated “Andrew of Angus Catering” and a devoted proud member of the Angus Lions Club for 24 years. He was the current President. Andy for many years catered dinners for Wasaga Beach Lions Club and became close friends to many of our members. Beloved Husband of Liz. Loving Father of Katrina (Paul), Sarah and Emma. Dearest Son of Ricki Smeulders and the late Joe Smeulders. Cherished Son-in-law of Herb and Louise Robinson. Lovingly remembered by his Sister Bonita (Gary Campbell). Sadly missed by Sister-in-law Judy Richardson (Dave) and Brother-in-law Andrew Robinson. Andy will be sadly missed and always remembered by his many Nieces, Nephews, relatives and friends. At Andy's and the family's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Angus, ON on Saturday, April 5th. As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Angus Lions Club would be appreciated by the family. Rest in Peace Andy, you will be missed.
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by Joe Bickerstaff A look back at the rich history of The Beach, with stories of Wasaga’s past at various times throughout the day.
Wasaga Speedway 1/4 Mile Paved Oval As Beach BOOSTER works towards bringing another exciting Motorsport event to our Main Beach with The Wasaga Grand Prix planned for early June, let’s have a look back at our own local Stock Car track here in The Beach.
Wasaga Beach Speedway always provided an exciting evening of entertainment with regular Stock Car racing and the metal bending fun of a Demolition Derby. Crowds would enjoy the action every Saturday night throughout the summer at our very own Wasaga Beach Stock Car track. Wasaga Speedway was a popular stop on the Ontario racing circuit that included Pinecrest Speedway and the CNE Track in Toronto. Our local track opened in 1956 and closed about 1970. There was originally a half-mile horse track on the
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property. The paved track was built later, i n s i d e t h e o l d h o r s e t r a c k . The remains of the paved stock car track is still there. It's not easy to notice from the ground, but is quite clear in this aerial photo. The pits were outside of the track, off turn 3 & 4 and the drivers entered the track from turn 4. There were grandstands along the front straight but t h e s e a r e l o n g g o n e . In the mid 1960's drivers like Bert Dandy, Jack Cook, Al Leach, Al Middlebrook and Tommy Cuzzilla were regulars at the paved Wasaga Beach Speedway. Many of the Wasaga Beach regulars were also well known at Sutton (then called South Shore Speedway). The track started to die out in the late 1960's and at the end of the 1969 season it appeared that it would close. The Stapleton brothers (Harry and Jack) purchased the track and gave the speedway a reprieve for the 1970 season when they ran "B" Modifieds and 6 Cylinder Diamonds. It appears the track closed at the end of the 1970 season but went on to be home of the Wasaga Snowmobile Club for several years into the 70s. The local connection with Wasaga Beach of today continues as Mary Ann Watts of Wild Wing Wasaga Beach is related to one of the biggest stars of Wasaga Speedway! Tommy Cuzzilla is Mary Ann’s uncle and it was Mary Ann’s father, Colin Cuzzilla who at the age of 18, urged Tommy, only 15 at the time, to race! Tommy went on to become one of the top drivers around! Two trophies from our own local race track are on display at Wild Wing. One of these is the Red Cap Cup, presented by Carling Brewery to Tommy Cuzzilla at Wasaga Speedway in 1966. Beach BOOSTER has been in touch with Tommy and his son Tom and we look forward to welcoming the family back to Wasaga Beach for our event weekend! Tommy’s grandsons are now racing Karts and will be on our track at the Main Beach. Look for a display of photos and other information on our once great local speedway in Thunder Alley, part of Wasaga Grand Prix Weekend at the Main Beach! We hope to have some other special guests who once raced our track join us for our event! The remains of Wasaga Beach Speedway are located in the Provincial Park and are accessible to anyone. Look for the orange gate on the left side of Oxbow Park Road. Park your car on the side of the road and walk down the sandy lane. The track is only about 100 metres or so down the path. Check out a great collection from the Wasaga Speedway at Yesterday’s Speedways, a web site by Rick Sharples. Rick has is working on his second book about Ontario’s Speedway and will be joining us for our
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View of Wasaga Speedway in 2013
Tommy Cuzzilla winning again at the Wasasga Speedway! W a s a g a G r a n d P r i x . http://www.yesterda ysspeedways.com/paved-ovals/wasaga-beachspeedway/ Stock Car Racing was a great part of Wasaga Beach history and Beach BOOSTER recognizes the popularity of racing today! Please tune in to enjoy Sound of Speed with local Racing Authority Sam Chapman on Beach BOOSTER Radio, every Wednesday at 5:00 and 7:00 pm and this season, a Special Race Day Edition of Sound of Speed every S u n d a y m o r n i n g a t 1 1 : 0 0 . (www.beachBOOSTERradio.com)