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Wasaga Beach Recreation, Events & Facilities


705-429-3321 | WASAGA BEACH GUIDE | 2018 1

Worsley Elementary School Gym 31 40th Street, Wasaga Beach

Try a FREE class today...It may be what you’re looking for. All Belt Levels ages 8 - Adult 705-429-3860 Itosu-kai Karate has been in Canada since 1969 and in Wasaga Beach since 1982.


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Tickets Available at Youth Centre, Recreation Office at Rec Plex, Chamber of Commerce. EMAIL: Online: PHONE: 705-422-2494



Experienced and Certified Black Belt Instructors.

Experienced and Certified Black Belt Instructors.


Cost - $100.00



Cost - $80.00

Cost - $80.00

MINIS 4-7 YEARS Cost - $80.00


Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Wasaga St ars Arena - 7:00 – 9:00pm Wednesday, April 25th, 2018



It’s my distinct honour to present you with the 2018 Spring/ Summer Parks, Facilities and Recreation Guide. Twice a year the town produces this important publication, which is chock full of valuable information for residents and visitors. On these pages you will find a variety of details about recreation programs geared towards children, youth, adults, and seniors. The town takes great effort to provide recreational opportunities for all who live in our community. I encourage you to sit down with your loved ones and explore the array of programs that are available. I believe you will find several fun opportunities that will help keep you fit and mentally engaged. Perhaps this will be the year you try something new. We are fortunate to have the facilities we do, such as the RecPlex and the Wasaga Sports Park, and the talented individuals who spearhead much of the programing. Many of our recreational events are possible due to volunteers and I want to take a moment to recognize these valued individuals. Simply put, if it weren’t for the volunteers in our community we would not be the great place we are today. So, on behalf of all council and staff, I thank you for your efforts. Also in this publication, you will find information about special events. Wasaga Beach hosts some terrific events every summer, many at or near our world class beachfront. I always enjoy seeing our residents at these activities and once again I look forward to chatting with friends, neighbours, and visitors. I also want to highlight the phenomenal trail network that exists in our town. If you’ve never taken the time to explore this system you really should. Walking on our trails, or cycling on them, is an excellent way to enjoy our outdoors. Trails that meander through Wasaga Beach Provincial Park are particularly special. You will see some beautiful parts of the community that simply aren’t accessible from the main roads. Of course, you don’t have to go off-road to enjoy Wasaga Beach. The town continues to invest in new sidewalks, making our community even more walkable. The River Road West reconstruction project is one such project that will result in additional sidewalks, as well as bike lanes. The project will be complete later this year. Paddling on the Nottawasaga River is another great way to see our town. If you’ve never had the chance to see Wasaga Beach from the river, I hope you make this the year. The shoreline is absolutely stunning as you glide along the majestic “Notty”, as many locals call the river. Council and staff continue to work on building a new downtown, including the creation of a community hub, a space that will permit additional recreation and cultural opportunities in our great town. The downtown project is certainly a cause for excitement. Not only will the investment benefit our community in the short-term, but it will pay dividends in the long-run. Additional programing space, special events venues, condominium-style housing, and an increased tax base are just some of the benefits we can count on. This is an awesome time to live in our community and, as this guide highlights, there are some fantastic ways to enjoy our time here. As always, it’s my honour and privilege to serve as your mayor. Remember, I appreciate your feedback at all times. You can reach me at 705-429-3844, ext. 2225, or by e-mail at mayor@ Sincerely, Brian Smith, Mayor

TABLe OF CONTeNTS Karate, T.G.I.F., Ball Hockey


Greetings from the Mayor


Registration Information


Registration Form


Helpful Information


Minor Sports


What’s Happening – Mar. to Aug.


Programs - Gymnastics/Babysitting/Drama


- Tennis/Karate


- Moms & Tots/Car Racing


- Summer Camps


Adult Team Sports (B.A.T.S.)


Youth Centre Programs & Events


Adult Information


Senior Information


Municipal Parks & Library


Municipal Facility Information


Special Interest


Community Partners


Community Groups/Service Clubs


Town of Wasaga Beach Administration Office 30 Lewis Street Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 1A1 (P) 705-429-3844 (F) 705-429-6732 Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30 – 4:30 pm WASAGA BEACH GUIDE | 2018 3


Personal Information

The Town of Wasaga Beach Recreation, Events & Facilities produces two (2) editions of this guide which is mailed to all residents. This guide is organized by recreation program category (Youth, Adult, Senior and Extra Activities). Some courses fill up quickly, so be sure to register promptly. Department staff has worked hard to ensure this guide is accurate. However, due to the seasonal format we follow, changes may occur after we have gone to press. Additional copies of this brochure are available from the Recreation, Events & Facilities Office at 1724 Mosley Street as well as various locations within the municipality or view the online version at

Personal information is collected in accordance with the Freedom of lnformation and Protection of Privacy Act. R.S.O. 1990, c.M.56 under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001,S.O. 2001,c 25 and will only be used by the Town of Wasaga Beach, Recreation Department for the operation of recreation programs.

First Come – First Served Submission of a registration form does not guarantee a place in the recreation program. All registrants will be processed in the order they are received. Registrations are not confirmed until the Recreation office receives payment. Due to level advancements, some programs may have advanced registration privileges.

Class Postponement/Cancellations Classes may be cancelled due to low registration. Participants are offered a full refund or transfer (based on availability). lf it is necessary to cancel a class due to inclement weather, instructor illness, etc. every attempt will be made to re-schedule the class. However, if the class cannot be re-scheduled the Recreation Dept. will extend an existing class, or can be left “on account” for further program registrations. The Recreation, Events & Facilities reserves the right to withdraw, postpone, cancel or combine classes, to limit/increase registration or change course locations at any time.

Refunds Prorating of Recreation Program Fees

A full refund will be issued to the start of an activity only:

Recreation, Events & Facilities does not prorate fees for late registration of recreation programs.

• When an activity is cancelled by the Recreation, Events & Facilities Department

Method of Payment We accept debit, Mastercard, Visa, cash and cheques.

• When the date, time or location of the recreation program is changed by the Recreation, Events & Facilities Department and prohibits attendance.

HST HST 13% is included in the pricing shown and is only charged on recreation programs for registrants 14yrs+. NSF Cheques We know mistakes sometimes happen, but if necessary, the Town of Wasaga Beach will charge an administration fee of $35.00 for each NSF cheque received.

Waiting Lists Once a class is filled, interested registrants will be placed on a waiting list.

Photographs/Video Unless the participant or guardian indicates otherwise, Recreation, Events & Facilities will assume permission for pictures to be taken to promote recreation.


Medical refund requests must be accompanied by a doctor’s certificate. Besides medical reasons, absolutely no refunds will be given. The refund will be pro-rated based on the number of classes left in the recreation program at the time the request is received, regardless of the date the registrant stopped attending the recreation program. All refunds will be issued by cheque.

Transfers Transfers from one course to another are permitted up to five business days prior to the start of the recreation program provided there is space remaining in that program.

Registration Visit our Website: | Phone: 429-3321 | Fax: 429-3327

3 Easy Ways to Register

Please make cheque payable to TOWN OF WASAGA BEACH

MAIL IT IN Just fill out the form and mail it with your cheque or money to: The Recreation Department 30 Lewis Street, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 1A1

drop off

in person

Visit our office located in the Wasaga RecPlex, 1724 Mosley St. between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

After office hours Registrations can be dropped off in the drop box at the front door of the RecPlex 1724 Mosley Street

We now accept Debit, Visa and Mastercard

Town of Wasaga Beach Recreation, Events & Facilities Recreation Program Registration From 30 Lewis Street, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 1A1 (704) 429 - 3321 Participation Information Family Name:

First Name:

Date of Birth: (M/D/Y)

Sex: (M/F)

1st Program:



Date & Time:

2nd Program:



Date & Time:

Medical Information Family Doctor Name:

Doctor's Telephone #:

Date Processed:

Health Card #:

Are there any ailments that the program instructor should be aware of?

Main Contact Information (please print clearly) Mailing Address:


Email Address:

Permission to take photos? (Yes or No)

Parent/Guardian Daytime Name/Contact Information

Emergency Contact Name

Method of Payment (Cheque, Cash, Charge, Debit) Payment Method: Receipt #:

Signature of participant (Parent/Guardian if under 18)

Postal Code

Home Phone #:

I hereby release the Town of Wasaga Beach or any facilitating place, from all claims, actions, causes of action, damages and demands for loss of injury resulting directly from participation in this program. This includes all costs, damages and expenses incurred in defending any such claims or actions Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. S.O. 2001 c. 25 and will be used for the purpose of program registration

Make all cheques payable to: Town of Wasaga Beach (NO POSTDATED CHEQUES WILL BE ACCEPTED) WASAGA BEACH GUIDE | 2018 5

helpful information Mission Statement The Recreation, Events and Facilities Department will operate and promote the Town of Wasaga Beach’s programs, events and facilities in a manner that is cost effective and responsive to the needs of public, staff and Council. To maintain and develop community assets and activities that maximize quality participant experiences, available for public and visitors to enjoy while ensuring all programs offered meet the diverse needs of the community.

Recreation, Events & Facilities Office 1724 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach...........................705-429-3321 Hours of Operation........................ Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Director, Chris Roos..........................................................................ext.2502 Recreation Coordinator, Josh Pallas..............................................ext.2504 Administrative Assistant, Darlene Poole.........................................ext.2503 Concessions Supervisor, Darlene Poole.........................................ext.2503 Office Support Staff, Vicki McConnell............................................ext.2501 Senior Event Coordinator, Angela Webster...................................ext.2202 Facilities Foreman, Phil Eichler.................................................705-429-0412 Youth Coordinator, Shelley Brook...........................................705-422-2494

Contact your Members of Council Mayor Brian Smith........................................................ 705-429-3844 x2225................................... Deputy Mayor Nina Bifolchi.................................................... Councillor Joe Belanger......................................................... Councillor Sylvia Bray.............................................................. Councillor Ron Ego.................................................................. 705-518-8888..................................... Councillor Bonnie Smith.......................................................... 705-220-9147........................ Councillor Bill Stockwell........................................................... 705-896-9181...........................

Facility Telephone Numbers Recreation, Events & Facilities Office........................... 1724 Mosley Street............................................................. 705-429-3321 Wasaga Stars Arena...................................................425 River Road West............................................................. 705-429-0412 Wasaga Sports Park............................................1888 Klondike Park Road............................................................. 705-429-0415 Wasaga Beach RecPlex................................................ 1724 Mosley Street............................................................. 705-429-3321 Wasaga Beach Youth Centre...................................... 1621 Mosley Street............................................................. 705-422-2494 Wasaga Beach YMCA.................................................. 1724 Mosley Street............................................................. 705-429-9622 Administrative Office............................................................ 30 Lewis Street............................................................. 705-429-3844 Special Events Department................................................. 30 Lewis Street.................................................. 705-429-3844 x2202 Public Works Department............................................ 150 Westbury Road............................................................. 705-429-2540 Public Library............................................................... 120 Glenwood Drive............................................................. 705-429-5481 Provincial Parks........................................................... 11-22nd Street North............................................................. 705-429-2516 6 WASAGA BEACH GUIDE | 2018

MINOR SPORTS Wasaga Beach Co-Ed Minor Baseball



Wednesday, February 21 6-8pm – RecPlex Saturday, March 3 12-3pm – Superstore Saturday, March 24 12-3pm – Superstore

Includes Uniform and Team Photo Please bring photo for U11 and up Limited Youth Spaces - Please Register Early

Register Early! Space is limited. Visit: for more info!

T-Ball (3-6yr) Jr. & Sr. Rookie (6-9yr) Tyke (10-11yr) Pee-Wee (12-13yr) Bantam (14-15yr) Midget (16-18yr)

Micro-Soccer (U4 & U5) $120.00 Mini-Soccer (U6-U10) $160.00 Youth-Soccer (U11-U18) $190.00

$125.00 $165.00 $185.00 $205.00 $215.00 $235.00

Season begins in late May through August. Cash or cheque accepted for registration. T-Ball program will have all games and practices played at Wasaga Sports Park. (no travelling)

Calling all 16-18 year olds. We want a Midget Team for 2018!

Payment is required in full at time of registration. Post dated cheques accepted for bond hours. ONLY - $100.00 All players must provide date of birth verification. In addition, all players born 2005, and any new players born 2006-1996 must provide a 2x3 colour picture. Registration Dates: February 25 - 12-3pm at the Superstore March 11 & 25 – 12-3pm at the Superstore For more information please visit our website: or email

WASAGA BEACH MINOR HOCKEY Annual General Meeting to be held Sunday, April 29th at 2:00pm upstairs at the Wasaga Stars Arena Please register early to ensure that your player is able to participate.

Wasaga Beach Skate Canada We are proud to offer Skating programs for all abilities as well as Skate Canada’s Flagship CanSkate program!

Watch for upcoming registrations the beginning of September on our website or find us on Facebook. NEW spring (May) and fall skating programs Facebook SkateCanada – Wasaga Beach

Sunday April 29th directly following AGM (Early Bird Discount of $25. to apply for attendees of the meeting)

Thursday, May 17 7 pm - Arena lobby Wednesday, June 13 7 pm - Arena lobby Tuesday, July 10 7 pm - Arena lobby All registrations submitted after these dates will be considered late and a $150/player fee will apply. TEAMS FILL QUICKLY Please see for further information, forms and fee schedule (New residents and new registrants are exempt from the late fee) WASAGA BEACH GUIDE | 2018 7



3 TGIF Friday Nights Recplex 6:30-8:30pm

NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK MAY 1-7 or 705-422-2494


Novice Hockey Tournament Wasaga Stars Arena


Tyke Hockey Tournament Wasaga Stars Arena


Easter Eggstravaganza Wasaga Recplex/Oakview Woods 10:00-3:00pm or 705-429-3844 x2203

APRIL 14-15 Wasaga Beach Lions Home & Garden Show Recplex Brian Brethauer 705-730-4170 19-22

Theatre Group Performance Production to be announced Recplex – Check us out on Facebook or

21 Wasaga Art Show & Sale Recplex Colette Bailey 705-888-7416

YOUTH GALA Recplex 6:00pm or 705-422-2494

11 TGIF Friday Nights Recplex 6:30-8:30pm 12 Wasaga’s Finest Citizens Awards Recplex or 705-429-3844 x2204 12

Arbour Day – Plant a Tree Wasaga Trail Centre 9:00-12:00pm Bill 705-429-9365/Shirley 705-429-7747

14, 21 Wasaga Beach Cruise Night 28 Stonebridge Gazebo Grassy Knoll Sherri Russell 705-429-2426 26

Horticultural Society Plant Sale Oakview Woods Gazebo 9:00-12:00pm Maureen Andersen 705-429-8714

26 Adopt-a-Road Public Works 705-429-2540

28 Blood Donor Clinic Recplex 9:00-12:00pm 1-888-2-DONATE 29


26 United Church Presents “The DeSotos” RecPlex For tickets call 705-429-9305

Minor Hockey AGM Wasaga Stars Arena

Wasaga Community Theatre Welcomes new members of all ages to volunteer in various phases of Theatre Visit Facebook or their website at or contact them at

27 Hike for Hospice Recplex Debbie McCannell 705-444-2555 27 Pet Value “Walk for Guide Dogs” Nancy Island

Spring production to be announced Show dates April 19, 20 & 21 - 8pm; April 22 – 2 pm

Main Street Market

Saturday, March 31ST, 10 a.m. _ 3 p.m.

- Easter Bunny on Location - Face Painting - rock climbing Wall - Inflatable Obstacle course & activities - Laser Tag - Wasaga Beach Youth centre BBQ A small fee will apply, call 705-429-3844 x2203 Please be advised that photos may be taken and used for promotional 8 WASAGA BEACH GUIDEpurposes. | 2018

Check out the Main Street Market located at 12 Main Street in Beach Area 1 for excellent entertainment June 29th to Sept. 2nd. Live bands scheduled every Friday and Saturday on the Main Stage, Dinner and a Movie on Wednesday evenings, and buskers dropping in all summer long! Info call 705-429-3844 x2204 or

HIKE FOR HOSPICE Sunday May 27th 11am start your 7km journey along the shore of the bay Contact: Debbie • 705-444-2555

10 am Registration at the RecPlex


International Trails Day Hike & Bike Ganaraska Hiking Club Shirl McArthur 705-429-7747 Irene Bell 705-352-1060

4, 11 Wasaga Beach Cruise Night 18, 25 Stonebridge Gazebo Grassy Knoll Sherri Russell 705-429-2426 6 Heart & Stroke Big Bike 8 TGIF Friday Nights Recplex 6:30-8:30pm 16-17

Waterfront Festival Beach Area One or 705-429-3844 x2204

20 Age-Friendly Community Seniors’ Expo Recplex 10:00-4:00pm 22-23 Wasaga Cruisers Fun Run & BBQ Main Beachfront Dave Arsenault 705-429-7490 22-23 Hero’s Festival 29 Main Street Market Starts 12 Main St. – Beach Area 1 30

Wasaga Artists – Art in the Park Oakview Woods Complex 10:00-4:00pm Colette Bailey 705-888-7416

30 Georgian Triangle Music Festival 30 WB SUP Festival Paddleboard Festival

Jazz and More in the Park Featuring The Sulton of Strings, Simcoe County Band, Regal Jazz Band, Georgian Sound Big Band and many more of your favourite bands from past years. Jazz and More in the Park promises to be your most enjoyable Tuesday evening stop, July through August, 7-9pm, at the Wasaga Beach RecPlex. For more information call 705-429-3844 ext. 2204


SYRACUSE NATIONALS GARAGE GEAR GIVEAWAY Da v e A r s e nau l t 705-429-7490

JULY Main Street Market 12 Main St. – Beach Area 1 Live bands every Friday & Saturday, Dinner and a Movie on Wednesday evenings 1

Canada Day Celebration Beach Area One or

2, 9 Wasaga Beach Cruise Night 16, 23 Stonebridge Gazebo Grassy Knoll 30 Sherri Russell 705-429-2426 14

South Georgian Bay Film Festival Gala Wasaga Country Life Banquet Hall or email

14-15 Not So Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament Beach Area 1 & 2

14-15 Dunes & Discs – Ultimate Frisbee Beach Tournament 20-22 Wasaga Beach Motorcycle Rally Beach Area One 21 Blood Donor Clinic Recplex 9:00-12:00pm 1-888-2-DONATE 28

F-Series Truck Rally Contact: 705-422-1526

AUGUST Main Street Market 12 Main St. – Beach Area 1 Live bands every Friday & Saturday, Dinner and a Movie on Wednesday evenings 6, 13 Wasaga Beach Cruise Night 20, 27 Stonebridge Gazebo Grassy Knoll Sherri Russell 705-429-2426 10-12 Ribfest Beach Area 1 – 3rd Street parking lot 11

5K Foam Fest Canada


Wasaga Under Siege Nancy Island Historic Site


Multi-Sport Triathlon

31 Inflate-A-Fest & Memories of Summer Fireworks Sept. 2 705-429-3844 x2203

MAYORS CHALLENGE GOLF SCRAMBLE FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th LOTS OF GREAT PRIZES • 18 Holes of Golf • Golf Cart • Buffet Dinner • Socializing • Souvenir 10:00 am Registration 11:00 am Shot-gun Tee-off

INFO CALL 705-429-3844 ext.2204 WASAGA BEACH GUIDE | 2018 9



This program is designed to develop body awareness co-ordination, flexibility and strength while learning recreational gymnastic skills.

This course is designed to improve community babysitting standards. Course content covers child care, child safety, handling emergency situation, accident prevention, first aid, child behaviour and development, discipline, safe toys and games to play. Certification awarded for successful completion. March 12, 2018 – 9:00 - 4:00pm June 1, 2018 – 9:00 - 4:00pm

April 26-June 21 (9 weeks) Thursday evenings at the Wasaga RecPlex LITTLE THUMPERS (5 - 6 year old) 6:00 - 7:00pm

Minimum age 11 years by course date Fee: $65.00 Bring lunch/snack and a large doll or stuffed animal

MIGHTY MITES (7 - 8 year old) 7:00 - 8:00pm

Chamber of Commerce (Boardroom) 550 River Road West, Wasaga Beach

SHOOTING STARS (9 years & up) 8:00 - 9:00pm

Must pre-register at the Recreation Office

Fee: $115.00

Tot Gym Children will explore a variety of activities, games and beginner gymnastic equipment April 26-June 21 (9 weeks) Thursdays evenings at the Wasaga RecPlex 2 & 3 year olds: 5:00 - 5:30pm 3 & 4 year olds: 5:30 - 6:00pm (with parent participation) Fee: $97.50 Must Pre-register at the Recreation Office

CHILDREN’S PERFORMING ARTS This 9 week program is designed for children and youth who have a passion for the spot-light. During this program children will learn a 1 act play where they are part of creating costumes, props and the set design. The play will be performed for parents/guardians and family members the Sunday after the final class. Age: 8-12 years March 26 - May 28, 2018 (no class April 2 & May 21) May 30 (dress rehearsal) Monday’s 6:00-8:00pm at the Wasaga Stars Arena Auditorium Fee: $212.00 Spring Performance – Alice in Wonderland At the RecPlex on Sunday, June 3 Tickets $5.00 each Must Pre-register at the Recreation Office

HOME ALONE COURSE The Home Alone Program is designed to provide children between 9 and 11 years of age with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. It will help them understand how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, and keep them safe and constructively occupied. April 27, 2018 May 18, 2018 June 29, 2018 Course runs from 9:00 – 1:00 pm Fee: $60.00 Additional Supervision Fee: $20.00 (1:00 – 4:00 pm) Oakview Meeting Room, RecPlex, 1724 Mosley Street Must pre-register at the Recreation Office


PROGRAMS TENNIS We are offering a tennis instruction program for all ages and levels of play. This program includes introduction to the game, rules, stroke improvement and strategy for adults.

Session 1: June 6 - July 11 (6 weeks) Session 2: July 18 - Aug 22 (6 weeks) Raindates will be the Tuesday following the cancelled lesson at regular time. MINI (3 - 5 yrs.) 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. $55.00/session CHILDREN (6 - 10 yrs.) 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. $55.00/session­ TEEN (11 - 15 yrs.) 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. $68.00/session ADULT (Beginner 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $75.00 +HST/session ADULT (Stroke and Strategy) 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. $75.00 +HST/session Must pre-register at the Recreation Office

TENNIS COURTS Conveniently located in three areas: • Oakview Woods • Town Hall Park • Jim Ramage Memorial in Wasaga Sands

KARATE Roentgen, Wado Kai Karate Wednesday evenings at the RecPlex April 11-June 13 (10 Weeks) BEGINNER (1 hr.) Belt Levels: White & White Advanced 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 6-14 yrs: Fee $100.00/session 15+ Adult: Fee $113.00/session (HST Included) BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE (1 hr.) Belt Levels: Yellow to Orange Advanced (or at the discretion of the instructor) 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. 6-14 yrs: Fee $100.00/session 15+ Adult: Fee $113.00/session (HST Included) ADVANCED CLASS (1.5 hrs) Belt Levels: Green and up (or at the discretion of the instructor) 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. $120.00/session (under 14 yrs.) $135.60/session (15+/Adult) HST Included Sensei Karen Storing & Sensei Joe Saunders Certified Karate Instructor Through Karate, you will grow to have a strong spirit and gentle heart. Come and have fun and experience the journey. All Belt Levels Welcome Must pre-register at the Recreation Office

TENNIS CLUBS LAMONT CREEK TENNIS CLUB at the Jim Ramage Memorial Courts Gary: 705-429-7526 WASAGA BEACH RACQUETEERS at Oakview Woods Courts Phil Snape 705-518-1009 Tony Lucas 705-429-7018 WASAGA BEACH NETSETTERS at Oakview Woods Courts Rick 705-352-1662 Carmela 705-429-5561

Program Evaluation The Recreation, Events and Facilities Department would like to hear from you about your most recent program experience. Please take this opportunity to let us know how we are doing. Visit: WASAGA BEACH GUIDE | 2018 11

PROGRAMS LeARN TO RACe ReMOTe CONTROL AT The ReCPLeX Remote Control Car/Learn to Race March 22-May 10, 2018 (8 weeks) Thursday’s 6:00-7:00pm $200.00 (under 14 years of age) $226.00 (15 years of age and older) HST incl. Registration includes a Trax Rally Car (value of $159.99 +HST)

Wasaga Beach Youth Transit Pass Are you aged 11-19? Are you a Wasaga Beach resident? Are you interested in a $5 monthly bus pass? Purchase a bus pass for a $5 monthly fee. Passes can be purchased at the Public Library, Town Hall and RecPlex.

R/C/18 Street Series March 22-May 10, 2018 (8 weeks) Thursday’s 7:00 - 9:00pm $120.00 (under 14 years of age) $135.60 (15 years of age and older) HST incl.

AIR CADETS 714 Squadron Wasaga Beach

Drivers must have their own vehicle and a transponder to race. Transponders can be rented for $5.00 Must pre-register at the Recreation Office


Tuesday Nights – 6:30 p.m. For Youth 12-18 Years of Age • Make Friends • Accept Challenge • Go Far


FRee MOMS & TOT PROGRAM Enjoy social time while your children play and interact with other children their own age. Take part in interactive play, crafts, songs and information activities that you and your child will enjoy. Wednesdays at the RecPlex March 21-May 30 9:30am-11:30am For information call 705-429-3321

heALThy SMILeS ONTARIO healthy Smiles Ontario is a government funded program that provides free dental care for children and teens 17 and under. Children and teens maybe eligible for the Healthy Smiles Program based on either: • Family income • Having a dental problem that needs immediate treatment Dental care is provided at our Healthy Smiles clinic in Barrie, the dental bus which visits local communities or a dental provider in the community associated with “HSO”


For more information, call the Health Unit 1-877-721-7520 X 8804 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

YOUTH CAMPS MARCH BREAK PERFORMING ARTS AND DRAMA CAMP Your child will develop their performing art skills with one of this area’s best drama instructors. They will enjoy a fun creative environment that is interactive, social and expressive. March 12 - 16, 2018 9:00 - 4:00pm Late pick up can be arranged for $20.00 max/min of 1 hour. Ages: 6 - 12 years Fee: $135.00 Instructor: Laura LaChapelle Wasaga Beach RecPlex Bring a lunch and a snack. You must pre-register at the Recreation Office

GYMNASTICS SPORTS CAMP Develop your skills, flexibility and strength in gymnastics plus sports games and crafts. Two fun age groups 5 - 8 years or 9 years plus Late pick up can be arranged for $20.00 max/min of 1 hr. Summer: 10:00 - 4:00pm Week 1: August 13 - 17, 2018 Fee: $135.00 Week 2: August 20 - 24, 2018 Fee: $135.00 Week 3: August 27 - 31, 2018 Fee: $135.00 Wasaga Beach RecPlex Bring a lunch and a snack. You must pre-register at the Recreation Office

KLONDIKE PARK MULTI-SPORT CAMP Performing Arts & Drama Children like to move and interact with others. An exploration of the performing arts offers just this. Rather than sitting stilll and listening children are encouraged to move, speak and respond to one another. Through the PACT program children are encouraged to think and act creatively and they will be able to explore their own cultural values and those of others. Week 1: July 16 - July 20 Week 2: July 23 - July 27 Week 3: July 30 - August 3

The Klondike Park Multi Sport Camp is a great opportunity to develop a variety of athletic skills in a supportive and fun environment. This day-camp teaches a wide variety of sports with action packed days and a multitude of programs. Participants will be exposed to both competitive and non-competitive recreation and sport activities. 8:30 - 4:30 pm at the Wasaga Sports Park for ages 7 - 9 & 10-12 years of age Week 1: July 3 - July 6 (4 days) Fee: $175.00 Week 2: July 9 - July 13 (5 days) Fee: $200.00 Late pick up can be arranged for $15.00 max/min of 1 hour.

10:00 - 4:00pm at the RecPlex Fee: $135.00/week Late pick up can be arranged for $20.00 max/min of 1 hour.

Volunteer – Councillor in Training (CIT) positions available via application (must be 15 years of age and older (current involvement with organized sport or experience supervising children will be considered an asset) email: to obtain an application form.

You must pre-register at the Recreation Office

You must pre-register at the Recreation Office.

Bring a lunch and a snack


WASAGA B.A.T.S. PROGRAMS (BEACH ADULT TEAM SPORTS) Thank you to the Ontario Sport and Recreation Community Fund for providing all Wasaga Beach Adult Team Sports to our Town for the last 2 years at $10/program. Also, thank you to the Wasaga Beach YMCA for providing free child care to the Wasaga B.A.T.S. participating families. As the Ontario Sport and Recreation Community Funding comes to a conclusion, program prices will reflect unsubsidized registration rates.


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Wasaga B.A.T.S. is pleased to announce the Wasaga Beach Fast Pitch League; this league will be fully umpired with OASA insurance coverage. Register your team or join as an individual, this will be a great season with up to 15 games under the lights at the Klondike Sports Park.

ONE GAME PER WEEK ON TUESDAY’S OR THURSDAY’S May 22 – August 30, 2018 Klondike Sports Park (Diamond #1) 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. $125.00 + HST/Individual $1,475 + HST/Team



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REGISTER AT THE WASAGA RECPLEX OR WASAGA YMCA 1724 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach or call 705-429-3321 for further information

The Town of Wasaga Beach & The Wasaga Beach YMCA. Providing Healthy Living and Recreation Options for Adults. *Wasaga B.A.T.S. Programs and Leagues are all pending minimum required registrations.




COMPETITIVE BEACH VOLLEYBALL BEACH AREA 2 Tuesday, June 5 – August 28, 2018 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Fee: $55.00 + HST (includes Beach Area 2, Tuesday evening parking pass)

RECREATION 6-ON-6 OUTDOOR VOLLEYBALL KLONDIKE SPORTS PARK Tuesday, July 3 – August 28, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee: $55.00 + HST/Person $265.00 + HST/Team of 6 $335.00 + HST/Team of 8



SESSION I - RECPLEX Wednesday, April 25 – June 27, 2018 7:00 p.m. - 9:00p.m. Fee: $10.00 + HST/Person SESSION II - RECPLEX Wednesday, July 4 – August 29, 2018 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Fee: $50.00 + HST/Person or $320.00 + HST/Team of 8 or $275.00 + HST/Team of 6 4 teams max (1 hour games). 32 individuals max

Weekend of August 11-12, 2018 9:00 a.m. start. 6-ON-6: KLONDIKE SPORTS PARK Fee: $150.00 + HST/Team of 6 or $165.00 + HST/Team of 8 4-ON-4 BEACH AREA 2 Fee: $125 + HST/Team of 4 or $150 + HST/Team of 6


BEACH AREA 2 Thurs., July 5 – August 30, 2018 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $55.00 + HST/Person (includes Beach Area 2, Parking Pass for Thursday Evenings)

Early registration is appreciated for optimal league organization.



WASAGA STARS ARENA RECREATION HALL Thursday, April 15 – June 28 7:45 – 8:45 p.m. $65.00 + HST/Person Bring your own yoga mat

BEACH AREA 2 Tuesday’s 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. July 3 – August 28, 2018 $55.00 + HST/Person (includes Beach Area 2, Parking Pass for Tuesday Evenings)

BEACHFRONT YOGA FREE CHILDCARE PROVIDED by Wasaga YMCA on nights of most B.A.T.S. programs.

BEACH AREA 2 Tuesday, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. July 3 – August 28, 2018 $55.00 + HST/Person Bring your own yoga mat (includes Beach Area 2, Parking Pass for Tuesday Evenings)




Wifi, Internet Cafe, Video Cameras, E-Readers, Adobe Design Suite


Knitting to painting, bracelet making to spray painting & more!


Xbox One, PS3, Wii, PS2, Nintendo Entertainment System


Experenced staff to help. Printer, supplies & more!


After school snack, hot dinners, cooking classes, baking & more! A free drop-in centre for youth that offers a safe, supervised space for youth to be active, creative, learn new things, meet new people and be themselves. Grades 7 to 12 (birth years 2000-2005) Born in 2006? Grab your membership beginning June 28 1621 Mosley Street 705-422-2494 |

YOGA FOR YOUTH Stressed? Overwhelmed? Try yoga with Jen to revitalize your body and mind. Mondays, May 28-June 18 – Youth Centre backyard 6:00 - 6:30pm Fee: FREE Age: grades 7-12 LGBTQ+ Club A welcoming and respectful environment for LGBTQ youth and allies to hang out. First Thursday of Each Month – Youth Centre 7:00 - 8:00pm Fee: FREE Age: grades 7-12 OPEN GYM FREE drop in gym time for youth! Shoot hoops, organized group games, like dodgeball, scrimmages and just fun hanging out with friends Tuesdays, March 6 – April 17 • 6:00 - 7:00pm – Worsley E.S. (Excluding March 13) Fee: FREE Age: grades 7-12 TGIF YOUTH NIGHTS The ultimate hang out on a Friday night! DJ’d music, video games, canteen, coat check, prizes and more! for ticket information. Second Friday of the month, September to June (excluding April) – Rec Plex 6:30 - 8:30pm Fee: $8 tickets Ages: Grades 5 to 8


HOLIDAY DROP-IN PROGRAMMING FOR GRADES 7-12 Stay connected with your friends over the holidays. Enjoy a healthy snack every day plus sports, crafts, computers, video games and special activities. Full holiday schedules at March Break March 12-16 – Youth Centre • 10:00 - 9:00pm Fee: Free Easter Monday April 2 – Youth Centre • 12:00 - 9:00pm Fee: Free Summer Break July 2-September 1 – Youth Centre • 2:00 - 9:00pm Fee: Free PA DAY DROP IN FOR GRADES 7-12 Never have another boring P.A. Day again! Hang out with your friends and make new ones. Enjoy a healthy snack, sports, crafts, computers, video games and special activities. All for FREE! April 27, 2018 (All Boards) – Youth Centre May 18, 2018 (Public Elementary) – Youth Centre June 1, 2018 (All Boards Elementary) – Youth Centre 12:00-9:00pm Fee: Free

NATIONAL yOuTh Week IN WASAGA BeACh May 1st to 7th A week to celebrate Wasaga Beach’s youth with special events and activities. Watch for the schedule at Be a part of the committee that plans all of the fun! Contact Shelley

For more info on Town of Wasaga Beach Youth

Programs and Events: 705-422-2494 Follow WBYouthCentre on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram



RETRO PLANET Thursday, April 26, 2018 Pick up at Birchview Dunes E.S. at 3:45pm, return at 10:15pm Pick up at Wasaga Beach Youth Centre at 4:15pm, return at 9:45pm Fee: $36.25 or 7.25 youth centre volunteer hours Registration Deadline: April 12th, 2018 Fee includes bus, all you can play laser tag, mini-putt and video games. Midway games extra. Register by contacting the Youth Centre, 705-422-2494,

YOUTH MENTORS Mentors are youth, ages 16-18, who are peer leaders within the Town Youth Services. Assist staff with leading activities, and mentoring youth participants. To become a Mentor you must attend a Youth Mentors training. You will receive a certificate of recognition upon completing 16 hours of Mentor volunteering. Register at

WASAGA PAINTBALL Date Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Time 2:30pm - 9:00pm Fee: $41.25 or 8.25 youth centre volunteer hours Registration Deadline: July 24th Cost includes bus, rental gear, admission and 150 paintballs. Register by contacting the Youth Centre, 705-422-2494,

More volunteer information for youth and adults at

yOuTh ADVISORy COuNCIL Did you know that the Town of Wasaga Beach has a Youth Advisory Council made up of youth and adult allies? It is a youth-led committee that reports to Town Council on youth matters and takes on special youth projects. Contact the Youth Coordinator to bring a matter to YAC’s attention

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 5:30pm-7:00pm Wasaga Beach Youth Centre

yOuTh PROGRAMS AND eVeNTS BIRCHVIEW AFTER SCHOOL YOUTH CENTRE A fun and engaging after school program! Includes an after school snack, active games, crafts, and special activities like trips, pot lucks, giant video games and more. Permission forms are required and can be picked up at the school’s main office or the Youth Centre. Contact the Youth Centre for more info. Thursdays, October 5 - May 3 – BDES 3:15 - 5:30pm Fee: FREE Age: Grades 6-8 Registration Closes: Ongoing, space allowing REALITY BITES GAMES NIGHT Forget reality for just one night and escape in to a world of gaming – video game tournaments, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons and more. Brought to you in part by Jack’s on Queen. Entry is free, make a donation to enter to win an EB Games gift card. Second Friday of the month, September to June at the Youth Centre Ages: Grades 7 to 12 7:00 - 9:00pm Fee: Free

Interested in being a member of the Youth Advisory Council? Check online for vacancy postings at


ADULTS SPANISH COURSES Learn Spanish in a fun, relaxed and interactive atmosphere. Instructor: Daniel Espin Fee: $100 +HST 10 week instruction at the RecPlex SPRING SESSION Thursday evenings April 5-June 7 BEGINNER I • 6:00-7:15pm • Greet others • Answer questions about personal details such as address, nationality and your profession • Introduce yourself and others • Place an order in a restaurant • Tell the time and figure out schedules INTERMEDIATE I • 7:30-8:45pm • Review skills covered in Beginner I & II • Buy a train/bus ticket • Interact with vendors while out shopping • Visit a doctor and discuss simple medical conditions • Talk about hobbies • Book into a hotel and get the services you need SUMMER SESSION Thursday evenings • June 28-August 30 BEGINNER I • 6:00-7:15pm • Greet others • Answer questions about personal details such as address, nationality and your profession • Introduce yourself and others • Place an order in a restaurant • Tell the time and figure out schedules BEGINNER 2 • 7:30-8:45pm • Describe people and places • Talk about your future plans • Express what you like • Order in a restaurant (menu, likes, dislikes) You must pre-register at the Recreation Office

BALLROOM DANCE FOR ADULTS & SENIORS Discover the feeling of moving gracefully around the dance floor in sync with the music. Lean body and arm positioning, foot work and timing in this fun interactive class. Friday at the Wasaga Stars Arena – Recreation Hall Session I - March 23 – May 25, 2018 Introduction to Ballroom Dance 6:30 – 7:30 pm Fee: $80.00 + HST Intermediate Ballroom Dance 7:30 – 9:00 pm Fee: $90.00 + HST Must pre-register at the Recreation Office


GANARASKA HIKING CLUB Discover the outdoors hidden treasures while hiking the scenic trails in the area plus enjoy the healthy benefits! You are invited to join our group any Wednesday. Arrive at 9:15am. Hike at 9:30am We meet at the Nordic Cross Country Ski Parking lot south on Blueberry Trails located off River Road West near the OPP station, unless otherwise indicated. Anyone participating in events or making use of the trails in any way, does so at their own risk. Good walking/hiking boots are a must. NO PETS PLEASE. Contact: Jayne Edwards (membership) 705-422-0793


ADULT COED SOCCER Contact Mike Campitelli at:

COED SLO-PITCH LEAGUE • Recreational and Fun • Must be at least 19 years of age Sunday nights at the Wasaga Sports Park 3-pitch (teams pitch to their own players) Contact Chris Webster If you are interested in playing in the 40 and over Klondike League, please email same as above but include “Klondike League” in subject line

BOCCE BALL The Town of Wasaga Beach is opening a new Bocce Ball Facility at Klondike Sports Park next to the Horseshoe pits. Professional Bocce Ball sets are available for rent at the Recreation Office in the RecPlex for $5.00/hr + HST up to a maximum of 4 hrs. Bocce Ball set rental requires a $50 deposit that will be returned after use.


412 CLUB

Membership is open to ages 50 & over. The club operates all year round with 800 plus members. Membership fees are $20.00 yearly. General meetings are semi annual, April and Oct. Contact: 429-4266 or email

Is a membership activity club open to senior’s aged 50 and over. Club activities include; Euchre, Bid Euchre and Clog Dancing. The club operates weekly from September to June with 100 plus members.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday 8:45 a.m. Basic Keep Fit 10:30 a.m.Prime Time Singers 12:00 p.m. Men’s Snooker 1:30 p.m. Shuffleboard 7:00 p.m. Euchre Tuesday 8:30 a.m. Tai Chi 10:30 a.m. Line Dancing 1:00 p.m. Tap Dancing 1:00 p.m. Cribbage 2:30 p.m. Short Mat Bowling 7:00 p.m. Bid Euchre Wednesday 8:45 a.m. Basic Keep Fit 10:00 a.m. Hi & Low Cardio 10:00 a.m. Men’s Snooker 12:00 p.m. Men’s Snooker 1:30 p.m. Ballroom Dancing 7:00 p.m. Dart League (Sept. - May)

Thursday 8:30 a.m. Tai Chi 9:00 a.m. Mixed Snooker 10:00 a.m. Scottish Country Dancing 1:00 p.m. Ladies Crafts & Laughs 1:00 p.m. Bridge 7:00 p.m. Men’s Snooker 7:00 p.m. Short Mat Bowling Friday 8:45 a.m. Basic Keep Fit 10:00 a.m. Hi & Low Cardio 12:00 p.m. Men’s Snooker 1:30 p.m. Country Line Dancing 6:30 p.m. Men’s Snooker 7:00 p.m. Bid Euchre Saturday 6:50 p.m. Social Evening (Sept. - May)

Activity date is every Wednesday at the Recplex • Clogging - 10:00am • Cards - 1:00pm For further information, contact • Sigmund Ochnio: 705-441-6069 • Joan Olaskey 705-422-1620

SENIORS PICKLE-BALL SPRING INDOORS IN THE RECPLEX GYM Mondays 9:00am - 12:00noon March 26 – June 4 (no class April 2 & May 21) Thursdays 9:00am - 12:00noon March 29– May 31 (no class Apr 17) Register Fee: $50.85/9 pass or $84.75 for both days (includes HST)/18 pass Drop-in $5.75 +HST per day SUMMER OUTDOORS AT LAMONT CREEK TENNIS COURT For further information, please contact Owen at 705-422-0274

CO-ED RECREATIONAL INDOOR DOUBLES TENNIS Mondays in the RecPlex - April 2 – May 28 This new indoor tennis program is recreational and is geared towards the senior population. The format of play is a rotational doubles style that will allow 8 individuals to utilize an individual court for a 60 min. time slot. 12:30 – 1:30pm 1:30 – 2:30 pm 2:30 – 3:30 pm 3:30 – 4:30 pm Time slots on a first-come, first- serve basis. (Groups may be reorganized based on ability) Up to 8 individuals per time slot: Sign up with your friends or pick the time that suits you best. Fee: $95.00 + HST/person or $720.00 + HST/ group of up to 8. Must pre-register at the Recreation Office

SLO-PITCH LEAGUE Fun Slo-Pitch Hardy O’Connell 705-429-0469 Experienced players only SLOPITCH contact John Thomas 705-429-2036

Horseshoe Club at Sports Park

Klondike Park Horseshoe Club Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10:00am-12:00pm Bob 705-429-6332

Wasaga Beach is an Age-Friendly Community aiming to empower and enrich the lives of local seniors

Seniors' Expo June 20th at The RecPlex Senior focused exhibitors and speakers will be present to share their expertise

Get Tech Savvy Technology beginner or quick question, we can help you stay connected!

AFC Info Hubs Located at the Wasaga Beach YMCA, 45th Street Medical Centre and the Wasaga Beach Public Library

For more info contact us at: @agefriendlywb WASAGA BEACH GUIDE | 2018 19



RECREATION FACILITIES 30 COMMUNITY PARKS 15 KILOMETRES OF TRAILS 14 PLAY-GROUNDS (11 Accessible) 12 SOCCER PITCHES 8 TENNIS COURTS 6 HORSESHOE PITS 5 BALL DIAMONDS 4 PICKLE BALL COURTS 2 OFF-LEASH DOG AREAS ACRES OF PARK SPACE CANOE/BOAT LAUNCHES 1 BMX PARK 1 SPLASH PAD 1 MULTI-COURT AREA 1 TOBOGGAN HILL 1 SKATEBOARD PARK 1 OUTDOOR SKATING RINK 1 INDOOR YEAR ROUND ICE SURFACE The Town of Wasaga Beach parks encompass over 200 acres of parkland, including over 40Â community parks and facility open spaces. The park system offers everyone the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of leisure and sporting activities in a safe and well maintained environment through the community. ln addition, there is 15km of municipal trails, 50km of Provincial trails which includes 14km of sandy, safe shoreline and outstanding sunsets For more information call Parks, Events & Facilities at 705-429-3321 or visit


Summer Reading Club Special prizes, programs and guests! Get your kids reading this summer by joining our club.

Family Time @ the Library Join us for new and exciting family fun at the Library with Family Craft Nights and Game Nights.

Tech Help Register today for assistance. We offer one-on-one help with computers, tablets, eReaders and more!

Get Creative Crafting for GrownUps, discovery kits, and special children's crafts. Come and get messy at the library. For more information visit or call (705) 429-5481


Planning an Event? We’re Here To Help You Celebrate Your Special Occasion! The Town of Wasaga Beach has Facilities available indoors and outdoors for that special occasion. Whether it is for a Buck & Doe, Wedding, Anniversary, Bridal/Baby Shower, Family Reunion or Private Party, or in need of a meeting room. We can accommodate you!!

Indoor Facilities





Oakview Community Centre

1724 Mosley Street

220 persons


Wasaga RecPlex – Hall 1A

1724 Mosley Street

250 - 350 persons


Oakview Small Room

1724 Mosley Street

40 persons


Arena Auditorium

425 River Road West

182 persons


Camp Recreation Hall

425 River Road West

96 persons


Fernbrook Hall

1888 Klondike Park Road

200 persons


Municipal facilities are NON SMOKING.

Wheelchair accessible Municipal Buildings & Facilities

Outdoor Facilities

To book a facility call Recreation, Events & Facilities at 705-429-3321 Ext. 2503 or email



Sports Park Pavilion

1888 Klondike Park Road

Oakview Woods Gazebo

1816 Mosley Street

Rotary Bandshell

1724 Mosley Street WASAGA BEACH GUIDE | 2018 21

SPECIAL INTEREST COMMUNITY POLICING COMMITTEE 550A River Road West • (705) 429-7869 Our vision – a safe and crime free Town of Wasaga Beach. Our mission – to address community issues and concerns, as voiced by the community and identified by the Committee, which contribute to a safe and secure environment for the residents and visitors of Wasaga Beach through partnership with the Huronia West OPP, Town of Wasaga Beach and other community organizations. Check us out on our website, facebook and twitter


Saturday May 12th 1p.m. RecPlex

The Town of Wasaga Beach will be honouring the contributions of its citizens at the RecPlex. For more information call 705-429-3844 ext. 2204 or visit

Volunteer Recruitment We have numerous opportunities available to volunteer with the Town of Wasaga Beach Recreation, Events and Facilities Department. Volunteer opportunities include Recreation Program Delivery and Supervision, Annual Community Special Events, Age Friendly Community Programs, Fundraising for Youth Centre Programs, Youth Advisory Leadership Committee, and Leadership Mentors for the Youth Centre, Recreation Programs and Sports Camp. The list continues to grow and is ever changing. You can get involved, learn new skills, share your talents, develop leadership skills, meet new friends, give back to the community and have fun! All volunteers are asked to make a commitment to volunteering and training. Volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer orientation session. These sessions are offered monthly at the Youth Centre. If you would like to be a volunteer email or apply online at

Sport and Recreation Council The Wasaga Beach Sport and Recreation Council is a group of individuals who provide guidance and advice to the Department of Recreation, Events and Facilities pertaining to fundraising, athletic development and coaching practices. The council meets on a monthly basis to tackle projects impacting Wasaga Beach sport and recreation and work to provide cohesion between the many private, municipal and volunteer sport agency that make up the community. For more information or to join the Wasaga Beach Sport and Recreation Council Email: Call: (704) 429-3321 ext. 2504

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P.O. Box 394, 550 River Road West, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 1A4 Tel: 705-429-2247 • Fax: 705-429-1407 • Toll Free: 1-866-292-7242 •

SPeCIAL INTeReST WASAGA BeACh PROVINCIAL PARk Public eduction Programs Park naturalists and historians at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park deliver public education programs that highlight the rich natural and cultural heritage of the park throughout the summer. A variety of volunteer and stewardship opportunities will also take place in the spring and summer. For more detailed information regarding programs and events, please contact the Park Office at 705-429-2516 (year round) or Nancy Island Welcome Centre at 705-429-2728 (June 16, 2018-October 7, 2018).

heALThy COMMuNITy NeTWORk Michael LaPorte, Chair Our Mission: To act as a link between Town Council and the citizens on matters related to healthy living, the natural environment and ecological systems, make recommendations to council, and to increase community awareness and involvement in these areas.

Nancy Island historic Site This year Nancy Island Historic Site celebrates it’s 90th Anniversary! The site represents a major event during the War of 1812: the HMS Nancy’s battle against three American Schooners on August 14th of 1814. The island houses the charred hull and artefacts of the HMS Nancy from this pivotal moment in Canadian history. The borders of Canada today are a direct result of the valiant struggles of the Nancy and her crew.

Check out our website

Hours of Operation: June 16-September 3: Open Daily September 8-October 7: Open Weekends Only

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm and Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm for client service and donation drop-off

Please call Park Office at 705-429-2516 (year round) or Nancy Island Welcome Centre at 705-429-2728 (June 16, 2018-October 7, 2018)

The SIMCOe MuSkOkA DISTRICT heALTh uNIT The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit launched a second phase of the “No money for food is ... Cent$less” campaign on Monday October 30th. Aside from continuing with awareness raising about food insecurity, how serious and pervasive a problem it is and the need for income-based policy solutions, SMDHU has created new tools and resources, including a downloadable package available on our website to encourange people to take action and advocate – not just donate – during the holiday food drive season and throughout the year. This phase of the campaign was developed in partnership with and is supported by many food banks across our area as well as a small advisory group of people with lived experience. New tools and resources include a handout that provides ideas for healthy items to donate to food banks. There is also a postcard as well as a poster that both highlight the need for action to increase incomes.

WB MINISTeRIAL FOOD BANk 818 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach, Ont. L9Z 2H4 705-429-6464 • 705-428-0487

Monetary donations may be mailed to above address. Call about pre-authorized donations. Tax receipts provided for donations over $10.00

WASAGA BeACh ARChIVeS At the Library Hours of Operation Tuesdays & Fridays 11:00am – 1:00pm Now available: “Sharing Memories: Stories of Wasaga’s Past” By Mary Watson, Town Archivist A fundraiser for the Wasaga Beach Archives $20, HST included Available at The Jewel Box, Chamber of Commerce, Foodland, Town Office, Library/Archives, Pedros, Beach Builders Home Hardware, Pizza Dees & Grandma’s Beach Treats. For more information: Contact Mary Watson, Town Archivist

VON ADuLT DAy PROGRAM Collingwood 705-444-2457 COME & BE ACTIVE! Our program is appropriate for adults who are interested in social recreational activities. Volunteer Opportunity call 705-444-2457 Monday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm Transportation available through the Red Cross For more information please visit



Fall 10K Running Clinic 12 Week Session

Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. April 4 - June 20 Early Bird Registration $75 - by March 30 $10 Discount to returning runners

This clinic is designed for intermediate level runners wanting to run a 10k race.

Fall Learn to Run/5K Clinic 10 Week Session Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. April 18 - June 20 Early Bird Registration $75 - by April 13 $10 Discount to returning runners

This clinic is designed for beginner runners and for those wanting to run 5km.

Offering dance classes, workshops and camps!

Dr. Sarah L. Adams 1535 Mosley St., Wasaga Beach, ON 705-429-0-911

WASAGA PAINTBALL SUMMER DAY CAMP th July 11th July 9-15 - 13,, 2016 2018

*SKILLS* *FITNESS* *WOODSBALL* *LASER COMBAT* *TECHING* *GO KARTS* *WATER FUN* S349/wk includes 500 paintballs per day. free t-shirt and tons of fun. Register online at or call 705-322-6321 24 WASAGA BEACH GUIDE | 2018

At Active Arts we strive to bring our love of movement to our beautiful Georgian Bay Community. We have youth, teen, adult and senior classes in a variety of skill levels and styles.

Come dance, move and create with Active Arts! Find us above the Wasaga Beach Superstore! 705-441-5325

Stayner Arena February 21 – 7:00pm-9:00pm

Wasaga Beach RecPlex March 7 - 7:00pm-9:00pm

Creemore Legion

March 24 – during Home & Leisure Show

FEES: Little Shooters - Paperweight (Ages 4-6) ....................... $130.00 Includes T-shirt, individual and team photo, stick for new player. Tyke Rep (Ages 7-8), Novice (Ages 9-10) PeeWee (Ages 11-12), Bantam (Ages 13-14) and Midget (Ages 15-16) ................................................ $330.00 Intermediate (Ages 17-21) .....................................................TBA



Bond Hour Cheque (Tyke to Midget) ............................. $200.00 (each family is required to volunteer during the season or bond cheque will be cashed)


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Featuring Featuring s SPECTACULAR Main Stage Performances! On-Site Liquid Lounge VIBRANT Vendor’s Village and MORE STONEBRIDGE TOWN CENTRE

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part of many studios, but none of them have been as good as The DanceRoom!” “I can’t say enough about the kindness, superior instruction, trust and support, responsibility, and opportunities each of you have given our dancer.” “This was our first year at the studio and we couldn’t be happier with our decision. We appreciate all of your hard work and patience each week as you help all of the little dancers learn and grow!” “I’m super excited to have registered my daughter with this studio. It’s easy to see the love you have for all your dancers.”

YOUR DANCER WILL GAIN CONFIDENCE, DISCIPLINE, A N D S K I L L S I N A F U N , N U RT U R I N G E N V I R O N M E N T ! Year-round programs No hidden fees Highly-qualified staff Summer camps Low prices Multiple payment options Ages 3 - adult Dancewear store on site Exam, competitive, recreational, and non-performing classes Professional facility


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Every year our Learn to Golf clinics for both Adults and Juniors grow and expand due to increased participation. If you are looking for a great way to spend time with your friends learning to golf in a friendly, social and relaxed environment then these clinics are a great choice for you.

Adult Learn to Golf Clinics

We have 2 different options this year. Each package includes 4x40 minute golf lessons in a group of no more then 6 people as well as a 10 pak of 9 hole weekday green fees that you can use either right after your lesson or or during the rest of the season after the lessons have concluded. BONUS: If you decide to play immediately after the lesson we will include the cart for these 1st 4 weeks. Cost: $250.00 including tax per person.




2018 Golf Clinics

Learn to Golf

Our Learn to Golf get you introduced to the fundamentals of how to hit the ball including gripping the club, the swing, and an introduction to the basic shots including driving, chipping and putting. WEEK OF MAY 7TH TO WEEK MAY 28TH





MONDAY: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 5:45pm, 6pm TUESDAY: 10am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm WEDNESDAY: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm THURSDAY: 10:30am, 1pm, 2pm,

MONDAY: 2:30pm, 3:30pm TUESDAY: 9am FRIDAY: 10am

TUESDAY: 10am, 1pm THURSDAY: 10am, 11:30am



NEW Learn to Play!

Our NEW Learn to Play is the next step which will introduce you to club selection, course management, etiquette, and basic rules of golf while still emphasizing proper setup and swing. Please do not sign up for Learn to Play unless you have previously taken the Learn to Golf. WEEK OF MAY 7TH TO WEEK MAY 28TH



WEDNESDAY: 11:30am

TUESDAY: 12:00pm




TUESDAY: 11:30am

THURSDAY: 11:30am

Juniors Learn to Golf BEGINNER LEARN TO GOLF LEAGUE Taking place on Sunday afternoons at 4pm, our participants receive basic instruction, play golf related games, meet new friends and play golf on our 3 Hole Par 3 Golf Course. Following the conclusion of the league (July and August), parents will be allowed to play with their juniors on our Par 3 Course any day of the week at no charge. Program includes equipment for those who need it. COST: $180 inc tax per person DATES: Sundays from May 6th to June 24th: 4-6pm

JUNIOR LEARN 2 PLAY AGES 7-13 This 6 week program is focused on juniors who have already been introduced to the game of golf and are now looking for the next level of coaching. The program for both boys and girls will be limited to no more then 8 juniors per session to enable more 1 on 1 time with our PGA Professional Sue Westwood. COST: $350 inc tax per person and includes a full Junior Membership to Orr Lake Golf Club DATES: Thursdays from May 10th to June 14th 4:30-5:30pm

JUNIOR NEW COMPETITIVE GOLFER AGES 12-15 The 6 week NCG program is aimed towards juniors who would like to join a league or begin to compete in tournaments. Throughout the program both boys and girls will learn fun and interactive golf drills to help develop all areas of the golf game, learn golf course management and a variety of golf formats. Lessons will take place at the practice area as well as on course. Limited to the 1st 8 registrants. COST: $350 inc tax per person and includes a full Junior Membership to Orr Lake Golf Club DATES: Thursdays from May 10th to June 14th 5:30-6:45pm


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(705) 322-2594 Call for off-season hours

Special Rates Available for Summer Camps and School Groups

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Gentle Beginner HOT Vinyasa Flow Barre Over 20 classes per week! Intro Special:

30 days unlimited yoga for $40

Jen 705-994-4007 Leslie 705-717-6932

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COMMuNITy GROuPS BUSINESS AFTER 5 MEETINGS Co-sponsors: Chamber/Women’s Business Assoc. Last Thursday of the month 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Chamber 705-429-2247

LIONS CLuB P.O. Box 284, Wasaga Beach L9Z 1A3 705-429-3331

WASAGA ARTIST’S Every Tues. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Oakview Meeting Room Colette Bailey 705-888-7416 GEORGIAN BAY COIN & STAMP CLUB 3rd Thursday of the month 6:30 p.m. Prime Time Club George Potopynk 705-429-4948

CHAMBER BUSINESS AFTER HOURS 2nd Thursday of month 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. 705-429-2247

LIONeSS CLuB c/o Wendy Sherk P.O. Box 475 Wasaga Beach L9Z 1A5 705-361-9246

WOMENS BUSINESS ASSOC. 2nd Tuesday of month 5:30 p.m. Tayna Snell 705-229-8873 SLOPE TO SHORE QUILTERS GUILD 1st Tuesday of the month 7:00 p.m. Wasaga Recreation Hall Diane Graham 705-429-0670

ROTARy CLuB c/o Angela Piercey P.O. Box 434, Wasaga Beach L9Z 1A4 705-429-4292

WASAGA BUSINESS ASSOC. New members/Information Bruce Roberts 705-429-1576

kINeTTe CLuB c/o Debbie Stavinga P.O. Box 425, Wasaga Beach L9Z 1A4 705-429-7718

WRITERS CLUB 2nd & 4th Monday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Wasaga Beach Library MENS PROBUS C/o George Howie P.O Box 481 Wasaga Beach L9Z 1A5 705-429-9593

NANCy ISLAND LIONS c/o Richard Ratensperger 59 Christopher Ave, Wasaga Beach L9Z 1S4 705-812-2906

WASAGA SUNBIRDS LADIES PROBUS c/o Marilyn Ochnio P.O. Box 126 Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 1A2 705-429-7262

kNIGhTS OF COLuMBuS Council #15162 Donald McDonald 705-429-6956

WOODWORKING CLUB 3rd Tues. of month 7:00 pm Wasaga Recreation Hall Unit #6 Mike Smith 705-429-9768 Peter Marcucci 647-285-4192 GERMAN CANADIAN SOCIAL CLUB Last Tues. of month 2:00-5:00 p.m. Arena Recreation Hall Wilfried Jack 705-429-8209

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BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS Independent Living Resource Centre Creating a supportive community for people with disabilities 705-445-1543 x0 NOTTAWASAGA RAILROAD CLUB Every Monday 7:00 p.m. For meeting location call: Bill Payne 705-429-2762 NEW WAVES WOMEN’S PROBUS c/o Carole Schlichter 14 Wasaga Woods Cir. Wasaga Beach L9Z 2N1 705-352-2718 BEACHCOMBER MIXED PROBUS c/o Paul Edwards 32 Riverdale Dr. Wasaga Beach L9Z 1G1 705-422-0793 BUSINESS NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL (BNI) THRIVE Every Wed. morning 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. Max Lehmann 705-445-8222 412 CLUB Seniors 50 and Over Sigmund Ochnio 705-429-7262 GARDEN CLUB 1st Monday of month 7:30 pm Lighthouse Church, 800 Sunnidale Rd Maureen Andersen 705-429-8714 THE BAY PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB 2nd Thursday of the month 6:30 pm Chartwell Retirement Residence Richard Dewey 705-422-2389


WASAGA BEACH ROADRUNNERS Mike 705-723-5024 WASAGA BEACH HORSESHOE CLUB Every Tues. & Thurs. 10:00 am Wasaga Beach Sports Park – FREE Bob Jackson 705-429-6332 PROBUS AT THE BEACH c/o Judy Wagner 40 Mulligan lane #201 Wasaga Beach L9Z 0C5 705-352-0456 OAKVIEW LADIES HOBBY CLUB Every Wed. night 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. Laura 705-429-3984 THE BEACH GRANNIES of the Stephen Lewis Foundation Barb: 705-422-1579 PRIME TIME CLUB SENIORS 50 AND OVER 705-429-4266 CO-OP NURSERY 1274 Mosley St. 705-429-4228 NORDIC POLE WALKING Tues. & Thurs. 10:00-11:00am Oakview Woods Gazebo Marie Hartman 705-422-1888 GEORGIAN TRIANGLE RUNNING CLUB Mike 705-723-5024 FRIENDS OF NANCY ISLAND WASAGA BEACH PARK HISTORIC SITE c/o 11 - 22nd Street North Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2V9 705-429-2516 BETA SIGMA PHI Judith Pipher 705-429-5490

Serving Wasaga Beach


Emergency Shelter for Abused Women with or without Children

New to the Community? or a New Baby?

24 Hour Emergency Line 705-444-2511

Call Hostess Jan 705-429-8782 Linda 705-429-6846

Wasaga Beach Guide Spring & Summer 2018  

Valuable information for residents and visitors!

Wasaga Beach Guide Spring & Summer 2018  

Valuable information for residents and visitors!