Wasaga Beach Cleanup

Join us on Friday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. to get the butts off Wasaga Beach! Cigarette butts, that is.

Did you know that cigarette butts are the most littered item on Canadian beaches? Even when beaches are cleaned every day, cigarette butts are too small for standard equipment to pick up. They don’t biodegrade, so they stick around and leach toxic chemicals into the sand and water. That is, until they are picked up and ingested by wildlife — or a curious child.

We've teamed up with the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation to create a free toolkit to help communities stamp out cigarette butt litter. And thanks to Ontario Parks, the Environment Network, and Georgian Bay Forever, Wasaga Beach is using this toolkit to become butt free.

Come and learn more about the Butt-free Beach campaign, and help us stamp out cigarette butt litter.

Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

Event Location
Town of Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2B7
Beach Area #5 (874-902 Shore Lane)

 

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Starbucks Comes To Wasaga Beach

Coffee lovers of Wasaga Beach rejoice, Starbucks has come to town. Located on 45th Street just south of Mosley St. on the west side opposite the Canadian Superstore. I'm a big fan of Starbucks and up until now have had to drive to Collingwood for my Coffee fix.

Espresso, cappuccino, frappuccino and more, now right here in the Beach. Free wifi of course, comfortable seating and an outdoor patio as well.

In addition, right next door, a St. Louis Bar & Grill is getting ready to open their doors. Known for their great Chicken Wings and more, this new Restaurant is also a welcome addition for residents and visitors to the Longest Fresh Water Beach in the world.

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Wasaga Beach Lions Dances

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Saturday of each month and join your neighbours and friends for a night of good company, music and dancing.
 
Details: Wasaga Beach Lions are hosting a dance on the 3rd Saturday of each month in the Lions Den at the Recplex.  Our live entertainment is Davey K and the Klassics.
 
Doors open at 7 and music starts at 8pm. 
 
Tickets are only  $20.  All profits go to Wasaga Beach Lions Projects.

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So, What Is There To Do At Wasaga?

Wasaga Beach truly comes alive in summer. It has been the destination of beach and sun worshippers since the invention of the car. But, when you are waiting for your bathing suit to dry-out, what else might you do while you are here?

The options are incredible!

In writing about the area over the last 20 years, I have often spoken about Wasaga Beach as part of a greater tourist community called the "Georgian Triangle". You really aren't enjoying all we have to offer unless you consider the area as a whole. I'll start with things to do in Wasaga Beach, but I'll also talk about the area at large.

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Canada Day Events 2016

Looking for something to do this Canada Day weekend in Wasaga Beach? There are plenty of events here and in neighbouring towns to choose from. Here is a list of events that I'm aware of for this upcoming weekend:

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Clearview's Music & Market Series

A couple of years ago the township of Clearview began a music and market series to showcase local farm goods and the wares of local artisans and cooks. Vendors sell everything from locally-grown fruits and vegetables to hand-made jewelry, delicious Jamaican food, Argentinian food, Pierogi's, Fresh Lemonade, hand-made baby clothes, cool & kitschy household items and of course handmade soaps & candles made by your humble webmaster Darlene Watters.  

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Electric Elements Returns

Electric ElementsYes, the popular electronic music festival is back for another year! Info about performers, schedules and more can be found at their official website but headliners include DJ Snake, W&W, Laidback Luke, Don Diablo and Tommy Trash.   See this page for more info: http://www.electricelementsfestival.com/lineup/ or visit the facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/electricelementsfestival/

Date: Sunday, May 22nd. 
Location: Playland Park Square - 40 Mosley Street

 

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Memories Of Wasaga: Go Karts At 45th St.


Ron MitchellNow and then I get emails from people who describe their memories of Summers in Wasaga. It's incredible to hear about the history of this town. The following is from an email sent to me by Ron Mitchell.  

I spent a great part of me childhood at Wasaga Beach with my family in the summer starting 48 years  back when you could still drive on the beach and the population was around 6,000.  The reason I reached out to you was 35  years ago I worked at a Go Kart track across from the Beacon and I used to go to go there on my lunch and sit at the counter eating fries with gravy,  a Vanilla shake and talk to owner Guy.  

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Wasaga Film Festival Gala

Excitement is in the air for the upcoming 5th Annual Wasaga Film Festival (WFF)

"Bringing the World to Wasaga Beach through a shared passion for film and the power of storytelling."
Start Time: Sat Apr 30 2016 6:00:00 PM
End Time: Sat Apr 30 2016 10:00:00 PM

Location: Rec Plex - 1724 Mosley Street. There are no entry fees.
Link: http://www.wasagafilmfest.com/

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