WES Acting Chair Matt Larrett explains, “Over the years Spring Fling has enjoyed a proud heritage in our community of showcasing local musicians, artisans, dancers, orators, and dramatists, who gladly donate their time and talent to both entertain and raise funds for valuable causes. The show will go on at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 28th in the Michipicoten High School auditorium. This year’s talent includes select performances by Defined Movement Dance, Richie Overton, Don Charbonneau, Allison Pillon, Damian Binda, Whiskey Jill, Smokies and the Bear, Adrian and Lindsay Boal, Christina Bekintis, Brian Lachine and Matt Larrett to name a few! Brian Lachine will bring his unique comedic flavour to the role of Master of Ceremonies. It should be a stellar evening for all.”
All proceeds will go to support the 4th Annual Wawa Music Festival which will be held this Canada Day Weekend. This will make for a great weekend for Wawa and visitors to enjoy the Canada 150 celebrations and the unveiling of our new Wawa Goose monument. This year’s festival will provide 3 days of entertainment and wellness activities including, a community paddle, yoga, meditation and dance demonstrations. Larret explained, “We hope to build on the momentum of previous years in facilitating, with the help of our generous community partners, another opportunity to showcase what our community has to offer!”
He continued, “I think it is important for the community to know that the music festival gets a little less than half its revenue from ticket sales each year, and the rest comes from our fundraising efforts and the donations of our extremely generous community partners. We are unlikely to ever sell enough tickets in Wawa to fund athree-dayy music festival in such a small community, but we believe that it brings so much to the people who live, work, and play in our little slice of northern paradise. The festival has managed to break even every year and we are very proud of the accomplishments made so far.”
The committee asks that the community support this year’s Spring Fling by purchasing a ticket or donating to the cause of continued musical and artistic excellence in Wawa. Passes for the 2017 Wawa Music Festival will be available for purchase at the Spring Fling.The Wawa Music Festival Committee is an ambitious group of volunteers with strong ties to the arts and even stronger ties to the community. The intention of the group is to host the Wawa Music Festival annually, as well as various other events throughout the year so that the talents of local and regional artists, musicians, crafters, performance artists, etc. can be showcased on a regular basis. The Wawa Music Festival began in 2014, with plans being made to hold the 4th from June 30th to July 2, 2017 to coincide with the Canada/Ontario 150 Celebration! The festival is geared to summer travelers, local music lovers and the community as a whole Committee Members Are: Rusty McCarthy, Don Charbonneau, Sabrina Levesque, Dawn Charbonneau, Lynn Lavigne, and Chair, Matt Larrett. For many years, the Wawa Entertainment Series has brought a variety of entertainment to the residents of Wawa. The Board is working hard, and this year teams up with the Wawa Music Festival. Members of the Board include: Acting Chair Matt Larrett, Tracy Laing, Dawn Charbonneau, and Sabrina Levesque.