Arts & Entertainment

Wawa Music Festival Begins Today!

The Fifth Annual Wawa Music Festival is set to begin this evening with the Jazz Hats beginning at Woody’s at 6 p.m. The music will continue all weekend long with 30 different musicians/groups playing on seven stages throughout the community. The Music Festival also features a Street Fair on Broadway Avenue, with vendors, busking stages, activities and games for the ...

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Tuesday Morning News – June 19

Jun 19, 2018 @ 07:52 Weather – Sunny. High 22. UV index 9 or very high. Marine – Wind northeast 10 knots becoming light early this morning then becoming northwest 10 Wednesday evening. Waves less than one half metre building to one half metre Wednesday evening. News Tidbits – Rock Island will be hosting a Dinner and a Concert this Saturday. MD Dunn ...

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LDHC Foundation Summer Wine Tasting Event – Get your tickets now!

Jun 18, 2018 @ 15:12 Summer is almost upon us and so is the annual summer wine tasting hosted by the LDHC Foundation.  Board members and staff have been busy planning a great event featuring 5 wines from around the world and 2 Northern Ontario craft beers.  Of course, there will also be tasty morsels to complement each beverage.   ...

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Rock Island Presents – Dinner & Lindsey Walker

May 28, 2018 @ 18:30 Lindsey Walker is embarking on her most ambitious solo tour to date – 15 dates, 19 days, over 11,ooo kms playing in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. Tuesday night she will play at the Gore Street Cafe in Sault Ste. Marie, and Wednesday night you can enjoy a lovely dinner and concert with Lindsey at Rock Island Lodge. ...

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The LDHC Foundation Prepares for Annual Wine Tasting Event

May 24, 2018 @ 11:56 Preparations are underway for this year’s Wine Tasting Event. The theme is Summertime, a season we all look forward to celebrating. Five summery wines and two kinds of craft beer from a Thunder Bay brewery will be featured. Tasty complimentary appetizers will be served with each wine or beer. Mary Ciuciura has graciously agreed to ...

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Dance Performance Showcase 2018

Apr 11, 2018 @ 11:28   Defined Movement Dance held their Performance Showcase 2018 featured solos, duets, trios and group dances from the 2017/18 competitive season. This was a fundraiser for the dance students, in order to help with costs for costumes, travel expenses and entry fees for competitions. Instructor Samatha Stewart explained that the nearest place to compete is ...

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Le graffiti embellit les murs de l’école

Mar 14, 2018 @ 12:40   L’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa) a eu le privilège d’accueillir Dominique « Mique Michelle » Boisvenue, qui a généreusement fait un don de murales de « graffiti ». Ces murales, qui se retrouvent maintenant sur les murs du corridor de l’école, représentent la culture de la région.    Mique Michelle est artiste métisse originaire de Field (Ontario). Les nombreuses murales ...

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Graffiti brightens up the school

Mar 14, 2018 @ 12:38   École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) was thrilled to welcome Dominique “Mique Michelle” Boisvenue who generously donated graffiti murals to the schools. These murals, that now adorn the hallway walls, are a great representation of the region’s culture.   Mique Michelle is a Métis artist from Field, Ontario. Her beautiful and colorful graffiti art can be found on ...

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Kilotile to release new album Christmas Day

Dec 18, 2017 @ 08:43 On Christmas Day 2017, hometown DJ/producer Kilotile is releasing a new album “Prodigy”. On December 5th, the artist posted a photo on his Facebook page and Instagram that he is at his studio working on his new album. Prodigy will be followed by another new album, featuring featured artists. The Canadian producer said that he is ...

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Coffee & Culture features Glen Gould

Dec 5, 2017 @ 09:18 The Wawa Public Library is holding a Coffee & Culture event this evening from 6 – 8 p.m. Special host is Johanna Rowe who will be speaking about Glen Gould, the famous pianist. Although many are familiar with Glen Gould, not all are aware of the connection he had to Wawa. This connection with Wawa ...

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By Hand Festival is this weekend!

Nov 17, 2017 @ 08:05 The By Hand Festival is an opportunity for crafters to showcase their talent.  Many local favourites will be back again this year as well as several new ones.  There will be 25 exhibitors to tempt you with their wares.  You will find sewing, preserves, pottery, knitting, crocheting, scrollwork, woodwork, signs, baking, books, painting, carvings, and ...

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Star Gazing – Not a UFO, Just The Planets

On the morning of November 13, look to the eastern horizon around 6 a.m. local time or an hour before sunrise and you will witness what seems to be an odd sighting in the sky. Like a pair of “spooky eyes” or even a “UFO”, they are simply the two brightest planets of our solar system passing each other so ...

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Wawa Dancers Competed at the North American Trixie Hardy Scholarship Weekend

Nov 6, 2017 @ 13:06   Every June, dancers at Defined Movement Dance in Wawa, have the opportunity to complete ballet and jazz exams with The British Association of Teachers of Dancing (The B.A.T.D.). The BATD is a UK-based dance examination board, with its Head Office in Glasgow, Scotland. The officially recognized date for the formation of the society is ...

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2017 CP Holiday Train to Feature Colin James & Emma Lee!

Oct 19, 2017 @ 13:22 This year’s CP Holiday will begin it’s journey westward from Montreal on November 25/26th. The Holiday Train is a beautifully lit train with a stage featuring musicians and holiday music. 182 communities will enjoy the show, and are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for local food banks. “The Holiday Train program is all about ...

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