Arts & Entertainment

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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Kilotile

Oct 18, 2017 @ 08:08 Preston Plante, is a DJ/producer known as Kilotile. He’s a 20-year old electronic dance artist, growing up in Wawa and has been concentrating on DJ’ing and producing music for about 4-5 years and is becoming more popular every day. He has already released eight albums and distributed in digital stores, such as iTunes and Spotify. Plante continues to ...

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Principal photography begins for “Brotherhood” on Michipitcoten First Nation Reserve

Principal photography has begun for the feature film Brotherhood on the Michipicoten First Nation Reserve. Written and directed by Richard Bell (Eighteen), the cast includes Brendan Fehr as Robert Butcher, Brendan Fletcher as Arthur Lambden and Jake Manley as George Waller. Based on a true Canadian story, this is the first time a feature film has been permitted to film on the sacred First Nations land near Wawa, Ontario.   ...

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Bare Sierra to perform at Rock Island

Jul 21, 2017 @ 08:20 On Tuesday, August 15th – mark your calendars! Bare Sierra will be playing at Rock Island Lodge as part of their “Northern Lights Tour” which has taken them across Ontario. This roots-rock duo of John Muirhead and Jesse Bydevaate from Halton Hills, have played together since their mid-teens. They have developed a brand of soulful acoustic ...

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The Dream Catchers are coming!

Jul 14, 2017 @ 08:02 On Sunday, July 23rd, the Municipality of Wawa is proudly hosting a free event for the community at the Michipicoten High School Auditorium called “The Dream Catchers” as a continuation of our Canada 150 celebrations. The Dream Catchers is a Canada 150 funded project that is travelling across the country this summer, presenting a show ...

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California Man drowns in Lake of the Woods

Jul 6, 2017 @ 10:59 Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Kenora Detachment Marine and Trails Unit (MTU) are investigating a missing boater on Lake of the Woods. On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, OPP were notified that a 67-year-old California man was missing on Lake of the Woods. Police learned that two men from ...

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Time to Experience Glenn Gould’s “Idea of North”

Wawa and the North Shore of Superior has attracted all sorts of artists throughout the years. Most of them have been visual artists, most famously, members of the Group of Seven. However, one of Canada’s cultural icons, Glenn Gould spent time being inspired in Wawa. On Friday, September 29, 2017, the first annual Glenn Gould Idea of North Tour will ...

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Letter – Spring Fling a Success & Wawa Music Festival

Jun 10, 2017 @ 12:11 I would like to thank the performers and sponsors who helped to make our SpringFling such a success this year. I have enjoyed wonderful feedback from the community and am very proud to have been a part of it again this year. I would especially like to thank The Home Building Center and Young’s General ...

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Spring Fling – What a Show!

May 31, 2017 @ 20:53 Spring Fling was a great success for the organizing committee of the Wawa Music Festival. With short notice, about a month’s worth, the venue and performers were figured out – and the show was on! M/C Brian Lachine introduced each act, and sharing ‘some music, some jokes and some dance” with the crowd. This was ...

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