Wawa Music Festival Looking For Volunteers, Vendors, and Sponsors

Support is being sought as Wawa's annual music festival is just two weeks away.

Committee member Sheila Rodger says the Wawa Music Festival is looking for volunteers ages 14 and up - and notes it's a good chance for community service hours.

Rodger notes any amount of time people can volunteer would help, adding that adult volunteers will get a free weekend pass for the festival - potential volunteers are asked to contact her (call 519-890-3486 or email rodger.sheila@gmail.com) or message the festival Facebook page as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Committee Vice Chair Isabeau Allard notes there's still an opportunity to sign up to be a vendor during the festival's street fair.

Allard encourages potential vendors to message her on Facebook or email wawamusicfestival@gmail.com.

She adds sponsors are still welcome, too, as the festival runs on contributions from businesses, organizations, and volunteers - and she thanks all current sponsors.

The Wawa Music Festival will be held Friday, June 28th to Sunday, June 30th - the weekend ahead of Canada Day.

Organizers Signal Coming End to Wawa's Black Fly Run Ahead of 19th Annual Event

Runners will be lacing up their shoes for Wawa's annual Black Fly Run tomorrow.

Wawa Family Health Team Executive Director Silvana Dereski calls the 19th year "very special" - especially as the original organizers thought ten years would be great - but it's also the start of the end for the volunteer-run event.

Dereski encourages everyone to come out and participate - or cheer on participants along the route - and she notes a "bonus" to the timing of this year's run.

You can register online at wawablackflyrun.com or in person at the Community Centre from 5:30 pm to 8 pm tonight and 6:30 am to 7:30 am tomorrow morning.

The half-marathon begins at 8 am tomorrow morning, with the 5k and 10k runs at 9 am.

Golfers Tee Up For Wawa's Legion Golf Tournament

Golfers will hit the greens this weekend, in support of Wawa's Legion.

As the annual Legion Golf Tournament arrives in Wawa, Larry Harvey of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 429 notes there are a few prizes that could be won.

Harvey thanks everyone who has supported this year's event, by donating a prize or signing up to participate.

Proceeds from the annual tournament support Legion building projects.

Second Wawa Swap Stuff Day Arrives

Wawa residents are getting a second chance to recycle some household items in a special way this weekend.

The Beautification Solutions Council and the Healthy Earth Solutions Council are sponsoring a second "Swap Stuff Day", offering residents a chance to get rid of items still in good condition - or find some for your home.

There are three steps to participating: put gently used items at the curb at the start of the day; go around town to see if someone has something you want; and put away any of your remaining items once the day ends.

The "Swap Stuff Day" runs from 8 am to 6 pm Saturday, June 15th.

Wawa's Legion Golf Tournament Adds Prize at Registration Deadline

Organizers are reminding there's just a little time left before Wawa's annual Legion Golf Tournament.

With the event coming this weekend, golfers are being encouraged to register today - and Larry Harvey of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 429 notes there is a new incentive to get out on the greens.

Harvey reminds the tournament is for teams of two, with the cost of registration also covering the famous steak dinner, while proceeds support Legion building projects.

Anyone wanting to register is asked to contact Harvey at 705-856-7551 by the end of today - the tournament is this Saturday.

Several Nominations Received For Chapleau Volunteer Awards

Chapleau's mayor is thanking the community for nominations for the annual volunteer awards.

Mayor Michael Levesque says multiple nominations were received for the annual "Buddy" Swanson Volunteer Recognition Awards.

Mayor Levesque says the winners won't be announced until close to the presentation date - the awards themselves will be presented during Canada Day festivities, at 1 pm in the bandstand.

Efforts Continuing to Implement Chapleau's Naloxone Program

Efforts are continuing to set up a naloxone program for firefighters and police in Chapleau.

As Council approved plans to get naloxone kits for the local fire department earlier this year, Mayor Michael Levesque says the process of preparing for their use is continuing - and he's praising some local help.

While an agreement's been reached, Mayor Levesque notes the Township still needs to implement a by-law to "make sure everything is copacetic", though naloxone could still be administered in the meantime, if necessary.

MHS Hospitality Students Hosting Fine Dining Experience to Support CHADWIC Home

Some Wawa high school students will be showing off their hospitality skills for a good cause.

The Michipicoten High School hospitality class is hosting a "fine dining experience" tonight, with proceeds from ticket sales to benefit CHADWIC Home.

Attendees are also asked to bring in a cleaning product donation to be entered into a draw.

Tickets are available at the MHS front office - the dinner begins at 6 o'clock tonight, in the MHS auditorium.

Plans Moving Ahead to Revitalize Scenic High Falls Park

Plans are moving ahead to revitalize a municipal park, the home of a major Wawa landmark.

Council was recently updated on plans for Scenic High Falls Park, which involve a partnership with the Rotary Club of Wawa and Brookfield Renewable - Acting Community Services and Infrastructure Director Brian Lachine noted there are multiple parts to the project.

Lachine notes the bathrooms are also changing.

Lachine also adds hopes that there may be leftover funding to cover grading of the road.