Wawa Council Approves Provincial Funding Agreement to Support Drag Races

Wawa Municipal Council's approved a provincial funding agreement supporting the Northern Nationals Drag Race.

While the by-law passed by Council doesn't specify, Community Services and Tourism Director Alex Patterson explains the municipality had applied for funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation's Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program, hoping for support on two initiatives for the event.

Patterson says buying that equipment will save quite a bit in the future, as renting the equipment was quite expensive - some even coming from Toronto - and the equipment could also be used for other events, such as the Wawa Music Festival.

As for the second part of the application, Patterson's more coy - as it is intended to be a surprise for this year's drag races - saying only it's for a piece of equipment that is "a feature at a race that's very racing-oriented", and that he hopes people will be very excited to come see that feature.