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Wyevale Community News By Karen Moreau :   

Play Group:  Thursday mornings, from 9:15 am until 11:15 am. Drop in Program for parents and little ones. Contact Pat Smith for further details, 705-543-9043.

Youth Group: Upcoming date, Friday June 21st. This will be the last youth group activity before summer break.  Contact Pat Smith at 705-543-9043.

Meditation Workshop: At Wyevale United Church beginning at 7:00pm. We will be discussing stress reduction, journaling & grounding methods. There is no cost – everyone is welcome. Please bring water. For further information, contact Kimberly at 249- 535-1939.

New Wyevale Church Library Box: Check out our new Church Library box. Feel free to drop off or pick up books for all ages.

Ham & Salad Social:  Saturday, July 6th 5-6:30 pm, $25.00 tickets available at Jug City. Eat in or take out.


Sunday June 23rd.  Rev. Hoon Kim will take part in the Sunday Service with a meet and great following the service and on Sunday June 30th Rev. Kathleen Greidnus will conduct the service fellowship following the service.

St. John’s United Church Elmvale Community Garage Sale: Saturday June 22nd, 8 am to 12 pm. For more info check out their website, https://www.unitedchurchelmvale.org/ (Poster should be on website by Thursday, tables available for rent also)

We extend our sympathy to the Walker and Marshall Families on the passing of Howard’s father (Ken Walker).

Sympathy to the Truax Family on passing of Bill Truax from Waverley and the Reynolds Family on the passing of Larry Reynolds also of Waverley.

Please if you have anything to report just e-mail to moreau1949@rogers.com


Bequest Left To Springwater Township Public Library – Submitted by Springwater Library

Springwater Township Public Library was the recent recipient of a bequest of $50,000 from a Midhurst resident, Marguerite Harwood. The funds are allocated to the new Midhurst branch at the Springwater Community Hub. As a user of the Midhurst branch, Mrs. Harwood wanted the funds to stay in Midhurst.

Mrs. Harwood’s niece, Valerie said “She wasn’t a woman who wanted a lot of attention drawn to herself. Her legacies have touched many charitable agencies.”

“The Library is honoured to be remembered in this fashion. We strive to make connections with our patrons every single day, and to receive these funds, is very validating. The Library Board expresses their thanks and appreciation to Mrs. Harwood’s family. The money will be put towards the new branch,” says Jodie Delgado, the Library’s CEO. The new Midhurst Branch will be part of the upcoming Community Hub on Snow Valley Road.


Town Unveils Bold Plans, Exciting New Partner and Next Steps for Beachfront Redevelopment – By Town of Wasaga Beach

June 26, 2024 – Proposed project builds on innovative planning practices and includes a 150-room boutique-style hotel, commercial shops, and residences balanced with creative, fun, family-friendly public spaces

“Council is thrilled to welcome FRAM Building Group and an exciting new partner, Sun-ray Group of Hotels, to Wasaga Beach,” said Mayor Brian Smith. “Today they have pre-sented our community with an interpretation of the Town’s vision for our beachfront and downtown – and it checks all the boxes: following the latest urban planning best practic-es; building a boutique-style hotel that will support more family-oriented, high-value tourism; and building creative, accessible public spaces that will entertain and delight our full-time residents as much as our visitors.”

WASAGA BEACH – The Town of Wasaga Beach welcomed FRAM Building Group and an exciting new partner – Sunray Group – to town, to unveil highly anticipated artist’s render-ings of the proposed redevelopment of Wasaga Beach’s iconic beachfront and downtown commercial area.

It was a full house – over 600 people attended the public meeting at the Town’s RecPlex and public feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

The proposed project builds on the latest, innovative urban planning principles and includes a 150-room, boutique-style hotel, commercial shops, and residences balanced with family-friendly, age-friendly public spaces.

Other project highlights include:

  • Residences built in a variety of sizes and styles to accommodate residents at various stages in their lives, from smaller flats to 3+ bedroom units and townhouses. Providing a mix of housing types that meets the needs of citizens at different stages in their lives has been shown to help revitalize small towns and enable economic growth.
  • Beautifully designed venues and accessible public spaces for live music, festivals, events, a splashpad and other entertainment.
  • Curated, intentional opportunities for public art installations.

The final drawings and plans unveiled today are the result of a collaborative design process that the Town and FRAM initiated in April 2023. Since then, more than 500 citizens and local busi-nesses have participated in public meetings, planning and design workshops which have helped shape the project.

The beachfront redevelopment project focuses on the beachfront commercial area around Beach Drive, the economic spinoffs will benefit the entire community. It is being guided by pub-lic input and the Town’s existing, approved Downtown Development Master Plan, which outlines the following metrics that will be used to measure its positive impact on the community:

  • direct jobs created
  • increase in new visitors annually
  • % increase in overnight stays
  • increase in spending

Next steps

The next step for the beachfront redevelopment project involves the Town entering into partner-ship agreements with FRAM Building Group and Sunray Group of Hotels. Staff are expected to bring these to Council for approval in winter 2024. Construction activity is expected to begin in summer 2025.

Quick Facts:

  • At a public town-hall meeting on April 27, 2023, the Town announced that an RFP would be released to the top three, vetted developers that bid on the redevelopment of the Town’s beachfront in 2017/2018. There was standing room only at that public meet-ing and overwhelming support to move the process forward.
  • In August 2023, the Town awarded the RFP to reimagine Wasaga Beach’s iconic beachfront to FRAM Building Group. FRAM has over four decades of combined community-building experience and won multiple urban design awards in various phases of their work in Port Credit, brownfield awards in the Town of Collingwood and Port Credit. They are also a finalist of the Urban Land Institute’s Award of the Americas for Development.
  • Since being awarded the RFP, FRAM has been conducting its due diligence and Town staff have been working with FRAM to refine their proposal, attract a hotel partner, re-spond to technical questions, engage the community and incorporate public feedback in-to design concepts.


Mayor Brian Smith, Town of Wasaga Beach

“This project is about building a brighter future for our community and a stronger, more resilient Wasaga Beach for our full-time residents. We are not simply transforming our beachfront – we are transforming our community and tax base in the long term, which will benefit our citizens for generations to come.”


May Court Shop – Ladies Consignment Clothing

Karen Shuh of the Barrie Food Bank shared that “This money will mean that our volunteers don’t have to continue to cut the egg cartons in half, we can now give a dozen eggs out to the many people coming to the Food Bank for at least a month.”

Stats shared: The Barrie Food Bank served over 7,000 individuals in May 2024.  This is up 70% from May of 2023.  Food donations from Christmas drives normally held over until Easter were gone by February this year due to the unprecedented demands.


Save Georgian Bay

Join in on an Enchanted Evening, Saturday, August 10, on the Niagara Escarpment starting at 5:00 pm for sushi and roll platters, local wines, beer, cider, signature mocktail of lemon mint on a panoramic patio of Georgian Bay.  Mingle, enjoy the sounds of music or enter the silent art auction of local artists in our tent.

Following appetizers on the patio, enter our tent to savour the international food stations featuring: Polonez cold fresh beet borscht, sour cream, dill, and cucumber on the side or, enjoy grass fed spring lamb, stuffed vine leaves, zucchini, mini kibbeh, pickled turnips, homemade hummus & silky pita!

Sample indigenous smoked salmon or white fish from the Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territory or poached trout and grilled vegetables from the Meaford Farmers’ Market.

Enjoy the music of renowned guitarist and singer, Jayden Grahlman and other local musicians, including young singer Maya Thompson.

Stay the evening to watch the sunset, enjoy a delightful dessert table and cool off while the musicians are still playing.

Tickets are $125.00 each.  Purchase your tickets:  savegeorgianbay.ca/fundraiser

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