Special Council Meeting Tonight to hear Presentations on Goose Monument Replacement


There is a Special Corporate Planning Meeting scheduled for tonight at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. so grab an early dinner.


Tonight Council will view presentations by three companies who are interested in building Wawa’s new goose. Municipal Council has only listed their names and their companies, but MyWawa has gone to Google to find out more. The three candidates are:

•         Mr. Matt Fair – Recast Incorporated
•         Mr. Dave Thur – Muskoka Millwrighting
•         Mr. Mike Camp – Mike Camp Designs

Mr. Matt Fair is a Production Manager for Research Casting International, based in Trenton, Ontario. Their website explains that they are “one of the world’s largest providers of Museum Technical Services, which include specimen restoration, casting, mounting, exhibit fabrication and transportation. We operate out of a newly renovated 45,000 square foot facility capable of accommodating museum exhibit projects and commissions of any size and complexity. Our experienced artists and craftsmen are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the world’s most valuable paleontological specimens and artifacts.”

Many residents of Wawa have seen their work at the Royal Ontario Museum, or perhaps at the Field Museum in Chicago. Those are the two closest museums who they have done work for.

Next is Muskoka Millwrighting and Machining Ltd. hails from the Muskoka’s and is a family owned business. Their website says, “With our management staff comes knowledge, understanding and the innovative solutions our clients deserve. We are committed to superior customer support achieved through the application of the best possible services and products and to the highest level of integrity and customer service.

The “cookie cutter, one size fits all” approach to design falls well short in achieving total customer needs. Our customized solutions, paired with our capabilities, are designed and built to satisfy the unique project requirements for each of our customers.”

The last candidate is Mike Camp of Mike Camp Designs. Mike’s work may be familiar to many Wawaites. From his website: “Mike Camp Designs has been involved in a number of sculpture projects over the years including the 19 foot tall Buffalo in Earlton, Ontario; the 12 foot tall stainless steel Raven Lady in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, BC; a full-size Carousel Horse for a collector in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and a decorative rocking horse for a collector in California. His latest project is the fish landmark on Highway 11 at Marten River.”

Tonight’s meeting should be very exciting. Come out and see what these companies have to say about replacing our Goose.





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