Shane Price and Julie MacDonald
“My fiancé and I relocated to Wawa from Kitchener, Ontario. First Shane moved in 2006, essentially, for a great job in the mining sector and for the ruggedness of the area as we really enjoy camping, fishing, hiking etc. Then I moved the following year after completing some University courses in 2007. At first I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into as I’d never lived in a smaller town before. Now, I not only have a great job and a sense of wonder in regards to the physical beauty that surrounds me, but I really can’t see myself living anywhere else!
”There are so many reasons why we have chosen to stay. The community of Wawa is filled with friendly, helpful, kind-hearted and passionate people. It is very safe community. It’s also only a two and a half hour drive to a major city but far enough away that you get the sense that you’re surrounded by majestic wilderness that stretches as far as the eye can see. We have purchased a beautiful home here and have decided that this is the perfect place to raise a family.”
-- Julie MacDonald, resident since 2007
“I moved to Wawa in August 2009 after I completed my education at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. My partner is originally from Wawa and introduced me to the town when we first met. I was a little eerie at first when I was making the decision to commute to a small town after being a city girl for all my life. It turns out it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Wawa seems to draw people in; it could be due to all the activities that Wawa has to offer like; fishing, hiking, hunting snowmobiling etc... But I think it’s also due to the fact that the residents here are all incredibly welcoming and helpful when you are familiarizing yourself with the town. Wawa may be small but there is nothing like it.”
-- Alyssa Milson