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image by Josh Noble,
30 September 2022
based on photo
The town has updated its municipal logo and along with it the flag.
The flag was adopted in 2022 as part of a rebranding initiative the town undertook. The main change in the initiative was an update to the municipal logo and as such the flag. It is a white field with the Town of Wasaga Beach logo in the middle. The colours shown on the flag match the colours on the previous flag with yellow representing the sand of the beach, blue the water, green for the lush forests and green spaces. It is worth mentioning that unlike the previous flag, the colours in the logo are not unique to the flag as they are used elsewhere when the logo is displayed. Currently there is 3 public places the flag is flown: Town Hall, Public Library and at the intersection of Main and Spruce streets at Beach Area 1.
The flag is also displayed in a vertical banner form on light posts along Main, Mosley, 45th St S and River Road West.
Josh Noble, 30 September 2022
Wasaga Beach is a small town on the shores of southern Georgian Bay in Simcoe
County with a population of 20,675. The town is one of the fastest growing
communities in Canada in terms of population. It has more than quintupled its
original population of roughly 4000 in 1974 when it was first incorporated. The
town is a popular tourist destination for those in Ontario and beyond as it is
the longest fresh water beach in the world. Two million people visit Wasaga
Beach between May and August each year mostly coming from the Greater Toronto
Josh Noble, 24 March 2018
image by Josh Noble, 24 March 2018
The flag was adopted in 1974 when the town was incorporated. It is a white field with the Town of Wasaga Beach Seal in the middle. An interesting point is the colours shown on the seal (particularly the yellow and green) are not present on the seal anywhere else but the flag. Usually the seal is all blue plus the red maple leaf. I cannot confirm this but I believe the yellow represents the sand of the beach, blue the water, green for the lush forests and the red maple leaf to represent Canada. I also think the white may be to represent the winters and snow the town gets. I can say there are 4 public places the flag is flown: Town Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, Public Library and at a main tourist spot on Main Street.
About the seal itself. The seal shows 5 major activities locals and tourists can
enjoy: swimming, snowmobiling, water skiing, fishing and boating. The town used
to be the snowmobile capital of Ontario in the 70ís.
Josh Noble, 24 March 2018