Designer: Dick Vanderlift
When Built: 1963
This monument was built to replace the plaster over chicken wire frame version which proved to be difficult to maintain because of Wawa's extreme weather conditions.
The first one was erected in 1960 because the last link of the Trans Canada Highway linking Wawa to Sault Ste. Marie and Western Canada by-passed the downtown core of Wawa.
Wawa is Ojibway for "Wild Goose".
The current goose is the third "Wawa Goose". The second photo features the photographer's daughters Jamie-Lee and Jesse and sons Brandon and Kyle.
Wawa also features two other Giant Geese:
Information Sources: http://www.superioreast.on.ca/Wawa/WawaL1F3.html , David Verbiwski, Peter McGuire and page 166 of the Canada Trip by Charles Gordon
Pictures Sources: Steve Robinson and The Township of Michipicoten