Town of Wawa, Ontario

Goose

Goose - Steve RobinsonGoose - Elizabeth Iozzo
Designer: Unknown

When Built: Unknown

Dimensions:
Unknown

Construction Materials:
Unknown

Location:
Located on the main road into Wawa, across the street from the second one.
At one time it was located on the roof of the motel.

If any one has any additional information on the Wawa Geese, please send me an e-mail.

Reason for Building:

This is one of three geese statues in Wawa. 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.

Additional Information:

Wawa is Ojibway for "Wild Goose".

I am pretty sure that both geese pictured above are the same, in spite of their different locations. The first photo was taken in 2002 and the other photo was taken in 1998. Because monuments tend to move around, surprisingly, I am assuming that these are the same birds. By the way, that is the photographer's kids Jesse, Brandon and Kyle in the first picture.

Wawa also features two other Giant Geese:
GooseGoose

Information Sources: http://www.superioreast.on.ca/Wawa/WawaL1F3.html and Elizabeth Iozzo

Pictures Sources: Steve Robinson and Elizabeth Iozzo

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Created By DMY on November 4, 2002
Last Updated: November 15, 2002