Welcome to the Friends of Nancy Island & Wasaga Beach Park
The Friends of Nancy Island Historic Site and Wasaga Beach Park is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to furthering the educational and interpretive programs of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and Nancy Island Historic Site. Find out more about the goals of the Friends of Nancy Island!
Winter – 2022
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach
The Friends of Nancy Island and Wasaga Beach Park were recently acknowledged by the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach as one of the community groups to receive a portion of their proceeds from the 2022 Corvette Lottery campaign. The Rotary Club is a group of dedicated men and women who work together to make our communities better. We acknowledge the great work that they do and their generosity.
Remembering Mary Watson
The Friends of Nancy Island are deeply saddened by the recent passing of Mary Watson, a long-time member and dear-friend. Mary served on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Nancy Island as the Membership Secretary since 2014.
Mary loved Wasaga Beach and contributed to the community throughout her life through dedicated volunteer and professional service.
After a 30 year career with the Town of Wasaga Beach, in retirement Mary served as the volunteer Town Archivist until her passing. As Archivist, Mary spent thousands of hours digitizing and cataloguing all the photos and documents in the archive’s collection. Mary assisted with helping to find images that could be used in the displays at the Nancy Island Welcome Centre which opened in 2012. She also wrote a newspaper column and published a book with stories about events and people from Wasaga’s past. All proceeds from the book “Sharing Memories” were donated to the Town of Wasaga Beach in order to achieve Mary’s dream of a dedicated exhibition space for the Archives.
Mary was a life-long volunteer, and was recognized for her service with the Order of Wasaga Beach and Paul Harris Fellowship Award. We will miss Mary and her amazing knowledge of Wasaga Beach history. Donations in memory of Mary can be made to the Wasaga Beach Archives or the Friends of Nancy Island.