Featured in Sigourney Weaver & Alan Rickman’s Movie, Snow Cake, Sigourney said that people in Hollywood always asked her why they built a big Goose for the Movie.
To everyone’s surprise, Sigourney would answer, “We didn’t! It’s just there!” 😅
But why you ask? Well it’s because in 1960, this was the last link of the Trans-Canada Highway to be completed. But because it by-passed the downtown core of Wawa, A Local Business Man, Al Turcott, came up with the idea of having a Huge Canada Goose Statue to stop Highway Travellers, and invite them into town.
He was right! All 3 of our Wawa Goose Statues have welcomed millions of visitors. 😃
When the Trans Canada Highway opened in 1960, Hitchhiking across Canada was the cool thing to do! But over the years, Wawa became known to be the hardest place to be picked up in all of Canada. Referred to as “Hitchhikers Hell” as they could get stuck here for days.
There’s one story about a Hitchhiker that chatted up the waitress at the nearby diner each day and ending up staying and marrying her. While another claims that a Hitchhiker stayed so long he became mayor. 😂
When Mom spotted this fellow near Sault Ste Marie, she asked him if she could take his pic, explaining that her daughter owned a Motel in Wawa. He smiled, and posed for her. Priceless! It went viral on FB. lol
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