Hello, I am

George Watson

I am a local business man and full time resident in Wasaga Beach for 54 years. I attended Collingwood Collegiate and studied at York University.  I have a collaborative, resolution based approach to problem solving; with an experienced, respectful attitude for due process, delivered in an accountable, open, and transparent manner for all residents of Wasaga Beach.

You can reach me by calling 705-309-7653 or email me at gwatson@watsoncouncil.com. I also invite you to click the buttons below to find out more about my background and experience, as well as, the Town of Wasaga Beach’s 2022 Election or to get involved by donating, volunteering, or requesting a sign. You can also stay up-to-date by signing up for email updates and campaign alerts and clicking the icons to follow me on social media.

George Watson Municipal Councillor Experience You Can Trust
George Watson Councillor Experience You Can Trust

Hello, I am

George Watson

I am a local business man and full time resident in Wasaga Beach for 50 years. I attended Collingwood Collegiate and studied at York University.  I have a collaborative, resolution based approach to problem solving; with an experienced, respectful attitude for due process, delivered in an accountable, open, and transparent manner for all residents of Wasaga Beach.

Call 705-309-7653 or email gwatson@watsoncouncil.com. Click the buttons below to stay up-to-date. Follow me and the Town of Wasaga Beach on social media.

RECENT NEWS & UPDATES

Video: Wasaga Chamber All Candidates Campaign Speech

Video: Wasaga Chamber All Candidates Campaign Speech

This is the speech I delivered at the All Candidates Meeting hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. My speech recognizes the importance of this election and the crucial inflexion point our community is at. Much has been accomplished during this term of Council with the construction of our new Arena/Library, the re-development of our waterfront, and the building of two elementary schools plus a High School in the near future, as well as, the Casino. Let’s keep the momentum going and a steady hand to deliver the completion of all of these milestone projects.  Let’s not step back. Let’s keep going forward.

Watch on YouTube, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bRCRYDNKBY

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Hospice Georgian Triangle Gala 2022

Hospice Georgian Triangle Gala 2022

My wife and I had the pleasure of attending the Hospice Georgian Triangle Care Gala at Blue Mountain. This marks the 35th year Hospice has provided exceptional compassionate and dignified care to patients and families in the Towns of Clearview, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach. All the services come at no cost to patients and their families thanks to the generosity of the community.

Did you know that over 50% of the patients are from Wasaga Beach?

We are always amazed at the generosity of the wonderful people that attend each year, but last evening, the first one in 2 years due to Covid, the enthusiasm and generosity was simply outstanding. Please keep Hospice in mind when you donate to the great causes in your life. Thank you.

See event photos here: https://www.georgianlife.ca/hgtfgala2022

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“The Spirit of Harriet Tubman” Music and Dance Presentation

“The Spirit of Harriet Tubman” Music and Dance Presentation

My wife and I attended, The Spirit of Harriet Tubman, a play, music, and dance presentation. This wonderful show was put on by The Silvershoe Historical Society at our Rec Plex. Harriet Tubman was an escaped enslaved woman who became a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, leading enslaved people to freedom before the Civil War. She was also a nurse, a Union Spy, and a women’s suffrage supporter. The talent and energy at this show was truly amazing. 

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George’s Promise

I shall continue supporting our rapidly growing community by;

  • Ensuring local tax dollars are invested and spent wisely;
  • Prioritizing a review of the operational responsibilities of all current Wasaga Beach Boards and Committees;
  • Directing staff to aggressively market Wasaga Beach as a four seasons tourism destination;
  • Continuing, as I have done since 2001, to constructively advocate to provincial and education authorities for construction of a high school in Wasaga Beach;
  • Continue the expansion of our local transportation and develop trails and bike lanes through the entire community;
  • Encouraging the development of mixed housing neighbourhoods with a variety of affordable options;
  • Researching issues and speaking independently, while respectfully responding, in a civil manner, the views of council colleagues and the general public.

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