Grandma Door in Wawa Ontario

Wawa, Ontario was a big stop on our journey from Ottawa to Calgary. I was tremendously excited to see the Canada Goose and we had been charged by a dear friend to pick up some Wawa water (haha) at Young’s General Store. As we pulled into town to find a place for lunch, I saw these painted doors along the side of the road.

I was intrigued by the quirky looking doors. After lunch, DP and I wandered around town with our cameras capturing these shots of the town’s “Grandma Doors”, a community art project in which townspeople of all ages were invited to celebrate their grandmothers by painting cast-off doors that have been mounted throughout the town’s centre. The Grandma Doors project – which includes 200 doors – was organized by Lori Johnson, Director of Tourism for the Municipality of Wawa. The official opening for the event was held on Wawa Community Day on Saturday, June 21st 2008.


I was particularly touched by the short biographies included on the doors. Some were written by kids and others by adults.


What is your fondest memory of your grandmother?

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