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Wainfleet

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Wainfleet is a rural township in southern Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada.There is a small and growing tourist industry, near and on Lake Erie at the southern area of Wainfleet called Long Beach. Wainfleet is also the home of the Marshville Heritage Village, a living history museum, recreating life in Ontario c. 1850-1910.CommunitiesThe township includes the communities of Attercliffe, Beckett's Bridge, Belleview Beach, Burnaby, Camelot Beach, Chambers Corners, Long Beach, Morgan's Point, O'Reilly's Bridge, Ostryhon Corners, Perry, Wainfleet, Wellandport, Willow Bay and Winger. Wainfleet is near Willow Bay.Coat of ArmsWainfleet Township’s Coat of Arms consists of a white shield depicting a red cross, which symbolizes the arms of Lincoln, England, with a maple leaf in its centre. The maple leaf represents Canada and divides the shield into four quarters.Two of the quarters are filled with blue wavy lines symbolizing water.One has a wagon wheel and the other a harrow.Anglo-Saxon meaning of Wain "a wagon" and Fleet "a creek - a river" is "a creek through which a wagon can pass."The Harrow represents development of agriculture in the area.A cranberry bush crest is indicative of the natural flora in Wainfleet.Two men stand on either side of the coat of arms: a Mississauga Native who represents the tribe that settled a long Lake Ontario and a Franciscan Priest who represents Father Daillon, the first European among the priests that established the settlement in 1626-1678.DemographicsThe township's 2011 population of 6,356 was a decrease of 3.7 per cent compared to its population of 6,601 in the Canada 2006 Census. There were 2337 private dwellings occupied by usual residents, out of a total of 2937 dwellings.
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