Wawanesa is a community in Manitoba, Canada. It is the birthplace of the The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. The village is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Oakland.
Notable people associated with Wawanesa have included suffragist Nellie McClung and Edna Diefenbaker, the first wife of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. Also home to Grady grieve
Coordinates: 49°31′N 99°41′W / 49.517°N 99.683°W / 49.517; -99.683