WOODLAND TRAIL CLOSED FOR TURKEY HUNT
BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER
The Woodland Trail is currently closed due to the new extended fall turkey hunt.
The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) has closed the trail from now until October 25th. By agreement with the Woodland Trail's landowner partners, this trail is closed during deer and turkey hunting seasons because of the danger to hikers.
No hunting is permitted on the Sawmill and Heritage Trails and they will remain open all year.
In the spring of 2010, residents and visitors may notice an abundance of Narcissus sprouting from the ground as the Bayfield and Area Horticultural Society (BAHS) has received a generous donation of these bulbs and are planning to plant them around the village on the Heritage Trail and at the entrance to the Sawmill Trail.
Everyone in the village is invited to join members of the BRVTA and members of the BAHS in a Narcissi planting work party. The two groups will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, at the entrance to the Sawmill Trail. Those who join in the planting are asked to bring a shovel.
On that date the BAHS members will organize planting teams so that this project shouldn't take long if there are enough volunteers.
Bill Makins, trail development director said, "This is a great example of how two volunteer groups can work together to make Bayfield a better place."
One lucky individual will win this valuable print by Robert Bateman. It is a signed publisher's proof entitled, “First Arrival – Killdeer.”
A local art gallery and a renowned artist are offering their resources to support one of our areas greatest natural resources: the Bayfield River Valley Trail Systems.
During the month of October, “Wild by Nature” an exhibition by artist, Robert Bateman, will be held at the Marten Arts Gallery on Main Street in the village.
From now until Nov. 13, raffle tickets will be sold at Marten Arts, Plover's, Outside Projects, Sugar and Brandon Hardware, giving people the opportunity to win a valuable, signed publisher's proof Bateman print entitled, “First Arrival – Killdeer.” There are only 20 of these prints in existence. The proceeds from the raffle will go to the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) for trail development. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25.
The draw will be made at the "Lighting of the Lights" ceremony in Clan Gregor Square on the Friday night of the Christmas in Bayfield weekend.
Members of the BRVTA will automatically be entered in the draw if they renew their Trail Association Membership and fill out the required forms before Oct. 31.
“This is a wonderful fundraising opportunity for the Trails and we appreciate the support of Marten Arts, Robert Bateman and the local merchants who are helping to sell tickets. We have more tickets to sell and if anyone would like to take a book of 10 to sell, it would get us to our goal much faster,” said Helen Varekamp, trail association fundraising and membership chair.
For more information on the raffle and to help sell tickets please email Varekamp at firstname.lastname@example.org .
BANNOCKBURN GROWS THANKS TO GENEROSITY OF THE SMITH FAMILY
The Bannockburn Conservation Area recently grew by 6.49 hectares due to the generosity of Ralph and Eleanor Smith and family.
Ralph and Eleanor Smith (far right) join others to look at a display on hand at the dedication of their land donation to Bannockburn Conservation Area on Oct. 4. (Submitted photo)
Prior to the Bannockburn Fall Hike, on Oct. 4, a dedication ceremony was held to honor the Smiths for their donation of land.
According to Tom Prout, general manager of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA), the Goderich couple is helping create a greener watershed future with their gracious donation.
“Their donation will preserve this green space for future generations and expand recreational opportunities for people who want to enjoy this natural destination,” he said.
The donated parcel of land is adjoining the existing Bannockburn Conservation Area and is located just west of the river. The additional land will help the ABCA better preserve wildlife habitat and water and soil resources in the area. The preservation of the land will also help work towards the Watershed Report Card’s goals of improved forest conditions in the watershed.
Bannockburn Conservation Area is located between Bayfield and Brucefield, near Varna, off County Road 3.
Several local families have recently left a local legacy through donations of funds and/or lands in ecologically important areas. Land donations are considered as part of the ABCA’s Land Securement Plan. To learn more visit abca.on.ca or phone
AMGH HOPES TO PROMOTE BREAST HEALTH THROUGH RADIOTHON
Local residents benefit from quality health care at neighboring community hospitals and these hospitals' foundations will benefit from the funds raised during the Eighth Annual CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon to be held on Oct. 17.
The Alexandra Marine & General Hospital Foundation is just one of 15 hospitals in Mid-western Ontario hoping to raise over $900,000. The one day event will be broadcast on AM920 CKNX, 101.7 The One and 94.5 The Bull.
The AMGH Foundation is hoping to raise $50,000 through the event. The funds will be directed toward the Foundation’s new ‘Keeping Abreast’ campaign.
Five hundred and fifty thousand dollars is needed to purchase a Full-field Digital Mammography machine for Huron County.
“The goals of the ‘Keeping Abreast’ campaign are to assist the hospital in keeping abreast of new breast screening technology and to educate and keep women abreast of the importance of breast health and screening,” said AMGH Executive Director, Heather Glenister.
Pledges can be called in during the Radiothon on Oct. 17 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
SERIES FEATURES SPEAKERS WITH BAYFIELD CONNECTIONS
Two local people are enhancing the knowledge of seniors in the community by leading sessions in the Enhanced Aging Series organized by Lake Huron Learning. These non-credit courses will be held at Goderich Place.
Pharmacist Michael Ibrahim, owner of Pharmasave Michael’s Pharmacy in the village, will join Dietician Amy MacDonald in explaining how foods and certain prescription drugs may react. This two-hour session will be held on Oct. 21 starting at 1 p.m.
Then on Nov. 4, Bayfield’s volunteer Archivist, Ralph Laviolette, will share his knowledge of the early days of Huron County and also how to begin a family search. This informative afternoon will also be held from 1-3 p.m.
Both sessions can be attended individually for $15 each. For more information please call 519 524-4154 or email email@example.com.
GIRL GUIDES ACROSS ONTARIO HAVE SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT
Girl Guides of Canada is turning 100 years young and its membership in Ontario thinks that is something to sing about.
All across the province on the evening of Oct. 21, celebration campfires will be held and one such event is being held at the Bayfield Town Hall.
Girls and Guiders from such communities as Goderich, Clinton and Bayfield will join together at the hall to share in the singing of some old campfire classics such as “Fire’s Burning” and “They All Call it Canada.” The event has been organized so that the membership across the province will be singing the same songs at the same time.
This event is open to the public and both past and future members of Guiding are most welcome. The doors to the town hall will open at 6:15 p.m. Please note that seating will be limited. Song books will be provided so that all in attendance can unite their voices.
The girls have been diligently learning these tunes over the last few weeks and are very excited to share them with both old friends and new because “some are silver and the others gold”.
Chocolatey Mint Girl Guide Cookies have arrived in Bayfield. These cookies are now available for $4 a box from members of Bayfield Guiding or the Bayfield Village Inn.
The Centenary Celebration Calendar 1910-2010, created by members of Bayfield and Clinton Guiding, and for sale in Mid-western Ontario is also available.
The calendars are selling for $10 each. The sale of these calendars will help members of Guiding from across Mid-western Ontario attend such special anniversary events as National Rally Day on May 15. Local girls hope to attend the rally closest to them, to be held at Ontario Place in Toronto.
Locally, calendars are available for sale from members of Bayfield and Clinton Guiding as well as The Village Book Shop, Bayfield Village Inn, Interior Trends and Drs. Haney and Van Maanen’s Dental Office in Clinton.
The Bayfield Breeze is pleased to announce that the regular feature entitled, “REMEMBER ME?” has gotten off to an excellent start.
Bayfield Breeze subscriber John Rouse emailed to say that he believes the young lady in the rowboat pictured in Week 41 Issue 14 to be Lucy Woods.
Later, Lucy Woods-Diehl, she remains one of the village’s most renowned citizens. She worked as village newspaper correspondent for a number of years and she was also responsible for the creation of the Pioneer Park Association, which oversees the care of this privately owned, public park. She died in 1979, aged 77 years.
There are countless photographs of people in the Bayfield Historical Society’s Archives collection, but sadly their names were never recorded. In this section we will showcase an image with the hopes that one of our subscribers might be able to identify the individual(s) in the photo. Please email your information to the Editor’s attention at the address listed near the bottom of the page in “Submissions”.
This week we highlight a photograph of a young boy and his dog rafting on the Bayfield River. Bayfield’s Volunteer Archivist, Ralph Laviolette, believes the image was taken in the 1930s. Anyone remember him?
If you recognize this young man, please share your knowledge by emailing The Bayfield Breeze! CLick to see original colour.