Oct. 14, 2009

Week 42 Issue 15

AUTUMN'S VIBRANT COLORS ARRIVE FOR THANKSGIVING

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.”
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 hvarekamp@tcc.on.ca .

 

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)
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 info@lakehuronlearning.ca.

 

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.

 

REMEMBER ME?

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.
If you recognize this young man, please share your knowledge by emailing The  Bayfield Breeze! CLick to see original colour.

LIONS’ CLUB

The quest for the heaviest Rainbow Trout will once again take centre stage on the weekend of Oct. 16-18 as part of the Bayfield Lions’ Club’s 31st Annual Rainbow Trout Derby.

Fish may be caught from the Bayfield River only from 6 a.m. on Friday to noon on Sunday. The weigh station will be set up at Rainbow Valley Campground.  

The top three prizes are: first, $800; second, $400 and third, $300. The Eric Earle Memorial will be awarded to a contestant age 15 years or under. It consists of a cash award of $100 and a plaque. The Bill Thorpe Memorial will go to a person aged from 16-18 years. It is also a $100 cash prize and a plaque.

All participants will have a chance to win a variety of other prizes graciously donated by local merchants.

Tickets for the derby are available now at the following Bayfield locations: Nip N’ Tuck, Brandon Hardware, Bayfield Convenience and Gary Brandon at Rainbow Valley Campground. They are also available at Goderich Bait and Tackle. Tickets may be purchased for $25.
 
For more information please call Lion Rusty Brandon at 519 233-3158.

 

FILM SOCIETY

The Great Debaters is the second of four films brought to the village for the fall series by The Bayfield Film Society. It will be shown at the Bayfield Town Hall on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.

The other theatrical offerings for the season are Paschendale, Nov. 12; and Stone of Destiny, Dec. 10.

Individual show tickets may be purchased at the door for $10 each.

Please note that the films on the schedule have been changed or dates adjusted from the original announcement.

For ticket inquiries please contact Lynne Gillians at 519 565-5884 or email lynnegillians@hotmail.com


 

ANGLICAN CHURCH

The first Sundays at Eleven Program for the fall season is scheduled for Oct. 18. The guest speaker will be Janet Snider. Her topic will be Enlivening Canadian History.

 

UNITED CHURCH

The membership of St. Andrew’s United Church invites all in the community to celebrate the bounty of the season with them on Nov. 7.

St. Andrew’s will be holding their annual Harvest Dinner at the Bayfield Community Centre starting at 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are available now for $13, adults; and $6 for children, aged six to 10 years. Please phone 519 565-2479  for tickets.

Looking ahead, the St. Andrew’s United Church Women will hold their annual Christmas Holly Bazaar on the Christmas in Bayfield Weekend.

The event will be held at St. Andrew’s on Nov. 13 from 2-8 p.m. and Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

The Bayfield and Area Horticultural Society (BAHS) boast over 150 members under the umbrella of the Ontario Horticultural Association.

For 30 years, they have been working throughout the village creating and maintaining the beautiful public gardens. Their green thumbs are evident at Clan Gregor Square, the Main Street triangle, the Library, Post Office, Bayfield Lions’ Community Building, the south entrance to the village and at the Mara Street Walkway.

The BAHS will host their annual Fall Pot Luck on Oct. 19. The event for society members and invited guests will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church starting at 6:30 p.m. Those who attend should bring a dish to share plus their own cutlery and plates.

Following the meal, Shannon Ryan from The Garden Gate Gifts and Florals of Grand Bend will by the guest speaker. Her topic will be Trends in Floral Design.

Nov. 16 is the date set for the BAHS Annual General Meeting. It will be held at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building starting at 7:30 p.m. The guest speakers will be Leigh and Jerry Selk who will share their knowledge of Viticulture. 


TOWN HALL

All are invited to come out to the Bayfield Town Hall on Nov. 7, to jump and jive, swing and sway and cut a rug as The Festival City Big Band makes their annual appearance. 

This 17-piece band will provide dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight on Nov. 7. A light lunch will be served at this licensed event. 

Tickets are available now by calling Charles Kalbfleisch at 519 565-2244 or Pat Langley at 519 565-2894. Tickets are also available at Ernie King Music and The Casablanca Ballroom and Dance Studio, both in Goderich.

The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society appreciates the generous sponsorship of this event by OLG.

 

AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY

The members of the Bayfield Agricultural Society are preparing for their annual fundraiser: the making of wreaths for the Christmas season.

Anyone who might have greens including, cedar, pine and juniper that they would like to donate for wreath making material would be welcome to do so.

The wreaths are hand made from at least four different greens collected and donated from the surrounding area.
These wreaths are made by society volunteers, and anyone else who would like to join in, during the weeks leading up to, and after (depending on orders), Christmas in Bayfield. Tails or swags are also made. The wreath making sessions will take place at Te-Em Farms and pot-luck lunches will be served.

Wreaths and tails include red bows. Extra bows are available for $3 each.  The wreaths sell for: regular size, approx. 18 inches wide, $25; large size, up to 24 inches wide, $35; tails or swags starting at 24”, $20 and up. Custom sizes can also be created and are priced accordingly.

Anyone wishing to donate greens, volunteer to help or place an order should contact VanderWouden by email at evanderwouden@tcc.on.ca or call her at 519 482-3020. Wreaths will also be for sale in front of St. Andrew’s United Church during the Christmas in Bayfield Weekend.

 

FITNESS AND FUN

Fitness and Fun for both the mind and body is the focus of activities being offered in the village for the more mature among us.

Several of these programs are made possible by Town and Country Support Services (TCSS), while others are simply organized by community minded individuals and groups.

The TCSS are encouraging many avenues of fitness for people to explore this fall including: Dance Fit and Toning; Sit and Get Fit – Gentle Seated Exercises; and Indoor Walking;

Women’s Dance Fit and Toning is now back at the Bayfield Community Centre and is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m. There is a pay as you go option - $3 per visit.

Sit and Get Fit – Gentle Seated Exercises will begin on Oct. 14. The classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 10 a.m. It is a gentle, mostly seated half hour class. The cost is $1 per class.

Indoor Walking will also begin on Oct. 14 and will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. There is no charge to participate in this exercise which will be held from 10:15 a.m. to noon.

The above classes will be held in the Bayfield Community Centre.

Advanced Nordic Pole Walkers will meet for a brisk hour walk on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Participants are asked to meet at 6 Main Street.

 

BRIDGE CLUB

Looking for an evening of cards?

Look no further than the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building where the Wednesday Evening Bridge Club will meet to play cards on Oct. 14.

The cards will be dealt at 7 p.m. and new members are always welcome to join.  

 

EUCHRE CLUB

The Bayfield Euchre Club has now begun their fall sessions.

The club meets on alternate Wednesdays at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building at 7:30 p.m. They will meet next on Oct. 21.

New players are invited to come and join returning regulars. The cost is only $1.50 per person. For more information contact Lee at 519 565-2765 in the evenings.

 

 

LAST WEEK'S PHOTO?

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.

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.

AUTUMN'S VIBRANT COLORS ARRIVE FOR THANKSGIVING 

 

Pioneer Park is a place of tranquility far above the tempest tossed lake.
Pioneer Park is a place of tranquility far above the tempest tossed lake.

The colorful trees in Clan Gregor Square frame such village landmarks as, St. Andrew’s United Church.
The colorful trees in Clan Gregor Square frame such village landmarks as, St. Andrew’s United Church.

Vibrant colors reflect off the white backdrop of the village's heritage town hall.
Vibrant colors reflect off the white backdrop of the village's heritage town hall. 

Three young men with fishing poles in hand, walked out to the end of the pier seemingly undaunted by the large waves being produced off the break wall. They returned to shore very shortly after this photo was taken.
Three young men with fishing poles in hand, walked out to the end of the pier seemingly undaunted by the large waves being produced off the break wall. They returned to shore very shortly after this photo was taken.

This woman remembered to give thanks to our feathered friends on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, braving the wind gusts to share crumbs with the gulls.
This woman remembered to give thanks to our feathered friends on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, braving the wind gusts to share crumbs with the gulls.

PHOTOS BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER

A brooding sea and sky contrasted with autumn’s vibrant colors over the course of Thanksgiving Weekend.

A Sunday afternoon drive about the village captured images of the season in such locations as Clan Gregor Square, Pioneer Park and the Bayfield Harbour.

A few stalwart souls even braved the cold temperatures to take a stroll along the beach or pier. 

Decorations depicting the harvest’s bounty were found at the entrance to Trinity Anglican Church on Keith Crescent in the village.
Decorations depicting the harvest’s bounty were found at the entrance to Trinity Anglican Church on Keith Crescent in the village. 

It may have been a little too chilly to sit on a park bench cliff side at Pioneer Park but sunbeams peeking through clouds brought the colors of the season to life.
It may have been a little too chilly to sit on a park bench cliff side at Pioneer Park but sunbeams peeking through clouds brought the colors of the season to life.

Rick Ritter, of Cambridge, seemed invigorated by a brisk walk on the Bayfield Pier on Sunday afternoon.
Rick Ritter, of Cambridge, seemed invigorated by a brisk walk on the Bayfield Pier on Sunday afternoon.

 

SUBMISSIONS

My step-son and his father were working away in the kitchen preparing the family Thanksgiving feast on Sunday afternoon when I overheard my step-son ask his father, "Why do we only serve  turkey on special occasions?" His comment got me to wondering though…

Why do we save it for special occasions when it is one of our favorite meals? I think the answer is tradition. Turkey and all the trimmings every Wednesday would be just too overindulgent even for our society. And it would diminish the words… “For what we are about to receive, may we be truly thankful.”

Ideas and contributions to the Bayfield Breeze are always welcome. Deadlines for submissions are Sundays at 4 p.m. Please email me at bayfield.breeze@villageofbayfield.com or call 519-565-2443. Hope to see you online soon at www.villageofbayfield.com - Melody

 

 

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Credits:

Writer, editor, photographer: Melody Falconer-Pounder

Web publisher/Graphic Designer: Dennis Pal

Advertising Sales: Mike Dixon

Logo Design: Kyle Vanderburgh, Goderich Print Shop

Special thanks to the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce

Breeze Committee: Ian Matthew, Roger Lewington, Mike Dixon, John Pounder, Dennis Pal, Melody Falconer-Pounder