ZIMBABWE WOMEN CREATORS BEHIND WORLD PRAYER SERVICE
The official artwork of the 2020 World Day of Prayer was created by artist Nonhlanhla Mathe of Zimbabwe. (Submitted photo)
The invitation is out for everyone - men, women and children of all ages - to join the 2020 World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6 as the theme: “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk” is celebrated.
Zimbabwe, one of the more southern countries in Africa, has prepared the service this year. Participants are encouraged to reflect on the challenges this republic has encountered during independence steps over the last sixty years. The writing team has shared the injustice obstacles that the women of Zimbabwe have met, and the hopes they have for the future. These experiences unite everyone in prayer and solidarity.
The preparation for the day is vast. An international committee is based in New York and there are national committees and organizations in each participating country. In Canada, the World Day of Prayer (WDP) is coordinated by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC), one of the original founders of this prayer movement. WICC invites people to join a service being held in over 1,150 Canadian communities.
In Bayfield, St. Andrew’s United Church will host this interdenominational service starting at 1 p.m. with refreshments to follow.
World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church event that began 98 years ago bridging social, geographic and political barriers in over 170 countries. The weekend of prayer begins in Samoa and prayer in native languages travels throughout the world --- through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Australia and the Americas. Together people pursue justice, peace and reconciliation by standing together in prayer and action.
Offerings received through the World Day of Prayer transform prayers into action in the form of project grants empowering women and children in Canada and throughout the world. All regions share in the grants, with consideration given to greatest need. Through WDP offerings, WICC has distributed over 2.5 million dollars in the past 35 years. The vision is to restore hope to women and children touched by injustice.
BAYFIELD AREA FOOD BANK NOW A REGISTERED CHARITY
Bayfield Area Food Bank (formerly Feed My Sheep) would like to inform the community that they are now registered as a charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
“This means we have tax-exempt status as a registered charity under the Income Tax Act and can issue Income Tax Receipts for cash and cheque donations,” said President of the Board for Bayfield Area Food Bank, Terry Boa-Youmatoff.
The organization’s official name is Bayfield Area Food Bank and their location continues to be Trinity St. James Anglican Church, 10 Keith Cres., Bayfield On., N0M 1G0. The Food Bank’s contact number is 519 955-7444.
The purpose of the charity continues to be to provide donated and purchased food, household essentials and personal hygiene articles to residents-in-need in the village of Bayfield and the surrounding area free-of-charge. A secondary purpose is to accept donations, grants and other funds for purchasing these food and essentials to distribute free-of-charge.
“We have an ‘’in-house’’ motto of Reduce and Reuse,” said Boa-Youmatoff. “Bayfield Area Food Bank has introduced a new program to reduce, with our goal to eliminate, single-use plastic bags. This program has been wholeheartedly embraced by our volunteers who have spearheaded the donation of funds to initiate the program.”
Reusable bags, net bags and cardboard boxes are now used for the delivery of fruits and vegetables. For items like tea and sugar packets a pouch made from fabric is used and items like single-wrapped cheese slices are bundled with elastics.
“We want to do our part in reducing the use of plastic,” concluded Boa-Youmatoff. We continue to be so grateful for all the support that we have received from the community."
Kindness Group makes earrings for Valentine's Day at workshop
The Open Hearts Kindness Group in Bayfield kicked off the new year with a full house of enthusiastic individuals, who learned the basics of designing and creating earrings. Donations to the Huron Hospice were well received at the event held at the Bayfield Public Library on Feb. 8.
The next workshop to be held at the Bayfield Library will take place on Saturday, Apr. 11. The focus will be on ways to reduce eco-anxiety via discussion and the creation of an Earth Alter.
The Open Hearts Kindness Group in Bayfield welcomed a full house of enthusiastic individuals, who learned the basics of designing and creating earrings at the Bayfield Public Library on Feb. 8. (Submitted photos)
The other workshops planned are: Kindness Rocks, June 13; Hospice Rocks, Aug. 8; Woolly Lambs, Oct. 24; and Nursing Home Cards, Nov. 28. More details will appear in the Bayfield Breeze as the date for each workshop grows closer.
Bi-monthly explorations with different art media will be facilitated. All supplies are included. Most workshops are “drop-in” however, some workshops may require registration. The workshops are free, however, a $5 donation to Huron Hospice is suggested. All ages are welcome but children under 10 years need to be accompanied by an adult.
More info also available at bayfieldactivities.info
Son of a trickster defended by Jayne Dietrich
The Village Bookshop presents Bayfield Reads 2020 on Sunday, March 15. Join the new owners of the Bookshop for this year’s edition of Bayfield Reads, a chance for local personalities to defend this year’s Canada Reads finalists.
This year’s first defender, Jayne Dietrich is a teacher originally from Toronto, who spent 16 years in Arizona and came to Bayfield a year and a half ago. A “huge advocate of reading”, she particularly enjoys the “adventure” a book can take a person on. She recently read, “One Brother Shy” by Terry Fallis, which she called an “excellent story”.
Dietrich will be defending Eden Robinson’s “Son of a Trickster”, a novel about a teenage boy of mysterious lineage.
“Being a mom of four boys, I was interested to follow the antics of a boy who came from such a harsh background where he encountered drug abuse, crude language, and a less than ideal environment. As I am reading, I am finding similarities with kids from all walks of life. It seems to me that regardless of our upbringing, we all encounter hardships throughout our lives. It is all in how we resolve them,” said Deitrich.
In addition to Dietrich, this year’s contenders and defenders are: “Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club” by Megan Gail Coles, defended by Ruth Gibson; “We Have Always Been Here” by Samra Habib, defended by Kathy Wilson; “Radicalized” by Cory Doctorow, defended by Greg Stewart; and “From the Ashes” by Jesse Thistle, defended by Don Keillor.
Bayfield Reads will be held at the Bayfield Town Hall starting at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.
The Village Bookshop is currently closed and will reopen on Thursday, March 19 at 10 a.m.
Yesterday first film for Soup and a Movie at Trinity St. James
“Soup and a Movie at Trinity St. James” will be held on Tuesdays during the upcoming Lenten season!
The congregation of Trinity St. James Anglican Church welcomes the community to join in fellowship over a hearty bowl of soup while delighting in a great cinematic work.
This extremely popular community event will begin on Tuesday, March 3 and will be held on the four subsequent Tuesdays after that from 6-9 p.m. Those who attend will enjoy sampling a variety of soup, bread and a beverage all for a free will donation followed by a movie.
This year’s movie schedule is: Yesterday, March 3; On the Basis of Sex, March 10; Christopher Robin, March 17; Green Book, March 24; and Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, March 31.
Anyone who has yet to come out to a movie night should consider doing so as the church hall boasts surround sound as well as a terrific big screen plus it is a fabulous evening to socialize and escape the winter blahs. Participants are asked to reserve a spot by calling 519 565-2790. All in the community are welcome to attend.
Bayfield favorite Ennis Sisters returning to town hall in May
For over twenty years, the Ennis Sisters have been connecting to audiences across the world. They will return to Bayfield in May. (Submitted photo)
A Bayfield favorite, the Ennis Sisters will once again be performing at the Bayfield Town Hall on Saturday, May 23.
For over twenty years, the Ennis Sisters have been connecting to audiences across the world. From church halls in an out-port in Newfoundland to performing for International leaders at the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Juno Beach, their harmonies resonate with everyone.
Flavored by Celtic and traditional Newfoundland influences, Maureen, Karen and Teresa are known for their captivating sibling harmonies and their powerful, often humorous, storytelling. Their music offers a broad mix of original songs as well as uniquely interpreted tunes and ballads.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. The doors to the hall will open at 7 p.m. There will be a cash bar.
The Ennis Sisters' latest CD release, “Keeping Time”, is a concept album that honors and preserves our most precious gift – time, and what we choose to do with it. It is reflective yet uplifting. It is about keeping time in both life and music. Inspired by the unraveling and tethering of memory, Keeping Time is part homage, part celebration of life, as the album honors their father, who they recently lost to dementia.
Live performance has been a staple of the Ennis’ experience, and continues to be. Proven road warriors since 1997, they gained underground notoriety before translating it into the global success they’ve become - and they aren’t finished yet!
Tickets are selling now for $40 ($45 at the door if still available). Purchase tickets online at www.bayfieldtownhall.com
VALENTINE'S DAY MASCOT DELIVERy
This Michael's Pharmasave mascot will deliver sweet wishes to your Valentine on Feb. 14 as a fundraiser for the Huron Residential Hospice. (Submitted photo)
Want to surprise someone special this Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14? When you purchase any Valentine's gift at retail price, you can have it delivered by a mascot to a local recipient of your choice for a donation of $15 to the HRH. With a wide variety of Valentine’s gifts to choose from, Michael's Pharmasave has something for everyone, such as, Rheo Thompson chocolates or a Valentine’s plush.
This would be a great way to surprise someone - spouse, significant other, friend, co-worker or parent - while also supporting a very important cause. Don't delay, all three Michael’s Pharmasave locations are currently taking orders. Please call or visit Bayfield, 519 565-4454; Goderich, 519 524-2242; or Clinton, 519-482-5037 to place your order!
Reverend Joe Gray will be presenting a photographic travelogue on the history and the land of Israel at the next meeting of the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) on Monday, Feb. 24.
Part of the BHS’s monthly Speakers’ Series, the evening will be held at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building starting at 7:30 p.m.
Rev. Joe and his wife, Beth, moved to Bayfield in 2018. He retired after over 30 years of ministry in the United States and Canada and remains active, preaching, teaching and writing. The couple have led numerous tours to Israel and enjoy sharing the wonder and history of this beautiful land with others.
Members and friends of Trinity St. James Anglican Church will once again be hosting their annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. This year the event falls on Feb. 25.
Pancakes and sausages are turned into tasty delights with the simple addition of locally crafted Maple Syrup! Also, on the menu are juice, tea or coffee and dessert.
All are invited to enjoy food and fellowship while supporting Trinity St James’ ministry in the community. The event will be held in the Trinity St. James Parish Hall, 10 Keith Cres, from 5-7 p.m. Admission at the door will be adults, $10; children under 12 years, $5; pre-schoolers free. There is a family rate of $20.
Take out is available by calling 519 565-2790 on the day of the event.
"Put down the knitting, the book and the broom
It's time for a holiday
Life is a cabaret, old chum!
Come to the cabaret!"
After a one-year hiatus, the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society is thrilled to announce the return of their cherished fundraiser, “CABARET”.
Two performances will be held on March 13 and 14 starting at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. There will be a cash bar.
The society extends many thanks to returning cast members Natalie Tarnawski and Leanne Kavanagh along with newcomers Camille Oates and Big Mac are stepping in as this year’s stellar artistic directing team. They promise that attendees will see many familiar faces on stage for this upcoming production.
Tickets are currently available for $20 online at www.bayfieldtownhall.com and in person at Shopbike Coffee Roasters in Bayfield.
Life at the Rink
Tonight (Feb. 12) the Bayfield Relics will compete against the Clinton Foul Ups starting at 8:30 p.m.
Goderich 2 will take on Bayfield 50+ on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.
The Bayfield Relics are an Oldtimers Hockey Team that was founded in 1987. Their home ice is the Bayfield Arena. The Relics play their season schedule versus teams from Huron and Middlesex Counties.
The Bayfield Farmers’ Market invites vendor applications for the 2020 season.
The market is held in Bayfield’s Clan Gregor Square every Friday, 3-7 p.m., Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend. Vendors must live within 75 KM of Bayfield and grow, produce or create the products they sell at the market.
Deadline for applications is March 1st. Applications can be submitted at https://bayfield.wufoo.com. All applications will be reviewed by the Bayfield Farmers’ Market Board of Directors.
Applicants may address questions to Mary Brown, Market manager, at email@example.com or www.facebook.com/bayfieldfarmersmarket
friends of the bayfield Library
There’s still time to take a chance on a “Blind Date with a Book” at the Bayfield Public Library. This program runs until Feb. 15. Check out a brown paper wrapped book from the Blind Date display. Take it home and unwrap it, and then cozy up for a reading experience with your “book date”. There is no limit, so be daring—check out more than one book to help you find the right connection! Don't forget to "rate your date" with the bookmark included and enter the draw for a prize. The draw will take place on March 13.
Friends of the Bayfield Library's “Saturdays at the Library” speaker program continues. Next up in the series is “Bringing Stories to Life on Stage or In Print”, presented by local playwright David Scott on Saturday, Feb. 22. Three of Scott’s plays have been produced by the Blyth Festival, including the popular, “The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom.” All are welcome to attend this session to be held at the Bayfield Library in the Community Room starting at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Participants are asked to bring their own coffee mug.
Upcoming “Saturdays at the Library” programs include: March 28, learn how to put order into closet chaos, presented by Pauline Hoffman, Just in Time Solutions; and Apr. 18, hear all about local area food bank initiatives presented by Mary Ellen Zielman, Executive director of the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre, and Terry Henderson of the Bayfield Area Food Bank.
Splash Pad Pavers
People may have noticed that the Splash Pad in Clan Gregor Square is looking like a bit of construction zone these days but never fear it will be undergoing a refurbishment in the spring and should be better than new for those hot, hazy days of summer!
This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who missed out on purchasing an engraved paver to grace the Splash Pad surround. The engraved pavers in Clan Gregor Square are a reminder of how great area residents and visitors are when it comes to supporting such projects as the Playground and the Splash Pad. People often ask if they can add an engraved brick to the path. Members of the Bayfield Optimist Club are once again providing this opportunity.
“In Memoriam” stones for loved ones as well as “just because” stones can be ordered with the work being done on site later in 2020 using the same two brick sizes that are already installed around the Splash Pad. The cost of these engraved bricks will vary depending on the size, printing and quantity of bricks to be engraved at that time. The plan is to have the bricks engraved in late May and/or early June.
Anyone with an interest in adding a brick can contact Mike Dixon via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 519 955-5254 for further information.