Bookmark and Share   Feb. 12, 2020   Vol. 11 Week 7 Issue 553



ZimbabweArtThe 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 (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

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 

Ennis sisters photo 2For 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



Valentine PicThis 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!

historical society 

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.

Pancake Supper 

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 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.

Farmers' Market 


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 All applications will be reviewed by the Bayfield Farmers’ Market Board of Directors.

Applicants may address questions to Mary Brown, Market manager, at or

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 or by calling 519 955-5254 for further information.






  toronto based jazz band comes to grand bend   

event29421The Dixie Demons will perform in Grand Bend on Feb. 22. (Submitted photo)  

The Grand Bend Centre for the Living Arts will host the Dixie Demons in concert on Feb. 22 for a Mardi Gras evening.

The Dixie Demons have been dazzling audiences for the past 26 years. This prestigious Toronto-based performing group entertains with a catchy and exciting repertoire of traditional jazz. Anyone who has seen this stellar six-piece band on stage knows that the chemistry they share is what makes them tick. Their performances are a real treat of great music, amazing virtuosity and showmanship.

The doors to the centre located at 22 Main St. in Grand Bend will open at 6:30 p.m. with the performance to follow at 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar.

Tickets are $25 and are available now by calling Janice Sinker at 519 238-5436 or The Garden Gate at 519 238-5436 or visit

Retired teachers sought for CNR School on Wheels Museum 

Screen Shot 2020-02-04 at 11.07.19 AMIndividuals, including retired teachers, are currently being sought to volunteer at the CNR School on Wheels Museum from May to September. (Submitted photo)

The CNR School on Wheels Museum is looking for friendly, enthusiastic retired teachers or individuals who demonstrate a continued passion for life-long learning and the desire to impart knowledge. The objective is to come together with one common goal: to facilitate and preserve knowledge about Public Education on CNR School Cars in Northern Ontario.

One of these school train cars have been converted into a museum, in Clinton. From May to September, the public can explore and learn about this unique school and the Sloman family; who spent 39 years living and teaching in this mobile classroom. Visitors either choose to explore the train independently or participate in a guided tour.

Interested retired teachers or individuals who might like to join this social network are asked to come to the Bayfield Public Library on March 25 at 3:30 p.m. or Apr. 9 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about this fun and interesting opportunity. A brief in-service training to learn historical content and interesting facts about the Sloman School on Wheels would be provided on site at a later date. A minimum of six volunteer days is expected for the season.

For more information please contact Carolyn Brophy at or Reeka Spence at

Fun, fellowship and good food served at conservation dinner 

The 31st Conservation Dinner will take place on Thursday, Apr. 16 and tickets are now available, said Dave Frayne, chair of the Dinner Committee.

There are many reasons to buy a ticket early for the Conservation Dinner, according to the Chair. There is a limited number of tickets, the charity fundraiser is a sold-out show year after year, and the Dinner Committee expects a great deal of excitement for this year’s event – the Dinner’s 31st year.

“If you buy a Conservation Dinner ticket you know you will get fun, fellowship, good food and that you will be helping your community,” said Chair Dave Frayne.

The Conservation Dinner takes place at South Huron Recreation Centre at 94 Victoria Street East in Exeter. Tickets are $85 each. Patrons receive a charitable gift receipt, for income tax purposes, for a portion of that amount. To buy a ticket or to donate to the 2020 Conservation Dinner, visit the Ausable Bayfield Conservation office east of Exeter at 71108 Morrison Line (just south of Highway 83) or phone 519 235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 or email Find out more at and

The Conservation Dinner started in 1990. This gala charitable auction and dinner event has raised more than $1.2 million over three decades for projects in local communities. These projects include accessible nature trails in Bayfield, Clinton, Parkhill, Lucan, Arkona, Exeter, and Varna; busing for students to experience outdoor nature education; a $1,000 student environmental bursary benefitting students in local communities; a summer job at Ausable Bayfield Conservation for a senior secondary school student; turtle monitoring and events in Port Franks and Ailsa Craig; aquatic habitat studies in Old Ausable Channel, Grand Bend; and projects like nature day camps, fishing derby and Owl Prowl, and parks and conservation areas.

The Exeter Lions Club has been co-partner, with the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation and the watershed community, on the Dinner since 1991. Net profits are split 50-50 between community conservation projects of the Conservation Foundation and community conservation projects of the Exeter Lions Club.

The annual charitable event features live and silent auctions of art and other distinctive items including travel packages and sports and entertainment memorabilia. The Dinner also includes special raffles, general raffles, appetizers, wine tasting, a wonderful meal, and a chance to visit with neighbors. The Conservation Dinner Committee thanks all the donors and sponsors, patrons and guests, and volunteers who make the event a success. The committee also thanks all the creative people who have been feature artists over the years in media ranging from paintings to ice sculptures to metal art to culinary arts to other creative disciplines.

Conservationist of the year nominations now sought 

Do you know a person, business, farm, community group, or organization doing great work to protect water, soil, and habitat for living things in Ausable Bayfield watersheds? If so, you are invited to nominate them for the Conservationist of the Year Award.

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) will accept award nominations until Feb. 15. The award winner is recognized at the Partner Appreciation Evening, an early-evening event to show appreciation for conservation partners, to be held at Ironwood Golf Club, in March.

“The Conservationist of the Year Award is one way we can say ‘thank you’ to some of the active local stewards who are helping to protect our water and soil resources and to improve our forest and wetland conditions,” said General Manager and Secretary-Treasurer of ABCA, Brian Horner. “I invite you to nominate a person, farm, business, community group, or organization doing positive things in your watershed community.”

ABCA has recognized, with conservation awards, outstanding achievements in conservation each year since 1984. Past award winners have included rural landowners and residents, agricultural producers and farms, service clubs, community organizations, companies, nature groups, and municipalities. Koos and Nathalie Vermue, agricultural producers from the Bayfield area, were winners of the Ausable Bayfield Conservationist of the Year Award in 2019.

To submit a nomination, visit for the nomination form and award information or visit the office east of Exeter at 71108 Morrison Line for a printed copy of the form. People may also call 519 235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 or email for more information about the award. The nomination form is at this web page link:

Current ABCA staff and directors are not eligible for the award. ABCA will make an offsetting donation to Carbon Footprints to Forests ( on behalf of everyone who attends the Partners in Conservation Evening in March. Trees will be planted locally, and maintained for the long term, to capture the equivalent of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) produced in travel to the event.


Thursday Tunes  

“Thursday Tunes and Dancing” is back at the Libro Hall (arena upstairs) in Clinton from now until May 21.

Libro Hall is located at 239 Fleming Drive and the program runs from 1-3:30 p.m. All musicians, dancers and spectators are welcome. Admission is by donation.

For more information contact Angela Smith at 519 476-5922.

Influenza outbreak 

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) – Stratford General Hospital site has declared an influenza outbreak on the Medicine Unit as of Feb. 10.

“The outbreak has been called as three of our patients on the unit have tested positive for influenza,” said Larry Morrell, Infection Control practitioner. “In response to the outbreak we are working closely with Huron Perth Public Health. We have closed the unit to admissions, restricted visitors to two per patient and have put some limitations on staffing for the unit.”

All patients on the unit are currently being offered Tamiflu prophylaxis.

Visitors to the unit are asked to follow proper hand hygiene procedures and are reminded to cough or sneeze into their arm versus their hands. Any visitors not feeling well or experiencing flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, chills, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, and or sneezing) should refrain from visiting until they are feeling better. Exceptions will be made for compassionate grounds or for direct family members of palliative patients.

“With influenza circulating in Huron and Perth communities we’d like to remind the public there are several things that can be done to protect yourself and others becoming sick,” added Morrell. “Get a flu shot, which is still available from your family doctor and local pharmacies; wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer; if you are not feeling well please stay home and rest; keep commonly touched surfaces clean and cough or sneeze into your sleeve.”

Influenza vaccinations rates for staff, physicians, and students at HPHA are high at 8 per cent.
HPHA will continue to update the public, as information changes or more becomes available.

Caregiver Education 

Community Connections Outreach Services will be hosting a Caregiver Education Event at the West Huron Care Centre in Zurich on March 10. The afternoon session will provide information about services and support for Huron caregivers.

Caregivers are; a family member or friend who provides unpaid support, assistance and care
for someone in need.

Caregivers, or people who know one, are invited to the session to get helpful information to support their loved ones. The session will cover: caregiver programs and services, caregiver website, resources and events in the area and helpful tools and tips.

The one-hour event will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Risi Room at the West Huron Care Centre, 37792 Zurich-Hensall Road.

For more information and to RSVP please call 519 236-4373 Ext. 632.

livery film fest 

On Thursdays during the winter and spring of 2020, the Livery Film Fest committee brings new, intriguing and delightful films from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Film Circuit to Goderich.

Two films remain: Feb. 27, Official Secrets; and Apr. 9, Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love.

Both films will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Park Theatre in Goderich. Please check the website before you come, as dates may be subject to change (

Summer Jobs 

Member of Parliament for Huron-Bruce, Ben Lobb invites local businesses and organizations to apply for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs program. Applications close on Feb. 24.

Those interested can apply online through Service Canada (

In 2019, 300 summer employment positions were created by 126 successful applicants in Huron-Bruce. 2020 applicants should receive word about their funding starting in May.



Vreni Beeler was raised on a small farm in the Swiss Alps but nearly 30 years ago she and her husband, Tom, chose Huron County to be their new home. They live on a farm in the Zurich area where they raise chickens and do cash crop farming.

Until April visitors to the Exeter Library can enjoy Beeler's creativity as Art Around Town is displaying seven pieces of her photography on canvas at the Exeter Library. Also displayed is a quilted wall hanging titled, "OWLS". Beeler also makes creative art with cement and wood. She offers her art for sale from her home and on Instagram.

She can be contacted at





Volume 11

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” or you can email the archivist directly at or click on the image and make a comment on Flickr.

Editor's Note: We are now adding the archive's code to the information supplied with the photographs so that if anyone would like to learn more from the Bayfield Archives about certain pictures they can use the code to make the process easier.

This week, Bill Robinson is shown in this undated cameo donated to the Bayfield Archives by Alma Bassett in 1976. Does anyone remember Bill or Alma? (Archives Code: PB12 4a)

PB12 4a Bill Robinson in cameo undated donated by Alma Bassett 1976  

Make your on any image and it will take you to Flickr.


 ISSUE 550

 PB12 6a Mr Mrs Wilson Cox nee Mary Parker c1890s

In Issue 550, an image of Wilson and Mary Cox (nee Parker) taken in the 1890s. Another photo courtesy the Lucy Woods Diehl collection. (Archives Code: PB12 6a)


Issue 552

PB12 3b Alf Erwin from Mr Mrs Dick undated 

In Issue 552, this undated image of Alf Erwin was donated to the archives by the late Richard and Sarah Dick. Does anyone remember him? (Archives Code: PB12 3b) 



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Clinton public hospital foundation         

Ribbon Cut on New X-Ray Suite  

Digital X-Ray 001Louanne Plain, HPHA Manager Diagnostic Imaging, delivered her thank you address while Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance Board Chair Ron Lavoie looked on.  

Digital X-Ray 002Preparing to cut the ribbon on the new x-ray suite.  

Digital X-Ray 003 (L-r) Diane Foxton, on behalf of Lisa Thompson MPP Huron-Bruce; Dr. Keith Sparrow, HPHA radiologist: Louanne Plain, HPHA manager Diagnostic Imaging; Lindsey Wise and Jennifer Carter, both HPHA Imaging technicians; and Darren Stevenson, CPH Foundation chair, took part in the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new x-ray suite.

Digital X-Ray 004Attendees at the ceremony took a tour of the new x-ray suite.

Digital X-Ray 005The new x-ray unit and suite at the Clinton Public Hospital.



In 2017, Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) identified the need for a new digital x-ray unit and upgrades to the current x-ray suite at the Clinton Public Hospital (CPH).

When this project was presented to the CPH Foundation as capital equipment needing replacement in the medical imaging department, the Foundation Board of Directors decided to make it their project to raise funds for at the 2018 Biennial Gala fundraiser.

The 2018 Vintage Circus Gala was successful in bringing in a net profit of $149,913 towards the project. Since then, the Foundation has been very fortunate to receive additional funding through private donations and bequests left to the Foundation through planned giving. The cost of the new digital x-ray unit and suite is $493,020.43, all of which has been funded through the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations who have supported the hospital through financial contributions.

On Thursday, Feb. 6, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in celebration of the completion of the project. HPHA Board Chair, Ron Lavoie opened the ceremony with greetings and welcoming remarks, followed by remarks from special guests. Diane Foxton from the office of Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson, brought remarks, specifically noting the benefit that this latest technology has for the patients attending the hospital. Foxton also brought thanks to the CPH Foundation from Thompson, for their “ongoing and tireless support for the hospital”.

From the Municipality of Central Huron, Alex Westerhout shared remarks on behalf of Mayor Jim Ginn. Westerhout commented on other projects taking place within the municipality, which will lead to more potential patients in the community who will benefit from the services of CPH. Westerhout added, “We look forward to, many, more years of having this hospital in the Town of Clinton.”

CPH Foundation Chair Darren Stevenson introduced the Digital X-Ray Suite Project.

He said, “This project ran almost half a million dollars, which goes to show the commitment of our donors. The Foundation is very appreciative of everyone’s support.”

HPHA Manager Diagnostic Imaging, Louanne Plain addressed those in attendance, explaining the process of the project and thanking everyone involved both in the process of the replacement and for their part for making this project possible.

Closing remarks were made by President & CEO of HPHA Andrew Williams just prior to the official Ribbon Cutting. He explained that this is an exceptional day, as well as the project being “a great example for vision of health care and sets the tone to strengthen the community”. He went on to say that he is blown away by how the community stepped up for this project, in giving the staff at CPH the necessary resources to do their job.

The CPH Foundation, HPHA and the staff of CPH wish to extend their sincere appreciation to the donors and volunteers and all those involved in making this project possible.

“We live in such a generous and caring community, which continues to support the health care needs of our family, friends and neighbors. Thank you!” concluded Darlene McCowan, CPH Foundation coordinator.



PIXILATED — image of the week


Bailey Bridge Beginnings...By Melody Falconer-Pounder

Email your photo in Jpeg format to with the subject line Subscriber Photo of the Week. or...Upload your photo to Flickr.

I am looking for the Bayfield that is a delight to the eye – please share photos with a touch of whimsy, beauty, humor or a sense of fun. If you are to include people in your photos be sure to have their permission to publish their picture on-line and also send in their names and where they are from. And don’t forget to tell me who took the photo for proper credit to be issued









Nat Tarnawski, stylist and owner of the Bayfield Beauty Shop, is in the running to be the next Inked Cover Girl, an American magazine devoted to the tattoo lifestyle and our subscribers can help her achieve her goal as the public is invited to vote daily for their favorite candidates.

Tarnawski describes herself as “a great representation of the modern woman in 2020”, in addition to being a stylist, she is an Herbalist with a deep land connection and a mother of two. She also has strong ties to Bayfield and can be seen on stage at this year’s Cabaret for the Bayfield Town Hall as both a performer and a member of the artistic directing team.

She notes she wears her first tattoo “like a badge of honor” and sites it as “a gift of self-confidence”. This tattoo of the actress Audrey Hepburn, can be found on her upper right arm. She considers Hepburn to be a very inspirational actress and identifies with many of the characters she portrayed.

Inked Magazine’s next tattooed model will appear on the cover and be presented with the grand prize of $25,000. They will take part in an all-expense paid trip to join celebrity photographer Christopher Kolk and his star-studded style team for the exclusive photoshoot.

Tarnawski has a very specific dream should she win the cover and the prize money. She would love to make her property an herbal utopia by making it more self-sustaining and bringing life to more herbs both endangered and medicinal.

To help Tarnawski with her goal of becoming the next Inked Cover Girl please visit: and remember to vote daily until Feb. 20. This is the first round of public voting. We will keep you posted as to her progress right here! - Melody 




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Writer, editor, photographer: Melody Falconer-Pounder
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Special thanks to the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce
Breeze Committee:Mike Dixon, John Pounder, Dennis Pal, Melody Falconer-Pounder