FAMILY DAY CELEBRATED WITH FAMILY FUN
PHOTOS BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER
Jeff Paetz and Mary Fleming, of Goderich, clowned around with some balloon creations at the Family Fun Day hosted by BACPA and BFIT on Monday afternoon.
The Bayfield Arena Community Partners Association (BACPA) and The Bayfield Facilities Initiative Team (BFIT), along with several other sponsors, including the Bayfield Lions’ Club who sponsored the ice rental, invited families to an all ages event that promoted a healthy lifestyle on Family Day, Feb. 18. And the families responded with over 150 people attending. Organizers report that at least 100 of the attendees were children.
"Family Fun Day” was held at the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre from 1-4 p.m. and it was a free event but donations were welcomed.
The Bayfield Optimist Club supplied treat bags to take home.
Skating, crafts, balloon animals and games were offered as well as a soft free play area and a dress up photo booth. Children could also have fun with their food as there were fruit creations to make and cookies to decorate. Apple cider, courtesy of Shop Bike Coffee, was served to those who needed to warm up after a skate around the ice. The Bayfield Optimist Club also supplied treat bags to take home. An added treat was free stuffed animals thanks to the Whetstone Family and friends of the BACPA.
And all this activity was set to music thanks to the talented members of the Bayfield Ukulele Society.
Also supporting the Family Fun Day event were St. Andrew’s United Church and the Friends of the Bayfield Library.
Members of the Bayfield Ukuele Society provided music at the Family Day celebrations.
The Toilet Trouble game was a new addition to the event. Faith Brock, 5, got sprayed with "toilet" water.
Ah, the Pie in the Face Game is a perennial favorite...
...that inevitably results with a pie in the face!
The Courtney family took part in the activities offered at the Bayfield Community Centre on Family Day.
Luke and Weylin Shanahan played "Boom Boom Balloon" together.
Enjoying an opportunity to dress up and have their picture taken were Jenny Allan and her daughter Bridget Shanahan. Bridget's costume was inspired by Elsa from "Frozen".
St. Andrew's United Church members and friends provided crafting opportunities for the children.
The Keys family - Sarah, Ryan and Everly celebrated the holiday with some time at the arena.
E.J. Bauer, representing the Bayfield Lions' Club, dropped by with a cheque for the rental of the ice at the Family Day event. He posed for a photo with families that took advantage of the public skating time. (Submitted photo)
Women of slovenia created world day of prayer service
The official artwork of the 2019 World Day of Prayer was created by Slovenian artist, Rezka Arnuš. (Submitted photo)
At the core of the theme for World Day of Prayer 2019, an invitation – Come. And to enable the response – Everything is ready. Come to praise, thank, and proclaim the kingdom of love.
The invitation is grounded in the parable that Jesus told about a great dinner which was attended by the ones called off the streets, as the ones invited excused themselves. The community formed around the table is not enough to fill the house – there is still room. Who are missing from the table in your community?
Trinity St. James Anglican Church will be hosting World Day of Prayer on Saturday, March 2 and invites the community to come together, along with people in over 170 countries to pray for relevant issues affecting women and children worldwide.
The ultimate goal of this annual program, that will begin at 2 p.m., is best expressed in its Mission Statement: "Empowering Christians to pursue Justice, Peace and Reconciliation by standing together in prayer and action."
Each year a country is chosen and a service written to address their concerns and challenges. This year people will learn about Slovenia.
Joining members and friends of Trinity St. James in presenting the service will be women from the Church on the Way, St. Andrew's United, Knox Presbyterian Church and the Zurich Mennonite Church.
Light refreshments will be served following the service.
Ennis Sisters concert will kick off bicentennial events
The Ennis Sisters will be performing at the Bayfield Town Hall on Friday, Apr. 5 to kick off the 2019-20 celebrations of Admiral Bayfield's surveying Lake Huron. (Submitted photo)
The Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is working with the Bayfield Historical Society (BAS) to celebrate the life and achievements of Admiral H.W. Bayfield. It is nearly the 200th anniversary of Admiral Bayfield surveying Lake Huron. His work is an amazing achievement of perseverance and dedication. He went on to survey the other Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River, and the coastlines of the Atlantic and Newfoundland. Events are being planned for 2019 and 2020.
To kick off the celebrations the Ennis Sisters will be performing at the Bayfield Town Hall on Friday, Apr. 5. According to organizers, these amazingly talented musicians and will be a fitting start to April events.
The Ennis Sisters stepped into the spotlight in 1997 with the release of their debut album, “Red is the Rose”. Twenty years later, with 12 albums, a Juno award and multiple music awards to their credit, Maureen, Karen and Teresa have toured all over the world, performing on some of the most prestigious stages and festivals. Flavored by Celtic and traditional Newfoundland influences, the Ennis Sisters are known for their captivating sibling harmonies and their powerful, often humorous, storytelling.
Their 2018 release, “Keeping Time”, is reflective yet uplifting, about keeping time in both life and music. Produced by Alan Doyle, the album was inspired by the unraveling and tethering of memory, and is part homage, part celebration of life, as the album honors their father, whom they recently lost to dementia.
Tickets are $40 and are available on www.ticketscene.ca. There will be a cash bar. The town hall doors will open at 7 p.m. with the concert at 7:30 p.m.
The BACC would like to thank the concert sponsors: Scotiabank, the Lake House of Bayfield and the Little Inn for their support.
And in keeping with the Admiral Bayfield celebrations later in April, the BHS will be presenting a play by local playwright Judy Keightley on the subject of this great explorer and surveyor himself.
life at the rink
The Bayfield Relics are taking a break this week, however, the Bayfield 50+ team will have home ice advantage versus the Goderich Over 50s on Feb. 21.
The blades will hit the ice in the Bayfield Arena at 8 p.m. and all in the community are invited to come out and watch the game.
Just a reminder that the second Councilor’s Corner of 2019 will be held at the Bayfield Community Centre on Feb. 21. Bayfield Ward Councilor Bill Whetstone welcomes all area citizens to join in these monthly sessions starting at 7 p.m.
SATURDAYS AT THE LIBRARY
Friends of Bayfield Library (FOBL) and the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) are celebrating Black History Month on Feb. 23 as part of their “Saturdays at the Library” series.
The presentation will be held at the Bayfield Public Library starting at 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome to attend a presentation entitled “Huron’s Unheard Histories: Searching for Grey Township Black Pioneers” by Sinead Cox who is the Curator of Engagement and Dialogue at the Huron County Museum. She will discuss why research into one Huron County family raised more questions than answers!
ENGRAVED PAVERS DEADLINE
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 have learned that this is indeed possible and will be completed in the Spring.
“In Memoriam” stones for loved ones as well as “just because” stones can be ordered with the work being done on site in the spring using the same three 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 deadline to order has been set for Feb. 24.
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.
BHS Speakers' Series
The Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) will present the first of their Speakers' Series for 2019 on Feb. 25.
Alison Lobb will talk to those in attendance about Genealogy in her “Stories in Stone”.
The evening will be held in the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building starting at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.
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 March 5.
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’s 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, $8; children under 12 years free. There is a family rate of $20.
Take out is available by calling 519 565-2790 on the day of the event.
SOUP AND A MOVIE
“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 12 and will be held on the four subsequent Tuesdays after that from 6-9 p.m. Those who attend will enjoy a choice of soup, bread and a beverage all for a free will donation followed by a movie.
This year’s movie schedule is: Crazy Rich Asians, March 12; The Soloist, March 19; Battle of the Sexes, March 26; Breathe, Apr. 2; and The Zoo Keeper’s Wife, Apr. 9.
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.
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY
Members of the community are welcome to join in a Lenten Bible Study at Trinty St. James Anglican Church starting on Thursday, March 14.
“It’s Time to…Stop, Pray, Work, Play and Love” will run for five weeks starting at 1:30 p.m.
According to Rev. Wayne Malott, “A video format from the Society of St. John the Evangelist will be used. It should be thought provoking but no home work is involved.”
To learn more please call the church at 519 565-2790.
Anyone interested in playing Chess may be interested to learn that there is a newly formed Chess Club that meets every Tuesday at the Bayfield Public Library.
Club members meet from 1-4 p.m. Both beginners and experienced players are more than welcome to join.
If you are interested please contact Ian Scott-Douglas at 519 441-2433 or email at Valian@hotmail.ca.
The Bayfield Farmers’ Market invites vendor applications for the 2019 season.
The market is held in Bayfield’s Clan Gregor Square every Friday, 3-7 p.m. from May 17 to Oct. 11.
Vendors must live within 75 KM of Bayfield. They also need to grow, produce or create the products they sell at the market. Deadline for applications is March 15.
Application forms can be obtained by emailing market manager Mary Brown at email@example.com or contacting her through the market’s Facebook page. All applications will be reviewed by the Bayfield Farmers’ Market board of directors.
Wednesday afternoons at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building people gather to enjoy some friendly games of bridge.
The group welcomes new players to join. The cards will be dealt starting at 1 p.m.
The County of Huron has been granted up to $124,000 in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Climate Change Staff Grants Initiative to help address staffing gaps and increase our capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change or reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions.
The County of Huron is among 59 communities across Canada benefitting from this initiative.
The County of Huron will use the funding to dedicate staff to activities such as the development and implementation of a Climate Adaptation Plan, including a greenhouse gas inventory and reduction strategy, as well as the development and implementation of County operational and institutional changes that will lead to savings and reduced vulnerability to climate change impacts.
The Climate change staff grants are offered through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) delivered by FCM and funded by the Government of Canada.
“Through participation in programs such as the Huron Clear Water Project and Huron Stewardship Council, Huron County has a strong tradition of environmental leadership”, said County of Huron CAO, Meighan Wark. “This funding from FCM will enable the County of Huron to further its leadership role relating to environmental sustainability and climate adaptation strategies."
Quilted Hug Project
Jane Muegge, CPH Foundation director and Quilted Hug Project chair; modelling one of the Quilted Hugs that she designed and created. (Submitted photos)
In the fall of 2018, as a director of the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation (CPHF), Jane Muegge came forward with a project idea, which would provide in-patients at Clinton Public Hospital (CPH) with a gift of kindness and warmth.
Muegge has been sewing since she learned from her mother and through 4-H projects as a young girl and with these skills she has developed a love of quilting. With her passion for this craft and her desire to give back to CPH, and to those in our community, she developed the “Quilted Hug Project”.
The Quilted Hug Project is a work of heart! The project consists of volunteer quilters creating quilted wraps and donating them to the CPHF, to be distributed to individuals in the in-patient unit at CPH. The Hugs will be crafted from a variety of materials and colors, suitable to various individual needs and preferences. Each Hug is crafted with love and kindness, with the intention to help keep someone warm and comfortable, while they are in hospital. When a patient receives a Quilted Hug, it is theirs to keep...a gift from friends of CPHF.
In recent months, Muegge has been working with CPHF directors and staff, Huron Perth Healhcare Alliance staff and community volunteers to develop and implement this project. She has made presentations to local quilters and already has several volunteer quilters on board to assist with the project. The CPHF has recently started to receive some Hugs and distribution of the Quilted Hugs has just begun.
For further information regarding the Quilted Hug Project or for information on volunteering your sewing services for the project, please contact the CPHF Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 519 482-3440 Ext. 6297.