Bookmark and Share   Feb. 20, 2019   Vol. 10 Week 8 Issue 502

FAMILY DAY CELEBRATED WITH FAMILY FUN 

PHOTOS BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER 

IMG_9565Jeff 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.

IMG_9569The 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.

IMG_9582Members of the Bayfield Ukuele Society provided music at the Family Day celebrations.  

IMG_9576 The Toilet Trouble game was a new addition to the event. Faith Brock, 5, got sprayed with "toilet" water.

IMG_9559 Ah, the Pie in the Face Game is a perennial favorite...

IMG_9561...that inevitably results with a pie in the face!


IMG_9579The Courtney family took part in the activities offered at the Bayfield Community Centre on Family Day.

IMG_9570Luke and Weylin Shanahan played "Boom Boom Balloon" together.  

IMG_9567Enjoying 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".  


IMG_9558St. Andrew's United Church members and friends provided crafting opportunities for the children.  

IMG_9585The Keys family - Sarah, Ryan and Everly celebrated the holiday with some time at the arena.  

image2 2E.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 

cover-artThe 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

Ennis YellowThe 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. 

Councilor's Corner

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 mikedixon@tcc.on.ca 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.

SHROVE TUESDAY

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.

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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.

CHESS CLUB 

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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.

FARMERS' MARKET

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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 bayfieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com or contacting her through the market’s Facebook page. All applications will be reviewed by the Bayfield Farmers’ Market board of directors.

WEDNESDAY BRIDGE

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.

Climate change 

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 

QuiltedHug001Jane 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 cph.foundation@hpha.ca or by phone at 519 482-3440 Ext. 6297. 
 


 

 


 

donations sought for digitized newspaper project

BarnQuiltsOnDisplayA fundraiser for the Digitized Newspaper Project is a raffle for a chance to win a quilt. This queen-sized quilt entitled, “Barn Quilts on Display” was created by quilt artist, Marie Webster and quilted by Sarah Eveland. (Submitted photo)

The Digitized Newspaper Project was undertaken by the Huron County Library and Huron County Museum to digitize more than a century’s worth of historical Huron County newspapers from across the county and make them accessible to anyone, anywhere, on-line for free!

To date, more than 16,700 historical newspaper issues have been digitized and the files have been accessed by thousands of researchers each year. The collection includes newspapers from 1848 to 2008 from across all of Huron County.

Thousands more newspapers are still waiting to be digitized and we need your financial support to continue.

Donations can be made in person at the Huron County Museum located at 110 North Street or by emailing the Museum at museum@huroncounty.ca or calling 519 524-2686 for more information. Tax receipts will be issued upon request. Donations over $250 will receive a thank you gift consisting of one of the Museum’s famous two-headed calf plushies and recognition of their support on the Museum’s website.

One exciting event in support of the Digitized Newspaper Project are currently in the works is the “Huron Discount Time Machine”, a fundraising event, to be held on Sept. 20 at the Huron County Museum.

Another fundraiser is a raffle for a chance to win a quilt. This queen-sized quilt entitled, “Barn Quilts on Display” was created by quilt artist, Marie Webster and quilted by Sarah Eveland. The quilt was donated by the Goderich Quilters’ Guild. The design features Huron County barns colorfully adorned with barn quilts and farm animals. Purchase a raffle ticket at the Huron County Museum or at any Huron County Library branch for a chance to win. Tickets are selling one for $3 or five for $10. The raffle will close Oct. 1 with the draw to be held at the Annual Textile Show and Sale on Nov. 2 at the Huron County Museum. Tickets are available at ny Huron County Library branch, Huron County Museum or the Huron County Admin Office (located in the Courthouse in Goderich).

The weekly newspapers carry local, regional, national and international stories that are of great value to students, teachers, historians, genealogists and researchers.

People are invited to ask their local librarian or museum representative for more information on how to donate and how to use the digitized newspapers’ search engine to make their next research project a breeze.

Access the newspapers on-line atwww.HuronCountyMuseum.ca/digitized-newspapers.
 

 

 

International Women's Day

The Women’s March Canada – Huron Chapter members will be hosting an International Women’s Day Night Market at Goderich District Collegiate Institute on March 8.

Admisson is free but donatoins of feminine hygiene products for local high school students would be appreciated.

The evening will run from 7-10 p.m. and will feature live music from "The Honey Sweethearts", women makers, and local organizations that provide resources and support for women in Huron County.

United Way

United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) is once again offering the Non-profit Professional Development Series in Perth and Huron counties; ensuring local organizations have affordable access to professional development.

Six workshops will be offered in the communities of Goderich, St. Marys, Clinton, Listowel and Stratford. Libro Credit Union is pleased to continue their community partnership as the series sponsor.

“United Way is committed to helping supported and community partners strengthen the quality and impact of programs and services available to the community,” commented UWPH Executive Director Ryan Erb. “We know how prohibitive the cost of many workshops can be, especially once you add in travel costs. We’re proud to bring workshops to our local area that focus directly on our industry and can help staff, management and volunteers alike.”

“These workshops are open to everyone. Scenarios used in workshops may be non-profit specific, but all members of the community can benefit and are encouraged to register,” said UWPH Director of Community Information and series organizer Susan Faber. “Topics include Team Development, Active Risk Management, Data Driven Storytelling, Microsoft Publisher Marketing Creation, Change Management and Leadership Development.”

A comprehensive description of workshops, along with facilitator bios, cost and location can be found at perthhuron.unitedway.ca. Participants can register by email KEYs@perthhuron.unitedway.ca or call 519 271-2978.

UWPH is 100 per cent local and supports 48 organizations and services across Perth and Huron counties. To help United Way continue supporting these local services, donations are gladly accepted. Call 519 271-7730 or 1-877-818-8867, mail to 32 Erie Street, Stratford, ON N5A 2M4 or visit perthhuron.unitedway.ca.
 

 


 

 

REMEMBER ME?

Volume 10

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 bayarchives@tcc.on.ca 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, we feature a picture of both the Junior and Senior classes at the Bayfield Public School in 1957 with teachers Jacqueline Cluff and Vina Parker. We will publish the names of these classmates next issue. There are a few blanks so take a look and see if you recognize anyone. (Archives Code: PB17 20A)

 PB17 20A Remember Me 502

PB17 25B Remember Me 501 List of classmates Sr. room 1965-66 Edith Turner


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

 

ISSUE 500

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In Issue 500, a colorful photo of Miss Pepper’s school cadets at the Bayfield Fair in 1953. Does anyone recognize any of these youngsters? (Archives Code: PICT0588)

ISSUE 501

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In Issue 501, we feature the senior class from the Bayfield Public School 1965-66. Can you guess who these youth are? Their names are shown in the photo bottom left. 

 


 

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Bayfield town hall 

new format gave soup tasters more elbow room

IMG_9521Peter Keightley, owner of Drift, was assisted by his nephew, Bram St. John, who dished out Sapporo Curry Soup to attendees.  

IMG_9488The secret to the success of the Optimist Club of Bayfield's soup entry - the dill pickle and tomato topping! Yum!  

IMG_9505The Lake House of Bayfield entered their Sweet and Sour Beef Soup into the Soup's On fundraiser for the Bayfield Town Hall.  

IMG_9547 Advance tickets with a timed entry were sold for Soup's On this year. Those participants who reserved the middle time slot waited patiently in the cold to enter the building - good thing the soups were hot!

IMG_9552Marlene Beyerlein (right corner of image), of the Bayfield Berry Farm, had the winning soup as voted on by the judge of the restaurant entries.  

IMG_9526 Roasted Garlic, Prime Rib and Portobello Mushroom was the soup ladled out by Colin Corriveau of The Docks Restaurant and Bar.

IMG_9522Albion Beef Barley Soup was served by hotel owner, Leigh Graham.


 

 

 

PHOTOS BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER

The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society (BTHHS) hosted their annual Soup's On event on Sunday, Feb. 17, and organizers noted that it was a great community event and a perfect way to spend a beautiful winter day! More than 300 people visited the hall to sample the 15 soups, divided in two sections: restaurants and organizations.

Two judges Dawne Erb and Guy Spence had the pleasure of sampling the soups without knowing who had made them. Erb judged the restaurant soups and Spence judged the tasty submissions done by local organizations.

The following restaurants competed: The Albion Hotel, The Docks Restaurant and Bar, Renegades, The Drift, The Bayfield Public House, The Bayfield Berry Farm, The Lake House of Bayfield and The Little Inn of Bayfield.

“When announcements were made at 4 p.m. Dawne had awarded first place to the winning restaurant, The Bayfield Berry Farm. Honorable mentions were given to Renegades and the Docks,” said Patricia Baker, event organizer.

The seven organizations represented at the competition this year were: The Bayfield International Croquet Club, The Bayfield Lions’ Club, The Bayfield Mews, The Bayfield River Valley and Trail Association, Knox Presbyterian Church, The Bayfield Optimists and Feed My Sheep (Bayfield Foodbank).

“Guy awarded the first-place trophy to the Bayfield International Croquet Club, with honorable mentions to The Bayfield Mews and Bayfield Optimists,” said Baker.

Organizers noted that it was a much more comfortable event this year for the more than 300 visitors as they entered the town hall in three different time slots.

“This meant that there was plenty of room in the main hall to move around mixing and mingling with neighbors and friends as they sampled the various soups. Everyone had 45 minutes to taste the 15 different soups and cast their vote. The new format was a big hit!” said Baker.

Baker added that when the people had cast their votes for the restaurants and organizations, it was quite interesting to note the different winners selected by the community. When the ballots were totalled the people had chosen The Docks Restaurant and Bar as their favorite restaurant soup. Honorable mentions went to Renegades and The Bayfield Public House, a new participant this year. Among the organizations, the people chose The Bayfield Optimist Club’s soup as their favorite with a shout out given to the Bayfield International Croquet Club and Knox Presbyterian Church.

“The BTHHS committee would like to express its gratitude to the restaurants and organizations that participated, you are all winners. The smells and tastes in the building were phenomenal! This event is definitely becoming one of the community highlights as demonstrated by the enormous turnout of taste testers!” said Baker. “We are also beginning to notice that there are more out of town visitors dropping in as well - welcome to you all and we look forward to seeing you back next year.

“Thank you as well to all the people who remembered to bring their mugs and spoons. You each in your own way have helped reduce the environmental waste in our community! Bayfield takes its environmental initiatives quite seriously and appreciates your continued support.”

IMG_9531Vegetable Tortellini was the soup entered by Bayfield Lions' Club's representatives, Andrew and Shelly Widdis.

IMG_9503Jane MacLaren dished out a Tuscan style tomato soup to those who attended Soup's On on Sunday afternoon.

IMG_9529 Town hall volunteer Paul Hill collected the People's Choice ballots from attendees at Soup's On.

 


 

PIXILATED — image of the week

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Winter Beauty in Bluewater...By Heather Klopp

Email your photo in Jpeg format to bayfield.breeze@villageofbayfield.com 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

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Melody Falconer-Pounder

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The 2019 Ontario Heritage Conference (OHC) will be held in beautiful Bluewater and Goderich in just 100 days.

It is noted on the OHC website that, “The conference theme is heritage economics and features an exciting program focused on how the agricultural, marine, industrial and tourist economies in Bluewater and Goderich have shaped the built and natural heritage of these communities and, more recently, the interplay between heritage and tourism.”

Bayfield is going to be an important presence at the annual Ontario Heritage Conference which will be coming to Ontario’s West Coast May 30 to June 1. To generate some excitement and to allow area residents to reflect on their heritage several local history buffs have come together to create a feature called, “Take a Look”. They will be providing village anecdotes in the weeks leading up to the conference. This week’s recollection is provided by Rosemary Crosthwaite. - Melody 

“Walking through Clan Gregor Square these cold winter mornings, I’m reminded of the days in the park in the 1980s when my children were small when Jim Francis used to make a snow hill for the kids there.

After every snowfall it would get bigger and bigger and on weekends and after school it was always covered with children having the time of their lives. I remember when three young sisters would walk over to my house on Louisa Street for piano lessons from their house on Howard Street invariably the youngest wouldn’t show up. After phone calls and a frantic search, she was discovered on the snow hill in the park, the lure of it far stronger than the piano.

There was also a skating rink in front of the gazebo and young and old would lace up their skates on the benches and go for a turn on the ice.
The park has changed since then for the next generation - new playground equipment, a splash pad, washrooms, beautiful pathways and lighting and yes, a skating rink. Now if someone would just build a snow hill...”

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Rev Leslie Clemens on snow slide Feb70This image was published in the Clinton News-Record on Feb. 26, 1970. This may have been a precursor to the snow hill of the 80s, which sadly, it would appear no one thought to take a picture of. Leslie Clemens, pastor of Bayfield Baptist Church, enjoys his own slide which he built in his front yard for the youngsters of the village. The slide, complete with a banked curve at the bottom has been a big hit with local residents. (Photo by Audrey Bellchamber)



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 519-525-3830.


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