Bookmark and Share   March 13, 2013   Vol. 4 Week 12 Issue 193

exciting fresh talent sought for sail and canvas festival

One of the more entertaining results of the 10th annual Sail and Canvas Festival occurred when local artist Kristyn Watterworth was invited to put her signature style on a Fiat 500 from Fiat of London. Artists, artisans and digital artists are now being sought for the 2013 version of the festival. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

The Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce’s Sail and Canvas Festival will celebrate its 11th anniversary on the weekend of June 15-16. The Sail and Canvas Committee is looking for exciting, fresh talent to showcase their work.

Artists, artisans and digital artists who would like to participate should email a short bio and website address to If potential participants do not have a website they should email seven to 10 jpeg images of their work instead. Please put Sail and Canvas Committee/ Artist Participation in the subject line. The deadline to apply is Apr. 25.


A committee will determine an artist’s acceptance in the festival. Artists not affiliated with a Bayfield art gallery must pay a $50 registration fee. This fee confirms their participation in the festival, helps advertise the weekend, ensures artists have a volunteer to watch over their set-up during breaks, an artist reception and coffee from the Bayfield cafes. The fee is non-refundable.

Artists are responsible for their own set-up. This involves a tent or umbrella structure, a way to hang work, a table, a chair and working materials. On Saturday, set-up would begin between 8-9 a.m. with artists working from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An artist reception would follow at 5:30 p.m. On Sunday, artists are expected to work from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ABCA can charge for misuse of conservation properties

 “Since the beginning of 2012, we have laid 11 charges for dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles on conservation authority lands,” said Kate Monk, Supervisor of Stewardship and Conservation Lands with Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA).

According to Monk, most people who use conservation areas respect other users and observe the permitted uses on these natural lands and trails but there are a few people who don’t follow the rules and that’s when patrol officers have to lay charges and fines.

“Responsible ATV riders use those vehicles only on lands where it is permitted and during times when the trails are dry but those people who don’t operate them according to the rules, or operate them on areas where these vehicles are prohibited, are subject to fines,” she said.

The conservation authority also laid a charge against the driver of a motor vehicle who by-passed a locked gate. ABCA has also laid four recent charges against people walking their dogs off-leash on local trails.

ABCA personnel have the power to lay charges under the Trespass to Property Act and the Conservation Authorities Act. The Province of Ontario has recently increased fines. Patrol officers are on the properties owned or maintained by ABCA throughout the year and are laying charges.

Monk expressed thanks, on her own behalf and on behalf of trail users, to the vast majority of people who follow the rules and permitted uses on conservation lands.

“If everyone understands that rules are there for a reason and for the benefit of all users of conservation areas, they will want to do the right thing and we won’t need to lay as many charges,” she said.

Rules such as keeping a dog on a leash protect the pet, other wildlife, and trail users, Monk said. People can visit for information on permitted uses at conservation areas.

Community invited to submit photographs for 2014 calendar

Following the positive feedback on the quality of photographs included in the 2013 Bayfield Calendar, the Photography Club of Bayfield (PCoB) will again be coordinating the photographic submissions for the 2014 Bayfield Calendar on behalf of the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC).

This year the BACC and PCoB are looking for photos that, in addition to being recognizably of Bayfield, also reflect the many different aspects of the village. Some suggested topics are: beach or marina scenes, the artistic side of village life and views of historic buildings and sites.

Gary Lloyd-Rees, co-president of the PCoB, said, "We encourage every Bayfield Breeze reader, and their friends or family, to look through their digital photographs and to submit any that they would like to be considered for inclusion in the 2014 calendar.”

Images can be sent to the dedicated Flickr site. Anyone who is not a regular user of Flickr can email their digital photographs directly to the PCoB at
Please note that the cut-off for submissions is May 22.

The final selection of photographs will be made by the end of May, with a special event being planned to launch the calendar over the Sail and Canvas weekend of June 15-16. Be sure to check the Bayfield Breeze for more details regarding the calendar launch over the coming weeks.

Easter Egg Hunt a much anticipated sweet event

Nearly 60 pounds of chocolate, molded into the shape of Easter eggs, will be worth its weight in gold to countless youngsters when it is tossed on the lawn in Clan Gregor Square for the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Hosted by the Bayfield Optimist Club the hunt will begin precisely at 1 p.m. on March 31.

Those youngsters who participate in the event are reminded to bring a container to collect their chocolate treasures in and remember the hunt happens very quickly so be sure to be on time.

Tickets will also be sold for the raffle of a basket filled with Easter treats and toys. Tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5. The sale of these tickets helps cover the hunt expenses and the ongoing work the Bayfield Optimist Club does for youth in the community.

The Optimist Club of Bayfield will be raffling off this Easter basket of goodies at their annual Easter Egg Hunt to be held in Clan Gregor Square on the afternoon of March 31. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)



optimist club

Grandparents, parents and children can gather at the Bayfield Town Hall on March 15 for a fun social evening featuring the Disney movie, “Wreck-It Ralph”.

This evening, hosted by the Bayfield Optimist Club, is by donation. The movie will start at 7 p.m. Popcorn and juice will be available. Those younger folks who attend are encouraged to bring blankets and sleeping bags to get comfy on the floor.

the village bookshop

In mid-January Mary Brown, owner of The Village Bookshop, moved her business around the corner to 24 Main Street and now she is ready to celebrate with an official grand opening.

The event will be held on March 16 from 7-9 p.m.

The celebrating will continue the next day when the bookshop hosts a Books and Brunch at The Little Inn of Bayfield on March 17. Miranda Hill, author of “Sleeping Funny” will share some of her book following the brunch. Tickets are available now from The Village Bookshop for $30.

The Bayfield Film Society is excited to be starting a new season. Spring will bring four interesting new presentations and with the updated audio-visual equipment at the Town Hall the society film nights should promise to be even better.

St. James', Middleton

The sweet taste of maple syrup poured over a stack of freshly flipped pancakes is a spring ritual for many Canadians. It definitely is for the congregation of St. James’, Middleton as they host their fourth annual Pancake Brunch and Sugar Bush Tour on March 23. All in the community are invited to join in the festivities.

The meal will be served at the Pine Lake Campground Recreational Hall, 77794 Orchard Line, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. In addition to brunch participants will be able to go on a hayride and once they reach their destination see first hand how maple syrup is made at the Rick Schilbe Farm. 

The cost for the brunch is $8, adults; $4, children six to 10; and preschoolers are free.

film society

The Bayfield Film Society is excited to be starting a new season. Spring will bring four interesting new presentations and with the updated audio-visual equipment at the Town Hall the society film nights should promise to be even better.

The spring schedule includes the films: Arbitrage, March 14; Rebelle, Apr. 11; Inch'Allah, May 9; and The Intouchables, June 13.

Tickets are available now, see all four movies for just $35. They can be obtained by calling Lynne Gillians at 519 565-5884

Anglican Church

It is a Lenten tradition at Trinity Anglican Church to join in fellowship over a hearty bowl of soup while delighting in a great cinematic work.

“Soup and a Movie at Trinity” will conclude on March 18 with the final meeting in the series scheduled to be, People Like Us. The evening will be held from 6-9 p.m. A free will offering is asked to cover the cost of soup and buns and all in the community are welcome.

earth hour

Communities around the world will demand action on climate change by marking Earth Hour on March 23. All are encouraged to turn their lights off for 60 minutes starting at 8:30 p.m. (local time).

To celebrate Earth Hour in Bayfield everyone is invited to turn off lights at home and head to St Andrew’s United Church for a sing-along in celebration of our planet. The program will commence at 8:15 p.m. with lights out fifteen minutes later. The Glees Sisters and St. Andrew’s Church Choirs will be performing.

Organizers suggest participants bring a flashlight to view the words on the song sheet so they can sing-along too.

Donations will be accepted for the 2013 Bayfield Tree Project.

Diners' Club

A sure sign that Spring is coming is the opening of the Bayfield Diners’ Club lunch season. The meals will start on March 7.

Anyone who is 55+ years of age is invited to join the Bayfield Diners’ Club members for their weekly Thursday noon lunches at the Bayfield Community Centre. Newcomers are most welcome to join in the meal.

Anyone who can donate two hours of their Thursday to help prepare or serve the lunch would be most welcome and should contact Dianne Argyle at 519 565-2800 or Bud Robinson at 519 565-5322.

Participants should call Betty Young at 519 565-2502 or Argyle no later than 10 a.m. on the Monday prior to the Thursday lunch to inform organizers of their intention to attend or not to attend the luncheon.

The lunches will run every Thursday for the month of March after that lunches will not be held on the first Thursday of each month.

The cost for the lunch is $8 per person. A pick-up take-out is also available for $6.

taoist tai chi

In view of the success of the second introductory class in January, Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi™ is pleased to be offering its third Taoist Tai Chi™ introductory class on Mondays from 7-9 p.m. starting Apr. 8 at the Bayfield Town Hall.

The Taoist tradition teaches that a person's health depends on the harmony of body and mind. Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi, drawing on a rich lineage of Taoist training, offers a variety of activities to help people with their physical, mental and spiritual health at all stages of their life. Practice of the Taoist arts can improve strength, flexibility, balance, and circulation and can help calm the mind and cultivate the heart, transforming one into a healthier and more harmonious person. Participants can immediately experience the benefits of these arts through the gentle yet powerful movement of Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi. All are welcome to attend these classes taught by accredited, volunteer instructors.

An Open House for Taoist Tai Chi will be held on Apr. 3 at the Bayfield Town Hall from 7:30-8:30 p.m. For more information call the Taoist Tai Chi Kincardine location at 519 396-2262.






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. You can view the entire Collection of Remember Me Photos: Volume 2 on Flickr as well.

This week, artisans have always been a part of the Main Street culture. This photo was taken in the summer of 1966 inside the Emerson Croft Shop and shows someone working on a weaving loom. According to notes with the picture this business was located next to The Woollen Shop (Cammies’s today).

Remember Me 193

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



PB6p21 1969 The Hut Woods Deihl

In Issue 191, a property with a long and storied history is featured. This is a picture of how “The Hut” on Bayfield Terrace looked in 1969. The log section of it was built in 1836 making it the oldest building still standing in the village.


Remember Me 192

In Issue 192, we feature a very familiar site at the top of Main Street – the Albion Hotel - as it looked in 1969. Notes attached to the photo indicate that a Mrs. Robertson had removed the kitchen and built a flat roof addition.



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Playtime winding down at Huron county museum

Pathfinder Nicole Kelly (left) and Spark Jocelyn Smith worked together to find items in a hunt through the toy exhibit on now until March 17 at the Huron County Museum in Goderich.

The girls were intrigued by the collection of toys that ranged in age from the 1830s to the 1980s.

Cindy Fisher, of Goderich, received Hip Flip as a Christmas gift in her very early teens - the mid-to-late 1960s. She noted that the game was pretty difficult but her friends and family had fun trying to make it flip all the way around.

Mary Scholl, tour guide with the Huron County Museum, offered Girl Guide, Ashley Whelan some direction in the toy exhibit.

Cabbage Patch Kids dolls have had many generations of fans since they first were plucked out of the patch in 1983.

Girl Guide Laura Buckley searches for information about the history of a toy during Bayfield Guiding's visit to the Huron County Museum on March 5.


Members of Bayfield Guiding got to play around at the Huron County Museum in Goderich on March 5 when they took part in activities centered around the “Come Play A While…Toys You Loved” community exhibit.

This temporary exhibition has been on display since before Christmas and closes on March 17. It features a variety of toys and games from as early as the 1830s right up into the 1980s. The majority of the toys have been loaned from residents of Huron County and to add to the charm of the exhibit a childhood photograph of the owner as well as a childhood memory of the toy is included with each piece.

Visitors to the museum have just a few days left to visit the exhibit and can do so on March 17 by donation instead of the usual admittance fee. The Huron County Museum is not usually open on Sundays but for St. Patrick’s Day they are making an exception. In addition, those who attend can enjoy green treats and green crafts.

Sounds like a great opportunity for Bayfield Guiding families as well as others in the community to visit the museum again!  

Maxine Hart, of Huron Park, was given this Teddy Bear as an infant in 1946. The bear used to say "grrr" when it's belly was pushed on.


Brenda Graham, of Goderich, has been the proud owner of this Barbara Ann Scott doll since she was 12 years old. Scott was the 1948 Olympic Ladies Figure Skating Champion and is still the only Canadian woman to earn this title. She died in September of 2012 but remains "Canada's Sweetheart".


A familiar looking sign to many long time area residents - this sign was once on display at Breckenridge's Hardware in Goderich. It is on loan from George Hoy of Dungannon.


A collection of Smurfs, complete with carrying case, is on loan from Theresa Kirkey, of Goderich. Collecting as an adult, her great nieces and nephews helped her accumulate the figures.


The Huron County Museum collection includes a variety of marbles starting from the 1830s.




PIXILATED — image of the week

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron...ByJanette Baillie

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







Melody Falconer-Pounder


Why is it premier sporting events are so darn expensive? Well, from that comment I guess you know where I’m not going to be this week.

Two years ago when it was announced that London, ON was going to host the World Figure Skating Championships I was so excited I wrote the dates down on a sticky note and put it in a prominent place on my bulletin board. I had week long, event passes for both Canadian Figure Skating Championships that were held in the Forest City; two of the most amazing experiences in my life as a figure skating fan. So you can imagine how shocked and disappointed I was when I saw the prices of the week long, event passes for this competition. I couldn’t justify spending that much – let alone asking someone to join me – and then add a hotel, cab fares or parking fees and meals etc.

I could go on a very nice, very long cruising adventure for the money and take a friend, maybe two. No, just couldn't justify it. So I was kind of relieved that a friend of mine – an even more diehard fan - decided to spend her money on two weeks in the Dominican Republic instead of driving down the 401 to attend the World’s. There is comfort in numbers and in double-checking your PVR.

I will lower the thermostat in my living room to simulate the arena environment, pour some cheese sauce on cold, natcho chips and wave my Canadian Flag. It will be like I’m there...but maybe even better – I won’t have to watch it all over again on "tape" when I return home. (Yeah, I did that after Canadians!) - Melody


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