revitalization of yacht club begins with a comedy show
Comedian Rob Bebenek is performing at the Bayfield Town Hall on March 30 as a fundraiser for the Bayfield Yacht Club. (Submitted photo)
Peter Keightley, owner of Drift, is working to revitalize the Bayfield Yacht Club (BYC) and is using humour to raise some funds.
Drift in partnership with the BYC will bring comedian Rob Bebenek to town for one evening March 30.
Bebenek was a finalist in SiriusXM Canada's Next Top Comic competition in 2013. He's appeared on MTV, SiriusXM radio and CBC's Laugh Out Loud. He's performed at the Halifax Comedy Festival, Hubcap Comedy Festival, Cottage Country Comedy Festival, the NXNE Festival and the Waterloo Comedy Festival, as well as opening for Charlie Murphy, Steve-O, Gerry Dee, Tim Meadows and more!
The doors of the Bayfield Town Hall will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available now by contacting Drift at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Eventbrite.ca. Please note this show is rated 19+.
Founded in 1971 the BYC’s intent is to bring together sailors of all ages to provide boating related activities and events both locally and abroad. BYC is currently looking for new members who want to participate in sailing regattas, day races, workshops, youth training and parties. The ultimate goal of the BYC is to make sailing fun and accessible to all people in the community.
Long term objectives for the revitalization of the yacht club include the incorporation of a permanent yacht club location as well as the launching of a youth sailing mentorship program. Keightley notes that this summer they will be using Harbour Lights Marina, Bayfield Town Hall and Drift as locations to host meetings and parties.
bicentennial concert to be flavored by celtic influences
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 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 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.
support available for those in need of free tax help
Once again, this year, the Bayfield Food Bank (Feed My Sheep) is sponsoring the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). This program is approved and registered by the Canada Revenue Agency and provides free tax preparation to eligible individuals.
These sessions will be held at the Bayfield Public Library from 6-8 p.m. today (March 20), Apr. 3 and Apr. 17
People may be eligible for this service if they have a modest income and a simple tax situation. In general, a tax situation is simple if people have no income or if their income comes from the following sources: employment, pension, interest under $1,000, registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs), registered retirement income plans (RRIFs), support payments, scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants and benefits such as Canada Pension Plan disability, employment insurance and social assistance.
Family income levels suggested are: one person, $30,000; two persons, $40,000; plus $2,500 for each additional person.
A tax situation is not simple if people are self-employed or have employment expenses, business or rental income and expenses, capital gains or losses, filed for bankruptcy or are completing a tax return for a deceased person.
Please bring the following to the tax clinic: personal photo ID, 2017 Income Tax Return, 2017 Tax Notice of Assessment, 2018 Income Slips - T4, T4A, T4A(OAS), T4A(P), T3, T5007 etc., 2018 Rent Receipts or Statement from Landlord, 2018 Final Municipal Land Tax Statement, 2018 Medical Receipts and Statements, and 2018 Charitable Donations Receipts.
Tenth annual Pancake Brunch and Sugar Bush Tour upcoming
All in the community are invited to join the congregation of Trinity St. James' Anglican Church as they host the tenth annual Pancake Brunch and Sugar Bush Tour at Pine Lake Camp on Apr. 6. Over 300 people attended the event in 2018. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
The sweet taste of maple syrup poured over a stack of freshly flipped pancakes is a spring ritual for many Canadians. All in the community are invited to join the congregation of Trinity St. James' Anglican Church as they host the tenth annual Pancake Brunch and Sugar Bush Tour on Apr. 6.
Pancakes and sausage with Rick and Rusty Schilbe's fresh maple syrup, coffee, juice and dessert will be served at the Pine Lake Campground Recreational Hall, 77794 Orchard Line, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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. Wagon rides will leave from the recreation hall for the short ride across the road to the sugar bush and shanty.
The cost for the brunch is $10, adults; $5, children 12 to 6 years; and youngsters aged five and under are free. Proceeds to Trinity St. James' Anglican Church and outreach.
Abra Cadabra - the science of magic explored
PHOTOS BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER
Mad Scientist Lee directed a magic trick with a very brave assistant. She did not get wet because a super-absorbent polymer found in disposable baby diapers was used in this "disappearing water" trick. Sodium Polyacrylate is a fine white powder that instantly turns liquid water into a slush-like solid substance. Technically speaking, the polymer can absorb from 500 to 1,000 times its own weight in water.
As part of the Huron County Library March Break Programs the Bayfield Public Library held a Mad Science Show at the branch on the afternoon of March 15.
Mad Scientist, Lee, from Mad Science based out of London, ON, literally made science magic for the approximately two-dozen youngsters and parents or grandparents that preregistered for the show.
The theme of the afternoon was the “Science of Magic” with flash paper, prosthetic appendages, superabsorbent polymers stealing the show! The children learned how to escape from rope handcuffs and they also got a sweet take away gift – a magic box so that they could show off their skills at creating an illusion to friends and family.
Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. The children were given the opportunity to try and escape from their own rope handcuffs just like Houdini.
The Mad Scientist later showed the youngster how best to achieve their release from these rope handcuffs just like Harry Houdini might.
Mad Scientist Lee closed the show with a quick trick using flash paper!
A change of scenery for the Editor is upcoming and as a result, readers can soon look forward to some Hiatus Issues.
Please note that anyone who would like an article published in the Bayfield Breeze issues to be dated March 27, Apr. 3 and Apr. 10 should submit their information by Thursday, March 21 at 4 p.m.
Live issues of the Bayfield Breeze will resume on Apr. 17.
A long-standing Spring tradition in the community organized for book lovers is not occurring this year but organizers are already looking forward to hosting a Bayfield Reads in 2020.
Martha Beechie, owner of The Village Bookshop on Main Street, has had to cancel this year’s event due to personal scheduling issues. She would also like people to know that the book shop itself may see a reduction of hours in the coming weeks but will be open as much as possible. Please visit her Facebook page for the store opening times.
The March instalment of the Bayfield Historical Society’s (BHS) Speakers Series will feature local Archivist and Historian Joy Yates. The evening will be held on March 25 at the Bayfield Lions Building.
Yates will talk about Admiral Henry Wolsey Bayfield. As village Archivist Yates has lots of access to historical papers and she will read from a speech given to the BHS by Ethel Poth, local archivist over 40 years ago! This speech recounts the life of the village namesake.
This informative evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. and all are welcome.
In other news, the BHS is looking to hire a couple of summer students to assist with collections management and village outreach. Anyone who loves history, is detail oriented, has computer skills and can work independently is asked to please forward their resume to Yates via email to email@example.com. Please note being able to work weekends is a must!
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 began on 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 remaining movie schedule is: 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.
Saturdays at the Library
Pauline Hoffman (Submitted photo)
Pauline Hoffman, of Just in Time Solutions, will be the next speaker at “Saturdays at the Library” hosted by the Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) on March 23.
Hoffman will present on “Everyday Organization or Downsizing” starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Bayfield Public Library.
She is an expert in providing solutions so that people can live and work in flow, transforming chaos into clarity and calm by aligning their internal and external environments. She will provide ideas to transform living spaces into welcoming functional spaces within a calm stress-free environment.
The Fifth Annual Earth Day Litter Walk, sponsored by the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA), will be held on Monday afternoon, Apr. 22.
Starting at 2 p.m., local groups and individuals of all ages are invited to join in this annual spring clean-up event. Everyone is asked to meet at the gazebo in Clan Gregor Square, where participants will be provided with safety vests and garbage bags. Then volunteers can choose their own route to walk, picking up litter and recyclables throughout the village, parks and surrounding areas.
Garbage bags can be dropped back at Clan Gregor Square for disposal.
Hike Leader Course
Anyone interested in learning to lead safe and enjoyable hikes is invited to register for a Hike Leader Course, certified by Hike Ontario on Apr. 27
This one-day certification course will cover things such as preparation for leading a hike, backpack recommendations, risk management, advertising, monitoring, and trail etiquette to name only a few aspects of the day.
Successful participants receive a manual, wallet card and badge. Graduates will relate to experienced hike leaders to mentor their first experiences as leaders.
The course will be held at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The instructor will be Tom Friesen and the cost to participate is $60.
To register and for more details visit the Hike Ontario website at http://hikeontario.com. Click on “Take a course”, “Course Calendar” and select “Bayfield” location
This course is open to interested adults and is sponsored by the Bayfield River Valley Trails Association.
The Bayfield Optimist Club is looking for folks that would be willing to have a sign on their lawn announcing when Rubber Duck Race tickets are on sale.
As an incentive, anyone who helps out in this regard will have a chance to win a 32 Gig Kindle Fire HD Tablet which has been donated by Lighthouse Money Management of Goderich. A random draw will be made just prior to the start of the race on May 19 to announce the winner.
If interested, please email your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. The club will place the sign on your lawn at the beginning of April and then come back to remove it in mid-May.
All proceeds from ticket sales go into local community projects. The club reserves the right to select which lawns will receive a sign, based on location and number of applicants.
ADMIRAL BAYFIELD - THE PLAY
Two hundred years ago Admiral Bayfield as a young man surveyed the Great Lakes, in particular, Lake Huron. In celebration of his accomplishments, Judy Keightley, playwright and author has written a play called: “Admiral Bayfield”.
This play will be performed on the Bayfield Town Hall stage on Apr. 26 and 27. There will be a wine and cheese gala following both performances.
Tickets are available by calling Jayne Dietrich, 519 525-3169; Judy Keightley, 519 565-4515; or at Shopbike Coffee Roasters on Main Street in the village.
Wondering where the Pole Walkers are meeting or when The Glee Sisters have their next practice? A newly launched website, www.bayfieldactivities.info, is the place to visit to view current calendars of events for all of the village activities.
Communities around the world will demand action on climate change by marking Earth Hour on March 30. All are encouraged to turn their lights off for 60 minutes starting at 8:30 p.m.
To celebrate Earth Hour in Bayfield everyone is invited to turn off lights at home and head to St Andrew’s United Church to join in a one-hour sing-along of songs from all over the world with the Glee Sisters.
The program will launch the Bayfield Tree Project’s 2019 season. There is no admission fee to this event but a free will offering will be collected for the work of the Bayfield Tree Project Committee.
The church lights will be turned off at the appointed time so those who attend are asked to bring a flashlight so they might see the words for the sing-along portion of the evening.
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.
BAYFIELD FARMERS' MARKET
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.