Bookmark and Share   March 27, 2019   Vol. 10 Week 13 Issue 507

 take a look at Orlagh 


The 2019 Ontario Heritage Conference (OHC) will be held in beautiful Bluewater and Goderich in just 65 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 history is provided by Jane MacLaren.

orlaughOrlagh as it looked around 1870 with the Woods family posing on the porch steps. (Submitted photo)  

As one of Bayfield’s oldest and most significant heritage properties, much has been written about “Orlagh”. This interpretation of what has been documented is based on the property records available. Much has also been written about Dr. Ninian Woods and his family – this article is limited to the property and the house. According to the folklore, the property is named after an historic residence overlooking Dublin, Ireland, Dr. Woods birthplace.

The earliest deed available is the sale of property from the Municipal Corporation of the Township of Stanley to Ninian Woods on Dec. 2, 1862, for five shillings. This property included parts of Fry Street and Victoria Street and Tom Thumb Street, approximately 3.5 acres. Woods also acquired additional lands surrounding this piece including several lots along Fry and Victoria Streets.

Dr. Woods began construction of the house in 1863, a two-storey structure with a kitchen/living area on the main floor, two small bedrooms on the second floor and a root cellar with inside trap door access from the kitchen. Subsequent additions included the main portion of the structure, including a main floor with large entry hall, dining room, living room, utility room and surgery, a second floor with a large hall brightly lit by two large dormers, four bedrooms and a large attic. A barn to the west connected to the original building by a walkway known as “The Tunnel”. The heating was provided initially by several fireplaces, then a coal furnace (there are still pieces of coal to be found on the dirt basement floor) and eventually a modern forced air gas furnace.

The property remained in the Woods family until 1976, when it passed to a developer G. E. Walter Construction. The developer sold off the majority of the property leaving a one-acre lot containing Orlagh.

In 1978 the property was purchased by Don and Flo Keillor, who undertook a major renovation of the house, including converting one of the upstairs bedrooms into a large bathroom and extensive redecorating of the entire house. They also added a two-car garage where the walkway to the old barn once stood.

5138320734_1709218c89_bOrlagh as seen from the street on Oct. 24, 2010. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

In 1998 the property was purchased by Jane and David MacLaren. They added a couple of sleeping cabins, a multi-purpose sport court, a sunroom, deck and small pool. They also converted the attic to additional sleeping quarters.

The house remains today much as it was in the 1860s, a splendid three-story Georgian mansion with large rooms with high ceilings and elegant moldings as well as a gracious main stairway. The house was designated in 1985 under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Rob Bebenek comedy show benefits bayfield yacht club 


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 or on 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.

1R7A3984 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  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. on 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 

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.

Hike Leader course offered 

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
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.




vacation deadlines

Editor's note: The Bayfield Breeze will be publishing hiatus issues from now until Apr. 10.

Thank you to all who met the earlier deadline so that these upcoming editions would be possible. The Bayfield Breeze will be back live on Wednesday, Apr. 17.

Deadline for submissions for that issue will be Apr. 14 at 4 p.m.

Councilor's Corner 

The third Councilor’s Corner of 2019 will be held one week later than usual at the Bayfield Community Centre Apr. 4.

Bayfield Ward Councilor Bill Whetstone welcomes all area citizens to join in these monthly sessions starting at 7 p.m.

An update on the budget and bridge will be the focus of discussion.

Historical Society

The Bayfield Historical Society (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 Archivist Joy Yates via email to Please note being able to work weekends is a must!


 “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: 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.

West Coast Astronomers

The West Coast Astronomers’ first Star Party for 2019 will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 4 at the Agricultural Park in Bayfield, weather and sky conditions permitting.

Participants can look forward to observing Mars, the Pleiades, double, open and globular clusters and a selection of nebulae as well as other deep sky objects.

Visit the Star Party page at to reserve a spot. This allows organizers to communicate with participants in case the conditions are unfavorable or rescheduled. Dress appropriately. If the sky is not clear on the designated night, the event will be cancelled.

Anyone who has doubt on the status of the event or has questions should please call Guy Spence at 519 868-6691 before the event.

Everyone is welcome to join, with or without a telescope. There is no cost. Amateur astronomers are invited to bring their telescopes at sundown.

Saturdays at the Library 

April boasts not one, but two, Saturdays at the Library sessions hosted by the Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL). 

Janet Stewart Janet Stewart (Submitted photo)

Estate Planning with Janet E. Stewart is the first session to be offered on Apr. 13. 

Stewart is a partner at Lerners Lawyers in London. She also has a home and Bayfield and a long-time connection to the community. 

She will lead a discussion and question and answer period about estate planning including, wills and power of attorney. 

Then on Apr. 27 Ben Woodward will be the featured speaker. 

Woodward, a seasonal resident of Bayfield and the 2017 Canadian Geographic Challenge National Champion, will give a presentation about his experiences including how winning Canada’s largest student geography competition changed his life.

Both of these sessions are 1.5 hours in length and will start at 10:30 a.m. at the Bayfield Public Library.


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.

 optimist club 

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 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.


imagesAdmiral Henry Wolsey Bayfield (Submitted photo)



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.

Bayfield Activities 

Wondering where the Pole Walkers are meeting or when The Glee Sisters have their next practice? A newly launched website,, is the place to visit to view current calendars of events for all of the village activities.





blyth  singers unite with renowned canadian organist 

ian-sadler-peterborough-cathedral_10_origIan Sadler (Submitted photo)

Lovers of music will be treated to the performance of a rare musical gem during this Lenten season, as the Blyth Festival Singers, under the direction of Sharon Poelstra, present the Fauré Requiem. In the French composer’s own words, the hauntingly beautiful Fauré Requiem “is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.” The concert will be performed on Sunday, Apr. 7, at Knox Presbyterian Church, Goderich.

Gabriel Fauré likely wrote his contemplative Requiem in response to the death of his parents and it was performed regularly at his home church. However, it was revised over several rewritings between 1887 and 1900 to accommodate larger venues, grander occasions and more instrumentation. Like the “Messiah” there is no truly definitive edition still in existence. The Singers will be performing the John Rutter edition, which attempts to be as true in form to Fauré’s original, more intimate concept of the work. Not a complete liturgical requiem, it is written in nine parts, and embraces some later additions to the work. Some of Fauré’s most memorable movements include: “Pie Jesu”, “Agnus Dei” and “In Paradisum”.

For such a magnificent work, who better than Ian Sadler, one of Canada’s foremost organists, to accompany the choir? With Sadler at Knox’s grand pipe organ, the church will surely be flooded with the strains of Fauré’s beautiful opus.

Juno award-winning Sadler’s extensive musical career began as a boy chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral, in London, England, with studies at The King’s School, Canterbury and Bristol University, and postgraduate study at London University. Sadler holds degrees in musicology and education, with organ diplomas from Trinity College of Music and The Royal College of Organists. He has represented Canada internationally as an organist and recitalist in tours around the world. Annually, he plays for many Canadian choirs in works such as Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio”, the “St. Matthew Passion”, “St. John Passion” and Handel’s “Messiah.” We are pleased that Sadler has also consented to perform solo selections as part of the concert offerings.

Also performing on the program will be Soprano, Brittany Lyon and Baritone, Daniel Van Winden.

Lyon is a Clinton area talent who has been teaching voice for the past 12 years. A graduate of Queen’s University, Lyon earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Vocal Performance where she took Masterclasses with the renowned Measha Brueggergosman. She has performed a variety of roles at The London Grand Theatre, Stratford Avon Theatre, and with Stratford Community Players and has performed as a guest soloist in Stratford, Blyth, Kingston and the surrounding area.

Van Winden is Woodstock raised and currently resides in Stratford. He pursued an Honors Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Western University, and a Masters of Vocal Performance and Literature. He teaches private voice lessons in Woodstock and Innerkip. He is Director of Music Ministry at Innerkip and Eastwood United Churches. This year he has performed with the Stratford Concert Choir, at the Palace Theatre in London and in a Broadway concert at Theatre Woodstock. In late April he will perform in Haydn’s Creation with the Oxford Collegium Singers.

Along with the Blyth Festival Singers, Lyon and Van Winden will also share musical offerings in the second half of the program.

The Fauré Requiem will be presented at Knox Presbyterian Church, 9 Victoria St. N., Goderich at 3 p.m.

Tickets are only $15 dollars for adults and $6 for children. Call 519 523-9300 to purchase tickets from the Blyth Festival Box Office or go online at Tickets can also be purchased from any Blyth Festival Singer – or take a chance at the door.

The Blyth Festival Singers are a community-based choir operating under the direction of Sharon Poelstra and the umbrella of the Blyth Centre for the Arts.


heritage fund

May 1st is the next deadline for individuals and organizations to submit applications for the Huron Heritage Fund. Established in 2007, the purpose of the Huron Heritage Fund is to encourage the preservation of heritage assets and activities of heritage importance to the County of Huron and its residents.

Many initiatives from throughout Huron County have been supported by the Huron Heritage Fund since its inception. In recent years, projects have included support for Ashfield historians with their book “East Ashfield, 1842-2017”, upgrades to Elimville Community Park, renovations to Hensall Heritage Hall and recording oral histories of Huron Tract Land Trust Conservancy donors.

“The County will contribute up to 50 per cent of the costs of a project to a maximum of $5,000,” according to Beth Rumble, director of Cultural Services. This investment leverages other groups or individuals to invest in Huron County’s heritage also.

Projects will assist in the preservation and restoration of heritage landmarks, historic buildings, and objects of historical significance not owned by the County of Huron. Heritage publications and events also qualify for support under this program.

More information about the application process can be found on the Huron County Museum’s website at


Life Long Learners is coming to Bayfield and to create a chapter experts, teachers, instructors, professors or people with PHDs on interesting or academic subjects are now being sought.

People who are retired, or semi-retired, and would love to continue to teach/share their expertise with others are needed.

Professionals interested in sharing their knowledge, in lecture form, with other retired or curious people would be perfect for the program. This series is not intended to be a “hands on” or “learn to” experience, but rather a stimulating classroom/academic “lecture-with-discussion” style with an accompanying Power Point Presentation.

Anyone with experience in teaching Arts, Architecture, Business, Science, Design, Psychology, Medicine, Climate/Nature, Technology, History, Travel, Music, Literature, Politics, Archaeology, Photography, Oceanography, Engineering, Animals, Law, or any other subject that may be of interest to others is asked to contact Leslee Squirrell, Designer/ Professor/Entrepreneur/Artist at

She will facilitate a meeting to discuss the concept, use of the Bayfield Town Hall, subject matter, fees and execution in early Spring, with the six-week series to commence this summer.


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.






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 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 an image of the Bayfield Junior Class with teacher Vina Parker on Parade in 1956. Does anyone recognize anyone? (Archives Code: RF1-56 153)  

RF1056 153 Bayf Junior Class Vina Parker on Parade 1956 

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



GB22-1-w School children 1950 front_19xx-020 

In Issue 505, we highlight an image of Bayfield school children in 1950. Does anyone look familiar to you? Their names can be found in the Remember Me section of the Bayfield Breeze dated March 13, 2019 Vol.10 Week 11 Issue 504. (Archives Code: PB17 11A)



 RF1080 720A Jr Riders at the Fair 1956

In Issue 506, we look ahead to summer while looking back to the Bayfield Fair in 1956 when some junior riders took to the agricultural field. Does anyone remember them? (RF1080 720A)



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IMG_0229Guide Glider Rally participants, all members of Bayfield Guiding, enjoyed putting their cars to the test on the track supplied by Goderich Scouting at Lakeshore United Church midday on Saturday. (Photo by BJ Wraith)

IMG_0023 Guider Kathleen Greer-Armour helped Brownie Ashlyn Zimmer with drilling holes for weights in her Guide Glider.

 IMG_0202Two Scout leaders with 4th Goderich Scouts, one being Chris Moeller, were generous enough to give up their Saturday to help make sure that the Bayfield Guide Glider Rally was all officially run.

IMG_0205Senior Guide Riley Arthur, volunteer Morgan Sonke assisted Scouter Mike Bissett in keeping the heats running smoothly.

 IMG_0213In addition to the Guide Glider Races, parents were invited to help their daughters build a Dizzy Droid or a Crazy Train that actually moved. Halle and Colin Corriveau set to the task of sorting out their pieces before Droid construction began.

IMG_0214Junior Guides Ashlyn McCowan and Molly Allan cheered on all of the cars in the heats with great enthusiasm.

IMG_0227New this year Dads were invited to design, build and enter a car in the races along with their daughters.  




Drawing from the success of their Guide Glider challenge in 2018, the members of Bayfield Guiding once again put their own spin on Scouting's Kub Kars which culminated in a special Rally on March 23.

During the winter months, they designed, built and decorated their 2019 Guide Gliders. For the first part of the project the girls picked from ten shapes and then set to sanding and painting. The girl's creativity really shined through in the extensive amount of time they put into personalizing their gliders. Then it was time to assemble the cars and attach weights that would help add speed to their designs. Parents were invited to come and participate in the assembly.

Several of the Dads made a special request and the Guiders worked to make it happen. They wondered if they could design, build and decorate their own cars and join in the fun of racing alongside their daughters. On Rally Day – the excitement was palpable as not only were their heats for Sparks, Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders but there were Dads versus Dads and Dads versus Daughters races.

Bayfield Guiding was once again very appreciative of their host Lakeshore United Church in Goderich for allowing them to use the gym for their races. The event would not have been possible without Scouter Mike Bissett and Scouter Chris Moeller bringing their expertise on how to run a Rally. They also let the Bayfield group use the Goderich Scouting track and equipment to make everything race official!

Brownie Naomi Kinsman ended up having the fastest overall vehicle in the girls' competition taking the title of the Grandest Guide Glider of them all for 2019! Andre Cousteils was the winner of the Dads versus Dads event and it proved to be a great day for Naomi as she also went home with the Dads versus Daughters trophy.

In addition to the top three overall winners - the top three fastest cars at each level - Sparks, Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders and Dads were also acknowledged with ribbons. An impartial judging duo were also given the task of selecting the top three most creatively decorated Gliders - not an easy task as all looked amazing. The Dad’s Gliders were especially creative with homages to the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard and Kitt from Knight Rider among the elaborate designs.

And judging from the fun everyone had there will more than likely be a Guide Glider Rally in 2020. As they were departing several of the Dads were already talking about how they could tweak their cars to make them go even faster next year. Their daughter enthusiastically agreed!

Fun events like these are subsidized through the sale of the classic chocolate and vanilla crème sandwich cookies that members of Bayfield Guiding will have available for a $5 donation at the Bayfield Lions' Club's Home and Garden Show Apr. 26-28.

They will also be selling on Apr. 6 as part of Cookie Days in Canada at the Walmart in Goderich from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in the village at Bayfield Foodland from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Profits from sales help with program activities and field trips.

Anyone wishing cookies should contact Kathleen Greer-Armour at (519) 524-0916.

IMG_0046 2 Brownie Naomi Kinsman worked on her Guide Glider at a meeting held in early March. Naomi ended up having the fastest overall vehicle in the girls' competition taking the title of the Grandest Guide Glider of them all for 2019!

 IMG_0206Computer scoring and six heats per car ensured every Glider got a chance to shine.

IMG_0225Maddy Zimmer was very excited to play with finished Dizzy Droid.



PIXILATED — image of the week


Lake Huron Ice, by Bonnie Sitter

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


Thank you to everyone who answered the call to meet the early deadline for the next three issues of the Bayfield Breeze. Not going to lie, preparing four issues in one week wasn’t easy, anxiety reigned supreme there for a bit but I can already feel my shoulders loosening up as I type this…it is nearly holiday time.

Our bags are packed and at the door and by the time this issue is launched, if all goes according to plan, I hope to be in Barcelona, Spain where our Mediterranean adventure will begin.

I have been told I simply must try the Sangria so… – Melody




Ideas and contributions to the Bayfield Breeze are always welcome.
Deadlines for submissions are Sundays at 4 p.m.

Please email me at or call 519-525-3830.


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