Bookmark and Share   Apr. 11, 2018   Vol. 9 Week 15 Issue 457

women authors focus of Alice Munro festival 

fullsizeoutput_881Ami McKay is one of the featured authors at the 2018 Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story. taking place June 2-3 in Bayfield and Wingham. (Submitted photo)  

The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story is taking some inspiration from its festival namesake, Huron County author Alice Munro, renowned for writing about the lives of girls and women, to focus exclusively on women authors at their 2018 event.

The current women-led movements addressing gender equity and advocating for social change has affected every industry, including literature and publishing, making 2018 a perfect time to spotlight some of the incredibly talented and diverse voices of Canadian female authors.

The 2018 line-up of guest authors is anchored by three critically acclaimed and international best-selling authors: Madeleine Thien, Ami McKay and Emma Donoghue.

Thien’s novel, “Do Not Say We Have Nothing”, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor-General’s Literary Award for Fiction, Edward Stanford Prize; and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, and The Folio Prize.

McKay is the author of three bestselling novels, listed above. Her debut novel, “The Birth House” was a number one bestseller in Canada, winner of three CBA Libris Awards and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Donoghue is best known for her international bestseller “Room”, a New York Times Best Book in 2010 and a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book and the Orange Prize. “Room” was adapted into a film nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award in 2015. Donoghue’s screenplay adaptation was also nominated for an Oscar that year.

Four other remarkable Canadian women authors round out the list of guest authors. Scaachi Koul, a culture writer at BuzzFeed. Her first book, “One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter”, a collection of fierce and funny essays about growing up the daughter of Indian immigrants in Canada. Johanna Skibsrud, Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of “The Sentimentalists” (2009), will be reading from her new collection of short stories, “Tiger, Tiger” (2018). Casey Plett, author of the 2018 novel “Little Fish” and the Lambda Literary Award-winning short story collection “A Safe Girl to Love” (2014). As well as Sarah Meehan Sirk, author of the critically acclaimed short story collection, “The Dead Husband Project” (2017) and a long-time CBC Radio producer and broadcaster.

The 2018 Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story includes author readings, panel discussions, writing master classes and an awards luncheon for the annual short story contest. Tickets and passes for the event went on sale on Apr. 9 through the Blyth Festival Box Office – blythfestival.com or 1-877-862-5984.

 Food Bank Donations encouraged at home show 

Be sure to attend the Bayfield Lions Club’s 21st Annual Home and Garden Show at the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre, Apr. 27-29.

This is a great opportunity for area residents to get to know their local product and service providers. Exhibitors will include experts in lawn and garden, home entertainment, décor and comfort, investments, insurance, landscaping, leisure, pest control, porches and decks, real estate, renovations, travel and water treatment. There are several new vendors this year as well as Hydro One's Electricity Discovery Centre.

Also returning this year will be displays by local volunteer service and interest groups. Come and see their displays and consider joining in their activities and taking an active role in the community.

Admission is free. The show is open Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the local Bayfield Food Bank (Feed My Sheep).

Attendees at the show will have a chance to win some fabulous door prizes. Other highlights of the event include face painting for children (Friday, 5-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon to 2 p.m.) and a food court featuring beverages, snacks and delicious lunches at modest prices. Kati Durst from Country 104.9 will be broadcasting live from the show Saturday midday.

The Bayfield Lions Club organizes and runs the Home and Garden Show every year as well as many other annual fundraising events including the Lions Breakfast in May, Walk for Dog Guides in June, the Lions Golf Tournament in September and the Fishing Derby in October. In 2017, the Lions raised over $40,000 from these events and pursued several Legacy Projects in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the Bayfield Club, the 100th Anniversary of Lions International and Canada's 150th birthday.

Some of the Legacy Projects included initiating a Tree Health report on all the trees in Clan Gregor Square, removal and replacement of the unhealthiest of them, having bike racks made for use around the village, construction of new picnic tables for the Square and ordering a Mobile Stage. The stage has already been a popular addition for several functions.

The Lions Club also runs its own building providing meeting rooms at modest prices for childcare, local clubs, associations and interest groups.

residents invited to hike for hospice as team bayfield 

May 6th is the date set for the annual Huron Hospice Hike.

On previous hikes, several Bayfield residents have individually participated in this special annual fundraiser. This year, Penny Overboe and myself would like to form a “Team Bayfield”,” said Lynda Steenstra, a Bayfield resident. “Let’s hike as an united team!”

“We also encourage anyone who would not be able to hike, to make a donation under “Team Bayfield”, on the Huron Hospice Hike home page (chpca.convio.net),” she added.

Hikers are also able to obtain their donor record sheet at that same web address.

Anyone wanting to join “Team Bayfield” are asked to contact either Penny at lionsdavepenny@gmail.com or Lynda at lynda.steenstra@gmail.com for further details.

The hike location will be at the Huron Hospice Residential Home, outside of Clinton. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the hike at 12:30 a.m.


Geographic Whiz kid

Those who attend a presentation at the Bayfield Public Library on Saturday are in for a terrific lesson in Geography.

Ben Woodward, a seasonal resident of Bayfield and the 2017 Canadian Geographic Challenge National Champion, will give a presentation about his experiences as National Champion, including the expedition he won through the Canadian Maritimes to some of the most geographically significant places in Canada.

Ben is a Grade 11 student at London Central Secondary School and was also on staff at Shop Bike Coffee Roasters in the summer of 2017.

All are encouraged to come out and learn more about geography from an up and coming Geographic whiz on Apr. 14. The one hour presentation will start at 12:30 p.m. at the Bayfield Public Library.

Fraud prevention

Bayfield’s Home 4 Good Info Hub will host an afternoon with Constable James Stanley with the OPP Goderich Detachment on Apr. 16.

Starting at 2 p.m. Stanley will present, “Avoid Being Scammed” and answer questions about fraud prevention.

This presentation will be held at the Bayfield Public Library and refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

Garden Club 


The Bayfield Garden Club members welcome all to join them on Monday, Apr. 16 at St. Andrews United Church in Bayfield for a special presentation by Kerry Jarvis.

Donations will be gratefully accepted at the event that shall begin at 7:30 p.m.

Jarvis will share his proven tips and techniques on creating butterfly and caterpillar friendly gardens. Learn about the “magic plants” and the butterflies they will attract. He will also share how “Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores”, a community volunteer group, has helped in the recovery of Monarch Butterflies by planting over 4,000 native plants.

Jarvis is a naturalist, author, presenter, gardener and traveller. He is a founding member of Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores and an instructor at Southampton Art School. 


The West Coast Astronomers will host their first Star Party of the year at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at the Agricultural Park in Bayfield, sky conditions permitting. Look for the flashing light.

As well as planning to observe the new Moon, Venus, Jupiter and the Pleiades the amateur astronomers will also be aiming for an assortment of deep sky objects. Everyone is welcome to join, with or without a telescope.

Visit www.westcoastastronomers.info for more details, locations and times. Each party is limited in the number of participants that can be accommodated. Please use the 'Register Now' button on the 'Star Party' page to reserve a spot. If the sky is not clear on the designated night, the event will be cancelled. If someone has doubt on the status of the event or has questions they are asked to please call 519 868-6691 before the event. Amateur astronomers are invited to please bring their telescope at sundown.

Are you an 'armchair' astronomer? Navigate to 'OUT OF THIS WORLD' on the West Coast Astronomers website and check this out..."The Weirdest Stars in the Universe".

This really interesting and informative public lecture was given recently at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. It was presented by Emily Levesque, Assistant professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington, Seattle. Sit back, grab that glass and let your mind be blown away.

Knox Flower Sale

Time to think flowers! What better way to get a jumpstart on some spring color than to purchase flowering plants and/or gift certificates from Knox Presbyterian Church, Bayfield.

Once again the congregation members are partnering with Huron Ridge Greenhouses to bring forth their best in blooms. Too early in the season for decision making? No problem. Gift cards in $10 denominations are the answer. They have no expiry date and can be used for any and all products available at Huron Ridge.

The selling date ends Apr. 22 and pick up will be May 11 on Knox’s front lawn.

To learn more about what pots and baskets are available, their sizes and costs and to reserve please contact Ron Puley, 519 575-5345; Tom Grasby, 519 525-3054; or Brenda McLean, 519 524-8645.



Intergenerational living concept derived by students

nurses 2018 Nipissing University nursing students Lori Sneddon and Kelley Nedza have outlined a project titled, “The Intergenerational Living Model” while completing a community placement project in collaboration with Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health in Goderich under the guidance of Gwen Devereaux R.N. (right). (Submitted photo)

Rent free retirement living for young students in exchange for senior companionship and intergenerational mentorship. This is the solution Nipissing University nursing students Lori Sneddon and Kelley Nedza have outlined in a project titled, “The Intergenerational Living Model”.

Over the past months, Sneddon and Nedza have been completing a community placement project in collaboration with Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health in Goderich (GCERH). Through the guidance of Gwen Devereaux R.N., they have had access to many of the area’s most notable senior resources such as Goderich Place, Harbour Hill Retirement Community and the McKay Centre for Seniors. While touring these places, both students recognized the beneficial programming that is in place for older adults living in the Goderich area. They also noted the potential for other initiatives for our progressively aging population. Thus, drafting a Goderich intended intergenerational living model.

In a brief presentation given at GCERH on March 27, both Sneddon and Nedza outlined the benefits of the model. It would initially consist of nursing students living amongst the retirement community, which could be extended further into occupational/recreational therapy students, and even plumber or electrician apprenticeships. The students would live within the retirement home rent free in exchange for 30 hours of volunteer companionship with the other residents. Both students are very confident in the idea they have outlined, stating the only barriers to their model would be lack of interest or lack of funding.

Based off similar fully functioning models in The Netherlands, both students conducted research as to why they believe this model could be implemented in Huron County. They found that although Goderich has many effective resources and initiatives, geriatric loneliness and social isolation is still very prevalent. This model could improve social interaction, cognitive stimulation, and coping strategies which in turn will increase overall health and reduce the instances of dementia, depression, and hypertension in seniors. Through a three “S” system they would hope the model would allow for older adults to be “supported”, “safe”, and “socially” connected. In addition to the health benefits for the individuals, this model would greatly benefit the community by integrating inspired youth into rural areas.

GCERH is very excited about the model and would like to see how it can be further implemented after the nurses leave to pursue the rest of their degree.

Devereaux presented with Jane Chamberlin Award  

fullsizeoutput_8aeDr. Patrick Conlon (left), chief of Psychiatry at AMGH and Bruce Quigley, CEO and president of AMGH, congratulated Gwen Devereaux on her receiving the Jane Chamberlin Award. (Submitted photos)  

On March 24, at the Ontario Psychiatric Association Conference in Toronto, honored Gwen Devereaux with the Jane Chamberlin Award in recognition of her contributions to mental health education and research in Ontario.

Along with being a registered nurse and a very active physician recruiter for Alexandra Marine and General Hospital (AMGH), Devereaux is also the founder and Vice President of Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health all located in Goderich.

The Jane Chamberlin Award presented on behalf of the Association of General Hospital Psychiatric Services (AGHPS), annually recognizes a person with outstanding achievement in mental health with relation to hospital facilities and services. The winner exhibits and embodies the spirit of the award, possessing a variety of accomplishments.

fullsizeoutput_8b5Renee Devereaux (right), Gwen’s daughter, accepted the Jane Chamberlin Award presented by June Hylands, Executive director of the Association of General Hospital Psychiatric Services. Gwen was not able to attend the conference so her daughter graciously accepted the award on her behalf.  

Devereaux has been successful in establishing a partnership between the Schedule I facility at AMGH and Gateway in the promotion and education of mental health research in Huron County. Specifically, she forged a relationship between the Hospital and Gateway to collaborate on a number of important mental health projects. Last year there was a successful project on looking at the potential opioid crisis in rural Ontario as well as a student led project measuring the benefits of a graded exercise program in the Community Psychiatric Clinics attached to the Schedule I facility. Finally, there was a project looking at patient education for long-acting injectable medications in rural Community Psychiatric Clinics attached to the Schedule I hospital.

She has also been a successful physician recruiter at AMGH. This has included the successful recruitment of psychiatrists which in the current climate is a difficult task. She recently was profiled on a national CBC broadcast highlighting her skills in recruitment.

Devereaux has worked tirelessly promoting AMGH as a desirable place to work and at the same time increased community awareness of the mental health program run by the Schedule I facility in Goderich.

Dr. Patrick Conlon, chief of Psychiatry at AMGH said, “I am delighted that Gwen has won such a prestigious award. The partnership with Gateway has certainly benefitted AMGH and facilitated research and education in mental health across the county.”

Donnelly to speak at Coastal Conservation Gala 

On Thursday, May 10, the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation (LHCCC) will celebrate its 20th anniversary as a non-profit organization with a Coastal Conservation Gala Dinner held at the Oakwood Resort in Grand Bend.

Guest Speaker Patrick Donnelly, co-founder and director for the LHCCC will be talking about “Great Lakes Environmental Advocacy: 20 Years of Riding the Highs and Lows”.

Tickets are $75 and include dinner with live musical entertainment, cash bar, raffle prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds from this event go towards the Centre's coastal education, restoration, and research projects.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. For tickets call 226 421-3029 or visit www.lakehuron.ca/gala

This Gala is part of a larger event, the LHCCC’s “Is the Coast Clear” Coastal Conservation Conference, to be held over two days, May 10-11.

“This conference would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors” said LHCCC’s Executive Director, Erinn Lawrie. “Thank you especially to our generous corporate partners and artisans donating beautiful silent auction items.”

The LHCCC is a non-government charitable organization established in 1998 with the goals of protecting and restoring Lake Huron’s coastal environment and supporting a healthy coastal ecosystem.

Community Living - Central Huron to hold Job Fair 

Community Living-Central Huron (CH) is looking for outstanding people who have education, experience and a passion to work with individuals with developmental disabilities.

A Job Fair will be held at Community Living-CH on Apr. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Please bring a resume with references.

Located at 267 Suncoast Drive East in Goderich, Community Living-CH has been supporting people in the community since 1958. The agency offers a range of services to adults and children. They assist people to achieve their goals, whatever they may be. Goals include gaining independence with volunteering, or day-to-day activities such as appointments or grocery shopping and employment.

The main area Community Living is looking to hire support workers in is ‘residential services’ where people are supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; this is the area in which the agency has the largest staff compliment. They are looking for outstanding people who have their Development Services Worker Diploma or certificate, Social Service Worker Diploma, Child and Youth Worker Diploma, or O-S-S-D with related work experience.

“Community Living-CH is committed to assisting and supporting people to achieve their goals, vision, dreams and to participate in the community through the promotion of social inclusion.”


Litter walk

The Fourth Annual Earth Day Litter Walk, sponsored by the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA), will be held on Sunday afternoon, Apr. 22.

Starting at 2 p.m., families, visitors and Bayfield residents of all ages are invited to join in this annual spring clean-up event. Everyone is asked to meet at 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.

"Together we are working to keep our roadsides and ditches clean - protect the environment from harmful plastics and household waste and enjoy an afternoon in the great outdoors," said Elise Feltrin, an event organizer.

For more information please call Feltrin at 519 565-5852.


Starting on Apr. 17, Ruth Percy, a Nia Brown Belt, from Goderich, will be offering Nia classes on Tuesdays at the Bayfield Town Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The cost will be $40 for five weeks. Drop-ins are welcome at $10 a class. To register or for more information contact rpercy@eastlink.ca.

Nia (pronounced nee-ah) combines dance moves, martial art moves and mindful moves all to great music. Nia is for all ages and stages. Move with enjoyment!


Where did art come from and why? A recent discovery of a 100,000-year old paint “factory” in Africa tells people that there has always been a deep need to create images.

On Apr. 28, the Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) invite all to explore “Art in the Caves with Margot Sippel” as part of their "Saturdays at the Library" series.

Sippel has visited the painted caves in France and will delve into some answers about why our prehistoric ancestors created art.

The presentation will be held at the Bayfield Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Rabies clinic 

Blyth Veterinary Services, in partnership with the Huron County Health Unit, is again hosting low-cost rabies vaccination clinics this spring.

The clinics will take place on Friday, Apr. 27 from 1-4 p.m. and Saturday, Apr. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. No appointment is needed.

The cost to vaccinate a dog or cat against rabies is $30, cash only. Please bring dogs on leashes and cats in carriers.

Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system of animals. Rabies spreads from infected animals to people or other animals by saliva. Cats, dogs and people may become infected with rabies when bitten by a rabid animal or when a rabid animal’s saliva comes into contact with broken skin or moist tissues of the mouth, nose or eyes.

Once symptoms appear, rabies is almost always fatal in animals and humans. The best way to protect a pet and their family is to have the pet vaccinated.

Make sure that all dogs and cats, including those in the barn, are vaccinated against rabies. Pet owners are required by law (Regulation 567/90) to have all cats and dogs three months of age or over immunized against rabies. Failure to provide proof of vaccination to a Public Health Inspector investigating a biting incident may result in a charge being laid and a fine of up to $5,000 for the pet owner.

Dogs and cats often get into fights with wild animals. If anyone witnesses a fight, or if a dog or cat comes home with injuries from a fight and it is believed it may have been bitten or scratched by a rabid animal:

• Don't handle the pet as there may be fresh saliva from a rabid animal on its coat

• Isolate the pet.

• Contact a local veterinarian.

Anyone who makes direct contact with an animal that may have rabies should contact their family doctor.

For more information, contact the Huron County Health Unit at 519 482-3416 or 1-877-837-6143.

Alzheimers Gala 


Join the Alzheimer Society of Huron County to celebrate the amazing opportunities that the area has to offer at the Memories of Huron Gala on Saturday, Apr. 28 at the Central Huron Community Centre in Clinton.

The evening is complete with a Huron County inspired menu by Devin Tabor from the Bon Vivant Personal Chef; live music with Greg Gallello, featuring a variety of music ranging from the 1930s to modern day hits, and dancing, lots of dancing. The auction will feature unique auction items from throughout the County.

The Gala focuses on experiences and memories, specifically the amazing contributions that both have for people living with dementia. Proceeds from this exciting night will help the Alzheimer Society of Huron County enhance local programs and services for people with dementia, care partners, family members and whole communities.

“During the Gala, we are very excited to highlight our Minds in Motion program, which features physical activities and social recreation for the person with the disease and their care partners. Minds in Motion creates an opportunity for people to engage with their peers in a community setting,” said Cathy Ritsema, Executive director at the Alzheimer Society of Huron County. “The support we receive at the Society through events like the Gala allow us to continue to offer programs and services to the Huron County population. We are so thankful for the support this event receives from the community.”

Vintage inspired attire is encouraged and people are sure to find lots of options locally to find a fabulous outfit. If you head over to the JMR Gallery in Bayfield, and tell them you are shopping for the Gala, you will receive a discount. To enhance the experience, there will be a photo booth where Dianne Brandon Photography will capture the memories from the night and attendees will go home with a keepsake picture.

If you haven’t made any plans for Apr. 28 – consider a night on the town where you can dress up, kick up your heels and enjoy great company. Tickets are $50 a person or tables of 10 are available for $450 and can be purchased online at www.alzheimer.ca/huroncounty or by phoning the Alzheimer Society office 519 482-1482.

The Society is gratefully accepting donations for auction items, if you would like to make a donation, be it an item, advertisement in the program or a financial contribution to the auction, please contact the office.

The Alzheimer Society of Huron County provides information, education and support through individual counseling and support groups to persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their caregivers, families, health professionals and the general public.


The Bayfield Farmers’ Market is gearing up for its fifth season!

Opening Day is set for Friday, May 18. The season will run until Thanksgiving weekend, with markets every Friday afternoon from 3-7 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square.

Vendors interested in joining the market may contact Market Coordinator Mary Brown at bayfieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com for information and an application form.







Volume 8 

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 an image of Jill Thomas taken on June 26, 1943. Does anyone remember her? (Archive's Code: PB10090 PC)

PB10090 PC Remember Me 457 

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



Scan 6 issue 455 

In Issue 455, Carla Elliott, of Clinton, shared some memories of a man featured in Remember Me - Issue 453 and she also shared this image of the home he resided in (just before it was demolished about 1990) for this week’s edition.

“Yes, I do remember Albert Woods.

In the early 80s we lived in Bayfield and I would meet Albert the odd time riding his bike to the post. Though I didn't know him to speak to him, I somehow felt he was a fixture of Bayfield...like history riding by.

Shortly thereafter when he had passed away there was an estate auction for Albert and I bought a lovely hump back trunk which to this day we still call Albert.”


PB10069 PC Dr Metcalf's summer resort residence in Bayfield c1906 

In Issue 456, we feature a photograph of Dr. Metcalf's summer resort residence in Bayfield as it looked in 1906. (Archive's Code: PB10069 PC)



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Snowflakes in the air at ninth annual pancake brunch and sugar bush tour

fullsizeoutput_8a2Snowflakes were in the air when people boarded the hay wagon bound for the Schilbe Sugar Bush on a tractor capably driven by Paul Aldwinkle.  

fullsizeoutput_8a7The congregation of St. James’, Middleton hosted their ninth annual Pancake Brunch and Sugar Bush Tour on Apr. 7. Tractors were used to transport people from Pine Lake Camp to the nearby Schilbe Sugar Bush.  

fullsizeoutput_88bJohn Pounder worked the grill at the Pancake Brunch and Sugar Bush Tour. He estimated he made about 800 pancakes over the course of the morning.  

fullsizeoutput_898Paul Bridgeford, of Goderich, was one of the many happy customers who purchased some Maple Syrup at the brunch.  

fullsizeoutput_89fLotisia and Alysha Van Beets were in charge of selling containers of Maple Syrup from the Rick and Rusty Schilbe Sugar Bush at the brunch.  


St. James’, Middleton’s ninth annual Pancake Brunch and Sugar Bush Tour drew over 300 people to Pine Lake Campground on Apr. 7. The hot pancakes served with warm maple syrup proved to be the perfect comfort food on a very cool Spring day that saw a few snowflakes floating in the air. 

Stacks of freshly flipped pancakes, tasty sausages, and a fresh fruit cup comprised the menu. The Maple syrup that topped the pancakes was provided by the Rick Schilbe Farm. 

The event, held at the Pine Lake Campground Recreational Hall, is a continued success thanks to the many volunteers who come together to cook and serve the food, as well as those who coordinate the hayride and conduct the tours of the syrup producing operation.

Proceeds from the event go toward St. James’, Middleton Anglican Church and world outreach.

fullsizeoutput_8acThe windchill made it feel about -8C so everyone bundled up for the wagon ride to the Schilbe Sugar Bush.  

fullsizeoutput_8ddTerry Henderson, who was in charge of sausage preparation ably assisted by Geordie Palmer, took time away from the grill to do some washing up.  

fullsizeoutput_892Little Arlo Beattie really enjoyed his breakfast. Pancakes always taste better when seated on Dad's (Nathaniel) lap.  

fullsizeoutput_888Members of the St. James', Middleton Church congregation and friends volunteered to make the annual event another great success.  

fullsizeoutput_883Jean Dunn (right) was one of about 300 people who attended the ninth annual Pancake Brunch and Sugar Bush Tour.  



PIXILATED — image of the week


Ice at the Bayfield Beach...By Hildy Steiner

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







Melody Falconer-Pounder


In remembrance of those members and staff of the Humboldt Broncos Hockey Team who died in a horrific bus crash on a Saskatchewan Highway in the early evening hours of Apr. 7; in support of those who lived and in recognition of those who loved them and will remember them, I offer this poem written by L.M. Kozak. – Melody

Heaven’s Team

“The boys entered heaven…hockey sticks were in their hand
And as they met their loved ones…they grew to understand.
The ice where they now skated was as clear as ice could be.
And as they did the warm up lap, they set their young souls free.
                                            The wind that caught their locks…under helmets that fit just so
                                            Made them feel as if they could fly…if they'd only just let go.
                                            The team that they now played on was full of faces once thought gone
                                            but they recognized their teammates and knew they weren’t alone.
                                            The reason they were traded to the team up in the sky
                                            Is the question with no answer…for no reasons...fit the why?
                                            This world is left to wonder how so many paid this cost
                                            Even though the boys now play for a team that has never lost.
                                            They joined the team of Angels...for a season that does not end
                                            And now forever they will skate; teammates, brothers, friends.
                                            They will be the best they can, as they skate in Heaven’s lands.
                                            Until the day they see once more their parents waving from the stands.”



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