spring arrives just in time for home and garden show
Henry Winters manned the Huron Tractor display while fellow exhibitor, Diane Wilds, dropped by for a visit during a past Bayfield Lion's Home and Garden Show. This year the show will be held on Apr. 27-29. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
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.
Once again, Bayfield has a prize offering in London's Dream Home Lottery. There will be a free shuttle to the Dream Home on Delevan Street on Saturday and Sunday from the front of the arena, and free parking in the Agricultural Park.
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.
Springsteen and beethoven offer musical diversity
Tommy Youngsteen and the Queen Street Band is the premier North American Bruce Springsteen Tribute with an all-Canadian cast. The group will be performing at the Bayfield Town Hall on May 18. (Submitted photo)
The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society (BTHHS) is launching its new concert season with a duo of May concerts that recognize the diverse musical tastes in the community.
To kick things off, on Friday, May 18, the BTHHS welcome North America’s premier Bruce Springsteen tribute band, Tommy Youngsteen and the Queen Street Band.
Twenty-time Grammy winner and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with over 120 million records sold worldwide, Bruce Springsteen is still one of the most electrifying performers in Rock 'n Roll today. Youngsteen is the premier North American Bruce Springsteen Tribute with an all-Canadian cast. He captures the spirit and intensity of Springsteen's live performance, spanning his entire catalogue.
The Queen Street Band is composed of an all-star, Juno winning, super group made up of members and alumni from The Sam Roberts Band, Stars, The Stills, Sloan, The Trews, The Arkells, Zeus, Serena Ryder Band and The Grapes of Wrath.
Tickets are $30 and are going fast. If available tickets at the door will be $35. For tickets call Sue Howell, 519 565-2551, Pat Pal, 519 565-5340, or Nick Thomson, 519 565-2556. They can also be purchased online at www.ticketscene.ca.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. The BTHHS Board would like to thank Deb Penhale for her donation in support of this concert.
For those with an interest in classical music, the BTHHS will also host an “Evening with Beethoven”, performed by members of the London Symphonia on Thursday, May 24.
At its core, the London Symphonia is a professional symphony committed to performing vibrant and bold musical experiences for London and the region. It was officially named in January 2017, replacing the #WePlayOn identity, chosen on a temporary basis, months after the old Orchestra London collapsed. It is now London’s foremost orchestra, celebrated as one of the best in Canada.
Performers will include: Christine Newland, Cello; Joseph Lanza, Concertmaster; Andrew Chung, Violinist; and Jennifer Short, Second Oboe/English Horn.
For tickets please contact Mike van Baardwyk, 519 565-5489, Pat Baker, 519 955-1456, or Shelagh Sully, 519 565-2572, or purchase online at www.ticketscene.ca. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will start at 7:30 p.m.
YOGA SEMINAR TO EXPLORE SUBTLE CONCEPTS OF THE PRACTICE
Acclaimed Yoga teacher, Yoga therapist, healer and spiritual adviser, Dr. Kausthub Desikachar will be presenting a weekend seminar at the Bayfield Town Hall on May 4-6.
The limitless human potential is often deeply hidden within us, not just beneath our psyche, but also within the layers of conscious and unconscious patterning. Unlocking them to fully manifest into our lives is a key aspect of personal growth and spiritual development. This process requires sustained effort and the practice of powerful tools, under careful guidance and supervision. The role of Mudrä-s and Bandha-s can serve as a vital instrument in this process of personal evolution. Mudrä-s are very intricate tools of Yoga, that harness the fire within us to help nourish the inherent seeds of our capabilities. They are discussed extensively in classical texts such as Haöhayogapradépikä & Çiva Samhitä, as well as modern classics such as Yoga Makaranda of T Krishnamacharya.
When appropriately practiced together with a sophisticated system of breath and visualization, Mudra-s and Bandha-s touch different layers of the human system and aid in our positive transformation. Owing to the great power it can harness, the Yogi-s showed great respect to these tools and only learnt and practiced under watchful guidance. They also understood and considered all the pre-requisites these tools required, before practicing themselves or teaching them to others.
This enriching seminar will explore the most important Mudrä-s in detail, presenting the core principles and frameworks within which they must be understood and practiced. The program will deal with presenting pre-requisites for the practice of each Mudrä, the technical nuances of their practice, benefits and contraindications. The seminar will present previously unknown material on these very subtle concepts of Yoga and how to apply them carefully in personal practice or in the practice of students. The seminar will be most useful to serious practitioners of Yoga, as well as Yoga Teachers and Trainers who are wanting to take their practice to the next level. Guidelines of self-observation on the effects of such practices will also be provided and participants will also be offered opportunities to explore these further. Dr. Desikachar is known for his remarkable, deep and well-versed knowledge and his ability to present the ancient teachings in a way that is profound as well as applicable for modern day practitioners. Participants can take this course towards continuing education credit with Yoga Alliance.
The seminar will run each day from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Early Bird Registration fee is $345 plus five per cent tax on or before Apr. 30. After that date the fee increases by $50.
Interested participants must contact Rachel Feddes by phone at 519 440-8397 or email email@example.com and a Pay Pal invoice will be sent for payment. Participation is confirmed upon payment.
Dr. Desikachar is the successor and current lineage holder of the classical Yoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. His objectives include the sharing of the authentic teachings of Yoga to the modern era, as well as building bridges between different healing modalities to promote physical, emotional, social and spiritual health. He is adviser to many organizations around the world including Korean Yoga Alliance, Pranamanas Yoga (Spain) and Be Yoga (Norway). In the past he was also an international adviser to the International Association of Yoga Therapists, as well as the British Wheel of Yoga. He has also authored and co-authored numerous books on yoga, such as "The Heart of Asana: A comprehensive manual on Classical Yoga Postures" and a biography on his grandfather, the great yoga acharya T. Krishnamacharya, called "The Yoga of the Yogi". He is known for his remarkable, deep and well-versed knowledge and his ability to present the ancient teachings in a way that is profound as well as applicable for modern day practitioners.
For a detailed resume of Dr. Desikachar kindly visit www.kausthub.com/resume.
Dr. Desikachar will also be available for private Yoga Therapy consultations during his visit. Through these sessions, consistent with the traditional teaching of Yoga, you can benefit by receiving an individualized and holistic daily practice, that will be suitable for your health and wellness needs. The cost of this consultation will be $120. In order to know the time slots available and to pre-register for these, kindly contact the local coordinator. Since only a limited number of places are available, it is advisable to pre-register for these.
Due to a personal scheduling conflict, this month’s Councilor’s Corner will be held on today (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. at the Bayfield Community Centre.
Bill Whetstone, Bayfield Ward councilor, encourages all to come hear what council has been up to and voice their opinions. Topics to be discussed are the 2018 Budget including capital projects,a Bayfield Arena update - ice will return for the 2018-19 season and Wayfinding Bayfield Pilot (Bayfield Brand).
Are you unable to make daytime fitness classes? Are you too tired to travel to Clinton or Goderich after work to work out, even though you know a fitness class will help alleviate stress and optimize health? There is an answer, come out to fitness classes at the Bayfield Arena Community Complex.
Sandy Scotchmer, of Bayfield, is starting fitness classes that will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 9:15 a.m. Classes will begin on Tuesday, May 1 and Saturday, May 5, respectively.
Classes are designed to achieve better overall body fitness, including cardio training and muscle strengthening of arms, legs, abs and back, as well as balance; all while accompanied by fantastic music to help inspire and keep things fun!
Scotchmer has 40 years fitness training experience and currently teaches fitness programs available during the day and would like to offer fitness classes to working gals and guys and to those not able to attend classes through the day for many reasons. The classes are designed to improve your fitness levels, and to get you into better physical shape to enhance good health and less day-to-day stress.
All weight training equipment will be provided, along with mats for floor work. Please wear appropriate footwear, plus bring a refillable Eco bottle - there is a water refilling station on the same floor as the classes.
These classes will end on July 7. There will be a break for a few weeks and classes will then resume.
Attend one class for ten weeks - $90. Attend Tuesday and Saturday classes for ten weeks - $170. Individuals are encouraged to sign up for two sessions per week for maximum results. Summer drop-in rate will be $10 per class.
For more information about the classes please call Scotchmer at 519 565-2830.
All are invited by the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society (BTHHS) Board of Directors for their Sixth Annual Community Luncheon on Monday, May 28.
The luncheon is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and hear about the Town Hall accomplishments in 2017, as well as find out about all the great events and projects planned for 2018.
The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Attendees will enjoy delicious lasagna and salad followed by coffee and dessert.
Space is limited so people shouldn’t wait to get their tickets. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling Sandy Scotchmer at 519 565-2830 or Patricia Baker at 519 955-1456.
Calling all vendors and organizations! The Bayfield Community Fair may be the perfect event at which to sell food, crafts or fundraising tickets or promote your business.
The fair will be held Aug. 17-19 and both indoor and outdoor space is available. A 8’X10’ foot space rents for $40 with an extra $1 per square foot plus $10 a day for hydro if needed.
To learn more or to rent a space call Anna Needles at 519 524-7455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Joyce McIlwain at 519 482-3376 or email email@example.com.
Girl Guide Cookies
2018 marks the 91st year for the Girl Guide Cookie. The first generation of these treats took the form of a sugar cookie. These evolved into the now 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. 27-29.
They will also be going door to door in parts of the village on May 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Profits from sales help with program activities and field trips.
Anyone wishing cookies should contact Melody Falconer-Pounder at 519 525-3830.
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.
ONE CARE FITNESS
There are two new opportunities for people to exercise in Bayfield.
On two Tuesdays and two Thursdays in May an introduction to Nordic Pole Walking will take place. Interested individuals are asked to meet at the Hive of Bayfield (next to Shop Bike Coffee) at 10:15 a.m. A short period of instruction will be followed by a 10 to 20-minute walk. The dates
are May 22, 24, 29 and 31.
An “Introduction to Yoga” will be offered on Tuesdays in June. Classes will be held at The Lake House of Bayfield (formerly The Red Pump). Chair Yoga will start at 10 a.m. and Restorative Yoga will start at 5 p.m. The four classes will be available for the low price of $20 all inclusive. The dates are June 5, 12, 19 and 26.
For more information visit the One Care table at the Bayfield Home and Garden Show, Apr. 27-29.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information and an application form.