Vintage bike owners kick back and relax in clan Gregor
STORY AND PHOTOS BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER
Donald Broadfoot, of Clinton, took home the Albion Hotel "Best in Show" Award for the 1940 Indian he restored complete with sidecar. Broadfoot quite enjoyed taking people for little spins around the village. The sidecar seat was very comfortable and came complete with a sidekick pooch named Rosie.
Rosie was born to ride! This eight year-old dog owned by Donald Broadfoot, of Clinton, loves to ride in the sidecar of Broadfoot's restored 1940 Indian. Rosie has only been riding for the past year but she knows when the "Doggles" go on it's time to take up her position on the right side of the side car - she likes to put her nose out to the breeze.
Motorcycles are fast becoming the way for many folks to get out on the weekend and tour the countryside. The number of bikes that can be seen parked around or driving through the village is becoming increasingly evident, as the official start of summer grows closer.
And on Sunday, June 3rd vintage bikes were very evident, as Bayfield Old Bike Day was held in Clan Gregor Square.
“Despite the weather, rain on, rain off, there was a good quality of vintage
bikes on display during Bayfield Old Bike Day,” said organizer Jerry Baljeu.
Clan Gregor Square was the perfect setting for bike enthusiasts to mix and mingle.
According to Baljeu, 42 bikes took part in the event. He also noted that bike enthusiasts delighted in the range on display, favorites of note included a 1940 Indian with sidecar, a mid 1950s Ariel Twin, a single cylinder Royal Enfield and a great looking BSA Gold Star. The smallest bike on display was a 1965, 50cc Honda Step-Through.
Show participants had the opportunity to vote for the Albion Hotel "Best in Show" Award. The winner was a 1940 Indian restored and owned by Donald Broadfoot of Clinton.
Other highlights of the day included some live music as well as Goderich Shoreline Radio 99.7 FM broadcasting live from the show.
A 1956 Ariel Twin owned by Jack Graham, of Windsor, and a single cylinder Royal Enfield from 1957 owned by Geoff Doherty, of Belmont, were just two of the vintage bikes on display at Bayfield Old Bike Day on Sunday.
Cooper's personal geography subject of exhibit
Bayfield's JMR Gallery presents Ontario Artist Audrey Cooper's exhibit “Personal Geography” from now until June 17. (Submitted photo)
Ontario Artist, Audrey Cooper, has created “an exhibit of paintings focusing on the things I see in my new and latest life in London and surroundings (Bayfield).”
Her exhibit entitled, “Personal Geography” is currently on display at JMR Gallery until June 17.
Cooper's desire to take a brush, dip it in acrylic and paint a picture on canvas didn't emerge until just before her 78th birthday in 2005.
"You might say I'm a late bloomer, but I did pick up the brush and here I am, seven years later still working on memories of yesterday mixed in with my observations about today. It is a joyful and enriching way to spend my time. Besides that I feel I still have something to say before being put out on that ice floe, and pushing glorious colors around on canvas, is a fine way indeed to say it,” said Cooper, in a recent press release. “I paint because I know I am alive in this time and in this space.
“My passion is to make you aware of what I see every day - the extraordinary sight of people living their daily lives, moving through the remarkable landscapes of their world. I want you to not only look but also see the reality around you, and realize you exist, here, now, in this moment, and at some future time, you will remember.”
This is the first of JMR Gallery’s featured Exhibits for the 2012 Season. A closing reception, with the artist in attendance, will be held on June 17, from 1-3 p.m. Other exhibits planned for the summer months include: Julie Hawkins, July 11-22; Angela Lorenzen, June 22 to July 8; Jacquie vanKlaveren, July 25 to Aug. 7; JMR Gallery's third annual "Loving Bayfield" Exhibit, Aug. 10-26; JMR Gallery's second annual "Clan Gregor Square Foot" Exhibit, Aug. 29 to Sept. 23.
To learn more about any of these upcoming shows visit www.jmrgallery.com.
History book to be officially launched on Father's Day
Following a successful debut at the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) meeting on May 28, the history book entitled, “For the Love of Bayfield” will be officially launched on Father’s Day.
Local historian, Dave Gillians is the author of this newest village history. Ken Larone, a local resident as well as a renowned journalist, reviewed the book in Issue 152 of the Bayfield Breeze and gave it high praise.
The BHS will host a formal Book Launch on June 17 from 2-4 p.m. at the Bayfield Town Hall to celebrate this history that was six years in the making. Books will be available for sale at $35. Gillians will be on hand to chat about the stories and to sign copies. At 2:30 p.m. a short ceremony will be held to officially launch the book. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
According to Bill Rowat, BHS president, “Dave has dug up many unheralded stories and also come up with some fascinating new perspectives on old stories. For instance, Dave develops a well documented theory that Baron Van Tuyll originally bought the Bayfield tract, not to develop it as a community, but rather to ‘flip it’ as a secure site for military defense when fears of American expansionism were rampant in the early 1800s.”
“For the Love of Bayfield” is also now available for purchase at The Archives Room on Main Street on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. The net proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Bayfield Historical Society to help preserve the village’s history.
Second half of festival features CanadA's best
Artistic Directors Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata will host the second half of their sixth annual Bayfield Festival of Song on June 8 and 9.
The festival began on June 2-3. The remaining concerts will feature Canada’s leading operatic soprano, Adrianne Pieczonka and dedicated concert and recital artist Alexander Dobson. Those who attend should watch out for some surprising historical notes and stories, with rarely heard songs as well as more familiar music.
The popular Saturday morning Coffee Concerts continue on June 9 with “Wish you were Here”. This 11 a.m. concert will offer up a collection of musical picture-postcards from around the world.
Celebrity recitals will feature two phenomenal evenings of songs, duets and operatic favorites. Canada’s superstar soprano Pieczonka along with her partner mezzo-soprano Laura Tucker will perform with Ralls on the piano on June 8. And then on June 9, Dobson will present a delightful program for a summer night. Both shows start at 8 p.m. Praised for riveting performances across North American and Europe these stars will no doubt entirely seduce the audience with their vocal art!
All concerts will be held at the Bayfield Town Hall. For complete 2012 concert information visit the “Bayfield Festival” link at: aldeburghconnection.org. Tickets are available online or locally at The Village Bookshop, 519 565-5600.
In support of Ralls and Ubukata dedication to introducing young people to the art of song, student tickets for the Saturday morning and Sunday concerts will only be $10 -- an adult accompanying them will not be charged!
RBC Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council are generous supports of the 2012 Bayfield Festival of Song.
Sixty-fifth annual rummage sale only weeks away
For 65 years, crowds of people have been coming to the Pioneer Park’s Annual Rummage Sale and snapping up all kinds of bargains and treasures. This year the event will be held on Friday, July 13th from 7-9 p.m. at the Bayfield Arena.
The sale, along with a silent auction, provides much needed funding for the maintenance and upkeep of Bayfield’s beautiful lakefront parkland that offers visitors fresh lake breezes and world-renowned sunsets 365 days of the year!
Rummage Sale items may be dropped off at the arena after 11 a.m. on July 12th until 2 p.m. as well as on July 13th. Anyone who is unable to drop items off on these days, can contact Bud Robinson at 519 565-5322 or Claire Trepanier at 519 565-2745 and they will arrange for the items to be picked up prior to the sale.
Please note when donating that baby furniture, sports equipment, and electrical items must be CSA approved. It should also be noted that the following items will not be accepted: clothing, shoes, magazines, textbooks, televisions, large appliances, building materials, mattresses, soiled or broken items.
Bill Rowat is the person to contact if anyone wishes to donate an item or service to the silent auction. He can be reached at 519 565-5838.
This event could not happen without the assistance of over 120 volunteers. Anyone wishing to volunteer can contact Sandy Scotchmer at 519 565-2830 or call Trepanier at the number listed above.
A new addition to the Rummage Sale this year will be “TasTee Queen”. They will be set up outside on the fairgrounds selling their famous hand cut fries, hot dogs and other goodies.
Bayfield Lions' Club's Walk for Dog Guides raises $7,000
PHOTOS AND STORY BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER
Sunday marked the 10th year that Rolly and Karen Scott, of Kitchener and Bayfield, had participated in the Walk for Dog Guides. Their pets Dakota, a Huskey and Cheynne, a Retriever-Newfoundland mix, were ready and willing to get out on the route.
To some people, their Dog Guides are their eyes, to others, their means to live independently. On June 3, the Bayfield Lions’ Club hosted the local “Purina Walk for Dog Guides” to raise funds so that more Canadians with disabilities may have a dog guide.
And raise funds they did! The local walk raised $ 7,000.
“Everyone who took part should be very proud of themselves,” said Bayfield Lions’ Club President, Larry Simpson. “Next year, our goal will be $10,000.”
Simpson noted that both the walkers and dogs had a good day and seemed to really enjoy the “silly dog tricks” portion of the event. Participants were treated to hotdogs after the walk and all the dogs went home with a bag of goodies and a certificate.
The Lions Foundation of Canada trains Dog Guides and assists Canadians with a wide range of disabilities. Dogs are trained in five program areas, Canine Vision, Hearing Ear, Autism Assistance, Special Skills and Seizure Response.
According to the Lions Foundation of Canada website, Dog Guides are trained to perform a set of basic skills that are useful to all handlers. However, some of their training is also tailored to meet the specific needs of their future handler. The website states that there is an ever-increasing demand for these service dogs and the Foundation’s current goal is to raise enough funds to provide 160 more Dog Guides in 2012.
Sisters, Pat Shewen (right) and Peg Brant, both of Stratford, headed to the registration desk early Sunday morning so that they could take Ginger, a Beagle cross and Rhys, Golden Retriever, out on the walk.
Kelly Miller, of Seaforth, and Fenex, a Golden Retriever, were ready to head out on the Bayfield Lions' Club's Purina Walk for Dog Guides on Sunday morning.
Jane Rowat joined Margo Robeson and her dog, Sadie, on the Walk for Dog Guides.
After the walk, members of the Bayfield Lions' Club treated participants to hotdogs. Getting the onions fried and ready were from l-r: Mike Sproule, Bill Steenstra, Tony Van Bakel and Ron Harris.
Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? How about a round of golf followed by a satisfying pig roast dinner? Members of the Bayfield Optimist Club now have tickets available for their upcoming golf tournament to be held at the Bluewater Golf Course on June 23.
Registration begins at 11 a.m. with Tee Off following at noon. Tickets are $50 per person. Carts are $15 extra per person. The fee includes a pig roast dinner complete with baked potato, Caesar salad and dessert.
Prizes will be awarded via a random draw. But the real prize is the fact that participants are helping raise funds for youth projects in their community.
To get tickets and/or book a foursome please contact Optimist Jane Gillman at 519 482-7478.
“Bayfield’s Got Talent” and we’re not afraid to showcase it.
This special evening of music, comedy and dance will be held on June 24 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church.
St. Andrew’s United Church Choir will host this event as a fundraiser for the church – a free will offering will be collected.
The Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) would like to help area youngsters get ready to celebrate Father’s Day. Children, supervised by a parent, are invited to come to the Bayfield Library located at 20 Main Street to create a Father’s Day Craft on the afternoon of June 9.
The craft making session will run for one hour starting at 1 p.m. There will also be readings and refreshments. No registration is required.
On June 16-17, the Bayfield Library staff, with help from the FOBL, will host their annual book sale. The sale will run on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Both titles for children and adults will be offered for sale. The event will be held rain or shine. Donations of recently published, gently used books are welcome and can be dropped off at the library earlier that week.
For information please call 519 565-2886. The FOBL are now on Facebook and welcome people to check them out there!
The Photography Club of Bayfield (PCoB) is going back to school for their next meeting, June 7.
The PCoB will be holding their meeting at Central Huron Secondary School (CHSS) in Clinton. This coincides with the school’s annual photographic exhibition, curated by Jacqui Vercruyssen, and coupled with a silent auction of the student works.
Members of PCoB, and other interested individuals, are invited to come to this event that will take place in advance of the PCoB meeting itself.
According to Jack Pal, a PCoB founding member, “This should provide a great backdrop for our meeting and at the same time satisfy many member interests. Since the silent auction ends at 7:15 p.m., interested parties are advised to come before 7 p.m. to take in the exhibit and to participate in the auction.”
The PCoB meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Part of the meeting will be a workshop/demonstration by PCoB member, Conrad Kuiper, on Macrophotography. A comment and critique session on the club’s most recent assignment, Alphabet Photography, will also be held. Members are encouraged to post their assignment photos on the PCoB Flickr site.
Many area residents will no doubt have the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) 2012 calendar hanging on their wall – they may like to circle June 15th on it as it is all set to become a very important date on the village social calendar.
On that Friday evening the photographs selected for the 2013 calendar will be exhibited during a wine and cheese event hosted by the BACC. The advertisers for this new calendar will also be announced. The calendar itself will be unveiled and the 2013 campaign launched.
The BACC is very pleased to advise that once again the advertising space in the calendar has been sold out and the BACC Executive thanks the advertisers for their ongoing support of this initiative.
The evening will be held at the Bayfield Town Hall from 7-9 p.m.
This year the recently formed Photography Club of Bayfield was enlisted to assemble a wonderful mix of photos of the many beautiful village landscapes and historical sites to provide the images for the calendar. The photos selected to represent each calendar month will be available at the launch as a onetime opportunity to purchase a framed keepsake. No other framed enlargements will be sold. The photo used for the calendar’s cover will be auctioned off that evening.
There is no admission fee for the evening and all are welcome to attend, however, it is requested that those who wish to attend RSVP to email@example.com.
Live music streaming from Pioneer Park will be a welcome addition to the Bayfield Sail and Canvas Festival Weekend as Pioneer Park Entertainment presents a performance by the Canadian Celtic Choir on June 16.
The choir will unite their voices in song starting at 8 p.m. in the park. The group, founded in 1996, sings and promotes Celtic choral music and culture in Southwestern Ontario.
Their current repertoire features songs from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and the Canadian Maritimes ranging from the traditional, including those sung in Irish and Welsh, to modern music of the 20th and 21st Century.
William Zadorsky was appointed conductor of the Canadian Celtic Choir on April 1, 2010. Their accompanist is Jean Willadsen. The group has approximately 50 members and is based out of London, ON.
Bayfield Concert Series
Singer/songwriter Andy Kim is the next music icon to grace the Bayfield Town Hall stage as part of the Bayfield Concert Series, a Meades Bros. Production.
Tickets are now on sale for the June 16th show entitled, “Songs and Stories”. The cost is $30. The hall doors will open at 8 p.m. with the performance scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased at The Black Dog Pub and Bistro in Bayfield, Ernie King Music in Goderich or from ticketscene.ca.
To learn more about all the stellar acts scheduled to come to the village in the coming months visit bayfieldconcertseries.com.
The Clinton Public Hospital is the health care provider of choice for many Bayfield and area residents. These individuals may be interested to note that the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation will be holding its annual fundraising Enchanted Dinner and Dance on June 23.
The evening will feature both a live and silent auction. Tickets are available now for $75 a person (this includes a $45 tax receipt). Here in Bayfield tickets are available by contacting Tyler Hessel, 519 565-4034.
Music at the Barn
The landmark barn at Kryart Studio should prove to be the perfect location for a new summer concert series.
“Music at the Barn” will be comprised of five performances scheduled from June to September on Sunday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. at Kryart Studio. The line up is as follows: Adrian Jones and Kim Régimbal and DNSQ3, June 24; Opening: Benson Brown and Katy Johnston, The Marrieds, July 15; Danielle Durand and Ben Hermann (tentative), July 29; Graham Nicholas, Alanna Gurr and Lowlands, Aug. 26; and Josh Geddis and Jenny Omnichord, Sept. 16.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $14 at the door for the first show. All other shows are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. Or a season pass can be purchased for $50 for all five shows. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there is limited seating.
For more information or tickets contact Durand at 519 993-3154. Or visit the following Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Music-at-the-Barn-Series/127016440764513 Tickets can also be purchased at ticketscene.ca.
Five authors will be coming to the village for the 2012 Bayfield Writers’ Festival hosted by The Village Bookshop on June 23-24.
This year the main event will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church starting at 1 p.m. The authors and their works featured will be: Hugh Brewster, RMS Titanic: Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage; Cathy Buchanan, The Day the Falls Stood Still; Stephen Marche, How Shakespeare Changed Everything; John Lawrence Reynolds, Beach Strip; and Andrew Westoll, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary.
Tickets are selling now for $15 and are available at The Village Bookshop
On Sunday at 12:30 p.m. there is the added bonus of a First Class Luncheon with Hugh Brewster starting at 12:30 p.m. at The Little Inn.
History lovers will no doubt enjoy the opportunity to hear this celebrated Titanic expert and author speak at this event held in the 100th year since the great ship went down.
Tickets are available now for $35 per person. For more information call the bookshop at 519 565-5600.
Another exciting series of Toronto Film Circuit films brought to you by the Bayfield Film Society is nearly at an end.
Those without a subscription can still attend as a limited number of tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 per film.
The spring schedule of films concludes with The Guard on June 14. This final film will begin with a wine and cheese celebration at 6:30 p.m. at the Bayfield Town Hall (the movie begins at 7:30 p.m.)
For more information contact: Lynn Gillians, 519 565-5884 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or Margo Robeson, 519 565-2827 or e-mail Margo10510@comcast.net.
Pickle Ball is the fastest growing sport for seniors and is gaining in popularity here in Bayfield. It can be described as a combination of badminton, tennis and ping-pong.
Ann and Rick LeBeau, of Bayfield, are pickle ball enthusiasts and would like to teach Pickle Ball to beginners. They have been playing the sport themselves for many years and will be playing in the Summer Games in London, ON. Anyone who would like a lesson are invited to call them at 519 440-2120.
One Care sponsored Pole Walking is really hitting its stride in Bayfield. Anyone wishing an introductory lesson or other info should call 519 565-2202 or 519 565-5638. There is no charge for this and poles can be provided.
New additions to the current Pole Walking schedule include: Sundays, Co-ed Pole Walking, 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday mornings Gentle Jaunt, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, Gentle Jaunt, 4:30 p.m. and Power Pole Walking, 5:15 p.m.
The above is in addition to the usual walks for women are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and walks for men Mondays and Fridays. The start time is 8:30 a.m.
All walks begin from 6 Main Street.
Besides Pole Walking, One Care continues to sponsor several programs for both men and women to keep up with their desire to stay fit. Register now for four months of classes for $50 excluding yoga.
Dancefit and Toning classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. The classes are held at the Bayfield Community Centre. The cost is $4 per class.
The Sit and Get Fit classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. On Fridays a Gentle Stretch Class is offered at 10:15 a.m. Both of these fitness opportunities are held at the Bayfield Community Centre and cost a $2 per class.
A Gentle Yoga Class is held at the Bayfield Town Hall starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. The cost for is $4 per class and participants are asked to bring a yoga mat.
Summer Outdoor Yoga will start July 5 in Pioneer Park at 8:30 a.m. and continue on subsequent Thursdays. The cost is $3 per session.
Call the numbers listed above for more information on the above exercise opportunities.
For those people looking to exercise their minds, Women’s Bridge is played every Wednesday at 1 p.m. No partner needed to play the cost is $1.50 per game. For more information call Brenda Blair at 519 565-2881. Bridge is played at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.
Boot Camp has come to Bayfield due to the efforts of fitness enthusiast, Kaylie Ginn. She plans to offer a large variety of exercises to keep things interesting and challenging. She will be incorporating strength training, cardio, yoga, plyometrics, kick-boxing, interval training and more. One-hour sessions are held Monday to Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square.
Each session of the Bayfield Boot Camp costs $10, or a weekly pass can be purchased for $30. First sessions will be free. Participants should wear proper footwear, bring a bottle of water and a yoga mat or towel. Participants should arrive 15 minutes before their first session so that Ginn can learn their workout history. For information contact Ginn at 519 525-1959.
Have you heard the news? A monthly hearing clinic has been established in the village at Pharmasave Michael’s Pharmacy. The next date for the clinic is June 19.
The Kincardine Hearing Clinic will be offering their services on the third Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The clinic will offer: hearing aid adjustments and repairs to all makes and models, no cost hearing tests, new prescription of hearing aids, wax removal, hearing aid battery sales as well as hard of hearing assistive devices. Please call The Kincardine Hearing Clinic at 1-855-396-6026 to book an appointment.