Bookmark and Share   June 20, 2012   Vol. 3 Week 26 Issue 155

TWO BLUE FLAGS celebrated

Katoon and Chungfa Wongwilart (left) prepare to hoist the Bluewater Marina's Blue Flag on Saturday afternoon. They were assisted by their fellow youth l-r: Hayden Hessel, Simon Meades, Sam Dupuis and Liam Pal. Dock Master for the Bluewater Marina Fred Ramsey also took part in the ceremony.


There are two blue flags flying over the Bayfield Main Beach and Municipality of Bluewater Marina again this year. This is the third consecutive year that the flag has been unfurled over the village’s sandy shore and the fourth time the marina has been given the honor.

Blue Flag is a highly respected and recognized international eco-label. Across Canada there are only 16 beaches and three marinas that can fly Blue Flags in 2012.

Of the three marinas designated in the country all are on Lake Huron. Grand Bend Marina and Port Franks Marina were recognized for the honor along with Bluewater. Neighboring community beaches, Station Beach, Kincardine and the Grand Bend Beach, were among the 16 beaches recognized.

A special duo Blue Flag Ceremony was held late afternoon on June 16 at the Bayfield Main Beach and Bluewater Marina. Several groups were represented at the ceremony including: Municipality of Bluewater Council and Staff, County of Huron, Bayfield Ratepayers' Association, Bayfield Yacht Club, Bayfield River Valley Trail Association and Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC).

Roger Lewington, president of the BACC, spoke regarding both the environmental and economic importance of the Blue Flag designations.

“The environmental importance of Lake Huron and the Bayfield River is very significant to our community. They are significant resources, both locally and globally. Lake Huron and the Great Lakes are the largest freshwater lakes in the world, holding something like 25 per cent of the world’s fresh water.

“I have been coming to Lake Huron all my life and I treasure the lake and river. We, each and every one of us, are responsible for the protection and improvement of our local environment for future generations. We are only the caretakers,” said Lewington.

Roger Lewington, president of the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce, spoke to both the environmental and economic impacts that Blue Flag recognition has on the community.

He went on to say regarding the economic importance that tourists and visitors come here primarily because of the lake and river. The tourism industry is a significant part of the Bluewater and Huron County economies.

“Bayfield is the largest recreational harbor on the eastern shore of all Lake Huron. We have 450 boat slips – creating probably 5 million dollars in direct economic activity. This drives the economy of the village, which in turn is a major impact in Bluewater and Huron County.

“We need to all do our part in protecting and improving the lake and river. Blue Flag is an important indicator that we do care, but it is not the end of the journey. We need to celebrate this today, and continue to do our part to improve this wonderful resource that we have,” said Lewington.

Beaches are awarded the Blue Flag based on compliance with 32 criteria covering environmental education and information; water quality, environmental management, safety and services. Marinas must comply with 24 criteria covering the same categories. All Blue Flags are awarded for one season at a time. If the criteria are not fulfilled during the season or the conditions change, the Blue Flag may be withdrawn. To learn more about the criteria visit

Huron County Warden, Bernie MacLellan marvelled at the achievement of the Bluewater Marina being one of only three marinas in Canada to be granted Blue Flag status for 2012 during his remarks to the crowd at the marina flag raising ceremony. He is flanked by Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Municipality of Bluewater, Steve McAuley (left) and Bill Dowson, mayor of the Municipality of Bluewater.

Huron County’s warden, Bernie MacLellan, was also invited to comment on the Blue Flag designations at the ceremonies.

“I knew Blue Flag meant clean water but when I was invited to this event today I looked it up to learn more. The fact that this is one of just three marinas recognized in Canada is an accomplishment. Such an accomplishment makes the area more attractive to tourists and that means a lot to us at the county. It is a real feather in our cap and we appreciate that,” said MacLellan.

“Bluewater Council, staff and residents should be proud,” said Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Municipality of Bluewater, Steve McAuley. “There is a great deal of effort that goes on behind the scenes to achieve Blue Flag status and at our office it is Arlene Parker that looks after things. She has really embraced the concept of what Blue Flag means.

“We’re proud to welcome Ron and Pat Reder as the new operators of the Bluewater Marina in Bayfield. Their commitment to the Blue Flag program is an important part of our partnership. They understand Bayfield, they understand the community and they have worked with us to achieve Blue Flag.”

Sam and Max Dupuis were given the task of hoisting the Blue Flag for the Bayfield Main Beach at the flag raising ceremony held late Saturday afternoon. They did so with guidance from Tyler Hessel (left), councillor-at-large for Bluewater, and under the watchful eye of their youthful counterparts.

Environmental Defence is the coordinator of Blue Flag Canada. They work with beach and marina managers, their partners, and community stakeholders to achieve the international Blue Flag award. The Blue Flag International program is managed by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), a non-governmental, non-profit organization promoting sustainable development through environmental education.

The concept of the Blue Flag was born in France. In 1985, French coastal municipalities were awarded with the Blue Flag for complying with sewage treatment and bathing water quality criteria.

Since 2001, many organizations and authorities outside Europe wishing for cooperation on spreading the Blue Flag Program have made applications to FEE.

With the expansion of the program, the criteria became more rigorous and unified. As of 2006 an international set of criteria is used with some variation within to reflect the specific environmental conditions of certain regions.

Tickets still available for RCMp Musical Ride in Clinton  

Thirty people attended the recent Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) meeting. The excitement is growing among their members as the big event they are co-hosting will be held this week.

“The RCMP Musical Ride will arrive at REACH (in Clinton) on June 19 and leave June 22. This is an event that only comes to Ontario every four years and we are fortunate to co-host it this year with REACH Huron,” said Doug Yeo, BAS president.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show to be held on June 21st at the REACH Centre, 169 Beech St. in Clinton can still be purchased at the Nip 'N Tuck today (June 20). Tickets are $10, for adults; and $6, for children aged 5-12 years; under five are free. Tickets will also be available at the gate of the outdoor riding ring at the REACH Centre the evening of the performance, however, these will cost two dollars more. Organizers suggest it might be wise to be there a half hour early to find parking and get a seat. There will be bleachers for about 3,000. There will be lots of room also for wheelchairs. The event is outside and warm weather is expected. People can visit the stables and see the horses when they are there. Those who attend should take a camera because there will be opportunities to take pictures with a horse and RCMP officer after the performance.

BAS members thought it would be a unifying feature to have shirts purchased so people could recognize them as being part of the society. The new BAS shirts arrived, were distributed at the meeting, and will be worn at the RCMP Musical Ride performance. Anyone in a lime green shirt likely is a member of the BAS.

Many at the meeting commented on the expanded Flea Market being held every Sunday at Agricultural Park in Bayfield. There are many new vendors. Anyone with fresh food to sell is certainly welcome.

Anyone who is thinking of entering exhibits for this year's fair to be held in August can access the prize book on the website or contact the Secretary at for a copy to be sent to you.


Members of the Photography Club of Bayfield were honored for their photographic contributions to the 2013 Bayfield Calendar at a gala calendar launch hosted by the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) on the evening of June 15. The BACC presented each photographer with a framed copy of their image(s) that will appear in the calendar that is now available for purchase at a variety of locations around the village. From l-r the photographers are: Dianne Brandon, Dennis Pal, Conrad Kuiper, who took cover honors this year; Jack Pal, Janette Baillie, Cate Cuerden and Melody Falconer-Pounder. (Photo by John Pounder)

Food box needs a good leader 

The Huron Good Food Box (HGFB) is seeking a new Lead Volunteer for the program as they say farewell to their current person who is retiring at the end of July.

“The Lead Volunteer has a very crucial role in the successful delivery of this program,” said Brittany Fry, HGFB coordinator. “We’re looking for a hard-working, dedicated individual with a strong desire to support this community-based initiative.”

The new recruit would work alongside the HGFB Coordinator for two consecutive days each month and would be based out of Clinton. The individual would be responsible for helping the Coordinator pick-up local produce from around the county, on the third Wednesday of the month; as well as packing/distribution of products to various communities in Huron on the third Thursday of the month.

The successful candidate should have strong organizational, interpersonal, multi-tasking and communication skills. They should be able to do heavy lifting (20-50 lbs) and have access to steel-toed work boots. Ideally they would have an avid interest in food, community and health.

Currently, Ken Leibold, of Clinton, fills this volunteer position. Leibold has been with the HGFB program since the very beginning in 2002 and has only missed one month due to illness since then.

“Ken has been a huge supporter of the program,” said Fry. “We’ll be sad to see him go, but are very thankful to him for sticking with us for so long.”

The HGFB is a non-profit, volunteer-based program that provides a monthly box of fresh, local fruits and vegetables to residents of Huron County for $15 per box. The program functions as a produce buying cooperative that allows them to purchase products at wholesale prices and offer great value at an affordable cost to all Huron County residents.

The HGFB program has volunteer-run distribution sites throughout Huron County including: Bayfield, Blyth, Clinton, Ethel, Exeter, Goderich, Grand Bend, Hensall, Seaforth, Wingham, and Zurich. Details on ordering and pick-up information can be found by searching the HGFB at or calling 519 482-3416 Ext. 2244.

July box orders are due July 6 and can be picked up on July 19. There is no obligation to order every month, but organizers encourage customers to try boxes over a two or three month period because box contents vary according to season and local availability. The HGFB program is now allowing people to pre-pay with cash or certified cheque for three, six or 12 month periods.

This volunteer job description can be found online at Resumes and cover letters will be accepted no later than July 11 at 4 p.m. For more information on the HGFB please contact Fry at the number listed above or email.


Bayfield residents were out in full force to support the Bayfield Believers Relay for Life team that participated in the Huron County Relay for Life in Goderich on June 15-16. At five years of age, Mikayla Ainsley (front right) is one of the youngest members of the Bayfield Believers Relay for Life team. She is also a cancer survivor and this year had the honor of carrying the banner during the survivor lap. It is her third year participating in the event as a survivor. This year the Bayfield Believers collected $3,000 for the fight against cancer. Almost half the amount was raised by a new member to the team, Bruce Bowman, who raised $1,265 in memory of his mother. (Photo by Dianne Brandon)

keightley to lead drama camp 

Judy Keightley, of Bayfield, is known for her dramatics.

She has been instrumental in carrying out successful fundraisers for the Bayfield Historical Society as the playwright and director for three dramatic productions based on local history. Now she is turning her attention to the younger thespians in the community offering them a Drama Camp.

The Drama camp will be held during the first two weeks of July at the Bayfield Town Hall.

According to Keightley, “By popular request from the “grandma’s” in the village, grandma’s who are looking after their grand children during the summer, I am running a Drama Camp from July 2-6 and then again from July 9-13.”

The camps will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Campers should be between six and 14 years of age.

Students will be performing a play at the end of each week but as well as rehearsals for the play they will be doing improvisation, mime, dance, and many drama games plus an art session making the props for the show.

“It should be great fun and a wonderful opportunity for children to perform on a stage,” said Keightley.

For information on these Drama Camps email Keightley at

dr. John howard next speaker in "words of wellness" series

The sight of young people taking drugs has become more common in recent years. Reference is not being made to elicit drugs but those drugs found in inhalers that are used to curb the effects of breathing difficulties commonly associated with asthma.

While it is hard to argue that the advancements in science have produced more sophisticated products that have provided a more comfortable life style for most of the first world countries, it could also be argued these advancements have come at a cost to our health.

What are the social, economic and political costs to environmental degradation?

There is a relationship between the state of the environment and our health. On June 21st, we have the opportunity to get a better understanding of this relationship when the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation (AMGHF) hosts it’s second of three lectures in the “Words of Wellness Lecture Series”.

One person who has committed to understanding this relationship is Dr. John Howard. His main academic interests are in Ecosystem Health, an innovative approach to medicine and health that recognizes the importance of our physical, social, economic and political environments in health.

Dr. Howard joined the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario (CHWO) in 2004 after moving his primary appointment from the Department of Medicine to the Department of Pediatrics. He undertook subspecialty training in gastroenterology followed by fellowship training at the National Institutes of Health Bethesda. He has won several awards including the Bocking Award for Excellence in medical teaching, the Edward G. Pleva Award, the Faculty of Medicine's Award of Excellence and the Clinician Teacher Award.

Dr. Howard is currently the chair of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. CAPE is a group of physicians, allied health care practitioners, and citizens committed to a healthy and sustainable environment and to better understand how environmental degradation affects human health.

This “Words of Wellness Lecture” will be held at the Bayfield Town Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. The doors to the hall will open at 7:15 p.m. The hall will be set up in a modified café style with a seating capacity of 80. Those who attend will be invited to enjoy a glass of wine as well as view the work of five local artists.

Tickets for this lecture are $20 and may be obtained from the AMHGF office at 519 524-8689 Ex. 5349 or from Ray Letheren at


The Scott Robeson Bridge on Mavis' Trail was the location for Bayfield Guiding's Advancement Ceremony held on the evening of June 12. The following girls were recognized for their achievements, clockwise from bottom right: Ashley Whelan, moved from Brownies to Guides, Dana Wilson, from Sparks to Brownies and Nicole Kelly, from Guides to Pathfinders; Ranger, Beth Olley was presented with the Ranger Service Pin and the Chief Gold Commissioner's Award, the highest honor a youth aged 15-17 years can achieve in Guiding. (Photo by Genelle Reid)


missing plaque

The commemorative plaque that had gone missing off the Post Office building on Main Street has been found!

“Thanks to the efforts of one of our Senior Staff members, the Post Office plaque has been located, and will be returned to the Municipality for safe keeping. It is always pleasant to be able to pass on good news,” Geordie Palmer, councilor for the Ward of Bayfield, Municipality of Bluewater.

The Post Office building was demolished on June 12 to make way for the new library, washrooms and post office. The plaque is brass and bears the names of all Bayfield’s past Post Masters and Mistresses. The plan is to have the plaque grace the front of the new post office when construction is completed.

camp kintail  

Camp Kintail is returning to Bayfield for the third consecutive summer.

Knox Presbyterian Church is partnering with Camp Kintail, the area Presbyterian Church camp, to offer a Christian based Day Camp every Wednesday at the church during July and August.

This Day Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The very capable and well-trained young adult staff of Camp Kintail will lead the program and activities. The camp will be for children who have completed JK up to Grade 6. The children are welcome to attend all eight sessions or just one or two.

The first camp will begin on July 4. The program will conclude on Aug. 22. Lunch and snacks are provided.

Registration for each session is held at 8:30 a.m. on the day but participants may also pre-register by calling Brenda McLean at 519 524-8645 or by calling the church 519 565-2913 and leaving a message.

St. James', Middleton

The congregation of St. James’ Church, Middleton always put up a fantastic meal no matter what event they are hosting and this time around it will be a fundraising barbeque on July 14.

The event will be held at the church from 4-7:00 p.m. On the menu will be bratwurst on a bun or a hamburger both will be accompanied by coleslaw, baked beans, dessert and a beverage.

The cost will be $10, adults; $5, kids 10 and under; and preschoolers free.

CPSS Rendezvous

The Goderich and Stratford Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPSS) are hosting a Rendezvous June 22-24 at the Harbour Lights Marina in Bayfield for the members of the Western Ontario District of the CPSS and all indicators are participants are going to enjoy a superlative weekend of events.

Gary Mayell, one of the event organizers, noted that over 100 people are expected to take part in the weekend. They will not only be traveling to the village by boat but car as well.

After the business of the Western Ontario District and USPS Meeting on Saturday morning those who attend will take part in an Amazing Race Competition about the village that afternoon. This is just one of the many fun events planned for the weekend.

For more information email Mayell at

knox church 

The Fish Fry hosted by Knox Presbyterian Church in Bayfield was such a success last year the congregation has decided to do it again!

The 2nd annual Fish Fry will be held on July 28 at the Bayfield Community Centre from 4:30-7 p.m.

Advance tickets are available now and cost $17 for adults and $10 for children. They can be purchased by calling Deb at 519 565-5238 or Brenda at 519 565-5404. Organizers note that the tickets sold out quickly last year so people are best advised to get their tickets early.


The Bluewater Area Family Health Team (BAFHT) has openings on its Board of Directors for the up coming year. The BAFHT is a community sponsored family health team.

Board Members must reside or work in the Municipality of Bluewater. The volunteer board meets once a month and the position is for a three-year term. Interested individuals should have a background in health care, human resources or law.

Anyone interested in volunteering within the community in this fashion should submit a letter of interest to Joyce Lambert, chair, PO Box 98, 43 Main Street, Zurich, ON N0M 2T0 by July 9.

united church 

“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.

CPH Foundation

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 Danielle Durand at 519 993-3154. Or visit the following Facebook page: Tickets can also be purchased at

writers' festival 

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.

anglican church

Now that summer has arrived thoughts turn to the many traditional summer events held in the village. One integral part of summer is the Bayfield Antique Show and Sale hosted each August by the congregation of Trinity Anglican Church. Event coordinators are now looking for volunteers to help at the event to be held Aug. 10-12 at the Bayfield Community Centre.

The Bayfield Antique Show and Sale now in its 27th season is a wonderful boon to the village and help from both residents and summer folk is needed to make it a continued success. There are a variety of tasks to choose from when volunteering, helping with set up, serving in the tearoom, security and front door admission sales are but a few examples.

To learn more about this great community event please call Joan Cluff at 519 565-2974 or email her at

pioneer park 

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.

fitness fun 

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. and Tuesday mornings Gentle Jaunt, 9:30 a.m.

The above is in addition to the usual walks for women that 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.

hearing clinic

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 July 17.

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.






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. You can view the entire Collection of Remember Me Photos: Volume 2 on Flickr as well.

This week, this diminutive entry in the 1960 Bayfield Fall Fair parade was made by the Bayfield Lions’ Club. Records indicate that the gentleman in the photograph may be Fred Arkell. Can anyone verify this?

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Remember Me 153

In Issue 153, the Junior Riders are shown participating in the Bayfield Fall Fair in 1956. Does anyone remember any of these equestrians?


Remember Me 154

In Issue 154, a photo of a pint sized entry by “Bolens” in the 1962 Bayfield Fall Fair Parade. Anyone recognize these intrepid gardeners?




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Sail and canvas Festival features over 40 artists

Humes Horse and Carriage Rides, of Watford, were kept busy giving complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides around the village on Saturday and Sunday due to the generous sponsorship of Bayfield Foodland and Pharmasave Michael's Pharmacy.

The Glee Sisters performed in the shadow of The Albion Hotel on Saturday afternoon.

One of the more entertaining results of the 10th annual Sail and Canvas Festival occurred when local artist Kristyn Watterworth was invited to put her signature style on a Fiat 500 from Fiat of London.

Amanda Rowe's cat paintings caught the eye of many people who ventured past her display in front of the Marten Arts Gallery.

Skip Izon, of Shadow River Boatworks, in Grand Bend, stands behind one of his handcrafted kayaks.

David Vasquez, of Toronto, and owner of "Innersoul Art" displayed several of his pieces at the Sail and Canvas Festival. He noted that his depiction of decaying leaves was a very time consuming piece to create as he wanted to make it as realistic as possible and needed to keep adding light to it to do so. The piece is unique as it can be hung four different ways; he signs the back of his work to accommodate this.

Richard Garvey (right) shared his music with all who passed in front of Kryart Studios on Main Street.

The abstract art of Craig Greenwood, of London, left quite an impression on the village streetscape.

Nancy Plummer's colorful driftwood and paper mache art made for a very eye-catching exhibit in front of Shared Times on Main Street on Saturday afternoon.


Summer came a little bit early to the heritage village on a great lake when the 10th annual Sail and Canvas Festival was held on June 16-17.

Exceptional summer like weather on Saturday afternoon brought out the crowds who soaked up the rays and the artsy atmosphere. Rain threatened on Sunday but thankfully held off until the end of day.

Over 40 artists set up shop on Main Street and in Clan Gregor Square complimenting the already seven galleries that call Main Street home.

Buskers entertained from shady vantage points and choirs performed both on the street and later in Pioneer Park. Creative hat contests, heritage walks, carriage rides and a painted Fiat rounded out activities.

IMG_5553The 10th Annual Sail and Canvas Festival was blessed with amazing weather on Saturday drawing people to the village to look at the art and listen to the musical talents set up along Main Street and in Clan Gregor Square. It wasn't quite as sunny on Sunday but the rain did hold off until the conclusion of the event.


Suzette Terry, of Kitchener, ON, displayed several pieces at the festival including this figurative piece supporting the marine theme of the event.


Candice Sherriff, of London, is one of the owners of the Kula Hoop Co. They make handmade custom and signature hula hoops. She was kept busy on Saturday showing visitors to the gardens at Kryart Studios just how to best use the hoops.


Driftwood and Paper Mache Artist Nancy Plummer, of St. Mary's, worked on one of her more delicate pieces during the festival on Saturday afternoon.


Gerhard Von Harpe, whose work was on display in front of Marten Arts Gallery, drifted across the street to visit with Tony Eyamie, of Patina Studios (seated), during the 10th annual Sail and Canvas Festival.


Tony Eyamie, kept busy on the pottery wheel during the weekend. He was set up in front of the new Patina Studios on Main Street.


Joey Cooke, 8, of St. Joseph, was the centre of attention when he received the award for his most artistic "Mad Hat" during Saturday's "Mad Hatter Contest" held in conjunction with the Sail and Canvas Festival. He was presented the award by Caroline Harrett, of the Sail and Canvas Committee.


Blake Evans won the "Mad Hatter" Award for the best hat depicting a marine theme.




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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


So this past Saturday marked a first for my husband and I. We got to stroll down Main Street in Bayfield on a Saturday in June. Over two decades as a couple and I can honestly say that has never happened before. He even treated to some gelato – quite the charmer!

As all the stars aligned to allow us both to sneak away from our business for a little while he joined me while I took pictures and talked with visiting artists during the Sail and Canvas Festival. I must say the 10th annual was a stellar event and I tip my “mad hat” to the committee members of the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce for organizing and executing it so well.

Happy first day of summer one and all! May we find more time in the next 94 days to enjoy moments like Saturday - after all they are the perfect excuse to consume more ice cream. - Melody


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

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Founding Members
Goderich Honda
Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Ltd.
Bayfield Foodland
Outside Projects
Brad's Automotive
Bayfield Garage
Pharmasave Michael's Pharmacy
The Dock's Restaurant
Ian Mathew CA
Royal LePage Heartland Realty Brokerge


Writer, editor, photographer: Melody Falconer-Pounder
Web publisher/Graphic Designer: Dennis Pal
Advertising Sales: Mike Dixon
Logo Design: Kyle Vanderburgh, Goderich Print Shop
Special thanks to the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce
Breeze Committee: Ian Matthew, Roger Lewington, Mike Dixon, John Pounder, Dennis Pal, Melody Falconer-Pounder