Bookmark and Share   June 26, 2019   Vol. 10 Week 26 Issue 520

pork chops and plenty of pies mark 45th Varna pork bBQ 

PHOTOS BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER

IMG_3630The 45th edition of the Varna Pork BBQ was held on June 19. The 1,000 tickets were pretty much all sold with 359 take-outs in the mix.  

The popular Varna Pork BBQ marked its 45th year on June 19 at the Varna Complex tonight.

For 39 of those years it was a major fundraiser for the Varna United Church and for the past six years, after the amalgamation of four local churches in 2013, it has been hosted by the Brucefield Community United Church.

According to organizers, the BBQ proved to be a very successful event raising a little over $11,000 after expenses.

IMG_3626 Brenda Consitt was just one of several volunteers that served up food to hungry visitors and she can attest that not much goes better with a smoked chop than baked beans. Yum!

“Brenda Wright the church treasurer said there were 359 take-outs alone and we were pretty much sold out of our 1,000 tickets,” said Wilhelmina Laurie. “Many people commented as they left how great the meal was, and the Metzger pork chops and pies were beyond delectable.”

Laurie went on to say that the pork BBQ is a lot of work, condensed into just a few hours after months of planning, but a real team building effort for the church community.

“Many hands made light work. The steady stream of diners from 4:15 p.m. through to 6:30 p.m. made the time go fast and kept the workers busy, but also meant we were all cleaned up and home by 8 p.m. this year,” she concluded.


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On the menu: Metzger smoked pork chops, baked beans, coleslaw and a baked potato. Dessert not pictured was equally as pretty - cheesecake or pie.  


Tree Project tours hikers around village plantings 

IMG_7298Sondra Buchner points out one of the many saplings along the east side of Tuyll St. planted by Bayfield Tree Project volunteers. (Submitted photo)  

The rain held off and the cool weather made for a comfortable hike on Sunday, June 16 as about 20 people toured the Village of Bayfield appreciating the work of the Bayfield Tree Project (BTP).

From this community group's first plantings along Louisa St. to their newest saplings in the Lidderdale right-of-way, participants learned about the 500 plus trees from 21 different species that have been planted and maintained by volunteers over the past decade. These include six varieties of Maple, four types of Oak, and a variety of other native species such as Tulip, Black Gum, Hackberry and Linden, along with unusual Carolinian specimens such as the Kentucky Coffee tree and the Northern Pecan at the north east corner of Pioneer Park. Flowering trees such as the White Angel Crabapples along Bayfield Terrace and the Red Buds along Louisa St. add spring color to the green palette. Diversifying the plantings helps eliminate the devastating effects of blight and disease such as has destroyed so many Ash in the area in recent years.

Sondra Buchner, of the BTP, accompanied the group on her electric bike and pointed out the many trees planted by this grassroots organization over the years. Participants were surprised to realize how many young trees were tucked away amidst the mature trees already lining our streets. But these new plantings will ensure a shade and oxygen producing canopy for generations to come.

A volunteer group under the auspices of the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association, the BTP gratefully receives donations that can be made via the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority Foundation. All funds of $20 and over are eligible for an income tax receipt. Volunteers to assist with planting or watering the trees are also appreciated.

Please contact Sondra Buchner for more info via email at tsbuchland@tcc.on.ca

Two more Saturdays to donate to Pioneer Park Rummage Sale 

There is still lots of fun and plenty to do, when you’re full of variety at 72. The Rummage Sale for Pioneer Park is now over seven decades old and continues to be full of fabulous finds, from the historic to the exotic there is sure to be something for everyone.

Last Saturday, June 22, was the second drop off day for donations to the sale. The Quonset Hut, just north of the village on Hwy 21, was hopping with newly donated items and busy volunteers, helping unload and sort. There are still two more Saturdays to drop off donations at the Quonset Hut: June 29 and July 5.

Team Rummage would like to encourage everyone to scour those basements, reach into those crawl spaces and hunt deep into those garages for gently used items that deserve a second life, pack these items up and bring them out to the team of sorters at the Quonset Hut between 10 a.m. and noon.

Organizers would like to express thanks to all the volunteers, who came to lend a hand on June 22. They would love to see them again on the next two drop off days.

The Rummage Sale will be held on July 12. Zamboni doors will open on the arena sale at 7 p.m. but eager shoppers can check out the bargains in the outside sales area at 6:30 p.m.

The following items cannot be accepted: large appliances, televisions, printers and faxes, children’s furniture and strollers, shoes, clothing and certain electronics.

Organizers will happily accept: linens, draperies, furniture, furnishings, antiques, boutique items, gardening tools and accessories, housewares, china, Christmas decorations, books that are newish and in good condition and record albums.

With the Rummage Sale approaching, coming too is a call for bakers to help fill the tables with homemade yummies. Anyone wishing to contribute is asked to email Linda LeBel at Linda.lebel@eastlink.ca. Anyone wishing to have their name removed or added from the annual call list is also asked to contact LeBel.

PEOPLE CAME FROM ACROSS THE STATES AND CANADA FOR FIELD DAY 

Drainage_Innovation_Field_Day_at_Huronview_NR_4One of Ontario’s most innovative drainage and water quality installation and study projects attracted more than 350 people to Huron County on Saturday, June 15, for the Drainage Innovation Field Day at Huron County’s Huronview Demonstration Farm in Clinton. Shown walking through the site are, from l-r: Doug Walker, president of Huron County Soil and Crop Improvement Association (HSCIA); Jim Ginn, warden of Huron County; and the Honorable Ernie Hardeman, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. To find out more visit huronview.net  

Four tile contractors were installing innovative drainage tile at Huron County’s Huronview Demonstration Farm near Clinton on Saturday, June 15 and 350 people came out to see it.

Farmers, drainage contractors and members of the public attended the Drainage Innovation Field Day. Visitors came from across Southwestern Ontario and from other parts of Canada as well as from the United States (even from California) to take part in the day. The drainage demo day included field tours on wagons, workshops, soil and water education activities and an industry trade show.

Attendees during the day included, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Honorable Ernie Hardeman as well as Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson, Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb, county and municipal representatives and other dignitaries from agricultural, drainage, and conservation organizations.

The event was run by the Huron County Soil and Crop Improvement Association (HCSCIA), a volunteer board of farmers who are passionate about improving soil and water quality. HCSCIA has a fifteen-year agreement with the County of Huron to farm on the 47-acre Huronview Demo Farm field with cover crops, no-till, and best practices.

“We knew we needed to invest in field drainage there in order to control erosion and we took this opportunity to try the most innovative system out there,” said Doug Walker, president of HSCIA. “By partnering with Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA), we’re able to use it for research.”

Organizers of the Drainage Innovation Field Day thanked the hundreds of people who attended as well as all the funding partners and other partners in the project and the volunteers who organized and ran the day.

“It is an unprecedented partnership,” said Melisa Luymes, Project coordinator. “We brought agricultural, drainage, and environmental stakeholders together to align on innovation and research to improve soil and water quality.”

This is the first time in Ontario that controlled drainage has been installed on a slope, according to Luymes. An Illinois-based drainage design company, AGREM, made the plans for the site and the designers, Jeremy and Bob Meiners, worked with the contractors and then presented their work to the crowd.

Drainage is essential for farming, but it needs to be designed well to reduce the potential for impacts downstream, according to Luymes.

“Essentially, we’re trying to ‘shut off’ drainage systems with underground control gates at certain times of the year,” she said. “It works on flat fields in Ontario, but the key to making it work on a slope is that lateral tiles need to be installed on contour at a very precise grade. Conventional tile lines usually run straight, but these curve around the field. It is quite a sight.”

The demonstration farm site features a side-by-side-by-side plot of contoured/controlled drainage, conventional drainage, and an area that remains undrained. Water quality and quantity will be measured, along with yield and soil data. The site also features a research plot comparing 15-foot and 30-foot tile spacing and a demonstration of surface drainage with terraces and a grassed waterway.

The workshops at the drainage demo day featured speakers including Kirsten Grant, University of Waterloo; Sid Vander Veen, Land Improvement Contractors of Ontario (LICO) ; Lynne Warriner and McKenzie Smith, Fertilizer Canada; and Dr. Jeremy Meiners, AGREM. In the soil pit, Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA; Peter Johnson, LICO; and Ross Wilson, Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority showed participants how field drainage works and the importance of soil health for water infiltration.

The Huronview Demonstration Farm drainage innovation project was funded and supported by dozens of partners, including the Huron County Clean Water Project, (LICO), Ducks Unlimited Canada, and ABCA. This project was also funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of the Partnership in Ontario.

Dreamboats concert ticket price increases on Saturday 

41282462310_3a8bc96f21_kMichael's Pharmasave will be hosting “The Dreamboats” in concert as a fundraiser for the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation. The guys will be returning to the county this year to perform in the Libro Hall at the Central Huron Community Complex in Clinton on Wednesday, Aug. 21.(Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

“The Dreamboats” will be returning to the county this year to perform in the Libro Hall at the Central Huron Community Complex in Clinton on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Area residents may be familiar with this amazing, high energy Rock N’ Roll group as they performed at the Bayfield Town Hall the previous two summers. Both concerts were sell-out events!

This time around, Michael’s Pharmasave is hosting this concert in support of the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now for $40, after June 29 the cost goes up to $45.

The Dreamboats hail from Mississauga, where they were recently presented with the MARTY Award for Best Established Music Group from the Mississauga Arts Council. In keeping with the era in which they have musically immersed themselves, the majority go by stage names: Sir Ritchie Hummins, lead vocals, guitar; Fliggers B. Lewis, lead vocals, bass guitar; Matt Best, lead guitar, vocals; and Johnny G. Wiz, drums and vocals.

The Dreamboats specialize in cover music from 1955-65 but also write and perform their own music created in the style of these early decades. These high energy musicians delight audiences with great toe tappin’, hand clappin’, sing-a-long tunes touching on many of the era’s favorites including, Roy Orbinson, The Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Elvis, and, of course, The Beatles.

For tickets visit anyone of the three Michael’s Pharmasave locations or call: Bayfield, 519 565-4454; Goderich, 519 524-2242; or Clinton, 519 482-5037.

Giant Hogweed: the facts

Purple_Angelica_Safe_Native_Plant_NRPurple Angelica is a safe native plant. (Submitted photos)  

That plant you find outdoors may be a common and harmless native plant called “Purple Angelica” or it could be the dangerous and invasive “Giant Hogweed”. Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) staff members advise you to avoid contact with Giant Hogweed.

“Giant Hogweed can pose serious harm to humans if touched,” said Angela Van Niekerk, ABCA wetland specialist.

Conservation authority staff have recently received phone calls and reports about Giant Hogweed on ABCA properties and other properties.

“We deal with Giant Hogweed if it is found on one of our properties,” said Kate Monk, manager of Stewardship, Land and Education with ABCA.

ABCA removes Giant Hogweed along the banks of its own properties – such as conservation areas – but it is not the landowner of lands along other watercourses so the owners of those lands should contact their local weed inspector.

“We advise people to contact their local weed inspector for other properties,” Monk said. “Giant Hogweed is a noxious weed and the weed inspectors will work with the landowner to control the Hogweed.”

Giant_Hogweed_invasive_harmful_plant_NRGiant Hogweed is an invasive harmful plant.  

A list of weed inspectors is posted on the Ausable Bayfield Conservation website at abca.ca

Some people have confused the Purple Angelica plant with Giant Hogweed. Purple Angelica is not noxious but Giant Hogweed is. The conservation authority has updated a fact sheet at abca.ca to show people the difference between the two plants.

Giant Hogweed can be a serious health hazard. If there is skin contact with this plant, the toxins in the sap, activated by direct sunlight, cause severe burns. Contact with the plant can create painful blisters, reddening and swelling of the skin after a day, and inflammation after three days. If the sap comes in contact with the eyes, it may even cause temporary or permanent blindness. Severe dermatitis can affect some people for months. Some people exposed to the plant even stay sensitive for years.

Public health experts say that if you become exposed to Giant Hogweed you should:
1. Wash all affected areas immediately with soap and water if available.
2. Keep affected areas out of direct sunlight.
3. Seek medical advice immediately.

If you find a suspected Giant Hogweed plant, you are advised to report it to the weed inspector at your local municipality and the Invading Species Hotline at 1-800-563-7711. Anyone who finds suspect plants on an ABCA property should call 519 235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 or e-mail avanniekerk@abca.ca

People noticing the plant should not get near the plant and should definitely not touch it. Anyone who is able to safely take digital photos (at a distance) of the leaf, stem, and flower, can send the photo to the ABCA.

The mammoth size of the towering Giant Hogweed is the plant’s most distinctive trait. The plant can grow to the size of a full-grown adult and can sometimes reach ten feet in height. For more information visit abca.ca or invadingspecies.com or ontarioweeds.com

 

The ashwood inn 

A changing of the guard...

IMG_2592Rob MacFie and Kirsten Harrett handed the keys to The Ashwood Inn over to proud new owners Hina and Mike Patel on June 25. (Submitted photo)  

Kirsten Harrett and Rob MacFie, of The Ashwood Inn, would like to extend a sincere thank you to all for the support they received since opening The Ashwood in 2015.

As of yesterday (June 25), the couple have handed the keys to The Ashwood over to the proud new owners Hina and Mike Patel, who will be relocating to Bayfield from Caledon, ON. Hina has a degree in engineering. Mike in commerce. As business owners they bring 25 years of experience in the service industry, including eight years in hotel management in the U.S. and 10 years in franchise development. Their passions include art, cooking, Ayurveda and Yoga.

MacFie and Harrett are very excited to have the opportunity to work and learn from the Patels as they continue to grow Deer Park Lodge alongside their new neighbors.

“The Ashwood Inn was a labor of love for us and we couldn't be more pleased with the lovely people to whom we have handed the keys,” said Harrett. “It has been a pleasure getting to know Hina and Mike so far and there is no doubt we will become good friends. Please feel free to drop in and introduce yourselves as our newest residents adjust to life in beautiful Bayfield.”

BEEF BBQ

St. Andrew’s United Church will host their Annual Beef BBQ and Sweet Pickled Ham Dinner on July 1st starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Bayfield Community Centre.

The menu will feature the aforementioned meats plus baked potato, salads, and homemade pies.

The cost is $18 for adults in advance or $20 at the door and $8 for children aged six to 12 years. Take-outs are also available.

For more information please call John Davies at 519 565-2813; Marilyn at 519 565-2716; Richard at 519 565-5313 and John or Kathleen at 519 565-2479 or e-mail ksierts@tcc.on.ca.

Farmers’ Market

Gather up your dull blades! RW Sharpening and Repair Services will be back at the Bayfield Farmers’ Market on Friday, June 25.

Several new vendors will be making their market debut. Bayfield Lavender Farm offering homegrown, handmade lavender products for home and body. J. Bogul Foods selling frozen pierogis by the dozen. Vegan and gluten free options available with local ingredients used including: flour from Arva, potatoes from Port Burwell and cheese from Pine River. Cedar Cottage Beach Art is based in Bayfield selling driftwood art and sea glass art.

Returning this week will be Bayfield Provisions and Georgie's Flowers.

Mark July 5 on the calendar, it's strawberry social time! Strawberry shortcake, made fresh on the spot, will be available at the market. This usually sells out, so get there early!

The Bayfield Farmers’ Market runs Friday afternoons 3-7 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square, from Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend.

westcoast astronomers 

A Star Party, hosted by the Westcoast Astronomers will be held at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4th at the Agricultural Park in Bayfield, weather and sky conditions permitting.

Participants can look forward to observing Jupiter, Saturn, Arcturus, Antares, Whirlpool and Needle Galaxies, Bode's, Eagle and Cat's Eye Nebulae, and some clusters including the magnificent Wild Duck.

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

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

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

Tick Talk 

The public is welcome to attend a free talk by local experts regarding the dangers of Ticks and Giant Hogweed on July 8 at the Bayfield Community Centre.

According to organizers, Ticks are widespread in the Bayfield area and their bites can have devastating effects. Lynn Gillians will talk about the effects of ticks, how to spot them and how to remove them from people and pets.

Giant Hogweed is an invasive species that looks appealing, but is poisonous to humans. Roger Lewington will describe the appearance and effects of Giant Hogweed and how to deal with it.

The 30 minute talk on learning how to be safe from these hazards will begin at 10 a.m.

linfield wildlife area 

To close out the month members of the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) would like to invite people to attend a Land Management Experience at the Linfield Wildlife Area starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29.

Join BRVTA members for a walk to learn how water and soil resources and wildlife habitat will be preserved at the Linfield Wildlife Area, one of the newest conservation lands in the Ausable Bayfield Conservation watersheds. This property was in the Linfield family for several generations and lovingly cared for and enhanced during this time by the family. Since the donation of the property, the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) has continued to manage the property in an environmentally responsible way. The property is about 95 acres in size, including 70 acres of active farm land and 25 acres of natural areas. It is the intention of ABCA to develop additional windbreaks, grassed waterways, and tree planting in the coming years.

The hike will be about 2 KMs on a primitive trail through mature woodlot and wind breaks. The trail can be quite wet, depending on weather conditions, and there may be poison ivy.

Those who take part are asked to wear sturdy walking or hiking shoes, long pants, hat, insect repellant and bring a refillable water container. Participants may also bring tree or birding identification books if they wish.

The Linfield Wildlife Area is located west of the Pavilion Road and Goshen Line intersection, southwest of Varna and north of Zurich. Hikers will meet at the parking area and Linfield Trailhead sign. The walk will take approximately two hours.

The hike leaders will be Roger Lewington, 519 565 2202; and Dave MacLaren, 519 565 5480.

Seeds Rooted in Youth 

Janneke Vorsteveld, the educator behind “Seeds Rooted in Youth” will be holding three summer camp programs during July and August using Bayfield as home base.

Eight to 12-year-olds have a choice between camp dates. These are July 1-6 or Aug. 5-10. Youth aged 10-12 years, or those who have taken part in a past program, are eligible for the final camp of the season, Aug. 19-23.

According to Vorsteveld, “The programs are all outdoors for youth with varying locations around the Bayfield region. There will be lots of outdoor skills learned and field trips to different community businesses to learn from them, along with varying guests to come and teach the youth.”

The camps cost $250 for the week and includes all food, camping gear and a t-shirt.

To learn more visit: https://seedsrooted.org/summer-programs-2019

Historical Society

The Board of Directors for the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) is recruiting to fill three director positions.

The Board is responsible for accumulating and maintaining the valuable collection of local artifacts. This collection is available to the public who are seeking answers to questions about their family, property or the village in general. As well the BHS members have a Heritage Centre with displays of selected artifacts that is open to residents and visitors.

The Board plans and offers monthly public meetings where speakers share stories of historical interest. It oversees longer term projects like the restoration of the Helen McLeod II and shorter-term ones like the annual Admiral Bayfield Day celebration. The BHS members are proud of their accomplishments over the past 54 years.

The Board of Directors meets monthly at the Bayfield Archives. If interested in joining please contact Doug Brown at 519 565-5187.

yacht club 

With the summer gearing up and more boats being launched in the harbor the Bayfield Yacht Club has an exciting season of summer activities planned.

Sunday afternoons, beginning June 30, and Wednesday evenings, beginning July 3, will be weekly racing nights for BYC boat owners and aspiring crew. Saturday June 29 will be “Movie in the Marina” night. A family friendly feature will be shown in Harbour Lights Marina with complimentary snacks and beverages. For an updated listing of activities the public is invited to check out the new and improved BYC website at www.bayfieldyachtclub.com

The BYC is currently seeking out new members. Those keen to learn more about boating and network with other boaters in the Bayfield community are invited to reach out! To date the BYC has received kind donations in the form of second- hand sailing dinghys and equipment from members of the community and are proud to announce that they will be putting together sailing vessels and equipment for BYC members to utilize. Ultimately the long-term goal of the club is to start a youth sailing and mentorship program with view to getting Huron County youth out on the water.

 library friends

The Blue Flag Program and Friends of Bayfield Library (FOBL) invite the whole family to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Bayfield’s Blue Flag Beach on Saturday, June 29.

“Beach, Bags ‘n Buttons” is geared to children aged five and up and will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Bayfield Public Library.

The event will feature a morning of learning, activities, gifts and lots of fun. Presented in a kid-friendly style, the information and activities will help to raise awareness of actions everyone can take to improve waterways.

Activities will include: The mobile water station called “Blue Betty” will be there to have a selfie taken! A sandbox activity will combine craft making with examples of what should and shouldn’t be found at a beach. Dr. Erica Clark will teach kids how beach water samples are taken to ensure it’s safe to swim. Kids can make their own solar bead bracelet that reminds them to apply sunscreen.

Beach Bags ‘n Buttons will be both fun and educational...the perfect combination to learn about healthy waterways.

Newspaper Digitization 

The coordinators, of the Huron County Newspaper Digitization Project (HCNDP), are looking for information about Art Elliott, former editor of The Bayfield Bulletin (1964-68).

The Huron County Library needs help to locate the family of Art Elliott, a newspaperman who came to Bayfield in the 1960s to start the first weekly paper in nearly 70 years. Mr. Elliott had previously worked for the Goderich Signal-Star, the Listowel Banner, Waterloo Chronicle, Malton Times, and Rouyn-Noranda (Quebec).

Anyone with information is invited to contact Beth Knazook, Special Project Coordinator at eknazook@huroncounty.ca or 519 524-2686 Ext. 2220.

Copies of this newspaper were generously loaned from the Bayfield Historical Society and Archives for the HCND www.huroncounty.ca. Project coordinators hope to make The Bayfield Bulletin available online shortly.

BACK PACKS FOR KIDS

Every child should experience the delight of having a new back pack for school. Volunteers with the Huron County Back Packs for Kids wants to make that happen.

Children in need of a new back pack for the 2019-20 school year must be registered between July 2 and Aug. 16. At the time of registration, a pick-up location will be determined in one of five locations: Clinton, Exeter, Goderich, Wingham and Zurich. Those who registered will be contacted when a back pack becomes available.

To register for a back pack please call after July 2: Goderich, 519 524-2950; Clinton, 519 482-8586 or Wingham, 519 357-1387.

VENDORS WANTED

Anyone looking for a great venue to sell crafts, promote a business or sell fundraising tickets?

The Bayfield Community Fair is looking for vendors for Aug. 16-18. An indoor or outdoor 8x10 space is only $40. Hydro will cost an extra $10 per day. More space is available for $1 per foot.

Interested parties are asked to please fill out the application at http://bayfieldfair.ca/?page_id=886 and send it to Anna Needles at amneedles@gmail.com

Please note that food vendors are also most welcome!

In Memoriam 

The community will no doubt be saddened to learn that a long-time village resident has died.

Surrounded by his family John (Jack) Edward Merner of Bayfield passed away Monday, June 17, at Clinton Public Hospital in his 84th year.

His wife, Joan, and their family, would like to invite those in the community who would like to share a memory or two to drop in to “Our Sunday Coffee” on June 30 from 2-4 p.m. in Joan and Jack’s backyard. Those who attend are asked to bring their own lawn chair.

At Jack's request cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy donations can be made, in his name, to the Clinton Public Hospital or Bayfield United Church.


CRAM MY CRUISER

IMG_4847 The Bayfield Area Food Bank (BAFB) was the recipient of a whole car load of groceries on June 15 due to the efforts of Christian and Kailagh Strike, of Vigilant Security Services. The couple held a food drive at Zehrs in Goderich called, “Cram My Cruiser” and collected an amazing amount of groceries for which the volunteers at the BAFB are most grateful. (Submitted photo)
 

 


 


 

WINE AND SONG KICK OFF SUMMER AT MAELSTROM WINERY 

PHOTOS BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER 

IMG_3643Warmed by the wine, bonfires and a spectacular sunset those in attendance were welcome to stroll through the vines during “A Sip of Summer” at Maelstrom Winery on June 23.  

One of the longest nights of the year and the official start of summer was kicked off at the Maelstrom Winery with both wine and song on June 22.

Bayfield’s adopted son and Canadian Idol’s first winner, Ryan Malcolm performed a variety of songs from the 60s to present day. He was accompanied by Justin Evans, of London and Grand Bend.

Warmed by the wine, bonfires and a spectacular sunset those in attendance were welcome to stroll through the vines during “A Sip of Summer” while they listened to the music – making for a picture-perfect evening at the winery located at 78925 Sanctuary Line.

IMG_3666Bayfield’s adopted son and Canadian Idol’s first winner, Ryan Malcolm (left) performed. He was accompanied by Justin Evans.  

IMG_3662It was a picture-perfect evening at Maelstrom Winery, located at 78925 Sanctuary Line, on June 23.  


APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SEPTIC SYSTEM GRANT TO END OF AUGUST

The Huron County Clean Water Project (HCCWP) grant review committee has approved the first grants supporting septic system replacements under the new septic system grant category introduced in 2019. The second intake period for applications is open until Aug. 31.

The grant review committee approved, on June 14, those projects that provide immediate benefits to water quality. Eight other septic applications are carried over, by the committee, to be re-evaluated along with new applications at the September meeting. County septic grant funding is limited so decisions are based on funding available and the projects’ impact on protecting water quality.

People living in the countryside and hamlets – including homes and cottages along Lake Huron – have septic systems to treat household waste from kitchens and bathrooms. When functioning properly, septic systems are a cost-effective, efficient method of treating waste, but they have a lifespan and faulty septic systems are a daily source of contamination. With the advent of summer, with more people in the area and more strain on septic systems, there is the potential for more septic systems to fail, according to staff delivering the program.

The HCCWP is allocating a total of $40,000 to the septic system upgrade category in 2019 with a maximum grant of $2,000 per project. Systems that have the potential to contaminate drinking water and those near municipal drinking water wells are the main focus. Residences west of Hwy 21 are also high priority because of their potential impact on swimming beaches.

The grant approval process for septic projects is similar to other HCCWP projects. Staff will visit the site and help landowners complete the application form which is evaluated by the grant review committee. Applicants will need a cost estimate from a licensed contractor in order to apply. When the project is approved, completed and paid for, staff do a final site visit and the grant is issued.

The HCWP has 17 project categories to help people improve and protect water quality. The county program has provided grants to more than 2,800 projects since 2004.

Huron County people interested in applying for septic projects, or other projects of the HCCWP, are invited to call Doug Hocking at the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority at 519 335-3557, Ext. 236 or Nathan Schoelier, at the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority at 519 235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610, Ext. 263.

Communities Collaborative seeking public input 

The Connected Rural Communities Collaborative (CRCC) is seeking input from the public about their experiences with social isolation. The CRCC received a $75,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to work on reducing social isolation and strengthen social inclusion, one of the determinants of health.

The Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams stated in his recent annual report to the Ontario government, “Being socially connected to family, friends and our communities — having a sense of belonging — is important to our wellbeing. People who are connected are happier. They enjoy better health and use fewer health services. They are more resilient in the face of adversity and they live longer.”

The CRCC has developed a survey to learn about people’s sense of belonging and social inclusion, connection to their community, the programs and services they need and want, and the barriers that prevent them from feeling included. The survey can be taken online at www.gbachc.ca/connected-rural-communities. The CRCC is hoping to collect 500 surveys from respondents in the municipalities of Lambton Shores, South Huron, Bluewater and North Middlesex. 

In-person interviews will also help to find out more about people’s stories and how to improve connections and inclusion in this area. People experiencing social isolation are encouraged to contact Matthew Maynard, Community developer, at mmaynard@gbchc.com or call him at 519 262-3459 Ext. 213 to schedule an interview. Each person interviewed will receive a $25 grocery gift card for their time.

A comprehensive list of existing programs, services and activities is being collected and mapped to the area. This asset list will help to determine if there are gaps in opportunities for people to feel included in their community. The CRCC would like to hear from everyone who offers a program, service or activity to the public. Go to www.gbachc.ca/connected-rural-communites and click on the “Add My Service to the Community Asset Map” button.

In the fall of 2019, Maynard, will facilitate community gatherings to present the findings of the surveys, interviews and asset mapping work. Together with the community, decisions can then be made about what is needed to reduce social isolation, strengthen social inclusion and improve the health outcomes for people living in the area.

The CRCC is a group of people and organisations working together in the municipalities of Lambton Shores, South Huron, Bluewater and North Middlesex. The collaborative includes municipalities, churches, health services, environmental organizations and social services, all working together to build better communities together.

Centre Celebrates 20 Years of Health and Wellbeing

Members and guests of the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre (GBACHC) met on Monday, June 17, for their 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Photo9Mr. and Mrs. Prosper VanBrunne receiving a cheque for $2.35 million from the Ontario government in June 2001. (Submitted photo)  

Founding Board Chair, Don Tedford, addressed the meeting with a presentation reflecting on the inception and history of the GBACHC.

He remarked, “A successful future should always include recognition of the past.”

The presentation included recognition of the key organizations and individuals who were involved in supporting, building and funding the GBACHC; including, the Ontario government, past Grand Bend Mayor Cam Ivey, the Rice Development Corporation and the late Prosper VanBrunne.

Past Board Chairs, Max Morden, Larry Walls and Jamie Kneale-Fanning shared achievements and memorable moments from their terms in office. The work of the Board of Directors continues today with a bold plan to build an addition onto the existing building. The West Shores Wellness Hub would house a healthcare expansion and a community wellness hub with gym, walking track, creativity centre and community programming spaces. The expansion would facilitate the health and wellbeing in the rapidly growing Grand Bend area, a strikingly similar motivation for building the original GBACHC.

In keeping with the meeting’s recognition theme, Board Chair, David Crockett and Executive Director, Cate Melito recognized 29 employees for their years of service to the GBACHC. The awards ranged from five years to 35 years of service. Dr. Peter Englert and Finance Coordinator, Carol Cressman, received their 35-year service awards.

Bluewater area youth invited to enter community challenge 

Grand Bend Community Foundation (GBCF) is joining the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, making up to $15,000 available to youth-led projects that address urgent local priorities.

“This is incredibly exciting,” said Bre Thompson, 29, a member of the GBCF Community Challenge review team. “Our communities are facing challenges on many fronts. Youth want to be part of creative solutions that enhance equity, sustainability and fairness and help lay the groundwork for a brighter future.”

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge will enable youth to apply for funding to support their bold ideas to address urgent community priorities. It is an opportunity for young people to lead, learn new skills, gain experience, and build relationships in their local communities -- all things that will help them prepare for the future of work. Later this year, GBCF will also bring youth and community members together for “Vital Conversations”, a community dialogue focused on creating a better future together.

This Community Challenge goes far beyond the communities of Lambton Shores, South Huron and Bluewater. Participating community foundations will make grants and learning opportunities available to youth-led initiatives in 150 communities from coast to coast to coast. As a whole, the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge aims to empower Canadian youth for the jobs and community realities of the future.

“We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to connect with the youth in our communities,” said Penny Nelligan, GBCF chair. “Although all applications will be considered, we hope the focus will be on environmental issues, especially plastic pollution and climate change – major challenges in our communities and across Canada. I can’t wait to see what creative ideas our young people come up with!”

“Young people are already demonstrating tremendous leadership in communities in Canada and across the world. Look no further than the massive youth-led initiatives such as global student marches against climate change. The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is an exciting opportunity to help shift power into their hands further, by bringing them to the decision-making table where they can lead in developing solutions for the future,” said Andrew Chunilall, CEO of Community Foundations of Canada (CFC).

“RBC believes strongly in the power, vision and potential of youth, and the influence they can have in their communities,” said Mark Beckles, Senior director, Youth Strategy and Innovation, RBC. “That’s why we are thrilled to partner with CFC to help young people make a difference in communities across Canada while building the 21st century skills needed to prepare for the future of work."

Grant applications will be accepted from now until Sept. 18. Contact the GBCF atgrandbendcf@gmail.com or call 519 619-8630 for more information on how to apply, or visit grandbendcommunityfoundation.ca.

The GBCF works to make our community stronger, smarter and more caring. They support local organizations that have innovative ideas to improve Grand Bend and area, provide thoughtful community leadership and attract and manage permanent endowment funds.

The Foundation is home to the South Huron Community Fund, which is focused on supporting charities and projects in the South Huron area.

Since GBCF was founded in 2001, they have supported dozens of organizations in fields from health and education to recreation and the environment, making grants totaling some $1.5 million.

Participating in the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge builds on GBCF’s commitment to support local youth and youth leadership.

The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge will be hosted by Community Foundations of Canada and participating community foundations and is made possible thanks to a $5M donation from RBC Foundation. It is part of RBC Future Launch, a commitment by RBC and the RBC Foundation to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Over the next 10 years, RBC Future Launch is dedicating $500 million to help young people access meaningful employment through practical work experience, skills development opportunities, networking solutions and mental well-being supports and services.


SUMMER KINDNESS ABOUNDS

IMG_5946Another Kindness Workshop was lead by Open Hearts of Bayfield at the Bayfield Public Library on Saturday, June 22. This time, 22 people of all ages checked in and created some lovely inspirational rocks to give away to passersby, who might need one. The Kindness Rock Installation can be found outside the library. If you would like to contribute, just place your rock creation(s) next to the sign any time this summer. Choose kindness. (Submitted photo)

 

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 clinton hospital 

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) is advising the public that the Main Entrance at the Clinton Public Hospital site will be closed from now until June 29. This is due to replacement of exterior doors.

Patients and visitors are asked to use the Admitting Entrance during this closure.

The HPHA would like to thank everyone in advance for their patience and cooperation as the work is completed.

 Entrepreneurial workshops 

What does it take to be a first-time entrepreneur?

Not sure how to start up a business? Perhaps you have an idea for a business, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you don't have an idea yet, but know you want to work for yourself!

People are invited to attend a free “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” event sponsored by the Huron County Economic Development department at FauxPop Station in Goderich on Thursday, June 27. Then sign up for additional workshops offered in a 12-part series, to find out what it takes to start up a business, from concept to commercialization.

Come solo, with a business partner, or a friend for an evening of inspiration starting at 6 p.m. To register visit: www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-entrepreneurship-tickets-62928197934

LONELY NO MORE

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Health and welfare can be greatly influenced by loneliness, this is especially true in senior citizens. As compared to seniors with social networks, socially isolated seniors have up to five times the greater risk of hospitalization and are more likely to be victims of elder abuse.

The “Lonely No More” program, that was launched by Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health (Gateway) earlier this year, was designed to help combat social isolation in rural and at-risk seniors. Within this program, seniors and volunteer facilitators create social support networks through group phone calls and other social activities. So far, this targeted program has impacted over 250 rural seniors across four counties: Perth, Huron, Grey and Bruce. The Lonely No More program has created positive impacts in participants and empowered 17 seniors to take on direct roles within the program such as project organizers and volunteer positions.

As reaching isolated seniors can be challenging, caregivers and family members are encouraged to learn more about the program. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a part of the Lonely No More program, or for more information on Gateway’s other projects, visit www.gatewayruralhealth.ca.

historic places day 

The National Trust for Canada’s annual Historic Places Day is on July 6 and the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol is celebrating with not one but two amazing events!

Visit the Huron County Museum between 1-4 p.m. for the S.T.E.A.M. Expo. Explore hands on science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning interactives with visiting STEAM experts including: Ingenium: Canada Museum of Science and Innovation, Earth Science Museum: University of Waterloo, Bell Homestead National Historic Site, Nick Bastian, St. Thomas STEAM Centre, Huron County Library Maker Technology, Avon Maitland District School Board and much more.

Visit the Huron Historic Gaol between 1-4 p.m. for the Crimes and Escapes event to investigate true crimes, real escapes and modern police technologies. Activities include: Meet a real police officer, see a modern police car, take your mug shot, try prison rations, investigate true crimes and real escapes, try exercise yard activities (provided by Highland Strength) and much more.

Both events offer interactive activities that are fun and exciting for kids of all ages plus admission is free all day!

Those who attend are asked not to forget to enter the #HistoricPlacesDay’s selfie contest for a chance to WIN $1,000 for you and $1,000 for the Huron County Museum! To learn more about this exciting contest visit: www.historicplacesday.ca

For more information visit www.HuronCountyMuseum.ca

ABCF scholarship 

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF) is offering a $1,000 Student Environmental Award scholarship for 2019. The Conservation Foundation awards this bursary to the winner of an application process.

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 28 by 4:30 p.m. For the application form and flyer poster, and for complete details, please visit the abca.ca website at this link: https://www.abca.ca/foundation/awards/

The successful applicant must be a graduating secondary school student or student currently enrolled in university or college pursuing education in a conservation-related (environmental) course of study such as biology, ecology, geography, forestry, fish and wildlife, agriculture or outdoor education.

Interested students are to write a creative two-page essay on their personal involvement with a conservation or environment-based project or organization.

Eligible students must be between the ages of 17 and 25, have a permanent address in a municipality of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) watershed. Municipalities in the ABCA watershed are: Adelaide Metcalfe; Bluewater; Central Huron; Huron East; Lambton Shores; Lucan Biddulph; Perth South; Middlesex Centre; North Middlesex; South Huron; Warwick; and West Perth.

The ABCF has presented this annual $1,000 bursary since 2010. Past winners have included: Ryan Finnie (2010); Raina Vingerhoeds (2011); Greg Urquhart (2012); Ryan Carlow (2013); Connor Devereaux (2014); Barb Alber (2015); Samantha Bycraft (2016); Marina Lather (2017); and Ethan Quenneville (2018).

Full details on eligibility are included on the application form available online at abca.ca.

SUMMER READING CLUB

Anyone looking for a summer program that exhilarates, engages, and educates their children over the summer months? The Huron County Library may have the perfect program: The TD Summer Reading Club!

The TD Summer Reading Club is a program for youth between the ages of four and twelve that encourages readers to have fun while learning through exciting crafts, activities, games, and of course, reading! Through the TD Summer Reading Club, children improve their listening skills, share with others in a team environment, and stimulate their creative capacity through arts and crafts, active play and reading. Programs such as this introduce children to the library as a source of pleasure and information which encourages them to use the library as a lifelong resource for learning.

The reading club will meet once a week at each of the twelve Huron County Library branches starting on Tuesday, July 2nd and will run until Friday, Aug. 23.

All participants will receive a reading club notebook, a pack of twelve stickers, a top summer reads list, as well as a bookmark with a web-access code that can be used on the http://tdsummerreadingclub.ca website to track reading progress and receive additional club benefits! This year’s theme is “Natural World” so get ready to unplug and take a moment to explore the stories and science of nature through adventure and play, as participants trek through the wilderness, real or imagined, and let their playful curiosity give rise to questions about the world!

Registration is now open so head to a local library to sign up and reserve a place in the program as space is limited!

This local program is sponsored by the Toronto Dominion Financial Group and partially funded by Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations, Department of Canadian Heritage.

Call or visit a local library branch for more information and to register for the TD Summer Reading Club.

Contact Lydia Kim or Faith Sebastian, Summer Literacy coordinators for the Huron County Library at 519 482-5457 or email summerreadingclub@huroncounty.ca for more information.

Maitland El Camino 

The Maitland Trail Association (MTA) is a charitable organization established in 1975 with the mission of maintaining and developing trails in the Maitland Valley for discovery and appreciation of the natural environment.

The MTA is pleased to announce the 2019 El Camino event. This year’s two-day, 49 KM hike along the Maitland Trail will take place over the weekend of Sept. 28-29. There are also opportunities for participants to complete shorter hikes for those who do not wish to hike the full 49 KM. Each year this challenging, family-friendly event attracts hikers from all across the province.

The hike begins in Auburn and follows the scenic, winding route of the Maitland River, finishing in beautiful Goderich, on the shores of Lake Huron.

Erinn Lawrie from the MTA’s Board of Directors said, “The lower Maitland River is an area of ecological significance, with many unique species that are rare provincially and even globally.”

Hikers on the Maitland Trail traverse wide rambling trails and challenging hills, hiking through towering forests, past farmland, river vistas and autumn meadows. Shuttles are provided to the starting point each day, and along the route there are checkpoints where water and snacks are provided to hikers by enthusiastic volunteers.

A post-hike dinner will be held on the Saturday evening, featuring fresh local food by Sweet Love Eats, Firmly Rooted and Red Cat Bakery.

“The supper is a chance to kick back and refuel after a successful hike, share stories, and meet other hiking enthusiasts from across the province,” said Lawrie.

Registration is now open at www.maitlandtrail.ca and spaces will fill up quickly. The cost for the two-day hike is $30 for adults and $10 for children, which includes shuttles, trail maps, water and snacks, and a souvenir badge upon completion. The Locavore Supper is $30. Registration closes Sept. 14, or when the registration cap is reached.

Visit the MTA’s website or contact mta.goderich@gmail.com for more information about this exciting event.  

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) recognized a number of staff and physicians at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on June 20. This recognition came in the form of the inaugural Awards of Excellence which celebrate extraordinary service and performance within the organization consistent with HPHA’s Values, Mission and Vision.

“The award ceremony was a wonderful reminder for us all as to the incredible compassion that exists across the HPHA,” said President and CEO Andrew Williams. “The stories shared on behalf of the award recipients made us all, yet again, remarkably proud of the extraordinary team that works tirelessly every day to positively influence the lives of so many.”

Awards were handed out to team members across a variety of disciplines. All of the award winners were nominated by their peers for demonstrating the values of compassion, accountability and integrity and providing an exceptional experience to patients and families.

The selection committee faced the difficult task of choosing nine winners from the 53 nominations received.

“We would like to congratulate all the nominees and recipients of the HPHA Awards of Excellence, whose daily efforts truly enhance the patient experience,” said Paul Vandenberg, director Human Resources.

Congratulations are extended to the following winners:
• Nicole Bernier, Patient Registration - Engaging with Passion Award (Clinton Public Hospital)
• Jackie Fluttert, RN, Inpatient Unit - Engaging with Passion Award (St. Marys Memorial Hospital)
• Stacey Hummel, RPN, Inpatient Unit - Engaging with Passion Award (Seaforth Community Hospital)
• Sherri Haase, RN, Team Leader, Maternal Child Unit - Engaging with Passion Award (Stratford General Hospital)
• Mental Health Unit, Stratford General Hospital – Collaborating for Exceptional Care Award
• David Damman, Network/Operations Specialist, IT, Stratford General Hospital – Optimism Award of Excellence (
• Selina Fleming, Melissa Rathwell, Tasha Vandervliet, Educators – Innovation Award of Excellence
• Ryan Itterman, Director Regional Pharmacy Services, AMGH/HPHA – Leadership Award of Excellence
• Dr. Philip Schieldrop, Chief of Emergency Medicine, Stratford General Hospital – Physician Leadership Award of Excellence
 

 

 


 

 

REMEMBER ME?

Volume 10

There are countless photographs of people in the Bayfield Historical Society’s Archives collection, but sadly their names were never recorded. In this section we will showcase an image with the hopes that one of our subscribers might be able to identify the individual(s) in the photo. Please email your information to the Editor’s attention at the address listed near the bottom of the page in “Submissions” or you can email the archivist directly at 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 highlight another image from Carolyn Snell's collection. Can it really be 28 years since the Bayfield and Area Fire Department got their new buidling? Plenty of familiar faces in this image clipped from the Clinton News-Record in 1991 taken to celebrate the grand opening of the facility. Can you identify a few of the men? Answers next issue. 

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ISSUE 518

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In Issue 518, judging from the garb this photo was taken at another Admiral Bayfield event. Does anyone remember the history behind it or recognize the people in the photo?

A reader wrote in to say they recognized the person in the middle to be Bluewater's current Mayor, Paul Klopp. They estimated the photo was taken between 1990-95 possibly when Klopp was MPP for Huron. Sue Burton also wrote to identify the person on the left as Michael Diamond. 

ISSUE 519 

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In issue 519, a parade photo of a float created by the Bayfield Lions' Club. Does anyone remember the history behind it or recognize the people in the photo? 

 


 

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HURON ARTS & HERITAGE NETWORK           

JOY AT THE HEART OF HURON MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL  

IMG_3761KIREZI Rwandan Performing Group shared a selection of traditional dances with an appreciative audience at Courthouse Square in Goderich on Sunday afternoon.  


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A child radiates pure joy as she attempts to emulate the dancers from the Puro Mexico Ballet, a traditional Mexican Folk Dance Group, during the Huron Multicultural Festival held on the afternoon of June 24 in Courthouse Square, Goderich.  

IMG_3748Puro Mexico Ballet had many lovely costumes to coincide with their dance numbers.  

IMG_3740Puro Mexico Ballet, from Toronto, has been sharing their love of traditional Mexican dances since 2003.  

 IMG_3764This free annual festival which presents groups like the KIREZI Rwandan Performing Group aims to bring together the people of Huron County to celebrate their rich medley of cultures.

IMG_3778The Mexican Hat Dance as depicted by members of the Puro Mexico Ballet.  

IMG_3775The Festival that included performances by the Puro Mexico Ballet was presented by The County of Huron, Huron Arts & Heritage Network, Town of Goderich, Capital Power, Compass Minerals and Goderich BIA.  

 

PHOTOS BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER

The sun shone and that brought the people out to celebrate diversity and community spirit on June 23 as the Huron Multicultural Festival returned to Goderich for its eighth year.

This free annual festival held in the Courthouse Square aims to bring together the people of Huron County to celebrate their rich medley of cultures.

The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Toronto's original guerrilla-folk, party-punk ensemble headlined this year’s festival. The day also featured a variety of global performances including: KIREZI Rwandan Performing Group, Puro Mexico Ballet, a traditional Mexican Folk dance group; Whakatipu Kotahi, a Kapa Haka Group (Maori Dance); Bollywood performance by Neeti Dreams & Dance; a six-piece traditional Colombian band; and a demonstration of Dabke, Syrian dance.

The Global Food Market was busy from opening to close offering tastes from around the world. Those vendors that participated included, Exeter Thai Cuisine, RoRo’s a la Carte, East Indian and Caribbean: Howling Moon, Canadian Indigenous; and West Sushi. In addition, Sweet Love Eats and Wicked Witches of West Street were on location with their food trucks. and more. For the thirsty folks in the crowd a licensed Beer Garden featured local brews by Bayfield Brewing Company and Square Brew, as well as Sangria and Limonada de Coco, a traditional Colombian beverage.

Interactive activities throughout the day included: yoga, Mahjongg, Tai Chi, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Hands on Harps, as well as a variety of children’s activities facilitated by the Huron County Museum and Huron County Library.

The Festival was presented by The County of Huron, Huron Arts & Heritage Network, Town of Goderich, Capital Power, Compass Minerals and Goderich BIA.

IMG_3720International flags draped the entrance to the Huron Multicultural Festival on Sunday afternoon, among them, Guatemala, Uruguay and Canada were represented.  

IMG_3715This young lad needed a bit of assistance when eating food prepared by West Sushi.  

IMG_3714Ethopian food anyone? This vegetarian sampling boasted a delightful blend of complimentary flavors to savour.  

IMG_3722Exeter Thai Cuisine staff happily served customers such delectables as Shrimp Chips and Crab Lagoon.

IMG_3726The sun shone on the Huron Multicultural Festival and the people came out to enjoy not only the great weather but the food and entertainment as well. (Photo by John Pounder)

 


 

PIXILATED — image of the week

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Summer Lovin'...By Adriaan Schreuder

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

 

 

 


 

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SUBMISSIONS

Imagine finding a cat with an eye missing and the other eye terribly infected. Then imagine finding two more suffering the same affliction. The volunteers behind Bayfield’s Forgotten Felines (BFF) don’t have to imagine these scenarios as they have actually happened. Three cats from the Glass Street area in the village were found in this condition.

While not confirmed it is being speculated by BFF volunteers that area homeowners may be unwittingly using noxious chemicals on their lawns and gardens that the cats have come in contact with resulting in harm. The volunteers are requesting that homeowners be mindful of what they are using on their lawns and gardens – feral cats, family pets, wildlife and humans - all would appreciate it. – Melody
 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Please email me at bayfield.breeze@villageofbayfield.com or call 519-525-3830.

 


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