just two more days until pioneer park rummage sale
The 71st Pioneer Park Rummage Sale will be held on Friday evening. - someone will no doubt delight in discovering these photo prints from the British Museum and/or these one of a kind decorative tiles. (Submitted photos)
Antique fishing lures anyone? Just a sampling of the interesting things that can be found at the Rummage Sale for Pioneer Park this Friday night.
It's almost here! The summer event that kicks off the season is just two days away - the 71st annual Pioneer Park Rummage Sale.
Organizers note that this year's Rummage Sale promises to be another night of fun times and good finds.
“Once again - we have it 'all' - collectibles, treasures, home furnishings, draperies and fabrics, hardware, tableware, lighting, electronics, tools and toys. There is more to see and buy than we could ever list, so come see for yourself and take home a must-have bargain,” said Catherine Tillmann, an event organizer.
The sale will be held on Friday, July 13 at the Bayfield Arena. The outdoor sales begin at 6:30 p.m. while the Zamboni doors will open to the arena promptly at 7 p.m. Donations are still being accepted now only at the Bayfield Arena, on Thursday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Please be advised that while organizers are delighted with donations, there are some items that they cannot accept. These include: appliances including microwave ovens, children’s furnishings, clothing, shoes, computers, faxes, printers, large kitchen appliances and any electricals that are not CSA approved.
Volunteers make this event run smoothly and new ones are always welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text Mike Peirce at 312 618-5825 prior to Thursday or feel free to just show up on Thursday or Friday morning.
“We always need more helping hands, limber muscles and sunny smiles,” said Tillmann.
Veteran table team members are asked to contact their team captains now! Table teams will meet their captains beginning on Thursday at 10 a.m. to set up.
Not to be out done by the rummage there is also a show-stopping Silent Auction! The list of items up for bid include: fine art paintings, limited edition prints and spectacular photography, treasured antiques and one-of-a- kind crafts, gift baskets and certificates from area service providers and retailers.
“There is something for everyone at this year's Silent Auction. Gather 'round, enter your bid and keep tabs on the competition,” said Tillmann.
And back by popular demand grilled hot dogs and ice, cold pop will also be available.
John Lennon tribute artist performs this weekend
Mark Staycer’s portrayal of John Lennon has been called "spot on" by thousands who have enjoyed seeing him "live" and in-person. His authentic singing style and Liverpudlian accent receive the thumbs up from Beatle people everywhere including those closest to the group over the years.
Louise Harrison, sister of Beatle George Harrison's said, "I thought they were playing John's records when I heard him."
His credits include featured actor in the popular indie Canadian movie "Let Him Be"; voice-over talent for radio-television commercials, animation and narrations; and finalist on the hit ABC-TV network program "The Next Best Thing" celebrity look-alike show.
Staycer performs in full costume and plays authentic-style guitars that were used by John Lennon during his Beatles and solo years. Thousands of enthusiastic fans have witnessed his stunning portrayal at theaters and venues around the world, including Beatles Week in Liverpool, Abbey Road on the River, and at music festivals across the United States and Canada.
And now audiences at the Bayfield Town Hall can too! Staycer will be performing two shows on July 15 a 2 p.m. matinee and an evening performance at 7 p.m.
Give Peace A Chance Summer Concert Tour A Production of the London Beatles Festival.
“ImagineLennon” is part of the Give Peace a Chance Summer Concert Tour, a production of the London Beatles Festival. It is sponsored by the Bayfield Town Hall and The Little Inn of Bayfield.
Tickets are $30 and are available now at Shop Bike Coffee Roasters in Bayfield or by calling 1-877-700-3130. Tickets can also be purchased at http://tickets.ticketwindow.ca/GivePeaceAChance-OntarioTour.
years and years of history explored beyond the shore
Five new tours of Bluewater’s three villages and two townships are now available for free download at www.explorebeyondtheshore.ca.
Thanks to a grant from the Huron Heritage Fund and under the auspices of the Bluewater Heritage Advisory Committee, both residents and visitors can enjoy approximately one-hour walking tours of Bayfield, Hensall and Zurich, while driving tours cover Hay and Stanley Townships.
The tours display the presence of almost 200 years of settlement but the stories reveal the drama - the fires, the faith, the rebuilding, the ghost towns, the murders and the resilience of the people and places.
Many clues about the area’s past are scattered throughout Bluewater’s villages and countryside. The familiar brick Ontario Gothic farmhouses are more decorative, revealing the presence of highly skilled bricklayers whose unsigned work beautifies buildings large and small. The intricate work of blacksmiths shows up in the cemeteries. The imagination and invention of craftsmen can be seen when looking up at church towers.
The tours reveal a past and present unexpected and rich to those who venture along their route - by foot, bicycle, car, motorcycle or from the comfort of their home. Tours are easily downloaded onto your Smart Phone or Tablet or printed and brought along for those who prefer to do so. It’s all waiting to be discovered at www.explorebeyondtheshore.ca.
The Heritage Tours project was supported through staffing from a Job Creation Partnership project through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Bayfield artist donates work to Huron Residential Hospice
Anita Vanderhaar, resident of Bayfield and member of the Bayfield Artist Guild (BAG), recently presented the Huron Residential Hospice with two wonderful, tranquil paintings, which will add a beautiful finishing touch to the space.
“I was very honored to be asked if I would donate these two paintings to the Hospice,” said Vanderhaar, who has been painting since 2005. “I paint for the pleasure and the quiet state of mind it puts me in. I feel very blessed myself with my children and grandchildren and I hope these paintings will bring some comfort to the residents and visitors at the Hospice”.
The paintings were received by Michelle Field, fundraising manager for the Hospice, who gave them each a special spot on a wall.
“It is donations like these that make this project so special and I cannot think Anita enough for her kind gift,” Field said.
Huron Residential Hospice was the recipient of this wonderful, tranquil painting by a Bayfield resident. It provides a beautiful finishing touch to the space. (Submitted photos)
This ethereal painting was donated to the Huron Residential Hospice by Bayfield artist, Anita Vanderhaar.
vettes basked in the Sunshine at 12th annual festival
PHOTOS BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER
Close to 300 Vettes parked in the Square for the 12th annual Vette Fest while another 35 could be found just around the perimeter.
Two hundred and ninety Corvettes registered for the 12th annual Bayfield Vette Fest held July 6-7 while an additional 35 vehicles could be found outside Clan Gregor Square.
“The weather was perfect and many spectators enjoyed the day as well! A huge thank you to all Vette owners that took part in Friday’s Cruise and Saturday’s show,” wrote one of the organizers of the event, Brian Coombs, on their Facebook Page. “We had someone drive their Vette from Winnipeg for this weekend!
He continued, “Thanks to all the Bayfield and area businesses that donated amazing door prizes that were very much appreciated. And thanks to all the volunteers that assist in making this weekend possible, together we all assist area charities with their fundraising efforts!”
Coombs also sent a big shout out to the Corvette Depot, Adams Shine and the Coping Centre for bringing their booths to Vette Fest
Cow Bell Brewery in Blyth was the destination for the 80 Corvettes that took part in the Friday Night Cruise.
The perfect vanity plate for a visit to Bayfield - don't 'ya think?
There isn't much better than soaking up some rays with fellow Vette enthusiasts on a perfect summer's day.
A Vette from the 1970s receives some TLC from its owner - this activity also proved interesting to show visitors.
The sunny skies and reasonable temperatures brought a number of spectators out to Clan Gregor Square on Saturday for Vette Fest.
Brian Coombs, organizer of the annual Vette Fest, had the latest edition of the Vette at this year's event. Yes, this is what a 2019 looks like!
Len Slipacoff was also the owner of this colourful beauty on display. (Photo by Jack Pal)
The sun bounced off this 1960 Corvette owned by Len Slipacoff on display at the 12th annual Vette Fest in Clan Gregor Square on Saturday. (Photo by Jack Pal)
Vanity license plates are lots of fun especially when they are displayed on some stellar Vettes. (Photo by Jack Pal)
YEE HAW! THE RIVER JUNCTION BAND IS COMING TO TOWN
On Saturday, July 14, the Bayfield Optimists invite people to “get their cowboy boots on” for an evening with The River Junction Band at the Bayfield Arena. The event will run from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and lunch will be provided. Members of the Bayfield Optimists (l-r): Vic Gillman, John Pounder and Jay Fisher donned their cowboy hats to promote the event this past weekend, tickets are selling for $30 and are available now at Brandon Hardware or any Optimist member For more information contact Kevin Burton at 519 871-4855. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder )
star party tonight
Now through July, the planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars make their best apparitions in many years and reveal fascinating detail through a telescope. Venus and Mercury are also visible as is Vesta, a big asteroid. The best part of the Milky Way returns with its hundreds of star clusters, nebulae, and star forming regions.
The West Coast Astronomers will aim for these and more, at their next Star Party, to be held at 9:30 p.m. tonight (July 11) at the Agricultural Park in Bayfield, weather and sky conditions permitting. Look for the flashing light.
Visit www.westcoastastronomers.info for more details, locations and other times. Please reserve a spot on the Star Party page, so we can communicate with you in case the conditions are unfavorable. If you have doubt on the status of the event or have questions please call Guy at 519 868-6691 before the event. Everyone is welcome to join us, with or without a telescope. There is no fee. If you are an amateur astronomer, please feel free to join in with your telescope at sundown.
Grassroots Woodfired Pizza will be back for the July 13 Bayfield Farmers’ Market. Owners Roger and Vicky Morrison delight in making rustic artisan wood fired pizzas with heart and soul. Always striving to use seasonal, organically grown, unrefined and local ingredients whenever possible for a pizza that keeps people wanting more.
Volunteers from St Andrew’s United Church will be on hand throughout the summer months with a free craft activity for children. Another reason to spend some quality leisure time at the market!
July 13 will feature our usual lineup of outstanding vendors, offering you the best of locally produced veggies, fruit, meat, bread, granola, wine, cider, artisan crafts and so much more! Don’t forget to enter the free draw for a chance to win a market bag filled with products from our generous vendors.
The Bayfield Farmers’ Market is held every Friday until Thanksgiving, 3-7 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square.
Knox Presbyterian Church will be the location for the ninth annual Kintail on the Road – Vacation Day Camp every Wednesday at the church during July and August.
Camp Kintail, the area Presbyterian Church camp, will offer a Christian based Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The very capable and well-trained young adult staff of Camp Kintail will lead the children in days of games, songs and faith. The camp will be for children who have completed JK up to Grade 6. The children are welcome to attend all the sessions or just one or two.
The camp will run from now until Aug. 22. The cost is $5 per child per day or $7 for two or more children. Lunch and snacks are provided.
For more information please call the church at 519 565-2913 and leave a message.
GREEN RIVER REVIVAL
Green River Revival, will have the audience rocking in their seats at the Bayfield Town Hall on Thursday, July 12th! Creedence Clearwater Revival was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 70s and Green River Revival is North America’s most authentic sounding CCR Tribute band.
Their 2016 live CD sounds so much like Creedence Clearwater Revival that producers at the CD company thought it was the real CCR. The members of this band have played in CCR tributes across Canada, Scandinavia and the US for the past two decades and then joined together to bring audiences the ultimate Creedence Revival.
Most people don't realize just how many songs they actually know in the show that features hit after hit after hit. All of these greatest hits will come back to you during this amazing live concert.
The doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Cash Bar.
For tickets call Mark at 519 521-2994 or Sue at 519 565-2551 or purchase them online at www.ticketscene.ca.
Progress is a part of everything in life even a more than three decades old antique show! The 33rd annual show hosted by the members and friends of Trinity Anglican Church has a new name: the Bayfield Antique and Vintage Show and will be one day shorter this year.
Due to requests from vendors the show will be held on Friday and Saturday only, Aug. 10-11, at the Bayfield Arena.
Every newly monikered show deserves an Opening Night and one will be held on Friday from 6-9 p.m. This is the perfect time to mingle with dealers and enjoy some refreshments. Tickets for Opening Night purchased prior to Aug. 9 are $10 ($12 at the door). They are on sale now and can be reserved by calling 519 565-4102.
In addition, visitors to the Opening Night should be on the lookout for models dressed in fashions of yesterday as part of a Vintage Clothing and Accessories Fashion Parade sponsored by JMR Collections on Main Street.
The fun of exploring through the antique and vintage items will continue into Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission will be $5.
As always, the fabulous Cafe will be open during show hours on Saturday when visitors can enjoy very reasonably priced sandwiches, sweets and cold beverages or coffee.
Proceeds from this event go toward Trinity Anglican Church’s needs and outreach.
Sawmill Trail hIke
On Aug. 12, the Sawmill Trail will be the location for a Foresters Walk.
All are welcome to join the BRVTA for a walk with ABCA Forester Ian Jean starting at 2 p.m. Jean is very knowledgeable about forestry and is an avid naturalist. People are encouraged to bring their tree and birding identification books along.
There will be a number of stops on the way as Jean shares his knowledge of nature on the Sawmill Trail, one of the BRVTA’s original trails. This is a Carolinian forest with interesting flora and fauna as well as having a rich historical component. The Sawmill Trail also faces the Bayfield River Flats Natural Area, offering a unique perspective.
This walk will take about two hours over 2 KMS at a Level 2 difficulty with one steep hill at the beginning and end.
Those who wish to take part are asked to meet at the Sawmill Trail head at 1:45 p.m. The hike leaders will be Roger Lewington, 519 565-2202; Chris and Pam Bowers, 519 525-8850.
Youth Talent Search
If you sing, dance, play an instrument or perform in other ways, and are between the ages of six and 21 then the Rise2Fame Youth Talent Search is looking for you. It’s not too early to start practicing and perfecting your performance.
The Bayfield preliminary competition to the Western Fair Talent Search takes place on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Bayfield Community Fair, upstairs in the Bayfield Community Centre.
Junior competitions begin first at 7 p.m. with Youth competitions to follow. Check-in is at 6 p.m. This ensures that all registration documents are complete and that music can be lined up for the show. Be sure to read the rules very carefully online by visiting the website at https://www.westernfairdistrict.com/western-fair/rise-2-fame Registration must be completed online on the Western Fair site before Aug. 8.
Winners go on to perform at the Western Fair – a 37-year tradition that has touched the lives of thousands of talented youngsters from across the province. The Western Fair Rise2Fame Youth Talent Search, along with the preliminaries, has been the start to many careers in the arts and continues to encourage young people to pursue their talents, by giving them a chance to perform in front of a live audience.
Remember, Bayfield’s preliminary contest is one of the last before this year’s Western Fair. Categories of competition are (1) Vocal Solo; (2) Instrumental Solo; (3) Dance Solo; (4) Dance Group; (5) Vocal and/or Instrumental Group including bands; (6) Variety Solo and (7) Variety Group. Individuals can compete more than once in different categories.
Winners of the Bayfield preliminary Rise2Fame contest will perform again at the Western Fair on the Anne Eadie Stage during the first two weeks of September. At the Western Fair competition there are big cash prizes and trophies for final winners. The Junior Winner in 2015 at the Western Fair was a Huron County dancer and that was not the first time that Huron County kids have made it to the finals! A number of local youth who have performed in this competition in the past have gone on to careers in music and the arts.
But you can’t win if you don’t enter the preliminary in Bayfield. Rise2Fame contestants, along with one adult, get free admission to the fair. So get registered and start practicing! Then bring your dancing shoes, instrument or vocals and come showcase your talent at the Fair!
Entries for all preliminaries can be made on-line at http://www.westernfairdistrict.com/western-fair/rise-2-fame
Contact Charles Kalbfleisch at 519 565-2244 or Willi Laurie via email email@example.com or phone at 519 482-9265 for more information.
The Bayfield Community Fair may be the perfect event at which to sell food, crafts or fundraising tickets or promote your business.
The fair will be held Aug. 17-19 and both indoor and outdoor space is available. A 8’X10’ foot space rents for $40 with an extra $1 per square foot plus $10 a day for hydro if needed.
To learn more or to rent a space call Anna Needles at 519 524-7455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Joyce McIlwain at 519 482-3376 or email email@example.com.
OUTDOOR FLEA-PRODUCE MARKET
The Outdoor Flea-Produce Market, in good weather, opens every Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. from now to Thanksgiving. Anyone interested in being a vendor should contact Jack at 519 482-7921 or if there are any questions about the Market, contact Jim at 519 565-2328. The vendors are all from the local community.
The Market has always been a place of business but many of the people attending enjoy it as a social gathering place. Many people are huddled in conversation as they catch up with their lives. It becomes the place to see neighbors or friends.
Sundays are a great day to go treasure hunting as Agriculture Park isn’t the only spot a Flea Market can be found. People can also visit the Pinery Antique and Flea Market in Grand Bend, the Bayfield North Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market and the Goderich BIA Flea Market.
As the Huron County Health Unit (HCHU) continues its regular mosquito trapping, it reminds residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites.
Diseases such as West Nile virus can spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. The HCHU traps mosquitoes weekly and has them identified and tested.
“While we don’t have any positive pools so far, in 2017 two samples tested positive for West Nile virus,” said Public Health Inspector Keshia Hackett. “The easiest way to prevent infection is to prevent mosquito bites, especially during dawn and dusk when many mosquito species are most active.”
Here are some simple precautions to help protect yourself from bites:
• Wear light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts, long pants and closed-toe shoes
• Use an insect repellant that has been approved by Health Canada. Always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions
• Check the screens in doors and windows to ensure there are no tears or holes
• Disturb or eliminate any mosquito breeding grounds on your property. Dump any standing water in places such bird baths, buckets, old tires, pet water dishes and gutters.
For most people, the risk of getting infected with West Nile virus is low. However, people can be at greater risk of serious health effects if they are over the age of 50, have a chronic disease such as cancer or diabetes, or have weakened immune systems.
Most people infected with West Nile Virus experience no symptoms or have flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, stiff neck, weak muscles, mild rash, or swollen glands.
In more rare and severe cases, symptoms may include severe headache, stiff neck, high fever, difficulty swallowing, vomiting, loss of consciousness, loss of coordination, nausea and muscle weakness and paralysis.
For more information, visit huronhealthunit.ca.
YOGA AT DEER PARK
Clare Day is offering “Sunset Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga” at Deer Park Lodge on Tuesday evenings in the summer months.
During July, August and September classes will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Space is limited for these classes that will be $20 for those with their own board or $45 with a board rental.
If Lake Huron proves too rough for classes they will be moved to Windmill Lake and Eco Park. In the event of stormy weather classes will be cancelled. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, Deer Park Lodge will also be another venue to take in an outdoor yoga class when “Yoga on the Beach” will be offered on Thursdays and Sundays from now to Aug. 30. These one-hour classes will begin at 10 a.m. Participants can bring their own mat or beach towel or borrow a yoga mat from the instructor. Yoga is free or “pay what you can”.
MAIN STREET OPTOMETRIC
Dr. Rich Samuell at Main Street Optometric wants to let Bayfield residents know that full eye health examinations are available at his Bayfield office.
Examinations are fully covered by OHIP for children and teens, seniors, and those with diabetes. Main Street Optometric uses current technology including a "no-puff" eye pressure check, as well as digital retinal photography to monitor for eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Please call 519 565-2300 to schedule an appointment.
The goal of CHAP is to promote cardiovascular health in the local community and to raise awareness about the importance of blood pressure monitoring. CHAP is a free service providing a reliable screen and follow up through a program based out of McMaster University. To learn more visit - chapprogram.ca.
Trained volunteers will help participants measure their blood pressure and complete a heart and stroke risk profile. A copy of these results will be given to the participant and, with their permission, sent to their family physician if they are participating in the program.
The sessions run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, on the first Thursday of every month, at Pharmasave Michael's Pharmacy. First visits require an onsite registration.
Contact One Care for more information at 1-877-502-8277.
RACE SUPPORTS ARENA
Ron Keys, representing the Bayfield Arena Community Partners Association, recently accepted a cheque for $1,000 from members of the Bayfield Optimist Club (l-r): Treasurer John Pounder, Vic Gillman and Jay Fisher. The money was raised at the club's annual Duck Race held on the Victoria Day weekend. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)