Bookmark and Share   July 25, 2018   Vol. 10 Week 30 Issue 472

bayfield  fair seeking exhibits, entries and Volunteers

35888236293_5bcd2e6dd0_kCharlotte Williamson's creation entered in the 2017 Bayfield Community Fair appeared too cute to think about eating. She made "a beaver using Rice Krispies and decorated it with edible materials". Now is the time to start thinking about those fair entires for 2018! (Photos by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

Those who regularly exhibit at the Bayfield Community Fair are already checking the prize book to see what they can enter this year. With less than a month to go almost all the prize books have been picked up. The books left at Nip ‘N Tuck disappear as soon as new stock is dropped off.

New exhibitors are encouraged to find a book or go on line and look at the copy there. The staff at the library can help those less technologically savvy find it online.

Anyone with a garden is being welcomed with open arms to bring in vegetables, fruit and flowers. With this drought there likely should have been a smallest vegetable section not the biggest. The convenors that are listed in the book are all willing to assist any exhibitor if there is uncertainty in how to exhibit the produce. Warning: Exhibiting tends to become addictive. You meet some great people whose real love is just growing things and sharing that with others.

It is also a great time to get the photographs needed to fit into the categories listed. Picture taking is encouraged during the fair and any pictures which fit the categories identified in the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) Photo Contest need to be submitted before Sept. 1 for judging. The winners there go to a provincial competition and Bayfield has sent entries and come back with winners for the last two years.

36724940045_43b7b10ec9_kLinda Dixon's entry in the "Biggest Carrot" category took third prize at the 2017 Bayfield Community Fair. With the early summer drought there likely should be a smallest vegetable section at the 2018 fair coming up on Aug. 17-19.  

There are many categories for youth. It becomes a great activity for them to work on when life seems a little boring. It’s an added bonus when they get to take home some money when they pick up their items on the Sunday of the fair. Winners of the poster and chocolate chip competitions have further competitions at the District and if they win there at the provincial competition. The winning posters are also used on the cover of the next year’s prize book with names attached.

The fair also has competition in culinary arts, field crops, handcrafts, art and woodworking. There are lots of opportunities for someone to show their particular talents and skills. If there is a class of something that is missing, bring it to the fair just to exhibit and that will encourage it being added the following year.

The Bayfield Fair indoor exhibits are truly great thanks to the number of people who make a commitment to bringing at least one item to show. The cost to enter is $10 which includes a free pass for the whole weekend except for the Sunday jamboree and Saturday night music.

On Saturday, Aug. 18 there will a live music event in the evening when 21 Gun Salute takes to the stage. This high voltage AC/DC tribute band is sure to rock Agricultural Park. The gates will open at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at 

Items to exhibit may be brought to the Bayfield Arena on Thursday night, Aug. 16 or Friday morning, Aug. 17 before the fair opens.

For further information or if anyone would like to volunteer in some capacity email or contact Jean Dunn at 519 565-5316.

Lots of volunteer help is always needed at a special event that is the size and scope of the Bayfield Community Fair and for that reason Lorraine Sheilds is holding a Volunteer Information Session on Aug 2 at 7 p.m. at the Bayfield Community Centre.

“This session is important for all committee chairs, directors, exhibit and event entries and of course volunteers, to attend,” said Sheilds. “In addition to our regular volunteers we have new people this year offering to help. All volunteers will need to know who, what, when and how they are to help with the events and exhibits.”

Shields added, those who need volunteers should have all their information ready to share on Aug. 2 to help make the process of finding help smoother.

“If you know of other people who are willing to volunteer at the Fair, please bring them along,” she said. “Many hands will make for less work for everyone.”

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or text Lorraine Shields at 519 653-7039 or email,

two acts for the price of one at celtic roots concert 

rmr-selects-41Rant Maggie Rant (Submitted photos)  

Not only is “Rant Maggie Rant” performing live at the Bayfield Town Hall, courtesy of the Celtic Festival in Goderich, another incredible act has been added to the evening as “The Fitzgeralds” will also take the stage. Anyone who enjoys powerful Celtic music and championship step dancing are sure to enjoy this show to be held on Aug. 6.

5f719f_9fb0126287a04353a0cda1a836e16e97The Fitzgeralds

The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society Board of Directors is thrilled to announce this fabulous double billing after exciting discussions with our friends at the Celtic Festival. What a scoop for both the village and the patrons of the Celtic Festival!

“And, better still, you don’t have to pay any more than the $35 ticket price already listed for one band. Can you imagine the fun on stage if these two bands performed a melody or two together? The Town Hall will be rocking!” said Sandy Scotchmer, representing the town hall board.

Rant Maggie Rant embraces the time-honored styles of the music from seven Celtic Nations: Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and the lesser known Isle of Mann, and the Celtic regions of Galicia in Spain and Brittany in France, as well as Quebec and Canada’s East Coast, with each member bringing their individually unique influences to create an uplifting, infectious sound. They were the 2018 Jack Richardson Music Awards Winners for Traditional Folk/Roots.

The Fitzgeralds are a family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing siblings: Tom, Kerry and Julie Fitzgerald. These siblings from outside of Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley have come a long way from their small-town roots. Featuring 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this is a unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing!

For tickets please contact: Sandy Scotchmer at 519 565-2830 or Mark Edmunds at 519 521-2994. Tickets are $35 or $40 at the door.

Bayfield youngster member of chorus in Little Mermaid 

Anthony MacPherson, Kelly Holiff and Brent Thiessen in Disney's The Little Mermaid, Drayton Entertainment, 2018_emailAnthony MacPherson, Kelly Holiff and Brent Thiessen in Disney's The Little Mermaid, willl take to the stage at the Huron Country Playhouse from Aug. 9 to Sept. 2 (Submitted photo)  

Dive into an underwater adventure this summer! Grab your “dinglehoppers” and “snarfblats” as a splash-tacular Broadway musical washes up on stage at Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend. Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” takes audiences “under the sea” for four weeks only from Aug. 9 to Sept. 2.

“Twenty-nine years after the original film was released, Disney’s The Little Mermaid continues to capture the hearts of children and parents alike,” said Alex Mustakas, Artistic director of Drayton Entertainment. “Summer is the perfect time for families to escape the heat and enjoy this blockbuster musical together. But, parents should act fast – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast sold out in record time last year and Disney’s The Little Mermaid is poised to repeat that high demand for tickets.”

Based on the enchanting 1989 Disney animated film, and one of Hans Christian Andersen's most popular stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a dazzling and fun-filled adventure for the young, and young at heart. The famous score by eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, and his long-time collaborator, the late Howard Ashman, features classic songs like "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl" and the Oscar-winning Best Original Song, "Under the Sea". The stage adaptation also includes new songs by Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. The book for the musical is by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright.

Director Jayme Armstrong takes the helm of this much-loved underwater fairy tale following the wildly successful run of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast last season. Armstrong brings an insider’s view to the Director’s chair, having previously played the role of Ariel, among other Disney heroines.

Choreographer Robin Calvert creates elegant underwater ballets and exuberant ballroom dances that perfectly capture the two worlds in the story, while Music Director Steve Thomas leads a superb orchestra through the memorable score. Set Designer David Boechler fashions an ambitious set that beautifully conveys the majesty of the beloved story, including everything from King Triton's underwater palace to Prince Eric's castle ballroom. Costume designs by Vincent Scassellati and Kenneth Burrell ensure every character is fit for a fairy tale. Kevin Fraser’s bright and iridescent lighting design complements the set and evokes the magical deep-sea setting.

A stellar cast has been assembled for this impressive production including Jessica Gallant as the curious and willful young mermaid Ariel, who dreams of living in the human world above. Making her Drayton Entertainment debut in this production, Gallant has played a diverse range of roles at theatres across the country from Anne in Anne of Green Gables at the Charlottetown Festival to Marty in Grease at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres in Toronto.

Al Braatz is the sweet and dashing Prince Eric, while Kelly Holiff brings her powerful voice to the role of the tentacley-malevolent sea witch Ursula. Both Braatz and Holiff recently appeared in the popular production Kings & Queens of Country earlier this season.

Keith Savage brings his signature enthusiasm and pizzazz to the role of Ariel’s goofy seagull friend, Scuttle. Savage is no stranger to Disney musicals having played Lumière in Beauty and the Beast last season.

Aadin Church radiates charisma as Sebastian, the crusty Caribbean crab who is constantly scurrying after Ariel to keep a watchful eye on her. Twelve-year-old Oliver Neudorf from Aylmer, ON also makes his Drayton Entertainment debut as Ariel’s best friend and faithful fishy sidekick, Flounder.

Anthony MacPherson and Brent Thiessen are Ursula's delightfully wicked electric-eel minions Flotsam and Jetsam, with Aaron Walpole as the comedic Chef Louis. J. Sean Elliott is Prince Eric’s royal confidante Grimsby, while Kevin Aichele is the mighty King Triton, ruler of the sea-people and Ariel’s father.

Graeme Goodhall, Kayla James, Shelley Kenney, Gray Monczka, Luke Opdahl, Amanda Struthmann, Brett Taylor, Jennifer Thiessen, Margaret Thompson and Christine Watson round out this exceptional cast, appearing as various underwater creatures. This production also features 28 young local children who perform on a rotating schedule in two groups throughout the run, alongside the professional cast.

Drayton Entertainment is pleased to announce the Children’s Chorus for Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Grand Bend: Louisa and Sophie Neudorf, Aylmer; Preslee Candy, of Bayfield; Molly Colborne, of Camlachie; Carney Brecevic, of Chatham; Samantha Guzzo, of Delaware; Isabelle Hazel, of Denfield; Claire Stecho, of Exeter; Julia and Emily Green. of Grand Bend; Marissa Gosse and Rachel McClymont, of Ilderton; Jaiden Lehman, of Komoka; Claire Allen-Curry, Maggie Busch, Leah Gliddon, Ava Polcz, Emma Rosborough, Jaylynn and Kayleigh Sheeller, all of London; Amy and April West, of Oakville; Lauren Gracey, of St. Marys; Jasmine Melo, Erica Mota, Skylar Serafim and Jennifer Weeks, all of Strathroy.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is proudly sponsored by Commercial Print Craft Ltd. Media Sponsors are Classic Rock 98.1 in London and The London Free Press. The Design Sponsor is Darlene O`Rourke Photography. The 2018 Season Media Sponsor is CTV.

Regular performance tickets are $46 for adults, $27 for youth under 20 years of age, and $37 for groups of 20 or more and select discount dates. HST is applicable to all ticket prices.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Huron Country Playhouse, online at, or by calling the Box Office at 519 238-6000 or toll free 1-855-372-9866.


farmers' market 

Summer means barbecue and the Bayfield Farmers’ Market is the best place to find locally grown beef, pork and lamb for the grill. Visit Jocelyn and Diane Klopp at CedarVilla Angus Farm and Matt Eagleson at Eagleson Farms for the best patties, sausages and cuts of all kinds.

Bruschetta on your menu? Pick up a fresh loaf from Sophie Burdan at the famous Red Cat Farm bread truck (come early for best selection).

“We’re pleased to welcome Huron Ridge Acres back to the market this week. Their stall will feature local produce, sunflower bouquets and fresh-popped popcorn to enjoy while you shop! Their peaches will be ready soon, so be sure to check back in with them in a week or two,” said Mary Brown, market coordinator.

July 27 will feature the usual lineup of outstanding vendors, offering 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 these generous vendors.

The Bayfield Farmers’ Market is held every Friday until Thanksgiving, 3-7 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square.


Tommy Youngsteen and his band were a huge hit when they performed their tribute to Bruce Springsteen at the Bayfield Town Hall in May. Now they are coming back with their tribute to Tom Petty on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Tom Petty was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. He was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. He was also a co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Tom Petty and Tommy Youngsteen fans will want to be sure to catch this concert! The doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. There will be a cash bar.

For tickets call Mark Edmunds at 519 521-2994, Sue Howell at 519.565-2551, or Pat Pal at 519 565-5340, or purchase them online at


Aug. 11 is the date set for the 2018 Pioneer Park Association (PPA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in Pioneer Park starting at 10 a.m.

In case of rain the meeting will move to the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building on Municipal Road.

The draft minutes of the 2017 AGM are available to read at the Bayfield Public Library on Main Street North. They will also be available at the meeting.
People are reminded that they must a member of the PPA to vote at the AGM. For membership information, please contact Secretary Pattie MacDonald, via email at

Antique Show 

35768365113_a9194d6ac8_kThe 33rd annual Bayfield Antique & Vintage Show will be held on Friday and Saturday only, Aug. 10-11. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

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.Tickets are available at Brandon Hardware and JMR Collections on Main Street North.

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.


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.


The Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) will be holding their annual Book Sale at the Bayfield Public Library on the third weekend in August.

The times for the sale are: Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations will be accepted of gently used, recent books, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles for children and adults at the library on Aug. 13-16 from 1-5 p.m. only.

Please note that encyclopedias, manuals, magazines and textbooks will not be accepted. Books that are moldy or have torn pages will also be declined.

FOBL will also be selling their new canvas Book Bag to carry home book purchases.

All monies raised from the sale of the books and book bag go towards supporting the library and community programs.

Commercial Book Dealers are asked not to make their purchases until Sunday at 1 p.m.



The powerful new movie “Truth to Power” by Al Gore is coming to the Bayfield Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 9. starting at 7:30.

Ten years after the” Inconvenient Truth” movie brought climate change into the forefront of mainstream culture, Nobel Prize winner Al Gore has created a sequel, “Truth to Power”, in which he continues the tireless fight to educate the next generation of climate champions. Eye-opening and alarming, this movie shows that while the stakes have never been higher, the solutions to the climate crisis are still within our reach.

Introducing the movie and facilitating the discussion afterwards will be Professor Tom Davis, of Fanshawe College. Davis was one of the keynote presenters last year in the successful Blue Bayfield Summit environmental conference. He has over 35 years of consulting, developing, project management and teaching experience in the environmental arena and is a LEED accredited professional with the Canadian Green Building Council. He was also personally trained by Al Gore and therefore is part of the Climate Reality Program Leadership Corps. This makes him the ideal person to help us understand the importance of the statements this movie makes about the looming climate crisis.

Be sure to mark your calendar and come to the once-only screening of this important movie. The film will commence at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. However, your donations at the door will help the co-sponsors, Blue Bayfield and Bayfield River Valley Trail Association, offset the costs of the event. Surplus funds will be used to further the objectives of Blue Bayfield, BRVTA and other local organizations supporting environmental initiatives.


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.

Noon Concert 

The Knox Summer Concert Series returns to Knox Presbyterian Church in Goderich this month with a free noon-hour concert followed by lunch.

Vocalist Christina Bell will perform today (July 25) accompanied by Knox organist Cedric Abday.

There is a $10 fee for lunch. To learn more contact the church at 519 524-7512 or email




markham couple grand prize winners of dream lottery

fullsizeoutput_2092James and Joyce Hawken, of Markdale, ON, were the Grand Prize winners of the Dream It, Win It Lottery held in support of London hospitals servicing Southwestern Ontario. The draw was made on July 19 and later that day the couple, along with their grandchildren, toured the prize homes, including the Bayfield Cottage on Delevan Street in the village. The family was also introduced to John Meinen (right), the owner of the construction company, Meinen Custom Homes, that built the cottage. (Photo by Joseph Rapai)  

The top two winners of Dream Lottery in support of the regional hospitals in London were revealed on July 19 at the Millstone “Gallery” Dream Home in London.

Selling out a month before the final deadline, Dream Lottery has raised $33.6 million (net) since 1996 in support of Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and LHSC. This was the eighth sellout in the lottery’s history and the second in a row.

“Dream supporters contribute significant funds for advanced equipment, emerging technology, research, training and education – all of which supports excellent patient care at our hospitals. Thank you!” said President & CEO, Children’s Health Foundation, Scott Fortnum.

The ticket for the lottery’s Grand Prize (ticket number 108425) was purchased by James and Joyce Hawken, of Markdale, ON. The winning ticket number was revealed by Fortnum, who then called with the good news.

James Hawken answered the phone and when told he and his wife had the choice between one of the Dream Homes (including the Bayfield Cottage and cash) or $1 million cash, he was almost speechless.

“O.K....I’ll have to look up my ticket, but in other words I’ll ...I’m I take a few minutes to go crazy?”

Hawken then said he had to tell his wife. Fortnum volunteered to break the good news and James passed the phone to Joyce. She was also in disbelief.

“Are you sure?” she said. After being assured it was true, James came back on the line.

“It’s starting to sink in here,” he said.

The couple visited the London homes that same day bringing along their grandchildren. They also drove up to Bayfield to see the cottage and meet with the builder on the project John Meinen. As of going to press the Hawkens have yet to reveal which prize they are going to choose. 

The winner of the region’s largest 50/50 was also revealed that morning. Sharon Stewart of Hanover, ON (ticket number 5087226) takes half of the $1,024,770 prize. This is the first time the 50/50 has topped $1 million. St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation President & CEO Michelle Campbell called Stewart for her reaction but the phone call initially went unanswered. Lottery officials did get a hold of her later in the morning.

“Wow, thank-you so much! I hear people clapping in the should see what’s going on here!” Stewart responded when told how much she had won.
Stewart said that she is a long-time supporter of the lottery, the cause and health care available at the regional hospitals in London.

All winning numbers for the lottery were drawn July 18 at the office of Deloitte LLP, 255 Queens Avenue, Suite 700, London, ON under the supervision of accountants of record from the firm Deloitte LLP. The primary purchaser of each winning ticket will be contacted by phone and/or mail. The names of major prize winners are posted on-line at and a printed list of winners is also available upon request by calling 1-866-319-9818.

The winning will continue next month with the Dollars & Destinations Calendar draws. Winning names and numbers will be posted each day in August on the Dream Lottery website at and on Dream Lottery’s Facebook page at

“Thanks to Millstone Homes, Mienen Custom Homes, Shoppers Drug Mart and all suppliers for ensuring an amazingly successful Dream Lottery. Most of all, thanks to Dream ticket buyers for helping our hospitals care for the most critically injured and medically complex patients from across the region,” said Campbell.

Dream Lottery is a joint venture of Children's Health Foundation, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and London Health Sciences Foundation. Together, Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre receive more than 1.5 million patient visits from across Southwestern Ontario and beyond each year. In addition to caring for London-area residents, the hospitals are referral centres providing specialized services in support of the excellent care of the region's community hospitals.

“Thank you to everyone who supports their families, friends and neighbors by buying Dream Lottery tickets. The funds raised stay local, helping London’s hospitals provide the best care for patients from the Southwestern Ontario community,” said President & CEO, London Health Sciences Foundation, John MacFarlane. 


IMG_4758 On Friday, July 20, Seaforth’s TD Canada Trust branch celebrated its 125th anniversary. In honor of the milestone, the branch staff unveiled a new mural in the bank that depicts downtown Seaforth in the early 1900s. The branch staff who posed for a photograph in front of the new mural were (l-r): Lynzi Cascadden, Financial advisor; Sarah Brown, and Kate Regan, Customer Service representatives; Jason Baird, Branch manager; Teresa Baan, Customer Service representative; Barb Horne, manager Customer Service and Alicia Foulon, Financial Service representative. (Submitted photo)  


bluewater news

The office of the Municipality of Bluewater Council has submitted the following to the Bayfield Breeze as highlights of their regular meeting of council held on July 16.

• Passed a By-law to adopt the amendments to the Bluewater Official Plan that have been identified through the Five Year Review process. The adopted amendments of the Bluewater Official Plan have now been referred to the County of Huron for approval.
• Passed a By-law for contracted services of an Animal Control Officer.
• Passed a By-law adopting a revised Procedure By-law.
• Directed staff to make an application to the Enabling Accessibility Fund small projects component to attempt to secure funding for automatic door openers for the Zurich Complex, Hensall Complex, Bayfield Complex, Stanley Complex and Lakeshore Pavilion.
• Council received notice of scheduling of a Public Information Centre to be held on July 25
pertaining to the Class EA process for a new water storage facility in the Community of Hensall.
• Directed staff not to enter into negotiations of a public private partnership until the results of the Bayfield Complex Feasibility Study are received and direction provided by Council, and that the Bayfield Arena Community Partners Association/Bayfield Facility Initiative Team be invoiced for payment of $15,000 to be received by Aug. 1.
• Approved the alteration of property designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act, described as 18-20 Main Street North, Ward of Bayfield, being installation of up to three 12x18 inch signs for one Electric Vehicle Charging Station in muted green color, scribed border and a symbol as shown in illustration, in concurrence with advice received from the Bluewater Heritage Advisory Committee.

Bone Health Workshop

An upcoming Bone Health Workshop could help people make the necessary changes to live well with Osteoporosis. This four-week program is for those recently diagnosed with Osteopenia/Osteoporosis or those wanting preventative information.

Each week participants will hear from various health professionals to learn about Osteoporosis and the nutrition, exercise and medication that helps to prevent or slow it down.

The workshop will run on Tuesdays starting Sept. 11 until Oct. 2 from 1-3 p.m.
in the Bluewater Area Family Health Team (BAFHT) Community Room. A nutritious snack is provided.

Participants do not have to be a patient with BAFHT to attend. Interested people must register before attending by calling 519 236-4373 Ext 632.


On Thursday, Aug. 2, the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre (HCFBDC) will be hosting the Fifth Annual “Better Together” Gala at the Libro Hall in Clinton.

Jackie Wells will be the guest speaker at this three-course dinner created by Chef Devin Tabor. There will also be a live & silent auction plus a raffle table and entertainment.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets are $60.00 each and are available from HCFBDC Board Members;; or by calling the office at 519 913-2362.

Movie Night 

The fun of watching a free movie outside comes to Goderich’s Courthouse Square on July 27. This event was rescheduled after being rained out on July 20. 

Families are invited to come to Courthouse Square Park and watch Despicable Me 3. In this popular animated children’s comedy, Gru teams up with his long-lost twin brother Dru to defeat their new enemy, Balthazar Bratt.

The movie is part of a tobacco-free event which includes activities, games and trivia to promote tobacco-free living. Activities begin at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.

This family-oriented event brings attention to the role of media messaging in tobacco use.

“Movies remain one of the last places that the tobacco industry can advertise to youth,” said Jacqueline Uprichard, public health promoter with the Huron County Health Unit (HCHU). “Our efforts aim to get tobacco imagery out of youth-rated movies.”

At the event, HCHU staff and students will be addressing the issue of smoking in movies rated for children and the effects that these movies may have.

This event is hosted by the Goderich Business Improvement Area in partnership with the HCHU and the municipality of Goderich.





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 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, a traditional summer stop for visitors to the area for years has been the Laithwaite Farm on Hwy. 8 near Goderich to view the folkart sculptures. Does anyone recognize these folks? (Archive Code: PB12 17A)

 PB12 17A At the Laithwaite Farm

Make your on any image and it will take you to Flickr.



 PB10013 PC Mrs Agnes Metcalf c1945

In Issue 470, we feature an image of Agnes Metcalf at work circa 1945. Artists have always been drawn to Bayfield as evidenced by the work of this women, that can be found at the Bayfield Archives on Main Street. (Archives Code: PB10013 PC)


PB10075 PC Mrs Agnes Metcalf 3 c1945 

In Issue 471, we feature another image of Agnes Metcalf at work on her art around 1945. Reprints of her watercolors can be found at the Bayfield Archives on Main Street. (Archives Code: PB10075 PC)



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Taste of Huron Part II

Plenty to sample in goderich on self-guided tour

fullsizeoutput_1876Guests were driven around the county in style by Brad Oke, and his staff from “Tour the Shore”. making it the perfect time to network and share with others what they love most about Ontario’s West Coast. An early morning stop for many on the tour was “The Port Albert General Store”.  

fullsizeoutput_1102Lunch at the Beach Street Station for tour participants included a Perch dinner. This lakeside restaurant is also a participant in the “Taste Your Own Adventure Tour” offering visitors a sampling of the perch that they have become known for in their relatively short history as an eatery.  

fullsizeoutput_20b7Participants on the experience tour enjoyed a lunch break at the Beach Street Station in Goderich.  

fullsizeoutput_10ceThis peach puff dessert was also on the menu for tour participants during lunch at the Beach Street Station.  

fullsizeoutput_2099Cait's Cafe opened in late July of 2016 and has quickly become a go to establishment in Goderich for early mornings, coffee breaks and lunches.

fullsizeoutput_209cSpencer Vail, co-owner of Cait's Cafe with his wife Caitlin, welcomed the Taste of Huron adventurers to the shop on the afternoon of May 25th. He is a Red-Seal Cook. He was the executive chef at the Benmiller Inn and Spa for six years, before joining his wife at the cafe. He offers full-service catering, cooking classes and private chef services in addition to his work at the cafe.  

fullsizeoutput_20b3Caitlin Vail started baking at a very young age and grew up watching her European grandmother make everything from crêpes and strudel. She decided to pursue baking more seriously about four years ago resulting in the establishment of Cait's Cafe!  

fullsizeoutput_20a6Bluewater's Community Development Coordinator, Karen Rickers (left) accepted a beer sampling from Square Brew Owner and Brewmaster Alex Menary during the tour group's stop at the brewery located on Parson's Court in Goderich.  




Editor’s Note: This is a periodic series on the newly minted "Taste Your Own Adventure" samplers being offered through Taste of Huron this summer. To learn more visit

Remember those “choose your own adventure” novels that were so much fun to read as a kid? Well, the folks behind Taste of Huron have come up with a similar plot line but with a culinary twist offering people the opportunity to taste their own adventure at locations throughout Huron County from now until Sept. 1.

Visit and choose from the 28 places you would like to visit on a self-guided tour through the countryside and coastline. Tickets are $5 and should be purchased online. Participants must bring their proof of purchase to each location without it a “taste” will not be provided. Please make sure to check the locations hours prior to visiting.

Anyone who would prefer to purchase their tickets (cash only) in person can now do so at Tourism Goderich, 91 Hamilton St. in Goderich, from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On May 25, Taste of Huron organizers invited the traditional media as well as social media influencers, municipal staff, politicians, local tourism operators and representatives of the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance in Toronto on a day of soaking up and drinking in all aspects of the new "Taste Your Own Adventure" experience. There were eleven stops on the tour where guests had the opportunity to interact with both food producers as well as business owners and sample from what these individuals are most proud of.

Guests were driven around the county in style by Brad Oke, and his staff from “Tour the Shore” making it the perfect time to network and share with others what they love most about Ontario’s West Coast.

No tour of Huron County would be complete without a stop in Canada’s Prettiest Town and organizers had everyone gather at the Beach Street Station in Goderich for lunch. This lakeside restaurant is also a participant in the “Taste Your Own Adventure Tour” offering visitors a sampling of the perch that they have become known for in their relatively short history as an eatery. The building that the restaurant calls home has a much longer legacy. Originally built in 1907, this historic CPR Train Station was restored in 2015 and converted into a restaurant, offering dining for all occasions, boasting a 150-person patio, with perhaps the best seat in town for the community’s world-renowned sunsets.

Following a lunch at Beach Street Station that included dessert, participants were whisked away in the limos for an afternoon of more tasting and sipping.

The next stop was the award-winning Cait's Café, located on Courthouse Square. According to their listing on the Taste of Huron website, visitors to the café can choose from a variety of espresso-based beverages, locally-roasted organic coffee and organic loose-leaf teas all served hot or iced. They also pride themselves on their hand-made European-style pastries, fast-casual lunches and many other freshly-baked staples, like cookies, squares and muffins. Serving their guests fresh quality ingredients from local suppliers and farmers as well as making their menu items from scratch is a priority at the café.

The May 25th adventurers were presented with a platter of the aforementioned European-style pastries to try! Visitors who choose to add Cait’s Café to their adventure will have a chance to do so too as they will receive a locally roasted drip coffee and a handmade pastry by purchasing a $5 Taste of Huron sample.

After leaving Courthouse Square the limo turned north and pulled in at 430 Parsons Court in Goderich, the location of a relatively new craft brewery known as Square Brew. Owner and Brewer Alex Menary greeted everyone, explained a bit about the brewery and offered those who wished a taste of what he has on tap. This craft brewery serves by the glass or offers crowlers to go. They currently have three signature brews: Square One Pilsner, Vienna is Waiting and Hop Miner IPL.

A $5 Taste of Huron sample proof of purchase to Square Brew will earn the bearer a beer tasting.

In addition to Beach Street Station, Cait’s Café and Square Brew, two other businesses in Goderich are taking part in the "Taste Your Own Adventure" tour. They are Samuel’s Hotel, 34031 Saltford Road, (a free dessert); and Part II Bistro, Courthouse Square, (a $5 gift certificate).

So where did the guests on the May 25th tour head next? South into the beautiful countryside of Central Huron. For the next instalment of "Taste Your Own Adventure" we will be sharing some highlights at the participating merchants in and around a heritage village on a great lake. Bayfield here we come!

And in case anyone missed the first instalment of this series be sure to check out Issue 467 of the Bayfield Breeze published on June 20.

fullsizeoutput_20aa Square Brew, in Goderich, is one of four area breweries on the "Taste Your Own Adventure" tour where you can sample some of their liquid craftsmanship for $5 from now until Sept. 1.

fullsizeoutput_20a0Grace Vanden Heuvel (centre) and Brenda Ginn (right) enjoyed socializing and sampling at Square Brew in Goderich as part of the "Taste Your Own Adventure" experience day held at the end of May.  



PIXILATED — image of the week


Childhood Unplugged...By Jenny Allan

Email your photo in Jpeg format to 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







Melody Falconer-Pounder


It is probably no surprise to people that I have a lot of photo albums of special occasions, family Christmases and vacations – nine totes worth.

In fact, I have in storage the evolution of photo albums – post Victorian era:

1. Albums pages tied together – photos held in place with photo corners (I inherited those – not quite that old!)
2. Archival friendly albums with the pull-back sticky pages that the photos were secured to. The ones that are yellowing and crumbling with age.
3. Pocket style albums that photos are more easily removed and replaced from.
4. Scrapbook style photo albums that get progressively fancier and larger as more specialty papers, stickers and thing-a-ma-bobs became popular to adorn and enhance them with.
5. Photo books – thanks to my Mac Book Pro – the way I create my albums has forever changed. For the past eight years I have been making photo books and aside from the tremendous photo quality and journaling ability these books offer what I love most about them is the teeny, tiny bit of space they take up on a shelf!

However, unlike in the days of film we don’t tend to ration the number of images we shoot and that in itself can often cause some procrastination when it comes to getting albums done. As we have no vacation plans for 2018 I decided to use this time to do some much needed catching up. I am working backwards and am currently working on our driving trip across the Rockies from spring 2016. Not only is it a relief to finally be getting this off the to do list I am enjoying taking the holidays virtually all over again.

This has gotten me thinking that maybe I should work on scanning the negatives/prints from the old, yellowing albums and create new ones. But one stroll down memory lane at a time for there are always more pictures to take! – Melody


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