art and dance fuse together for creative summer camp
Kryart Studio held the first of their summer camps from July 16-20 with participants putting on a show on the final day. The girls dancing in the Art and Dance Fusion Finale Performance were from l-r: Anna Trick, Chloe Kestle, Alaiya Chisholm, Taylar McKee, Alex Trick, Maya Ishikura, Ciara Chisholm, Natalia Langley, Sophi Ishikura. (Photos by Dianne Brandon)
Art and Dance Fusion Camp had the participants explore a variety of styles of art including body painting and designing their own camp shirts.
Striking an enthusiastic pose following their dance number were Maya Ishikura (left), Sophi Ishikura and Taylar McKee (right).
Two creative expressions melded together at Kryart Studio recently when the business hosted Art and Dance Fusion Camp.
Children, aged five and up, explored a week of creativity from July 16-20. The kids experienced many kinds of dance, painting their bodies and developing their painting and drawing skills. Plus there were plenty of beach activities to add to the summer fun. The week culminated with a display of the children’s work as well as a special dance performance.
Anyone who missed out on the fun need not be disappointed as a second Art and Dance Fusion Camp will be offered at Kryart Studios, located at 24 Main Street North, from Aug. 20-24. Visit Kryartstudio.ca to learn more.
Area history explored through the eyes of tiger
What do Dunlop, Bayfield and van Tuyll have in common? Quite a bit it seems!
Of course, they are all principal characters in the Huron Tract, and the development of the communities in our area. But, they have many other connections as well.
In his new book, entitled, “The “TIGER”: Soldier, engineer & army surgeon!”, Carroll presents an annotated version of the 1847 journal written by Dr. William “Tiger” Dunlop, about his involvement in the War of 1812.
The earliest would be those shared by then-Lieutenant Bayfield, a junior officer in the Royal Navy during the War of 1812, and Dr. William Dunlop, attending to medical duties with militia groups in the same era. In fact, at the end of the War, Dunlop and Bayfield worked in the same geographic area - at Penetanguishine, the site of the new naval establishment being built to replace the less protected site at nearby Nottawasaga.
It is not clear that they actually met at that time, but they were certainly well-connected just over a decade later when the senior Baron Carel van Tuyll was seeking to buy property in the Huron Tract, and accepted the recommendations of now-Captain Bayfield for the purchase of the lands that have become the Village of Bayfield, and in Colborne Township, the "Ridge" property, north of the Maitland River.
"Tiger" Dunlop was a mutual friend of both persons and, later even, next-door neighbor of van Tuyll when the Dunlops left Goderich and moved to “Gairbraid”. It is not known whether Dunlop and van Tuyll had occasion to meet, through their common acquaintance, John Galt, in London, when the plans for the land development strategies of the Canada Company were being devised.
According to local author, Paul Carroll, “The War of 1812 was a pivotal period in Canadian history. The events brought us together as Canadians for the first time; and, began to shape our identity as a nation quite separate and distinct from Britain and our American neighbors.”
In his new book, entitled, “The “TIGER”: Soldier, engineer & army surgeon!”, Carroll presents an annotated version of the 1847 journal written by Dr. William “Tiger” Dunlop, about his involvement in the War of 1812. Dunlop mixes a broad social commentary about this period in the early Canadas, and outlines his military undertakings as a surgeon, a soldier and engineer in the road-building exercise at the end of the war, on the road to Penetanguishine.
The book presents the Dunlop journal, first known as “Recollections of the American War”, written by Dunlop late in his life. The Recollections were published in the Montreal Literary Garland in 1847, the year before his death.
The newly-published journal, resurrected from a 1908 publication, is annotated with notes, clarifications and the addition of numerous color and black and white images to create a pleasurable experience for the contemporary reader.
“It is intended to be a popular history,’” Carroll said. “It is designed for a modern-day audience. The mid-nineteenth century style of writing was complex; often difficult to follow, and included liberal insertions of French and Latin, which was the style of the day. I have re-structured the text – without really changing the content - to make it much more readable.”
This piece of writing is claimed to be one of Dunlop’s best, according to historians.
According to Carroll, “Dunlop is able to inject much humor and satire into his writing; he is a master at presenting double-meanings in a creative and amusing fashion.”
In addition to annotating the text, Carroll has added a brief biography and has addressed the final years of Dunlop’s life, when he fell out of favor with many of the locals, was nearly bankrupt, and moved to Lachine, Quebec to become the Superintendent of the Lachine Canals. It was at this time, two years before his death, that Dunlop wrote his Recollections.
The official book release is scheduled for Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. at the Dunlop Tomb site, off Airport Road from Highway 21, just north of Goderich. The rain location is the Huron County Museum in Goderich.
Special guests will include the “Tiger” himself, Baron Vincent van Tuyll, and Elizabeth Attrill, a later occupant of the van Tuyll estate at the “Ridge” overlooking the mouth of the Maitland River.
Books are available from the author or at The Village Bookshop in Bayfield.
"rise 2 fame" talent search to be held during fall fair
Talented area youth who want to share their skills with the world are invited to start local by signing up for the “Rise 2 Fame” Talent Search.
On Aug. 17, the Bayfield Fall Fair will once more host the Youth Talent Search for Junior Talent ages six to 12 and for Youth ages 13-21. Winners go on to perform at the Western Fair – a 31-year tradition that has touched the lives of thousands of talented youngsters from across the province. The Western Fair Youth Talent Search, along with the preliminaries, has been the start to many careers, and the new “Rise 2 Fame” moniker reflects that.
Several other changes have been made to the program, including a preliminary video contest. But the centerpiece of the program, the Youth Talent Search that gives kids a chance to perform in front of a live audience, remains essentially the same. Bayfield’s preliminary contest takes place upstairs in the Bayfield Community Centre at 7 p.m. Those individuals in the Junior Division will perform first. Check-in will be held from 6-6:45 p.m. This ensures that all registration documents are complete and that music can be lined up for the show.
Registration can be done online and emailed to email@example.com or by calling Charlie Kalbfleisch at 519 565-2244 before Aug. 3rd. Be sure to read the rules very carefully online by visiting the website at westernfairdistrict.com/Music/Rise2Fame or catch the link on the Bayfield Fair website at http://www.bayfieldfallfair.ca/talent.html
Winners of the Bayfield preliminary “Rise 2 Fame” 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. And one act from the Youth Division will be chosen to compete in the national championship held in Winnipeg in November. This prize includes a trophy, $1,500 in cash and an all expense paid trip to Winnipeg for the competition.
Talented youth can’t win if they don’t enter and it all starts with the preliminary in Bayfield. So young people are encouraged to get registered, bring their dancing shoes, instrument or vocals and come showcase their talent at the Bayfield Fall Fair.
whole lot of fitness going on
Pickle Ball is the fastest growing sport for seniors and is gaining in popularity here in Bayfield. It can be described as a combination of badminton, tennis and ping-pong.
Ann and Rick LeBeau, of Bayfield, are pickle ball enthusiasts and would like to teach Pickle Ball to beginners. They have been playing the sport themselves for many years and will be playing in the Summer Games in London, ON. "Learn to Play" Pickle Ball is set for Aug. 6 and 13 at the Stanley Complex in Varna at 7 p.m. As of Aug. 30, Pickle Ball will move to Thursdays, same time, same place. There is no experience necessary and the cost is $3 per evening. For more information call 519 440-2120.
One Care sponsored Pole Walking is a popular fitness opportunity in Bayfield. Anyone wishing an introductory lesson or other info should call 519 565-2202 or 519 565-5638. There is no charge for this and poles can be provided.
Sundays, Co-ed Pole Walking, at 9 a.m. continues during July and August; but the Tuesday mornings Gentle Jaunt at 9:30 a.m. has been discontinued.
The above is in addition to the usual walks for women that are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and walks for men Mondays and Fridays. The start time is 8:30 a.m. Virtual Pole Walking is the newest activity being offered. People are welcome to join the Pole Walking group on Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:30 a .m. and don't need to use poles. Those who attend will be broken up into several groups so everyone can walk at a pace they enjoy. After walking 10 minutes of stretches are conducted in beautiful Clan Gregor Square.
Pole Walkers might like to mark Aug. 6 and Sept. 16 on their calendars as days they might like to join in the “Pioneer Park Fun Run, Walk and Roll” and the Terry Fox Run.
Coming soon is Wednesday Wheels where folks can enjoy a 20 KM casual bike ride.
All walks and cycling will begin from 6 Main Street.
One Care continues to sponsor several programs for both men and women to keep up with their desire to stay fit.
Dancefit and Toning classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. The classes are held at the Bayfield Community Centre. The cost is $4 per class.
The Sit and Get Fit classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. On Fridays a Gentle Stretch Class is offered at 10:15 a.m. Both of these fitness opportunities are held at the Bayfield Community Centre and cost $2 per class.
Please note that there will be no fitness classes on Monday, Aug. 6.
A Gentle Yoga Class is held at the Bayfield Town Hall starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. The cost is $4 per class and participants are asked to bring a yoga mat.
Summer Outdoor Yoga, sponsored by the Pioneer Park Association, is held on Thursdays in Pioneer Park at 8:30 a.m. The sessions are free of charge and open to people 13 years of age and up. An adult must accompany any minors that attend. There is a limit of 20 people per class and it is proving to be very popular so it is best to arrive early. In fact, all participants are asked to arrive 10 minutes early for every class to register and sign a waiver.
For more information on the above exercise opportunities call 519 565-2202 or 519 565-5638
For those people looking to exercise their minds, Women’s Bridge is played every Wednesday at 1 p.m. No partner needed to play the cost is $1.50 per game. For more information call Brenda Blair at 519 565-2881. Bridge is played at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.
Mah Jongg will be played again in the fall on the first and third Thursday of each month. An organizational meeting will be held on Aug. 16. In addition a game may be played on that date too if anyone wishes to. Everyone is welcome, even people new to the game. Several of the players are happy to teach others. Arrangements to play prior to the meeting can be made as well if anyone would like to see if Mah Jongg is the game for them.
Those folks who plan to play regularly are asked to bring $20 on Aug. 16 to cover hall rental costs until Christmas. Anyone who wants to play but can’t attend the organizational meeting are asked to contact Gayle at 519 565-2468 prior to the meeting date.
Boot Camp has come to Bayfield due to the efforts of fitness enthusiast, Kaylie Ginn. She plans to offer a large variety of exercises to keep things interesting and challenging. She will be incorporating strength training, cardio, yoga, plyometrics, kick-boxing, interval training and more. One-hour sessions are held Monday to Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square.
Each session of the Bayfield Boot Camp costs $10, or a weekly pass can be purchased for $30. First sessions will be free. Participants should wear proper footwear, bring a bottle of water and a yoga mat or towel. Participants should arrive 15 minutes before their first session so that Ginn can learn their workout history. For information contact Ginn at 519 525-1959.
croquet club shares skills with those in Clan Gregor
Members of the Bayfield International Croquet Club (BICC) made themselves available to offer demonstrations of the sport during the early afternoon of July 22 as part of the Lake Huron Shoreline Festival. Dressed to impress were: Roger and Pat Lewington, Larry and Kathy Dalton and Brad McLellan. (Photo by Dennis Pal)
The Huron Arts and Heritage Network hosted the Lake Huron Shoreline Festival in coastal communities along the lake, from Port Albert to Port Blake on July 20-22. As part of the festival a Silly Summer Picnic was planned for Clan Gregor Square in Bayfield on July 22.
A number of very enthusiastic picnickers took part in the glorious afternoon, and enjoyed the opportunity to learn from the members of the Bayfield International Croquet Club (BICC) who helped anyone who wished to wind their way through the wickets.
This was a Huron Arts and Heritage Network event presented in partnership with the BICC and the support of the Municipality of Bluewater.
blue flag walk
The Municipality of Bluewater would like to invite all in the community to help them celebrate their duo Blue Flag designation by participating in a Blue Flag Trail Walk on July 28 at 10 a.m.
The walk will also help highlight one of the Blue Flag status mandates of encouraging the creation and use of sustainable natural areas for recreation.
This event is being partnered with the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association the group behind the trail being explored that day – the Sawmill Trail. Participants should meet at the entrance to the trial on Sawmill Road. Refreshments will be provided.
In the past many Bayfield and area girls have been proud members of The Seaforth and District All Girls Marching Band.
The band is currently hosting a Summer Music Program. They are looking for girls between the ages of 11 to 18 years who are experienced musicians or who are interested in learning to play a brass or woodwind instrument. Free one-hour lessons are given every Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. at Seaforth Public School.
For more information please contact Charlie Kalbfleisch, band director, at 519 565-2244.
The Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce recently unveiled the result of their third calendar project created to not only raise funds for the chamber but community groups and merchants as well.
For the creation of the 2013 calendar the BACC teamed up with the Photography Club of Bayfield to aid in the collecting and selecting of the images used in the calendar.
The 2013 Bayfield Calendar features photography by Jack Pal, Cate Cuerden, Dianne Brandon, Gary Lloyd-Rees, Conrad Kuiper, Dennis Pal, Janette Bailie and Melody Falconer-Pounder.
The calendar is now available for purchase for $10 at Brandon’s Hardware and The Village Bookshop.
Whether people are just visiting or have taken up residence in the village all can appreciate the town’s history better after taken a Historic Walking Tour with a knowledgeable guide
From now until the end of August, on Saturdays at 1p.m. members of the Bayfield Historical Society lead informative and leisurely walking tours through the village's heritage district.
Participants will learn about the history of the area, the ghosts, the fires and the fascinating characters who helped shape this village.
There is a $10 fee per person for the walking tour. This money is used to support The Bayfield Archives. Walks can also be arranged by appointment, by calling 519 440-6206.
Our area trees are thirsty, especially those new trees planted both last year and this spring as part of the Bayfield Tree Project. The BTP would like to encourage residents to keep watering these trees.
New trees need one inch (2.5 cm) of water per week to survive. A slow trickle of water over several hours is the best method. Trees planted by the BTP can be found on Louisa, Anne, Charles, Howard, Colina and Jane Streets as well as on Bayfield Terrace and Victoria Place.
The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival and the Bayfield Town Hall are teaming up to bring traditional and contemporary music to the village in the form of a three piece Celtic Band from the United Kingdom on Aug. 6.
Now in its fourth year, the Rural Roots Concert Series is designed to bring world-class Celtic music into rural venues across Huron County. According to the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival website, this allows festival organizers to
“maximize the benefit of the caliber of musicians visiting Huron County during the week of the Celtic Roots Festival.”
The band, known as Cupola, will perform in both music and song. In addition, Goderich youth, Kieran Melady will perform as opening act.
Cupola is comprised of Sarah Matthews, Doug Eunson and Oli Matthews. They play English and European dance music, and sing English songs in three-part harmony. The trio, also, make fine use of melodeons, fiddles, viola, soprano saxophone, clarinet and hurdy-gurdy.
Tickets are now available for the 7:30 p.m. concert at the Bayfield Town Hall. They are selling for $20 per person. Please call 519 565-4404 or 519 565-2572 for tickets or more information. Tickets may also be purchased at www.ticketscene.ca.
The Bayfield Ratepayers’ Association (BRA) represents the interests of village residents to the Municipality of Bluewater Council.
The Annual General Meeting has been scheduled for Aug. 4th at 10 a.m. at the Bayfield Community Centre. All citizens are invited to attend for updates on Main Street and other village issues as well as to share their own concerns.
Meeting dates can be found on the notice board by the new Library Complex construction site and on the BRA website at bra.camp8.org.
After the sun goes down the stars will come out both in the sky and on the movie screen as the Pioneer Park Association will host a summer series of films in the park.
Organizers report that the first two films attracted about 40 people. The upcoming films in the line-up are all family friendly titles and this should draw even more viewers eager to stay up past their bedtime. The movies are: Daddy Day Care, July 28; Cheaper by the Dozen, Aug. 11; and UP, Aug. 25.
Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to get comfortable and enjoy the show!
Camp Kintail has returned to Bayfield for the third consecutive summer.
Knox Presbyterian Church is partnering with Camp Kintail, the area Presbyterian Church camp, to offer a Christian based Day Camp every Wednesday at the church during July and August.
This Day Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The very capable and well-trained young adult staff of Camp Kintail will lead the program and activities. The camp will be for children who have completed JK up to Grade 6. The children are welcome to attend as many sessions as they’d like or even just one or two.
The program will conclude on Aug. 22. Lunch and snacks are provided.
Registration for each session is held at 8:30 a.m. on the day but participants may also pre-register by calling Brenda McLean at 519 524-8645 or by calling the church 519 565-2913 and leaving a message.
The Fish Fry hosted by Knox Presbyterian Church in Bayfield was such a success last year the congregation has decided to do it again!
The 2nd annual Fish Fry will be held on July 28 at the Bayfield Community Centre from 4:30-7 p.m.
Advance tickets are available now and cost $17 for adults and $10 for children. They can be purchased by calling Deb at 519 565-5238 or Brenda at 519 565-5404. Organizers note that the tickets sold out quickly last year so people are best advised to get their tickets early.
music at the barn
The “Music at the Barn” concert series is now in full swing at the landmark barn at Kryart Studio.
Three more concerts are scheduled from now to September on Sunday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. at Kryart Studio. The line up is as follows: Danielle Durand, Turn on the Waterworks, and Amity Beach, July 29; Graham Nicholas, Alanna Gurr and Lowlands, Aug. 26; and Josh Geddis and Jenny Omnichord, Sept. 16.
Shows are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there is limited seating.
For more information or tickets contact Danielle Durand at 519 993-3154. Or visit the following Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Music-at-the-Barn-Series/127016440764513 Tickets can also be purchased at ticketscene.ca.
The Bayfield Antique Show and Sale is now 27 years young!
In 1985, the event was first organized as the Bayfield Antique Fair and Sale. It was, and remains, a fundraiser for Trinity Anglican Church in Bayfield.
In 2012, the show will be held at the Bayfield Arena, Aug. 10-12.
Organizers note that the dealers love the show and bring beautiful antiques and collectibles, big and small, to suit every taste and pocketbook. The arena will be filled with an impressive array of quality antiques and collectibles including: Canadiana furniture, books, porcelain, ironstone, silver, estate and costume jewelry and antique toys.
The Gala Evening Opening Celebration is set for Friday from 7-9 p.m. This evening includes refreshments as well as entertainment. Guests can meet the vendors, chat, browse, and buy a unique item for their collection. Tickets are $10 in advance until Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. and $12 at the door.
The show will then run Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During these times the church runs a café offering sandwiches, tea, coffee and delicious homemade sweets – so visitors never have to worry about going hungry while shopping. Admission for Saturday and Sunday is $5 per person.
For more information contact 519 565-2974.
Have you heard the news? A monthly hearing clinic has been established in the village at Pharmasave Michael’s Pharmacy. The next date for the clinic is Aug. 21.
The Kincardine Hearing Clinic will be offering their services on the third Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The clinic will offer: hearing aid adjustments and repairs to all makes and models, no cost hearing tests, new prescription of hearing aids, wax removal, hearing aid battery sales as well as hard of hearing assistive devices. Please call The Kincardine Hearing Clinic at 1-855-396-6026 to book an appointment.