Bookmark and Share   Aug. 9, 2017   Vol. 9 Week 33 Issue 423

Passport activity winners will win shopping experiences 

Jamie Thomas has gotten into the spirit of this super flowery dress from the 1960s. Thomas is one of the models to be on the look out for during the Fashion Parade at the Bayfield Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale to be held at the Bayfield Arena this Sunday from 1-2 p.m. (Photo by Judy Roth)  

Everything old really is new again at the 32nd Annual Bayfield Antique and Collectibles Show to be held Aug. 11-13.

New this year, admission to the Gala includes free admisstion to the show on Saturday and Sunday! Tickets for the Gala are on sale now at Brandon Hardware and JMR Collections both in Bayfield or by calling 519 565-4102.

The Friday Gala is the perfect time to mingle with dealers and enjoy some wine and cheese from 6-9 p.m. Attendees will also get a head start on the stamping of their “Your Passport to Future Treasures” to be entered into a raffle for three awesome prize packages. The prizes are Bayfield Shopping Experiences that will include gift certifiates to local shops, restaurants, cafes and overnight accomodations! Winners will be drawn from the stamped passports at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. 

In addition, visitors to the Gala should be on the look out for models dressed in fashions of yesterday. These gals will provide a sneak peak at what will be shared during a Vintage Clothing and Accessories Fashion Parade to be held on Sunday afternoon from 1-2 p.m. and sponsored by JMR Collections on Main Street.

Evelyn Wright models one of the vintage looks that those who attend the Gala Evening at the Bayfield Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale to held in the Bayfield Arena on Friday night may see. Tickets are available at JMR Collections on Main Street North and Brandons Hardware for this social event of the season. (Photo by Judy Roth)

IMG_4573 The 32nd Annual Bayfield Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale will be held this coming weekend. In addition to the always wonderful vendors selling a myriad of wares there will be a vintage Fashion Parade, an antiques appraisal booth, and a treasure passport showcasing the merchants that will allow visitors to enter into a raffle for three chances at Bayfield Shopping Experiences. Terry Boa-Youmattoff invites everyone to attend! (Photo by Judy Roth)  

The Show will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission on these two days is $5.

Another new feature of the 2017 show is an opportunity to have family heirlooms or special finds appraised by Tim Saunders, of Three Squirrels Antiques in Bayfield on the Saturday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. There is three-item limit and donations are appreciated.

As always the fabulous Cafe will be open during show hours on Saturdays and Sundays when visitors can enjoy a very reasonably priced sandwiches, sweets and cold beverages or coffee.

Proceeds from this event go toward Trinity Anglican Church’s needs and outreach.

Prayers and Praise under the big top at the bayfield fair 

In what is becoming an important part of the Bayfield Community Fair, local churches will gather together for a community worship service at the fairgrounds on Sunday, Aug. 20.

Starting at 10:30 a.m., “Prayer and Praise Under the Big Top” will commence. This year rather than having a guest speaker, there will be an old-fashioned gospel hymn sing with many favorite tunes. Special guest musicians will be featured, along with a choir amassed from the five local churches involved.

A special offering will go towards the Red Cross appeal to help victims of British Columbia’s wildfires. Regular church offering envelopes will also be collected and returned to individual churches.

The service is organized with leadership from St. Andrews United, Knox Presbyterian, Trinity and St. James Middleton Anglican churches and The Church on the Way. Everyone is welcome to attend, rain or shine, under the fairgrounds tent.

Anyone interested in singing with the community choir for the worship service at the Fair, is asked to come out for one rehearsal to learn the songs, on Thursday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, 10 Keith Crescent in Bayfield. All singers are welcome.

journey inspires photographer to become author

image1 Don Martel

Inspired by a chance encounter with a couple he met on the shores of Lake Temagami, Don Martel, a professional photographer from Windsor, ON, accomplished what most of us would think unimaginable - cycle 8,200 KMs across Canada - alone.

Although pedalling solo, Martel soon learned after leaving Vancouver, BC, that he was never alone. And it’s those heart-warming and inspirational encounters with fellow Canadians that were the inspiration for his book, “Loaves and Fishes”, which coincidentally debuts in 2017, the year of Canada’s 150th birthday.

The dreaded Alzheimers Disease has touched Martel’s life and as a result, he dedicated his ride to the Alzheimers Society of Canada. Along the way he spread awareness about the disease and encouraged people he met to donate to the society.

The Photography Club of Bayfield (PCoB) is pleased to sponsor the book’s launch/fundraiser on Sept. 7, from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Bayfield Town Hall. The event is open to the general public and admission is by donation to the Alzheimers Society.

This is an event not to be missed. Martel is not only an amazing photographer and teacher he is also a great storyteller. Those who attend will meet the photographer/author, who will tell stories from his book and present a breath-taking audio-visual display of some of the 15,000 photographs he made along the way. Books will be available for sale at the event. Any questions, please contact Martel at 519 984-6329 or email or to learn more visit

Women's Shelter and Blue Bayfield will benefit from RUN

Safe Harbour Run in support of the Huron Women’s Shelter is fast approaching.

Early registration for the Safe Harbour Run to be held on Aug. 20 will close Thursday, Aug. 17 at midnight. Entry is limited to 250 people. Should there be fewer than 250 registered at that time, same day registration will take place at 7:30 a.m. on day of the race. Please note, however, that “day of” fees are higher than advanced registration fees.

The event is open to all ages. It is part of the competitive Runpikers Series sponsored by Runners’ Choice but is also a popular recreational run.

Cash prizes are awarded for all winners of all age categories in the 5 KM and 10 KM events.

Because Bayfield is a centre for pole walking and walking, this year’s event also features a 5 KM walk for these enthusiasts. The 2 KM walk/run event is open to folks of any age with a special welcome to para-athletes.

Every participant will receive a gift package that exceeds a $12 in value.

All participants are asked to sign in at Clan Gregor Square near the Bayfield Town Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. Coffee will be available.

Organizers would like to thank the 62 sponsors that provide the funding to operate this event so that the Huron Women’s Shelter will receive 80 per cent while Blue Bayfield will accept the remainder and both groups can use the money from registration to help with their work.

To register visit

The Cosmic Cowboys will entertain at Sunset on Summer

0002964949_10The Cosmic Cowboys are set to perform at "Sunset on Summer". (Submitted photo)  

The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society (BTHHS) is hosting its fourth annual “Sunset on Summer” family picnic on Saturday, Sept. 2 on the grounds of the Bayfield Town Hall (and in case of rain at the Bayfield Arena).

The event runs from 4:30-8 p.m. and will feature BBQ chicken cooked during the picnic, along with baked beans, coleslaw, a roll and dessert. Bring your guests or you can enjoy take-out.

“The Cosmic Cowboys”, from London, ON will provide the entertainment. This group was the 2017 Jack Richardson Music Awards nominee in the Folk/Roots category. Activities include a Kiddy Korner (with help from The Purple Peony) for the children and a cash bar for adults.

Once again, the event will include a raffle/silent auction. Stay tuned for details. Also, the Bayfield Lions’ Club will be selling prints of the photos chosen for the 2018 Bayfield calendar (as opposed to the silent auction of previous years). The sale will take place from 4:30-7 p.m. with net proceeds being shared between the Town Hall and the Bayfield Lions’ Club.

The adult ticket price is $20 and children 12 years and younger are $10. The proceeds from this event will go towards replenishing the Town Hall reserve funds necessary to maintain and preserve the 135-year-old Bayfield Town Hall. These funds were depleted by the expense of the beautiful new roof and new furnace installations in 2016.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Town Hall at 519 565-5788 as well as through If you call the Town Hall, just leave a message and someone will get back to you. We are trying a new system with this event to ease the ticket selling burden on our volunteer Board members. The Town Hall Box Office will be open from 1:30-3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Aug. 15, to buy or pick up your tickets. We will also have tickets available at the Farmers’ Market during market hours on Friday, Aug. 18, 25, and Sept. 1, and at Fitness Classes in the Bayfield Arena.

As was done last year, the Town Hall, as an active member of Bayfield’s Blue Community initiative, has purchased non-toxic, biodegradable cups, plates, bowls, and cutlery. Sunset on Summer will leave a smaller footprint on our environment.

The committee overseeing this BBQ is looking for volunteers to help with the event. There are several categories of volunteering, such as serving food, set up, clean up, handling tickets sales for the beer/wine tent and clearing tables. Anyone interested is asked to please call Sandy at 519 565-2830 or email her at

Starving artists converge on Pioneer Park saturday night


_MG_1814Krysten Watterworth, of Kryart Studio, gave a lesson in water-colour painting to the crowd that gathered to paint their interpretation of a sunset on a cookie.  

People who went to Pioneer Park on Saturday, Aug. 5, to watch the sunset got an edible surprise as the "Paint the Sunset" event used a cookie as a canvas. 

The cookie canvases and color palettes were baked by The Pink Flamingo Bakery and Boutique and a "watercolor" painting lesson was given by artist Krysten Watterworth, of Kryart Studios, both businesses located on Bayfield Main Street North.

The sunset proved to be the perfect muse for all the starving artists that came to the park for the view and a bedtime snack.

_MG_1828Gary and Kate Lloyd-Rees and family got in the spirt of the event painting their cookies and basking in the glow of the sunset.  

_MG_1825-2 Aug. 5th proved to be a perfect night to paint the sunset in Pioneer Park and for an event first the canvas was a cookie!  

_MG_1858 It isn't often an artist can lick her paint brush clean but when your medium is edible, why not?



 An online petition has been created regarding the proposed development at 89 Main Street South in the village. The petition entitled, “Preserve Bayfield, Ontario's heritage culture - say "NO" to corporate encroachment” that will be sent to the CAO of the Municipality of Bluewater Kyle Pratt. It was launched midday on July 11 and as of publishing time had generated 560 signatures.

For anyone interested in viewing the petition please visit:


Young people in this area are learning about Canada’s water, plants, and animals through a one-hour program at local libraries.

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) hosted the Our Nature, Our Canada program at Clinton and Zurich libraries on July 18, 2017. Conservation educators will continue the program at the libraries in Bayfield and Goderich on Thursday, Aug. 10 (Goderich at 11:30 a.m. and Bayfield at 2 p.m.); and at the Hensall Library on Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. The Our Nature, Our Canada program is for young people age five to 12 and registration is required.

This new nature education program encourages children and youth to celebrate Canada during the 150th anniversary year of Canadian Confederation. ABCA Staff will bring special guest Morris the Beaver (a taxidermied beaver) and other iconic symbols of Canada’s nature.

“Those who attend find out about the magnificent and abundant natural resources found in Canada including water, plants and animals,” said Denise Iszczuk with ABCA.

Those taking part get to make a Maple Leaf window decal that helps to prevent birds from striking windows.

Community donations to the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation have supported several of these library visits as well as other nature education programs.

To find out more visit this Huron County Library


Aug. 12 is the date set for the 2017 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.

The draft minutes of the 2016 AGM are available to read at the Archives Building and Bayfield Public Library both 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

Butterfly Release 

How many among us take notice of certain symbols that remind us of someone special who no longer walks the earth? Hearing the striking lilt of a birdcall, sighting a butterfly flitting by or spotting a feather on the ground are all fine examples of these signs.

In recognition of these the Huron Hospice is holding an event in Pioneer Park on Aug. 27 that will allow community members to honor the memory of loved ones or beloved pets in a symbolic way at a Butterfly Release.

The event will be held from 7-8 p.m. and will include a memorial service officiated by Eugene Dufour and the release of butterflies while a few pipers from the Celtic Blue Highlanders pipe.

Please call Michelle at 519 482-3440 Ext. 6301 or to purchase a butterfly in memory of a loved one or beloved pet, Monarch butterflies are $25 each while Painted Lady butterflies are $20. 

The fundraising team for the proposed Residential Hospice near Clinton has been inundated with last minute registrations for the Aug. 27 'Butterfly Release' at sunset in Pioneer Park. The co-ordinator of this project, Michelle Field, has extended the registration deadline until Friday afternoon, Aug.11. Michelle's contact number is 519 482-3440, Ext. 6301.

This is a Huron County wide fundraiser for the urgently needed Huron County Residential Hospice just outside of Clinton, which is in the process of being purchased. This is an opportunity to support a Residential Hospice that is supported and will be partially funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Huron County has the second oldest population in Ontario and yet is the only county without a Residential Hospice.


The Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) will be hosting their annual Book Sale at the library. FOBL Members will be treated to a special preview sale on Friday, Aug. 18 from 1-5 p.m. Membership has its privileges.

The public sale will be held on Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will go to FOBL projects and programs.

People can help the FOBL by donating gently used recent books, puzzles and games. Drop off times are between 1-5 p.m. only on Aug. 11, Aug. 15-16 due to space restrictions.

Organizers ask that commercial book dealers come on Sunday only after 1 p.m. to get deals!



Knox Presbyterian Church, Bayfield is once again hosting, “Kintail on the Road” bringing a Christian day camp to the village.

The fun has already begun so call to register campers from JK to Grade 6 by calling 519 565-2913 and leaving a message.

Camp takes place every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. until Aug. 24th. The cost to attend is $5 per child each week or $7 for two or more children. All snacks and lunch are included in the price.

Qualified counselors along with Leaders-in-Training lead the campers in songs, games, outdoor activities and crafts for a fun filled day.

The Bayfield Community Fair has something for everyone and it is scheduled for Aug. 18-20.

Family Film Night 

The Bluewater Communities in Bloom Committee invites Bluewater residents to celebrate Canada 150 with a Family Film Night, complete with carnival-style food (hot dogs, candy floss and popcorn) and a variety of fun activities for the whole family.

The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 7-11 p.m. at the Stanley Recreation Complex, 38594B Mill Road in Varna (east of Bayfield). Admission is free.

The event will start with great activities for the kids, including face painting and an appearance by Snippity the Clown and a friend! A surprise Family Film will be shown on a huge outdoor screen starting at sunset (approximately 9 p.m.) lasting until about 11 p.m.

Attendees will have a chance to sign a specially adapted Canadian flag, which will then be placed in a ‘legacy time capsule,’ to be opened on Canada’s 200th birthday. There will also be a ‘group photo’ celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial.

Families are requested to bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on, and to dress in red and white.

In case of rain, the event will be re-scheduled for Friday, Sept. 1st from 7-11 p.m. at the Bayfield Arena.

For further information, contact Nellie Evans, secretary of the Bluewater Communities in Bloom Committee at 519 236-4351 Ext. 236.


The Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) would like to invite everyone to their annual general meeting that will take place in the Bayfield Branch of the Huron County Library on Sept. 9, at 10 a.m.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering with the FOBL as a board member or in other capacities, please contact the friends via

Fair Volunteers 

The Bayfield Community Fair is all set for Aug. 18-20 but in all things community volunteers are need to make the weekend run smoothly. Help is needed in the following areas”
Set-up in all areas: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Break-down in all areas: Monday, Aug. 21 – all day.

Church Service: Sunday, Aug. 20, 8:30 a.m. volunteers to set up chairs in tent for the church service and to put chairs away after the service.

Photo/Art Display: Thursday or Friday, Aug. 18, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Assistance with putting displays together as well as helping to receive, sort and catalogue articles.

Concessions: A person is needed to meet with vendors on Friday, Aug. 18 1-5 p.m., to provide them with location set-up information and if they require help.

Gates/Ticket: Aug. 18-20 need people for two-hour shifts at the gate. For more information contact Steve Jacobs at 226 441-2016.

Heavy Horses: Sunday, Aug. 20, two people to help please call ray Martin 226 885-0298.

Parade: Saturday, Aug. 19 to volunteer please call Bill Whetstone at 519 955-0682 or Ron Keyes 519 263-3031.

Please call Lorraine Shields at 519 653-7039 if you can help in any of the areas where a contact number is not already listed.


The Wednesday afternoon Bridge group would like to invite people to come and join them in some friendly card games at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building starting at 1 p.m.

Join in the fun with congenial players with snacks at a cost of $1.50 per person.


Shannon Gould, of the Bayfield Hearing Clinic, is now offering her services out of Michael’s Home Healthcare offices just a couple doors down from the pharmacy – two times a month.

Aug. 15; Sept. 7 and 19 are dates that can be booked this summer.

The Bayfield Hearing Clinic offers appointments from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The clinic offers: 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 Gould at the Bayfield Hearing Clinic, 1-855-396-6026 to book an appointment.


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.


Once again The Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre will sponsor The Back Pack for Kids Program for the 2017-18 school year. Registration for families has begun and will conclude on Aug. 18.

This year the Salvation Army has volunteered to register the recipients and then prepare the backpacks. Anyone who could benefit from this program should contact 519 524-2950 or 519 482-8586 to register.

The backpacks will be distributed during the last week of August. Back packs for children registered from Bayfield will be distributed by the Bayfield Foodbank (Feed My Sheep).


Bayfield has been home to a Country Flea Market for several decades. In more recent years, it has found a new home in Agriculture Park; a home that offers plenty of parking as well as some green space for children to run carefree.

The Bayfield Agricultural Society provides this home for the market that is open on Sundays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (maybe a little longer depending on the crowds).



Gate admission to ipm includes musical shows 

press image - George CanyonGeorge Canyon  

Six stages and hundreds of performers over five days bring the 2017 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo to life! The 2017 IPM is pleased to announce its musical and entertainment line-up.

On the Huron County Mutuals Main Stage, organizers are thrilled to announce their headliner is Canadian Multi-Platinum and Multi-Juno Award winner, Country music star George Canyon will be performing two shows on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23.

Eric Ethridge, local rising Canadian Country star will be opening for Canyon on Friday. Eric’s debut single, “Liquor’s Callin’ the Shots” released to Canadian Country Radio this spring has already hit Top 30 on the Canadian Country charts!

Huron County Mutuals Main Stage will also feature Larry Mercey Trio and Canadian and US National Fiddle Champion, Shane Cook on day one of the match, Tuesday, Sept. 19. Johnny Cash and the Honky Tonk Angels – featuring Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame artist, Marie Bottrell headlines Wednesday, Sept. 20, along with local favorite’s The Irish Cowboys. The Next Generation Leahy preform two sets on Thursday, Sept. 21 followed by Huron County’s own music and dance family, The Ballaghs.

On Saturday, Sept. 23, the IPM will celebrate Canada 150 with Eagle Flight First Nation Dancers and Singers, The Metis Fiddler Quartet and the Swiss Yodeling Choir leading up to the Canyon finale and the Closing Ceremonies.

Eric Ethridge - press imageEric Ethridge  

The Lounge Tent Stage hosts an impressive line-up of country and rock bands all week long. Relax and enjoy a cool beverage while listing to country music singer-songwriter Jamie Warren, or get re-energized with celtic-rockers Mudmen and a trio of Huron County and area bands - Highway 21, River Junction Band, and Sal’s Alley. Main Stage artists, Cook, Sean Hogan and Ethridge will also all play encore sets in the Lounge during their time at the IPM as well.

The Mutuals and Brussels Fair Stages feature a wide variety of talent from Huron County. Some highlights on those two stages during the five-days include: Crippled Ducks, Seaforth Harmony Kings, St. Onge Family, Audibly Awesome South Huron Community Choir, Huron Harp School, Blyth Festival Singers and Minstrel Road. A special performance by Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli will take place on the Mutuals Stage on Friday, Sept. 22.

While Tented City closes down at 5:30 p.m., the RV Park Entertainment Stage comes alive. Entertainment starts Sunday, Sept. 17 with MacAdam Road at 7 p.m. For anyone staying in the RV Park admission is free or people can purchase a ticket the night of for $10. Monday night entertainment is provided by the County Versatiles followed by John Heeman on Tuesday. Campfire Country Band will perform Wednesday night with a full performance from Barn Dance Live on Thursday night. Friday night is the last night in the RV Park featuring Dianne & Cavaliers.

Remember, gate admission into IPM 2017 is all inclusive of the musical shows! This list is not exhaustive with a full line-up schedule for all stages being posted online at Friday, Aug. 11 or check out pre-released announcements on the Huron IPM 2017 Facebook Page.

IPM 2017 takes place Sept. 19-23 with advanced tickets being sold at every municipal office in Huron County for $15. Tickets will be available at the gates on the day of for $18 per person. More information about all the entertainment schedules and programming for IPM 2017 can be found online at or the Facebook Page Huron IPM 2017. Programming on Saturday, Sept. 23 is supported by the Canada 150 fund.


Bone health Workshop

A four-week Bone Health program will be offered in Zurich at the Bluewater and Area Family Health Team (BAFHT) on Tuesdays starting on Sept. 12.

The workshop, which will run from 1-3 p.m., will be useful to those recently diagnosed with or interested in preventing, osteopenia and osteoporosis.

Each week, various health professionals: a pharmacist, social worker and dietician will present and take questions. Each week a nutritious snack will be provided. This is being offered in partnership with Community Connections Outreach Services and One Care along with other various organizations.

To register, call Heidi, Wellness coordinator at 519 236-4373 Ext. 632.


The annual Iceculture Wackabout Golf Tournament returns to the Bayview Golf Club on Friday, Sept. 15 with proceeds going to the Bayfield Area Family Health Team expansion project. The tournament was revived last year after a 15-year break specifically to raise money for the new clinic.

In 2016, 94 golfers participated and early indications are the 2017 event will attract a full house of 144 players. In the past, the four-person, scramble format was popular with all those who participated.

It is an open tournament and anyone interested in taking part can contact organizer, Julian Bayley for further details at 519 857-6654 or by e-mail at


The Goderich Art Club presents their free Annual Art Show and Sale, Aug. 11-13, at the Mackay Centre in Goderich.

Club members invite everyone to view the many pieces and various types of art done by local artists. Several artists will be on-site to answer questions and discuss their particular style.

The event will run Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be available throughout the show and sale.

The MacKay Centre is location on Nelson Street in Goderich.


The Taw Connors concert has been scheduled for the Hensall Heritage Hall on Sept. 23.

In his show, Taw Connors takes to the stage in a tribute to his late father “Stompin' Tom" Connors. "Stompin’ Tom” was a Canadian country and folk singer-songwriter who is credited with writing more than 300 songs in his lifetime. His music focused exclusively on the Canadian experience and hits such as 'Bud the Spud', 'Sudbury Saturday Night' and 'The Hockey Song' made "Stompin' Tom" a national icon.

The show will start at 7p.m. at the Hensall Heritage Hall located at 108 King Street.

Tickets are $35. For tickets please call Kathy at 519 263-2343. They are also available at D&D Variety in Hensall, or Ticketscene.


IMG_20170724_122029_edit Sheree (pictured) and Steve Bashak were the successful bidders on a $500 travel voucher from VIA Rail during the Grand Opening Camp Klahanie Silent Auction event held in mid-June.The proceeds of the event were used to cover the cost of the grand opening celebration with extra funds raised going to the ongoing revitalization at the Goderich Lions Club's camp located just South of Goderich. (Submitted photo)





Volume 8 

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, an image submitted by a subscriber depicts some fun on the courts by members of the Bayfield International Croquet Club back in the days when the dress code was less formal and the beverage of choice could be found in a stubby bottle. Does anyone recognize any of the players? 



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



 PB10065 PC Remember Me 421

In Issue 421, we feature an image recorded to be of Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Metcalf, Jessie and William taken around 1916. Does anyone remember them?


PB10091 PC Mrs McLeod, Aunt Violet, and Jill, June 26, 1944 

In Issue 422, we feature a picture recorded to include Mrs McLeod, Aunt Violet, and Jill taken on June 26, 1944. Does anyone remember them? (Archives Code: PB10091 PC)




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Overcast skies didn't deter the fun race

IMG_8333The Gilbert family got in the spirit of the day depicting the cast of Despicable Me 3 - Alister, Connor, Gracie, Hannah, Cary and Joel were ready to go!  

IMG_8331Sara Gundy offered some encouragement to George Gundy before the start of the cycling event.  

IMG_8345Despite the dreary weather a large contingent of cyclists took part in the 32nd annual Pioneer Park Fun Race.

IMG_8354 Volunteer extraordinaire Marg Laudenbach cheered on the cyclists.

IMG_8359 There were just three entries in the roller blading category this year.

IMG_8367Participants in the running portion of the fun race set a very fast pace on Monday morning.

IMG_8404Ian McLean, and Joshua, worked together to complete the 5 KMs.

IMG_8415John Erb was the first walker to cross the finish line and he did so with cheers from the spectators.

IMG_8422This foursome finished the race united in victory.

IMG_8447The early morning rain and overcast skies did not prevent the participants, who upon completion of the race became spectators, from cheering enthusiastically as others finished the course.

IMG_8454Run, ride or roll is the name of the game at the Pioneer Park Fun Race as evidenced here by these three participants.


Thirty-one years ago a fun tradition was started to raise funds for the maintenance of Pioneer Park – the 5 KM Fun Race. This year the traditon continued with enthusiastic participants registering for the run on the morning of Aug. 7. They laced up their sneakers some to walk others to run. People took to wheels of all sorts from cycles built for two to roller blades.

The rain fell prior to the run and stayed away for the duration of the race. Cooler temperatures and overcast skies proved favorable for participants. 

Prizes were awarded in each category in four different age groups, plus prizes were also awarded to those who demonstrated a special effort. Various local merchants, personal businesses and other individual sponsors generously donated prizes.

IMG_8328 Luke, Reid, Faith and Thane were all ready to have a nap after they completed the 5 KM race.

IMG_8374Bill Tillman and Sara Gundy raced each other to the finish line.  

IMG_8434Perhaps a first for the Pioneer Park Fun Run, this young person decided to skip along the route.

IMG_8446Daniel was the first male runner to cross the finish line.

IMG_8458Sarah Van Wyk was the first female runner to cross the finish line, a quite impressive feat considering she had a late start.  

IMG_8467Charlie Curtis, almost 3 years, pedalled with her baby doll on her two-wheeler along the 5 KM route with encouragement from her mother.  

IMG_8472Jenny Allan and her daughter Bridget Shanahan sail across the finish line on Monday morning.  

IMG_8427Elise Brady made good time completing the 5 KM route on her bicycle.

IMG_8439 A couple of dogs, and their owners, took part in the 32nd annual race.





PIXILATED — image of the week

Pioneer Park: The Remains of the Day....

Pioneer Park: ...By Gary Lloyd-Rees

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


Editor's Note: A lovely letter came across my desk this week and I could think of no better place to showcase it than in my spot here at the bottom. It is addressed to the owners of Shared Time on Main Street North and was written by resident Erin Paakkunainen. 

The other day I woke up before even the sun had a chance to stretch it’s rays. It was quiet in my house, which ironically felt loud to me. My house is usually filled with sounds of opening and closing doors as kids race in and out between water breaks from the heat, and dogs barking at the squirrel they thought was going rob the bird feeder, yet again. It felt odd to me that I was sitting in such silence, so I decided to seek some noise. I finished my routine morning coffee and began to leash up my two snoozing hounds. I stepped outside and there was the sun, and a few walkers in conversation sailing past my house. I wasn’t sure what kind of day was ahead of me, but I felt productive attempting to get the three of us out the door before anyone else could stop us. Then came the decision where to go.

“Follow the noise” I said, thinking the beach. However, I think my teeny Boston Terrier thought I said NOSE. Off she went pulling away, up this street and that one. Through the park and past the trees, which in recent walks was quite the place of interest and intense sniffing. Right past them she pulled, and little did she care that our Collie was trailing behind panting away, and most likely dreaming of the cozy warm giant sized cushion she was forced to leave behind this morning. I started to think she was remembering something, or maybe she found something? I wasn’t sure, so I decided to pull back on the leash and stop her from potentially getting rug burn from pulling so hard. As I started to walk in a slightly different direction our Boston slammed on her back breaks. Full stop. She was not going anywhere. As i tried to coerce her to move a little she sat down with even more determination. “Not going” her eyes told me. So, I decided to let her lead me where she wanted to go. Up past the park, over to the right side of the main street my Boston Terrier pulls like a horse.

As we pass a few stores and her energy intensifying I realize very quickly where she’s taking me. Shared Time’s courtesy mailbox of doggy treasures and delicious treats.

She sat down right away and looked up at me with those soft eyes of her. The soft eyes that were bulging a few minutes earlier from pulling so hard. “Treat?" I said. Sitting beside her like a statue was our other dog that finally caught up to the marathon walker now calmly resting at my feet. I laughed out loud a little, and took a biscuit for each dog and felt a great sense of happiness. This very small act of kindness and generosity imbedded itself in the hearts of both my dogs, and now has left a mark on mine.

I didn’t know where we would go that morning, or what the day was going to be like, but having a simple act of kindness as part of your breakfast can only be found in such a place as Bayfield.

As I walked home, smiling to myself and becoming part of the morning traffic of walkers and runners I began to notice how pretty this little village is and what sense of peace it brings. All the leaves began to wake up and shake hello, and the sound of the waves stretching along the shore left me feeling refreshed. I decided to write this letter, in hopes of it reaching the owners of Shared Time and to thank them for their kindness. I want to share how one small act of kindness resonates throughout the day and leaves marks on the hearts of even the smallest of creatures. Thanks to you Shared Time for giving us a place to go, and to a great start to our day. - Erin 


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Writer, editor, photographer: Melody Falconer-Pounder
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Breeze Committee:Mike Dixon, John Pounder, Dennis Pal, Melody Falconer-Pounder