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)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or to learn more visit www.donmartel.com.
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 www.safeharbourrun.ca.
The Cosmic Cowboys will entertain at Sunset on Summer
The 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 Ticketscene.ca. 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 email@example.com.
Starving artists converge on Pioneer Park saturday night
PHOTOS BY JACK PAL
Krysten 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.
Gary and Kate Lloyd-Rees and family got in the spirt of the event painting their cookies and basking in the glow of the sunset.
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!
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: www.change.org.
OUR NATURE, OUR CANADA
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 link:www.huroncounty.ca.
PIONEER PARK AGM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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!
KINTAIL ON THE ROAD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
MAIN STREET OPTOMETRIC
Dr. Rich Samuell at Main Street Optometric wants to let Bayfield residents know that full eye health examinations are available at his Bayfield office.
Examinations are fully covered by OHIP for children and teens, seniors, and those with diabetes. Main Street Optometric uses current technology including a "no-puff" eye pressure check, as well as digital retinal photography to monitor for eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Please call 519 565-2300 to schedule an appointment.
BACK PACKS FOR KIDS
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).