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Grand opening of animal display building saturday at fair 

PHOTOS AND STORY BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER

29205327907_e9d624635b_kTownsend Amusements will be back at the fair for the third consecutive year. Will they bring their Dragon Coaster? A popular ride with the little and medium sized amongst us.  

“From Field to Table” is the theme for the 163rd Bayfield Community Fair being held on Aug. 16-19. There are many new and returning activities planned that the Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) members and volunteers can’t wait to share with visitors.

Once again people have the chance to exhibit handicrafts, their harvest’s bounty and culinary delights. To see what can be entered check out the Bayfield Fall Fair Prize Book that can be downloaded off the fair board’s website at www.bayfieldfair.ca

Exhibitors may bring their entries to the Bayfield Arena on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30-11:45 a.m. Questions about how to enter or prepare entries? These can be directed to any of the convenors listed on the fair website.

From 5-9 p.m. a Pork Roast with Beer Garden will be held in the tented area on the fairgrounds. Tickets are $14 for the pork dinner and can be purchased on site. The official opening of the Fair will be at 7 p.m. Local dignitaries and politicians will be on hand to commemorate this event.

More excitement is brewing for Friday night, in addition to the ever-popular “Rise 2 Fame” Youth Talent Show that will begin in the Bayfield Community Centre starting at 7 p.m., Graham Bedard will entertain from the RBC Local Talent Stage starting at 6:30 p.m. People can see how well their entries in the exhibits did as the Arena will open at 5 p.m. and at the same time activities in the Children’s Centre will commence and “train” rides will be offered from 6-8 p.m.

Returning for their third consecutive year, Townsend Amusements will provide a midway all weekend long. On Saturday, they will be offering a special ticket incentive from 5 p.m. to close and on Sunday for just $20 people can enjoy four hours of non-stop rides from noon to 4 p.m. The midway will be open on Friday, 4:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to close; and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday night events will culminate in a Fireworks Display on the Fairgrounds at 9 p.m.

Saturday will dawn with agriculture stepping to the forefront at the fair. The Western (Light) Horse Show will take to the Main Ring starting at 9 a.m. while the Friesian Horse Show will follow at noon. The 4-H Sheep Club Competition and the 4-H Dairy Achievement Day shall begin at noon. The Libro Credit Union sponsors the 4-H events. Then on Sunday, a Miniature Horse Show will begin at 9 a.m. while the Heavy Horses will command attention in the Main Ring starting at 11 a.m.

The place to be on Saturday at 11 a.m. is on Main or John Streets ready to applaud all of the participants in the annual Bayfield Community Parade. Anyone interested in entering in the parade is asked to contact Ron Keys at 519 263-3031 or Bill Whetstone at 519 955-0682.

Following the parade, the Commissioners Own Pipes and Drums and the Clinton Pipe Band will perform on the fairgrounds starting at noon. A highlight of the 2019 community fair will be the grand opening of the Animal Display Building. This ceremony is also set for noon at the new building located just inside the fairground gates.

42334407840_29ad694bd9_k-2"Miss T the Bubble Queen" performed her Bubbleology Show for all ages in the Bayfield Arena on Saturday afternoon as part of the activities at the 162nd Bayfield Community Fair. She will be back in action, delighting children like, Katie Tyler (pictured), on Aug. 17 during this year's fair.  

Undeniably, the fair is for families and there is plenty of family fun to be had. The Discovery Tent, sponsored by the IODE Maple Leaf Chapter and Wade Berard Plumbing, has become a favorite of fair goers. Touch the Tractor sponsored by Huron Tractor is a staple at the fair. Such activities as wiggle cars, a petting zoo, pedal mini tractor pull, face painting and balloon animals will keep folks busy all afternoon on Saturday. A Dunk Tank and a Watermelon Challenge will have people not only testing their skills but laughing as well.

Special guest entertainers are also a highlight of Saturday at the fair with Bubbleology making a return appearance to the fair for a show starting at 12:30 p.m. The Funny Waiter will give two performances at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. this family friendly entertainment is sponsored by the Municipality of Central Huron.

Saturday night fair attendees will be transported back in time as the Woodstock Experience comes to town. (See story below for more details and ticket prices.)

There is still plenty to do at the fair on Sunday with the Interdenominational Church Service, “Prayer and Praise”, starting at 10:30 a.m. (See story below for more details.) The Discovery Tent, wiggle cars, face painting and balloon animals will be offered in the afternoon.

A Birds of Prey Demonstration will be given at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. also sponsored by the Municipality of Central Huron. Starting at 2 p.m. people can bring their pooches and put them through their paces at the Try-Agility Dog Show and Mini-Clinic. Please note that people and their pups need to register to take part.

Also, on Sunday, a Jamboree will be held in the community centre. People can delight in this old-time music starting at 1 p.m. Please note there is a $5 admission fee.

Fair goers can enjoy all the fair has to offer (with a few additional charges noted above) for $5 a day, or $10 for a weekend pass, plus children 12 and under can enter for free!

Familiar gospel favorites highlight of community service 

“Prayer and Praise” a church service at the Bayfield Community Fair organized by Knox Presbyterian, St. Andrew’s United and Trinity St. James Anglican will be held on the morning of Aug. 18.

“This is the fifth year that local churches have come together on Fair weekend to worship under the big tent,” said Rev. Elise Feltrin, of St. Andrew’s. “Attendance usually tops 100 people, including non-church goers, visitors and those just wandering by, attracted by the music.”

Prayer and Praise provides an emphasis on familiar, sing-a-long gospel favorites. Everyone enjoys singing along with the Bayfield Ukulele Society (BUS) who start playing around 10:15 a.m. prior to the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Soloists of all ages will share their musical talents including, young Aiden Kleukens and summer visitor, Neil St. John. Arlene Darnbrough, organist at Trinity St. James, organizes all the music and the community choir has been practicing for weeks.

This year, Rev. Lisa Dolson, from Knox Presbyterian Church, will share a brief inspirational message, and a loose offering will be collected for the Bayfield Area Food Bank, formerly known as “Feed My Sheep”. In addition, regular church offering envelopes will be collected and returned to individual churches

These three Bayfield churches extend a warm welcome to everyone to join in this popular and inspiring community gathering. Refreshments will be served afterwards with a chance to mingle and meet other worshippers.

Bayfield - as you like it - theme of 2020 village calendar 

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On Aug. 16, the Bayfield Lions’ Club and the Photography Club of Bayfield (PCoB) will be launching the 2020 Bayfield Calendar at the Bayfield Farmers’ Market in Clan Gregor Square.

The calendar, a joint project of the Lions and the PCoB, will be unveiled at 4 p.m.

“The theme this year was: Bayfield and area; as you, like it...it could be dramatically Shakespearian or, simply, as you like it,” said Jack Pal, chair of the Calendar Committee. “We continue to challenge our photographers with new themes every year and make changes which we hope the public will like.”

A short list of 21 photos was selected from approximately160 entries this year. All members of the PCoB had a vote in selecting this final short list. The thirteen winners were determined by a vote by the members of the Lions’ Calendar Committee. Each of the selected photos has been enlarged and matted to a 16x20 size ready for framing. The enlarged matted prints will be available for immediate sale at a price of $40 and will include a free copy of the new calendar.

“For an extra cost we will be offering printing on canvas for anyone interested,” said Pal.

The new calendar will also be offered for sale at a price of $10 immediately after the launch and will be available at Shopbike Coffee Roasters and Bayfield Foodland as well as from Justyna Chojnacki , Lions’ members, PCoB members, community organizations and volunteers. All calendar proceeds go towards Lions’ projects in the community. Organizers note that the calendars make wonderful Christmas and birthday gifts or simply cherished mementos of Bayfield for friends and family.

For anyone who misses the launch, there will be a display of a collage of all the calendar photos along with some calendars for sale at the Bayfield Archives and Heritage Centre until the Bayfield Town Hall’s annual “Sunset on Summer” event on Aug. 31 when the prints and calendars will once again be displayed and offered for sale from 4:30-7 p.m. Net proceeds there are to be shared between the Lions and the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society.

“The new theme for the 2021 Bayfield Calendar is ‘Reflections of Bayfield’ and photographers are encouraged to interpret the theme as broadly and creatively as possible. Submissions will be limited to members of the Photography Club of Bayfield. So, if you would like to submit a photo, we encourage you to join the club,” said Jack Pal. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month all year at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building starting at 7 p.m.

TaKe a moonlit walk with Members of BRVTA 

A “Moonlight Walk” is planned for this Saturday night by the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA).

On Aug. 17, a Moonlight Walk will be held along the Woodland Trail starting at 8 p.m.

Participants are invited to join in a walk under the light of the full moon. Once in the woods they will enjoy the beauty of the ravines, old pastures and glacial hills as the walk proceeds along old gravel quarry roads, lumber paths and deer trails.

This hike will take approximately two hours. Those who attend are asked to please bring a head lamp or flashlight in the event that the night’s special guest, the full moon, is hidden by clouds.

This walk will be 5 KMs and is a Level 3 in difficulty with some hills and natural paths. The bridge along the trail may be slippery if wet. The terrain will be uneven so people are asked to please wear sturdy walking shoes. They should also be aware that this is a Recreational Nature Trail. For protection against ticks, mosquitos and other insects wear protective clothing, long pants and sleeves are suggested, use bug spray and bring a refillable water container. Pets need to be on a leash to protect the wildlife, as well as the pet.

Participants are asked to meet at the David Street entrance. To access this entrance, turn east at Renegade restaurant onto Mill Rd. (Cty Rd 3). Immediately turn left onto Sarnia St. Turn right onto MacTavesh Crescent, then right onto David Street. Follow David Street until it becomes a T. Turn left and park along the road.

The hike leaders will be Adriaan Schreuder, 519 565-2382 and Jack Pal, 519 565-5340.

Deadline for monarch purchase fast approaching 

29661033217_75f5a86113_kThe Monarch butterflies were all snug as bugs waiting for their release at the 2018 event. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

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 Residential Hospice is holding an event in Pioneer Park on Sept. 7 that will allow community members to honor the memory of loved ones or beloved pets in a symbolic way at a Butterfly Release.

This third annual event will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. Those who attend should bring their own lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

A Non-tagged Monarch Butterfly may also be purchased for $20. The deadline for these is Aug. 23.

Please go to www.eventbrite.ca to purchase a butterfly or call 519 482-3440 Ext. 6302 for more details. To learn more visit www.huronhospice.ca or find them on Facebook at “Huron Residential Hospice".

woodstock experience highlight of saturday at fair

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The Bayfield Town Hall and the Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) are pleased to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with three Woodstock-inspired events on Aug. 16-18.

On Friday, Aug. 16, “Woodstock In Bayfield” kicks off at the Bayfield Town Hall with Janis Joplin-inspired music by the group “Inspired by Janis”. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. The doors will open at 7 p.m. while the concert will start at 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar. For tickets, call Patricia Baker, 519 955-1456 or Mark Edmunds, 519 521-2994.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, “Woodstock Experience” will perform songs by Joe Cocker, Santana, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Richie Havens, Jefferson Airplane and many others. This concert will be held in conjunction with the BAS and will be held at Agriculture Park during the Bayfield Community Fair.

Members of the band include Grant Heywood, drums, guitar, congas and vocals; Cheryl Lescom, vocals, percussion; Marc Shickluna, bass; Rick Taylor, guitar, congas, harmonica, and vocals; Steve Toman, guitar and vocals; Chuckee Zehr, keys, vocals and Musical Director. The gates for this show will open at 7 p.m. with the concert following at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Refreshments will be available at the BAS Beer Tent plus there will be a food truck on site for those who get the munchies. 

Best of all, now people can purchase tickets online at no additional cost! Visit www.bayfieldtownhall.com and select “purchase tickets” from the Events menu at the top of the page. Select the desired event, select the number of tickets and then ‘check out’. The email confirmation acts as the ticket and should be brought to the concert as proof of purchase.

On Sunday, Aug. 18, take a seat at the Bayfield Town Hall to view “Woodstock The Movie”, the Oscar-winning documentary which captured the essence of the music, the electricity of the performances and the experiences of those who were there 50 years ago. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations to the Bayfield Town Hall would be appreciated. 

 

Farmers' market 

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Summer is in full swing, and Huron County’s fields and gardens are once again producing gorgeous fresh foods. 

The Bayfield Farmers’ Market runs every Friday, 3-7 p.m., in Clan Gregor Square, from now until Thanksgiving weekend.

Councilor’s Corner

Please be advised that the Councilor’s Corner for this month has been rescheduled to Aug. 22 to accommodate the Bayfield Community Fair’s use of the Bayfield Community Centre this week.

Bayfield Ward Councilor Bill Whetstone welcomes all area citizens to join in these monthly sessions starting at 7 p.m. Updates will include such topics as: Bayfield Secondary Plan, Tim Hortons and
Tuyll Street beach access.

Knox Church BBQ

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On Saturday, Aug. 17 Knox Presbyterian Church will be “BBQing on the Square” to make Parade Day even better and folks are invited to bring the whole family and their appetites.

Members of the congregation will be serving hot dogs, sausage on a bun, corn on the cob, drinks and all the fixings including, fried onions. The food will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Bayfield yacht club 

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The Bayfield Yacht Club (BYC) is happy to announce the 42nd Annual Wm. Given Memorial Race, Aug. 17!

The William Given Memorial Race was started by the BYC in 1977 as a tribute to Bill Given subsequent to his tragic death. Given was a yachting industry professional and an extremely proficient racer on Lake Huron with his C&C Custom half-tonner ‘Bangarang’. At the time, the Lower Lake Huron Yachting Association added the race to the second half of the 1977 summer calendar as a tribute to his racing memory. The 100 nautical mile race started in Bayfield, went to a turning mark off Sanilac, Michigan then to a temporary lighted mark just south of the south breakwater in Goderich, then finished off the north pier in Bayfield.

The race was very well attended with racing yachts coming from Bayfield Yacht Club, Sarnia Yacht Club, Port Huron Yacht Club, Grand Bend Yacht Club, Goderich and Sanilac clubs. At the time, this event drew in well in excess of 50 yachts with the basins in Bayfield brimming with out-of-town boats.

It was a fitting tribute to a great sailor lost.

The 2019 instalment of the Wm Given Memorial Race is open to all BYC members and non-members. It is a middle distance race of 22 nautical miles from Bayfield to Goderich and back to Bayfield.

Full details of the race and how to register can be found at www.bayfieldyachtclub.com under Programs.

Artist Studio Tours

Are you an Artist with your studio located in or near Bayfield?

Seasonal advertised tours are being organized with the first being planned during Christmas in Bayfield held in November. Also, a self-guided tour map will be created for the public to drop by during your studio’s open hours all year.

Join the Facebook and Instagram pages: Bayfield and Area Studio Tours to get your studio and creations known and to see the talented artists who could be located right next door.

Please contact bayfieldstudiotours@gmail.com, for more information.

Kintail on the road

Knox Presbyterian Church, Bayfield is once again hosting “Kintail on the Road” every Wednesday in August. Kintail counsellors attend and lead the children in crafts, games and skits all the while helping them to understand the stories of Jesus.

“We emphasize the ‘fun factor’,” said one counselor.

Registration takes place each Wednesday morning at the church at 8:30 a.m. and is open to any child ages five to10. The $5 fee per week includes snacks and lunch and the above-mentioned fun.

 art for hospice

IMG_2747Potted Pansies Encaustic art piece by Paula Letheren. (Submitted photo)  

Bayfield artist, Paula Letheren has graciously donated a beautiful handmade Potted Pansies Encaustic art piece, which will be on display at the Bayfield PublicLibrary during the month of August.

Anyone interested in taking this beautiful piece of art home, is invited to participate in the silent auction, being held at the library during this same time period.

This silent auction will close on Aug. 30 at 2 p.m., during which time the highest bidder will be contacted.

The piece measures 13 1/4” x 13 1/4" and is framed.

All proceeds will be donated to the Huron Hospice in Clinton.

Memory and Aging Program 

The Alzheimer Society of Huron County is pleased to offer the Memory and Aging Program at the Bayfield Public Library this September.

This program, developed at Baycrest Hospital in Toronto, describes what memory is and how it changes with age. We review practical strategies to improve your ability to remember everyday things such as names, location of items, and things you intend to do. Equally important, our Memory and Aging Program helps build confidence in your own memory ability. Past participants have reported feeling more knowledgeable about their lifestyle choices that support their brain health and see an increase in their use of personal memory strategies.

The Memory and Aging Program consists of four, two-hour sessions from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 8.

People do not need to be a client of the Alzheimer Society to enroll as the course is open to anyone. Class registration is mandatory to ensure materials and space. The workbook and materials fee are $25 per person. Please contact the Alzheimer Society of Huron County to register at 519 482-1482 or 1-800-561-5012 or email: admin@alzheimerhuron.on.ca

HARVEST DINNER

Save the date! The Annual Trail Harvest Dinner will be held Oct. 19 at Renegades Diner in Bayfield.

This event sells out quickly every year. Tickets will go on sale on Aug. 21. Further details to follow!

FOBL Book Sale 

The Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) want to remind everyone of their annual Book Sale coming up on Aug. 16-17.

The sale will be held at the Bayfield Public Library from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Gently used books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, and board games will be accepted for the Book Sale. Donations will be accepted at the Bayfield Public Library Aug. 14-15, 1-5 p.m.

FOBL is grateful for the support and donations from the community and look forward to welcoming everyone at the sale! They would like to remind everyone that encyclopedias, textbooks, manuals, damaged, soiled or mouldy items will not be accepted.

The dreamboats 

“The Dreamboats” will be returning to the county this year to perform in the Libro Hall at the Central Huron Community Complex in Clinton on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Michael’s Pharmasave is hosting this concert in support of the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now for $45.

The Dreamboats specialize in cover music from 1955-65 but also write and perform their own music created in the style of these early decades. These high energy musicians delight audiences with great toe tappin’, hand clappin’, sing-a-long tunes touching on many of the era’s favorites including, Roy Orbinson, The Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Elvis, and, of course, The Beatles.

For tickets visit anyone of the three Michael’s Pharmasave locations or call: Bayfield, 519 565-4454; Goderich, 519 524-2242; or Clinton, 519 482-5037.

watering reminder 

The Bayfield Tree Project (BTP) folks would like to remind everyone that now that the warm, dry weather is here the younger trees in the village are in dire need of watering each and every week. Particularly the over 475 relatively new trees that have been planted by the BTP over the last few years.

The best and most efficient watering practices are those that provide the tree with a steady trickle of water rather than an over powering gush which just ends up as run off not helping the tree at all.

People can provide this steady flow by placing the garden hose to low water pressure and leave it to trickle away for an hour or so, this way the tree roots will receive the required moisture and it will flourish. It is advisable to do this once a week during the growing season particularly if there is little to no rain fall.


SEPTEMBER USHERED IN WITH BBQ 

43550502735_073238bebe_kPeople are encouraged to mark their calendars for the Bayfield Town Hall Sixth Annual Sunset on Summer BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 31. This community event is a great place to enjoy the Labour Day weekend with friends and family. Enjoy a delicious BBQ chicken dinner, a beverage at the wine/beer tent and live entertainment by “Carry On”, performing the music of Crosby, Stills Nash and Young. The BBQ will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. rain or shine. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children aged 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at no additional cost! Visit www.BayfieldTownHall.com to purchase or call 519 565-5788 and Press ‘1’ for ticket sales. (Photo by Gary Lloyd-Rees)

 


 

 turtle hatchling release set for end of month

Turtle_Release_Event_2018_NR_7At the 2018 event, Sloane and Alora Aldrich, of the Lucan area, inspect a Snapping Turtle hatchling prior to release by staff of the Huron Stewardship Council. (Submitted photo)  

A new generation of turtle hatchlings will return to the wild at the Fourth Annual Turtle Hatchling Release east of Exeter on Aug. 29.

This turtle education opportunity, for all ages, attracted hundreds of people last year. The 2019 event will take place at Morrison Dam Conservation Area, at 71108 Morrison Line, south of Highway 83, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The release is free to attend. Event proceeds support conservation of Ontario’s turtles. Organizers encourage attendees to donate to the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (OTCC). The turtle release has raised thousands of dollars, over three years, in “much-needed funds” for Ontario’s largest turtle hospital.

The Huron Stewardship Council (HSC) will supervise the release of native hatchling turtles. Participants can join staff to observe, as turtles are released, and to take pictures. Turtles are released every half hour from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Cristen Watt, the Species at Risk Technician with HSC, said, “It is incredible to see such strong public interest in turtles and their conservation. Unfortunately, Ontario’s turtle populations are declining, so this event raises awareness about local species-at-risk, and teaches everyone about the many ways they can help.”

The turtle release gives people of all ages a chance to meet local wildlife up close and to learn about local reptiles. Event plans include reptile displays, reptile-themed merchandise, and fun and active learning stations. Staff from Scales Nature Park, of the Oro-Medonte area, are bringing reptile species. Their turtles can be viewed and their snakes can be handled. The HSC will have outreach activities and merchandise, the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation will bring an outreach display, and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) will have a geocaching station and other education and outreach. Pinery Provincial Park will have two naturalists at their outreach booth and turtles will be the theme of the Storytime Trail along the MacNaughton-Morrison Section of the South Huron Trail. There will also be cupcake sales in support of turtle conservation.

The turtle release is a way people can learn of the threats Ontario’s native freshwater turtles face. Road mortality, death by cars and other vehicles; and habitat loss are just some of the threats faced. Thousands of turtles in Ontario are hit by cars each year. In spring, most of those turtles are pregnant females looking for a place to lay eggs. In summertime and autumn, most are males looking for new ponds and mates.

Turtles to be released at the release event may include Painted Turtles and Snapping Turtles. (Organizers remind people never to place invasive non-native turtle species, such as, the Red-eared Slider into local water bodies). All the turtles at the release are hatched from eggs laid in locations at Morrison Dam Conservation Area that were unlikely to allow the eggs or hatchlings to survive on their own. Staff of the HSC collected the eggs in June and incubated them to save the turtle hatchlings.

The turtle is a vital part of the local ecosystem, according to Hope Brock, Healthy Watersheds Technician with ABCA. Diverse animal species each play a role to keep that system healthy.

“Turtles help to control aquatic vegetation,” Brock said. “They help to clean our creeks and wetlands by eating algae and dead and decaying fish and other organisms.”

Parking at the turtle release will be available in the spillway, as well as on the south side of Morrison Lake (Morrison Dam Reservoir) and at the Woodland Reflection Shelter on the west side of Morrison Line (across from the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Administration Centre).

People can help turtles by creating nesting habitat on their properties, stopping to help turtles cross the road and working with their local municipalities and communities to erect turtle crossing signs and build eco-passages.

“Always help turtles cross the road in the direction they are heading,” said Brock. People can also stop for injured turtles and help arrange their transport to the turtle hospital.

To learn more about protecting turtles, and the release event, visit abca.ca and hsc.huronstewardship.ca or phone 519 235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

Great lakes Photo contest deadline extended 

A day to celebrate our Great Lakes, called Love Your Greats, took place on Aug. 10. Love Your Greats is held the second Saturday of every August, and promotes education and local action to protect our Great Lakes. This year, Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) would like to see that action and invites the community to share their actions in the form of a photo contest.

“Throughout the watershed, homeowners, farmers, businesses, community groups and other organizations have been working to protect Lake Huron, and it is important to recognize and celebrate these efforts,” said Hope Brock, Healthy Watersheds specialist with ABCA. “The hope is that you will share with us your photos illustrating what you do to protect Lake Huron.”

The deadline, for the first Love Your Greats photo contest, has been extended to Tuesday, Sept. 3, to give people lots of time to enter their photos of their actions helping to protect Lake Huron and “helping to keep your Great Lake great.” The photos of what you do to protect Lake Huron might include, but are not limited to, photos showing rain barrels, rain gardens, wetlands, natural areas, trees, permeable pavement, cover crops, minimum or no-till fields, berms, grassed waterways, buffers, exclusion fencing, or beach cleanups.

“If your photo has a story to tell, we encourage you to share that as well,” said Brock. “No matter how large or small, we are interested in seeing all the actions you take to protect Lake Huron.”

Often, when people share what they have done on their own properties, it inspires others to take positive actions as well, she said.

You may submit your photo to the contest simply by posting a photo showing what you or your family does to protect Lake Huron by replying to the Love Your Greats photo contest post on the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Facebook page, or Twitter feed, with the hashtag #LYGLakeHuron. Or, you may send your photo, by email, with #LYGLakeHuron Photo Contest in the subject of the email, to info@abca.ca. To be eligible for the contest, photos should be posted or received by Tuesday, Sept. 3 at noon local time. The complete set of contest rules are posted online at abca.ca at this web page: https://www.abca.ca/community/getinvolved/ By using the #LYGLakeHuron hashtag you are agreeing to the rules of the contest. The watershed Twitter feed is at: https://twitter.com/LandWaterNews and the watershed Facebook page is at: https://www.facebook.com/WaterSoilLivingThings/

Three winners of the photo contest will be drawn at random and will receive a Love Your Greats or Great Lakes T-shirt, hat, or similar prize. For more information visit abca.ca or contact Hope Brock, Healthy Watersheds technician, at ABCA, by phone at 519 235-2610, Ext. 246, or toll-free at 1-888-286-2610.

To learn more about the Love Your Greats initiative, visit loveyourgreats.com. Visit lakehuroncommunityaction.ca to see what actions are being taken around the Lake Huron basin.

LOW WATER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR BAYFIELD RIVER WATERSHED

Dry weather and very low streamflow prompted the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Water Response Team (WRT) to issue a Level 1 Low Water Advisory for the Bayfield River watershed.

The ABCA’s network of rain gauges shows that the Bayfield River watershed received only 25-45 millimetres (mm) of rain, less than 50 per cent of the normal precipitation totals for the month of July, according to ABCA staff. Streamflow in the Bayfield River watershed fell below the summertime Low Water Level 1 indicator threshold, which is 70 per cent of the August flows. August is when staff members typically see streamflow at its lowest. Actual July streamflow values for the Bayfield River were at 56 per cent of the Low Water indicator. As of early August, real-time streamflow is indicative of Level 3 low water conditions.

July rainfall totals across the remainder of the ABCA watershed have been below normal as well. However, several thunderstorms passed through the central and southern parts of the ABCA watershed, helping to prevent any low water declarations for the Ausable River. Streamflow in the Ausable River is below normal as of early August, and approaching the Low Water indicator.

The WRT relies on both precipitation and streamflow indicators to support any decision to move into a Low Water Advisory. Indicators include one-month streamflow, and one-month or three-month precipitation. The combination of warm and dry conditions in July could have a long-lasting impact on streamflow and water availability this summer, according to Davin Heinbuck, Water Resources Coordinator at ABCA.

“Water availability in streams is vitally important to sustaining crops through very dry periods. The focus should be on sustaining water availability through responsible management and conservation of the water resource,” Heinbuck said. “Unless we see a wetter than usual August, a recovery in streamflow this summer is not likely.”

Water Response Team Chair Doug Cook said everyone has a role to play in water conservation. He encourages all water users to look for ways they can conserve water and prevent further reduction in water levels and availability through the summer.

“For areas that are in a Level 1 Low Water Advisory condition, we are encouraging water users to voluntarily reduce their water use by 10 per cent,” Cook said.

For ideas on ways people can reduce water use, please visit the water quantity and conservation page at abca.ca at this link: https://www.abca.ca/conservationstrategy/water/quantity/

If dry conditions persist through August, it may be necessary for the WRT to consider issuing Low Water Advisories for the entire watershed, and there is the possibility of the Bayfield River watershed moving into a Level 2 Condition in August.

A Level 1 Low Water Advisory includes a request for a 10 per cent voluntary reduction in water use. A Level 2 Low Water Advisory includes a call for an additional 10 per cent (total of 20 per cent) voluntary reduction in water use. A Level 3 Low Water Advisory may involve mandatory water use restrictions.

The WRT was formed in 2001 in response to the drought conditions that year and the team has been active ever since. The WRT includes representatives of major water users, such as aggregate industries; agriculture and vegetable growers; golf courses; local municipal representatives and staff of provincial ministries (such as Natural Resources and Forestry; Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; and Environment, Conservation and Parks). ABCA staff will continue to monitor rainfall and streamflow data and keep the public informed of any changes in watershed conditions.

Visit www.ontario.ca/lowwater for further resources on the Ontario low water response program or abca.ca for the dynamic low-water advisory tool that alerts people to low-water advisories in effect in the watershed.

raise a glass for Goderich hospital at Hooch for Health

“Hooch for Health”, set for Aug. 24, is a beer tasting fundraiser organized by the Rotary Club of Goderich for the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Capital Campaign

This age of majority event will offer three time slots to attend: 1-4 p.m.; 4:30-7:30 p.m. and 8-11 p.m. and will be held at the Huron Historic Gaol in Goderich.

Participating beverage vendors include: Bayfield River Road Brewing, Cowbell Brewing,
Square Brew, Bayfield Brewing Company and Maelstrom Winery.

The $25 ticket includes entry, a Hooch for Health sample glass and hors d'oeuvres by the White Carnation. Sample tickets are $2 each and full-sized drink tickets are $6 each.

519 Tours will provide transportation within the town limits by donation, proceeds of which will go to Hooch for Health. There will be an event photographer and door prizes.

The Rotary Club of Goderich would like to thank ELG Electric for their generous donation of lights and electricity at the event.

Tickets available for purchase online at:
www.eventbrite.ca

Pro Hockey Heroes staff may call to solicit sponsorships 

For one fabulous evening in January 2020, former National Hockey League (NHL) All Stars will take to the ice against the Goderich Firefighters to raise funds for the firefighters’ charity of choice: Huron Residential Hospice.

The Goderich Firefighters will face off against a full line-up of former NHL hockey heroes. This fantastic community event will include lots of skill and lots of laughs and promises to be fun and memorable for all ages.

The game will be played on Sunday, Jan. 12 at the Maitland Recreation Centre, 190 Suncoast Dr. East in Goderich. The doors will open at 2:45 p.m. and the puck will drop at 3:30 p.m.

A residential hospice had been in the plans for over a decade by the Huron Hospice Volunteer Service and the Huron Residential Hospice opened it’s doors in May of 2018. This service provides compassionate care, emotional support and practical assistance to individuals and families who are facing a life-limiting illness, extending through to the bereavement process. This is a place to celebrate life and embrace quality-of-life in the final days, with 24/7 expert care, at no cost to families, in an environment that feels like home.

Even though it is still months away volunteers will start preparing for this fundraiser soon. Solicited phone calls for tickets and sponsorships will be occurring. The calls will be made by Pro Hockey Heroes staff and will come from a 905 area code, 1-800, as well as 1-844, numbers.

For tickets or more information please call 1-888-777-9793 or visit WWW.PROHOCKEYHEROES.COM

Summer placement culminates with reports on food insecurity 

Gateway students  food insecurity 2019Valerie Steckle (left), Emma Warren and Dr. Al Lauzon, chair of Rural Change and Development at Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health met on Aug. 9 to look over the coding work the women have done during their summer placement at the office in Goderich. (Submitted photo)  

On Aug. 8, Dr. Al Lauzon, of Guelph University, visited the Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health (Gateway) to get an update from his summer research assistants, Valerie Steckle and Emma Warren.

The two young women have been working on a research project about food insecurity in rural seniors in Huron, Perth, Grey and Bruce Counties. They showed Dr. Lauzon some of the coding work they have done on their interview transcripts.

The pair are wrapping up their analysis of the 76 interviews they conducted from May to July. They will complete summary reports of the analyses before they leave Gateway on Aug. 23. These reports will be based on stakeholder group interviews, for example, healthcare professionals, home care workers, service providers and public health/governance; and county statistics and information, for a total of eight different summaries. The reports are expected to be published on the Gateway website (gatewayruralhealth.ca) in September.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 bluewater news 

Ontario’s Ministry of Infrastructure recently informed the Municipality of Bluewater that the Province has nominated the application to replace the Airport Line Bridge, spanning the Ausable River in the southeast portion of the municipality, to the Canadian government for review and approval.

The application was submitted under the Rural and Northern funding stream of Ontario’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

Titled Bridge 35, the structure in question is located on Airport Line approximately 350 meters north of County Road 83.

If approved, the funding will allow replacement of the bridge with a larger structure comprising a 28.7 meters (M) span and a curb to curb width of 10.2 M. The level of safety of the bridge will also be improved through the addition of guide rails, wider approaches and railings. Approximately 500 M of road reconstruction will be completed to improve the vertical and horizontal alignment of the road to the bridge.

“We’re grateful to our local MPP Lisa Thompson,” said Bluewater Mayor Paul Klopp, “for working hard to get this project to the Cabinet table. The Municipality of Bluewater also thanks Minister of Infrastructure, Laurie Scott, and the Government of Ontario, for their assistance in moving this funding request to the federal level.”

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

behind the bars 

Due to high demand, the annual Behind the Bars program is returning to the Huron Historic Gaol.

Behind the Bars runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in August. The program runs from 7-9 p.m., with last entry at 8 p.m.

Behind the Bars allows visitors to interact with inmates and jail staff. Meet Joseph Griffin, the governor of the jail; Nicholas Melady, infamously known as the last publicly hanged person in Canada; Catherine, who was brought into jail due to homelessness, and many more. Please allow at least 45 minutes for a full tour.

Special admission rates apply to Behind the Bars: $10 for adults, $5 for children, $30 for a family, and free for Museum members and children under five. To purchase tickets, please visit the website, www.huroncountymuseum.ca, or people can buy tickets at the door. For more information, please call 519 524-6971.

Located at 181 Victoria Street North in Goderich, the Huron Historic Gaol was an operating jail from 1841 to 1972. The jail housed criminals, the mentally ill, vagrants, and debtors. The attached Governor’s House is a Victorian style home that was added on in 1901.

Tick Awareness

During this time of year, the Huron County Health Unit often receives calls from the public about ticks.

“There are several species of ticks in Huron County,” says Public Health Inspector Kaitlyn Kelly. “But only an infected blacklegged tick can transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.”

So far this year, the Health Unit has received 27 ticks for identification and testing. Four of these were identified as blacklegged ticks. Of those four, two tested positive for the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

An infected blacklegged tick must be attached and feeding for at least 24-36 hours before it will start to transmit the bacteria, so early detection and removal of a tick is important.

If you do locate a tick on your body, here’s how to remove it safely:

· Use fine-tipped tweezers.

· Grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible.

· Pull it straight out, gently but firmly.

· Clean the bite area thoroughly with soap and water.

· Save the tick in a jar or screw-top bottle if you can and take it to your doctor or your local health unit, where it will be submitted for identification and testing if needed.

Here are some ways to prevent tick bites:

· Wear light-colored, long-sleeved shirts, long pants and closed-toed shoes. Pull your socks over your pant legs.

· Apply an insect repellent, approved by Health Canada, to both your skin and clothes and always read and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

· Conduct head-to-toe tick checks, remembering to check children and pets as well.

· Shower after returning from the outdoors to wash off any loose ticks.

· Put your clothes into a dryer on high heat for 60 minutes to kill any possible ticks.

If you have been in an area known to contain blacklegged ticks or have been bitten by a tick, watch for the following symptoms:

· Fever

· Headache

· Muscle and joint pains

· Fatigue

· Skin rash in the shape of a bull’s eye

If you have any of these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider.

For more information on Lyme disease and ways to protect yourself, visit www.huronhealthunit.ca.

BAFHT

There are still a number of examination room sponsorships available at the Bluewater Area Family Health Team (BAFHT) clinic in Zurich. Families, local businesses, area corporations, associations and service clubs will be recognized for their donation with a plaque on the wall immediately outside the room. All locations are in high traffic areas.

Call Executive Director, Paula Kroll and arrange to have your name displayed prominently at the clinic. Cost is a one-time charge and ranges from $15,000 to $25,000 depending on location.

BAFHT is on a fundraising mission and is looking for volunteers to help organize and run a variety of events to support the clinic and add to the health care services it offers the community. More money means more health care programs can be introduced to benefit the area.

People should not be afraid to suggest fundraising ideas – several heads are better than one - contact Sandra Shaw of the Fundraising Committee at shawzi14@hotmail.com

Maitland El Camino 

The Maitland Trail Association (MTA) is a charitable organization established in 1975 with the mission of maintaining and developing trails in the Maitland Valley for discovery and appreciation of the natural environment.

The MTA is pleased to announce the 2019 El Camino event. This year’s two-day, 49 KM hike along the Maitland Trail will take place over the weekend of Sept. 28-29. There are also opportunities for participants to complete shorter hikes for those who do not wish to hike the full 49 KM. Each year this challenging, family-friendly event attracts hikers from all across the province.

The hike begins in Auburn and follows the scenic, winding route of the Maitland River, finishing in beautiful Goderich, on the shores of Lake Huron.

Erinn Lawrie from the MTA’s Board of Directors said, “The lower Maitland River is an area of ecological significance, with many unique species that are rare provincially and even globally.”

Hikers on the Maitland Trail traverse wide rambling trails and challenging hills, hiking through towering forests, past farmland, river vistas and autumn meadows. Shuttles are provided to the starting point each day, and along the route there are checkpoints where water and snacks are provided to hikers by enthusiastic volunteers.

A post-hike dinner will be held on the Saturday evening, featuring fresh local food by Sweet Love Eats, Firmly Rooted and Red Cat Bakery.

“The supper is a chance to kick back and refuel after a successful hike, share stories, and meet other hiking enthusiasts from across the province,” said Lawrie.

Registration is now open at www.maitlandtrail.ca and spaces will fill up quickly. The cost for the two-day hike is $30 for adults and $10 for children, which includes shuttles, trail maps, water and snacks, and a souvenir badge upon completion. The Locavore Supper is $30. Registration closes Sept. 14, or when the registration cap is reached.

Visit the MTA’s website or contact mta.goderich@gmail.com for more information about this exciting event.  

BACK PACKS FOR KIDS

Every child should experience the delight of having a new back pack for school. Volunteers with the Huron County Back Packs for Kids wants to make that happen.

Children in need of a new back pack for the 2019-20 school year must be registered before Aug. 16. At the time of registration, a pick-up location will be determined in one of five locations: Clinton, Exeter, Goderich, Wingham and Zurich. Those who registered will be contacted when a back pack becomes available.

To register for a back pack please call: Goderich, 519 524-2950; Clinton, 519 482-8586 or Wingham, 519 357-1387. 

CLEAN WATER PROJECT 

The Huron County Clean Water Project (HCCWP) grant review committee has approved the first grants supporting septic system replacements under the new septic system grant category introduced in 2019. The second intake period for applications is open until Aug. 31.

The grant review committee approved, on June 14, those projects that provide immediate benefits to water quality. Eight other septic applications are carried over, by the committee, to be re-evaluated along with new applications at the September meeting. County septic grant funding is limited so decisions are based on funding available and the projects’ impact on protecting water quality.

People living in the countryside and hamlets – including homes and cottages along Lake Huron – have septic systems to treat household waste from kitchens and bathrooms. When functioning properly, septic systems are a cost-effective, efficient method of treating waste, but they have a lifespan and faulty septic systems are a daily source of contamination. With the advent of summer, with more people in the area and more strain on septic systems, there is the potential for more septic systems to fail, according to staff delivering the program.

The HCCWP is allocating a total of $40,000 to the septic system upgrade category in 2019 with a maximum grant of $2,000 per project. Systems that have the potential to contaminate drinking water and those near municipal drinking water wells are the main focus. Residences west of Hwy 21 are also high priority because of their potential impact on swimming beaches.

The grant approval process for septic projects is similar to other HCCWP projects. Staff will visit the site and help landowners complete the application form which is evaluated by the grant review committee. Applicants will need a cost estimate from a licensed contractor in order to apply. When the project is approved, completed and paid for, staff do a final site visit and the grant is issued.

The HCWP has 17 project categories to help people improve and protect water quality. The county program has provided grants to more than 2,800 projects since 2004.

Huron County people interested in applying for septic projects, or other projects of the HCCWP, are invited to call Doug Hocking at the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority at 519 335-3557, Ext. 236 or Nathan Schoelier, at the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority at 519 235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610, Ext. 263.

 

 


 

 

REMEMBER ME?

Volume 11

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 bayarchives@tcc.on.ca 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, we recognize the Bayfield Agricultural Society's achievement of 163 Community Fairs with a picture of an old Jersey Cow taken around 1910 - at that time the fair would have been 54 years young!  (Archives Code: PB10023 PC) 

PB10023 PC Old Jersey cow c1910 


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

 

ISSUE 525

In Issue 525, instead of a photo we offer a reminiscence from a subscriber, Ted Aitken. He is wondering if anyone remembers and/or has pictures taken at the Saturday night movies offered at Pioneer Park during the summer months a few years ago?

“Though from London our family has been 'summering' in Bayfield since the 1940s. Something came to mind while visiting Pioneer Park. There was roadway between the two gates and cars would park looking out over the lake. At dusk a converted bread truck or the like would back up open up a projection screen on its back facing the lake. Between 100 to 125 children would sit on blankets and watch the movies. That is how much area at the cliff of Pioneer Park has been lost.

“Would anyone have photos of those Saturday night movies? I looked through our collection and have nothing. Does anyone else remember those times?”

If you remember the movie nights or have pictures from them please consider sharing them with the Bayfield Breeze! 

ISSUE 526

PB10018 PC Men of Bayfield c1920 

In Issue 526, another image from the Lucy Woods Diehl collection entitled, "Men of Bayfield circa 1920". Looks like beards were in fashion then too. (Archives Code: PB10018)

 


 

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IMG_4784Log Jam...By Debra MacArthur
Acrylic 12"X24"  

IMG_4757Misty Morning...By Mary Elizabeth Stephenson
Acrylic 16"X!6"


IMG_4762 Rose on Brick...By Trisch Pemberton
Acrylic 8"X10"

IMG_4764 Blow Over...By Leslee Squirrell
Acrylic 20"X20"

IMG_4774Alpaca Gaze & Graze...By Rita Paakkunainen
Acrylic 10"X10"  

IMG_4787Where would you sit?...By Laura Browne
Oil 24"X36"  

 

 

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PHOTOS BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER

Members of the Bayfield Artist Guild (BAG) are combining to be the “Guest Artist” at the Goderich Co-Op Gallery for the month of August!

Nine painters from BAG will display their artistic endeavours at the gallery for the entire month.

Showcasing their work are Laura Dirk, Mary Elizabeth Stephenson, Trisch Pembertson, Leslee Squirrell, Rita Paakkunainen, Linda Kumpf, Lori Webb Thompson, Debra MacArthur and Laura Browne. 

All paintings are for sale at very reasonable prices. Visitors will find short bios on each artist that give a small understanding of the artist’s philosophy.

BAG encourages everyone in Bayfield, and beyond, to visit the gallery at 54 Courthouse Square, and support local artists. The Co-Op Gallery is open, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

In addition, the public is invited to come see the great variety of paintings and pottery created by members of the Bayfield Artist Guild (BAG) at their Third annual Art Show and Sale on Aug. 17.

Once again, the Guild will host the Show and Sale on fellow member Deb Grasby’s property from noon until 3 p.m. Nestled amongst lush and manicured gardens, Lighthouse Cottage can be found at the corner of Chiniquy and Tuyll Streets, the setting itself is a work of art!

Visitors will find works in acrylic and oil, on canvas and paper, all very affordable and many of them local scenes – perfect for that empty spot on a wall. For those who have always wanted to paint there will be painting demonstrations and free for the children a straw painting activity table.

For those who purchase some color for their walls cash, cheque or credit cards will be accepted.

People are encouraged to mark their calendars for this great Bayfield experience, coinciding with the Bayfield Community Fair weekend!

Founded in 2015, BAG has 20 members all artists of differing stages in their painting career working in oil or acrylic. Members paint "en plein air" during June, July and August at various locations in the village every second Friday morning.  

To learn more email Bayfieldartistguild@gmail.com or find them on Facebook as Bayfield Artist Guild. 

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Summer Buzz...By Laura Dirk
Acrylic - 14"X7"  

IMG_4782Ducks at Sunset (w permission)...By Lori Webb Thompson
Acrylic 16"X20"
 

Once again, the Bayfield Artist Guild will host their annual Show and Sale at Lighthouse Cottage from noon until 3 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 17. (Submitted photo)

 


 

PIXILATED — image of the week

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Single Sail in the Bayfield Sunset...By Dawn Cumming

Email your photo in Jpeg format to bayfield.breeze@villageofbayfield.com 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

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SUBMISSIONS

Anyone who attended the Bayfield Remembrance Day services may be familiar with Jim Cann. When he was able he attended and laid a wreath in honor of his brother, Stewart Cann, who died in World War II. Stewart’s picture is one featured at the cenotaph. Jim’s genuine determination to participate even as he approached his ninth decade resonated with me and many who bore witness. Yesterday I received notice of his passing and I am offering my personal space to his obituary this week. – Melody

With sadness and love we, the Cann Family, announce the passing of James Victor Cann on July 13th, 2019. He was 90 years old. 

Jim was born on Apr. 30, 1929, in Exeter, ON, the son of Sylvanus Cann and Mary Ellen (nee Ferguson) Cann. He attended schools in both Bayfield and Exeter. Jim was a long-time resident of Eden Mills. He loved his family farm home on Lake Huron, just north of Bayfield and the rolling shores of Lake Huron where he learned to body surf with his brothers. Jim was very proud of his time in Army Cadets in the 1940s and his coaching of a very successful Eden Mills baseball team in the 1960s. He was a former employee of the Guelph Stove Company and was a member of the University of Guelph Fire Department. Jim was also the first aid instructor to the employees and students of the University of Guelph.

Jim was an active 90 year-old senior who could be found walking weekly around the Marden indoor walking track with his walker. He so enjoyed his weekly workouts with Kelly who affectionately called him “Gramps” and chatting with the staff at South City Physio. His favorite summertime activity was spending time outside watching the birds from his garden chair. Jim loved spending special moments eating oysters and drinking beer with his Buddy Brad and Barb and chatting with neighbors Karen and Darryl and their pups Joe and Lucy. Jim loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, swimming and boating. He was especially interested in his Scottish heritage: he loved to quote Robbie Burns and to watch massed pipe bands and highland dancing competitions.

Jim met and married his beloved wife, Anna (nee Crichton) Cann, on Oct. 15, 1955. She predeceased him on Nov. 29, 2015. He was predeceased by his parents Sylvanus Vivian Cann and Mary Ellen (nee Ferguson) Cann. Jim was the last surviving member of a large family of 11 children, the late Mary, Marguerite, Edith, Bruce, Stewart, Jean, Jack, Pearl, Gordon and Ronald. He was the loving father of the late David Crichton Cann (May 2019) (Judith), Mary Ellen Cann, Andrew James Ferguson Cann (Allison) and John Gordon Cann (Susan). Jim was the loving grandfather of Greg (Ula), Heather (Aaron), Margaret, Jessie, Jack, Isabella and Olivia and he was the great-grandfather of Sophia Anna Cann, Julian David and Ella Rose Cann-Michaux. He will be missed by special neighbors Brad and Barbara Roelofson and Karen and Daryl Bennett of Eden Mills.

As a memorial to Jim, donations may be made at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, Guelph (519 821-5077) for a memorial bench and tree, to be placed at the cenotaph at Clan Gregor Square in Bayfield.

Cann photoJames Cann (Submitted photo)  

38197185602_cc5ef3010e_kJames Cann, laid a wreath in memory of his brother Stewart Cann, a local boy who died in World War II and whose image is one of those featured at the cenotaph. He was assisted by Mary Ellen Cann during Bayfield's Remembrance Day Service 2017. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)


 

 


 

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Deadlines for submissions are Sundays at 4 p.m.

Please email me at bayfield.breeze@villageofbayfield.com or call 519-525-3830.


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