Bookmark and Share   Aug. 15, 2012   Vol. 4 Week 34 Issue 163

lots to amuse at "horsin' around in 2012"


Allana Beurermann, of Dublin, was seen washing a holstein at the 4H Dairy Achievement Day held at the fair in 2011. Both the Dairy and Sheep 4H Clubs will host shows again on mid-day Saturday.

“Horsin’ Around in 2012” is the theme for the 156th Bayfield Fall Fair being held on August 17-19. In keeping with the theme there will be many horse related objects scattered throughout the indoor displays. Plus 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

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

The official opening of the Fall Fair will be at 7 p.m. on Friday with the rededication of the restored pillars and gate wings at the entrance to the fairgrounds. 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. Outside Projects will put on a display of bicycle stunt riding by young riders outside the arena on the cement pad. Plus in the Main Ring on the fairgrounds there will be an obstacle course challenge set up for teams of two to try. Pairs of contestants are encouraged to maneuver through a course with the driver of a golf cart blindfolded and the partner giving all the instructions. They may wish to go at full speed and hope no obstacles are touched or go slow and steady avoiding all obstacles. This should prove to be very entertaining.

Members of the Mocha Temple Road Runners always delight the crowd as seen in this photo taken at the Bayfield Fall Fair Parade in 2011. This year the parade will begin to make its way down Main Street toward the fairgrounds starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Cope Amusements will provide a midway all weekend long. The fun will start on Thursday night with “Toonie Night” from 5-9 p.m. The Bayfield Optimist Club and Tuckersmith Telecommunications Cooperative (TCC) are sponsoring this cheap night of midway thrills. The midway will also be open on Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 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. Sheep Shearing will take place at 9 a.m. with the 4-H Sheep Club Competition following at noon. The 4-H Dairy Achievement day shall also begin at noon. The United Communities Credit Union sponsors the 4-H events. Then on Sunday, the Heavy Horses and Mules will command attention in the Main Ring starting at noon sponsored by the Clinton Raceway Inc. CIBC will once again sponsor the four-horse hitch.

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 Fall Fair Parade. The Parade Marshalls this year are Keith Fryer and Ted Vander Wouden. Both men are Honorary Members of the BAS and have worked for many years to ensure the fair always remains a crowd pleaser. The Municipality of Bluewater and the Bayfield Lions Club are the parade sponsors.

Be on the look out for the Bayfiield Firefighters who will be walking along the route collecting cash donations for Muscular Dystrophy. 

Following the parade, the Stratford Police Band will perform on the fairgrounds starting at noon.

Undeniably, the fair is for families and there is no better way to salute that fact than with a Baby Show to be held in the arena. On Saturday afternoon, new parents will have an opportunity to introduce their children to the community. Each child will be introduced and presented to the audience. There will be several prizes for winners drawn randomly. Babies aged 0-6 months will be featured at 1 p.m. followed at 2 p.m. by tykes aged 7-12 months. Babies can be pre-registered by emailing

Such activities as wiggle cars, a petting zoo, mini tractor pull, face painting, balloon animals, a pet parade, a professional juggler and a chicken training demonstration will keep folks busy all afternoon on Saturday.

Food is always a fun part of the fair. This year a chicken barbecue will be held on the Saturday evening from 4-7 p.m. the perfect chance to relax after a busy day at the fair. On the Sunday morning a breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be served. This should be an excellent way to meet with neighbors, visitors, and family. After breakfast a browse through the regular Sunday morning Flea Market may be on the agenda. The Flea Market will move to the ball diamond for this Sunday only to accommodate the Fall Fair.

Juggler Craig Douglas will return to perform at the 156th Bayfield Fall Fair. He will entertain both young and old with his humor and talent on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the tented area of the fairgrounds.

There is still plenty to do at the fair on Sunday afternoon. The wiggle cars, face painting and balloon animals will be offered and the chickens will return for a second training demonstration given by Pawsitive Effects Training Solutions at 12:30 p.m. Not to be outdone by their flightless friends, a Birds of Prey Demonstration will be given at 11:30 a.m. with a second show set for 2:30 p.m. The King-Lyn Stables Precision Riding Team will take to the Main Show ring at 2 p.m.

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.

Several draws will take place mid-afternoon on Sunday, the bike donated by Outside Projects being a popular prize.

People will have an opportunity to get tickets for a draw on a bear dressed as an RCMP officer and a copy of "Dragon on Parade" a children's book that was written by Mary Alice Downie in the 1970s containing an account of the Bayfield Lions' Club Parade. A copy of the book was found after an extensive search and donated by Doreen McKenzie. In addition, the BAS will have several Royal Canadian Mounted Police souvenirs from the Musical Ride performance they co-sponsored in June available for purchase.

Fair goers can enjoy all the fair has to offer (with a few additional charges noted above) for $5 Friday or Saturday; or $7 for a weekend pass, plus children under 12 can enter for free! There is no gate admission on Sunday.

Editor's Note: Scroll down to our Pixilated section for the full schedule of Bayfield Fall Fair events. 

history will come to life in the shade at Clan Gregor

Anyone who passes by Clan Gregor Square on the afternoon of Aug. 26 may think they have traveled into another era. Temperance Ladies will be causing a stir, all the while pioneer children will be playing period games and pie ladies will sell their apple filled pastries.

A brand new version of “Yesterday’s Bayfield”, a guided heritage stroll through time will be held in the park starting promptly at 2 p.m. with a cast of local “actors”.

Tickets are available now from Dave Gillians by calling 519 565-5884. They are also available at the Bayfield Archives room on Main Street. Only 160 tickets will be sold at $10 each for this entertaining Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) production. All proceeds for the event will be used to protect and display Bayfield’s most precious historical documents.

Historical Bayfield characters will be stationed at various spots in the park where they will tell their stories, or at least defend their actions. This arrangement will minimize walking and ensure that there will be shade for the actors and the audience. Judy Keightley is the creator and director of this entirely new production. Ticket holders will be surprised and fascinated by what they learn about these historical characters and the events that shaped this community.

Timing is tight and the eight tour guides will be making certain their groups of 20 don’t interfere with other groups and that audience members can hear and see each performance. Ticket holders should be at Clan Gregor Square and prepared to start at 2 p.m. The walk should take about an hour.

Local residents comprise the cast who are busy memorizing their lines and practicing their presentations. As they are representing important characters in the village’s history, the cast is feeling the pressure to get the stories just right.

Included in the cast are:

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Olga Palmer is Lucy Woods Diehl, one of Bayfield’s most beloved residents. Everyone who cherishes Bayfield is indebted to Lucy.


Scott Bradford is William Wellington Connor, one of Bayfield’s first settlers. He hadn’t finished clearing his land when he had to serve with the Huron County Militia regiment that has been labeled by some as “The Bloody Useless!”

BHS President Bill Rowat said, “We are delighted with the response to this fun event and all of the proceeds will go to help protect and display Bayfield’s most precious documents and pictures.”

photography club to host an evening with don martel

biopicDon Martel

The Photography Club of Bayfield (PCoB) will celebrate their first anniversary with a very special evening for photography enthusiasts of all skill levels when they host a presentation by photographer, Don Martel.

“Don has an incredible résumé that runs over decades including many collaborations with Freeman Patterson, one of Canada’s foremost photographers,” said Jack Pal, one of the PCoB’s founding members. “On a personal note, I can tell you that his presentation is awesome.”

According to Martel’s website, photography grabbed his attention while studying Business Administration in college. After working in and traveling for a computer- based career he made the switch to his true passion – photography. Over the years he devoted much time to attending photographic workshops as a student eventually evolving into the instructor.

He note’s on his website that his career highlight came in 1999 during a collaboration with Freeman Patterson for spring workshops in New Brunswick. This was followed by co-lectures with Marike Bruwer on multiple workshops on the west coast of South Africa in 2001. In the fall of that same year, he conducted two, one-week workshops at Singing Sands near Tobermory with Bruwer. Since then, he has held weeklong workshops every spring and fall with James Sidney on the Bruce Peninsula.

Martel’s Bayfield presentation will be entitled, “The Art of Seeing: Principles of Visual Design”. This approximately two-hour presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 and will be open to all in the community. The location and cost to attend this event will be announced soon.

This lecture may peek the interest of photographers thirsty for more knowledge and will be a segue to a one-day workshop of the same title to be held in Bayfield in mid to late September. The workshop will be limited to 10 people to encourage maximum learning. If there is enough interest a second session may be planned.

For more information on the evening lecture or one-day workshop with Martel or the PCoB please contact Pal at

"Adaptation" to spread worthy ideas independently 

People may have seen posters popping up around the village announcing that TEDx is coming to Bayfield perhaps these promotional materials have peeked the curiosity of individuals in learning what exactly TEDx is.

According to their website, TED is a non-profit organization devoted to their mission “Ideas Worth Spreading”. It began in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment and Design. Over the years the scope of TED has broadened and become globally recognized.

The “x” indicates an independently orchestrated TED event. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission. The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.

The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all TEDx events have several features in common. The events offer a number of short, carefully prepared live talks by presenters along with a minimum of two pre-recorded TEDTalks videos all offering bias-free programming.


TEDx Bayfield’s theme is “Adaptation” and will focus on agriculture, education, medicine, wellness and more. It will be held at the Bayfield Town Hall on Sept.13

The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with the doors of the hall opening one hour prior.

Organizer Sarah Koopman’s notes that those who attend “should expect to hear from some of Southwestern Ontario's history-making people, watch some of the vast TED library of pre-recorded talks, have an opportunity to purchase our speakers' favorite books and interact with fellow community members.”

Tickets are selling for $25 each and are available at the following Bayfield businesses: Hive, The Village Bookshop and Outside Projects.

Each week until Sept. 13, TEDx Bayfield will announce a new guest speaker. The first speaker revealed is Laura Sygrove, co-founder and executive director of New Leaf Yoga Foundation. Sygrove has been facilitating the yoga instruction of incarcerated and “at-risk” youth since the foundation was started in 2007. At that time she chose the former Bluewater Youth Centre, just 10 minutes North of Bayfield, as her pilot project. She currently oversees New Leaf’s program at Roy McMurtry Youth Centre in Brampton.

“We asked each of our speakers to recommend a book to event-goers,” said Koopmans. “Laura Sygrove has chosen Shannon Moroney's memoir, "Through the Glass".”

Mary Brown from The Village Bookshop describes this book as "An impassioned, harrowing and ultimately hopeful story of one woman's pursuit of justice, forgiveness and healing."

For more information about this event, email, follow on Twitter @TEDxBayfield, or check out the event page on the TED website:

chamber involved in a trio of promotional projects

The Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) recently held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) at which they updated their membership on the many projects, activities and events they are involved in over the course of the year.

This week a summary of their tangible promotional projects is shared with the Bayfield Breeze:

The BACC had 25,000 copies of the 2012 Bayfield Brochure printed this spring and some stock is still available if anyone would like to have a few on hand. They are available for pick up at the Bayfield Tourist Booth. The brochure contains current member contact information as well as the year’s village events. Distribution began in April at the annual Huron County Tourism Brochure Swap. Carol Harrett and Dani Rathwell worked on the project and the BACC appreciates their efforts.

A Bayfield Map is also available to help direct visitors around and about. Erin Samuell did a redesign of the village map including key points of interest and 5,000 have been printed. These are also available at the Tourist Booth or by sending an email request to

The Bayfield Calendar for 2013 was launched in June at the beginning of Sail and Canvas Weekend. A committee led by Rathwell, Kristyn Watterworth and Ian Matthew spearheaded the project. They appreciate the ongoing support of those who have advertised in past calendars as well as this 2013 edition. The Bayfield Photography Club was responsible for the photography, and the committee feels that they did an outstanding job. The calendars are available for sale now. The cost for members is $5 and the selling price is $10. If you are interested in purchasing calendars for sale please email: or Individual calendars are also available for purchase at Brandon’s Hardware; Pharmasave, Michael’s Pharmacy and The Village Bookshop.


bayfield concert series

Canadian singer-song writers are the focus of the Bayfield Concert Series and the artists recently announced to appear at the Bayfield Town Hall over the next six months are all highly qualified.

Meades Bros. Productions will present four shows from Sept. 2012 to Feb. 2013. The schedule includes: Jeremy Fisher with Rose Cousins on Sept. 20; Basia Bulat, Oct. 18; Juno Award Winner, Meaghan Smith, Dec. 6; and multiple Juno Award Winner, Sarah Slean, Feb. 15.

Om Yoga Studio in Grand Bend is sponsoring the Fisher and Smith concerts, with London Life acting as sponsors for the Bulat and Slean shows. The first three concerts are priced at $30 a person while the Slean show is $40.

All shows begin at 8:30 p.m. with doors to the town hall opening at 8 p.m. Tickets (with the exception of the Slean performance) are available now from They can also be purchased in Bayfield at The Black Dog Pub and Bistro or Luxe Clothing Co.

Bob Milne

Renowned ragtime pianist and raconteur, Bob Milne, will be returning to the Bayfield Town Hall for a performance on Sept. 15.

Milne is an outstanding pianist specializing in ragtime, boogie-woogie and the player piano styles of the turn-of-the-century. He is highly sought after not only as a performer but also as a lecturer and educator in the field of ragtime, improvisation, music theory and history.

For three days in 2004, Milne was filmed during a series of interviews at the United States Library of Congress, so that his knowledge and talent would be documented for future generations. At the conclusion, he was declared, “a national treasure”.

Milne will begin to tickle the ivories at 8 p.m. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are selling for $20 and are available now by calling Charlie Kalbfleisch at 519 565-2244 or

All proceeds from the concert will go toward the maintenance of The Bayfield Town Hall. The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society would like to thank OLG for their generous sponsorship of this event.

town hall 

Newfoundland inspired art is coming to the Bayfield Town Hall. On Aug. 19th, Port Albert artist, Kaaren Batten will show her 20-piece collection of Hand Hooked Rugs that depicts the life of a Newfoundlander named “Emily”.

"Emily" is a published lyrical story written in verse and song by Newfoundland resident Denise Batten. It tells the story of Emily, Denise’s maternal grandmother, who was born in coastal Newfoundland in 1900. The book uses photos of Kaaren’s rugs to illustrate the story.

The 20 hand hooked rugs are made from recycled wool garments. Color and texture provide dimension and a painterly touch. Adding to the story, wool from old fisherman's pants from Nova Scotia, clothing from family members and friends was used. This medium was appropriate to depict Emily as most women of the time hooking rugs for utilitarian reasons, keeping winter drafts away from doors and floors. These “stories from the floor” reveal the important role of family members, including children, sharing secrets and stories along the shoreline of coastal towns.

The collection was first shown in St John’s, NL in June at the book launch. The complete rug collection and the book will be on public display at a reception in Bayfield on Aug. 19 at the historic Bayfield Town Hall from 2-4 p.m.

Denise and Kaaren have been invited to attend and display both the book and rugs at “Word on the Street” in Halifax in September. In addition, they will be featured on CTV A.M. along with a display of the rugs. Creative Book Publishing, of St John’s, NL, is the book’s publisher.

taste of huron 

Taste of Huron is back in 2012 and this year, the festival is being organized a little bit differently. In fact people will be able to “taste” Huron all summer long instead of just during the usual more concentrated week or two of past years.

Food for Thought dinners will be held throughout the summer and into the fall and happening at different county location. Diners will enjoy presentations and lively discussions on various food-related topics. Special menus will be presented to compliment these specific topics.

The next dinner will be held in the village at The Little Inn. “Sushi Night in Bayfield” will be held on Aug. 20. Those who wish to attend will join special guest Chef Ted Dimoglou, from Toscana Restaurant and Wine Bar in Windsor, as he prepares sushi and other Asian dishes in an omakase-style (a multi-course) dinner. Dimoglou will join diners before each course is served to give an introduction to each dish, how it's prepared and more.

Upcoming “Food for Thought” dinners include: Eddington’s of Exeter, Sept. 11, “Find Your Fit – Learn to Live a Balanced Lifestyle”; and The Black Dog Village Pub and Bistro, Oct. 9, “Little Italy comes to Bayfield!”

The cost will be $40 per person not including beverages, tax or gratuity. The evenings begin at 7 p.m. Please call individual restaurants to make reservations.

Goderich will be the locale for the Village Marketplace on Sept. 1. The Goderich Farmer’s Market will be a buzz with some exciting food activities. Taste of Huron will be enhancing the market with more vendors, a Chef Challenge, music and more. And then on Sept. 2 The Livery in Goderich will host Locavore Brunch N’Blues, a traditional Sunday brunch with a twist; including locally grown ingredients prepared by local chefs. Participants will enjoy delicious food while being entertained by a special musical guest.

To learn more about these events visit the Taste of Huron website at

historical society

Whether people are just visiting or have taken up residence in the village all can appreciate the town’s history better after taken a Historic Walking Tour with a knowledgeable guide

From now until the end of August, on Saturdays at 1p.m. members of the Bayfield Historical Society lead informative and leisurely walking tours through the village's heritage district.

Participants will learn about the history of the area, the ghosts, the fires and the fascinating characters who helped shape this village.

There is a $10 fee per person for the walking tour. This money is used to support The Bayfield Archives. Walks can also be arranged by appointment, by calling 519 440-6206.

pioneer park 

As dusk settles over Pioneer Park, families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to cuddle up and watch one last movie under the stars for the summer of 2012. "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" will be shown Aug. 25. This film was originally scheduled for Aug. 11 but was postponed due to inclement weather. 

Prior to the movie, at 7:15 p.m., the Pioneer Park Association will host a concert in the park. The internationally awarded a cappella quartet, Spritzer, will perform. The group is a member of Sweet Adelines International and will no doubt delight those who gather to hear their harmonizing. 

presbyterian church 

Camp Kintail has returned to Bayfield for the third consecutive summer.

Knox Presbyterian Church is partnering with Camp Kintail, the area Presbyterian Church camp, to offer a Christian based Day Camp every Wednesday at the church during August.

This Day Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The very capable and well-trained young adult staff of Camp Kintail will lead the program and activities. The camp will be for children who have completed JK up to Grade 6. The children are welcome to one or both of the remaining sessions.

The program will conclude on Aug. 22. Lunch and snacks are provided.

Registration for each session is held at 8:30 a.m. on the day but participants may also pre-register by calling Brenda McLean at 519 524-8645 or by calling the church 519 565-2913 and leaving a message.

music at the barn 

Music lovers will have to wait until the end of the month for the next in the series of shows in the “Music at the Barn” Concert Series but there are still two left.

Graham Nicholas, Alanna Gurr and Lowlands are scheduled for Aug. 26; Josh Geddis and Jenny Omnichord will bring the summer series to an end on Sept. 16.

Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there is limited seating.

For more information or tickets contact Danielle Durand at 519 993-3154. Or visit the following Facebook page: Tickets can also be purchased at

fitness fun 

Pickle Ball is the fastest growing sport for seniors and is gaining in popularity here in Bayfield. It can be described as a combination of badminton, tennis and ping-pong. As of Aug. 30, Pickle Ball will move to Thursdays at the Stanley Complex in Varna at 7 p.m. same time, same place. There is no experience necessary and the cost is $3 per evening. For more information call 519 440-2120.

One Care sponsored Pole Walking is a popular fitness opportunity in Bayfield. Anyone wishing an introductory lesson or other info should call 519 565-2202 or 519 565-5638. There is no charge for this and poles can be provided.

Sundays, Co-ed Pole Walking, at 9 a.m. continues for August, in addition to the usual walks for women that are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and walks for men Mondays and Fridays. The start time is 8:30 a.m. Virtual Pole Walking is the newest activity being offered. People are welcome to join the Pole Walking group on Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:30 a .m. and don't need to use poles. Those who attend will be broken up into several groups so everyone can walk at a pace they enjoy. After walking, 10 minutes of stretches are conducted in beautiful Clan Gregor Square.

Pole Walkers should mark Sept. 16 on their calendars as they might like to join in the Terry Fox Run.

Wednesday Wheels is now rolling! Folks can join others in a 20 KM casual bike ride starting at 8:25 a.m.

All walks and cycling will begin from 6 Main Street.

One Care continues to sponsor several programs for both men and women to keep up with their desire to stay fit.

Dancefit and Toning classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. The classes are held at the Bayfield Community Centre. The cost is $4 per class.

The Sit and Get Fit classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. On Fridays a Gentle Stretch Class is offered at 10:15 a.m. Both of these fitness opportunities are held at the Bayfield Community Centre and cost $2 per class.

Please note that there will be no fitness classes on Aug. 17 and on Aug. 20 Dancefit and Toning and Sit and Get Fit will move to the Bayfield Town Hall for one day only.

A Gentle Yoga Class is held at the Bayfield Town Hall starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. The cost is $4 per class and participants are asked to bring a yoga mat.

Summer Outdoor Yoga, sponsored by the Pioneer Park Association, is held on Thursdays in Pioneer Park at 8:30 a.m. The sessions are free of charge and open to people 13 years of age and up. An adult must accompany any minors that attend. There is a limit of 20 people per class and it is proving to be very popular so it is best to arrive early. In fact, all participants are asked to arrive 10 minutes early for every class to register and sign a waiver.

For more information on the above exercise opportunities call 519 565-2202 or 519 565-5638

For those people looking to exercise their minds, Women’s Bridge is played every Wednesday at 1 p.m. No partner needed to play the cost is $1.50 per game. For more information call Brenda Blair at 519 565-2881. Bridge is played at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.

Mah Jongg will be played again in the fall on the first and third Thursday of each month. An organizational meeting will be held on Aug. 16. In addition a game may be played on that date too if anyone wishes to. Everyone is welcome, even people new to the game. Several of the players are happy to teach others. Arrangements to play prior to the meeting can be made as well if anyone would like to see if Mah Jongg is the game for them.

Those folks who plan to play regularly are asked to bring $20 on Aug. 16 to cover hall rental costs until Christmas. Anyone who wants to play but can’t attend the organizational meeting are asked to contact Gayle at 519 565-2468 prior to the meeting date.

Boot Camp has come to Bayfield due to the efforts of fitness enthusiast, Kaylie Ginn. She plans to offer a large variety of exercises to keep things interesting and challenging. She will be incorporating strength training, cardio, yoga, plyometrics, kick-boxing, interval training and more. One-hour sessions are held Monday to Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square.

Each session of the Bayfield Boot Camp costs $10, or a weekly pass can be purchased for $30. First sessions will be free. Participants should wear proper footwear, bring a bottle of water and a yoga mat or towel. Participants should arrive 15 minutes before their first session so that Ginn can learn their workout history. For information contact Ginn at 519 525-1959.






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. You can view the entire Collection of Remember Me Photos: Volume 2 on Flickr as well.

This week, fun on the midway was recorded in this image from the 1973 Bayfield Fall Fair. This version of the merry-go-round appeared to keep youngsters enthralled.

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Remember Me 161

In Issue 161, as the calendar turned to August the countdown to the 156th Bayfield Fall Fair began. This image was taken at the fair in 1973 and shows some of the cars that were on display.


Remember Me 162

In Issue 162, the crowds were thick along a tree-lined Main Street during the Bayfield Fall Fair Parade in 1973. Ruthann Knights reports that the family shown with their backs to the camera in this photo is her own. She also notes they won a prize! They are Ken (in top hat), Krista in baby carriage, and Kelly, walking beside her mother, Ruthann.




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treasures abound at the bayfield AntiqueS SHOW

One of the unique features of the Bayfield Antiques Fair and Sale is the Cafe that sells sandwiches and squares to shoppers. Members of Trinity's congregation, as well as community volunteers, work hard to make this aspect of the show a success every year. Caught on camera arranging some of the sweets were l-r: Janet Snider, Karen Huber and Judith Higgs.

Tim Saunders, of Three Squirrels Antiques, of Blyth, talked to visitors to the Bayfield Antiques Show and Sale on Sunday afternoon.

Mother, Shannon Wiens, and daughter, Paige Hall, were delighted to find a pedestal bowl that matched Paige's great grandmother's (on her father's side) dishes. They purchased the bowl from Antiques by Linda, of Palmerston. The mother-daughter duo hail from East York but have a cottage near Goderich.

Gery Wilson Antiques, of Cambridge, ON, had a remarkable selection of Stanley planes available for purchase at their booth. In addition to these three, there were at least another two dozen planes on another shelf for sale.

Read More Collectibles, of Woodstock, ON, always brings a terrific selection of older books for shoppers to browse. Jim Wallace, of Goderich, was one such shopper.

The Antiques Show and Sale boasted a wide variety of jewellery, including vintage broaches at Treasure Hut Antiques, of Paris, ON.


The Bayfield Antiques Show and Sale opened its doors for the 27th season at the Bayfield Arena this past weekend, Aug. 10-12. Organizers note that the show brought about 1,000 collectors and antique buffs to Bayfield. 

 "The show is one of the highlights of the busy summer season in the village. Visitors come for the day or stay over at the inns, B&B’s and cottages to enjoy the show as well as to visit the many shops and restaurants in Bayfield," said Janet Snider, a committee member. "The weather co-operated so that everyone could ride their bikes, go to the beaches and hike the trails, as well as add to their collections of beautiful objects at the show."

Professional antique dealers from across Ontario brought an impressive array of quality antiques and collectibles including: Canadiana, furniture, books, porcelain, ironstone, silver, estate and costume jewelery and antique toys.

The Gala Evening Opening Celebration was held on Friday night. This year the gala featured a tropical theme. 

During the show refreshments and light fare were served at the café; in addition to delicious home made sweets, sandwiches made from recipes past down by former tea room hostesses were offered.

According to organizers, the dealers love the show and their time spent in this heritage village on a great lake.

"This event funds an outreach project in the community as well as being a major fundraiser for Trinity Church in Bayfield," said Snider. "The organizers would like to thank our volunteers many from the congregation and many from the Bayfield community, who helped make this a success and also thanks to the businesses that supplied food for the Gala and decorations for the show." 


Composition figurines were available for purchase at the booth supplied by Art-Vee Collectibles, of London, ON.


Adele Parsons, and her husband, Bob, of London, ON, examined some "Cornflower" dishes at the booth set up by Chantal's Antiques of Whitby, ON.


This child's Boston rocker, circa 1880 and still bearing original paint, was for sale in the booth arranged by Land and Ross, of Shakespeare, ON.


Comforts, of St. Mary's, ON, had a selection of vintage children's toys for sale in their booth including this "happy/sad" clown bank and this rolly-polly duck rattle both circa 1960s.




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Melody Falconer-Pounder


With the 30th Olympiad from London, England now all wrapped up with a nice neat bow, it is time to take a moment and reflect on the games. I have my top three Olympians and they may surprise a few people because Michael Phelps and Usane Bolt are not among them. Their names will be synonymous with these games for decades. For me the Olympics are more than achieving medals and breaking records. They are about courage, good sportsmanship and smiling under adversity. The criteria for my top Olympians can be taken from the old adage, “It’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game.”

My three great Olympians are Jared Connaughton, Manteo Mitchell and Clara Hughes.

Connaughton was the third runner on the Men’s 4X100 Metre Relay Team for Canada. He had the misfortune of stepping on the lane line and disqualifying his team from earning a bronze medal. The sad fact was the placements were posted on the big board for the whole world to see for several minutes before the officials changed them. The bronze medal then went to Trinidad and Tobago, who crossed the line fourth. Connaughton handled the situation with grace and dignity – his good sportsmanship made Canadians proud – probably prouder than if they had earned that coveted 19th medal.

Mitchell, was a member of the American 4X400 Metre Relay Team. During an important qualifying heat he felt a bone in his left leg crack at the half way mark in his race. He pushed through and ran as hard as he could to help his team qualify for the final. Later in the week while his teammates ran to a silver medal finish he watched smiling from the sidelines a cast on his leg to help his broken Fibula heal.

Hughes, Canada’s six-time two-sport medalist; was back on her bike for these summer games – road cycling her sport of choice. For winter games she straps on the blades for long track speed skating. She finished fifth in these games but it was hardly a disappointing result especially when she quietly informed reporters that she had fractured vertebrae in her back just two months before and despite the pain kept working toward her goal. Hughes than announced her retirement from sport. Her courage is an inspiration to all.

Perhaps, Simon Whitfield, a contender for my top three Olympians of these games, whose end result wasn’t what he had hoped for either, summed the whole 30th Olympiad up best in a Tweet he made on Aug. 13: “Leaving London, aside from a speed bump it’s been great.” - Melody

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