ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASES FOR SUNSET ON SUMMER ENCOURAGED
Barbecued chicken was the feature of the menu at the 2016 Sunset on Summer event. It was prepared by Jim Mehlenbacher and his crew. The delightful aroma's could be smelled throughout the town hall neighbourhood. Chicken will once again be on the menu in 2018 along with a new side - roasted potatoes! (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society (BTHHS) is hosting its fifth annual “Sunset on Summer” family picnic on Saturday, Sept. 1 on the grounds of the Bayfield Town Hall (and in case of rain at the Bayfield Arena).
Music runs from 4-7 p.m. and food will be served from 4:30-7:30 p.m. This year roasted potatoes will be included with the traditional BBQ chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, a roll and dessert.
Bring your guests or you can enjoy take-out. Entertainment will be provided by “The Cosmic Cowboys”, from London, ON, 2017 Jack Richardson Music Awards nominee in the Folk/Roots category. Activities include a Kiddy Korner (with help from The Purple Peony) for the children. As always, there will be a cash bar for adults.
Once again, the event will include a silent auction with a variety of fun items. Also, the Bayfield Lions’ Club will be selling prints of the photos chosen for the 2019 Bayfield calendar. The sale will take place from 4:30-7 p.m. with net proceeds being shared between the Town Hall and the Bayfield Lions’ Club.
The adult ticket price is $20 and children 12 years and younger are $10. The proceeds from this event will go towards replenishing the reserve funds necessary to maintain and preserve the 135-year-old Bayfield Town Hall.
The organizers are hoping that people will purchase their tickets early to ensure that sufficient quantities of food are ordered. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Town Hall at 519 565-5788 as well as through Ticketscene.ca. If you call the Town Hall, just leave a message and someone will get back to you. The Town Hall Box Office will be open from 1:30-3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Aug. 14, to buy or pick up your tickets. Tickets will also be available at the Bayfield Farmers’ Market during market hours on Friday, Aug. 17, 24 and 31, and at Fitness Classes in the Bayfield Arena.
As was done last year, the Town Hall, as an active member of Bayfield’s Blue Community initiative, has purchased non-toxic, biodegradable, cups, plates, bowls, and cutlery. Sunset on Summer will leave a smaller footprint on our environment.
This is a community event and the committee is looking for volunteers to help with serving food, set up, clean up, handling tickets sales for the beer/wine tent and clearing tables. Anyone interested is asked to please email Diane at email@example.com.
Printed images from calendar available at sunset on summer
Lion Bill Rowat and Lion John Davies, both members of the Lions' Calendar Committee, were on hand at the Bayfield Farmers' Market on Aug. 17 as the 2019 village calendar was launched. This year an image of the Bayfield Library made the cover. It was taken by PCoB member, Jack Pal. Canvas mounted prints 24” x 36” in size, ready to hang, are a purchase option this year. (Photos by Jack Pal)
The new 2019 Bayfield Calendar, a joint project of the Bayfield Lions’ Club and the Photography Club of Bayfield (PCoB), is now on sale for $10.
People will find the calendars at Shopbike Coffee Roasters, Bayfield Foodland and from Justyna Chojnacka as well as a number of local clubs and organizations including the PCoB and Lions.
This year’s theme, “Bayfield and Area Architecture”, was broadly interpreted but all photos can be said to have some element of architecture in them.
All of the selected photos have been enlarged and professionally double-matted at Baillie’s Picture Framing to a 16” x 20” size ready for framing. These are being offered for sale for $40 (and include a free calendar) to the public on Sept. 1 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Sunset on Summer BBQ taking place at the Bayfield Town Hall. As well, there is an opportunity to buy a canvas mounted print 24” x 36” in size ready to hang. Smaller sizes can also be ordered. For a look at all the photos in the calendar see the collage in the display window at the Bayfield Archives and Heritage Centre on Main Street North.
Lion John Davies, a member of the Lions' Calendar committee, displays the image featured in the calendar for the month of November by photographer, Vreni Beeler, a member of the PCoB.
Organizers note that the calendars and matted prints would make wonderful gifts and mementos of Bayfield. All proceeds from calendar sales go towards supporting Lions activities throughout the community. Net revenues from the print sale will be shared with the Bayfield Town Hall.
eight competitors move on to western fair in september
The Junior Talent Search Winners at the Rise2Fame preliminary competition for the Western Fair were chosen at the Bayfield Community Fair on the evening of Aug. 17. They were from l- r: Cierra Wachhaus, 3rd place; Emily Plumsteel, 1st place; Cameron Landesborough-Mullins and Kinzie Bajitas, 2nd place. All will be competing at the Western Fair. (Submitted photos)
The Youth Talent Search Competitors who participated in the Rise2Fame preliminary competition for the Western Fair were FR l-r: Nadia Whalen, Hannah Thomas, third place; Maddy Hill, Marissa Price, Mary Paige St. Onge, first place; Irelyn St. Onge and Madeline Hodgson. BR l-r: Gregory Lang, Jacob Bastien, Cameron Lang, Paige Woodburn and Julia Withers, 2nd place. As well as the three trophy winners, Irelyn St. Onge and Nadia Whalen will also be competing at the Western Fair.
Once again, on Aug. 17, the Bayfield Community Fair sponsored an all-star cast of competitors in their Rise2Fame preliminary competition to the Western Fair.
Every year the young competitors up their game and come with stronger performance skills. This year altogether eight successful competitors were deemed ready for the semifinals competition at London’s Western Fair.
Thanks to the fair for sponsoring and to Charlie Kalbfleisch for organizing the event.
players at croquet club keep national champion grounded
BY PAT WATERS
Bill Rowat, Canadian Association Croquet 2018 National Champion. (Photo by Nigel Pieloth)
Bill Rowat (right), 2018 Canadian Croquet champion, accepted a bottle of wine from Croquet Canada Open Tournament Director Pierre Dunn. (Submitted photo)
For the first time in the recorded history of the Village of Bayfield a local citizen has won a major international athletic event. It happened in Victoria, BC during the annual Canadian Association Croquet 2018 National Championships, Aug. 9-12.
During the tournament round robin play Bayfield resident Bill Rowat representing the Bayfield International Croquet Club massed six wins against only one loss which got him into the playoffs Sunday where he ended up winning both his semi-final and final playoff matches to be crowned Canada’s 2018 Champion!
He gives much of the credit for his surprising success after having only 10 years experience playing the game to his wife, Jane, for keeping him calm during the week’s play.
Rowat, a native of Seaforth, retired to Bayfield after an illustrious public service career in Ottawa nationally and internationally. Prior to this achievement he was best known internationally as the last man to order the firing of a cannon across the bow of an invading foreign fishing fleet to stop their entry into Canadian waters during the so-called ‘turbot wars’.
The national champion may be found most mornings after 10 a.m. at the local Bayfield Club where he makes himself available for autographs, photo ops, bon mots, guidance and counseling on Croquet and life issues both personal and political.
The National Championship was held at the Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club in Victoria, B.C. (Photo by Nigel Pieloth)
During the tournament round robin play Bayfield resident Bill Rowat (fourth from right) represented the Bayfield International Croquet Club. He massed six wins against only one loss which got him into the playoffs where he ended up winning both his semi-final and final playoff matches to be crowned Canada’s 2018 Champion! (Submitted photo)
The final Kintail on the Road - Vacation Day Camp of the season runs today (Aug. 22) at Knox Presbyterian Church in Bayfield.
Camp Kintail, the area Presbyterian Church camp, offers this Christian based Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The very capable and well-trained young adult staff of Camp Kintail will lead the children in a day of games, songs and faith. The camp is for children who have completed JK up to Grade 6.
The cost is $5 per child per day or $7 for two or more children. Lunch and snacks are provided.
For more information please call the church at 519 565-2913 and leave a message.
The Bayfield Mews residents are opening their doors to welcome people to visit this 55+ Adult Lifestyle Community on Sept. 2.
Now in its final phase of development, three townhomes in the community will be open for people to tour. Phase one which includes 39 residences have now been sold.
The Open House will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the community on Bayfield Mews lane, just south of the village. All are welcome to tour and indulge in a hot dog and beverage.
Taoist Tai Chi
People from all walks of life and across the world tell how the practice of Taoist Tai Chi® arts has relieved stress, provided deep relaxation, given their bodies balance and strength, helped with pain, lifted spirits and even changed their outlook on life.
Continuing Classes are being offered in the village at the Bayfield Town Hall on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. starting in September. All are welcome to attend these classes taught by an accredited, volunteer instructor.
An Open House and free class will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 9:30-11 a.m. at the town hall. For more information call Doug Brown at 519 565-5187.
The Bayfield Lions' Club members would like to let the public know that tickets for the Joe Brandon Memorial Trout Derby are now available at the following places: Nip & Tuck and Brandons Hardware in Bayfield, Goderich Bait & Tackle and Angling Sports in London. The Derby will run from Oct 12 -14.
The FOBL will host their Annual General Meeting on Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Bayfield Public Library. The program committee will share their reports for the year at this event.
FULL MOON HIKE
Join members of the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) at the pavilion in Clan Gregor Square on Aug. 26 for a walk under the light of the full moon.
Starting at 8 p.m. hike through the village to the edge of the woods at Sarnia Street and the official start of the Woodland Trail.
Once in the woods hikers will enjoy the beauty of the ravines, old pastures and glacial hills as they walk along old gravel quarry roads, lumber paths and deer trails.
The trail is approximately 5 KMs long and the difficulty is level 3. The hike will take approximately two hours. Please bring a head lamp or flashlight in the event that the special guest, the full moon is hidden by clouds.
The hike leader will be Roberta Stemp, 519 565-2777.
FIRST AID COURSE
Bayfield Guiding is organizing a community First Aid weekend.
A Standard First Aid with CPR C and AED Course will be held at Trinity Anglican Church in Bayfield on Sept. 22-23. Unfortunately there was not enough interest for the Aug. 25-26 weekend sessions.
Saturday will begin at 9 a.m. while Sunday will commence at 11 a.m. Cost is $129 plus HST
The cost of the course will decrease as attendance increases so please invite others to join. The course is open to people 12 years of age and up.
Please contact Melody Falconer-Pounder at 519 525-3830 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
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. 9 that will allow community members to honor the memory of loved ones or beloved pets in a symbolic way at a Butterfly Release.
This second 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.
Please go to www.eventbrite.ca to purchase your butterfly prior to Aug. 24. Monarch butterflies are $25 each.
Fall Foto Fest
The members of the Photography Club of Bayfield are pleased to pass on an invitation for people to attend the 2018 Bayfield Fall Foto Fest (FFF) to be held on Sept. 29-30.
There will be a new series of workshops including the Lambton College show, "In the Photographer's Studio" highlighting the photo talents of photographer Richard Beland. His 25-year career in photography has seen him photograph music artists and groups all over the world including traveling several times with the “Tragically Hip” and again on their farewell tour.
Saturday night’s keynote presentation will be "Conversations with Brad Turner". Photography is his passion and the root of his creative eye. Turner is a Bayfield native whose career as a Hollywood director, producer and photographer will make for an inspiring evening. This presentation is no charge and is open to the first 100 guests registered for FFF. A limited number of seats are available for non- registrants by contacting email@example.com.
The two-hour workshop classes include: The Art of Flash Photography, Creating Photo Books, an Outdoor Photo Trek of Bayfield, Sunday Morning Photo Walk, Digital Printing, Wildlife Photography, Raptors Birds of Prey and Photography 101.
Organizers are also pleased to offer three – three-hour master classes: Adobe Photoshop the Art of Design with Stephen Slack, Macro Photography with Alayne Brisson, and Video Creations with Brad Turner.
Participants can also attend the FFF Dinner at Renegades Diner on Saturday night. The cost of the dinner is $25 including taxes and tip. Reservations for this dinner are available when registering for FFF.
Complete FFF details, information about the annual Photo Contest and registration is available by following this link: http://phototourtrekkers.com/tours/bayfield-fall-foto-fest-2018/
The Bayfield Lions' Club will be hosting the Horseless Carriage Club of America on Aug. 25 in Clan Gregor Square starting around 10 a.m.
The cars will be in the park until noon only and the whole family is invited to this free event to enjoy this rare opportunity to see the way our ancestors traveled in the early 1900s.
The car club will also be making stops at Windmill Lake Wake and Eco Park near Bayfield as well as the CNR School on Wheels in Clinton that day.
OUTDOOR FLEA-PRODUCE MARKET
The Outdoor Flea-Produce Market, in good weather, opens every Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. from now to Thanksgiving. Anyone interested in being a vendor should contact Jack at 519 482-7921 or if there are any questions about the Market, contact Jim at 519 565-2328. The vendors are all from the local community.
Sundays are a great day to go treasure hunting as Agriculture Park isn’t the only spot a Flea Market can be found. People can also visit the Pinery Antique and Flea Market in Grand Bend, the Bayfield North Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market and the Goderich BIA Flea Market.
MAIN STREET OPTOMETRIC
Dr. Rich Samuell at Main Street Optometric wants to let Bayfield residents know that full eye health examinations are available at his Bayfield office.
Examinations are fully covered by OHIP for children and teens, seniors, and those with diabetes.
Please call 519 565-2300 to schedule an appointment.
This is an invitation to attend the opening rehearsal of the Glee Sisters, on Friday, Sept. 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church in Bayfield. Rehearsals are held at this time and location weekly until mid-May. There is a break in December for the holiday season.
This non-auditioned women’s choir has been performing throughout the community and in surrounding areas since 2006. The Glee Sisters will be carrying on the joy of singing established by our recently retired and talented founder, Leslie Bella, under the leadership of co-directors Lisa Stewart and Blanche Savage and accompanist Mary McGoldrick.
For further information please consult the Glee Sisters Facebook page or contact our Manager, Christy Lomax at firstname.lastname@example.org .
CONFERENCE ON AGEING
Volunteers with the Home4good Info Hub held regularly at the Bayfield Public Library are BR l-r: Arlene Timmins, Jamie Thomas (librarian), Jacqueline Doummar, Margo Robeson, Roma Harris, Diane Lynn McKinley, Leslie Bella, and Elise Feltrin. FR: Grace Koehler and Pat Pal. Bayfield attracted international attention when Leslie Bella and Roma Harris were delegates representing Home4good at the 14th International Conference on Ageing in Toronto Aug. 8-10. Bella, with Arlene Timmins and Pat MacDougall, presented a paper on Home4good's efforts to support those who are trying to survive in Bayfield once they are no longer able to drive. Harris and the volunteers involved in the Senior's Info Hub presented a paper on the development of this program. Feedback to these presentations was very positive, as few presentations at the conference emphasized the kind of locally driven initiatives that Home4good has initiated in Bayfield. Copies of the papers, and other information about Home4hood, are available on Home4Good's website at www.home4good.ca. (Submitted photo)