Make out like a sandwich bandit at new village deli
BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER
Pete Meades, Leanne Kavanagh and Robert Whyte are the trio behind Highway Robbery Deli and Sandwich Shop now open at 2 The Square in Bayfield (beside New Orleans Pizza). (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
Alongside the pizza place and the fish and chips take-out now sits an “old world deli style sandwich shop” known as “Highway Robbery”. It is the latest addition to “grab and go row!” This is the nickname, Pete Meades, co-owner of Highway Robbery, has given to the stretch of businesses across from Clan Gregor Square on Hwy. 21.
Highway Robbery Deli and Sandwich Shop is the vision of Meades, Chef Robert Whyte and Leanne Kavanagh.
“A village deli can become a traditional social hub, part of the fabric of the town,” said Whyte and this is a goal of the trio.
They also hope to fill a gap left by the closing of the Black Dog Pantry and Clay Gourmet by offering locally made gourmet food staples in addition to their signature, fresh made sandwiches. In the off-season they also hope to offer some special events mixing music (Meades and Kavanagh also run LP Productions) with chef tables as well as catering.
Whyte is no stranger to the Bayfield food scene. The chef graduated from the Culinary Arts program at Liaison College in 2002. He apprenticed at the Toronto Granite Club and worked at Wolfgang Puck’s first Canadian restaurant also in Toronto. He has taught with the Humber College’s culinary arts program and has a second home in Bayfield with plans to become a full-time resident in the near future.
“Everything is made from scratch,” explained Kavanagh. “When the ingredients are gone that offering is done for the day. We of course keep the items needed for our most popular sandwiches well stocked.”
Examples of their sandwich offerings include a Korean Chicken BBQ and Deli Trio, three stackable meats served on Rye bread reminiscent of the Carnegie Deli. Whyte’s own slaw is made fresh daily as demand permits.
The deli counter is also stocked with cheeses and meats and other delectables so that people can make their own sandwiches. Lesters meats, Blyth Farm Cheese and Stonetown Cheese are just a few of the brands that can be found behind the glass.
Anyone wishing a charcuterie board is invited to call ahead to have one custom made.
Highway Robbery, 2 The Square, has been designed to resemble an early village style deli. Stepping through the doors people are transported back to a simpler time and right now this opportunity is available every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch. Deli pick-up is offered until 5 p.m. The deli can be reached by calling 519 565-4327.
Quinn Ross current president of Ontario Bar Association
Quinn Ross (Submitted photo)
The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is pleased to announce Quinn Ross as the 83rd President of the OBA.
Ross, Managing Partner of The Ross Firm, with offices in Goderich, Kincardine and Stratford, has been an active member in senior roles on the OBA board since 2012. In 2015, Ross was elected Second Vice President and has been involved in numerous committees that include chairing the Working Group on Alternative Business Structures, the Technology and Practice Innovation Committee, the Governance Committee and Strategic Planning.
“The OBA has become like a second family to me since joining almost a decade ago, and now, as President, with a holistic view of the association, I know the changes that need to be made and how to make them happen, starting with a transformative fall council meeting,” said Ross.
In his upcoming term, Quinn looks forward to continuing the OBA’s leadership in addressing challenges and opportunities in the legal system that face all stakeholders, from the professional members of the association to the most vulnerable in society.
“I grew up in a family that emphasized inclusion, within the walls of our house and as members of the community,” said Ross. “With greater diversity than ever at the OBA, it’s an obvious position for me to ensure that when making decisions as an association, all voices are heard, all talent is leveraged and both are representative of the bar and the public we serve.”
Through his involvement with professional development programs and committees, Ross has also enabled practitioners to leverage technology and innovation in order to better serve their clients and will continue to champion these efforts during his term.
“Ensuring lawyers have the tools to meet the needs of the public and to practise law in a way that is modern and responsive is critical,” said Ross. “These are practical things that can save time and costs that can then be passed along to the public.”
Under the OBA’s governance structure, the second vice-president is elected and then successively becomes first vice president and then president. The OBA also alternates between presidents from Toronto and other regions of Ontario in order to ensure all regions of the province have a strong voice.
Ross officially took office on Aug. 15.
High Calibre acts compete in only County Competition
Competitors in the Junior Rise2Fame competition at Bayfield were Madyx Carrothers and Hailey Turnbull, 1st place; Cassidy Dibsdale, Ava Alcaidinho, 2nd place; Everly Durst, and Alexa Yeo, 3rd place. In addition, Madyx will also be going on to the Western Fair with her solo act. (Submitted photos)
This year's Rise2Fame preliminary competition for the Western Fair held in Bayfield was even more successful than in previous years. Organizer Charlie Kalbfleisch and Western Fair representative Beth Sailor both remarked on the extremely, high calibre of acts competing in both the Junior and Youth Categories.
The theme for the Bayfield Fair this year was "Remembering Canadian Country Dream!" and certainly many young dreams will come true as nine young people move on to compete at the quarter final competition in September at the Western Fair.
Seaforth's own St. Onge sisters, Mary Paige and Irelyn, were first place winners at the Bayfield Rise2Fame Youth Talent competition and will go on to compete at the Western Fair.
Bayfield's Rise2Fame contest is now the only preliminary competition for the Western Fair in Huron County. Former Huron County competitors have moved on to careers in the arts, teaching, acting, in music, and in the television and film industry.
Emcee Wilhelmina Laurie also remarked on the quality and variety of the competition.
"This year our competitors have come from as far away as Strathroy, St. Marys and Parkhill to compete at Bayfield, and the level of expertise among all these young people is astounding. This year more kids were accompanying themselves on their own instruments, we had two bands participating and even a young harpist performed for us! Rise2Fame gives kids a venue for performance and a boost of confidence and we are pleased to be able to support our talented youth in this way."
Delaney Schoelier, of St. Marys, was the second place winner at the Bayfield Rise2Fame Youth competition, and will compete at the Western Fair in September.
Judges Heather Dawe, Elise Feltrin and Sarah Broadfoot had an extremely difficult time determining the winners of the competition.
Winners in the Junior Category, of children under 12, were: Hailey Turnbull and Madyx Carrothers who performed a variety solo dance called "Sea Cruise". In second place was the vocal solo "Rise Up" by Ava Alcaidinho. Third place winner Alexa Yeo sang and played "It's a Better Place" on the harp. Also moving on to competition at the Western Fair is Madyx Carrothers for her Variety Solo ribbon dance "Dream a Little Dream".
In the Youth Category, of ages 12 to 21, first place winners were Seaforth's own, Irelyn and Mary Paige St. Onge. This entertaining country duo sang and performed "Head over Heels". They were also the winners of last year's competition in Paris, ON. In second place was Delaney Schoelier, of St. Marys. whose vocal solo "Creep" brought down the house. Third place Rory McLachlan performed an evocative vocal solo, "Burn" and played his acoustic guitar. Also moving on to the Western Fair is Maya Alcaidinho for her beautiful "Arabian Nights" dance and a band from St. Marys comprised of Mason Otte, Dinith Nawaranme and Adam Swallowell who performed "Crazy
Congratulations to all the winners and best wishes as they follow their Canadian dream to the Western Fair. Organizers thank the Bayfield Agricultural Society and the Bayfield Optimists for supporting Rise2Fame at the Bayfield Community Fair.
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. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society (BTHHS) is hosting its fourth annual “Sunset on Summer” (SOS) family picnic on Saturday, Sept. 2 on the grounds of the Bayfield Town Hall.
The event will run from 4:30-8 p.m. and will feature BBQ chicken cooked during the picnic, along with baked beans, coleslaw, a roll and dessert. Bring your guests or you can enjoy take-out.
“The Cosmic Cowboys”, from London, ON will provide the entertainment. They were 2017 Jack Richardson Music Awards nominees in the Folk/Roots category.
Activities at SOS will include, a Kiddy Korner, with help from The Purple Peony, located on Bayfield’s Main Street, as well as a return of the Thomas the Train table, sponsored by the CNR School Car in Clinton. As always, there will be a cash bar for adults. Once again, the event will include a raffle with a variety of fun items.
Also, the Bayfield Lions’ Club will be selling prints of the photos chosen for the 2018 Bayfield calendar (as opposed to the silent auction of previous years). The sale will take place from 4:30-7 p.m. with net proceeds being shared between the town hall and the Bayfield Lions’ Club.
The adult ticket price is $20 and children 12 years and younger are $10. In case of rain the event will move to the Bayfield Arena.
The proceeds from this event will go towards replenishing the town hall reserve funds necessary to maintain and preserve the 135-year-old Bayfield Town Hall. These funds were depleted by the expense of the beautiful new roof and new furnace installations in 2016.
The organizers are hoping that people will purchase their tickets early to ensure that sufficient quantities of food are ordered. Call the Bayfield Town Hall at 519 565-5788 or visit Ticketscene.ca to purchase tickets. Anyone who calls the town hall is asked to leave a message and someone will return the call. The Bayfield Town Hall Box Office will be open from 1:30-3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays to buy or pick up tickets. Volunteers will also have tickets available at the Farmers’ Market during market hours on Friday, Aug. 18 and 25 as well as Sept. 1. Tickets will also be available Fitness Classes held in the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre.
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. SOS will leave a smaller footprint on our environment.
The committee overseeing this BBQ is looking for volunteers to help with the event. There are several categories of volunteering, such as serving food, set up, clean up, handling tickets sales for the beer/wine tent and clearing tables. Anyone interested is asked to please call Sandy at 519 565-2830 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUN4Kids helps youth become Prime mInister for a day
Fourteen year-old Aiden is living with a serious cardiac condition. His wish is to be the Prime Minister of Canada for a day and through the Make-A-Wish Foundation the community can make his wish come true. (Submitted photo)
The 5th Annual Run4Kids event will be held on Labour Day weekend, Sunday Sept. 3. The 5 KM Run/Walk will be raising funds to grant a very special wish for a Make-A-Wish child – 14 year-old Aiden is living with a serious cardiac condition. His wish is to be the Prime Minister of Canada for a day and through the Make-A Wish-Foundation the community can make his wish come true.
So before heading back to school and a regular work schedule consider supporting Aiden by running or walking around Bayfield in all of its “end of summer” glory.
Once again the Virtual High School (VHS) and the Bayfield Optimist Club are teaming up to raise enough funds for Aiden’s wish to be granted. The run/walk starts and finishes at the VHS building on Main Street South in the village.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children living with a life threatening condition. Wishes come in all shapes and sizes, whether it’s going to Walt Disney World, playing golf at the Masters, a new computer or even being the Prime Minister of Canada.
“Even though this is a competitive race it is open to teams and families to enter and have some fun,” said Cathy Fisher, a member of the Bayfield Optimist Club.
The first Virtual High School Run4Kids was held in 2012. VHS was originally inspired to organize the first run by one of their very own students who was battling brain cancer. Will Frassinelli.
Since 2015 the focus of the event has been on supporting the Make-A-Wish of South Western Ontario. That year $6,000 was raised to grant the wish of a Huron County child – Reiko, who at the time was five years old. He has an inherited skeletal disorder. His wish was to take a trip to his favorite theme park in Orlando, Florida. And with the help of the community, his wish came true. Reiko and his family will in attendance at the 2017 event to help Aiden’s wish come true.
On the day of the event, site registration will open at 7:30 a.m. The race will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with awards to follow at 10:15 a.m. to the top two male and female finishers in each age category. Twenty-five dollars will be given to first place in each category and $50 to first place overall in each gender group.
To learn more about registration fees and to register visit: http://vhsrun4kids.com/register.php. There are registration categories for individuals, youth, families and teams.
“One hundred per cent of your donation will go toward Aiden’s trip to Ottawa to perhaps run our country for a day. With your help we can make this happen,” said Fisher.
Anyone who can’t participate but would still like to donate to Make-A-Wish to help grant the can visit www.vhsrun4kids.com or call Fisher at 519 482-5557. She will collect the donation and send personal info in for a tax receipt for any donation over $20.
To learn more visit the VHS Run4Kids website listed above or go to www.makeawishswo.ca.
And to get runners in the right mindset for this event here is a little more information on Aiden. He enjoys playing video games and country music. His favorite foods are steak and hamburgers and he loves The Keg Restaurant. His favorite memory occurred when he got his dog Lulu.
Another way the community can help is to eat! The Optimist Club of Bayfield will be running a hot dog BBQ at Bayfield Foodland on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with all donations going to the wish for Aiden.
An online petition has been created regarding the proposed development at 89 Main Street South in the village. The petition entitled, “Preserve Bayfield, Ontario's heritage culture - say "NO" to corporate encroachment” that will be sent to the CAO of the Municipality of Bluewater Kyle Pratt. It was launched midday on July 11 and as of publishing time had generated 621 signatures.
For anyone interested in viewing the petition please visit: www.change.org.
As the Bayfield Community Fair conflicted with the third Thursday of the month Councilor’s Corner has been rescheduled to Aug. 31.
Bill Whetstone, Bayfield Ward councilor, encourages all to come hear what council has been up to and voice their opinions. The topic will be "Bayfield Arena". The evening will be held in the Bayfield Community Centre starting at 7 p.m.
THE STARS ALIGNED
The West Coast Astronomers (WCA) had an out of this world observing night on Aug. 15th at the Agricultural Park in the village. Those in attendance viewed Saturn, Jupiter, M3, M31, an Iridium flare and meteors. Everyone is welcome to join the WCA, with or without a telescope. Their next Star Party is Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Agricultural Park in Bayfield. Each party is limited in the number of participants the group can accommodate. Please use the RSVP button on the 'Star Party' page to reserve a spot. If the sky is not clear on the designated night, the event will be cancelled and no one will show up. If you have doubt on the status of the event please call 519 868-6691. If you are an amateur astronomer, willing to bring your telescope, and share your knowledge with others, please contact the number listed above in advance. Visitwww.westcoastastronomers.info for more details, locations and times. (Submitted photo)
BHS hosts BUS
The Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) is delighted to announce that the speakers for the August meeting will be members of the fun loving and locally famous Bayfield Ukulele Society (BUS).
This fast growing group has grown from two members to 16 in just two years; they get together at the library, generate some great music and have a great time.
If you want to learn their story, if you are searching for a fun social activity to join or are simply curious about this group please plan to attend the BHS evening. The musical program for the evening will be ‘Strumming Down Memory Lane’ featuring songs from each decade of the past century with interesting historical facts about each piece.”It will be held on Monday, Aug. 28 commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.
Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the meeting, memberships are available and all are welcome to attend.
The Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) would like to invite everyone to their annual general meeting that will take place in the Bayfield Branch of the Huron County Library on Sept. 9, at 10 a.m.
Anyone who is interested in volunteering with the FOBL as a board member or in other capacities, please contact the friends via email@example.com
You have heard of an old fashion ‘barn raising’, well, the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) is having a ‘building painting’ and they are looking for volunteers to help. All that is needed is a paintbrush, scraper, some clothes to wear while painting and a positive attitude. Anyone who doesn’t have a paintbrush or scraper should then just bring the positive attitude. Supervision will be provided if requested.
Volunteers will be painting the exterior of the Archives Building and Heritage Centre on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coffee and muffins will be available. A small crew is needed for Friday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon to scrape, sand and prime a few areas on the south and west sides as well as caulk some of the window frames.
Anyone who is able to help then should please call the BHS at 519 441-3224 and leave a message indicating when they can help - Friday, Saturday or both days. Anyone who can bring a step or extension ladder should indicate that as well. Please note that the painting event will be rescheduled if it rains.
The residents of the Bayfield Mews are happy to announce that the development is now on it’s final phase as Phase Two residences are now being sold and the 39 homes in the first phase of the project are now sold out!
As “it’s all about community” at the Bayfield Mews the residents are opening their doors for people to come out and tour three of the beautiful townhome styles available in this 55 plus adult lifestyle community.
At this event to be held on Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in addition to the tour people will be treated to a hotdog BBQ and refreshments will also be served.
The Bayfield Mews homes can be found along Bayfield Mews Lane just south of the village.
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.
Beginner classes are being offered in Bayfield 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 Thursday, Sept. 7, from 9–10:30 a.m. at the Bayfield Town Hall. Beginner classes will continue on Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. AM at the town hall.
For more information call Doug Brown at 519 565-5187.
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and the upcoming 100th International Plowing Match, the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) has initiated a small project to share memories of Bayfield.
Organizers would like to make the project a community one and ask that people share their favorite memories, places, and things about Bayfield by using permanent markers to write on a “piece” of the quilt block. This quilt block will be on display at the society’s booth in the IPM Heritage Tent.
People can participate in this project and share a memory by visiting the Bayfield Heritage Centre and Archives at 20 Main St. N during their hours of operation (Wednesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.). A donation to participate would be appreciated. Sharing a memory on the quilt block will be based on a first come basis.
One Care will continue to offer morning fitness classes at the arena on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings starting Sept. 6. The schedule will be posted on the arena door and outdoor bulletin board at the library. Some exciting new classes will be added to the line-up.
Bayfield has been fortunate to receive funding through the provincial government’s Seniors Community Grant Program. Some of this funding will be used to provide new fitness opportunities for seniors that emphasize mindfulness and relaxation.
These classes will be offered later in the day so people who still work might be able to fit them into their schedules.
“NIA” will begin on Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the Bayfield Community Centre. NIA classes combine dance, martial arts and mindfulness techniques. According to practioners, flexibility, mobility, agility, strength and stability will all be enhanced. The goal is to leave the class energized and relaxed. Participants may do the class in bare feet or soft flexible sneakers that will bend with your movements.
According to Wikepedia, the NIA technique is a mind/body physical conditioning program that initially stood for Non-Impact Aerobics, a health and fitness alternative that emerged in the 1980s and evolved to include neurological integrative practices and teachings.
The first Total Body Relax class will be held on Sept. 28, also at 5:30 p.m. at the community centre. Total Body Relax offers a gentle approach to stretching, toning and relaxing muscles. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket and a small pillow. Note some Total Body Relax classes will be held at the arena and some at the Bayfield Town Hall.
All are invited to come out and give one of these classes a try. There is no charge for either class. Please email plewington @tcc.on.ca for more information.
The Wednesday afternoon Bridge group would like to invite people to come and join them in some friendly card games at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building starting at 1 p.m.
Join in the fun with congenial players with snacks at a cost of $1.50 per person.
Martel Book Launch
The Photography Club of Bayfield (PCoB) is pleased to sponsor the launch of Don Martel’s book, “Loaves and Fishes” on Sept. 7.
The launch will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Bayfield Town Hall and is open to the general public. Admission is by donation to the Alzheimers Society.
As a master photographer and great storyteller, Martel will share some of his experiences from his 8,200 KM solo bike ride across Canada in support of Alzheimers in words and photos. It was the inspiration he received from his encounters with hundreds of fellow Canadians that resulted in the book “Loaves and Fishes” All net sales proceeds of the book will also go to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.
In addition, Martel has also agreed to hold two photo workshops on Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9.
The first of these is called: “Introduction to Digital Photography” and will take place at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building on the Friday from 7-8:30 p.m.
This class, limited to 20 participants, is for anyone with a camera, from a smart phone to the latest digital SLR, who is not fully comfortable with the technology. The class will help you understand how your camera sees the world. Martel will explain how and why your camera sometimes does not appear to see things the way your eyes see them and then provide you with practical simple approaches to use this knowledge to your advantage when making photos.
The second workshop, called “Land and Water”, will also be in the Lions building and take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. After a break there will be an evening beach shoot starting at 7 p.m. In this workshop, restricted to a maximum of 12 people, you will learn tips, starting points and approaches to making great Landscapes and Waterscapes. You will learn about light, motion, landscapes, waterfalls, reflections and even spend some time with some useful post processing techniques.
The Friday workshop costs $10 and the all-day Saturday workshop costs $85. For any further questions or registration please contact Martel at 519 984-6329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit www.donmartel.com.
ARTIST GUILD HOST SHOW
The Bayfield Artist Guild Show and Sale held on Saturday, Aug. 19 was a huge success. There were many, many paintings shown against the beautiful backdrop of the Lighthouse Cottage gardens in the village along with rock painting for children, learn to paint for adults and a number of artists painting "en plein air " to watch. Interest was high and the Guild members agree that it will be held again next year. Guild members will be painting again this Friday, Aug. 25 in Pioneer Park 9 a.m. to noon if anyone wants to join in. (Submitted photo)