Bookmark and Share   Sept. 5, 2016   Vol. 10 Week 36 Issue 478

Jesse is going to costa rica thanks to VHS Run4Kids


20180902_085929The 2018 VHS Run4Kids began with a stretch led by Nicole Rogers, of the YMCA in Goderich.  

On the morning of Sunday, Sept. 2, over 105 runners and walkers joined to support Jesse, a 10 year-old boy from Middlesex County who is battling cancer. He is the 2018 Run4Kids Make-A-Wish child.The event is a combined annual effort between the Virtual High School and the Optimist Club of Bayfileld. 

Jesse’s wish is to travel to Costa Rica to zip-line, visit monkeys and sloths, and to view the beautiful waterfalls and hot springs. Jesse was very excited to be at the event and organizers cannot wait to see his wish come true. According to those present at the run, when Jesse's family spoke to the crowd there wasn't a dry eye on Main Street. 

The fastest time for a male this year went to Simon Meades, of Holmesville, who finished in 18:09, while Jalen Marcil, of London, took the honor for the female participants crossing in 20:00. Runners took part from London, Barrie, Toronto, Sarnia and all points in between.

20180902_090511Jesse and members of his family pose for a picture with all the participants just before the run. The enthusiasm was palpable as everyone prepared to take to the 5 KM course marked out around the village.  

20180902_090543Simon Meades, of Holmesville, took the lead at the start of the VHS Run4Kids and never looked back.  

20180902_085348Jesse and members of his family were out in full force for the Run4Kids and enjoyed some time hamming it up with Spiderman.  

20180902_083456Snippety the Clown provided face painting at the VHS Run4Kids on Sunday while Leanne Kavanagh (right) provided sustenance to runners in the form of coffee. Shop Bike Coffee Roasters is a regular supporter of the event.

20180902_093052  Not someone you see in Bayfield everyday - this special guest dropped in to the VHS Run4Kids held on Sunday, Sept. 2.

20180902_083743 Virtual High School staff are big supporters of the Run4Kids. This was the fourth year that VHS worked with the Optimist Club of Bayfield in organizing the race.

20180902_101444  Jesse's wish is to visit Costa Rica in part to see the monkeys.

20180902_101429 The very special moment when Jesse and his mom learned that due to the efforts of the run participants his wish had been granted! (Photo by Jackie Hivert)


20180902_102237 The fastest time for a male this year went to Simon Meades, of Holmesville, aged 14, who finished in 18:09. 

20180902_102225  Jalen Marcil, of London, aged 15 years, took the fastest time honors for the female participants crossing in 20:00.

Quadricycles for rent now a decade old offering 

IMG_0630The renting of Quadracycles on Main Street just passed the 10 year mark! Recently celebrating a decade of working together were Doug Brown, current president of the Bayfield Historical Society, the organization that benefits from their rental; Kristyn Waterworth, the owner of KryArt Studios, overseer of the summer rentals; and Bill Roth, the owner and chief mechanic of the 40 year-old cycles. (Photo submitted)

For over a decade, red and yellow Quadricycles have been plying the streets of Bayfield with sounds of gaiety and laughter from riders. The quads have been on rental every summer at KryArt Studio and Gallery on Main Street.

The cycles are very popular with tourists - mainly families and young people - but are also rented out for weddings and special events. They have been a great fit with the other creative and fun activities that go on at KryArt every summer.

The rentals generate a lot of cash for the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS).

"We have a three-way deal," said Kristyn Watterworth, owner of KryArt. "I rent them out from the studio, Bill Rowat owns and maintains them and the Historical Society gets the net revenue after paying insurance and repair costs.”

Over the past ten years the net contribution to the BHS from quad rentals has averaged about $2,500 per year.

Doug Brown, president of BHS, said, “I would like to thank Kristyn and Bill for running the rentals operation each year and Conrad and Nancy Kaptein for storing the quads in the off-season. The money from the quad rentals is one of the society's five revenue sources and helps offset the annual operations of the Archives."

The quadricycles were built in Montreal in the late 1970s and are nearly 40 years old.

"They take a lot of abuse on rental." aid Brown, "Fortunately Bill is a bit of a Cuban mechanic and somehow manages to keep them on the road."

The quads will be on rental again next year when KryArt opens its doors in the Spring.

Remembering Brandon at second annual beach clean up 

37029706355_60d248d721_oBrandon Lemieux's favorite place was the beach at Bayfield. He died on Sept. 16, 2016. Two years later a beach clean up is being organized in his name. During his life, he ensured that his daughter also knew of this special place as a visit to the Bayfield beach was a must each and every summer. (Submitted photo)

Bayfield’s annual fall beach cleanup honours the life of Brandon Lemieux. He spent much of his young life roaming the many Bayfield beaches, never returning without a pail of litter. He died Sept 16, 2016.

In his honor a Beach Clean Up will be held on Sept. 15 starting at 9 a.m. Participants are asked to meet near the pier, to bring glove and wear good footwear. Shop Bike Coffee Roasters will be serving up some hot brew starting at 8:30 a.m. to properly fuel the volunteers.

While locals commonly call the beach adjacent to the pier “Bayfield Main” much of it is in fact owned by the Pioneer Park Association and properly named the Pier Beach.

“If numbers permit, it is the intention of the organizers to clean as many beach sections as possible however, access and safety may limit our intended tasks due to abnormally high lake levels this year,” said Ray Letheren, a member of Blue Bayfield and an event organizer. “Should conditions permit, we will clean beaches at Paul Bunyan, Cameron St, Tuyll St South, Howard St, Pioneer Park, Pier to Marina, plus the Highway 21 ditches (west side) from top of hill to bridge and the ditches on the north side of the bridge on both sides.”

What is permitted in a cleanup? The great lakes shoreline is a complex ecosystem that is constantly undergoing change. Beach cleaning involves preserving the natural beach environment while keeping it free of human, agricultural and domestic animal waste.

The following are the ground rules for the beach cleanup that have the support of the following participating groups: Blue Bayfield, The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association, Pioneer Park Association, Love Your Greats, Bluewater Beach Management Committee, Municipality of Bluewater and the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation.

Mechanical cleaning is not permitted, an exception to this practice is if equipment is needed to remove large masses of algae that has washed up on the beach or for other potential human health hazards such as dead birds, fish kills and driftwood trees.

The following definitions of waste apply to the beach cleaning policy: human waste includes all litter and domestic and commercial waste. For example, plastic, cans, cigarette butts, bottles, glass, food, domestic animal waste including feces etc.

The following are not considered waste: Stones or rocks, dune grass, driftwood unless there are whole driftwood trees located at the beach edge and/or clusters of branches that may pose a swim hazard. Please note that during this cleanup, driftwood will be left in place and will be cleared by municipal staff with equipment at an appropriate time.

Online registration option of  Terry Fox Run 

This September marks the 38th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. Hundreds of thousands of people will remember this young Canadian’s audacious effort by uniting from coast to coast to coast for the Annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 16.

The longevity of the run and the cancer research legacy inspired by Fox’s run is a remarkable reflection of Canada’s respect for a man who gave us an indelible example of what it means to persevere. With over 10,000 fundraising events taking place nationwide, it is clear that Canadians have every intention to see his dream through to fulfillment.

“I know it can be a busy time of year but there is no better feeling that to come together with family and friends, in your own community, for a great Canadian fall tradition that, quite simply can change lives for the better,” said Terry Fox Foundation Executive Director, Britt Andersen.

Since Fox ran his Marathon of Hope in 1980, Canadians have raised over $750 million for cancer research. This money is invested into projects with the greatest potential impact for patients. One such project is called Terry Fox PROFYLE, which focuses on hard to treat cancers for youth. This project, and others like it, use the principles of precision medicine and big data in a collaborative Pan-Canadian approach in an effort to give kids with hard to treat cancers another chance.

In Bayfield, the run will begin at the gazebo in Clan Gregor Square at 9 a.m. Registration shall commence at 8:30 a.m. participants are also encouraged to register prior to the event online at terryfox.org. Lynn Girard and Paula Letheren are organizing the run this year with help from members of the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association. Letheren can be reached at raypaula@tcc.on.ca.

The Terry Fox Foundation is an international organization whose mission is to maintain the vision and principles of Terry Fox while raising money for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Runs, School Runs and other fundraising initiatives. The Foundation headquarters are located in Burnaby, BC with offices in nine provinces.


Farmer's MArket

Summer holidays may be over, but the Bayfield Farmers' Market is still open for business! The market will continue to run every Friday until Thanksgiving weekend.

“We're pleased to welcome a new vendor to the market. Nan's Alpha-Art is the creation of Nancy Kaufman. Nancy uses her own photographic images of "found" alphabet letters to create unique home decor items and greeting cards,” said Mary Brown, market coordinator.

The market's annual "Souper Duper" fundraiser will be held Friday, Sept. 21. Come down to the park for a delicious bowl of homemade soup.

September 7 will feature the usual lineup of outstanding vendors, offering the best of locally produced veggies, fruit, meat, bread, granola, wine, cider, artisan crafts and so much more!

The Bayfield Farmers’ Market is held Fridays from 3-7 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square.

Star party

Sept. 13 is the date for the biggest Star Party of the year for the West Coast Astronomers!

This month's Star Party is being held in conjunction with the Equinox Star Party being hosted by the K-W Astronomy Club at Huron Church Camp, located off Hwy. 21 just South of Bayfield. Organizers are expecting over 20 telescopes at this event. The K-W group is hosting a presentation called “Introduction to the Night Sky”.

The Equinox Star Party will be held on starting at 8:30 p.m., weather and sky conditions permitting. If the conditions are not favorable it will be rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 14.

Visit www.westcoastastronomers.info for more details, locations and other times. Please reserve a spot on the Star Party page, so they can communicate in case the conditions are unfavorable or rescheduled. Anyone who may have doubt on the status of the event or have questions should please call Guy Spence at 519 868-6691 before the event. Everyone is welcome to join with or without a telescope. There is no fee. Amateur astronomers should please feel free to join in with their telescope at sundown.

Fitness Classes

Are you unable to make daytime fitness classes? Are you too tired to travel to Clinton or Goderich after work to work out, even though you know a fitness class will help alleviate stress and optimize health? There is an answer, come out to fitness classes at the Bayfield Arena Community Complex.

Sandy Scotchmer is once again running fitness classes that will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6.15 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 9.15 am. Classes began yesterday (Sept. 4) but it isn’t too late to join!

Classes are designed to achieve better overall body fitness, including cardio training and muscle strengthening of arms, legs, abs and back, as well as balance — all while accompanied by fantastic music to help inspire you and keep things fun.

Scotchmer has 40 years fitness training experience and currently teaches fitness programs available during the day and would like to offer fitness classes to working gals and guys and to those not able to attend classes through the day for many reasons. The classes are designed to improve your fitness levels, and to get you into better physical shape to enhance good health and less day-to-day stress.

All weight training equipment will be provided, along with mats for floor work. Please wear appropriate footwear, plus bring a refillable Eco bottle - there is a water refilling station on the same floor as the classes.

Saturday classes will begin on Sept. 8 and run until Nov. 17. Tuesday classes will run now until Nov. 13. Classes will resume after a short break. To attend one class for ten weeks the cost will be $90. Attend Tuesday and Saturday classes for ten weeks for $170. People are encouraged to sign up for two sessions per week for maximum results. The drop-in rate will be $10 per class.

For more information about the classes please call Scotchmer at 519 565-2830.

Garden Club

Members of the Bayfield Garden Club will be holding their annual Plant Exchange on Sept. 17 and all are welcome to attend whether they have plants to bring or not!

The exchange and information session on the care of these plants will be held at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building starting at 7:30 p.m.

“Bring a plant of your choice to the meeting and receive a plant in exchange. Everyone gets to choose their plant by a draw process and participation on the discussion about the care is encouraged. Who knows what tips and stories will surface during our open discussion?” said Susan Beatty, club member.

Plants can be from a person’s garden, house or purchased and may include a wide variety such as a perennial, annual, shrub, bulb or houseplant.

“Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to get a potted cutting from Great Aunt Mable’s prize heirloom begonia?” said Beatty.

Refreshments will be served and a sign-up sheet for dinner at Renegade’s Diner on Nov. 19 will be available. There will also be a short business meeting.

Signage Open House 

Huron County, in partnership with Regional Tourism Organization 4 Inc. (RTO4), is undergoing a signage and wayfinding plan with Bayfield selected as the implementation pilot site.

As a result a Signing and Wayfinding Open House has been scheduled for Sept. 18 in the Bayfield Library Community Room from 6-8 p.m.

Signs will have an area that can be customized for each community. Peoplea are invited to drop in to the Open House to learn more about the project and provide their input for what the Bayfield section should look like.

Anyone who cannot make the open house but has questions or comments are asked to please email andrea@rto4.ca or call 519 271-7000 Ext. 205.


The Lake House of Bayfield will be hosting gentle yoga sessions on Thursdays this fall.

Starting on Sept. 13, Chair Yoga will be held at 10 a.m. followed by Restorative Mat Yoga at 5:15 p.m.

Participants are invited to just drop in. The cost is $5 a class.


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.


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.

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 melody.pounder@gmail.com to reserve a spot.


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 lomaxchristy@gmail.com.


All are welcome to explore the world of mushrooms on a walk at Windmill Lake Wake and Eco Park on Sept. 23 along with members of the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA).

The mushroom walk is a level one hike and will start at the Windmill Lake parking lot on Bayfield River Road at 2 p.m. Parking is available. The trail is mostly on level ground but there may be some wet and muddy areas.

The hike will be led by mycologist Dr. Jen McDonald, who led the excellent Lambton Shores mushroom walk last year. The event will last approximately 1.5 hours. Hikers will likely see many common mushrooms and the focus will be on identification.

George Ebers, 519 482-7512; and Peter Jeffers will be the hike leaders.


The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) will be holding their annual Fall Harvest Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Renegades Diner in Bayfield.

Tickets are $40 and the evening starts with a reception and Silent Auction at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. After dinner, dance to the live music of “The Cheap Shirts”.

All are welcome to come out for a wonderful evening and support the Bayfield trails. Tickets are available now for $40. Tables of eight or 12 can be reserved.

Tickets can be purchased by emailing info@bayfieldtrails.com or by calling Roger Lewington at 519 565-2202 or Scott Robeson at 519 565-2827.

The BRVTA would like to thank the event sponsors: Virtual High School, TCC and Edward Fuels.


IMG_3368This necklace was found under the tent at the Bayfield Community Fair after the church service on Aug. 19. Perhaps it was dropped during the Saturday night concert? If anyone recognizes this unique piece of jewellery and would like it returned they are asked to contact the Bayfield Breeze. We will in turn connect you to the person who has been keeping it safe. (Submitted photo)  



landowners can help add to the tree canopy this fall

Tree planting crews, working with local landowners and other partners, planted more than 56,000 trees this past spring, achieving Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority’s (ABCA) highest spring total in ten years. Local landowners will be helping to build on that success by planting even more trees this autumn.

The fall tree order program is now underway for those interested in taking advantage of another good tree planting window. According to Ian Jean, ABCA Forestry and Land Stewardship specialist, autumn is also a good time to order trees and think ahead to the spring season.

“Autumn is a good time to plant ball and burlap evergreens and potted deciduous trees,” he said. “If you are planting trees next spring, site preparation is best done in September and October.”

Mail and faxed tree orders must be received by Sept. 15. Orders are taken accompanied by payment in full until Sept. 28.

Grants may cover up to 100 per cent of the cost of reforestation projects. Cost-share funding may be available for establishing field windbreaks, treed buffers, and other tree planting projects. Staff members can help agricultural producers and other rural landowners with project design and grant applications. Staff members can also help with many aspects of land stewardship, including planting plans, site preparation, forest management plans and erosion control advice.

Ball-and-burlap species available through the fall tree order program include: White Cedar; Norway Spruce; Blue Spruce; White Spruce; and White Pine. Potted trees available include Silver Maple; Sugar Maple; Red Oak; Bur Oak; Tulip Tree; and Sycamore.

“Two-foot balled and burlap Spruce and Cedar are ideal to create shelterbelts and windbreaks on fields and farms,” said Jean.

To download the tree order form visit the abca.ca website at this link: https://www.abca.ca To find out more visit abca.ca or call Ian or Nathan at 519 235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

summer students make great strides at gateway

IMG_1803Gwen Devereaux, vice president of Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health (middle) recently presented parting gifts to Gateway Summer Research Students (l-r): Grace Bonnett, Jessie Payne, Sam Murray and Alex Conlon. (Submitted photo)  

On Monday, Aug. 27, four outstanding area students who have been working with Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health (Gateway) this summer were “on stage” to present a synopsis of their activities, research and impressions gained.

Alex Conlon, Sam Murray, Jessie Payne and Grace Bonnett worked with the Gateway staff, board members and research chairs to advance Gateway through participation in a variety of governance, fundraising and research projects.

Bonnett, a third-year science student at the University of Toronto, led the Gateway effort in putting together the Hometown Heroes, “Raise a Little Health” Charity Hockey Game in July. Working part time at Gateway she was instrumental in pushing the hockey game to record receipts.

Sam Murray heading into third year Biology studies at Trent University teamed up with surgeon Dr. Tiffany Kitmer, from Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, to begin a project titled, “SaferScripts”. The intent behind this study, which will encompass rural hospitals across Ontario, is to ultimately refine rural post-surgical opiate prescribing to limit opiates in the community, hopefully reducing diversion of these drugs to illicit use.

Jessie Payne, who is going into third year science at Queen’s University, took on a project called “Lonely No More”. This project is intended to help reduce social isolation in the rural communities of Huron, Perth, Gray and Bruce Counties. Payne joined Gateway in May as the funding for this project was announced and she helped develop the methodology and promotion of this effort.

Alex Conlon is heading into his fourth year of Medicine at The Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin Ireland. His summer project was an expansion of a study he began last summer to explore family and patient acceptance of long acting injectable medications as a method of assisting patients to control mental illness symptoms over a prolonged period.

All four of these students are from Huron County. They were exposed to real world health and fundraising issues and were given the freedom to develop their own methodology and goals for the research projects. They also got to experience the reality of a not for profit charitable corporation. They attended board meetings, gave input on fundraising ideas and learned about the administration and governance involved in the not for profit world.

It is always Gateway’s goal to recruit and retain the best of local youth. These four students exemplify the highest levels of academic excellence, work ethics and citizenship … Gateway is extremely proud of them and all they accomplished this year.


Meet and Greet

Voters will have a chance to speak with candidate Taylor Van Aaken, who is running for Ward Councilor of Stanley West, at the Bayfield Community Centre on Sept. 6.

The "Meet and Greet" will run from 6-8 p.m.

CIB Tree Sale 

Need some trees to fill a space or create a wind break? Consider buying from Bluewater Communities in Bloom and support a positive, community-wide effort at the same time.

Residents have planted over 300 trees through the Communities In Bloom (CIB) Annual Fall Tree Sale program. Trees are purchased from the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA). In keeping with previous years, orders will be picked up on a specific day and at a specific location close to Thanksgiving. Tree species, pricing and ordering details will be posted on the municipal website in September with delivery in mid-October. Watch for information at http://www.municipalityofbluewater.ca/Public/Committees

The tree sale will end on Sept. 14.

CIB sprouted eight years ago from an idea to bring villages, lakeshore and farming communities together. It brings together passionate volunteers and unique initiatives. The program involves creation of a community profile book or brag book; professional judging in the provincial competition, and a handful of local beautification and environmental programs.

Help is needed! Apply now to join the Bluewater Communities in Blooms Committee! Contact Secretary Nellie Evans at 519 236-4351 Ext 236 or nevans@municipalityofbluewater.ca.

Heritage Driving tours

People are invited to explore their own backyard this autumn by participating in the Bluewater Heritage Walking and Driving Tours now available in downloadable PDFs for smartphone or tablet.

Those individuals who prefer things a bit more, old school can also print off the tours and take them along for the ride (or walk)!

The five new tours are entitled: Bayfield – Heritage Village on a Great Lake, Hensall – Train Town Tale, Zurich – Cradle to Grave, Hay Twp. – The Brother of Invention and Stanley Twp. - Stage Coach Stops.

All of these tours are available for downloading at ExploreBeyondtheShore.ca. These tours were produced by the Municipality of Bluewater Heritage Advisory Committee with the generous assistance of the Huron Heritage Fund.


Emma Franken's Beef on Bun Coffee Break, a fundraiser for the Huron County Alzheimer Society, will be held on Sept. 13.

People can choose to dine in at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Goderich, 156 North St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., or call for delivery in Goderich, Clinton, Seaforth and Wingham.

The menu includes home roasted beef on a fluffy bun served with fresh coleslaw, homemade cake and a banana. The fruit has been generously donated by Hearing Life. The meal is $10 a person. For more information please contact 519 482-1482 or email events@alzheimerhuron.on.ca.

Empty Spoons 

Art Around Town is hosting a fundraiser for the Huron County Food Distribution Centre (HCFDC) on Sept. 6. Participants can partake of soup using a handmade pottery spoon created by local volunteers. And the added bonus is they get to take their spoon home!

The cost to partake is $10 and attendees will also be entertained by the Bayfield Ukulele Society (BUS) plus have a chance to purchase at the Art Show and Sale as well as the Celebrity Silent Auction.

Soup will be served at 6 p.m. with the Art Show and Sale commencing at 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Christian Reformed Church in Exeter, 330 Huron Street West. Email artaroundtownx@gmail.com for more information.





Volume 10

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 celebrate the excitement of back to school time with an image of the Bayfield School class circa 1920. (Archives Code: PB10014 PC)  

PB10014 PC Bayfield school class c1920 

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 PB10066 PC William Metcalf c1908

In Issue 476, William Metcalf in a photo dated 1908 prepares to do some chores. Fall harvesting maybe? (Archives Code: PB10066 PC)



PB10003 PC Remember Me 477 

In Issue 477, another summer time activity in the village, sailing! According to records this is Dressers Boat circa 1900. Does anyone have remembrances of this family? (Archives Code: PB10003 PC)



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rain relents until near end of barbecue

29487131457_7a24385359_kThe Cosmic Cowboys from London, ON, provided musical entertainment at Sunset on Summer.  

43515763095_0791be3c94_kJim Melanbacher (right) was in charge of the chicken on the barbecue.  

29486669097_7395598f1d_kKaren Dalton, Gayle and Barry Detenbeck were just three of the volunteers that served food to those who attended the barbecue on Saturday evening.

29487098127_66d1dc471f_kGood music, good food and a great community make the annual Sunset on Summer event a successful fundraiser for the Bayfield Town Hall each year.

43516075345_8eb7aeed82_kThe clouds provided a magnificent backdrop for the annual barbecue held on the Saturday of the Labour Day Weekend.  


The Board of Directors for the Bayfield Town Hall were met with hot and humid temperatures as well as threatening cloudy skies for their annual Sunset on Summer Family BBQ on Sept. 1st but they persevered and the rain held off until near the end of the event at least!

The unpredictable weather didn’t deter the crowds. All enjoyed fantastic chicken and sides, added to that a beer and wine tent, music from The Cosmic Cowboys, of London, ON and the afternoon couldn’t help but be destined for success.

This has become the main yearly fundraiser for the Town Hall, providing much needed income to help support yearly maintenance.

The Sunset on Summer BBQ is a huge reminder to the board of directors of the support the community continually displays by attending this great family picnic. They are also indebted to the many volunteers that help make the event run smoothly.

30555693698_c920f8f3a4_kThe Sunset on Summer Barbecue has become the main yearly fundraiser for the Bayfield Town Hall, providing much needed income to help support yearly maintenance.  

43706557094_1d52369881_kMarty Dalton was in charge of dessert distribution.

29486764897_05dde63e7e_kRay Letheren, of Blue Bayfield, provided tap water to those who requested it at the Sunset on Summer Barbecue, an eco-friendly event.  

30556385018_32e0f7e57b_kThe rain did arrive and folks took cover at tented tables. Fortunately, it held off until near the end of the evening.



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Table Stack 2018...By Dianne Brandon

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







Melody Falconer-Pounder


wayne2012_sVicar Wayne Malott

This week I share a note composed by The Rev. Derek Perry. It was recently submitted to the Bayfield Breeze and it is the type of good news story that everyone needs to read. The fact that Wayne is our family Vicar makes me doubly proud! It may also prove to be a good segue to invite people to sign up for the Standard First Aid and CPR course that Bayfield Guiding is hosting at Trinity on Sept. 22-23. More info on this potentially life-saving program can be found above. – Melody

On Sunday morning, Aug. 19, the Bayfield Community Fair Church Service of prayer and praise was held in Agriculture Park under the Big Top, with the local United, Presbyterian, Community and Anglican churches participating. Scripture was proclaimed, accompanied by lots of music and lots of prayers joyfully sung and earnestly said, by an assembly of about one hundred and sixty, plus a joint choir, several soloists, a musician and the clergy. The open offering was given to the Huron Residential Hospice.

There is nothing like a tent meeting for feeling in touch with others, the grass and the breeze of God’s good Creation, especially when other events and a fun fair are noisily going on at the same time.
The Anglican churches of Trinity, Bayfield and St. James, Middleton were represented by many of their members led by their rector the Rev. Dr. Wayne Malott.

Then providence showed up. Wayne, and his wife, Lori, took a couple of visiting friends to lunch at the Bayfield Berry Farm. A few minutes after arriving and only having just sat down, one of the servers called out loudly and repeatedly “Call 911”. A customer was choking. He had stopped breathing and had lost consciousness. Wayne immediately leapt up and tended to the man in distress bringing him back to awareness and breath in short order, his medical training no doubt saved the man. Wayne stayed with him until the paramedics arrived and took the customer away for further care, tests and diagnoses.

Providence brought two people together that day, one in need and one who could help, at just the right time. Thanks be to God.


Ideas and contributions to the Bayfield Breeze are always welcome.
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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Royal LePage Heartland Realty Brokerge


Writer, editor, photographer: Melody Falconer-Pounder
Web publisher/Graphic Designer: Dennis Pal
Advertising Sales: Mike Dixon
Logo Design: Kyle Vanderburgh, Goderich Print Shop
Special thanks to the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce
Breeze Committee:Mike Dixon, John Pounder, Dennis Pal, Melody Falconer-Pounder