perfect day for albion classic
Bayfield Lions' Club President Don Vance (second from left) presented the champion trophy for the 31st annual Albion Classic Golf Tournament to the winning foursome comprised of Steve Grainger, Jamie Brandie, Rick Beichert and Dave Fawcett. This was the sixth year that the Bayfield Lions' Club collaborated on the tourney. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)
Friday, Sept. 7, dawned sunny and warm - a perfect day to play golf! This marked the 31st Annual Albion Classic, the sixth with the collaboration of the Bayfield Lions’ Club.
Eighteen foursomes teed off in pursuit of championship glory and dreams of achieving a Hole-in-One on one of the three Par 3 holes: Hole 3 - $10,000, sponsored by Bayfield Foodland; Hole 5 - $10,000, sponsored by the Albion Hotel; and Hole 14 - a Trip to Las Vegas or $3,000, sponsored by Programmed Insurance Brokers. Although no one scored a Hole-in-One, everyone enjoyed the extra motivation. Another incentive was a Keg of Beer donated by Stone House Breweries to the golfer who put their drive closest to the keg on the first hole. Its placement in the middle of the fairway proved to make the task much more difficult for some of the players.
There was a surprise appearance by Kim Muszynski, former owner of the Albion Hotel, who drove 12 hours from Quebec in order to play in the tournament. He didn't want to ruin his streak of 31 straight years!
After golf, everyone moved to the Albion for a delicious BBQ pork dinner and the distribution of prizes. The champion trophy was presented to the winning foursome: Steve Grainger, Jamie Brandie, Rick Beichert and Dave Fawcett. Brandie also won the keg, so he was having a really great day.
The Lions want to thank their Platinum Sponsors - Lake Huron Chrysler and the Dale Group - as well as the Albion Hotel, Bayfield Foodland, Programmed Insurance Brokers, Stone House Breweries, Bluewater Golf Club and the many local golf courses, merchants, realtors, restaurants and businesses who donated cash or prizes to the cause. It would not have been possible without their valuable assistance.
According to Lions’ Club members, Jeff and Lee Graham did a wonderful job of hosting the event in their first year as owners of the Albion and they hope they plan to continue the tradition!
Ian and Joanne Matthew, of Bayfield, took part in the Albion Classic Golf Tournament held at the Bluewater Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 7. (Photo by E.J. Bauer)
Jeff Graham, new owner of the Albion Hotel, and Gary Brandon, of Bayfield, took part in the day on the links. (Photo by E.J. Bauer)
Help in the community for those dealing with loss
Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one and is interested in learning how to cope with grief and the transition into the next phase of life may want to consider joining “Flying Solo” a grief support group.
Starting on Sept. 20, a small group is being formed that will commit to meeting once a week to share and discuss their experiences of grief, while working through some exercises and activities designed for healing from loss. For seven weeks, the 1.5 hour sessions will offer a safe and confidential space to share and explore the complex feelings that arise following a loved one’s death. The group will be hosted at St. Andrew's United Church by Rev. Elise Feltrin, who has a strong background in pastoral support work and small group facilitation. It will be an opportunity to honor the unique experiences of how we each grieve, while finding support in normalizing the process in a caring and understanding atmosphere. The group is open to those of any/all or no faith backgrounds.
Group members will meet weekly on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11 a.m. In order to create a compassionate and supportive small community, this is not intended as a drop-in but must be pre-registered. There is no cost to participate but there is an expectation of commitment to attend all seven sessions as possible.
Please contact Elise Feltrin at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, or to register.
New minister inducted to Knox
Rev. Lisa Dolson
On Sept. 2, Rev. Lisa Dolson began her work as Minister of Word and Sacrament at Knox Presbyterian Church, Bayfield. Rev. Dolson is eager to develop pastoral relationships within the congregation and in the greater community of Bayfield.
Since graduating from Knox College with the Master of Divinity, she has continued her studies in the Master of Pastoral Studies.
Currently living in Kitchener, Rev. Dolson will commute to Bayfield while her youngest son completes high school and she graduates from her program at Knox College, Toronto.
Rev. Dolson’s formal induction as minister to Knox, Bayfield took place on Sunday, Sept. 9 with members of the Presbytery of Huron Perth, Rev. Mcdonald-Lee, Rev. John Henderson, Rev. Ernie Naylor and Knox, Bayfield parishioners in attendance.
Autumn beach clean up this saturday morning
Brandon 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.
TERRY FOX RUN this sunday online registration now open
The weather cooperated for the Terry Fox Run held in Bayfield on the morning of Sept. 17, 2017. It proved to be a fine end of summer day for participants to enjoy as they made their way along Tuyll Street in the village. The 2018 version of the run will be held this Sunday, Sept. 16. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
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 email@example.com.
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.
Grassroots Woodfired Pizza returns to the Bayfield Farmers' Market this Friday. Roger and Vicki Morrison's handmade, artisanal pizza continues to be hugely popular with market-goers.
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.
Sept. 14 will feature our usual lineup of outstanding vendors, offering you the best of locally produced veggies, fruit, meat, bread, granola, wine, cider, artisan crafts and so much more!
The Bayfield Farmers’ Market is held every Friday until Thanksgiving, 3-7 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519 271-7000 Ext. 205.
World Singing Day
World Singing Day is a global, public, sing-a-long that happens on the third weekend in October, on seven continents.
The Glee Sisters and the Bayfield Ukulele Society will be leading their favorite sing-a-long songs at the Bayfield Town Hall on Oct. 20 for one hour starting at 1:30 p.m.
Anyone who loves singing along to songs in the car, in the shower, at home, with a choir or with their children this is the event to attend! No experience necessary; just the desire to join in song to help celebrate our common humanity. All are welcome for a joyful hour of music and song in hopes of bringing the community closer together!
Want to learn more about WSD? Visit www.worldsingingday.org
Bayfield Ukulele Society
Anyone who has always wanted to try the ukulele can give it a try at some upcoming workshops hosted by the Bayfield Ukulele Society (BUS).
Beginner workshops with loaner instruments will be held at the Bayfield Public Library on the following Saturday mornings: Sept. 15, Oct. 6 and 20 for one hour starting at 9 a.m. Experienced players from the BUS will work one-on-one with beginners, to teach a few simple chords and strumming patterns, and then learn a few easy favorite songs to play together as a group. Absolute beginners welcome - no experience necessary.
Anyone interested in staying afterwards can listen (and sing along!) during the regular Saturday morning practise that will follow at 10 a.m. Check out the Bayfield Ukulele Society Facebook page for more information or to contact the group.
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.
Murder Mystery Dinner
The Bayfield Committee for Huron Residential Hospice is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at the Bayfield Town Hall on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday Nov. 3.
Based on one of local playwright, Judy Keightley’s popular “Rose Blair Mysteries”, the play will be performed by local amateur dramatic thespians, a two-course dinner will be served, a cash bar available, and a good time promised for all! The play starts at 7 p.m. each evening. The doors to the hall will open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $40 each and available by calling Kate Lloyd-Rees, 519 565-4404; Margo Robeson, 519 565-2827 or Kevin Kale, 519 565-4018.
Thanks to the generosity of production sponsor, Chuck Hall, Investment advisor with Manulife Securities, all proceeds from the play will go directly to the hospice.
The Friends of the Bayfield Library (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.