canadians adopted Terry's cancer research legacy
Organizers were very pleased to announce that the 2018 run generated $2,785 with about 50 people taking part. The 2019 run will be held on Sept. 15. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
It’s not how far Terry got. It’s how far he got us.
This September marks the 39th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. People across Canada will come together to honour the courageous spirit of this young man by fundraising for cancer research at The Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 15.
The village Terry Fox Run is organized by the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA). Registration will take place on that date in Clan Gregor Square at 8:30 a.m. or participants can also register at terryfox.org.
Pledge sheets are available at the Bayfield Public Library, Bayfield Foodland, The Lake House of Bayfield and The Little Inn of Bayfield.
Terry ran an unbelievable 5,373 KMs in 143 days. He persevered through pain, weather, personal doubt, frustration. He never gave up. And neither have Canadians, who have taken his remarkable example to heart and assumed his cancer research legacy as their own. With almost 10,000 fundraising events nationwide Terry’s footsteps echo loudly in Canada in September.
“I know how proud Terry would be to know that the Terry Fox Run has become a fall tradition for millions of Canadians,” says Terry’s older brother Fred Fox.
So much has changed since Terry’s run in 1980 yet the drive for significant results in cancer research projects is just as strong as ever. One such project is The Marathon of Hope Cancer Centre Network which is the most ambitious cancer initiative ever undertaken in Canada. This unprecedented collaboration will unite Canadian researchers and clinicians, and leverage big data to make precision medicine the standard of care for delivering best outcomes for patients no matter where they live.
Blue bayfield invites community to take part in Beach Cleanup
Brandon Lemieux's favorite place was the beach at Bayfield. He died on Sept. 16, 2016. Three 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)
Over the years, Blue Bayfield has encouraged the community to join it in an “End of Season” beach cleanup. Since 2017, the clean-up honored the memory of Brandon Lemieux.
Lemieux visited his great grandfather’s summer cottage off of Stanley Sideroad 1 since childhood. His summers always included trips to the village for ice cream and a trek down to Bayfield Beach for a swim and fishing off the end of the pier which was his passion.
Later, Lemieux worked as a cook in the kitchen of JD's Restaurant. In any season, Lemiux, later living in Seaforth, could be found wandering the Bayfield Beach. Even after relocating back to his hometown of Kitchener, he made sure his daughter also knew of this special place, a visit to the Bayfield Beach was a must each and every summer.
He was also passionate about the beach and expressed this passion by spending countless hours picking up litter. It was important to him that the beach and Lake Huron be maintained for future generations.
Blue Bayfield is saddened to report that recently, Susan, Lemieux’s mother, contacted us to say that his younger sister died this spring.
Although there is limited beach due to high water levels, Blue Bayfield would like to invite the community to meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Main Beach for the clean-up. Blue Bayfield members will assess beach conditions. In the past, in addition to beaches, volunteers have purged all water courses that could carry litter to the river or lake, ditches along Hwy. 21 from the top of the hill to the river, from Hwy. 21 to the main beach along Long Hill and Short Hill Roads. Please be advised that bridge construction prep may restrict cleanup in the river region.
Toronto Authors festival bringing writers to bayfield
“Lit On Tour”, an initiative of Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), returns for its 13th edition this year. Lit On Tour partners with libraries, schools and other community organizations to connect readers province-wide with immersive literary activities. The unique touring event allows participants outside of Toronto the opportunity to take part in enriching activities that might not otherwise be available in their region. Events include book signings, readings, authors in conversation and Q&A sessions that ignite curiosity and enthusiasm for the written word.
Three new stops have been added for the 2019 circuit including Huntsville, Fort Erie and Pefferlaw. A few of this year’s distinguished participants include S. K. Ali, award-winning author of Saints and Misfits; Maureen Jennings, whose bestselling books have inspired the popular television shows Murdoch Mysteries and Bomb Girls; Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour; Drew Hayden Taylor, an award-winning Ojibway playwright, and more.
"Lit On Tour provides a rare and unique opportunity for book lovers across Ontario to meet, hear and learn from world renowned writers right in their own backyard,” said Geoffrey E. Taylor, director, Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA). “Creating meaningful dialogue between readers and writers is a special — and often once in a lifetime — experience and we’re proud to extend this initiative for book enthusiasts outside of the Toronto community.”
Lit On Tour will travel to 15 Ontario cities: Huntsville, Sept. 15; Aurora Sept. 19; Markham, Sept. 26; Owen Sound, Oct. 1; Bayfield, Oct. 20; Midland, Oct. 23; Woodstock, Oct. 25; Etobicoke, Oct. 29; Scarborough, Oct. 30; Keswick and Pefferlaw, Nov. 1; Sudbury, Nov. 2-3; Thunder Bay, Nov. 5; Cobourg, Nov. 17 and Fort Erie, Nov. 20.
The following authors will be touring Ontario to talk about their latest works and literary careers: S.K. Ali, Kelley Armstrong, Dave Bidini, Rune Christiansen, Terry Fallis, Ann Hui, Doyali Islam, Farah Heron, Helena Janeczek, Maureen Jennings, Amy Jones, Roselle Lim, Rabindranath Maharaj, Anna Maxymiw, Isaac Murdoch, Wilfried N'Sondé, Zalika Reid-Benta, Jennifer Robson, Susan Swan, Drew Hayden Taylor and Gabriela Ybarra.
“Lit On Tour Bayfield: In Conversation with Doyali Islam and Anna Maxymiw” will be held at the Bayfield Town Hall on Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. According to the Lit On Tour website, authors Doyali Islam and Anna Maxymiw will read from their latest works, “heft” and “Dirty Work: My Gruelling, Glorious, Life-Changing Summer in the Wilderness”, respectively. In conversation with author Andy McGuire, Islam and Maxymiw will discuss the themes of fortitude and resilience in their books and share their experiences with navigating Canadian publishing. Their books will be available for purchase with a book signing to follow the event. Admission is free but online registration is recommended.
Lit On Tour runs on the dedication and enthusiasm of community partners across the province. This year’s partners include: Huntsville Public Library, Aurora Public Library, Markham Public Library, Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library, Cultural Services Department - County of Huron, Midland Public Library, Woodstock Public Library, Assembly Hall, Toronto Arts & Culture Services and Humber College, School of Creative and Performing Arts in association with The Humber School for Writers Department of English, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Georgina Public Library, Wordstock Sudbury in partnership with Salon du livre du Grand Sudbury, Thunder Bay Public Library, Northern Ontario Writers' Workshop (NOWW), Lakehead University, Recreation & Culture Division — Town of Cobourg and Fort Erie Public Library.
For all locations and event details, visit litontour.com. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online or through the venues directly.
Lit On Tour has been financially assisted by the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.
The TIFA is Canada’s largest and longest-running festival of words and ideas. Since 1974, it has hosted over 9,000 authors from more than 100 countries, including 22 Nobel Laureates and countless other award winners. Mandated to advance the art of literature, TIFA connects curious readers of every kind with leading authors and provides forums to showcase Canadian talent to the world. TIFA presents events and programs all year round and will celebrate the 40th edition of the Festival Oct. 24 to Nov. 3 at Harbourfront Centre.
To learn more, visit FestivalofAuthors.ca.
hikers viewed mushrooms in all their late summer glory
PHOTOS BY JACK PAL
The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) hosted a Mushroom Walk on Sept. 8.
The Mushroom Walk was held at the Windmill Lake and was led by mycologist Dr. Jen McDonald. Participants saw many common mushrooms and the focus was on identification.
The hike leaders were be George Ebers, Peter Jeffers and Jack Pal. Due to the limited number that could be accommodated, this hike was open to current BRVTA members only!
The Mushroom Walk was held at Windmill Lake and was led by mycologist Dr. Jen McDonald.
George Ebers was a hike leader around the property he calls home.
Due to the limited number that could be accommodated, this hike was open to current BRVTA members only.
Participants saw many common mushrooms and the focus was on identification.
The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) hosted a Mushroom Walk on Sept. 8.
Mycologist Dr. Jen McDonald displays one of the mushrooms identified on the hike.
Windmill Lake and the windmill that sits on it provide a beautiful backdrop for the hikers to view as they explore.
Summer may have unofficially ended, but the Bayfield Farmers’ Market continues until Thanksgiving weekend.
A list of vendors is posted every Thursday on the market’s Facebook page. The Bayfield Farmers’ Market runs every Friday until Thanksgiving weekend, 3-7 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square.
ZAZ Bistro in Cambridge is excited to announce the opening of its second location, ZAZ Bistro - Bayfield!
The community is invited to The Ashwood Inn for the soft opening tomorrow (Sept. 12) of the village’s newest restaurant. Local beers and complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served. According to the bistro’s owners, the dinner menu offers something for everyone, from homemade vegan burgers, gluten free pastas to creatively prepared meats and beautiful salads. They will also be serving breakfasts that are reasonably priced and equally delicious.
ZAZ Bistro, 34777 Bayfield River Road, can be found on Facebook at “Zaz bistro Bayfield”, or call 519 565-4089, for hours, menus, reservations and upcoming events.
The Board of Directors for the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) has a vacancy for the valued position of Archivist.
Experience would be an asset, but a necessity is a keen interest in preserving artifacts and a habit of accuracy and detail.
The BHS now has a museum grade of software called PastPerfect which has already been installed in 59 museums in Ontario, some smaller than Bayfield, and are in the process of converting the paper system to this computer program for easier access and to eventually make the system available online. The BHS has already hired an archival data entry person to start the process of entering documents and have other volunteers lined up to assist with the entry.
Typing skills are needed but the BHS can provide instruction with the PastPerfect program.
Interested persons are asked to please call BHS at 519 441-3224 or email email@example.com and leave a message for "Archivist".
Friends of the Bayfield Library will be hosting a panel and question and answer time on Saturday, Sept. 21 entitled, “Everything You Wanted to Know about Cannabis and were Afraid to Ask”.
This two-hour program will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Presenters will include representatives from the Huron County Health Unit, Michael’s Pharmacy, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Municipality of Bluewater and a medical marijuana user.
Refreshments will be provided. Attendees are asked to please bring their cup or glass.
On Saturday, Sept. 21, the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) will hold their next organized hike along the Lobb Trail.
Starting at 10 a.m. participants will explore this nature trail as it winds over an old pottery kiln and through a homestead area. There is a Carolinian forest with flora and fauna typical to this type of habitat.
The trail is 7 KMs long and level three difficulty with some hills and nature path. This hike will be approximately two hours long. Participants are asked to please wear appropriate footwear and bring a reusable water bottle.
The Lobb Trail is located on the Maitland Line, turn north/northeast at Holmesville off of Hwy 8 on to Sharpes Creek Line and then turn north/northeast on to Maitland Line. Parking is at the intersection of School House Rd.
The hike leaders will be Jack Pal, 519 565-5340; Roberta Stemp and Peter Jeffers.
The members of the Bayfield Garden Club are pleased to have Ian Jean, of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA), as their guest speaker on Monday, Sept. 16.
Jean is the Forestry and Land Stewardship specialist with ABCA. He will talk to those who attend about the best native trees to plant in this area and answer questions about growing healthy trees.
He explained that there are some advantages to planting ball and burlap evergreens and potted deciduous trees in Autumn in a recent press release provided by ABCA.
“The trees can get used to the new conditions and be ready to grow the following spring. Rainfall is also more reliable which helps with the survival,” Jean said.
Everyone is welcome to attend this evening that shall begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building. There will be refreshments and a raffle.
Jean will be bringing order forms for the ABCA fall tree sale to the meeting. There is a minimum order of 20 trees, so it is best to get together with friends and neighbors to order. The deadline for ordering is Sept. 30.
“Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.”
Such is the epitome of a new Guiding season.
Sparks, Brownies and Guides in Bayfield will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:15 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Trinity Anglican Church. The Pathfinder and Ranger group will be starting soon too!
Girls aged five to 17 are welcome to join and they can register online now at www.girlguides.ca, clicking on Registration and entering the “N0M 1G0” area code.
Bayfield Guiding has had a presence in this community for 60 plus years, Want to learn more about Bayfield Guiding? Contact Melody Falconer-Pounder at 519 525-3830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL AGES LINE DANCING
All Ages Line Dancing has returned to the Bayfield Town Hall for an autumn session.
Rural Response for Healthy Children invites everyone to come kick up their heels. Line dancing uses a variety of simple, repeating steps - making it accessible to the “choreographically challenged”. Participants are guaranteed to have a great time, all while getting a good heart-pumping workout.
The program will be offered Monday evenings for one hour starting at 6:30 p.m. concluding on Nov. 18. Please note there will not be a class on Oct. 14.
This program is free to people of all ages: babies in carriers, toddlers, adults, seniors and everyone in between! The dancing will be facilitated by Norma Preszcator. Free, healthy snacks and a group social time will follow each week
There is no registration required. Anyone who would like additional information should call
519 482-8777, 1-800-479-0716 or email email@example.com.
Harvest Dinner and Dance
The Bayfield Trails are a wonderful asset to the community and are enjoyed by many individuals, families and groups on a regular basis.
Even though the volunteers work very hard to keep the trails in good shape and provide programming for the community, the trails would not exist if it wasn’t for the generosity and cooperation of the landowners. They allow people to use the trails free of charge. In return, they get invited once a year for a lovely meal at the Harvest Dinner and Dance, so that trail supporters can give them a round of applause.
The Harvest Dinner is also the only fundraiser the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association organizes and through community support for this event, the association is able to maintain the trails and keep them open for public use.
Event organizers are glad that the local band The Cheap Thrills are able to entertain again this year, this gives attendees an opportunity to stretch their legs and have a little fun after a great dinner.
The BRVTA would like to thank their sponsors, The Lakehouse of Bayfield, Diane Snell of Royal LePage and Edward Fuels to step up to the plate; their support is so much appreciated.
They are also happy to announce that they have numerous wonderful and unique items for a raffle, as well as some great door prizes. Anyone who has not yet purchased tickets is encouraged to talk to their friends and book a table for a great evening of fun!
The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Renegades Diner. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. during which appetizers and a free glass of wine will be served. The three-course dinner will begin at 7 p.m., followed by music and dancing. A vegetarian and gluten-free option is available. Tickets are $45 each. Tables of four, eight or 12 can be reserved.
Please contact Roger Lewington at 519 565-2202 or firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
art for hospice
In support of Huron Hospice, Bayfield artist Roma Harris has graciously donated a wonderful handmade Glass Mosaic, which will be on display at the Bayfield Public Library during the month of September.
Anyone interested in taking this beautiful piece of art home, is invited to participate in the silent auction, being held at the library during this same time frame.
The silent auction will close on Sept. 30 at 4 p.m., during which time the highest bidder will be contacted.
The piece measures 12” x 16”.
All proceeds will be donated to the Huron Hospice in Clinton.