Bookmark and Share   Sept. 12, 2012   Vol. 4 Week 38 Issue 167

catching a few waves 

The waves off the South Pier at Bayfield's Main Beach on Saturday afternoon were big enough to surf on. 


The skies over Bayfield proved to be a photographer’s dream on Saturday afternoon when big billowy white clouds pushed away the morning rain. The sun shone down and the brisk wind that blew in off the lake proved to be surprisingly warm.

A lone kiteboarder weaves in and out of the waves along Bayfield's Main Beach

With waves crashing vigorously against the piers and up against the shore it was neither a beach day nor a great day for boating but the Main Beach was hardly deserted. In fact people came and went regularly all stopping for a few minutes to watch three intrepid surfers and one kiteboarder ride on the waves - many of them (myself included) couldn't help but snap a picture or two. 

The view from Pioneer Park around 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, autumn was definitely in the air.

....or go surfing
A surfing enthusiast times his jump between the waves that were slamming against the pier on Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Gary Lloyd-Rees)

Nominees for BACC Awards Announced

The achievements of local businesses and individuals as they pertain to the strength of the village will be recognized at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC).

The AGM will be held on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Bayfield Town Hall.

According to the BACC executive, the meeting is open to all interested parties, however, only BACC members in good standing will be able to vote or participate on BACC business. Any business owners who are interested in becoming a BACC member are welcome to attend. The meeting will involve a review of BACC activities for the past and coming year, as well as election of the 2012- 2013 BACC Board of Directors.

A social hour will follow the meeting. During this hour, three awards of achievement will be presented: Community Enrichment Champion, Volunteer of the Year and New Business of the Year.

The Community Enrichment Champion Award recognizes a businessperson in Bayfield who has demonstrated exemplary interest in the community, and in so doing, has made a major, outstanding and unique achievement or contribution to the life of the community. It is intended to recognize the leadership and community-mindedness of businessmen and women.

Nominated for this award are: Michael Ibrahim, Pharmasave, Michael’s Pharmacy; Tyler Hessel, Outside Projects; and Mary Brown, The Village Bookshop.

As a volunteer-based organization, the BACC depends on individuals who are willing to donate their time to special projects, events or programs they believe will benefit the business community as a whole. The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an individual whose time commitment and contributions to the Chamber over the years or during the past year has been outstanding.

Nominated for this award are: Judi Milligan, Mary Ann Rowat, Brian Coombs, Mike Dixon, Pete Meades, Judy Keightley, Bill Rowat and Ian Siertsema.

The New Business of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of a new business in Bayfield that successfully demonstrates a progressive attitude towards employee relations, a positive public image and a reputation for excellence in customer service and contributions to the community.

Nominated for this award are: Cyndi’s Garden, Patina Studio, Hive, Virtual High School, Village of Bayfield Marina, Our Thai Restaurant and Stonefield Garden Centre.

The BACC Board of Directors invites any business that would like to join the chamber to email for membership details.

Fox run set for this Sunday

Terry Fox famously said about his Marathon of Hope that, “Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going on without me”.

In the spirit of carrying on Fox’s journey, the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) is sponsoring a Terry Fox Run on Sept. 16.

Terry Fox Runs will be underway on the same day all over Canada, all raising money to help fund cancer research. To date, these yearly runs have accumulated over $600 million for cancer research.

Participants are asked to raise money through pledges, and all the proceeds go to the Terry Fox Foundation whose aim is to raise money for cancer research and, hopefully, find a cure. The Foundation is responsible for supporting close to $20 million in research each year in Canada.

The Terry Fox run not only raises money but also serves to commemorate Fox, the young Canadian man who ran the original Marathon of Hope in 1980. Fox was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma and had his leg amputated in 1977, three years before he would run over 5,000 KMs from St. John’s, NL to Thunder Bay, ON. Because of this effort, the goal of the Terry Fox Foundation and the Terry Fox Run is not only to raise money, but to continue to spread the story of his life, achievements and goals.

The local Terry Fox Run will be held starting in Clan Gregor Square. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and the run itself starts at 9 a.m. There will be a 2 KM, 5 km, and 10 KM route for participants to choose. Participants are asked to bring their pledge forms, which they can pick up at Outside Projects, and in various other locations around Bayfield, to the registration booth on the day of the event. There is no minimum donation, and every dollar helps. Anyone with questions should call 519 440-8585.

introduction of watershed plan to follow documentary


A committee including landowners and residents of Bayfield and area want to ensure that the “green fire” is never extinguishe d in the Bayfield River Watershed. They are inviting community groups and people from the Bayfield River watershed to attend a documentary film and learn how they can be involved in the creation of a watershed plan.

The Main Bayfield Watershed Community Advisory Committee (MBWCAC) is bringing the highly praised film, “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” to the Bayfield Town Hall on Sept. 26, starting at 7 p.m.

Following the screening, community organizations and Bayfield-area residents will learn about the development of the plan to protect and improve the Main Bayfield River Watershed. They can find out about the current health of the watershed, how to help determine key actions in the plan, and start to choose actions they can take.

“Protecting the Bayfield River can only happen if the community is involved,” said Roger Lewington, a member of the MBWCAC. “Local people are already active on the committee and the meeting is a chance for more community groups and individuals to get involved in this important work and tell us what they want to see and what they feel they can do to help.”

The film Green Fire explores Aldo Leopold’s extraordinary career, revealing how he shaped conservation and the modern movement to protect land, air, water, and living things. The film shows Leopold’s idea of a community that cares about both people and land. His idea continues to inspire people around the world.

There is no admission charge for the film. Freewill donations are welcome, with proceeds to the Bayfield Tree Project.

Anyone interested in more information on this evening are invited to contact MBWCAC members, Lewington, at 519 565-2202, or Ainslie Willock, at 519 565-2469. They are also invited to visit or phone Jessica Schnaithmann, Healthy Watersheds Technician, at Ausable Bayfield Conservation at 519 235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 or e-mail

The MBWCAC would like to express thanks to the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation for the financial support that is making the Main Bayfield Watershed work possible.

all speakers for "Adaptation" now revealed 

People will have noticed posters around the village announcing that TEDx is coming to Bayfield perhaps these promotional materials have peeked the curiosity of individuals in learning what exactly TEDx is.

According to their website, TED is a non-profit organization devoted to their mission “Ideas Worth Spreading”. It began in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment and Design. Over the years the scope of TED has broadened and become globally recognized.

The “x” indicates an independently orchestrated TED event. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission. The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.

The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all TEDx events have several features in common. The events offer a number of short, carefully prepared live talks by presenters along with a minimum of two pre-recorded TEDTalks videos all offering bias-free programming.

TEDx Bayfield’s theme is “Adaptation” and will focus on agriculture, education, medicine, wellness and more. It will be held at the Bayfield Town Hall on Sept.13

The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with the doors of the hall opening one-hour prior.

Organizer Sarah Koopman’s notes that those who attend “should expect to hear from some of Southwestern Ontario's history-making people, watch some of the vast TED library of pre-recorded talks, have an opportunity to purchase our speakers' favorite books and interact with fellow community members.”

Tickets are selling for $25 each and are available at the following Bayfield businesses: Hive, The Village Bookshop and Outside Projects. As of Monday evening there were just 10 tickets left! 

With this issue we announce the final speaker – Lynn Ogryzlo. She will join, on the TEDx Bayfield stage the following speakers: Laura Sygrove, co-founder and executive director of New Leaf Yoga Foundation; Stephen Baker, principal of Virtual High School Ontario (VHS); Paul Ciufo, Canadian playwright and Dr. Lorelei Lingard, a professor in the Department of Medicine at the Western University (UWO) and the inaugural director of the centre for Education Research and Innovation at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Ogryzlo is a culinary activist, food columnist and cookbook author. Her cookbooks are all Canadian best sellers and international award winning books. Her books are about being reconnected with our most trusted, safest, freshest, best quality and most dependable food source – that which grows in our own backyard. She encourages all in the province to take her $10 challenge.

“If every household in Ontario spent $10 a week on local food, we’d have an additional $2.4 billion in our local economy at the end of the year,” she said.

“We asked each of our speakers to recommend a book to event-goers,” said Koopmans. “Lynn Ogryzlo's book selection is one of her own, and why not? The Ontario Table is a beautifully photographed guide to local food all across Ontario, filled with fantastic recipes.”

For more information about this event, email, follow on Twitter @TEDxBayfield, or check out the event page on the TED website:

Fall Hike to be held week prior to Thanksgiving

The annual Bannockburn Fall Hike will not have to compete with Thanksgiving dinner and all the trimmings this year as the popular annual hike is taking place a week before the holiday weekend.

The 39th annual hike at Bannockburn Conservation Area will be held on Sept. 30 from 1-3 p.m.
“We are hoping for some great September weather for this year’s hike,” said Conservation Education Technician with the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA), Denise Iszczuk. “We hope the change of date will allow people with commitments over Thanksgiving to enjoy the hike, perhaps for the first time.”

ABCA staff members will be located along the trail to share information about trees, plants, wildlife, water quality, and outdoor programs.

For almost four decades, the annual hike usually draws between 100 and 300 local visitors to the scenic conservation area. There is no cost to take part in the hike but donations to conservation education will be gladly accepted, according to organizers. Hikers are asked to bring their own mugs, or ‘lug-a-mug,’ to enjoy cider. Apples will also be available.

Bannockburn Conservation Area has diverse species, and six different types of natural communities including a wet meadow, river systems, field, marsh, and forest.

“You can see diverse plants and wildlife when hiking through the conservation area,” said Iszczuk. “This time of year, it is common to see plants such as Goldenrod and asters in flower and see the fruits of Highbush Cranberry, and Wild Grape,” she said. “You may also see raccoons, turtles, white-tailed deer, woodpeckers or migrating birds.”

Nature lovers are invited to download, free of charge, a self-guided tour booklet and a professionally narrated audio file from the ABCA website at The guided audio tour interprets 13 points of interest throughout the 2 KMs of trails. The audio file and interpretive signs at Bannockburn Conservation Area were developed through a partnership effort initiated by the Friends of the Bayfield River, and funding partners, called the Walk a Mile Trail Information Project. The interpretive points-of-interest talk and digital audio player, pedometers for step counting, and GPS units may be borrowed anytime of the year from the ABCA Administration Centre near Exeter for use at Bannockburn Conservation Area.

Bannockburn Conservation Area is located at 76249 Bannockburn Line. It is located 2 KMs north of Huron County Road 3 and is located between Varna and Brucefield.

For more information on the hike visit or e-mail or phone 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

 many benefits of being a member of Bayfield Guiding

Sparks are the youngest members of Girl Guides of Canada. They joined their older "sisters" in Bayfield Guiding on several horticultural projects during 2011-12. Back in October, they planted a variety of pink tulips at the main entrance to Clan Gregor Square and returned in early May to see them in bloom. What new activities will sprout up during 2012-13? Register your daughter now to see. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

Attention girls and young women of the community, have you slept overnight among all the fabulous exhibits at the Ontario Science Centre? Have you ever gotten your hands dirty planting a tree or made your own handmade drum? Have you ever designed your own float for the Santa Claus parade, laid a wreath at the village cenotaph, or learned about rescuing wildlife?

If you were a member of Bayfield Guiding last year you could answer, “yes” to all those questions. Why not join them this year?

The benefits of being a member of Bayfield Guiding are many – girls enjoy trying a variety of new skills in a comfortable, relaxed environment. They also learn an appreciation of the world around them by exploring their own great outdoors as well as taking a virtual look at countries far, far away. They are instilled with the desire to do service for their community, their environment and for others across the globe. And perhaps above all they develop confidence and make lasting friendships all in the name of fun!

The season lasts from mid-September to early June.

Bayfield Guiding has openings for Sparks, aged 5-6 years; Brownies, aged 7-8 years; Guides aged 9-12 years; Pathfinders, aged 12-15 years; and Rangers, aged 15-17 years. Women interested in becoming leaders are also welcome to contact the number listed below for more information.

The groups meet, with the exception of the Pathfinders and Rangers, on Tuesday afternoons from 5:30-7 p.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, 10 Keith Cres. (doors open at 5:15 p.m.) The Pathfinders and Rangers will meet twice monthly at the Bayfield Village Inn on alternate Wednesdays from 6:30-9 p.m.

The first meeting of the year for Sparks, Brownies and Guides will be held at Trinity Church on Sept. 18. All girls in these age groups are invited to come out and see if Guiding would be of interest to them.

Pathfinders and Rangers will have their first meeting on Sept. 26. And again anyone interested in joining is welcome to attend to learn more about what being a senior member of Guiding is all about.

If you would like to reserve a spot for your daughter please phone Melody Falconer-Pounder at 519 565-2443 or email her at Registration to be a member of Girl Guides of Canada is now exclusively on-line. Parents can register their daughters prior to the first meeting by visiting use the postal code N0M 1G0 to find the Bayfield branches.





garden club

Beautiful, diverse and low maintenance are words not often seen in the same sentence when a person is discussing their garden but this is exactly what attendees at the next Bayfield Garden Club meeting will learn about from their guest speaker.

“How to Achieve Beauty, Diversity, and Low Maintenance in Your Garden” is the topic offered by Professor Emeritus from the University of Toronto, Bill Andrews. This meeting will be held on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.

His illustrated talk will show how Andrews continuously changes his garden to maximize beauty, balance, diversity, and ecological values, while reducing maintenance time to a fraction of what most gardeners are used to. During the talk he will share a host of photos that show his garden layout as well as close-ups of individual plant species.

historical society

"In response to many villager requests, we now have a supply of a full-size copy of the Cameron Plan of the Town of Bayfield dated 1856 for sale,” said Bill Rowat, president of the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS). “It measures 24 in. by 33 in. and shows the original cracklature (old paper marks) of the copy the Bayfield Archives has.”

According the BHS, the Honorable Malcolm Cameron had the map commissioned. He had purchased all the outstanding unsold lots from Baron Van Tuyll in 1854 and did a new survey after reducing the lot sizes from Van Tuyll's plan.

“For residents and cottagers looking for a record of the ownership of their properties, the lot numbers that are on this map are those registered in Ontario Registry Office records,” said Rowat.

The copies are selling for $50 each. This covers the cost of scanning, some minor touch-up, and printing. A smaller version of the map measuring 12 in. by 18 in. will also be available shortly. Orders for this smaller version can be taken by using the contact info below.

The Bayfield Archives on Main Street is open Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. Please contact Archivist Ralph Laviolette at 519 440-6206 or email him at

Author visit

Get your tickets soon for “An Evening With Terry Fallis” on Oct. 25 at the Bayfield Town Hall. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $30 from The Village Bookshop and includes a signed copy of Fallis’ new book "Up and Down".

bayfield concert series

Canadian singer-song writers are the focus of the Bayfield Concert Series and the artists recently announced to appear at the Bayfield Town Hall over the next six months are all highly qualified.

Meades Bros. Productions will present four shows from Sept. 2012 to Feb. 2013. The schedule includes: Jeremy Fisher with Rose Cousins on Sept. 20; Basia Bulat, Oct. 18; Juno Award Winner, Meaghan Smith, Dec. 6; and multiple Juno Award Winner, Sarah Slean, Feb. 15.

Om Yoga Studio in Grand Bend is sponsoring the Fisher and Smith concerts, with London Life acting as sponsors for the Bulat and Slean shows. The first three concerts are priced at $30 a person while the Slean show is $40.

All shows begin at 8:30 p.m. with doors to the town hall opening at 8 p.m. Tickets are available now from They can also be purchased in Bayfield at The Black Dog Pub and Bistro or Luxe Clothing Co.

Town Hall

Bayfield Townhall Music - Bob Milne Poster 2012

Renowned ragtime pianist and raconteur, Bob Milne, will be returning to the Bayfield Town Hall for a performance on Sept. 15.

Milne is an outstanding pianist specializing in ragtime, boogie-woogie and the player piano styles of the turn-of-the-century. He is highly sought after not only as a performer but also as a lecturer and educator in the field of ragtime, improvisation, music theory and history.

For three days in 2004, Milne was filmed during a series of interviews at the United States Library of Congress, so that his knowledge and talent would be documented for future generations. At the conclusion, he was declared, “a national treasure”.

Milne will begin to tickle the ivories at 8 p.m. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are selling for $20 and are available now by calling Charlie Kalbfleisch at 519 565-2244 or

All proceeds from the concert will go toward the maintenance of The Bayfield Town Hall. The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society would like to thank OLG for their generous sponsorship of this event.

taste of huron

Taste of Huron is back in 2012 and this year, the festival is being organized a little bit differently. Food for Thought dinners will continue into the fall. Diners will enjoy presentations and lively discussions on various food-related topics. Special menus will be presented to compliment these specific topics.

The final “Food for Thought” dinner will be held in the village at The Black Dog Village Pub and Bistro on Oct. 9. The theme is “Little Italy comes to Bayfield!”

The cost will be $40 per person not including beverages, tax or gratuity. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. Please call the restaurant to make reservations.

To learn more visit the Taste of Huron website at

music at the barn

There is just one more opportunity left for music lovers to experience a “Music at the Barn” Concert.

Josh Geddis and Jenny Omnichord will bring the summer series to an end on Sept. 16.

Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there is limited seating.

For more information or tickets contact Danielle Durand at 519 993-3154. Or visit the following Facebook page: Tickets can also be purchased at

hearing clinic

Have you heard the news? A monthly hearing clinic has been established in the village at Pharmasave Michael’s Pharmacy. The next date for the clinic is Sept. 18.

The Kincardine Hearing Clinic will be offering their services on the third Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The clinic will offer: hearing aid adjustments and repairs to all makes and models, no cost hearing tests, new prescription of hearing aids, wax removal, hearing aid battery sales as well as hard of hearing assistive devices. Please call The Kincardine Hearing Clinic at 1-855-396-6026 to book an appointment.

In Memoriams

The sympathy of the community is sent to the family of Donna Mighton, of Bayfield, who died on Aug. 30 at Huronlea Home in Brussels. She was 64.

She was the loving mother of Deanne Mighton and Jon Bird, and their daughter, Tayla, all of Toronto; and Janine Mighton, of Guelph. She will be missed by her “granddoggers”, Echo and Juno. She was the dear sister of Carol and Jack Ashmore, of Peterborough; and James Kiley, of Pickering. She was the cherished aunt of Bradley, Denise and Michelle. Her parents, Carl and Rita Kiley, predeceased her.

Family and friends were invited to celebrate Donna's life on Sept. 10 at the Bluewater Golf Course, Bayfield.

Anyone who would like to make a donation in honor of Donna’s life is asked to consider the Bruce Grey Child & Family Services Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. - Bluewater Chapel in Goderich.


The community will be saddened to learn that the Rev. Gordon Frederick Kurtz, of Goderich, and formerly of Bayfield, died peacefully at the Maitland Manor on Sept. 8. He was 91.

He enjoyed 65 years of marriage to his wife, Melisse (nee Truitt). He was the father of six children who all resided in the United States in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Florida. One son, Stephen, predeceased him on Aug. 26. Six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren will lovingly remember him.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, in Bayfield, Sept. 15, 2012 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Charles Love officiating. Cremation.

As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to Amnesty International or Huron Habitat for Humanity or the charity of your choice. These may be placed through the Falconer Funeral Homes Ltd. – Bluewater Chapel, in Goderich. Messages of condolence for the Kurtz family may be forwarded through

fitness fun 

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi™ is pleased to be offering Taoist Tai Chi™ classes at the Bayfield Town Hall from 9-11 a.m. on Thursdays starting on Sept. 27.

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi, drawing on a rich lineage of Taoist training, offers a variety of activities to help people with their physical, mental and spiritual health at all stages of their life. Practice of the Taoist arts can improve strength, flexibility, balance, and circulation and can help calm the mind and cultivate the heart, transforming one into a healthier and more harmonious person. All are welcome to attend these classes taught by accredited, volunteer instructors.

The program is offered for both the old and young and the moves can be adapted to suit a person’s physical conditioning. People can learn more about Fung Loy Taoist Tai Chi by attending an one-hour Open House to be held at the Bayfield Town Hall on Sept. 20 starting at 10 a.m. For more information please contact Doug Brown at 519 565-5187.

 Boot Camp has been in Bayfield all summer due to the efforts of fitness enthusiast, Kaylie Ginn. She plans to keep going until “the snow flies”. She offers a large variety of exercises to keep things interesting and challenging. She incorporates strength training, cardio, yoga, plyometrics, kick-boxing, interval training and more. One-hour sessions are held Monday to Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square.

Each session of the Bayfield Boot Camp costs $10, or a weekly pass can be purchased for $30. First sessions will be free. Participants should wear proper footwear, bring a bottle of water and a yoga mat or towel. Participants should arrive 15 minutes before their first session so that Ginn can learn their workout history. For information contact Ginn at 519 525-1959.

 Pickle Ball is the fastest growing sport for seniors and is gaining in popularity here in Bayfield. It can be described as a combination of badminton, tennis and ping-pong. The sport is now played on Thursdays at the Stanley Complex in Varna at 7 p.m. There is no experience necessary and the cost is $3 per evening. For more information call 519 440-2120.

One Care sponsored Pole Walking is a popular fitness opportunity in Bayfield. Anyone wishing an introductory lesson or other info should call 519 565-2202 or 519 565-5638. There is no charge for this and poles can be provided.

Sundays, Co-ed Pole Walking, at 9 a.m. continues for September, in addition to the usual walks for women that are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and walks for men Mondays and Fridays. The start time is 8:30 a.m. Those who attend will be broken up into several groups so everyone can walk at a pace they enjoy. After walking, 10 minutes of stretches are conducted in beautiful Clan Gregor Square.

Pole Walkers should note that on Sept. 13 and 27 the group will be walking the Woodland Trail. Participants are invited to park at the trail entrance on the David St. extension. They will set out from there at 8:30 a.m. rain or shine. If on those dates walkers would prefer to do a Gentle Jaunt in the village, please let one of the instructors know and they will make arrangements. Also, Pole Walkers might like to walk as a group in the Terry Fox Run. Participants will be walking the Saw Mill Trail and should meet by the cenotaph at 9:15 a.m. on Sept. 16. Due to this event regular Sunday Pole Walking will not be held that day.

Wednesday Wheels is now rolling! Folks can join others in a 20 KM casual bike ride starting at 8:25 a.m. Cycling will begin from 6 Main Street.

One Care continues to sponsor several programs for both men and women to keep up with their desire to stay fit.

Total Body Fit (formerly Dancefit and Toning) classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. The classes are held at the Bayfield Community Centre. The cost is $4 per class or $50 for four months.

Stronger Seniors (formerly Sit and Get Fit) classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. On Fridays a Gentle Stretch Class is offered at 10:15 a.m. Both of these fitness opportunities are held at the Bayfield Community Centre and cost $2 per class or $20 for four months.

A Gentle Yoga Class is held at the Bayfield Town Hall starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. The cost is $4 per class and participants are asked to bring a yoga mat.

For more information on the above exercise opportunities call 519 565-2202 or 519 565-5638

For those people looking to exercise their minds, Women’s Bridge is played every Wednesday at 1 p.m. No partner needed to play the cost is $1.50 per game. For more information call Brenda Blair at 519 565-2881. Bridge is played at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.

Mah Jongg is played on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building starting at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Gayle at 519 565-2468.

The Bayfield Euchre Club will start its fall session on Oct. 3. The group meets on alternate Wednesdays at the Bayfield Lions' Community Building. The cost is $1.50 and everyone is welcome. For more information call Lee at 519 565-2765.

And for those who wish assistance in nourishing their bodies, the “Meals on Wheels” program is now offered in Bayfield on Monday and Wednesday. A hot supper meal can be delivered to residences for a minimal price. The meal includes an entrée, soup or salad and a dessert. For more information please contact One Care at 1-877-502-8277





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 or click on the image and make a comment on Flickr. You can view the entire Collection of Remember Me Photos: Volume 2 on Flickr as well.

This week, we feature another photo of The Little Inn taken at the start of construction on the new kitchen in 1973. Records indicate that Liz Jowett was the owner of the home on the left.

Remember Me 167

Make your on any image and it will take you to Flickr.



Remember Me 165

In Issue 165, prior to the Bayfield Fall Fair Parade in 1973 a group of volunteers were kept busy judging the entries in the many categories. A gentleman named Andy has written in to identify Dorothy Hovey as the lady with the clipboard and his Great Aunt Doris Hunter as the woman holding the "Costume Class" sign.


Remember Me 166

In Issue 166, a photograph of The Little Inn as it looked in 1969.




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Bayfield and area chamber of commerce

turning the calendar page toward 2013

Pioneer Park geese - Bayfield

an Angry Lake

Fall Fishing on the Bayfield River

Fishery at Bayfield

Bayfield Sunset

Bayfield Harbour 5



Back in June, the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) unveiled the result of their third calendar project created to not only raise funds for the chamber but community groups and merchants as well.

For the creation of the 2013 calendar the BACC teamed up with the Photography Club of Bayfield to aid in the collecting and selecting of the images used in the calendar.

The 2013 Bayfield Calendar features photography by Jack Pal, Cate Cuerden, Dianne Brandon, Gary Lloyd-Rees, Conrad Kuiper, Dennis Pal, Janette Bailie and Melody Falconer-Pounder.

The calendar is now available for purchase for $10 at Brandon’s Hardware, Pharmasave, Michael’s Pharmacy, The Village Bookshop, The Little Inn of Bayfield, Bayfield Convenience, This and That, and the Bayfield Historical Society Archives on Main Street.

A sampling of calendar images can be found at left - enjoy Bayfield through the seasons!




PIXILATED — image of the week

Dog Sky Beach Chair

Dog Sky Beach Chair...By Dennis Pal.

Email your photo in Jpeg format to 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


I got my first camera when I was five years old. My parents and I went on an overnight driving trip up to Sudbury and back. We left after morning milking and returned before the evening milking the next night. We didn’t take another overnight vacation together for 20 years and my Dad rarely missed a milking in his lifetime. So this gift of a brand new Kodak Brownie Fiesta R4 camera from a cousin of my mothers has taken on several layers of significance especially considering how entwined my life and photography has become.

What do I love about photography? It is an anomaly. You can never learn enough and yet the first key to being reasonably successful is not to follow the rules! Our guest speaker at the most recent Photography Club of Bayfield meeting, Don Martel, emphasized this during his talk. I can see in the Flickr and Facebook posts from my fellow club members that they found his talk inspiring and are snapping away with his voice in their head. I too found myself looking at the world with a fresh perspective on Saturday when I was out and about.

We have a wonderful, newly established photography club in this village and the members are doing much to enhance community life one photograph at a time. I appreciate their regular contributions to Pixilated as well as helping cover events that I can’t always get too. And then there are the contributions they made this year to the Bayfield Calendar Project (see this issue’s Photo Story).

When my Dad passed away we found in his wallet the very first picture I ever took with my Kodak Brownie. He had carried this black and white image of he and my mom for 25 years. It was taken out in front of the motel we had spent the night in on our overnight trip. My parents seem to be looming down from the image like a pair of friendly gargoyles. A Kindergartener’s perspective! - Melody

P.S. Oh, and yes, I still have the camera.



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Deadlines for submissions are Sundays at 4 p.m.

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Founding Members
Goderich Honda
Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Ltd.
Bayfield Foodland
Outside Projects
Brad's Automotive
Bayfield Garage
Pharmasave Michael's Pharmacy
The Dock's Restaurant
Ian Mathew CA
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: Ian Matthew, Roger Lewington, Mike Dixon, John Pounder, Dennis Pal, Melody Falconer-Pounder