Bookmark and Share   Sept. 26, 2018   Vol. 10 Week 39 Issue 481

BFIt to present business plan for arena at public meeting


The Bayfield Facilities Initiative Team (BFIT), has just completed a comprehensive business plan for the community to take over the management and operation of the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre. During this period a longer-range plan for the repurposing of the current building or possibly a new facility would be developed in consultation within the community. The business plan was recently presented to the consultant, Monteith and Brown, hired by the Municipality of Bluewater to investigate the future role of the centre.

BFIT is holding a public meeting to present the business plan to the residents of Bayfield and catchment area on Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Bayfield Town Hall. All residents, Bluewater Councilors, and other interested parties are invited to attend and comment on the Bayfield Complex Public-Private Partnership Business Plan.

The community based governance structure for operating the centre would be similar to the way other groups in the village operate their independent physical assets, for example, Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield Lions’ Municipal Building, Pioneer Park, Bayfield International Croquet Club’s Courts, Bayfield Archives’ building, Bayfield River Valley Trail Association trails and the Bayfield Agricultural Society grounds.

The business plan is based on detailed financial, operating, marketing and sales components.

"Our team is made up of individuals with a broad array of skills and experience in all these areas," said Steve Baker, who co-chaired the Business Plan Working Group, "We have virtually all the major volunteer agencies, interest groups and community centre users signed on as a broader advisory council."

Sandy Scotchmer, the other co-chair of the working group, noted that, "We have visited a number of other community centres in Ontario, the most interesting of which is Belmore a small community of 200 people north of Wingham. Belmore has operated its own community centre, that includes skating and curling rinks, for decades. This is a model we relied on heavily to inform our business plan."

Following the public consultation on Oct. 6, BFIT will present the business plan to Bluewater Council in the very near future.

Scotchmer noted that, "The timing is somewhat complicated by the pending municipal election, but on the positive side it gives aspiring Councilors an opportunity to express their views on the proposal during election debates." 

Artist Guild in residence at Co-Op Gallery in October 

image1Members of the Bayfield Artist Guild (BAG) will have their works of art and sculpture on display at the Goderich Co-Op Gallery for the month of October. (Submitted photo)  

Members of the Bayfield Artist Guild (BAG) are the “Guest Artist” at Goderich Co-Op Gallery for the month of October.

Eleven painters, and one potter, from the BAG, will display their artistic endeavors at the gallery for the entire month. All paintings and ceramics are for sale at very reasonable prices. Visitors will find short bios of each artist that will give a small understanding of the artist’s philosophy.

Everyone is invited to a reception at the Co-Op Gallery on Oct. 13 from 2-4 p.m. The gallery is located on The Square.

BAG encourages everyone in Bayfield, and beyond, to visit the gallery and support local artists. Its regular hours are Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Local Rise2Fame winners finish well at Western Fair 

41983085_10155447875506364_8679135663964028928_n Western Fair Finals - Emily Plumsteel 2nd placeEmily Plumsteel, of Clinton, proudly holds her runner-up trophy at the Junior Western Fair Rise2Fame Finals held on Sept. 16. Paige Woodburn and Julia Withers also were runners up in the Youth Finals. Both acts were selected to compete at the Western Fair from the Bayfield Community Fair Preliminary Rise2Fame Competition held in August. (Submitted photo)

Of the eight acts that judges deemed ready for the Western Fair Rise2Fame Competition at the Bayfield Community Fair, a high number went on to compete in the finals in London, ON.

In the Youth Category, five acts proceeded to the Western Fair, with a total of six talented youth competing. Irelyn and Mary Paige St. Onge, with their singing duet “Diane”, Paige Woodburn and Julia Withers with their acrobatic dance performance, “Redefined” and Hannah Thomas, singing “Secret Love”, all proceeded through the quarter and semi-finals to the Youth category finals on Sept. 16, with Paige and Julia earning the runner-up position in this very challenging competition.

In the Junior Category, four young people went on to the Western Fair, in three different acts. Of these, Cameron Landsborough-Mullin and Kinzie Bajtos performing a dance duet to “Beauty and the Beast”, and Emily Plumsteel, with her dance “Hot Note”, all continued to the finals, with Emily, 2016 Junior Western Fair winner, also taking second place.

The success of these young people reflects the high calibre of talent that competes every year at the Bayfield Rise2Fame Competition – the only preliminary contest in Huron County - which takes place every August at the Bayfield Community Fair.

Photography Hike at Hullett Bush coming up mid-October 

The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) will host a Photography Hike at the Hullett Sugar Bush in the Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area on Sunday, Oct. 14.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. and the bush is accessible from the parking lot at 80602 Wildlife Line (just north of Telephone Line)

This hike is ranked as a Level 3 difficulty. It includes some hilly sections and some areas can be slippery when wet. The distance is 4-5 KMs depending on the route chosen and the time for the hike should be 2-2.5 hours, giving us plenty of time to make numerous stops for nature photography. Members of the Photography Club of Bayfield will be there to assist you with any photographic questions.

The Blue Trail, which is the main trail in the Sugar Bush, is one of the most common trails at Hullett and meanders through both woodland and meadow and links to numerous other trails. From stands dominated by sugar maple, white ash and American beech to meadows of grasses, flowers and hawthorns, woodpeckers, flickers and nuthatches abound. Hikers may even catch a glimpse of the pileated woodpecker or rare loggerhead shrike! Hullett is a bird lovers paradise.

The Green Trail, which is also on the hike has woodlands providing good shade for walking and has good opportunities for wildlife viewing. On this trail hikers can see raptor nests and wood duck boxes. This trail not only runs through the eastern portion of the Sugar Bush, but also travels through fallow field and meadow making this a good place to find a wide variety of wildlife.

Another trail hikers will take within the Sugar Bush, the Yellow Trail, cuts through the maple and ash dominant forest of the Sugar Bush. Because of this, it has been hit hard by the invasion of Emerald Ash Borer. This makes it a very interesting habitat to watch as other species of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants are beginning to flourish. As old ash trees fall, nutrients return to the soil and shelter is created for animals. This is also prime habitat for viewing white-tailed deer.

The whole Sugar Bush is a fantastic venue for autumn photography. Everyone welcome!

The hike leaders will be Jack Pal, 519 565-5340; Conrad Kuiper, 519 482-9724; and Dave MacLaren.

unique silent auction items available at Harvest Dinner

The annual Bayfield River Valley Trail Association’s (BRVTA) Harvest Dinner and Dance is an opportunity to celebrate the trails and express thanks to the trails’ landowners.

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 us to use the trails free of charge. In return, they get invited once a year for a lovely meal, so everyone can give them a round of applause.

The Harvest Dinner, set for Saturday, Oct. 13 at Renegades Diner, is also the only fundraiser the BRVTA organize and through community support for this event, the association is able to maintain the trails and keep them open for public use.

The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. during which wine and appetizers will be shared. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. followed by live music.

Organizers are glad that the local band The Cheap Shirts are able to perform 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 event sponsors: Virtual High School, Edward Fuels and TCC. Their support is very much appreciated.

They are also happy to announce that they have seven wonderful and unique silent auction items: introduction to fly fishing, by Doug Zavitz; a musical performance at your house, by Then There’s Three; handmade charcuterie board, by Sonny Kumpf; unique wine label board - a must for any wine cellar, by Roger and Pat Lewington; hand knit scarf, by Jan Jamula; original painting, by local artist Anita VanderHaar; and a hand-made glass mosaic, by Roberta Stemp.

Tickets are $40.00 each. Anyone who has not purchased a ticket yet is encouraged to talk to their friends and book a table for a great evening of fun and wonderful door prizes. Please call Roger Lewington at 519 565-2202 or Scott Robeson at 519 565-2827 for tickets.


farmers' market

The Bayfield Farmers' Market popular fall fundraiser, “Souper Duper Friday” had to be rescheduled to this Friday (Sept. 28). Serious weather warnings last week prompted organizers to postpone.

Delicious homemade soups created from the freshest market ingredients will be available in Clan Gregor Square from 3-7 p.m. or until it's sold out! This year's soups will feature beef and ham from CedarVilla Angus Farms and produce from Firmly Rooted Farm. Each bowl of soup will be served with a slice of Red Cat Farm's bread. Vegan soup and wheat free bread will be available. The price is just $5 per bowl, with all proceeds supporting ongoing market operations.

The Bayfield Farmers’ Market runs until Oct. 5, Thanksgiving weekend, 3-7 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square.


A weekend celebration of Vintage Volkswagen Vans, Campers, Beetles and good vibes is happening this Sunday, Sept. 30 in Clan Gregor Square for the fourth annual "Volkfest"

“VWs” will be on display in the park along with live music, craft vendors and food trucks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artist scheduled to perform are Josh Geddis, Jay Kipps Band, Ryan Malcolm, John Powers, The Honey Sweethearts and the Bayfield Ukulele Society.

On Sunday morning a VW Brunch will be held at Smackwater Jack's in Grand Bend starting at 9:30 a.m. and then a caravan of the vehicles will make their way from Grand Bend to Bayfield around 10:30 a.m.

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 Community Centre.

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. Tuesday classes will resume Oct. 2 and the first session will be free while Saturday classes will begin on Oct. 6.

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.

To attend both classes per week the cost will be $70 per month. For participants who can only make one class a week, the cost will be $40 per month. People are encouraged to sign up for two sessions per week for maximum results.

In order to cover all costs for the room rental, the minimum number of participants required to run the classes will be six. Do bring out friends to participate too!

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


“Audibly Awesome” will be performing at St. Andrew’s United Church on Oct. 10.

This special evening of music, featuring the Lobb brothers, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.


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


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: 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.

Witches Walk

_MG_4690The Fourth annual Witches' Walk to be held at The Ashwood Inn will be held on Oct. 27. (Submitted photo)  

Uh, oh…it’s happening again.

Yes, the fourth annual Bayfield Witches’ Walk through the haunted forest at The Ashwood Inn is set for Oct. 27.

Last year 700 souls of all ages braved the woods and this year organizers are hoping to scare over 1,000! Entering the woods between 6-8 p.m. is by donation with 100 per cent of the proceeds being gifted to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Huron.

Volunteers are now being sought to set up or man one of the scary stations. It’s so much fun and all are welcome. For more information call The Ashwood Inn at 519 565-4444.


The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) will host an Autumn Hike in Naftel’s Creek Conservation Area on Oct. 28.

People are invited to join for this enjoyable afternoon hike that will begin at 2 p.m.

Hikers will experience a mix of conifer plantations, hardwood and wetland areas. Boardwalks allow visitors to enjoy the wetland. A highlight of the area is the opportunity to watch for trout when crossing over Naftel’s Creek. The trail is 3 KMs long and is a Level 2 difficulty. The hike will take about 1.5 hours.

Naftel’s Creek Conservation Area is located 7 KMs south of Goderich on Hwy 21, #79152 between Union Rd and Kitchigami Rd. Parking available.

Everyone is welcome to join hike leaders, Chris and Pam Bowers, 519 525-8850; Gary Mayell, 519 441-0141; and Peter Jeffers, 519 933-4555.





IMG_1677 ARTAROUNDTOWN recently made a cheque presentation of $5,000 to the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre following the very successful “Empty Spoons” Soup event. An Art Show and Sale contributed to the fundraiser along with a Celebrity Silent Auction. Mary Ellen Zielman (top left) accepted the cheque from ARTAROUNDTOWN members Laurie Dykstra (top right), Darlene Porter (seated left) and Marci Merner. (Photo by Bonnie Sitter)

culture celebrated around the county this weekend 

Culture Days is a three-day, Canada-wide celebration of the arts from Sept. 28-30. The County of Huron’s Cultural Services Department, along with Huron Arts & Heritage Network, invite everyone to discover some of the artists, creators, heritage experts and creative professionals in Huron County during this weekend.

Over twenty-five activities and events are planned for people to explore local arts, culture and heritage as well as opportunities to discover something new.

Friday, Sept. 28, the Celtic Blue Highlanders are holding a Ceiligh at the Kingsbridge Centre. Donations for the Huron Residential Hospice will be accepted at the door. Friday is also the opening of the 159th Howick-Turnberry Fall Fair, which runs all weekend long.

Saturday, Sept. 29, has a lot on offer. Central Huron celebrates Harvest Fest in Clinton, a family friendly event with face painting, Cookie the Clown, a penny sale and a caricature artist. The Bayfield Historical Society and Archives is offering a walking tour with Archivist, Joy Yates. The Livery Theatre in Goderich is hosting a director’s talk in connection with their upcoming production of “Ten Lost Years” that shares some of the stories of Huron County during the Great Depression. The Huron County Art Show and Sale opens at the Huron County Museum on Saturday afternoon and includes an interactive drumming circle. Elizabeth’s Art Gallery is offering free workshops on the different options available for printing your photographs and taking the guess work and mystery out of framing artwork. Live @ the Cultural Collective Lounge in Exeter brings together the best young musical talent in South Huron and the Seaforth Harmony Kings have their annual fall show with special guests “Yonge Guns” and “thatotherchoir”.

On Sunday, Sept. 30, two popular annual events take place: Bayfield Volkfest in Clan Gregor Square in Bayfield and Ciderfest at Van Egmond House in Egmondville. Blyth Memorial Community Hall is screening the documentary “Forgotten” about the 100,000 British Home Children who came to Canada as indentured labor. The screening is followed by a discussion with Huron County descendants of Home Children. You can learn how two men from Huron County were behind the founding of the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum from David Yates at the Alice Munro Public Library in Wingham.

The Huron County Library has a number of events planned at the different branches all weekend long including live music, celebration of poetry and a visual art, open studio. For more on the Culture Days events at the library check out Culture Days @ Huron County Public Library online or pick up a printed copy of the fall library program guide at any library branch.

Those are just some of the events happening across Huron County this weekend. A full list of all of the events, including, times, locations and any costs, is available at or Facebook@HuronArtsHeriatgeNetwork. To learn more about Culture Days visit

several ways to contribute to Healthcare Heroes Radiothon 

image9The 2018 CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon will be held on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CKNX Radio Station in Wingham. (Photo by John Marshall)  

The Clinton Public Hospital (CPH) will be taking part in CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon once again on Saturday, Oct. 20. This year’s project goal is to raise $40,000 to purchase new sterilization equipment for the operating room at the hospital.

There is a lot happening in the days leading up to the Radiothon.

A Radiothon Story Writing Contest is being held with the deadline for submissions being Oct. 12. People are asked to share a story as to why their local hospital is special or to share an experience they had at CPH for a change to win a Lenovo Tablet or one of four MicroAge gift cards. Selected stories will be read live on the air at CKNX AM 920 on Oct. 20. Story Contest Forms are available at: The contest is open to residents of all ages in Huron, Perth, Bruce, Grey and Wellington counties. Some rules apply.

New this year, a “Challenge” Program will run starting today (Sept. 26) to Oct. 20.
Organizers are asking donors to challenge others to match their donation. When a donor makes their gift, they can request to challenge other groups (ie. downtown businesses, restaurants, service groups, etc.) to match their donation. It’s a fun way to get people involved in giving to a great cause.

For the entire month of October people can text “HERO Clinton” to 41010 to give $10 towards the CPH goal.

The Clinton and District Kinsmen will be putting on a Breakfast by donation with the proceeds going to the CPH Radiothon goal. It will be held on Oct. 13 from 7:30-11 a.m. at the Central Huron Community Complex (CHCC) Libro Hall.

In addition, the Masonic Lodge will be running their MASONICh.I.P. child identification program at the (CHCC) on the same date (Oct. 13) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This program will be sponsored by Morning Star Clinton #309, South Huron District

2018 CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon will be held on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CKNX Radio Station in Wingham. There are several ways people can donate:
• Call in a gift of support to 519 357-1310 or toll free at 1-877-227-3486
• Donate online at OR

Donations can also be made specifically toward the CPH goal:
• Online at OR
• On their Facebook Page:
• By Mail or In Person: 98 Shipley Street, Clinton, ON, N0M 1L0
• By Calling the CPH Foundation office: 519 482-3440 Ext: 6297
• On Oct. 20 by calling CKNX: 519 357-1310 or toll free at 1-877-227-3486
• Or text “HERO Clinton” to 41010 throughout the month of October to donate $10

Author reading a fundraiser for Huron residential hospice 

tom_zinkTom Zink

Tom Zink, an author from North Bay with family connections in Huron County, will read from his recently-published book, “Seasoned: A Memoir of Grief and Grace” at St. George’s Anglican Church in Goderich, on Sunday, Oct. 14.

This event is a fund-raiser for Huron Residential Hospice and will begin at 1 p.m. Admission is by goodwill donation. Books will be available for sale at $20. For each book sold at this event $5 will be donated to the hospice.

“Seasoned” is the story of Zink’s unwitting grief journey of five decades that began when his older brother, Steve, died in a traffic crash when both boys were teenagers. Zink has found that his road to healing began when he was able to start telling his own story. His hope is that by sharing parts of that story of loss, grief, healing and recovery, others may be encouraged to consider doing the same. Telling our stories puts language to our losses so that we can see beyond them.

Zink buried his grief along with his brother so he could carry on with his life. His career after high school took him around the world, across the continent and back again. It was only after Zink was married and a father of two teenaged sons that, in a moment of profound grace, he realized the depth and importance of his loss. His faith and new-found desire as an adult to process his brother’s death lifted him out of his personal permafrost of grief and took him full circle back to his brother’s grave.

But “Seasoned” is not merely a story of grief and recovery; it is also a poignant and, at times, humorous look at laughter and lightheartedness, winning and losing, and doubt and faith. More information about the book is at

Huron Heritage Fund deadline november first 

Nov. 1 is the next deadline for individuals and organizations to submit applications for the Huron Heritage Fund (HHF).

Established in 2007, the purpose of the HHF is to encourage the preservation of heritage assets and activities of heritage importance to the County of Huron and its residents. An initial call for applications was administered in May 2018 with five successful applications.

Many initiatives from throughout Huron County have been supported by the HHF since its inception. In recent years, projects have included support for the Bell Tower Restoration at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in Seaforth, historical theatre performance productions at Goderich Little Theatre and Bayfield River Flats interpretative panels.

“The County will contribute up to 50 per cent of the costs of a project to a maximum of $5,000,” according to Elizabeth French-Gibson, Senior curator. This investment leverages other groups or individuals to invest in Huron County’s heritage also.

Projects will assist in the preservation and restoration of heritage landmarks, historic buildings and objects of historical significance not owned by the County of Huron. Heritage publications and events also qualify for support under this program.

More information about the application process can be found on the Huron County Museum’s website at


The Piano Men

Fans of Billy Joel, Elton John, Jerry Lee Lewis and other piano greats are in for a treat when the production, “Billy Joel and The Piano Men” visits the Hensall Heritage Hall on Friday, Oct 26.

The show, starring piano-wizard and vocalist extraordinaire Bruce Tounay will begin at 7:30 p.m. This unique theatrical performance combines live music with humor, costumes and interesting stories about the songs and performers being highlighted.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. They are available at D&D Variety in Hensall; online at; or by calling Kathy at 519 263-2343.

This will be a licensed event held in the one of a kind, historic hall located at 108 King St in Hensall.

Celtic Concert 

Music lovers are invited to attend a very special, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear one of Scotland’s as well as one of Canada’s folk music legends in concert together on Thursday, Oct. 11 at St. George’s Anglican Church in Goderich.

“The Best Times After All” will start at 7:30 p.m. Archie Fisher, from Scotland and Garnet Rogers, who hails from Hamilton, ON but spent much of his childhood in Nova Scotia, will perform. Both are renowned singer-songwriters and hilarious raconteurs.

These talents have both performed at the Goderich Celtic Festival and this stop on their North American tour is being presented by the Goderich Celtic Folk Society.

Tickets are available now for $20. The fee will rise to $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Ernie King Music and Wuerth Shoes, both in Goderich or online at or by calling 519 524-8221.


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Goderich Little Theatre will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21 at The Park House in Goderich.

GLT members are encouraged to attend to hear about our results for the past year and elect our 2018-19 Board. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. New members are welcome!

McKay Choristers

The MacKay Choristers present: “Those were the Days” a Cabaret and Silent Auction on Friday, Oct. 19.
The event will be held at Trinity Christian Reformed Church in Goderich with the doors opening at 7:30 p.m.
Advanced tickets only from Roy or Lynne Price by calling 519 565-5876; also available at Fincher’s or Ernie King Music, both in Goderich.

Alzheimer Society 

Im Still Here 2“I’m Still Here!” is a traveling theatre production presented by act2studioWORKS in Toronto. (Submitted photo)

The Alzheimer Society of Huron County is hosting “I’m Still Here”, a research-based play on the realities of living with dementia.

The play is a sensitive yet upbeat drama that illuminates important aspects of the dementia journey from the perspective of people living with dementia and family partners in care. The message behind “I’m Still Here” benefits all caregivers, family and the community at large and encourages us all to connect in more meaningful ways.

“I’m Still Here!” is a traveling theatre production presented by act2studioWORKS in Toronto. Act2studio is a volunteer driven theatre and drama program for actors who are 55+ years.

The performances will take place at the Clinton Legion on Thursday, Oct.18 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. Seating is limited so plan to arrive early.

The play is 50 minutes in length and is followed by a feedback session at the end of each performance.
For more information, contact the Alzheimer Society of Huron County: 519 482-1482/1-800-561-5012, e-mail at or visit

The Alzheimer Society of Huron County provides information, education, and support through individual counseling and support groups to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, their caregivers, families, health professionals and the general public.

Hensall 4-H 

WP_20180919_052Members of the Hensall 4-H Grow Huron Club helped pick grapes on their recent trip to the Maelstrom Winery near Seaforth. (Submitted photo)  

There was no “whining” from the members of the Hensall 4-H Grow Huron Club on their recent trip to the Maelstrom Winery near Seaforth.

Their third meeting began with an introduction to microclimates. A microclimate is a local set of land and weather conditions that differ from the surrounding area. It can create favorable conditions for growing certain crops that might otherwise be difficult to grow.

Host Brian Landsborough gave the group a tour of the vineyards that are family owned and operated. Members learned about how grapes are a new agricultural product in Huron County and that Maelstrom Winery was the first to start growing cold varieties of grapes in 2009. He explained how to maximize sun exposure on a slope and that fungi can really damage a crop.

Next, he demonstrated how to properly pick grapes, which involved snipping whole bunches with garden clippers. Then the group helped out by filling recycling bins full of pinot noir grapes and adding them to a larger container.

After all their hard work, the group reconvened for a snack at the pavilion on site and to choose their club name – the Hensall 4-H Farmers.


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 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.






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 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 feature a photo recorded to be of John, Violet and Adelaide taken in 1946. Does anyone remember them? (Archives Code: PB10037 PC)

PB10037 PC Remember Me 481 

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



PB10007 PC Remember Me 479 

In Issue 479, we feature an image that records indicate is of Mrs. James Ferguson, Mrs. W.F. Metcalf and Mrs. John Ferguson circa 1935. Does anyone remember them? (Archives Code: PB10007 PC)



PB10058 PC Mrs Marion Malory, Mr Herb Malory, Miss Mitchell c1930 

In Issue 480, a photo of Marion Malory, Herb Malory and Miss Mitchell taken around 1930. Does anyone remember them? (Archives Code: PB10058 PC)



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lovely day to tiptoe through the toadstools








More than 50 people came out to explore the world of mushrooms on a walk at Windmill Lake Wake and Eco Park on Sept. 23. The event was hosted by members of the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA).

Property owner George Ebers welcomed everyone to the event. The hike was led by mycologist Dr. Jen McDonald, who led the excellent Lambton Shores mushroom walk last year. Hikers saw many common mushrooms and the focus was on identification. Many people also enjoyed photographing the mushrooms as well as the beautiful scenery around Windmill Lake as well as the iconic windmill that graces the property. 








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A rough night in Bayfield

A rough night in Bayfield...By Vreni Beeler

Email your photo in Jpeg format to with the subject line Subscriber Photo of the Week. or...Upload your photo to Flickr.

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Melody Falconer-Pounder


F22D8AC31A5940ADAEC922B23B654927Bud Langley (Submitted photo)

This week, a note from Dave Gillians, sharing some thoughtful words regarding the passing of a Bayfield resident, came across my desk. I couldn't have written it any better so I share it with you here.  The community will no doubt be saddened to hear of Bud Langley's recent death. May I also offer my personal condolences to the family. - Melody 

The community of Bayfield has lost one of its best. On Sunday, September 18, Walter ‘Bud’ Langley passed away at the age of 88.

Bud touched so many lives in the village as a loving family man, as a friend, as a member of the Bayfield International Croquet Club, the Bayfield Lions’ Club, and as a Director of the Bayfield Historical Society. We are going to miss his laugh at just about every community event. He embodied the Lion’s Club motto ‘We Serve’ and there is no one who loved the village of Bayfield more.

Bud was a great story teller and he would regale his friends for hours with his tales about his career in the “bush”.

Bud started his life ‘in the bush’ as a young man in aviation and flying the north in his float plane. Bud and his wife, Pat, were partners in life and business. W.G. Langley Ltd. was a diamond drilling company which they successfully ran for 25 years and was rooted in the Canadian North and they also worked in other remote locations around the world. Bud and Pat were also part of founding the ‘Wiskair Helicopter Company’. During their long careers in the mining industry, Pat and Bud met many interesting and unique characters and made life-long friends.

Bud was one of those unique individuals whose positive outlook made you feel happier just being in his presence and his friends and family are all going to miss him terribly. He is survived by his wife Pat; daughter, Anne; and son Blair.

Bud enjoyed a beautiful final summer in his beloved home in the village of Bayfield. He spent many beautiful days sailing Lake Huron with his family and friends.

Friends were received at the Falconer Funeral Homes - Bluewater Chapel, in Goderich on Tuesday, Sept. 25. This was followed by private family arrangements.

Those wishing to donate in memory of Bud are asked to consider The London Regional Cancer Program, the Bayfield Historical Society or the Bayfield Lions’ Club.


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