Global climate strike goderich set for friday at noon
Tens of thousands of people worldwide are demonstrating to showcase real climate leadership and step up pressure on governments ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in September.
On Friday, Sept. 27 Global Climate Strike Goderich will take part in a lunch hour gathering in Goderich. People are asked to meet at the Courthouse Square Park by the South Entrance (near the fountain). The event will occur from noon till 1:30 pm.
The purpose is to create awareness that Huron County and all of Canada are being impacted by Climate Change. Changing weather patterns are forcing all of us to adapt. Climate Change affects everyone.
There will be music, short speeches and support for the growing movement for school strikes.
One of the organizers, Dean Whalen said, “We are a volunteer group of concerned citizens who are supporting the youth. The young organizers of the Global Climate Strikes are inviting all adults, organizations and businesses to support their desire for a safe and secure future. This may be the first organized Climate Strike for the future in Huron County. Many groups have been working to raise attention and awareness of the threats that climate change poses. Just last June, Dr. Maarten Bokhout Huron County’s Public Health Officer warned of increasing risks and impacts to the health of Huron County residents as our climate changes.”
Dr. Jim Hollingworth said, "Earlier this year, The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), along with all the major health associations of Canada released, ‘A Call to Action on Climate Change and Health’. In that press release, CAPE stated, "We are calling on all political parties in Canada to make a commitment to keep global warming below 1.5C.” For the well-being of all human beings and all species, it is paramount that I/you/we heed that call.”
Striking has historically been one of the most impactful methods for achieving considerable gains in matters of equality and social justice. The time has come to channel that social power towards facing humanity’s most important collective challenge ever “climate change”.
Everybody, young, old and in between are invited to attend.
More information can be had by visiting our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Global-Climate-Strike-Goderich-101309537933988/
Bannockburn Fall HIke to be hosted by Trail Association
For more than forty years, a guided hike has taken place annually on an October weekend at Bannockburn Conservation Area. This year the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association will play host with a guided hike beginning at 2 p.m. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
The Bannockburn Fall Hike is a four-decade old tradition and this year the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association will play host with a hike set for Sunday, Oct. 6.
For more than forty years, a guided hike has taken place annually on an October weekend at Bannockburn Conservation Area, 76249 Bannockburn Line, 2 KM north of Huron County Road 3, near Varna, between Brucefield and Bayfield. The conservation area is owned and maintained by the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA).
People are invited to continue the tradition of enjoying this nature destination by hiking the trail starting at 2 p.m. with knowledgeable guides. Professionally-narrated audio and video tours are also available on the ABCA website at www.abca.on.ca/events/fallhike/.
Bannockburn Conservation Area is home to six different natural communities: wet meadow, eastern white cedar, deciduous forest, old field and mixed scrub and marsh.
The trail starts with a boardwalk that is wheelchair accessible. The full trail is approximately 4 KM long and includes several changes in elevation. It is considered medium difficulty.
The Hike Leaders will be Dave MacLaren, 519-565-5480; and George Ebers.
irish ballads featured in upcoming concert
Trevor Lewington and Craig Downie have been writing and performing music together for 20 years as members of Toronto’s “Enter The Haggis”.
Career highlights include performances on Live With Regis and Kelly, PBS’s Breakfast With The Arts, and at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. After Nov. 10 they will be able to add the Bayfield Town Hall to their list.
Lewington and Downie continue to headline festivals across Canada and the US and will be touring Ireland this October. In 2016, Lewington released his debut solo album, “Lion of Grace”, featuring several songs inspired by historic stories from the Bayfield area.
The community is encouraged to come out and join them for a great night of original folk songs, Irish ballads, bagpipe instrumentals and some fun covers. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. There will be a cash bar.
Tickets are available online at www.ticketscene.ca or email Roger Lewington at firstname.lastname@example.org
Biographies related to Huron County profiled by speaker
Launched 60 years ago, the Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire Biographique du Canada (DCB/DBC) is a research and publishing project of the University of Toronto and the Université Laval, Quebec City. More than 8,600 biographies have been published to date in both official languages. Not just in print volumes it has been online for more than a decade. Ranging from explorers to educators, from business moguls to murderers, and from suffragists to soldiers, these carefully researched entries describe subjects’ lives, activities, accomplishments, challenges, and legacies.
Supervisory Editor Julia Armstrong will introduce the DCB/DBC and features of interest to general readers and family historians at the next meeting of the Bayfield Historical Society to be held on Sept. 30 at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building. Starting at 7:30 p.m. she will highlight biographies related to Huron County as well as a selection of other significant stories and remarkable characters.
Armstrong grew up near Bayfield, attending elementary school in Brucefield and high school in Clinton, after which she completed her BA at the University of Toronto. She worked in magazine and book publishing in Toronto for several years before becoming a manuscript editor at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography in 2012; since September 2018, she has been the supervisory editor. Armstrong holds a master’s degree in library and archival science, and is a member of the Archives Association of Ontario, Ancestors Ontario, and the Culinary Historians of Canada.
Lit on Tour coming to Bayfield
An initiative of the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), “Lit on Tour” 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.
"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 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.
The program runs on the dedication and enthusiasm of community partners across the province including the Cultural Services Department - County of Huron
For all locations and event details, visit litontour.com. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online or through the venues directly.
Ghosts, Murder and Mayhem Walk held in support of Hospice
Dave Gillians last presented his "Ghosts, Murder and Mayhem Walk" in 2014. Five years later, and perhaps with a few more tales to tell, he will reprise the role as a fundraiser for the Huron Residential Hospice, Bayfield Children's Room. (Photo by Jack Pal)
Darkness falls and a hidden side of Bayfield emerges. This is a different place after sunset, full of mystery and intrigue. People are invited to come learn the tales on the “Ghosts, Murder and Mayhew Walk” to be held on Saturday, Oct. 5.
Tickets are $15 in support of the Bayfield Children’s Room at the Huron Residential Hospice
Starting at the entrance of Clan Gregor Square at 7 p.m. (almost sold out!) and 9 p.m. (50 per cent sold) Dave Gillians, the author of “For the Love of Bayfield” will lead a walk along Main Street and tell tales of murder, mysterious disappearances and hauntings.
Space is limited to 40 people per tour. Tickets may only be purchased online at www.eventbrite.ca or by calling Michelle Field at 519 482-3440 Ext. 6302.
A change of scenery for the Editor is upcoming and as a result, readers can soon look forward to some Hiatus Issues.
Please note that anyone who would like an article published in the Bayfield Breeze issues to be dated Oct. 16, Oct. 23, and Oct. 30 should submit their information by Friday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m.
Live issues of the Bayfield Breeze will resume on Nov. 6.
Clan Gregor Square will be the location for the Fifth Annual Bayfield Volkfest on Sunday, Sept. 29. This celebration of vintage, classic VWs, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature a live outdoor music stage, arts and crafts fair, food trucks and family-friendly activities including, a free t-shirt tie dye station (bring your own white t-shirt), face painting, hula hooping and more! (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
Book Club Query
Jamie Thomas, librarian with the Bayfield Public Library is posing the question, “Book Clubs in Bayfield: Just how many are there?”
She is currently doing some research on the book clubs in Bayfield, and to date the answer to her question is 15! She would like to know if there are others she is unaware of.
“Please provide the name of your book club so I can add it to my inventory. The information can be sent to email@example.com ,” said Thomas. “Thank you and keep reading Bayfield!”
Aging by the Book
“Aging by the Book: A Reading Circle” is an upcoming opportunity hosted by the Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) starting in late October.
FOBL is offering a six-week group that uses selections by various writers to spark conversations about aging. It will be held on Tuesdays from 1:30-3 p.m. starting Oct. 22 to Nov. 26 in the Bayfield Public Library Community Room. Participants are asked to register at the Library. The group is limited to 12 people.
For more information please call Arlene Timmins at 519 565-2777 or Barbara Brown at 519 565-5187.
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.
anything to keep warm collection
Knox Church, Bayfield is collecting items of warmth until Oct. 20. (Submitted photo)
Knox Presbyterian Church, Bayfield has launched their annual “Anything to Keep Warm Collection”. The congregation is asking people to clean out their closets, and to ask family and friends for their useful, but no longer used, items of warmth.
Hats, coats, sweaters, mitts, sleeping bags, blankets…anything with potential to provide warmth in the upcoming cold weather season(s).
They will be gratefully receiving donations through to Oct. 20. Items will be blessed during worship service on that date.
Organizers of the event will sort and deliver the items to London Mens’ Mission, Rotholme Womens’ and Family Shelter and Community Mental Health Programs including the Resource Centre and Streetscapes, a school outreach program. Articles will also be distributed locally.
Locally please call Deb at 519 524-0224 to request a pickup of items.
Myths about grief: "Time heals all wounds", "Replace the loss", "Grieve alone", "Be strong for others" and "Bury your feelings".
“The Grief Recovery Method” is a Grief Support Group that in eight weeks can change a person’s life. This Action Program is for moving beyond death, divorce and other losses. Whether a person is experiencing loss from death, divorce, loss of job or childhood issues (recent or in the past), recovery is possible.
This program will be held in Bayfield from Thursday, Oct. 3 to Nov. 28. It will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $35 for the resource material. Participants must pre-register.
Please call Huron Hospice to register, 519 482-3440 Ext. 6301.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and leave a message for "Archivist".
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”.
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.
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.