Bookmark and Share   Oct. 9, 2019   Vol. 11 Week 41 Issue 535

Public welcome to review draft coastal action plan  

Media Release - Coastal Action Plan Public Comment Period

The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation, along with many partner agencies, have been working on creating a unified strategy for Lake Huron’s Southeastern Shores (Sarnia to Tobermory) to manage and protect the resiliency and ecological integrity of our coastal ecosystems.

Started in 2016, this Action Plan is set to be released December 2019.

“We would like to welcome the public and any interested individuals to comment on the draft plan. We have ensured that there has been public influence into the creation of this document throughout its three-year development timeframe” Hannah Cann, Coastal Stewardship coordinator for the LHCCC said. “We have hosted 12 coastal community workshops, welcoming 408 members of the public to learn about aspects of the Coastal Action Plan, and provide their opinion as to what they would like to see for Lake Huron’s shores. Along with these workshops, we had 256 respondents participate in a questionnaire which asked what people value most about Lake Huron, and what they envision for Lake Huron’s future. Through these forms of engagement, we have been able to tailor the Plan to fit our diverse coastal communities.”

This non-regulatory plan will create a unified vision for Lake Huron coastal conservation and stewardship efforts. This plan will enable a coordinated approach to address common issues and goals of communities along the Lake Huron shoreline. The plan will develop a list of environmental management strategies by identifying valuable natural features and species, and the threats and stressors that negatively impact them.

If you would like to review the Draft Coastal Action Plan for the Southeastern Shoreline of Lake Huron, you may do so from now to Oct. 14 at

Questions regarding the Lake Huron Coastal Action Plan may be directed to Cann at or by calling LHCCC office at 226 421-3029
Thank you to all who review, or have been a part of the Plan’s development to date!

Renegades Diner will be the setting for sold out  event 

VeniceThe Italian Night for the Huron Residential Hospice sold out in under a week! (Photo by Gary Lloyd-Rees)  

Italy is coming to Bayfield as “La Dolce Vita” is the theme of an evening celebrating all things Italian in aid of the Huron Residential Hospice (HRH) on Nov. 9.

Are you attending the now sold out event at Renegades? There will be games and prizes, and both a Silent and a Live Auction. Come prepared to bid on some amazing Live Auction items...

1. “Parla italiano?” Are you thinking of visiting Italy? Would you like to learn basic Italian? A local “professoressa “of Italian history and language is offering five Italian lessons for up to six people in our Live Auction on the night. Get your group together and bid on this amazing, never to be repeated, offer!

2. “Spring Clean-Up!” Let an energized crew of joyful volunteers jump in to get your yard in tip top shape for spring. We'll rake, blow, pick up and haul away brush all with a "spring" in our step! Just bid for Hospice and be ready to sit back and enjoy your beautiful yard next spring.

3. “Italian Cooking Class” Gather six people together in your home and learn how to make the perfect Italian meal. Enjoy this amazing opportunity offered by Bayfield’s very own Sicilian cook!

The event is hosted by the Bayfield Committee for the HRH in support of the Bayfield Children’s Room at the Hospice. 

duo to tour Ireland this month 

BACC - Lewington-Downie Poster

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 or email Roger Lewington at


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 Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online or through the venues directly.

fall foto fest photo contest drew over 125 entries 

Grand Prize Mary ChambersGrand Prize Winner Mary Chambers  

Fall Foto Fest 2019 (FFF) held another successful photo exhibition and contest this year with submissions from all across Ontario, the Great Lakes states and as far away as Alberta.

“The two categories this year: Landscape and Wildlife, were obviously popular,” said Jack Pal, Committee member, “Because over 125 submissions of outstanding photographic excellence were received making this the most successful competition to date.”

All submissions were on display to the general public and all registrants free of charge at the Bayfield Town Hall during the entire Fall Foto Fest weekend. Visitors were also given an opportunity to assist in the judging by voting for the People’s Choice Award.

All winners were announced at the closing reception on Sunday, Oct. 6.

The Grand Prize, donated by the event sponsor Photo Tour Trekkers, is a trip to Scotland in 2020 with Photo Tour Trekkers. The winner was Mary Chambers. 
First Prize winners, each receiving a Visa gift card for $150, in the two categories were:
Landscape: 1st Prize Linda Pepper
Wildlife: 1st Prize Landscape Bill Niessen

The People’s Choice award, a $100 Visa Gift Card, was won by Laurie Ann Milne . The Honorable Mention, a Bayfield Merchants gift pack, went to Mary Chambers. 

The two Honorable Mentions in the Landscape category were won by Bruce Farrer and Zhugang Zhen and the Honorable Mentions in the Wildlife Category went to Brent Chambers and Mona Turnburll. Each winner received a Bayfield Merchant Gift Pack. For the complete list of winners and their winning photos go to:

Organizers would like to pass on their congratulations to the winners and send out a special thanks to everyone that participated in the contest and especially to the prize sponsors. Photographers are encouraged to submit photos to next year’s event. The categories will be announced in the near future. There is no requirement to register for Fall Foto Fest in order to participate.

1st Prize Landscape Bill Niessen1st Prize Landscape Bill Niessen

1st Prize Wildlife Linda Pepper1st Prize Wildlife Linda Pepper

Peoples Choice Award Laurie Ann MilnePeoples Choice Award Laurie Ann Milne

HM Peoples Choice Brent ChambersSHM Peoples Choice Brent Chambers



30661906317_41cb57e3eb_k The fifth annual Bayfield Witches’ Walk through the haunted forest at The Ashwood Inn is set for Oct. 26. Last year 1,000 plus souls of all ages braved the woods. Entering the forest 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 or email (Photo by John Pounder)

On Vacation 

A change of scenery for the Editor is upcoming and as a result, readers can soon look forward to some Hiatus Issues.

Live issues of the Bayfield Breeze will resume on Nov. 6.

farmers' market 

The Bayfield Farmers’ Market will hold its last market of the season on Friday, Oct. 11. Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on fresh, local fruits, vegetables, meats, breads, cheeses, wines, cut flowers and more.

Grassroots Woodfired Pizza will be on hand with their famous mobile pizza oven, serving up the tastiest artisan pizza on wheels. RW Sharpening and Repair Services will also be at the market, so bring your dull blades down for a honing before the holiday.

The Bayfield Farmers’ Market will be held in Clan Gregor Square, Friday from 3-7 p.m.

Bayfield Travel Club

The first meeting of the Bayfield Travel Club will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19.

It’s a place where local residents can meet other people that have the same passion for travel, share their own travel experiences, learn about new exciting destinations and to just have some fun.

The club will meet from 1-2 p.m. at the Bayfield Public Library.

Councilor's Corner

Bayfield Ward Councilor's Bill Whetstone will host Councilor's Corner at the Bayfield Community Centre on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

The topics to be discussed are: Bayfield Arena and Community Center 3p Agreement, Bluewater Environmental Committee and
Municipal bylaw support.

Spiritual Study 


“(Barbara Brown) Taylor writes with consistent charm and an unobtrusive faith in God; her
work is certain to appeal to…fans of Annie Dillard and Anne Lamott.” - Library Journal

Members of the community are invited to join in the Knox Bayfield Spiritual Study to begin Sunday, Oct. 20. The fall study will focus on “Learning to Walk in the Dark” from the bestselling author Barbara Brown Taylor.

All are welcome to join in the conversation that will be held on Sundays starting at 2 p.m. until Dec. 22, excluding Nov. 3 and Nov. 29, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2 Main St. N., Bayfield. For more information call 519 572-8529 or email

The book can be ordered locally at The Village Book Shop, 24 Main Street North, or by calling 519 565-5600.

Garden Club

The Bayfield Garden Club members are pleased to have Zelda Woods as their guest speaker on Monday, Oct. 21.

Woods is an herbal practitioner. She is an enthusiastic supporter of using local herbs to increase well-being and will share these ideas and do a demonstration of how to make salves and balms.

The meeting will be held at the Bayfield Lions Community Building (beside the fire hall) starting at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments and a raffle will follow the speaker.

Spaghetti Dinner

Knox Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Bayfield Town Hall.

Dinner will be served from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The menu includes a selection of homemade sauces, caesar salad and garlic toast along with assorted desserts, tea, coffee and juice. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are adults, $15; children four to 12, $7.50; under four free. Takeout will be available. Tickets are available in the village at The Bayberry Shoppe, Xclusive Elements or any church member. People may also call 519 565-2913 and leave a message for tickets.


The Board of Directors for the Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) has a vacancy for the important role of Secretary/Administrative support.

This a volunteer position. Looking for an individual who is interested in preserving 164 years of agricultural/rural history while enjoying time with like-minded people. Previous experience would be helpful but not necessary. Basic computer experience would be an asset working with Word and Outlook. Attention to detail important.

Duties would include: preparing meeting agendas, meeting minutes, correspondence, membership and helping with event planning. General meeting attendance would be two hours per month (March thru November). Director meetings four times per year or as needed. The Directors are looking for a two to four-year commitment. Training and support will be provided for all duties.

For more information please contact: or Lorraine Sheilds at 519 653-7039.

trinity winter clothing drive 

Trinity St. James Anglican Church in Bayfield is reaching out to the community in support of their annual Winter Clothing Drive.

Organizer Audrey Albiston is collecting gently used warm winter coats, blankets, and other articles that will help keep the homeless warm throughout the winter months. There is also a great need for warm socks, hats and gloves or mitts.

Items should be brought to the church as early as possible in October.

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 ,” 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.

 anything to keep warm collection

imagesKnox 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.


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

art for hospice

IMG_0992This lovely encaustic art is the October piece being auctioned silently for the Huron Residential Hospice. (Submitted photo)

In support of the Huron Residential Hospice (HRH), Bayfield artist Margot Sippel has graciously donated a wonderful piece of encaustic art, entitled, “Lake Huron in July”.

This piece will be on display at the Bayfield Public Library during the month of October. 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 Oct. 31st at 2 p.m., during which time the highest bidder will be contacted. The piece measures 8” x 10”.




ACcessible shower room goal of radiothon for CPH 

2018 CKNX Health Care Heroes RadiothonThe 18th Annual CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon returns to the airwaves of CKNX am920 and on Saturday, Oct. 19 to raise funds for ten local hospital foundations. (Photo by Kim Cyr-Goodyear)  

The 18th Annual CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon returns to the airwaves of CKNX am920 and on Saturday, Oct. 19 to raise funds for ten local hospital foundations.

Clinton Public Hospital Foundation (CPHF) aims to raise $40,000 towards the cost of an accessible shower room on the in-patient unit at the hospital. Support towards this goal may be made in advance of the Radiothon by mail, by telephone, in person or online at On Oct. 19, phone in your pledge during the live broadcast by calling toll free 1-877-227-3486, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or give your $10 gift, by texting HERO CLINTON to 41010 during the month of October.

Tune into the broadcast all day on AM920 and or catch hourly check-ins on 101.7 The One and 94.5 Classic Rock. Listeners will hear heartwarming patient stories and descriptions of the medical equipment needs at each participating hospital. As well, they will be treated to one-of-a-kind musical performances, giving local talent an opportunity to show their support of our hospitals. Listen for and call in during a designated Power Hour for a chance to win one of several wonderful prizes.

In addition to collecting funds during the Radiothon program, the Clinton & District Kinsmen are hosting their annual breakfast in support of the CPHF’s Radiothon Goal. The breakfast will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Central Huron Community Complex Libro Hall from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. The cost is by donation.

More information about the CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon can be found at Be part of local healthcare in your community. Support the CPHF through the CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon.

safe food handling  reminders on eve of Thanksgiving dinner 

The Huron County Health Unit encourages everyone to focus on safe food handling practices as they prepare Thanksgiving meals.

“We want people to enjoy their celebrations and reduce their risk of foodborne illnesses,” said Public Health Inspector Jessica Van Geffen.

An outbreak of salmonella infections is being investigated by the Public Health Agency of Canada along with provincial and territorial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada. Based on the investigation findings to date, exposure to raw turkey and raw chicken products has been identified as the likely source of the outbreak.

“Remember to always handle raw turkey and raw chicken carefully, and cook it thoroughly to prevent foodborne illnesses like salmonella,” said Van Geffen.

Thawing and preparing turkey can be challenging. Van Geffen recommends storing turkey in a refrigerator at 4°C or lower, or a freezer, immediately after it is purchased.

“Thawing your turkey in the refrigerator takes time but is the safest way to thaw,” she said. “It should take one day of thawing for every 1.8 kg (4 lbs.) of turkey. Or you can thaw in cold running water in the sink.”

The Health Unit also recommends cooking stuffing outside the turkey in a separate dish.

“As a turkey cooks, its juices run into the stuffing and these juices may contain salmonella bacteria,” said Van Geffen. “Often the stuffing does not reach a safe temperature to kill the bacteria.”

If you do stuff the bird, use a probe thermometer to make sure the middle of the stuffing reaches a safe minimum temperature of 74°C (165°F). If it hasn’t, put the stuffing back in the oven to continue cooking.

Cook food to a safe internal temperature. For a whole turkey, or chicken, you want to cook to 82°C (180°F). Insert a probe food thermometer into the thickest part of the food to test whether food is thoroughly cooked. For a turkey, stick the probe thermometer in the meatiest part of the thigh.

Whether your turkey is raw or cooked, it should not sit at room temperature for more than two hours. Foodborne bacteria can grow rapidly in this temperature “danger zone” (between 4°C and 60°C).

Here are other ways to help ensure a safe Thanksgiving meal:

• Wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food.
• Clean cutting boards, utensils, and countertops with warm water and dish soap. Rinse and sanitize with mild bleach mixture.
• Separate raw meat, poultry and seafood from other foods in your grocery bag, refrigerator and countertops. Use separate cutting boards.
• Keep raw meat, poultry, seafood, and their juices away from food items that won’t be cooked.
• Keep the fridge at 4°C (40°F) or below.
• Divide leftovers into small portions, put in shallow containers and store in the refrigerator to quickly cool. Chill leftovers within two hours.
• Use leftovers within two to three days or freeze them and use within two to six months.
• Reheat leftovers to 74°C (165°F).

More information on food safety can be found on the Health Unit website,


 United way Workshops 

Professional development and training and vital to an organization’s well-being. It can improve employee performance, build morale and increase productivity. It can also be prohibitively expensive for many organizations, especially not-for-profits. That’s where the Keep Educating Yourself (KEYs) program from United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) comes in.

This fall the remaining workshops being offered are:

“Volunteer Management” is being held in Clinton on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Huron County Health Unit from 1-4 p.m. The workshop will be facilitated by Helen Dowd, a Perth East resident, who has been working with volunteers for two decades. The cost is $35.

On Tuesday, Nov. 26, Murray Comber will be facilitating a full-day workshop at the Stratford Public Library covering “Personality Dimensions”. The workshop aims to help individuals discover their true personality and how it fits in and works with colleagues and family members. The cost of $55 includes the preliminary questionnaire and workbook.

“UWPH is dedicated to offering local, affordable training to non-profits and other organizations across Perth and Huron Counties,” said UWPH Director of Communication Susan Faber. “We have a great lineup of workshops this fall and more coming in the spring. We thank Libro Credit Union for its continued, generous sponsorship of this program.”

To learn more visit

Livery Film Series 


Many thanks to the over 100 film enthusiasts who came to the first of three films in this fall's Livery Film Series. From past audience surveys, we know that some of you travel from as far as Belgrave, Brussels, Blyth and Bayfield. You won't want to miss the upcoming films for October and November.

On Oct. 24, a unique documentary, “The Maiden”, tells the story of the Whitbread Round-the-World sailing race of 1989-1990. For the first time ever, a female crew has entered the race. If you sail, you know immediately that a 34,000 nautical mile race over 9 months is going to have its challenges. Actual footage from the race, “puts us all in the ship, right there with them” according to Peter Howell, film critic for the Toronto Star.

An additional challenge for these remarkable women was to find sponsors and supporters. When skipper, Tracy Edwards, first applied to join the race, she was advised that “girls are for when you get into port”. She remortgaged her house to buy and refurbish a 58-foot yacht, renamed The Maiden, and then secured an “angel investor”. Now, thirty years later, interviews with the skipper and crew by director Alex Holmes enhances our picture of the race, and the times.

Nov. 21 brings Bill Nighy and Sam Riley in the comedy/drama/mystery film “Sometimes, Always, Never”.

All films are shown at 7 p.m. at the Park Theatre in Goderich. Tickets at the door are $12. Mark your calendars and check the Livery Facebook page or website before you set





Volume 11

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 from the Lucy Woods Diehl photo collection an image of Rev. Wm Hinde. According to records with the photo he was the neighbor to Mr and Mrs Dave Dewar. Does anyone remember him? (Archives Code: PB12 4b)

PB12 4b  Rev Wm Hinde  neighbor to MrMrs Dave Dewar undated  

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



PB12 3b A E  Alfie Erwin undated 

In Issue 533,records indicate that the person in this undated image is Alfie Erwin. Does anyone remember him? (Archives Code: PB12 3b A E)  


ISSUE 534 


In Issue 534, a newspaper clipping provided by Carolyn Snell from Feb.1968 that tells an interesting village story.  

Lewis Cook wrote in with a thought that was triggered when reading this newspaper article: “You had to either go to some of the fishing shanties on the river or go to Jowetts Grove dance hall on Saturday for your supply.”



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The seventh annual Bayfield Fall Foto Fest (FFF), a joint production of the Photography Club of Bayfield (PCoB and Photo Tour Trekkers, was held this past weekend, Oct. 5-6. Approximately 100 photographers took part each day.

In the main event, we stepped back in time to the year 1812, as British troops (The Royal Scots 1812 Re-enactors) attempted to repel American invaders (17th US Infantry Re-enactors). We heard the crack of the musket and the roar of the cannon in the Fairgrounds as we experienced life in the turbulent times of the early 19th century. The troops set up camp and stayed for the weekend and gave us an opportunity to witness battle scenes, get a history lesson from more than 200 years ago, saw colorful clothing, smelled the food prepared over open fires, and experienced the foot soldiers’ camp.

During the evening we were also invited into the camp for an intimate look at the rugged life of the times.

As has become a hallmark feature of FFF, a number of standard workshops and master classes were held subsequent to the battle scenes at numerous locations throughout the village in which photographers were able to gain hands-on learning in various aspects of photography in small-group settings. Several of the workshops tied directly into the re-enactment theme. In a future article, there will be a more detailed discussion of the workshops.

“Most of the workshops were sold out early, a testament to the reputation of Fall Foto Fest” said James Cowie, Committee Chair “Participants came from as far away as Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston and Michigan and made FFF their weekend destination. We even had a participant from Switzerland. This has been our most successful event to date.”

Although there were a significant number of new registrants this year, a core of over twenty-five participants have come all seven years which speaks to the quality of the event.

A Reception closed out each of the two days.

“A big thank you again to all our sponsors who helped make this festival special,” said Jack Pal, committee member “Please mark Oct. 3-4, 2020 in your calendar for the 8th annual Bayfield Fall Foto Fest. It’s a must for anyone interested in improving their photography.












PIXILATED — image of the week


Bayfield Emoji Sunset...By David Phipps

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








 Today you are reading the 535th weekly issue of the Bayfield Breeze. I thank you for scrolling all the way down to the bottom to see what I have to say. We are brought to your email inbox each week because a number of people advertise their service or business throughout the issue. I encourage you to click on their advertisements and tour their websites to see what they are all about. We wouldn’t have been able to create this 535th issue if it weren’t for them.

That’s right, folks, it is that time of year again when our Advertising Representative Mike Dixon is out pounding the pavement checking in with returning advertisers and hoping to enlist a few new ones too. It takes more than the time and enthusiasm of our merry little band to put out an issue every week. It takes money – albeit we do our best to be frugal. There are costs to send out our weekly emails, costs for domaine services and costs to host the wonderful myriad of pictures that make our publication rather unique, I think.

Anyone is welcome to support the Bayfield Breeze financially – advertising is just one way – donations to the cause are always gratefully accepted. If you would like to advertise or know someone who should be please contact Mike Dixon at or by phone at 519 955 5254.

And as always thanks so much for reading. – Melody



Ideas and contributions to the Bayfield Breeze are always welcome.
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Please email me at or call 519-525-3830.


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