Public welcome to review draft coastal action plan
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 www.lakehuron.ca/cap
Questions regarding the Lake Huron Coastal Action Plan may be directed to Cann at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The 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
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 email@example.com
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.
fall foto fest photo contest drew over 125 entries
Grand 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: http://phototourtrekkers.com/tours/bayfield-fall-foto-fest-2019/
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 Niessen
1st Prize Wildlife Linda Pepper
Peoples Choice Award Laurie Ann Milne
HM Peoples Choice Brent Chambers
WALKING WOUNDED WANTED
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (Photo by John Pounder)
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.
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.
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.
“(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 email@example.com
The book can be ordered locally at The Village Book Shop, 24 Main Street North, or by calling 519 565-5600.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
art for hospice
This 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”.