Fifty trees planted in 2018
Bayfield Tree Project volunteers planted 20 trees in the green space at Carriage Lane on Oct. 13. The enthusiastic planters were (l-r): Lucia Schatteleyn, Sondra Buchner, Gary Mayell, Brian King, Garnet McBride and Chris Bowers. (Submitted photo)
Twenty new trees were planted in the green space on Carriage Lane in Bayfield on Oct. 13. The planting included beautiful specimens of Bur Oak, Sugar Maple, Sycamore and Tulip trees were provided by the Bayfield Tree Project (BTP).
Counting the trees planted by the BTP in the village, as well as in the right of ways, this planting brings the number of trees planted this year to 50 rounding out the total over the last eight years to 500 trees.
The Carriage Lane trees were planted, staked, tied, fertilized and mulched by a great volunteer team.
“What a remarkable difference these trees make to that part of the community,” said Sondra Buchner, a BTP member.
Donations from citizens keep the BTP viable and any donation over $20 is furnished with a tax receipt. Cheques may be made payable to: ABCA Foundation / Bayfield Trees and mailed to Bayfield Tree Project, P.O. Box 164, Bayfield, ON, NOM 1G0.
Lucia Schatteleyn spread mulch on the newly planted trees in Carriage Lane.
Garnet McBride tied the trees to stakes to help strengthen them through the coming winter weather.
TEN MORE SLEEPS!
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. (Photo by John Pounder)
learn about the metro zoo that produces little waste
Bayfield recently became the first community in North America to be recognized as a plastic free community but there is always work to be done. Blue Bayfield will be hosting an afternoon on “Strategies to Reduce Plastic Waste” on Oct. 27 at the Bayfield Town Hall.
Four speakers will share their knowledge from 1-5 p.m. These speakers will be: Tippi Thole, Achieving Zero Waste; Jen Pate, Love Your Greats: From the Oceans to the Great Lakes; Rachel Handbury, Waste – Not at the Zoo; and Wendy Yamamoto-Chapman, Recycling “right”.
Rachel Handbury will be addressing those in attendance at this event. Her topic is “Waste- Not at the Zoo”. She is the Manager of Sustainability for the Detroit Zoological Society. She is responsible for initiating, implementing and continually improving the sustainability program at the Zoo. She takes a special interest in food waste diversion, plastic waste reduction, sustainability education and energy reduction initiatives. Handbury worked previously in Los Angeles, CA, as an environmental consultant, managing the remedial cleanup efforts of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil and groundwater. A Canadian, she is a graduate of Western in Biology and Environmental Science. This is her second visit to a Blue Bayfield event.
Admission to the event is free but donations are appreciated to support environmental work. For more information please visit, www.bluebayfield.ca.
school daze Jazz quartet take to town hall stage
On Friday, Oct. 26, the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society is pleased to present a jazz concert by the School Daze Jazz Quartet.
Based in London, ON, the quartet has played together for several years. The group plays many jazz standards from the 1950s-60s but also enjoys journeys into the early days of jazz and the Brazilian sounds of the Bossa Nova.
This group of multi-talented musicians is made up of: Paul Adams, Drums; Randy Bayley, Sax; David Lee, Keyboards; and Steve Harris, Bass.
Adams is a Professor of Medicine at Western University. He has played in a wide variety of jazz groups, rock bands, marching band and is a jazz historian and film maker. He toured Canada and the US with a physician band, the “Marginal Donors”.
Bayley is a multi-instrumental woodwind player. He also teaches private clarinet, saxophone and flute lessons. He currently works as the "road rep" for the brass and woodwind repair shop "Music Aid". He was a member of the clarinet section for the London Community Orchestra for eight years. He is a Past President of the London Concert Band. He played in a 50s-60s, R&B cover band in Australia called, "Take Cover". He is the lead tenor with the Prime Time Big Band, a position he has held for over 20 years.
Lee is a project management consultant. His love for playing many instruments gave him a chance to share the stage with world-renowned soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian at Hart House Theatre (viola), astronaut Chris Hadfield at Roy Thomson Hall (clarinet), and CASA award winning a cappella group Countermeasure at Kennedy Center in Washington DC (vocal).
Harris (bass) is a keen jazz enthusiast and enjoys accompanying the soloists in School Daze. He has played in several bands and frequently performed with his Ska group “The Executives” at Call The Office in London and at The Horseshoe Tavern and El Mocambo in Toronto. He is a past Board Member and remains an active volunteer with the Kiwanis Music Festival of London.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Cash bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call Sandy Scotchmer at 519 565-2830 or purchase online at www.ticketscene.ca.
LIONS’ LEGACY PROJECT COMPLETE
The recent installation of new posts around the perimeter of Clan Gregor Square marks the completion of the Bayfield Lions’ Legacy Project. The posts, installed by Brussels Ag Services, was a project undertaken by the Lions in partnership with the Municipality of Bluewater and significant funding support from the Huron County Heritage Fund. Over a two-year period, the Lions’ Club put in place 15 new picnic tables, including three wheelchair accessible tables, installed three large caliper trees, catalogued the condition of all trees in the park and installed bike racks around the village core. (Photos by Dave Nearingburg)
The monthly Councilor’s Corner held in the Bayfield Community Centre is set for tomorrow (Oct. 18).
Bill Whetstone, Bayfield Ward councilor, hosts the evening on the third Thursday of every month. He provides an opportunity for people to hear what council has been up to and voice their opinions. The evening will begin at 7 p.m.
The main topics of discussion this month will be a recap on the vision for Bayfield’s next four years, Bluewater’s voting process and help centre info, and the Feasibility Study for the Bayfield Arena.
The Bayfield Farmers' Market (BFM) wrapped up their most successful season ever on Thanksgiving weekend.
Sincere thanks are offered to regular customers and visitors alike, whose patronage of the weekly market ensures the presence of top-quality vendors.
Several of the BFM vendors will participate in Goderich's Makers' Market, opening Nov.17, at Square Brew, 430 Parsons Court, Goderich.
The BFM will return to Clan Gregor Square on Victoria Day weekend 2019. A call for vendors will go out early in the new year.
Roger Lewington will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Bayfield Historical Society to be held on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.
This next instalment of the Speakers Series will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Lewington’s topic will be, “The Huron Tract Land Trust Conservancy”.
The Conservancy gives people a new and local way to make a positive difference by helping protect and restore land, water and nature in the historic Huron Tract area within Huron, Lambton, Middlesex and Perth counties. This can be done by leaving financial contributions and/or bequests of real property for the protection of the land, water and species in perpetuity. Lewington will bring a guest who has contributed as well another member of the Conservancy board to further enhance attendees understanding of the Trust.
Members of the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) are invited to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Oct. 27.
The meeting will be held in the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building at 10 a.m.
There will be reports on the various activities of the BRVTA as well as financial reports and elections for board positions.
The association is always looking for volunteers to serve on the committee, so please consider how you might play a role.
Coffee and conversation
The Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) would like to invite all in the community to join them in a lively discussion on a variety of social topics over a cup of a hot brew.
“Coffee & Conversation” will be held at the Bayfield Public Library every Wednesday until March from 2-3:30 p.m.
This is a great opportunity for people to meet their neighbors, learn about the village and share their know how with others.
Knox Presbyterian Church in Bayfield is organizing a Spaghetti Supper to be held at the Bayfield Town Hall on Oct. 18.
On the menu will be garlic toast, Caesar salad, a selection of sauces, including, vegetarian, plus assorted desserts. There will also be a gluten free option for pasta. Tea, coffee and juices will be included with wine and beer available for purchase. Service will be conducted from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults; children four to 14 years, $7.50; under four years free. Takeout will be available. Please call 519 524-0224 for tickets.
GIRL GUIDE COOKIES
Bayfield Guiding members are now selling those yummy Chocolatey Mint Girl Guide Cookies for $5 a box.
They can be purchased from members or by calling Melody Falconer-Pounder at 519 525-3830.
Profits from sales help with program activities, field trips and camps.
WORLD SINGING DAY
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 www.worldsingingday.org
BAYFIELD UKULELE SOCIETY
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).
The final beginner workshop with loaner instruments will be held at the Bayfield Public Library on Saturday morning, Oct. 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.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER
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. Please note that both performances are now sold out!
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.
Bed and Breakfast Contest
Mary Hughes, owner of The Bayfield Boutique Bed and Breakfast, is hosting a special little contest she is running in honor of our Canadian military.
Three lucky winners will be selected to stay in one of her three suites in her 1857 Canadiana style farmhouse located at 12 The Square in the heart of the village on Remembrance Day weekend, Nov. 9-10. Hughes will also serve up a gourmet breakfast each morning to the lucky winners - includes one guest each..
To win this free weekend stay retired veterans or active service people must be nominated by someone. Folks are asked to send a few words about their nominee to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 26. The winners will be selected by a committee of impartial village residents. Hughes will announce the winners on Nov. 1.
Hughes got the idea from an American group called “B&Bs for Vets”. She says it is an idea that is just starting to catch on in Canada and she is happy to start things rolling in beautiful Bayfield. If you know a veteran, or someone in active service, who would love to enjoy a weekend in Bayfield please reach out to her at the email above.