Bookmark and Share   Oct. 17, 2018   Vol. 10 Week 42 Issue 484

Fifty trees planted in 2018

IMG_2460Bayfield 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.

IMG_2455Lucia Schatteleyn spread mulch on the newly planted trees in Carriage Lane.

IMG_2451Garnet McBride tied the trees to stakes to help strengthen them through the coming winter weather.


38016902942_ff29dc38a5_k 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

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,

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


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IMG_1301The 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)


councilor's corner

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.

Farmers' Market 

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.

Historical Society 

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.


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 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).

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.


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 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.





IMG_6816Jack Pal (right) of the Photography Club of Bayfield, offered interested hikers insights into some fun photography techniques as they walked through the Hullett Sugar Bush on Oct. 14. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

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

About 20 people of all ages took the leisurely hike along 4-5 KMs of trail over a two-hour period enjoying numerous stops for nature photography. Jack Pal and Conrad Kuiper from the Photography Club of Bayfield offered tips on how to capture the beauty of autumn on the trails.

The hike took participants along portions of the Blue, Green, Yellow and Purple trails through the Sugar Bush including areas of woodland, meadow and fallow field. The weather cooperated making it a picture-perfect day for hikers! Pun intended.

_MG_9384The 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.

_MG_9398A simple landscape becomes intriguing with a simple move of the camera while the shutter is open.  

IMG_4516 Images taken from a low perspective can prove to be quite interesting. (Photo by Lexi Harney)

_MG_9403 Hullett marsh is in continual change. Here a whole copse of trees have died due to the changing water levels.

_MG_9404Purposeful camera motion, in this case a slight upward flick at slow shutter speed, changed the previous photo to this painterly composition. Other photo tips that were shared included shallow depth of field to capture flowers up close, various perspectives, low and high, to see things from a different angle and compositional guides such as "rule of thirds" to make a more pleasing image.

_MG_9407The temperature rose to about 17C in the Hullett Sugar Bush on Sunday afternoon.  






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.

Thursday Tunes 

Thursday Tunes-Seniors Dancing has started up again at the Central Huron Community Centre. For the second consecutive year the program will be held in the Libro Hall in Clinton from 1-3:30 p.m.

All musicians, singers, dancers and spectators are most welcome. All seniors are welcome to join for some fun, friendship and even exercise. Admission is by donation.

Autumn Indulgence 

One of the biggest events of the year in Grand Bend is this Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Huron Country Playhouse. The Rotary Club of Grand Bend’s Autumn Indulgence is an annual favorite which partners food, drink and entertainment in the spirit of community fundraising for one spectacular evening. This year’s “Black Forest” theme features a gourmet dinner by Hessenland Country Inn and the house band from Kitchener’s famed Concordia Club, The Black Forest Band.

It gets underway at 5 p.m. with all refreshments included for a truly memorable evening featuring many varied and unique silent auction items. Attendees can bid online at the event on their Smartphone or tablet. There are over 70 fabulous silent auction packages from a Florida condo, sunset yacht cruises, golf and hockey packages to food and entertainment items. The exciting live auction features trips to St. Lucia and St. Maarten with flights, a whole home Standby Generator, and a collection of six bottles of rare scotch.

All proceeds are used to fund the many projects Rotary undertakes in the area from Bayfield to Port Franks and Hensall to Parkhill as well as their international projects. Following Bayfield’s lead the club has adopted a focus on reducing single use plastics and will direct some of the funds raised to further environmental projects. Come out and see how Grand Bend parties and share in the fun.

Tickets are $150 for an all-inclusive evening of food, drinks and prizes. They are available at


Members of The Huron Tract Spinners and Weavers and the Goderich Quilters' Guild are always busy creating beautiful textile items. Many of these quilted, woven, and handcrafted creations will be for purchase at a joint show and sale at the Huron County Museum, Nov. 3-4.

Spear-headed by Evelyn Hardy and Ruth Knight, The Huron Tract Spinners and Weavers Guild began in the spring of 1978. From the onset, the mandate of the group was to support and encourage guild members to learn and perfect the art of weaving and spinning. Membership has changed over the years but the guild is proud that some of the original members are still involved. The guild continues to welcome new members and endeavors to instill in the community an appreciation of this art.

The Goderich Quilters' Guild was formed in 1992. Kathryn Caie, sensing a community interest in quilting, organized a meeting of interested quilters. As a result of that meeting, the guild was formed with Caie as the first president. Many of the original members are still members today. The Goderich Quilters' Guild also provides an opportunity for members to share their expertise and offer encouragement to new quilters. Both guilds offer workshops and support but most importantly, friendship.

The joint exhibition will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. On site demonstrations will also be taking place.

For more information contact Betty Thomasson, of the Quilters' Guild, at 519 524-4695 or Karen Blackwell, of the Huron Tract Spinners and Weavers, at 519-524-4497.

To learn more about these two guilds please visit their websites: and www.hurontractspinnersandweavers

Photovoice exhibit 

What does it look like to live on less? Wednesday, Oct. 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. To mark the day, the Huron and Perth Social Research and Planning Council (HPSRPC) will present the opening of its “Photovoice Exhibit” in Blyth, from 5-6 p.m., at the Blyth Art Gallery. The exhibit will feature photographs from community participants who have been taking pictures of “what it looks like to live on less.”

The project is part of the HPSPRC’s current research project, “How Much is Enough?” The project is researching the lived experiences of people in Perth-Huron who make less than a living wage and the impact this has on day-to-day living for individuals and the broader community. The research will provide recommendations to local and provincial governments, agencies, employers and community groups for addressing the impact of not having a living wage/income.

The HPSRPC collaborated with local photographer, Terry Manzo, to offer photography workshops and mentorship to community participants. The participants were then tasked with photographing how living on low income effects their daily lives.

“The Photovoice Exhibit gives our participants a chance to have their voices heard and their stories shared in a unique and impactful way,” said Susanna Reid, director of the HPSRPC. “The photographs will also offer our broader community insight into the lives of people who live on less.”

The Photovoice Exhibit will become a travelling exhibit in spring 2019.

For more information, contact Reid at or 519 271-7730 Ext. 228.








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, Mrs. James Thomson, Mrs. Adelaide McLeod, Lewis Thomson and Laddie the Dog are recorded to be in this image from 1925. Does anyone remember them? (Archives Code: PB10035 PC)

 PB10035 PC Mrs James Thomson, Mrs Adelaide McLeod, Lewis Thomson, and dog Laddie c1925

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



PB10046 PC  Remember Me 482 

In Issue 482, we feature a picture recorded to be taken on Dec.14,1934 of a Mrs. W. Prust. Does anyone remember her or the man she was photographed with? (Archives Code: PB10046 PC) 



 PB10076 PC Remember Me 483

In Issue 483, we celebrate the bounty of the fall harvest with an image of Mrs A Metcalf's entries at the Bayfield Fair circa 1915. Can you imagine what this would look like if renowned photographer R.R. Sallows had access to color film? (Archives code: PB10076 PC)



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Brand new to fishing Hardy takes home grand prize 

IMG_6760Saturday dawned a typical autumn day - a little rain, a little wind and a little sun - not bad weather for the 40th annual Joe Brandon Memorial Trout Derby organized by the Bayfield Lions' Club. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

IMG_6777This spot close to the bridge is a popular choice for fishermen. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

IMG_6768Some veteran participants enjoyed all the comforts of home during the three day fishing event. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

IMG_6772 Fall colors reflect on the Bayfield River as contestants in the Bayfield Lions' Club's 40th annual Rainbow Trout Derby cast their lines on Saturday morning. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

IMG_6764Several fishermen chose to wade into the Bayfield River in their quest for the heaviest trout. (Photos by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

IMG_6783The pier is always a popular location to fish from despite the competing winds. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

IMG_2529Dave Heatherington carved a fish out of ice, entertaining the contestants during the derby. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)  

IMG_2552Long-time weigh master, Tim Moon again did the measuring and weighing fish as they came in and logging the stats on the board. This was Moon's last year of a seven-year stint as weigh master. The crowd honored him with a loud round of applause and cheers. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)  

IMG_2568Natalie Hardy was the grand prize winner at the 2018 Bayfield Lions' Club's Joe Brandon Memorial Trout Derby. She caught a trout weighing 9.36 lbs. She was also the recipient of the prize for the largest fish caught by a female. She received her trophies from Gary Brandon (left), owner of Rainbow Valley Campground, and Lion Tom Grasby (right). (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)  



There was an exciting turn of events at the 40th Annual Bayfield Lions’ Club’s Joe Brandon Memorial Fishing Derby held on Oct. 12-14.

Natalie Hardy, of London, ON bought her first fishing rod a few days before the Derby for $30 at Angling Sport in the city. To the chagrin of all the seasoned, experienced fishermen in the Derby, Hardy, in her first outing ever, landed the largest Rainbow Trout at 9.36 lbs.

“Excuse the pun but I may now be ‘hooked’ on this sport,” Hardy said.

Not only did Hardy win the Derby grand prize of $800 but she also won the prize for largest fish caught by a woman. Second prize in the Derby also went to a woman, Cassandra O’Brien, of Kitchener, for her 7.62 lb trout. In a show of good sportsmanship, Hardy graciously gave her prize for the biggest fish caught by a female, that consisted of a trophy and $100 gift card donated by Angling Sports, of London, to O’Brien. Third place winner was Ryan DaSilva, of London, for his 7.52 lb. trout. Larry Robidoux earned the prize for largest salmon caught at 11.98 lb.

The Bill Thorpe prize for the largest trout caught by a 16-18 year-old contestant went to Connor Mitchell, of London, for his 3.30 lb. fish. The Eric Earle prize for the 15 and under age group went to Braden Vorsteveld for his fish that weighed in at 4.36 lbs.

Long-time weigh master, Tim Moon again did the measuring and weighing fish as they came in and logging the stats on the board.

“The weather was beautiful this weekend,” said Moon. “I was kept pretty busy with all the fish caught.”

This was Moon’s last year of a seven-year stint as weigh master. The crowd honored him with a loud round of applause and cheers.

Lion Tom Grasby, Derby director, expressed his thanks to the participating fishermen.

“Once again we sold out all 250 tickets and we had a record number of young people entering,” Grasby said. 

Grasby thanked all of the local sponsors of the Derby and in particular noted the contribution by Pat Devincenzo, owner of Angling Sport in London, for his sponsorship and making available hundreds of dollars in prizes from his London store. He also gave a special thanks to Gary Brandon, owner of Rainbow Valley campground, for his years of personal support and providing the wonderful venue for the Derby.

“Without Gary’s commitment every year this event would not happen,” said Grasby.

Fishermen made a special effort to keep their fishing sites clean both in the campground and in adjacent river properties.

“It is important to work with neighboring riverfront owners to make this derby a success,” Grasby added.

IMG_2541The Bayfield River Flats provided a stunning backdrop for fishing. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)

IMG_2535The colors along the Bayfield River were starting to peak this week - providing a wonderfully colorful background to fish by. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)  

IMG_2543Natalie Hardy, of London, ON bought her first fishing rod a few days before the Derby for $30 at Angling Sport in the city, and in her first outing ever, landed the largest Rainbow Trout of the event at 9.36 lbs.(Photo by Tony Van Bakel)  

IMG_2549All 250 tickets were sold and a record number of young people entered. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)

IMG_2561 Approximately, 16 Rainbow Trout made the board during the derby. The same number of Salmon were also registered. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)

IMG_2571Cassandra O'Brien, of Kitchener, caught the second largest trout in the derby, a fish weighing in at 7.62 lb. She was congratulated by Lion Tom Grasby. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)  

IMG_2570The Eric Earle prize for the 15 and under age group went to Braden Vorsteveld for his fish that weighed in at 4.36 lbs. He was presented with the trophy by Lion Tom Grasby. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)

IMG_2569The Bill Thorpe prize for the largest trout caught by a 16-18 year-old contestant went to Connor Mitchell, of London, for his 3.30 lb. fish. Connor's brother, Chris, accepted the trophy on his behalf. It was presented by Lion Tom Grasby. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)



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Where's the beach?...By Melody Falconer-Pounder

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







Melody Falconer-Pounder


Raise your hand if you attended the Bayfield All Candidates Meeting on Oct. 11 at the Bayfield Town Hall. Now raise your hand if you took advantage of the live streaming on Facebook of the meeting and watched it from the comfort of your own livingroom couch. I was one of the latter, and yes, I watched all two hours, 11 minutes and 41 seconds of it.

I would like to thank the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce for offering this option to help community members increase their knowledge of the candidates and the issues at the forefront of the 2018 municipal election. It offered the added bonus of providing the opportunity for people who were out of town for work or on vacation to still get informed. Hopefully it is the start of a trend for local politics and/or important community meetings. – Melody

P.S. If you have yet to cast your vote and would like to review the meeting before you do so visit the Facebook Page - "Bayfield Ontario" and scroll down to the video posted on Oct. 11. Online and telephone voting is open now until Oct. 22 – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, follow the link provided here:


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