Bookmark and Share   Oct. 19, 2011   Vol. 3 Week 43 Issue 120


 autumn plantings to be made along Bayfield Terrace



The air over Bayfield will soon be clearer thanks to the effort of the Bayfield Tree Project as it is said that when a tree grows to 25 feet they can provide oxygen for up to four people.

And with 70 new plantings taking place along Bayfield’s Heritage Trail this year a lot of people will be able to take in some very deep breaths in the years to come.

The Bayfield Tree Project is in the midst of final preparations for their autumn planting. In keeping with their plans to plant along the trail that falls within the village limits, 42 trees will be planted on Bayfield Terrace this month.

Sugar Tyme Crab Apple

The plantings selected for Bayfield Terrace will include Lindens and Green Mountain Sugar Maples with Sugar Tyme Crab Apples on the street side where there are wires.

In mid-May, the project broke ground with 28 trees being planted along Louisa Street. For the Louisa Street

planting two species of trees were used. On the East side of the street Sunset Red Maple was planted and on the West side, where there are overhead wires, Paul’s Scarlett Hawthorne, a shorter tree, was selected for planting. The Maple is a vibrant red in Autumn while the Hawthorne blooms with vibrant pink flowers in the Spring.

The Bayfield Tree Project has gratefully received funds from several groups including the following corporations: TD, Friends of the Environment; the Ministry of Natural Resources, Municipality of Bluewater and Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative. In addition local volunteer groups have been very supportive of the project including: Bayfield and Area Horticultural Society, Bayfield Lions’ Club, Bayfield Millennial Conservation Trust and the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA). Many private donors have also contributed to the project.

Green Mountain Sugar Maple

In addition to the plantings, the Bayfield Tree Project has established the “Acknowledgement Board” which appears in the window of the Bayfield Archives on Main Street. To augment the project’s overall profile they have a “web page” which should be operating soon.

Anyone who would like to make a contribution to the project will receive a tax receipt for donations of $20 or more. Cheques should be made payable to the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority Foundation with Bayfield Tree Project written on the memo line. A donation of $150 to $200 will purchase a tree. Cheques can be mailed to PO Box 164, Bayfield, ON, N0M 1G0.

The Bayfield Tree Project is under the umbrella of the BRVTA and they are under the umbrella of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA).

Village Calendar features photographs by local talent

bayfield cover

The Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce recently unveiled the result of their second calendar project created to not only raise funds for the chamber but community groups and merchants as well.

The 2012 Bayfield Calendar features photography by Jack Pal, Cate Cuerden, Dianne Brandon, Kristyn Watterworth, Maggie Brennan and Gary Lloyd-Rees.

2011 marked the first calendar initiative and it is reported that this unique reminder of the heritage village on a Great Lake was sent to family and friends around the world.

The calendar is now available for purchase for $10 and would make a great holiday or customer appreciation gift. They are available from many merchants on Bayfield’s Main Street, as well as some community and church groups.

reserve a piece of history now

In the summer of 2010 the former Goderich Twp., now apart of the Municipality of Central Huron, celebrated its 175th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion local historian, Alison Lobb decided to compile a book about the families living in the township.

This Goderich Township Families 2010 publication is almost ready to go to the printers and orders are currently being taken.

According to Lobb, who is acting as editor for the project, 125 family stories have been included, almost all with a color family photo. There are also photo sections on both the 1-5-0 and the 175th Township Celebrations. Plus a section called “Do you remember?” should bring back memories of years gone by. Included are reports on a chivaree, the storm of 1971, one-room schools, the Walt Disney Wagon and more.

The book currently stands at over 175 pages and will cost $60. Books ordered before November 15 will be available before Christmas with pick up set for early December.

“I am only ordering enough books to cover the reserve orders”, said Lobb. Therefore she is encouraging people to reserve a copy, to do so email her at

harris featured speaker at library friends meeting 

For many people the Bayfield Library is the hub of the community. These people have recently united as The Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL).

The FOBL has been created to promote the library as essential to the community’s quality of life. As enthusiastic supporters, FOBL intends to enhance the profile of the Bayfield Library and to advocate for library services and programs.

In keeping with their mandate the FOBL will hold an information meeting on Oct. 25 entitled, "Tomorrows Library Today - more than just books".

The evening will feature guest speaker Professor Roma Harris, a widely published academic, who over her multifaceted career has investigated the radical structural changes taking place in libraries with the implementation of new technologies. Dr. Harris was the vice Provost for Academic Programs and Registrar at University of Western Ontario until 2008 and has since returned to teaching and writing. She currently teaches at UWO and has a home in Bayfield. She is president of the Bayfield Tree Project and the Friends of the Bayfield Library and is a Past President of the Bayfield Ratepayers Association.

The event will be held at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building starting at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. Refreshments will also be served.

To become a member of the FOBL, please send an email to or call Clair at 519-565-2135.



town hall 

A retirement party is being held for Joe Perlement and you are invited. It is to be held at The Bayfield Town Hall on Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Perlement will be celebrating his long awaited retirement from Bayfield River Pearls, a thriving, award winning company that he established over twenty years ago. His family and friends invite you to celebrate and join in the fun!

This retirement party will also provide an unique fundraising opportunity for the Bayfield Town Hall. Those who wish to attend the “Black Pearl Murder Mystery Dinner” should be quick to get a ticket for the evening that shall include a three-course dinner and a cash bar. Tickets are $35 and are available now from Pat Langley 519 565-2894 or Judy Keightley 519 565-4515.

big band dance

On the evening of Oct. 22, the Bayfield Town Hall will be transformed into a nightclub complete with cocktail style tables and a large wooden dance floor for the annual appearance by the Festival City Big Band.

Based in Stratford, this 17 piece band of very talented musicians has been entertaining audiences since 1995 with a wide range of music including swing-era standards, contemporary jazz charts, Latin numbers and more. Plus the vocals of Cathy Whalen and Chris Adair are a treat for the ears.

“The acoustics in the hall are exceptional and the ambience cannot be duplicated,” said Pat Langley, one of the event organizers.

An opportunity for dancing will be offered from 9 p.m. to midnight. A light lunch will be served and it is a cash bar. Tickets are available now for $20 by calling Charlie Kalbfleisch at 519 565-2244 or Langley at 519 565-2894 or visit

This event is generously sponsored by OLG.

bayfield Guiding

Got milk? Bayfield Guiding has the cookies.

The chocolatey mint Girl Guide Cookies are back for a limited time this autumn. They are selling now for $4 a box and are available from Bayfield Guiding members or at the Bayfield Village Inn.

Profits from the cookies are used to support the girls in their varied activities and to subsidize outings.

influenza Clinics

It is Flu shot season once again. The Bluewater Area Family Health Team will be holding three Influenza Clinics within the municipality with Bayfield’s being held on Nov. 2 at Trinity Anglican Church.

The church is located at 10 Keith Crescent and the clinic will be open from 4-6 p.m.

Clinics will also be held in Dashwood and Zurich for those people who can’t attend the Bayfield one.

The Zion Lutheran Church Hall will be the location for the Dashwood Clinic on Oct. 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. The Zurich Medical Centre will also host a clinic on Nov. 9 from 4-6 p.m.

Those people receiving the shot are asked to wear a top with sleeves that will roll up easily and also bring their OHIP Health Card.

historical society

The Bayfield Historical Society’s featured speaker for this month’s Speakers Series is Director Duncan McGregor. He will speak about the challenges and rewards of local theatre productions.

The event will be held at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building on Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Duncan has extensive experience as a professional theatre director, most recently directing the widely lauded summer production of Narcisse written by Paul Ciufo and staged in the nearby community of St. Joseph.

In recent years, he has undertaken other projects at the Goderich Little Theatre, including, “Dr. Barnardo’s Children” and “Betty Bylorski Finds a Home” both very popular historical epics with big casts including a large number of children. Duncan also dramatized and directed Tim Cumming’s “The Tiger’s Lion”, a story about Tiger Dunlop and “On Convoy” another Ciufo penned play.

bridge club

John Kuntz and Lynda Woodward were the high scorers when the Wednesday Evening Bridge Club met at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building on Oct. 12.

The club will meet next on Oct. 26. The cards will be dealt starting at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

 check-Up time

When was the last time your child had their teddy bear’s vision tested? Regular eye examinations are an important part of your child’s eye health and if the appointment would be made easier with teddy by their side then Main Street Optometric in Bayfield welcome them as well. And in the process your child’s school can benefit too.

October is Vision Health Month, and to promote healthy vision and overall well-being Main Street Optometric has started a new program involving local schools. For the month of October they are hosting the “Teddy Bear Check-Up,” where local children are encouraged to bring in their favorite teddy bear with them for a complete eye-exam. To promote healthy eyes and learning, Main Street Optometric is going to donate $10 per child to their respective school's library, as vision is involved in 80 per cent of all learning.

In the province of Ontario children under the age of 19 years are covered annually under OHIP, so this program runs at no expense to parents or schools. Teddy Bears are tested free of charge; limit one teddy per child.

Please call 519 565-2300 to book an appointment with Dr. Rich Samuell.





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. You can view the entire Collection of Remember Me Photos: Volume 2 on Flickr as well.

This week, children, including a couple local Boy Scouts, took part in the dedication ceremony for the new school held in May of 1956. It would appear that a portrait of Queen Elizabeth the Second was recognized before it was hung in the school.

Remember Me 120



Remember Me 118

In Issue 118, another picture of the crowd gathered to celebrate the new school’s opening in May of 1956.

issue 119

Remember 119

In Issue 119, James Scott spoke at the dedication ceremony for the new school held in May of 1956.



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Bayfield Lions' club


The weather did not really cooperate for the Bayfield Lions' Club's 33rd annual Joe Brandon Memorial Rainbow Trout Derby with 16 mm of rain, high winds and temperatures ranging from 7-15 degrees Celsius from Friday to Sunday noon.

Despite the poor weather conditions the derby was a sell out.

Nestled out of the wind just beside the bridge a fisherman tries his luck during the derby.

Nathan Oldham, of Goderich, (far left) was the recipient of the Joe Brandon Memorial Trophy and $800 cash prize during the Bayfield Lions' Club's 33rd annual derby held over the weekend. Presenting him with the trophy were (l-r) Gary Brandon, and Lions' members Jeff Miller and Larry Simpson.

Pete Buckley, of Seaforth, accepts $300 in prize money for his third place Rainbow Trout. He was presented with the prize by Gary Brandon, son of the late Joe Brandon for which the derby is named.


IMG_1628The trophy everyone is fishing for.

The heaviest Rainbow Trout fished out of the Bayfield River on the weekend was a 6.905 lb beauty measuring 24.75 inches in length. Nathan Oldham, of Goderich, drew this fish out of the river at around 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Oldham’s catch earned him first place and $800 in prize money during the Bayfield Lions’ Club’s 33rd Annual Joe Brandon Memorial Rainbow Trout Derby held Oct. 14-16.

Chris Mitchell took the second place prize of $400 with a 6.550 lb. 25 inch long Rainbow. Pete Buckley, of Seaforth, earned third and $300. His trout weighed 6.120 lbs and was just over 24 inches long. There was no recipient of the Eric Earle Memorial award for contestants aged 15 years or under. The Bill Thorpe Memorial awarded to a person aged from 16-18 years was given to 17 year-old Taylor Mitchell with a catch weighing 3.475 lbs and a length of 19.5 inches.

Jason Wolfe was recognized for catching the largest Salmon during the derby. His catch was 12.195 lbs with a length of 35.5 inches.

Two hundred and fifty tickets were sold for this derby and participants were entered into a raffle for prizes graciously donated by local merchants.

One fishing enthusiast braved the cold river water in an effort to catch the heaviest fish.


The weigh station for the derby is at the Rainbow Valley Campground. The chalkboard displayed the top catches of the weekend.


Hailey Brandon, of Bayfield, was one of the younger participants in the derby. She proudly sported a derby button on her hat.


On Sunday morning, Dave Hetherington, of Bayfield, shared his ice sculpting talents with participants who checked in at the weigh station.



PIXILATED — image of the week

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Angry Dianne Brandon

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


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It is that time of year when some of these advertisements come up for renewal and there are spaces available for any business that would like to become a part of the team that brings the village voice to subscribers each week.

Don’t own a business but would like to support our efforts? Well, we’re not averse to accepting monetary donations – the size of the contribution matters not - we are simply appreciative of those individuals who recognize and value our contributions in keeping the community informed of all the wonderful things that happen in our area.

Just send an email to the address below if you’d like to make a financial contribution or purchase an advertisement, it is our great pleasure to bring you the Bayfield Breeze each week and with your ongoing support we will continue to do so for many, many issues to come.- Melody


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