memorable men of huron calendar launched
The Memorable Men of Huron Calendar was officially launched at a party on Oct. 12 at Hessenland Country Inn. Taking time for a photograph at the party were l-r: Dianne Brandon, calendar photographer; Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb and January Calendar Model; Cathy Ritsema, Executive director Alzheimer Society Huron County; and Terri Louch, secretary-treasurer of the Alzheimer Society Huron County Board of Directors. (Submitted photos)
Looking for a unique gift for that hard to buy for friend or family member? In commemoration of the Alzheimer Society of Huron County’s 25th Anniversary, the 2018 Memorable Men of Huron Calendar could be the perfect fit. These calendars highlight some of the amazing gentleman that live, work and entertain in Huron County.
“The calendar contains stunning photos, many that are recreations of pictures from the past,” said Cathy Ritsema, Executive director of the Alzheimer Society. “We were excited to partner with Miss Marcie Media, and Dianne Brandon Photography, amongst many other local individuals and businesses on this project.”
Proceeds from the calendar will support programs and services for people affected by dementia in Huron County. There are currently over 1,200 people in Huron County living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and that number is expected to rise by 58 per cent in the next 15 years.
Dr. Brian Baker, donated his late wife’s wedding dress for the shoot and had their wedding picture re-created for February. At the launch he reviewed the finished product with Marcie McLean, of Miss Marcie Media, stylist, director and graphic designer for the calendar, and Dianne Brandon, avid supporter of the Alzheimer Society Huron County and calendar photographer.
The Memorable Men of Huron Calendar was officially launched at a party on Oct. 12 at Hessenland Country Inn. The evening included refreshments, live music and special guest appearances by some of the fabulous fellows featured in the calendar who signed autographs for the crowd.
Calendars are $20 and are available at the Alzheimer Society of Huron County office in Clinton. They are also for sale at Brandon’s Hardware in Bayfield, the Exeter Times Advocate in Exeter and other locations throughout Huron County as listed on www.alzheimer.ca/huroncounty. Anyone interested in selling the Memorable Men of Huron Calendar at your location, or would like to order a own copy, please contact Erin Dale at 519 482-1482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
food bank to benefit from evening with Brad Turner
In addition to being an accomplished director and producer, Brad Turner is also a photographer preferring to work in black and white. This image appeared in a 2011 issue of the Bayfield Breeze's Pixilated. (Photo by Brad Turner)
The Photography Club of Bayfield PCoB) is proud to sponsor an “Evening with Brad Turner” tomorrow night (Oct. 19) at the Bayfield Town Hall.
The general public is invited to come to what should be a very entertaining evening starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be free to all with a suggested donation at the door to the Bayfield Foodbank (Feed my Sheep).
Born and raised in Bayfield, Turner attended high school at H.B. Beal Secondary School in London, ON to pursue radio and television production. While there, he borrowed the money from his mother and beloved local teacher, Ede Turner, to buy his first camera – a Pentax film camera.
He began taking pictures of his childhood home of Bayfield and taught himself how to process the film. What began as a creative exploration of his unique point of view of Bayfield has led to an award-winning career as a producer and director in television and film.
Turner also has a love for fine art, and owns the Turner Gallery in Bayfield, which sells and promotes living Canadian artists.
As most of area residents probably already know, Turner has become a genuine Bayfield success story having directed over 300 episodes of popular television. During his four-year tenure on the critically acclaimed FOX series, ‘24’, he won an Emmy Award and served as an Executive Producer for the final two seasons.
In 2005, he directed the CBC mini-series, ‘Human Cargo’, which won several Gemini Awards, including Best Director, and garnered a prestigious Peabody Award.
Over the past few years, Brad and his wife, Jessica, have worked in New Zealand producing the fantasy series, ‘The Shannara Chronicles’. The second season begins premiering this fall on SpikeTV and Netflix. Other recent credits include: ‘Designated Survivor’, ‘Daredevil’, ‘Homeland’ and ‘Agents of S.H.I.EL.D.’.
From Los Angeles to New York and Vancouver, Paris to Auckland and Capetown, Turner has maintained a passion for photography.
“Over my career I’ve seen camera formats change from film to digital with a wide variety of technology available, but one thing that has remained constant is the narrative power of good composition,” he said.
In his presentation, Turner will share his journey through the various camera formats he has utilized in his highly successful career – starting with his early photographs from Bayfield, work from his travels in production - and video work, including drone footage from this past summer in Bayfield.
Members of the PCoB feel that this is truly an amazing opportunity to see and hear the “Boy from Bayfield”.
groups invited to organize a scary station at Witches' Walk
Area groups are invited to create a station in The Ashwood Woods for Witches Walk 2017. (Submitted photo)
The Third Annual Witches Walk in the woods behind The Ashwood Inn is set for Oct. 28.
Those who dare can take part in a spooky walk along the trails from 6-8 p.m.
With 10 groups already signed up and planning their scary stations along the trails, this year's event is set to be the biggest and best yet! There are still spaces available so if a local business, community group or just someone who loves Halloween would like to take part they can contact the The Ashwood through Facebook messenger, email email@example.com or phone 519 565-4444 to reserve their scary station location along the trail.
Entrance is by donation with this year's proceeds going to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Huron and Huron Residential Hospice. Free goody bags will be provided again this year thank you to The Bayfield Optimist Club.
In honor of this special event, The Ashwood Bourbon Bar will be serving up Butter Beer ala Harry Potter!
Guiding members stroll the Bayfield River Flats
The youngest members of Bayfield Guiding - Sparks, Brownies and Guides - went on a guided walk of the Bayfield River Flats on Sept. 27. A number of the girls fundraised towards the purchase of the flats in 2016 so it was a wonderful opportunity for them to see what their participation in this collective community endeavor had achieved. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
The youngest members of Bayfield Guiding - Sparks, Brownies and Guides - went on a guided walk of the Bayfield River Flats on Sept. 27. A number of the girls fundraised towards the purchase of the flats in 2016 so it was a wonderful opportunity for them to see what their participation in this collective community endeavor had achieved.
Roger Lewington and Jack Pal, two members of the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association, took 36 members of Bayfield Guiding including a few parents for a walk along the Bayfield River Flats trail where they saw the unique vegetation and trees that grow there as well as signs of wildlife.
Bayfield Guiding's Chocolatey Mint Cookie Campaign continues with super cookie sellers setting up a booth at the Home Hardware in Goderich from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. The chocolatey mint Girl Guide Cookies are back for a limited time this autumn. They are selling now for $5 a box and are available from Bayfield Guiding members.
Profits from the cookies are used to support the girls in their varied activities and to subsidize outings. Can't make the Goderich sale but want to reserve a box or two? Please call Melody Falconer-Pounder at 519 525-3830.
Roger Lewington (pictured) and Jack Pal two members of the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association took 36 members of Bayfield Guiding including a few parents for a walk along the Bayfield River Flats trail at the end of September. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
Girl Guide Jocelyn de Lange shows an example of fall she found along the Bayfield River Flats trail. The girls also noticed slugs, caterpillars and toads along the path. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
The girls got a glimpse of a Blue Heron along the trail. They also found signs of the Beaver colony that resides in the river including their lodge and some chewed on tree limbs. (Photo by Jack Pal)
The Sparks, Brownies and Guides were on the look out for signs of Beavers during their walk along the river's edge. (Photo by Jack Pal)
An online petition has been created regarding the proposed development at 89 Main Street South in the village. The petition entitled, “Preserve Bayfield, Ontario's heritage culture - say "NO" to corporate encroachment” that will be sent to the CAO of the Municipality of Bluewater Kyle Pratt. It was launched midday on July 11 and as of publishing time had generated 711 signatures.
For anyone interested in viewing the petition please visit: www.change.org.
Second public meeting
Lawn signs denoting the fact that BFIT and the Bayfield Arena Community Partners Association (BACPA) are joining forces will also be available on Saturday for distribution. (Submitted photo)
On Oct. 10, about 130 people filled the Bayfield Town Hall to learn more about how the community can potentially work together to save the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre and preempt the permanent removal of ice in the spring of 2018.
As this meeting was held in the evening it was pointed out to the Bayfield Facilities Iniative Team (BFIT) organizers that people with young families would appreciate it if a second daytime meeting could be arranged. The date for this meeting has now been set and will be Saturday, Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m. at the town hall. Children are welcome at this meeting.
Lawn signs denoting the fact that BFIT and the Bayfield Arena Community Partners Association (BACPA) are joining forces, “One Vision – One Plan” (as pictured) will also be available on Saturday for distribution.
Saturday, Oct. 28 is the date set for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bayfield River Valley Trails Assciation (BRVTA) and all are welcome to attend.
The AGM will begin at 10 a.m. at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building. Anyone who is interested in a volunteer or Board position is invited to attend and receive more information.
Naftel's Creek Hike
Join the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) Hike Leaders for a fall hike and discover the beautiful trail through Naftel’s Creek Conservation Area on Oct. 26.
The Naftel's Creek trail leads through mixed conifer plantations, hardwood and wetland areas. Boardwalks allow visitors to enjoy the wetland and an opportunity to watch for Trout as they cross the creek.
The trail is 3 KM long, difficulty is Level 2 and the hike will take approximately one and half hours. The conservation area is located 7 KM South of Goderich on Hwy 21, between Union and Kitchigami Sideroads (911 #: 79152).
All are welcome and there is plenty of parking available for the hike that will begin at 9 a.m.
The hike leaders will be Elise Feltrin, 519 565-5852; and Dave MacLaren 519 565-5480.
Coffee & Conversation
The Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) would like to invite all in the community to join them in some inclusive, neutral conversation 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.
Clear skies, warm temperatures and some wind from the South are in the forecast for the next Star Party to be hosted by the West Coast Astronomers (WCA) to be held at 7:30 p.m. today (Oct. 18) at the Agricultural Park in Bayfield.
Visit www.westcoastastronomers.info for more details, locations and times. Each party is limited in the number of participants that can be accommodated. Please use the 'Register Now' button on the 'Star Party' page to reserve a spot. If the sky is not clear on the designated night, the event will be cancelled. If you have doubt
on the status of the event please call 519 868-6691.
Any amateur astronomer, eager to bring their telescope, and share their knowledge with others, please call the number listed above.
Tomorrow (Oct. 19) is the day for Councilor’s Corner.
It will be held in the Bayfield Community Centre starting at 7 p.m.
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.
A group of Bayfield residents have come together to add their support to the “Moments Matter” fundraising campaign for Huron Residential Hospice. As part of this initiative, they are holding a series of unique social fundraising events – the “Coffee Tree for Hospice”!
The idea is based on a “pyramid scheme” but the end result being a very large financial donation to the residential hospice. Seven people (one each from various towns in Huron County) become individual hosts for a coffee morning (or afternoon tea, cocktail party, etc). The guests will be given information on the new Hospice and what the fundraising aims are. These seven people will then go on to be hosts themselves and they will each invite six guests (making a total of 42 people). Over the course of five rounds, the number of guests at each coffee morning goes down from seven to three, but the number of total guests grows exponentially, with the final round amassing 840 coffee events, hosting 2,520 guests, and the total number from the whole tree is 3,619. (In Bayfield the total number would be 516).
Each invitee will be asked to donate a minimum of $10 to Huron Residential Hospice. Any donation of $20 or over will receive a tax receipt. This means that the minimum amount raised would be $36,190! All coffee events will be concluded by mid-December.
If you are interested in becoming a part of this special (and fun!) initiative, please contact Kate Lloyd-Rees at firstname.lastname@example.org and your name will be passed on to the existing local hosts.
Friends of Bayfield Library (FOBL) are embarking on a new method of entertaining children at the Bayfield Public Library. They hope that the "Games" event planned for Saturday, Oct. 28 will be a fun opportunity to learn a new game or play a familiar game with others: parents, sisters, brothers or friends.
For Settlers of Catan FOBL members request players to sign up at the Library Circulation Desk.
The event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and children aged six and up are welcome to take part in new games, old games, long games, short games – board games!
He is a retired Federal Deputy Minister and a member of the Bayfield Lions’ Club. He belongs to the Pioneer Park Association as well as the Bayfield Ratepayers’ Association and is a former Bayfield Historical Society President. He is also one of the players on the award winning Bayfield International Croquet Club team!
The Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) is more than pleased to announce Bill Rowat as their speaker for the October meeting. The Croquet Club’s tale of climbing to international award winning status should be a most interesting story.
All are welcome to the meeting that will be on Monday, Oct. 23 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.
Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the meeting and memberships are available.
HURON HERITAGE FUND
November 1st is the next deadline for individuals and organizations to submit applications for the Huron Heritage Fund (HHF). Established in 2007, the purpose of the HHF is to encourage the preservation of heritage assets and activities of heritage importance to the County of Huron and its residents.
Many initiatives from throughout Huron County have been supported by the HHF since its inception. In recent years, supported projects have included: the book, entitled, “A Snippet in Time” published for the 150th Anniversary of East Wawanosh Township and renovations to the Benmiller Community Hall and Thames Road Community Park.
“The County will contribute up to 50 per cent of the costs of a project to a maximum of $5,000,” said Elizabeth French-Gibson, Senior curator at the Huron County Museum.
This investment leverages other groups or individuals to invest in Huron County’s heritage also. Projects will assist in the preservation and restoration of heritage landmarks, historic buildings and objects of historical significance not owned by the County of Huron. Heritage publications and events also qualify for support under this program.
More information about the application process can be found on the Huron County Museum’s website at https://www.huroncountymuseum.ca/huron-heritage-fund/.
SPINNERS, WEAVERS AND QUILTERS
Huron County is home to many talented artists and artisans including two local guilds that promote the fibre arts.
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 is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. Kathryn Caie, sensing a community interest in quilting, organized a meeting in October 1992. 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.
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 the upcoming joint show and sale to be held at the Huron County Museum on Nov. 4 and 5. On site demonstrations will also be taking place.
The joint exhibition will take place on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
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.
HURON COUNTY MUSEUM
This year’s Behind the Bars evening tour program at the Huron Historic Gaol in Goderich was the most successful ever! The demand for this program was so high that the Huron County Museum has decided to host an encore production on Oct. 27th from 7-9 pm (last entry at 8:00 pm). Tickets for this event are being sold in advance on Eventbrite or at the Huron Historic Gaol during regular hours.
Thursday evening Movie Nights in the Huron County Museum’s theatre are returning this fall. “Beetlejuice” will play on Oct. 19 and the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” will be featured on Oct. 26.
Movie screenings are included in the regular admission rate and are free for Museum members. Beetlejuice will also be free to Huron County Library cardholders in celebration of Ontario Public Library Week.