wellness courtyard a result of cowbell greener pastures
Celebrating their recent donation to the McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation with Parker Neale (far left) representing MCHF were Cowbell employees from l-r: Alecia Anderson, Chelsea Roshko, Laurie Sparling, Dan McLaughlin, Dave Clarke, Katey Potter and Tyeler Walker. (Submitted photo)
Cowbell Brewing Co. is proud to announce the completion of their first Green Pastures Community Fund initiative with McMaster Children’s Hospital. On Oct. 16, the McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation celebrated the opening of the Wellness Courtyard, located within the pediatric mental health department, with Cowbell Brewing and other donors.
“The outdoor Wellness Courtyard will provide an opportunity for patients to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, which is important to their well-being,” said Dr. Olabode Akintan, Medical director of Inpatient, Day Hospital and Psychiatry Emergency Services at the Child and Youth Mental Health Program.
Mental health challenges affect one in five Canadian children. McMaster Children’s Hospital helps care for these patients, and is home to the largest single-site inpatient program for pediatric mental health in Canada. The wellness courtyard will allow patients to access a safe outdoor space to help maximize the care provided.
“With your help, we were able to play a part in giving children, facing some of their darkest days, the chance to feel the sun on their faces, to enjoy the freedom of being outside and give them a moment, to simply, take a breath,” said Alecia Anderson, director of Community Engagement at Cowbell Brewing. “Thank you for your support, and let’s continue to do the right thing, together.”
Cowbell Brewing contributes five cents from the sale of every pint and can sold, to the four children’s hospitals across Ontario and the Canadian Centre of Rural Creativity in Blyth. To date Cowbell Brewing’s Greener Pastures Community Fund has provided $43,980.70 to McMaster Children’s Hospital and will continue to partner with them as they begin renovations on their pediatric hematology/oncology department.
To learn more about the Greener Pastures Community Fund, visit Cowbells website and follow them on social media.
Cowbell Brewing Co. is owned by the Sparling family which has entrepreneurial roots in Blyth, going back three generations. This ambitious project employs over 170 people and is designed to have positive local community impact and contribute to regional tourism opportunities. Cowbell is an environmentally responsible company, featuring the World’s First Closed-Loop Brewing System and Cowbell will be North America’s First Carbon Neutral Brewery. Cowbell brands are currently available across Ontario through the LCBO, The Beer Store, grocery stores, restaurants and pubs.
the sounds of Jazz come to the town hall Friday night
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.
The office of the Municipality of Bluewater Council has submitted the following to the Bayfield Breeze as highlights of their regular meeting of council held on Oct. 15.
• Authorized the Execution of a Service Agreement between the Corporation of the Municipality of Bluewater and iCompass Technologies Inc.;
• Recommended that options two, three and four as presented by Monteith Brown Planning and Consultants in the Bayfield Complex Feasibility Study Draft Report dated Oct. 10 move forward for public consultation;
• Received the 2017 Financial Statements as presented by Paul Seebach, a partner of Vodden, Bender and Seebach, and approved that the appointment of Paul Seebach, of the firm Vodden, Bender & Seebach LLP, is hereby extended for a fifth year for the fiscal year 2018;
• Supported in principal the establishment of a commemorative day to honor Admiral Bayfield.
THE PIANO MEN
Fans of Billy Joel, Elton John, Jerry Lee Lewis and other piano greats are in for a treat when the production, “Billy Joel and The Piano Men” visits the Hensall Heritage Hall on Friday, Oct 26.
The show, starring piano-wizard and vocalist extraordinaire Bruce Tounay will begin at 7:30 p.m. This unique theatrical performance combines live music with humor, costumes and interesting stories about the songs and performers being highlighted.
Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. They are available at D&D Variety in Hensall; online at www.ticketscene.ca; or by calling Kathy at 519 263-2343.
This will be a licensed event held in the one of a kind, historic hall located at 108 King St in Hensall.
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-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.
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.
The Home4Good Info Hub operates on the first Monday of the month at the Bayfield Public Library from 1-3 p.m.
The Hub helps seniors in the Bayfield area find local community services, resources and supports. Volunteers will assist in finding relevant information for daily living, overall health and wellbeing. At any other time of the month should people have concerns or questions they are welcome to approach library staff who will refer inquiries to Hub volunteers.
To learn more visit: www.home4goodbayfield.ca.