Bookmark and Share   Dec. 20, 2017   Vol. 9 Week 52 Issue 442

over the streets they went laughing all the way

PHOTOS AND STORY BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER 

IMG_1395Over 35 people suited up to take on the challenge of running along the snow covered streets of Bayfield for the third annual Santa Run held on the afternoon of Dec. 16.  

IMG_1478Lee Coates celebrated his completion of the run as he approached the finish line.

Jolly folks in bright red suits could be seen running along the village streets on the afternoon of Dec. 16 as the organizers of the third annual 5 KM Santa Fun Run/Walk changed up the location of this third annual event.

For the first two years the run was held on The Ashwood Inn property and area surrounding it. This year’s registration was held at the Bayfield Town Hall with over 35 people suiting up to take on the challenge of running along the snow covered streets.

The Huron County Christmas Bureau was the benefactor of the $1,100 in funds raised that was generously donated by the particpants.

One contestant commented that it was a like running in sand and even the first place winner was overhead to say that it was even difficult for him to find a good footing. But despite the challenges all seemed to have fun and were well rewarded for their efforts. After the 5 KM trek participants were treated to a post run social in the Bayfield Town Hall. Highway Robbery Deli and Sandwich Shop, River Road Brewing Co and Square Brew, of Goderich, provided the refreshments.

The Huron County Christmas Bureau was the benefactor of the $1,100 in funds raised that was generously donated by the particpants.

Organizers extended their thanks to the The Little Inn of Bayfield and the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society for their support as well as Lake Huron Chrysler for providing the pace vehicle. They are all looking forward to holding the event again in 2018.

IMG_3424Anyone driving past the Bayfield Town Hall must have wondered how many Santa's could fit inside the historic building. (Photo by John Pounder)

IMG_1406The Santa Run began promptly at 1 p.m. with Tony Scott (94), Simon Meades (101), Kristen Harrett (86) and Rob MacFie (87) leading the way.

IMG_1403Jamie McDougall, co-owner of The Little Inn of Bayfield, a sponsor of this year's Santa Run had the honor of counting down the runners.

IMG_1415The runners headed toward Main Street at the start of the event held on the afternoon of Dec. 16.

IMG_1419 Simon Meades, of Bayfield, was the first participant to cross the finish line in the Santa Run for the third consecutive year. Yes, there has only been three runs!

JJulian Bolinger, smiled for the camera as he ran along the snow covered village streets.  

 


IMG_3458Haley Gibson, was the first female runner to cross the finish line with a time of 23:01.7. (Photo by John Pounder)

IMG_1423Terry Stanley acknowledged the photographers stationed near Pioneer Park as he ran the 5 KM route.  

IMG_1435Krista Potter (115) and Derek Forman (95) turned on to Tuyll Street during the first Santa Run to be held in the village of Bayfield.  

IMG_1431Lee Coates was chased by a large pack of Santas on Saturday.  

IMG_1439Not everyone dressed as Santa. Shelley Saunders (83) and Andrew Kaastra (82) chose the latest in elf wear.

IMG_3477Joe (103) and Rebecca (102) Pelletier were two of more than 35 people that took part in the third annual run. (Photo by John Pounder)  

IMG_3481Katherine Godwin (93), Robyn McClinchey (99) and Marcie McLean (114) appeared in fine form as they rounded the corner to Tuyll Street. (Photo by John Pounder)  

IMG_1450The Huron County Christmas Bureau was the benefactor of the $1,100 in funds raised that was generously donated by the run particpants.

 

life at the rink

People are never too old to lace up their skates and take to the ice for “Canada’s Game” and members of the community are invited to come out and watch two games at the Bayfield Arena this week.

The Bayfield Relics have home ice advantage against the Zurich Hasbeans tonight (Dec. 20) at 8:30 p.m.

The Bayfield Relics are an Oldtimers Hockey Team that was founded in 1987. Their home ice is the Bayfield Arena. The Relics play their season schedule versus teams from Huron and Middlesex Counties.

“While the economic impact is uncalculated, it is well known these visiting players often return to Bayfield with their families throughout the year,” said Ron Keys, chair of the Bayfield Arena Community Partners Association (BACPA).

Public skating is offered on Sunday, Dec. 23 from 1-3 p.m. and Wade Berard Plumbing will be sponsoring the ice time on this date.

Councilor’s Corner

Tomorrow (Dec. 21) 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.

At this month’s session Whetstone's topics will be 4 Cameron St. and a Bayfield Complex feasibility study update.

Bayfield Food Bank

A message from the Bayfield Food Bank (Feed My Sheep):

The Feed My Sheep volunteers extend wishes to everyone for a Happy Christmas!

Thank you for making the Christmas Hamper Delivery a very successful one. The support and generosity of the community of Bayfield have enabled us to provide the staples and also many festive items.

We’ve had fun packing the fixings for Christmas Dinner, candy and a small gift bag.

An awful lot of hard work went into your many fundraising events. We also appreciated the individual donations. The management and staff of Bayfield Foodland deserve special acknowledgment for their very successful Brown-bag Drive.

Your caring for your neighbors in the community shows the true Spirit of Christmas. Thank you – Terry Boa-Youmatoff, coorindator Bayfield Food Bank (Feed My Sheep)

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Looking to go on a tour of Christmas lights? Folks are invited to take a drive through the Bayfield Mews 50+ Lifestyle development to see one of the largest outdoor lighting displays in the area with over 60 trees having been lit up.

“We encourage folks to drive through and enjoy this site and also view the various homes that have lighting displays,” said John Elmslie, a resident of the Bayfield Mews. “These lights will be on well into January for folks to view more than once. And now that there is snow on the ground the lights are sure to be even more impressive.”

EMPTIES FOR ALZHEIMERS

Dianne Brandon, Carrie and Ava Sabourin would like to remind everyone preparing for holiday gatherings that their tradition of collecting empties for Alzheimer's Disease is continuing this year.

The trio will be participating in the Huron County 2018 Walk for Memories in May of 2018 and are now collecting donations for the cause.

It is, of course, hoped that everyone will celebrate responsibly this festive season and when doing so plan to donate the empty beer bottles and cans; wine and liquor bottles to their team, “For the Love of Elane and Doris”. After living with Alzheimer’s, Elane Brandon, Sabourin’s grandmother died in April 2015 while Doris Schilbe, Dianne’s mother died in August of 2014.

Empties may be dropped off at Brandon's Hardware in Bayfield, or picked up anytime, just call Brandon’s Hardware at 519 525-8884. Empties may also be dropped off at Bayfield Convenience in their names.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The members of the Bayfeld Historical Society (BHS) are looking foward to the New Year and their Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Jan. 29.

Tickets are now on sale for the AGM that will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church starting at noon. A hot lunch will be served, followed by the meeting and guest speaker.

Tickets are $20 each and can be obtained by calling Doug at 519 565-5187 or Jim at 519 565-2328.

LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE

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Knox Presbyterian Church in Bayfield will once again host their "The Longest Night" Service on Dec. 21.

Anyone struggling with Christmas is invited to attend a gentle, hopeful Christmas service for all those who want to cope better with the holidays and have an opportunity to light a candle of hope.

Whatever their reason for coming those who do will find a warm welcome from a supportive community starting at 7 p.m.

All are welcome Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. to a Candlelight Service to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. And all in the community are invited to the The final Advent Service leading up to Christmas is scheduled for Dec. 24l at 11 a.m.

JESUS' BIRTHDAY PARTY

The local Anglican congregations request the pleasure of your company at their upcoming Christmas services.

On Dec. 24, Trinity Anglican Church will host a Happy Birthday Jesus Party for area children and their families. It will be held in the parish hall starting at 4:30 p.m. After the party all are welcome to attend a Christmas Eve Family Service at 5 p.m.

And then on Christmas Day all will be received to herald the birth of the Christ child with a quiet service at Trinity at 10:30 a.m.

BRVTA

One of the most anticipated events of the New Year is the annual Winter Walk hosted by the Bayfield River Valley Trail Assocation (BRVTA). This year the walk held on the Varna Nature Trails is set for Jan. 13.

The Winter Walk that starts at 11 a.m. provides occasion to breathe fresh air, explore a local trail, meet community members and get moving into 2018. The Winter Walk is hosted at the Varna Complex 1 KM West of Varna. Guided hikes are led between 11 a.m. and noon along the Mavis Trail or Taylor Trail.

Following the hikes, everyone is invited to warm up indoors with cider and hotdogs. This is also a great opportunity for people to renew their BRVTA membership! Everyone welcome.

Huron Hospice 

Katherine Hewitt Katherine Hewitt (Submitted photo)

Anne Fontana, chair Hospice Care Avon Maitland (HCAM), announces the appointment of Katherine Hewitt as Executive Director for HCAM.

As Executive Director, Hewitt will be accountable for the planning, implementation and monitoring of an innovative model of care at the two hospice facilities operated by HCAM. One site will be located in Stratford and one located in Central Huron near Clinton.

The Huron Residential Hospice site plans to open in March 2018 at the same time the Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice plans to break ground for their new facility. Both sites will provide residential hospice palliative care for people in their final days of life, as well as support for their extended family. The new beds are expected to serve up to 100 individuals and their families each year.

Hewitt was born and raised in Stratford, ON and is a graduate of the Nursing Program at Douglas College, Surrey, BC. She has a broad range of experience in the acute health care setting starting as a Staff Nurse, Nurse Manager and Director of Care not only in Ontario but also British Columbia, Alberta, Texas and Saudi Arabia. While in the Middle East, Hewitt completed a Masters in Business Administration from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Upon return to Canada in 2000, she held a variety of leadership positions in a variety of hospital settings. These roles included Program Director for Emergency, Ambulatory Care, and Critical Care.

The latter part of her career was in the community sector with Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre (MHCCAC) as a Director of Patient Care.

Hewitt retired from MHCCAC in 2015 and returned, with her husband, to her hometown of Stratford, after 37 years away. Since December of 2016 Hewitt has been involved in the residential hospice project for Huron and Perth as a volunteer, and looks forward to the excitement of this new challenge.

“As Executive Director, I look forward to working towards the official opening of both facilities, to better serve the palliative care needs of our region,” shared Katherine. “This is an exciting opportunity to develop a center of excellence for death and dying, and provides a meaningful way to share in our future patient’s end of life journey. I look forward to being a part of their choice to die with dignity.”

St. Elizabeth Health Care is providing the funding for the first year of this position. The organization has provided millions of dollars to support the hospice care movement and improve access to end-of-life care across Canada. Hospice Care Avon Maitland is grateful for their contribution to this important project in Huron and Perth Counties and look forward to the successful opening of both residential hospices.

For more information, please contact Anne Fontana at anne.c.fontana@gmail.com or call 519 574-2825.

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.

HOME4GOOD HUB

The Home4Good Info Hub operates on Monday afternoons 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. To learn more visit: www.home4goodbayfield.ca.

 


 

Blyth farm earns premier's Agri-Food award 

image003L-r: Jim Parish, Sylvia Parish, David Passchier and Kirsten Passchier, co-owners of Par-Chier Farms Ltd of Blyth recently accepted the 2017 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence from MPP Deb Matthews, minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development. (Submitted photo)  

Nominated by the Huron County Economic Development Department, Par-Chier Farms Ltd of Blyth is a recipient of the 2017 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence.

“I’m pleased that Huron County producers continue to be recognized among the top agri-food businesses in Ontario,” said Huron County Warden Jim Ginn. “I’d like to congratulate owners Jim and Sylvia Parish, and David and Kirsten Passchier on earning this award.”

Looking to improve the efficiency of their goat dairy, Par-Chier Farms Ltd installed a cutting-edge rotary parlour that incorporates the feeding, milking and sorting of animals into one automated process – the first of its kind in North America. The 80-stall facility makes it possible to milk 800 goats per hour, where the specific dietary and care needs of each individual animal is managed using tracking technology. With this new computerized system in place, overall milk production on the farm has increased by 25 per cent.

“We invested a lot into researching the technology and modifying designs to fit our operating goals,” said Sylvia Parish, co-owner of Par-Chier Farms Ltd. “We’re really pleased with the outcome and are looking to expand our operation in the near future.”

The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence is an annual program designed to recognize leaders in Ontario’s agri-food sector. Huron County is the most agriculturally productive region in the province producing $1.2 billion in farm receipts in 2016, approximately 20 per cent more than any other county in Ontario.

cade promoted to water and planning manager at abca

Geoff_Cade_2017_HSGeoff Cade (Submitted photo)  

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is promoting Water and Planning Supervisor Geoffrey Cade to the position of Water and Planning Manager at the local conservation authority. He assumed the role as of Dec. 18 as Alec Scott is retiring from the position.

Cade has served as Supervisor of Water and Planning at ABCA since October of 2005. Before joining ABCA, Cade had worked for eight years as environmental planner and regulations officer with the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority.
The ABCA selected Cade after an extensive review of external and internal candidates through an advertised job competition. ABCA General Manager and Secretary-Treasurer Brian Horner said Cade is a strong candidate to step into this important role.

“We are extremely pleased to have someone able to fill this role who has more than a dozen years of experience in this watershed and who knows the job and the community,” Horner said.

“I have learned a great deal from Alec Scott and I am honored to follow him in this position,” Cade said. “I also appreciate the time he is taking to share his extensive knowledge and insights which make the transition as seamless as possible. I would like to thank the Board of Directors for their confidence in me and I look forward to working with municipalities and the public in programs that help to protect life and property.”

Scott – the very first Professional Engineer hired at ABCA – has served at the local conservation organization for 35 years.

ABCA’s General Manager thanked Scott for his years of dedicated service.

“It is not possible to fully replace someone like Alec, who has served this watershed community well for more than three and a half decades,” Horner said. “We appreciate Alec’s leadership role over the past 35 years and his current leadership role in training and knowledge transfer as Ausable Bayfield Conservation enters a new era and Alec begins his well-deserved retirement.”

The Water and Planning Manager’s roles include the flood forecasting and warning program; flood emergency planning; coordination of inspection and maintenance of existing ABCA flood and erosion control structures; coordination of water management projects; coordination, creation, and operation of computer models that support hydrology and hydraulic studies, flood forecasting, and other water‐related programs and projects; and to coordinate the Planning and Regulation program. This includes review of technical reports such as stormwater management, slope stability assessment, and other technical reports in relation to the ABCA’s Regulation of Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shoreline and Watercourses (Ontario Regulation 147/06).

 

health unit merger

Yesterday, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) announced proposed regulatory changes to the Health Protection and Promotion Act, which pave the way for a merger of the Perth District Health Unit and the Huron County Health Unit. The changes need to happen before next steps in planning an amalgamation can move forward.

“These proposed regulatory changes show that there is support at the provincial level for a Huron and Perth health unit merger,” explained Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical officer of Health for the Perth District Health Unit and Acting Medical officer of Health for the Huron County Health Unit. The regulation must be passed in order to approve any funding for the merger.

The Huron and Perth Amalgamation Steering Group and Boards of Health will be providing the government with additional details to put in the regulation, for example the name of the new health unit and composition of the new Board.

“If the proposed regulatory changes pass cabinet approval in January, then we expect that the next step would be for the Ministry to approve funding for a merger,” said Dr. Klassen. “If the funding is approved, then the merger would proceed.”

In 2017, the health units commissioned the Lough Barnes Amalgamation Feasibility and Planning Report, which would be used to guide the merger transition.

A summary of the proposed amendments can be found here: www.ontariocanada.com

The regulation changes are posted for public comment until Jan. 4, prior to Cabinet approval.

Biennial Gala 

The Clinton Public Hospital Foundation (CPHF) has begun preparations for their 2018 Biennial Gala, which has been set to take place on Saturday, June 9 at the Central Huron Community Complex.

This year’s theme for the Gala is “Vintage Circus” and the event will include dinner, a silent auction, a live auction and other activities throughout the evening. The Master of Ceremonies will be theatre actor, professional speaker and former radio personality, Neil Aitchison. The event is sure to be an evening full of fun, in support of the Clinton Public Hospital. This year the Board of Directors has set a goal for the Gala to raise $200,000, to be used towards the purchase of a new Digital X-Ray Unit for the hospital.

Tickets have arrived and just in time for Christmas! They are now available from any CPHF director and at the CPHF Office. Tickets are $100 per person, which includes $60 as an eligible amount for tax purposes.

The CPHF Office is open three days per week, so please feel free to call ahead to ensure the office is open before stopping by. For more information, please contact CPHF Coordinator Darlene McCowan by phone at 519 482-3440 Ext. 6297 or by email at cph.foundation@hpha.ca.

The CPHF Board of Directors wishes to thank you for your continued support and they look forward to the “2018 Biennial Vintage Circus Gala”!

Citizen Awards 

Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson is pleased to announce that her office is now accepting nominations for the sixth annual Remarkable Citizens Awards.

The Awards will be presented to nominees during Thompson's annual New Year's Levee, which will be held at the Teeswater Community Complex on Jan. 25.

"Each year I am truly inspired by the efforts made by these remarkable individuals who work tirelessly to make Huron-Bruce a fantastic place to live, work and thrive," said MPP Thompson. "It is important to acknowledge their efforts and have an evening to celebrate all that they do."

For those interested in submitting a nomination for the Remarkable Citizen Award, please contact Dani at dani.prapavessis@pc.ola.org. In the nomination, please include a short description of why the person should be nominated; their name and contact information; as well as three photos. Nominations can also be mailed to or dropped off at the Blyth or Kincardine constituency offices.

"Over the years we've had the great fortune to celebrate the remarkable people from across Huron and Bruce Counties who give selflessly of their time and talents to a wide variety of efforts," said MPP Thompson. "It has become a tradition here in Huron-Bruce, and is a wonderful way to set the tone for the year ahead!"

 

 


 

 

REMEMBER ME?

Volume 8 

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 bayarchives@tcc.on.ca 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, Benjamin and Jenny Spencer are featured in this undated photograph. Does anyone remember them? (Archives Code: PB12 14a) 

PB12 14a Remember Me 442 



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

 

ISSUE 440

 PB10086 PC Remember Me 440

In Issue 440, we feature a gathering of folks. Records indicate that included in the photo are: Mrs Thomas, Don Draeger, Mrs Bonnie Rudolph, Ollie Schalitz, Mrs Almer Schalitz, Clifford Rudolph, and Mariam Almers circa1930. Does anyone remember them or recognize others? (Archives Code: PB10086 PC)

ISSUE 441

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In Issue 441, Christmas cards including family photos have been a tradition for as long as cameras have been around. This one says, "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Kneeshaws". Anyone remember them? (Archives Code: PB10095 PC)

 


 

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Huron Centennial School 

local students wish you a merry christmas 

IMG_1251Kindergarten B - Teachers Mrs McGregor and Mrs Finlayson - "Christmas Pokey"  

IMG_1260Kindergarten B - Teachers Mrs McGregor and Mrs Finlayson - "Christmas Pokey"  

IMG_1282Kindergarten C - Mrs. Wammes and Mrs. O'Donnell - "Santa Whoa!"  

IMG_1291Kindergarten C - Mrs. Wammes and Mrs. O'Donnell - "Santa Whoa!"  

IMG_1353Grade 2-3 - Mrs Knarr - "Jingle Bells"  

IMG_1361Grade 2-3 - Mrs Knarr - "Jingle Bells"  

IMG_1375Grade 3 - Ms Martin - "Shine a Light for Peace"  

IMG_1381Grand Finale - Students Kindergarten to Grade 6 - "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"  

IMG_1384Grand Finale - Students Kindergarten to Grade 6 - "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

PHOTOS AND STORY BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER

On the afternoon and evening of Dec. 14 the younger students enrolled at Huron Centennial School, near Brucefield, put on a festive concert in celebration of the holiday season.

Parents, grandparents, siblings and fans filled the school's auditorium to watch the children dressed in their best Christmas attire, or their cheeriest pjs, perform songs, dances and poems.  

Students in Kindergarten A to C; Grade 1-2A and B; Grade 2, Grade 2-3 and Grade 3 all took turns centre stage.  

In between numbers the Junior Choir, composed of students from Grades 4 to 6, performed the songs, "Sincerely Christmas" and "It's December in our Town". The choir was directed by Mr Coursey and accompanied by Mr. Cassel. 

The concert concluded with a mega choir of all the students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 all singing, "We wish you a Merry Christmas". 

IMG_1294Grade 1-2A - Mrs Stein - Poem "Christmas Wishes" - Song "Grandma's Slippers"  

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Grade 1-2B - Mrs Steinman - "I want to be an Elf"  

IMG_1311Grade 1-2A - Mrs Stein - Poem "Christmas Wishes" - Song "Grandma's Slippers"  

IMG_1308Grade 1-2A - Mrs Stein - Poem "Christmas Wishes" - Song "Grandma's Slippers"  

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Grade 1-2B - Mrs Steinman - "I want to be an Elf"  

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Grade 1-2B - Mrs Steinman - "I want to be an Elf"  

IMG_1350Grade 2 - Mr Cox and Ms Campbell - "Mele Kalikimaka"  

IMG_1346Grade 2 - Mr Cox and Ms Campbell - "Mele Kalikimaka"  

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Grade 2 - Mr Cox and Ms Campbell - "Mele Kalikimaka"  

 

 

 

 


 

PIXILATED — image of the week

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Christmas Red By Bonnie Sitter

Email your photo in Jpeg format to bayfield.breeze@villageofbayfield.com 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

 

 

 


 

 

 

GramelBW
Melody Falconer-Pounder

SUBMISSIONS

Music is a big part of Christmas and on the third Sunday of Advent I found myself completely immersed in it. The day started with the “Lessons and Carols” service at Trinity in Bayfield. This is my favorite service of the entire year. It is comprised of familiar carols that fill the soul with the spirit of the season.

And then in the afternoon I was in for a real treat as the Huron Country Playhouse opened their doors in the bleak mid-winter time to let Elvis in. “The Wonderful World of Christmas Graceland Edition” starring Elvis tribute artist Steven Michaels was wonderful indeed!

If you were feeling a bit Grinch-like at the start of the show you were surely to walk out with a heart three sizes bigger by the end. It was a blend of comedy, showmanship, tremendous instrumental and vocal talent and some mighty fine Elvis drawl and swagger. It made me think what it might have been like if Elvis had invited 500 of his nearest and dearest over for a holiday gathering.

The end was thrilling as Michaels, and his choir of eight, encouraged the audience to join them in singing, “O Come All Ye Faithful”.

“O Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all that hear in heaven God's holy word.”

From our house to yours, no matter what you celebrate this season, or how you choose to do so, may music fill the air and may your heart sing! – Melody
 

 

Ideas and contributions to the Bayfield Breeze are always welcome.
Deadlines for submissions are Sundays at 4 p.m.

Please email me at bayfield.breeze@villageofbayfield.com or call 519-525-3830.

 


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