Bookmark and Share   Jan. 31, 2018   Vol. 9 Week 5 Issue 447

relics tourney donAtes to pick up hockey and skating club

192A3979Some of the kids that play the weekly pickup hockey gathered around for a cheque presentation photo with those in the back row from l-r: Ron Keys, Bayfield Relics; Lorelei Lingard, John Robinson's daughter; Connor Einwechter, on ice supervisor; Mike Gozzard, BACPA, on ice supervisor; Chuck Huntington, Tournament Lead Organizer and John Little, ABC Investments - tournament Main Sponsor. (Photos by Dianne Brandon)  

On Nov. 18, 2017, Bayfield Relics held their third Annual Christmas in Bayfield 50+ Hockey Tournament. The tournament rasied $1,000 and the funds are being donated to BACPAs John Robinson Memorial Kids Pickup Hockey Program and the Bayfield Skating Club.

This tournament also contributes to the local economy as players and their spouses spend time and money in the town throughout the day.

The tournament's financial success could not be accomplished without the generosity and time of the following people: Bob Mommersteeg, Geoff McMurray, John Little, Jack Little, Jody and Bill Whetstone.

192A3984On Nov. 18, 2017, Bayfield Relics held their third Annual Christmas in Bayfield 50+ Hockey Tournament. The tournament rasied $1,000 and the funds are being donated to BACPAs John Robinson Memorial Kids Pickup Hockey Program and the Bayfield Skating Club. Posing for a cheque presentation photo recently were: Ron Keys, Lorelei Lingard and John Little.

192A4129Coach Jody Whetstone (far right back row) and members of the Bayfield Skating Club were visited by Ron Keys of the Bayfield Relics and Chuck Huntington, Tournament Lead Organizer recently. The men brought with them a cheque for the club from money raised at their Christmas In Bayfield Weekend hockey tournament.  

Dunns have over 100 years of combined service to ag society 

clip_image002[2] On Jan. 25, MPP for Huron-Bruce, Lisa Thompson hosted a levee honoring the Remarkable Citizens of 2017 including Bayfield's own, Jean and Ted Dunn. (Submitted photo)

It is awe inspiring to hear the listing of countless acts of generous activities of very humble people. On Jan. 25, MPP for Huron-Bruce, Lisa Thompson hosted a levee honoring the Remarkable Citizens of 2017 in Teeswater, ON. Forty people were honored for their selfless contributions to their communities in this provincial riding.

The Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) was pleased that Ted and Jean Dunn were recognized that evening – a couple that have a combined years of service with the Society of over 100 years.

Ted began his connection with the BAS when he was in 4H. He served as President in four different decades and was part of numerous committees. His leadership was also seen in his church, his work and in the various music groups with which he has shared his tenor voice. His welding and design skills were used to make the gates that are hung at the entrance to Agricultural Park.

Jean immersed herself into the Bayfield community following her marriage to Ted. She has been the Homecraft President for many years and encouraged many new exhibitors at the fair. Her church certainly was gifted with many of her skills. In addition to her family, her passion has been sharing her love of food. As a member of the Community Food Advisors (CFA) in Huron County she has introduced many with their first lessons on preparing food from basic ingredients and using local food.

Ted and Jean are definitely remarkable citizens and the Bayfield community is the better for receiving the benefits of their time and skills.

Bayfield Reads recruiting defenders for annual event 

The Village Bookshop is looking for defenders for our annual Bayfield Reads. Based on CBC Canada Reads we have five local presenters defend the five books that CBC chooses. The local battle of the books takes place the day before CBC begins their event at the Bayfield Town Hall on Sunday, March 25 between 1-4 p.m.

The short list was announced yesterday (Jan. 30). The link to CBC’s long list is:

Martha Beechie, owner of The Village Bookshop explained, “We work on a first reply, first choice basis...The first of our defenders to email me with their top two picks gets the book of their choice, and down the line it goes. The Bookshop will provide each entrant with a copy of the book they will defend.

“Sign up now and you will receive a copy of the guidelines, procedures and hints for our debate. Remember, everyone who participates is a winner. You can expect prizes to reflect that! Last year’s defenders will act as ‘celebrity’ judges and the audience has full voting privileges as well.”

If interested in becoming a defender please email interest to Beechie at Please note defenders are only allowed to participate once. She appreciates the past and continued support of everyone who takes part in “Bayfield Reads”.

Huron Shores transit  initiative  survey now online 


The Huron Shores Transit initiative is surveying the level of interest and need for a community transportation service, covering Bluewater, Kettle and Stony Point, Lambton Shores, North Middlesex and South Huron with possible links to Sarnia and London. The types of service may include regular-route service, call-in service, accessible vans, tourist service and connecting links to taxi, health care and other service provider services.

Community members are invited to complete a 10-minute (approx.) survey. The survey is anonymous. If you would like your name entered into a draw to win a $25 grocery gift card, please complete the contest entry form at the end of the survey by Feb. 10.

To visit the survey link go to:


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 Clinton Foulups tonight (Jan. 31) 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.

Pancake Supper

Members and friends of Trinity Anglican Church will once again be hosting their annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. This year the event falls on Feb. 13.

Pancakes and sausages are turned into scrumptious delights with the simple addition of locally crafted Maple Syrup! Also on the menu are juice, tea or coffee and squares!

All are invited to enjoy food and fellowship while supporting Trinity’s ministry in the community. The event will be held in the Trinity Parish Hall, 10 Keith Cres, from 5-7 p.m. Admission at the door will be adults, $8; children under 12 years free. There is a family rate of $20.

Take out is available by calling 519 565-2790 on the day of the event.

Dine for Hospice 

Beat the winter blues and lift your spirits by getting together with your friends and neighbors for a special three-course gourmet dinner at Renegades Diner, in Bayfield, in support of the new Huron Residential Hospice.

Today Jan. 31, Wayne McDougall and Paula Foley, the owners of Renegades, will open their restaurant especially for this fundraising event.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. Reservations can be made via Renegades. The menu will consist of either a salad or soup, and a French cut pork chop followed by a choice of delicious dessert. A vegetarian option will also be available.

The price per person is $55 at the door, either cash or cheque payable to Huron Residential Hospice. As an extra bonus, each ticket holder will receive a gift certificate from Renegades as well. A tax receipt for $25 will be issued upon request.

Enjoy some good company, great food and help support the creation of a much-needed hospice.


Feb. 18 is the date for “Soups On”, the tasting event hosted by the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society.

All are welcome to come out to the town hall, sample the soups and meet up with friends and neighbors by joining in this fun Family Day Weekend event. Local restaurants and community organizations will compete for the coveted ladle trophies and bragging rights! Voting begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 3:45 p.m. with winners announced shortly after.

This is also a great opportunity to learn about the many active organizations in the community as many set up displays alongside their soup turenes.

Invitations have been sent to the restaurants and organizations that have participated in the past. Anyone new to the area that would like to be involved is asked to please contact Patricia Baker at Please act quickly as space is limited.


The goal of CHAP is to promote cardiovascular health in the local community and to raise awareness about the importance of blood pressure monitoring. CHAP is a free service providing a reliable screen and follow up through a program based out of McMaster University. To learn more visit -

Trained volunteers will help participants measure their blood pressure and complete a heart and stroke risk profile. A copy of these results will be given to the participant and, with their permission, sent to their family physician if they are participating in the program.

The sessions run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the first Thursday of every month, at Pharmasave Michael's Pharmacy. (Please note date and time change.) First visits require an onsite registration.

Contact One Care for more information at 1-877-502-8277.

Health Unit

It can be hard to see the sun on a snowy winter day, but UV rays from the sun are present year round. It’s important to protect yourself and your children from the sun’s rays, even in the winter months.

“Fresh, white snow reflects up to 88 per cent of the sun’s rays,” said Public Health Promoter Alycia Kelly. “This means you get almost double the UV exposure. Also, the sun’s rays are stronger at higher altitudes, such as when you’re mountain skiing or snowboarding.”

Make sun protection a priority when you’re outside this winter:

Eye protection - wear close fitting/wrap-around sunglasses or goggles with UV 400 or 100 per cent UV protection.

Cover up - wear a hat to keep you warm and cover your head. Consider wearing a mask or balaclava to protect your face from sun and wind.

Sunscreen - apply plenty of sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more, labelled ‘broad spectrum’ and ‘water resistant’. Use sunscreen on any skin not covered by clothes, such as your face. Use a sunscreen lip balm.


As the area seems to be experiencing a good old fashioned winter it has been decided that the congregations of Trinity Anglican Church in Bayfield and their sister church, St. James’, Middleton will be holding joint services through the winter months at Trinity.

The new hours are Sundays: Holy Communion Book of Common Prayer, 8:30 a.m.; Eucharist Book of Alterative Services (BAS), 10 a.m. There will be a special BAS Morning Prayer service on the third Sunday of the month at 10 a.m.

The Wednesday morning Holy Communion Service at Trinity at 10:30 a.m. continues as usual.

Artists Guild

Members of the Bayfield Artist Guild (BAG) will be brightening dull winter days with their colorful art in a display at the Bayfield Public Library from now until Feb. 7.

Both paintings and pottery in a variety of styles ranging from realistic to abstract will make up the exhibit. 






Auditions upcoming for youth 

Drayton Entertainment is pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming 2018 Youth Musical Theatre Programs and Children’s Chorus opportunities in three regions across Ontario. The award-winning not-for-profit theatre company has been steadily growing its training offerings for young performers over the past several years including launching the now popular Youth Musical Theatre Program, which will return for a third year.

“We are consistently astounded by the talent and passion we’ve seen from aspiring young artists across the province. As a professional company, we feel a responsibility to develop the artists of tomorrow,” said Alex Mustakas, Artistic director of Drayton Entertainment. “Our Youth Musical Theatre Program sessions and Children’s Chorus opportunities help to prepare young talent for future success and give them an inside glimpse into industry expectations.”

Auditions will be held in three cities during the month of February: Saturday, Feb. 10 in Penetanguishene, Sunday, Feb. 11 in Grand Bend and Sunday, Feb. 25 in Cambridge. These auditions will be used to determine participants for both the Youth Musical Theatre Programs (YMTP) and Children’s Choruses. Young performers must sign up in advance.

The YMTP is designed to cultivate community and collaboration, ignite imagination, boost confidence and develop a deeper appreciation for live performance. Guided by passionate theatre professionals, participants study aspects of singing, dancing, acting and technical theatre while meeting new friends with similar interests.

2018 offerings include weeklong training sessions in: Cambridge - Aug. 20-24 for ages eight to 12 and Aug. 27-31 for ages 13-18 and Penetanguishene – Aug. 13-17 for ages 10- 18.

There is a special program in Grand Bend that offers participants ages nine to 15 the opportunity to hone their skills with industry professionals during the training week and then put those skills to the test performing in two rotating teams in the Drayton Entertainment production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, alongside professional performers in the lead roles. Youth performers cast in the Grand Bend program must be available for the training week from July 23-27 and performances from Aug. 6 to Sept. 2.

Last year, Drayton Entertainment expanded the YMTP to offer a more comprehensive option; the Pre-Professional Production Program gives teen performers hands-on insight into how a musical is cast, rehearsed and performed while they work with a professional creative team to create a concert version of a musical culminating in a performance. The 2018 Pre-Professional Production is “Seussical Jr.”, a musical based on the famous stories of Dr. Seuss. This two-week session will take place in Cambridge from Aug. 21-31 for ages 13-18. Associate Artistic Director David Connolly will direct and choreograph the production. Connolly’s impressive résumé includes work on major musicals like the pre-Broadway production of “First Wives Club” in Chicago and numerous Drayton Entertainment productions like “Mamma Mia!” and the popular panto productions.

More information about the YMTP, including tuition costs and audition requirements, is available at

The Children’s Chorus Program offers young performers the opportunity to audition for child ensemble roles in the company’s family panto productions and select musicals alongside professional performers in the lead roles.

In the Penetanguishene area, young performers ages nine to 15 may audition for children's chorus roles in “Cinderella: The Panto”, which will be on stage at King’s Wharf Theatre from June 6-30. Youth cast in the production will be divided into teams and will perform in the show on a rotating schedule. Auditions will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10.

In the Grand Bend area, young performers ages nine to 15 may audition for children's chorus roles in “Cinderella: The Panto”, which will be on stage at Huron Country Playhouse from July 5-22. Youth cast in the production will be divided into teams and will perform in the show on a rotating schedule. Auditions will be held on Sunday, Feb. 11.

In the Waterloo Region area, young performers ages nine to 15 may audition for children's chorus roles in Disney's “The Little Mermaid”, which will be on stage at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse from July 18 to Aug, 4. Youth cast in the production will be divided into teams and will perform in the show on a rotating schedule. Auditions will be held on Sunday, Feb. 25.

More information about Children’s Chorus opportunities, including show dates and audition requirements, is available at

Three year funding available through united Way 

It’s a new year, and with the end of the annual campaign in sight, United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) is looking at another important number - three years. That’s how long UWPH wants to support organizations again.

“This is our second time offering three-year funding and it has been well received,” said Megan Partridge, director of Community Impact, “Our supported partners are glad to apply only once every three years and have the stability of longer-term funding.”

On Feb. 1, UWPH opens up applications for local organizations to submit expressions of interest for Impact Funding Grants (IFG), which will be awarded in April 2019. Any charitable or not-for-profit organization that serves Perth and/or Huron Counties is invited to apply.

“We’re very excited to begin this process,” said UWPH Executive Director Ryan Erb. “The people of Perth and Huron have really responded to our campaign this year, so the next step is determining who will become supported partners for our 2018, 2019 and 2020 campaigns. We want all our local organizations to seize the opportunity!”

IFG are intended to support ongoing programs that are part of an organization’s over-arching mission. The organizations must deliver social services in Perth and/or Huron County as well as fulfill community needs based on UWPH’s investment streams: All That Kids Can Be, From Poverty to Possibility and Building Strong Communities.

Expressions of interest can be submitted to UWPH until Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. Submissions will then be reviewed based on eligibility requirements and organizations will be notified whether or not they have been approved to move on to the full application stage. This final stage will be open from Apr. 1 to May 31. Full applications will be reviewed by the volunteer-based Community Impact and Allocations Committee and final decisions made.

“Our communities have so many great organizations that deliver programs to people in times of need,” said Erb. “We’re looking forward to building a strong partnership with organizations through not only funding, but support and guidance, helping beneficial programs and services reach their full potential in our communities.”

Current supported partners and the programs and services they receive support for are listed at, where a link to the expressions of interest process under funding, can also be found. Any questions can be directed to Partridge at 519 271-7730 Ext. 225 or

United Way Perth-Huron is 100 per cent local and supports almost 50 organizations and services across Perth and Huron Counties. To help United Way support these local services, donations for this year’s campaign are gladly accepted until March 31. Call 519 271-7730 or 1-877-818-8867, send mail to 32 Erie Street, Stratford, ON N5A 2M4 or visit



South Huron Community fund

For the second time this month, a local family has come forward to invest in the long-term needs of their community

Wishing to remain anonymous at this time, a resident of Exeter has pledged a new family fund dedicated to supporting the long-term needs of South Huron. Reflecting the flexible giving options available through the South Huron Community Fund, the donor in this case has chosen to donate $1,000 annually for 10 years to create a family fund.

“This person is investing back into their home community,” said Tom Pout, chair of the South Huron Community Fund (SHCF). “By setting up an annual contribution system, our organization was able to help this individual reach their charitable goal.”

"When this family fund is established, it will begin to yield annual grants that will be disbursed by a committee of volunteers to support local priorities," added Prout. “Establishing a family legacy with our organization is easy and can be set up to benefit a specific charitable cause or the general fund supporting priorities in our community.”

Whether the priorities relate to the arts or the environment, to youth or the elderly, the SHCF is dedicated to supporting the long-term needs of our region. Funds raised create a permanent endowment that generates annual grants for local charitable organizations. A community volunteer committee is expected to issue the fund's first series of grants in the fall of 2018.

Due to their experience, commitment to projects in South Huron and for administration efficiency, the SHCF operates as part of the Grand Bend Community Foundation, which is a registered charity that can issue tax- deductible receipts to donors. Grant applications are available on the Grand Bend Community Foundation website at To learn more about our work, like us on Facebook @SouthHuronCommunityFund.

non-smoking week 

Whether it comes from tobacco, cannabis or another source, smoke is smoke and you need to limit your exposure to it.

That’s the Huron County Health Unit’s main message as it joins health organizations across the country during National Non-Smoking Week, which runs from now until Saturday, Jan. 27.

“Many of the same harmful components that are found in tobacco smoke are also found in cannabis smoke and smoke from other sources such as hookah pipes,” said Senior Public Health Promoter Angela Willert.

Reducing exposure to second-hand smoke reduces the risk of many chronic and acute conditions including asthma, respiratory infections, heart disease, stroke and cancer.

National Non-Smoking Week is also the last week people can register for the wouldurather…contest. This contest encourages people who use tobacco, age 18-29, to quit or cut back for six weeks for a chance to win cash.

Those who don’t use tobacco products can also commit to stay smoke-free for a chance to win. Registration closes Jan. 28 at 11:59 p.m. For more information about the contest and to register visit:

Established in 1977 by the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control, National Non-Smoking Week is a coast-to-coast effort to inform and educate Canadians about the dangers of tobacco use, to reduce exposure to second-hand smoke and to support those who currently use tobacco, to quit.

For more information on local quit smoking supports, second-hand-smoke exposure and services available, please contact the Huron County Health Unit at 519 482-3416 or toll free at 1-877-837-6143.


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.


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:







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 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, we ask does anyone remember this couple? (Archives Code: PB12 12b)  

PB12 12b Remember Me 447

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



PB12 6b Remember Me 445 

In Issue 445, Andrew Stalker is featured in this image from the early 1900s. Does anyone remember him? (Archives Code: PB12 6b)


PB12 10 Remember Me 446 

In Issue 446, we share a photo that records note is of Thomas Heard and Mrs (Wm) Ellen and David Howard circa 1900s (Archives Code: PB12 10)



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image1Seaforth took the B Championship in the BACP Tyke Tournament. (Photo by Bill Whetstone)

image2B Runners Up were the BCH team. (Photo by Bill Whetstone)

image2Lambton Shores took the A Championship in the BACP Tyke Tournament. (Photo by Bill Whetstone)

image3Zurich emerged as A Championship Runners Up in the BACP Tyke Tournament. (Photo by Bill Whetstone)


The good ole’ hockey game was alive and well in the village on Jan. 20 when the fourth annual Bayfield Arena Community Partners Tyke Tournament was held at the Bayfield Arena.

There were eight teams comprised of 90 players competing in the tournament. They were Seaforth, BCH, Zurich, West Lorne, Dresden, Lambton Shores, Goderich 1 and Goderich 2.

Organizers noted that it was entertaining to watch these young players competing and having fun on the ice. Mild weather attracted large crowds to the arena, as it was a nice day for grandparents to make the drive to watch their favorite hockey players take to the ice. In fact it was standing room only for the final match-ups.

BCH Tim Hortons and Seaforth All Stars went head to head for the B Championship with Seaforth taking the title. For the A Championship it came down to Lambton Shores Predators versus Zurich Thunder with Lambton Shores emerging victorious.

This Tournament was free for the teams and every player went home with a game medal. This was accomplished by BACPA and help from their main sponsor Nextera Energy.

Additional thanks goes out to other event sponsors Bayfield Foodland, Shop Bike, Brian Dupuis and McCabe Promotional.

BACPA remains indebted to Wayne Pollock for all his hard work as the organizer of this annual tournament.

Editor's Note: Images of both the A and B Championship games are pictured here. The B Championship game was played between BCH #1 in the Tim Hortons jerseys (blue) and Seaforth All Stars sweaters (white-yellow-green). The A Championship game features Lambton Shores Predators in the white and red jerseys while Zurich Thunder is wearing red, white and black.









IMG_2013All participants went home with a medal.



PIXILATED — image of the week


The Art of Ice...By Bonnie Sitter

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


Bell Let's Talk Day 2017 set all new records with 131,705,010 messages, growing Bell's funding for Canadian mental health by $6,585,250.50. #BellLetsTalk was Canada's top hashtag in 2017, and is now the most used Twitter hashtag ever in Canada.

Today, millions of people in Canada, and around the world, will send messages of support and encouragement for those struggling with mental illness as we mark Bell Let's Talk Day 2018. 

Bell will donate five cents to Canadian mental health programs for each of these interactions on Jan. 31, at no extra cost to participants:

Text and talk: Every text message, mobile and long distance call made by Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and Bell MTS 

Twitter: Every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and Bell Let's Talk Day video view

Facebook: Every view of the Bell Let's Talk Day video at and use of the Bell Let's Talk frame

Instagram: Every Bell Let's Talk Day video view

Snapchat: Every use of the Bell Let's Talk filter and video view

Don't forget to join the conversation! - Melody 

P.S. Thanks to the Bell Let's Talk Day website for the above information! 


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