Bookmark and Share   Feb. 7, 2018   Vol. 9 Week 6 Issue 448

counting down to pancakes

IMG_3378Ken Larone worked one of the three grills called into service at Trinity Anglican Church's Pancake Supper in 2015. The 2018 Shrove Tuesday event will be held on Feb. 13 and all are welcome to partake in the pancakes! (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

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.

Cupcake Delivery Service offered for Valentine's Day 

Hospice Valentine's Poster
Hospice Valentine's Poster

Make this Valentine's Day "sweet" for someone important in your life and support a great cause in the process.

On Feb. 14, Michael's Pharmasave will be offering a Valentine's Cupcake Delivery Service as a fundraiser for the Huron Residential Hospice. Call or visit Michael’s Pharmasave in Bayfield, 519 565-4454 or Michael’s Pharmasave in Goderich, 519-524-2242 to order a half dozen cupcakes to be delivered to that special someone on Valentine’s Day!

With a cost of only $10, local delivery included, this is a great way to surprise a spouse, significant other, friend, co-worker or parent while also supporting a very important cause. Orders are being taken so don’t delay!

“Soup and a Movie at Trinity” will be held on Tuesdays during the upcoming Lenten season!

Dunkirk first film on schedule for Movie Nights at Trinity  


The congregation of Trinity Anglican Church welcomes the community to join in fellowship over a hearty bowl of soup while delighting in a great cinematic work.

This extremely popular community event will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 20 and will be held on the four subsequent Tuesdays after that from 6-9 p.m. Those who attend will enjoy a choice of soup, bread and a beverage all for a free will donation followed by a movie.

This year’s movie schedule is: Dunkirk, Feb. 20; Lion, Feb. 27; Gifted, March 6; La La Land, March 13; and Imitation Game, March 20.

Anyone who has yet to come out to a movie night should consider doing so as the church hall boasts surround sound as well as a terrific big screen plus it is a fabulous evening to socialize and escape the winter blahs.

Tax Help session offered 

On Feb. 13 at the Bayfield Public Library a Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) informational session will be held starting at 1 p.m.

Those who attend can get “free” help with their taxes from a Canada Revenue Agency approved and registered program.

People may be eligible if they have a modest income and a simple tax situation. In general, a tax situation is simple if people have no income or if their income comes from: employment, pension, benefits such as Canada Pension Plan, disability, employment insurance, social assistance, registered retirement savings plans (RRSP's), support payments, scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants or interest under $1,000.

Family income levels suggested are: one person, $30,000; two persons, $40,000; three persons $42,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person.

A tax situation is not simple if people are: self-employed or have employment expenses; have business or rental income and expenses; have capital gains or losses; filed for bankruptcy; or are completing a tax return for a deceased person.


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.

Tomorrow night (Feb. 8) it is time for some over 50 hockey as the Exeter 50+ visit Bayfield at 8 p.m. to take on their rivals, the Bayfield 50+ hockey team.

Supper Club 

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The Little Inn of Bayfield and the Bayfield Concert Series have joined together to create a unique supper club series that will start this Feb 17 with “Irish Mythen” performing.

The show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets to the show only are $20. Entrance to the show is free with a dinner reservation. For more information call The Little Inn at 519 565-2611.

Soups On 

Soups On is once again set for Feb. 18 as part of the Family Day weekend in Bayfield. This year organizers are asking everyone to bring their own mug to taste test the soups in. This will help with the Bayfield Town Hall’s commitment to do their part for the environment and their efforts in reducing waste.

All are welcome to sample the soups, meet up with friends and neighbors, learn about the many active organizations in the community and have fun! Local restaurants and community organizations will compete for the coveted ladle trophies and bragging rights.

Voting will begin at 2 p.m and end at 3:45 p.m. with winners announced shortly after.

Bluewater News

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 Jan. 25.

• Approved in principle the 2018 Strategic Goal Action Plans as developed by staff. Any expenses in the plan will be considered in the 2018 Budget for approval.
• Directed staff to prepare a report identifying the benefits and costs of a water conservation and rebate program to install low flow water use fixtures and low flush toilets for residents serviced by Municipal sewage systems.
• Directed staff to bring back a report reviewing the Dashwood Community Centre Washroom Project budget, including scope of work, dollars that have been raised, and the final estimated cost.


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.


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.




open Data website launched 

Huron County has launched a new open data website giving residents and businesses better access to a wealth of information and data. This site will allow people to search various data sets including boundaries, planning information, environmental data, recreation and tourism, points of interest, transportation and more. Huron County is committed to being an open and transparent government, with values in making public, County data open and accessible to all.

The Open Data Website offers a variety of searching options including eight categories of data, and over 25 data sets available for public viewing and downloading in various forms. The information available on the site can be downloaded and then analyzed with software such as Microsoft Excel and viewed in charts and on maps.

“It has been a long term goal for the County of Huron to be able to get this information online and available to the public” said Karri Sonke, County of Huron Business analyst & GIS coordinator. “This data is for anyone to use. For example, if a user wants to create their own trail guide they are able to go on to the site and download all of the trail information and then use the data to make a guide for themselves!”

Huron County’s Open Data site can be accessed at, click on ‘Online Resources’ and choose ‘Open Data’. Public users can also view this information using Huron County’s interactive Mapping Portal, which is located at Over the coming months, the list of open data sets will continue to grow as a variety of pertinent data and information for public consumption is added.

Evening facilitated discussion on mental health 

20180131_204626Speak LOUD Seaforth was held on Bell Let’s Talk day, Jan. 31. The event was designed to facilitate discussion and reduce the stigma surrounding Mental Health and Addictions. (Submitted photo)  

A large crowd packed the gym at Seaforth Public School last on Jan. 31 to attend Speak LOUD Seaforth on Bell Let’s Talk day.

The event drew Huron and Perth County providers of Mental Health and Addictions Services as well as the OPP and the Superintendent of Education, Jodie Baker, from the Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB). Designed to facilitate discussion and reduce the stigma surrounding Mental Health and Addictions, the night featured speakers sharing their stories as Service Providers in Huron and Perth as well as personal stories by John and Heather Steffler regarding their son Tanner and his struggles with Addiction and Mental Health. Alex Wreford from Choices for Change also spoke regarding his own personal struggles with Mental Health and Addiction.

With the mission that collectively we must do better to help our Youth in Huron County and surrounding areas, the Tanner Steffler Foundation hopes that events such as these will draw much needed attention and resources to Mental Health and Addictions in the area.

The Tanner Steffler Foundation (TSF) wishes to thank the Seaforth Public School Parent Council for hosting such a well organized and attended event. The TSF would also like to thank the following Service Providers for taking the time to come, speak, share and be a presence at such a collaborative event: Victim Services of Huron County, OPP, Choices for Change, Huron Perth Centre, Huron County Health Unit, Healthy Kids, Canadian Mental Health Association and the Avon Maitland District School Board. Thank you for helping to end the stigma.

Three Bayfield area residents honored by MPP 

Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson recognized 40 residents from across Huron and Bruce Counties during the sixth Annual Remarkable Citizens Awards held at the Teeswater-Culross Community Centre on Jan. 25.

The event, which featured a recognition ceremony and musical entertainment performed by Mark Willms, celebrated the contributions of local volunteers and community champions.

"Each of the people recognized this evening have worked tirelessly to make their communities the friendly and vibrant places that they are. Their selflessness and dedication is truly remarkable," said Thompson. "It is my hope that their positive leadership will continue to inspire others to become involved locally as well."

Those recognized included: Jane McQuarrie, Agnes Bregman, Susan Riley Teeswater; Marlene Gibson, Point Clark; Carolyn Day, Southampton; Joan Borho, Mary Keip, Formosa; Ted and Jean Dunn, Dave Gillians, Bayfield; Trevor Bazinet, Kimberly Payne, Goderich; Jamie McCallum, Belgrave; Marg Moffat, Bluevale; Janet Cameron, Clinton; Grant Sparling, Wendy Hutton, Blyth; Doug McArtur, Yvonne Kitchen, Gerry Wheeler, Brussels; Susanne Cutting, Dungannon; Doug McBurney, Wingham; Pat O'Rourke, Ada Dinney, Exeter; Rosie Laidler, Linda Stanley, Brooklyn Lampi Dom Jackson, Patt Lowry, John Farrell, Kincardine; Byron Monk, Alishia Oberle, Joseph and Diane Rys, Walkerton; Dorne Fitzsimmons, Tiverton; Shirley Dinsmore, Seaforth; Matt Townsend, Huron East; George and Barb Marklevitz, Wingham and Donna Inglis, Belmore.

"Each one of the people nominated this evening have given selflessly of their time and talents. I cannot thank them enough for making Huron-Bruce such a wonderful place to live. I look forward to all the remarkable things they will achieve as they continue to be helping hands in their communities," concluded Thompson.




food bank open house

The Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre (HCFBDC) wishes to invite members of the community to their Open House and Ontario Trillium Foundation Recognition on Feb. 10.

The Open House will start at 10:30 a.m. followed by speeches at 11 a.m. The HCFBDC Warehouse is located at 39978 Crediton Road, Centralia, ON at the corner of Hwy 4 and Crediton Road. Cake and coffee will be served.

The event is being held to recognize the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation in funding the SEED grant project, “Tracking, Assessing & Improving the Distribution of Food Aid in Rural Huron County”. Cake and coffee will be served.

Grief Support Group 

Whether someone’s loss results from death, divorce, loss of job or childhood issues, both recent or in the past, recovery is possible. People are encouraged to register for the eight-week Action Program for moving beyond death, divorce and other losses.

Hosted by the Grief Support Group the program will deal with myths concerning grief including: time heals wounds, replace the loss, grieve alone, be strong for others and bury your feelings.

It wil be held from Feb. 21 to Apr. 11 on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. at 10 Nelson Street East in Goderich.

Participants must pre-register. The cost is $35 for the resource manual. To register please call Huron Hospice at 519 482-3440 Ext. 6301.

Bowl for Kids Sake 

It’s almost time for Bowl for Kids Sake a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Huron. Goderich Little Bowl will be the location of this Rock N’ Roll themed party on March 23.

The event will run from 7-9:30 p.m. and bowling is free with $50 or more in pledges. All are welcome to take part with team and individual prizes being offered.

For more information contact Goderich Little Bowl at 519 524-2695 or Big Brothers Big Sisters at 519 524-4361. Download the pledge forms at

huron Shores Transit  


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:


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, this image from 1963 would indicate that Canon and H.F. Paull were celebrating a special occasion. Anyone remember why there were so many floral bouquets? (Archives Code: PB10082 PC)

 PB10082 Remember Me 448

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



PB12 14a Remember Me 444 

In Issue 444, a photo taken at the wedding of Lucy Woods and Carl Diehl. Does anyone remember this special day or the guests pictured? (Archives Code: PB12 14a)

Winnie Armstrong Darnbrough, of Bayfield, sent a note regarding the image shown in Issue 444.

“The woman on the left is my paternal Grandmother’s sister, Anna (Whiddon) Brown. They resided in what was The Red Pump."

She also provided some information about Anna: 

"On Dec. 11, 1907, Doctor Brown was united in marriage with Miss Anna E. Whiddon, daughter of John and Mary (Ross) Whiddon, the former a native of England and a general merchant at Bayfield, ON and the latter a native of Nova Scotia."

Issue 446 

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)


 PB12 12b Remember Me 447

In Issue 447, we ask does anyone remember this couple? (Archives Code: PB12 12b)



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Bayfield Town Hall 

Country themed cabaret now in rehearsal

TH - CABARETBREEZE 4 MG_4904Dwight Nelson

TH - CABARET BREEZE 2 MG_4820Janice Nelson - Jamie Thomas - Lisa Stewart

Peter Keightley  


It is almost time for the Bayfield Town Hall’s 2018 Cabaret – this year the theme is “All Hat, No Horse – Best of the West”. The evening is designed to pick up the spirits of those getting tired of winter through song and laughter.

The talented cast will be putting on three performances on Feb. 23, Feb. 24 and March 3. Enjoy a star-studded evening that will include the music of Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, The Eagles and The Traveling Willburys.

Seating will be cabaret style and limited to 80 each evening. Tickets cost $20 and are selling well for all performances, so we suggest calling ahead for tickets.

For tickets please contact Sandy Scotchmer at 519 565-2830 or Margo Robeson at 519 565-2827.



PIXILATED — image of the week

A splash of color with a barnquilt. The pattern called “Logcabin”.

A splash of color with a barnquilt. The pattern called “Logcabin”. By Vreni Beeler

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


How about those Eagles, eh? Yep, I attended my very first Super Bowl Party on Sunday evening.

Thanks to our gracious hosts the food was amazing and plentiful and the company a lot of fun. Those in attendance possessed various levels of football knowledge from die-hard fans; one fellow even brought his own Patriots camp chair, to those who asked where the nets were? (I’m pretty sure they were kidding).

However, by the end of the fourth quarter everyone was actually watching the game. Even those folks that were there just for the half time show looked up from their phones. After all who doesn’t love it when the underdog wins? Well, maybe the guy with the Patriots camp chair. – Melody


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

Please email me at or call 519-525-3830.


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Writer, editor, photographer: Melody Falconer-Pounder
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