shuttle to dream home added bonus of Home and garden show
Sarah Sylvester (left) chatted with visitors to the D.L Creations booth at the 2017 Bayfield Lions' Club's Home and Garden Show. The 2018 show will be held from Apr. 27-29. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
Be sure to attend the Bayfield Lions’ Club’s 21st Annual Home and Garden Show at the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre, Apr. 27-29.
This is a great opportunity for area residents to get to know their local product and service providers. Exhibitors will include experts in lawn and garden, home entertainment, décor and comfort, investments, insurance, landscaping, leisure, pest control, porches and decks, real estate, renovations, travel and water treatment. There are several new vendors this year as well as Hydro One's Electricity Discovery Centre.
Once again, Bayfield has a prize offering in London's Dream Home Lottery. There will be a free shuttle to the Dream Home on Saturday and Sunday from the front of the arena, and free parking in the Agricultural Park.
Also returning this year will be displays by local volunteer service and interest groups. Come and see their displays and consider joining in their activities and taking an active role in the community.
Admission is free. The show is open Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the local Bayfield Food Bank (Feed My Sheep).
Attendees at the show will have a chance to win some fabulous door prizes. Other highlights of the event include face painting for children (Friday, 5-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon to 2 p.m.) and a food court featuring beverages, snacks and delicious lunches at modest prices. Kati Durst from Country 104.9 will be broadcasting live from the show Saturday midday.
The Bayfield Lions’ Club organizes and runs the Home and Garden Show every year as well as many other annual fundraising events including the Lions’ Breakfast in May, Walk for Dog Guides in June, the Lions’ Golf Tournament in September and the Fishing Derby in October. In 2017, the Lions raised over $30,000 from these events and added another $38,000 to pursue several Legacy Projects in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the Bayfield Club, the 100th Anniversary of Lions International and Canada's 150th birthday.
Some of the Legacy Projects included initiating a Tree Health report on all the trees in Clan Gregor Square, removal and replacement of the unhealthiest of them, having bike racks made for use around the village, construction of new picnic tables for the Square and ordering a Mobile Stage. The stage has already been a popular addition for several functions. The Lions’ Club also runs its own building providing meeting rooms at modest prices for childcare, local clubs, associations and interest groups.
Congregation's generosity overflows back packs
Judy Pettey displayed the over 500 items collected to fill 18 backpacks during a recent Back Pack Campaign at Knox Church, Bayfield. (Submitted photo)
The Women of Knox led a congregation wide Back Pack Campaign which exceeded expectations!
Judy Pettey and Jan Sloane toured London Mission Services, “Gathering Place”; an outreach of Community Mental Health that sees as many as 150 people daily. These individuals come for support, warmth, socialization and to be part of a community. The need was identified for backpacks filled with hygiene and every day essentials.
Pettey and Sloane came back and challenged their congregation to help out with overwhelming results over 500 items were collected to fill 18 backpacks.
This past winter church members and other generous knitters also donated dozens of warm hats along with socks and neck warmers to London Mission Services for the benefit of those who spend most of their time on the streets.
Knox Bayfield once again earns their reputation as the “Little Church with the Big Heart!”
first star party of the year set for tomorrow night
The West Coast Astronomers will host their first Star Party of the year at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at the Agricultural Park in Bayfield, sky conditions permitting. Look for the flashing light.
As well as planning to observe the new Moon, Venus, Jupiter and the Pleiades the amateur astronomers will also be aiming for an assortment of deep sky objects. Everyone is welcome to join, with or without a telescope.
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 someone has doubt on the status of the event or has questions they are asked to please call 519 868-6691 before the event. Amateur astronomers are invited to please bring their telescope at sundown.
Are you an 'armchair' astronomer? Navigate to 'OUT OF THIS WORLD' on the West Coast Astronomers website and check this out..."The Weirdest Stars in the Universe".
This really interesting and informative public lecture was given recently at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. It was presented by Emily Levesque, Assistant professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington, Seattle. Sit back, grab that glass and let your mind be blown away.
LITTER WALK set for Sunday
Volunteers Scott Robeson, Margaret McBride, Helen VareKamp and Jack Pal were just a few of the folks that took to the village streets on Apr. 22, 2015 to pick up the trash that accumulated in the community over the winter months. This year the annual Litter Walk will be held on Sunday. (Photo by Jack Pal)
The Fourth Annual Earth Day Litter Walk, sponsored by the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA), will be held on Sunday afternoon, Apr. 22.
Starting at 2 p.m., families, visitors and Bayfield residents of all ages are invited to join in this annual spring clean-up event. Everyone is asked to meet at Clan Gregor Square, where participants will be provided with safety vests and garbage bags. Then volunteers can choose their own route to walk, picking up litter and recyclables throughout the village, parks and surrounding areas.
"Together we are working to keep our roadsides and ditches clean - protect the environment from harmful plastics and household waste and enjoy an afternoon in the great outdoors," said Elise Feltrin, an event organizer.
For more information please call Feltrin at 519 565-5852.
Due to a personal scheduling conflict, this month’s Councilor’s Corner will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Bayfield Community Centre.
Bill Whetstone, Bayfield Ward councilor, encourages all to come hear what council has been up to and voice their opinions. Stay tuned to the next issue of the Bayfield Breeze to see what topics will be covered.
Open Hearts of Bayfield
Open Hearts of Bayfield will be joining The Kindness Rock Project by creating inspirational messages painted on rocks this June. (Submitted photo)
Anyone who would like to connect with the human spirit; be inspired or inspire others through kindness, are invited to join “Open Hearts of Bayfield”. The group’s first two meetings will be held on Saturdays in June.
The Bayfield Public Library will host the group from 12:30-3 p.m. on June 9 and 16. Age is no limit; however, organizers ask that children under the age of 12 are accompanied by an adult.
The group will be joining www.thekindnessrockproject.com by creating inspirational messages painted on rocks! Supplies will be provided, however, personal permanent Sharpies, acrylic craft paints and brushes are welcomed. Please bring an apron and ideas for future kindness projects.
It is hoped that these Huron Energy Rocks will inspire unsuspecting locals and visitors this summer. One message can make a difference in someone's life. Be the Change. Let's put Bayfield on the map for kindness!
For more information search Facebook for @OHBayfield or contact Reeka at firstname.lastname@example.org
One Care Fitness
There are two new opportunities for people to exercise in Bayfield.
On two Tuesdays and two Thursdays in May an introduction to Nordic Pole Walking will take place. Interested individuals are asked to meet at the Hive of Bayfield (next to Shop Bike Coffee) at 10:15 a.m. A short period of instruction will be followed by a 10 to 20-minute walk. The dates
are May 22, 24, 29 and 31.
An “Introduction to Yoga” will be offered on Tuesdays in June. Classes will be held at The Lake House of Bayfield (formerly The Red Pump). Chair Yoga will start at 10 a.m. and Restorative Yoga will start at 5 p.m. The four classes will be available for the low price of $20 all inclusive. The dates are June 4, 12, 19 and 26.
For more information visit the One Care table at the Bayfield Home and Garden Show, Apr. 27-29.
Hailey Arts will be featured at the next Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) Speakers Series evening on Apr. 23.
Arts has been involved with the BHS and Archives for three years now, in different capacities. She has an education in Museum Collections Management and has been a volunteer archivist in the village. Her resume also includes experiences working at six different leading museums across Southwestern Ontario to help create procedures and best practices to propel record keeping into the future, to improve access and longevity to the data created.
She is very qualified to present on the topic, “What does an archivist do?” All are welcome to attend the evening to be held at the Bayfield Lion’s Community Building at 7 p.m. to hear about all the exciting work, ask questions and learn something new!
KNOX FLOWER SALE
Time to think flowers! What better way to get a jumpstart on some spring color than to purchase flowering plants and/or gift certificates from Knox Presbyterian Church, Bayfield.
Once again the congregation members are partnering with Huron Ridge Greenhouses to bring forth their best in blooms. Too early in the season for decision making? No problem. Gift cards in $10 denominations are the answer. They have no expiry date and can be used for any and all products available at Huron Ridge.
The selling date ends Apr. 22 and pick up will be May 11 on Knox’s front lawn.
To learn more about what pots and baskets are available, their sizes and costs and to reserve please contact Ron Puley, 519 575-5345; Tom Grasby, 519 525-3054; or Brenda McLean, 519 524-8645.
Where did art come from and why? A recent discovery of a 100,000-year old paint “factory” in Africa tells people that there has always been a deep need to create images.
On Apr. 28, the Friends of the Bayfield Library (FOBL) invite all to explore “Art in the Caves with Margot Sippel” as part of their "Saturdays at the Library" series.
Sippel has visited the painted caves in France and will delve into some answers about why our prehistoric ancestors created art.
The presentation will be held at the Bayfield Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon.