Bookmark and Share   June 1, 2016   Vol. 7 Week 23 Issue 361

Guides and Klahanie host Penny sale, auction and Yard sale 

IMG_4739 Members of Bayfield Guiding strike their best tree poses on the site where new trees were recently planted at Camp Klahanie. The girls secured a TD Friends of the Environment grant to replace some Ash trees that had to be removed from the property this winter. This is just one of the wonderful projects happening now at the youth camp and for that reason more funds are needed. A Penny Sale, Silent Auction and Yard Sale are being held in Bayfield at Trinity Anglican Church on June 2-4 in an effort to support the camp’s ongoing revitalization. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

The smell of campfires and the sounds of sweet young voices singing in harmony mingling and wafting about on the night air have returned to Camp Klahanie. And this is due in no small part to business owners, corporate sponsors and individuals that recognized what a special part of the community this the last surviving youth camp in Central Huron could be.

The Goderich Lions’ Club purchased the property from Girl Guides of Canada on Aug. 1, 2013. Since that day the transformation of the camp began to make it a coed, accessible, year round facility not just for children and youth groups but anyone who enjoys the great outdoors to rent and make use of – family reunions, service clubs, church and school groups, corporate retreats – all are welcome.

Due to community support all existing buildings received new roofs, a storage shed was erected, the pavilion area was improved and the camp kitchen renovated and upgraded. Successful fundraising efforts were begun to construct a co-ed, accessible comfort station complete with toilets and showers as well as the supporting septic system. In addition work has begun on creating four bunkhouses that will sleep up to 40 campers when completed. The first two are nearing completion and the foundations are in place for the next two.

However, as the dreams are becoming reality, camp supporters are finding that costs, some unforeseen, are growing and more money needs to be raised to complete the comfort station – a handicapped accessible door to one shower and toilet room alone costs over $7,000. Hydro upgrades are needed to support the new buildings. And improvements are needed in the parking lot to allow spots for the influx of campers that will soon be coming.

For this reason the Camp Klahanie Board of Directors and the Camp Klahanie Friends will be hosting a Penny Sale and Silent Auction to raise funds to keep the revitalization going. Donations for this event are now being collected. It is planned for June 2 to 4 at Trinity Anglican Church, 10 Keith Cres., Bayfield, ON. June 4 is also Bayfield’s Town Wide Yard Sale so members of Bayfield Guiding, great friends of Camp Klahanie, will holding a yard sale on the lawn of the church. A portion of the event proceeds will support the Bayfield Guiding girls’ quest to rent a bus for a trip to Toronto. Rumor has it there may be Classic Girl Guide Cookies on site that day too!

The event will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 10 Keith Cres, in Bayfield. Times for the sale are Thursday, 3-7 p.m.; Friday, noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. People may come out to Trinity’s Parish Hall between 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday to see what they’ve won, claim their prizes and pay for their Silent Auction items. Those who cannot return in person will be informed of their results via telephone.

Businesses and individuals in the community have been tremendously generous with their donations thus far. A Facebook event page has been established to showcase these donations and properly recognize the donors. Visit to see the items. This site is updated regularly so plan to visit often.

Financial donations can also be mailed to either Mike Alcock, 127 Suncoast Drive Goderich, ON N7A 4C4 or Melody Falconer-Pounder, 16 Keith Cres. Bayfield, ON N0M 1G0, co-chairs of the Goderich Lions Club’s Camp Klahanie Board of Directors. Cheques should be made payable to the Goderich Lions Club with Camp Klahanie written on the memo line. Anyone, who should request it, may be issued a tax receipt from the Goderich Lions Club for amounts over $25.

“We thank you for your time and sincerely hope you will consider supporting this fundraising endeavor. Let’s all work together to make Camp Klahanie an amazing place where all can enjoy the great outdoors and create some camping memories of their very own,” concluded Genelle Reid, secretary of the Camp Klahanie Board of Directors and a member of Bayfield Guiding.

Clan Gregor's going to the dogs for a good cause 

DSC04398a Essex

Planning is now complete for the annual Bayfield Lions’ Walk for Dog Guides this Sunday, June 5.

“Bring your dog and walk the Heritage Trail through beautiful downtown Bayfield on behalf of Dog Guides. Your participation and donations will help us raise and train more dogs to be of service to those desperately in need,” said Jack Pal, chair, Dog Guide Walk Committee. “Dogs cost upwards of $25,000 each to train and are made available free of charge to those who qualify.”

The event will start at 9 a.m. in Clan Gregor Square. Registration begins at the gazebo at 8:30 a.m.

“After the walk is over you will have an opportunity to meet our guests of honour, Elizabeth Jaremko and Heart, her Hearing Ear Dog,” said Pal.

Jaremko has lived in London her whole life and has loved dogs just as long. She has been deaf since birth, and therefore attended elementary school at Robarts School for the Deaf in London and E.C. Drury Secondary School for the Deaf in Milton. At age eight, after watching a video about dogs and a segment that included dogs that had jobs, she thought that having a Hearing Ear Dog as helper and companion would be the perfect answer to her life challenges.

At the end of her time at E.C. Drury, she filled out the extensive application for a Dog Guide and sent it in to the Lions’ Foundation. To her immense joy (and her parents’ relief) she was accepted and put on the waiting list. After a year and a half, she received news that she had been matched with a dog. Following two weeks of intensive training at the Dog Guides school, which she loved, she brought home her new family member, Heart, who continues to be an immense help and companion to Jaremko.

Meet Heart and hear Jaremko tell her story through her mother who will act as interpreter.

“You will get a true sense of the value of the Dog Guide program. Of course you will also be able to meet Bayfield’s own Dog Guide pup in training, Essex and his foster parents Tom and Deb Grasby. Essex has quickly become the love of Bayfield.

Although the main message of the day is about supporting Dog Guides, based on the positive feedback last year, the Committee decided once again to add a number of additional dog-related activities for both entertainment and educational value including:
• London Police K9 unit
• St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dogs
• OSPCA Rescue Dogs
• Dog agility demonstration by Bonnie Hirst, of Paws Effectiveness Training
• Dog Health presentation by Dr. Nancy Ridder
• Dog Training ideas by Anita Hansen
• Dog Nutrition discussion by Kendra Bogie and Jordan Lacombe from Pet Valu
• Hot dog BBQ
• Music provided by Mike Graham

“We are trying to turn the annual Dog Guide Walk into a gala event that will attract dog owners and dog lovers alike to honor man’s best friend and help support some of these unique dogs to become leaders in the service animal community. Come out and enjoy this fun event knowing you are making a difference for the physically and medically disadvantaged among us,” concluded Pal.

Pledge forms are available from most merchants in Bayfield and any Lion. Those who wish can also donate online by going to: . Tax receipts are sent out for all donations $20 or larger. Call Jack Pal at 519 565-5340 for more information.

After the town wide yard sale don't forget Pioneer Park 


Friday, July 8 is the date for the 69th Annual Pioneer Park Rummage Sale, perhaps one of the longest running sales of its kind in North America!

The funds collected from the Rummage Sale will be used for the ongoing needs and upgrades to the many park projects. Once again this event will be held at the Bayfield Arena from 7-9 p.m. with the “outside” sale beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Donations are now being accepted. Large and small items will be accepted. But please note that clothing, shoes, magazines, textbooks, televisions, large appliances, building materials, mattresses or soiled or broken items will not be accepted. All baby items as well as electrical and sports equipment must be CSA approved.

Organizers are currently looking for volunteers, high school students encouraged as well, to sort donations, if interested contact Jennifer Allan at 519 565-2711. An hour of your time will make a huge difference to our park. Or call Pattie MacDonald at 519 565-2712 if you have any questions or wish to volunteer at the sale. Just one hour of time donated will make a huge difference to the park.

Pat and Ron Reder, owners of Bayfield Marine Services, have once again very generously donated storage space in their boat storage Quonset huts on Highway 21 (76614 Bluewater Hwy north of Bayfield on the right hand side) to store items prior to the sale. It will be open to accept drop offs on: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This Saturday only, June 4, Town Wide Yard Sale Day, the huts will be open until 2 p.m.

The weekend drop offs contact is Mike Graham at 519 955-2201 and for Wednesday drop offs please call John Graham at 519 955-6961. For all other inquiries people may call Jennifer Allan at 519 441-1649 or email her at

The funds generated by the rummage sale help keep the park in the beautiful condition it currently is - lawns get moved and trees planted. A new section of stairs was just built by Mike Graham and the PPA is currently working on a bank stabilization project.

Pioneer Park is a privately owned, public park. The association depends on the help of the very generous residents of Bayfield, permanent residents and summer cottagers alike, to keep this very special park functioning. All are invited to become a member of this unique organization by purchasing a membership.

Bayfield Fair highlighted in County Cultural Passport 

The Huron County Cultural Passport is once again ready for local host families and international students. With newly added attractions and events included, the new passport promises to open up the world of local arts, recreational, cultural events and attractions to international students and their host families in Huron County.

In 2015, the Huron Arts & Heritage Network (HAHN) in partnership with the Huron Local Immigration Partnership, created the first-ever Huron County Cultural Passport for international students and their host families. Well, this year’s edition is hot off the press and ready for distribution.

This second updated and expanded edition of the Cultural Passport offers discounts to a wide variety of Huron County fun and exciting arts, culture, heritage and recreational activities including: Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story, Bayfield Fair, Blyth Festival, Exeter Rodeo, Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, Goderich Little Theatre, Huron County Multicultural Festival, Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol, Zurich Bean Festival and Windmill Lake Wake & Eco Park.

Host families are eager to show visiting students all there is in the area and beyond. However, the costs of these trips can add up and become a barrier for some host families, who cover most of the cost out of pocket.

“The Cultural Passport and the discounts that the participating cultural organizations have offered help make exploration and participation in our local culture a little easier and more affordable for the students and their host families,” said Rick Sickinger, Cultural Development officer. “Our hope is that this increased access to our cultural events and attractions will offer these visiting students a better and more rewarding understanding of what we are about in Huron County.”

Diane Hahn, Homestay Services coordinator with the Avon Maitland District School Board, supports the Cultural Passport, “The passport is a great addition to the choices families make about showing their students some of the wonderful activities we have to offer. We very much welcome the Passport once again. It is a wonderful way for families to enjoy the local attractions and activities that we sometimes take for granted. To see things through the eyes of our international students brings new life and excitement to everyone.”

In the current school year there are over 190 international students registered to attend Huron and Perth schools. The Cultural Passports will be distributed to host families of international students through the Avon Maitland District School Board.

CNR School on Wheels the place to visit during summer 

The CNR Sloman School Car on Wheels Museum is a unique cultural asset in Central Huron, open to the public from the long weekend in May to the last week of September, Thursday through Sunday and on holidays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Submitted photo)

The CNR School on Wheels Museum in Clinton is embarking on a full slate of events this summer and they welcome community volunteers to assist with the programming. There are activities planned for children, for pet lovers, and people interested in the environment, with free tours of the school car included. Where else can you enjoy fun and educational activities where refreshments are available and admission is generally free? Donations are appreciated as always.

Normally when tours are booked, the charge is $5 per adult and $3 per child, so these events provide a great educational opportunity. This historic railway car is a unique cultural asset in Central Huron, open to the public from the long weekend in May to the last week of September, Thursday through Sunday and on holidays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out their Facebook page at car. Details are also available at

“Amazing Aquatic Animals” will be explored at the river on June 10, a school PD day, from 1:30-3 p.m. The Museum and the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) are partnering to provide a fun and informative activity, with special funding provided by the ABCA Foundation. Children will have an opportunity to try hands on activities like those enjoyed by students on the school car years ago. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

On June 11, from noon to 3:30 p.m., come and enjoy a Pet Expo, with all friendly, leashed dogs welcome. For this event, the Huron County OSPCA and P.E.T.S. Training and Boarding Centre are assisting us to provide a fun and information filled afternoon for dogs and pet owners and pet lovers. Scheduled events include a pet (and pet owner) costume contest at 12:15 p.m. and judges may look favourably at railway or school related costumes. At 1:15 p.m., dogs can compete by performing tricks in two categories – cute and difficult. Then Anita Hansen's dog, Keira, will provide a demonstration of tricks. Pets can enjoy bobbing for wieners and musical chairs, as well as races (leashed dogs with their handlers). There will be prizes and activities for children. And we’d love to see some community volunteers willing to assist that day!

In the summer months, Judy Keightley will help you discover your artistic bent at an outdoor water colour painting event on July 16 from 2-3:30 p.m. To cover the cost of supplies, there is a $10 fee for this afternoon, so please register by calling the Municipality at 519 482-3997. Next we are hosting a drumming workshop, taught by Maggie Brennan, on Aug. 7 from 1-2:30 p.m. Drums will be provided, however, participants are welcome to bring their own. Admission is free for this event, although donations as always are welcomed. On Aug. 18, the Clinton Legion Pipes and Drums band will be performing beginning at 7 p.m, although the Museum will be open at 6:30 p.m. for tours. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy!

The familiar “Thomas Day” will return on Sept. 10th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is an old favourite, drawing in children (and adults) for many years now. Does your child recall sitting in the Thomas model, generously supplied by Fincher’s Book Store in Goderich? Admission is still free and this year we plan some new activities. Parents (and grandparents) bring your children, children bring your parents!

The Canadian National Railway’s “School on Wheels” travelled Ontario’s northlands delivering education to children in the province’s most remote areas. Fred and Cela Sloman of Clinton were the remarkable teachers who were described as having the “missionary spirit” and “self-sacrificing devotion” needed to lead a nomadic existence in a cramped railcar with their five children. The Sloman Railway School Car ran along the 150 mile route between Capreol and Foloyet. The car stayed two to six days at regular stops along the way. As the train whistle blew, the children of railway workers, loggers, trappers and natives came from miles for their lessons.

A fire that severely damaged the car nearly condemned it. Miraculously, a former school car student, Bill Stevenson, recognized the school car’s number at a CN auction and contacted the Sloman family. A local Board was formed to save the car and bring it to Clinton. The car was purchased and transported by rail to Clinton in 1982.

At each of these summer events, tours of the school car will be hosted by our staff, Carolyn Brophy and Donna Hardie. Since the CNR School on Wheels Museum was listed in Ron Brown’s book, “Unusual Things to See in Ontario”, it has attracted tourists far and wide. When included in the Shunpiker’s Mystery Tour in 2014, over 1,000 visitors toured that day. Have you enjoyed the informational tour? Come and bring your family. Group tours are welcome, but please book in advance by calling the Municipality office at 519 482-3997


Town wide yard sale

Attention treasure seekers! The second annual Town Wide Yard Sale and Village Side Walk Sale is this coming Saturday, June 4. The Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) have been promoting the big day! Last week, Bayfield Breeze invited folks to share their sales with us. Scroll down to our “Pixilated” section to view the compiled listing – print it off and take it with you on your hunt for bargains – you won’t want to miss a single, solitary sale.

Large Garbage Day

One of the most oft heard conversations of late in the village has been about “Large Garbage Day Pick Up” - is there or isn’t there one happening this year?

A note from Municipality of Bluewater’s Bayfield Ward Councilor Bill Whetstone:

“I have been getting a few emails on this subject so thought I would clarify. The large garbage pick up was originally changed to every other year. However, during last year’s budget deliberations it was totally taken out of the budget permanently until further notice.”

So the answer is no, there will not be a large garbage pick up in 2016.

Agricultural  Society

Wonderful weather has greeted visitors to the Outdoor Market in Agricultural Park for the last couple of Sundays. About three vendors have food for sale –fresh rhubarb and asparagus are being sold along with preserves and fresh baking. There are plenty of booths for people to browse. There are dishes, books, old tools, license plates, baskets, vintage toys, kitchen utensils and furniture for sale.

The “Breakfast on the Farm” activity will take place on July 2 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Steenbeek Dairy Farms east of Varna. A tour of the dairy operation will complement a hearty breakfast. There will be lots of parking very near the breakfast site. If anyone wishes to volunteer, please contact Tickets are now available at Stonefield Garden Centre.

The next meeting of the Bayfield Agricultural Society will be Monday, June 13 at 7 p.m. in the basement of St. Andrew’s United Church. It is planned to finalize the fair’s schedule of activities at the meeting. Once again volunteers are always welcome.

One Care

The One Care Health and Education Seminar for June 6 is focused on the importance of our Bone Health as we age and ways we can maintain and even improve our bones as we age.

This session shares highlights from our full four session course called “Bone Health” that will be available to older adults in Bayfield later in 2016.

The session will be held at the Bayfield Community Centre from 10-10:30 a.m. In addition, exercise classes are available right before at 9 a.m. and right after at 10:30 a.m.

Saturdays at the Library 

Friends of the Bayfield Library invite everyone to their next installment of “Saturdays at the Library” on June 11. The program will feature Incidental Music by the Elliott’s Quartet.

The quartet is comprised of Leslie Bella, clarinet; Barb Sturgeon, violin; Rosemary Crosthwaite, flute; and Roma Harris, accordian.

The musicians will perform a selection ranging from Danny Boy to Strauss Waltzes as well as themes and variations by Mozart – solos, duets, trios and quartets.

This one-hour concert will begin at 12:30 p.m. and weather permitting will be held in the Library Reading Garden.

CPH Gala

The Clinton Public Hospital (CPH) Foundation will be hosting a Kentucky Derby themed Gala Dinner, Auction and Dance on June 11 at the Central Huron Community Complex.

This special evening will begin with a champagne and cocktail hour starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. There will be entertainment as well as both a live and silent auction.

The event is $75 per person with a $45 tax receipt.

For tickets and more information contact: Virginia Steckle at 519 482-3440 Ext. 6297.

Golf Tournament

The members of the Bayfield Optimist Club, together with sponsor Nahuel Painting, are pleased to announce our 11th annual golf tournament. They will once again be using the eighteen-hole course at the Bayview Golf and Country Club in St. Joseph.

The Optimists are also proud to announce that we will have three hole in one prizes - two for ten thousand dollars and one for five thousand dollars. Bayfield Foodland, The Albion Hotel and Platinum Sports are sponsoring these holes. This should be a fun day for all and there are prizes galore that have been donated by many Bayfield area businesses as well as businesses in our surrounding area.

The tournament format will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start. It will be held on June 11 with a tee off time of 11 a.m. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. The cost is $85 per player. This includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, prizes and contests as well as a chicken dinner with all the trimmings from Huron Shores Catering Services.

All proceeds from the tournament will support children and youth projects in the community. Call Wayne McKaig at 519 565- 5099 or Jay Fisher at 519 482-5557 to register.

Parenting contest 

Parenting is wonderful and rewarding, but it can also be difficult when you face challenging behavior from young children. Did you know that how you respond to this behavior has a lasting impact on your child and their future behavior?

“Research shows that it is important to use positive strategies when dealing with challenging behavior from young children,” said Public Health Nurse, Ashley Furtney. “Children see. Children learn. Your child learns from you and your actions!”

To help area parents discover positive and proactive ways to deal with stressful situations with young children, the Huron County Health Unit, Ontario Early Years and Rural Response for Healthy Children have partnered to sponsor the “Pick a Parenting Tip” contest.

To enter, parents must complete an in-store ballot and correctly share one of the eight tips posted on teaching children in a positive way. Each tip shows how to work through parenting dilemmas in a positive and calm way that will help your child’s emotional growth.

The “Pick a Parenting Tip” Contest offers parents a chance to win one of three $75 gift cards. One winner will be chosen from each of the following areas of the county – north, central, and south. Participating stores include: Canadian Tire in Exeter and Goderich, Watson’s Home Hardware in Goderich and Gorrie, Langford Lumber Home Building Centre in Clinton, McDonald Home Hardware Building Centre in Brussels, Sills Home Hardware in Seaforth, MacLean Home Hardware in Exeter, and Stainton’s Home Hardware in Wingham. No purchase necessary to enter the contest.

Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016. For complete contest rules see

Tips for this contest are from the Children See, Children Learn campaign created by the Best Start Resource Centre, Health Nexus. To learn more on how to deal with every day challenges with their young children, without using physical or emotional punishment visit

Croquet Tourney

The Bayfield International Croquet Club (BICC) will host its second prestigious world class croquet tournament, June 3-5. Many of the top players in North America will travel to Bayfield for the "BICC Open."

The event will be played on courts at the historic Seaforth Lawn Bowling Club and at the BICC.

"The tournament results affect every players' Canadian and world ranking. You can be sure everyone will be playing at the top of their game,” said Bill Rowat, tournament organizer.

The public is welcome to come out and watch the games. In Bayfield the Courts are located at 1 David St. and in Seaforth at 127 Main Street South. The games begin at 8 a.m. at both locations.

"Croquet is a sport that appeals to competitive people who love a challenge. In some countries croquet is a university scholarship level sport,” said Toni Kemp, president of the Bayfield Club. “I would like to thank our event sponsors Lake Huron Real Estate Ltd. and Steam Whistle Brewing.”

Fashion Show

Rhumba Fashions of Bayfield will highlight clothing from their “Sympli Line” at an exclusive event partnered with Celebrity Cruises on June 9.

Celebrity Cruises are leaders in modern cruising offering a new exciting itinerary for 2017 and featuring all-inclusive packages while Rhumba’s selections of outfits will easily fit in a suitcase packed and ready to go!

This “Cruise and Fashion Show” event will be held at the Bayfield Town Hall from 2-4 p.m. Attendees must RSVP by calling Mickey Smith at 519 685-1839 or by emailing

Quilters Guild

The Bayfield Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild is holding a special event with dessert, coffee and a speaker on June 21 and all are invited to attend.

Patti Carey, vice-president of Public Relations for Northcott, will be the guest speaker.

The cost for the afternoon is $5 per person. The event will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church.

For more information call Kathleen at 519 565-2479 or email

Foodgrains bank  

Choir singers from across Huron County will come together on June 25 to sing in support of small-scale farmers in developing countries who struggle to grow enough food to feed their families.

Funds raised will be donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to be used in the work of ending global hunger and helping farm families grow more and better food.

Performing at the concert are the choirs of Huron Shores United Church, Grand Bend; Brucefield Community United Church, Brucefield; Lakeshore United Church, Goderich and St. Andrew’s United Church, Bayfield.

The Bayfield event is one of about 70 similar concerts across Canada this Spring, all being offered to benefit the work of Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The program features the original music of Ron Klusmeier.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church at 6 The Square, Bayfield.

There is no admission fee for the concert, but donation envelopes will be available at the door. One hundred per cent of contributions received will be forwarded directly to Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Furthermore, donations made at the concert will be amplified by additional financial support from the Government of Canada, through Global Affairs Canada.

Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working together to end global hunger. In the 2013-14 budget year, the Foodgrains Bank provided $42 million of assistance for 1.2 million people in 42 countries. Canadian Foodgrains Bank projects are undertaken with matching support from the Government of Canada.

Climate Change Town Hall

The Federal Government is reaching out to community groups to hold conversations and to share ideas on how to address climate change.

The first Huron-Bruce “Climate Change – Town Hall” event will be held at the Bayfield Town Hall on June 23 from 7-9 p.m. Allan Thompson, the Communications chair for the Huron-Bruce Federal Liberal Association, will chair the event.

Come and hear brief presentations, then share views on the impact of climate change and solutions you’d like to see, plus offer ideas for how we can grow the economy while also reducing emissions and promoting innovation and new technologies. Input from the meeting will be delivered to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

The event is free, but space is limited so please register online ahead of time at

Antique Show

Antique experts Pat McKaig and Tim Saunders both of Bayfield will be vendors at the Antique Show and Sale to be held on June 19 held at Bisback’s Farm.

There will be over 24 dealers, collectors and pickers setting up along the lane under the trees at the farm located halfway between Hensall and Exeter on Hwy. 4.

This is the third year for this event that showcases dealers selling genuine antiques and vintage items that are over 50 yrs old.

Admission is free but a donation to the Exeter Optimists who sponsor the Exeter Venturers would be gratefully accepted. Last year over $1,800 was raised which assisted the Scouts in attending Jamboree.

The show runs 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. There are two parking lots available so visitors are asked not park on the highway as it will be under construction this Spring.







Volume 7

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, two of the community's favorite librarians in 1985. Can you name them? (Archives Code: PB12 16B)

 PB12 16B Remember Me 361

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



 PB13 03b Remember Me 359

In Issue 359, a group of people dressed in their Sunday best. Does anyone remember them? (Archives Code: PB13 03b)

Notes with the photo identify four of the individuals as Mrs. Hewson, Belle Neilans, Mr. Neilans and Mr. McLeod.


PB12 16b teens Lydia Ericson Clauda Chilton Cory & Lory Cinnamon Tara Cluff nodate 

In Issue 360, we feature a group of teens working on a project and “guesstimate” that the picture was taken in the 1980s. Does anyone recognize any of them? (Archives Code: PB12 16b)

Helen Latimer recognized them to be Lydia Ericson, Chanda Chilton, Cori and Lori Sinnamon and Tara Cluff.






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Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce

girls ruled the weekend during getaway events

May 27-29 was all about the ladies, as the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce presented it’s Fourth Annual Girls Getaway Weekend.

The bells were ringing at the Kickoff Cowbell Party on Friday night that included a craft beer tasting, a fashion show, snacks and prizes.

IMG_8950 Kelli Philips, Lori Merner, Joan Schilbe and Tracey Johnston attended the kickoff event for the Girls Getaway Weekend on Friday night.

The whimsical fashions from the Purple Peony delighted the crowd at the Girls Getaway kickoff event.

Jennifer Allan and Jenn Wallace represented the fashions of Hive at the event.

Marcie Reigling had some fun in fashion from JMR Collections - sporting a Hawaiian Mumu and playing a Ukulele.


May 27-29 was all about the ladies, as the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce presented it’s Fourth Annual Girls Getaway Weekend.

The weekend was sponsored by Cowbell Brewing Co. of Blyth and participants were able to taste the new Kolsh at many of the Girls Getaway events.

The bells were ringing at the Kickoff Cowbell Party on Friday night that included a craft beer tasting, a fashion show, snacks and prizes. Then the ladies had a choice of trivia events: “It’s Never Too Late to be a Rock Star” Music Trivia at The Little Inn of Bayfield or “Dial the Decade” Music Trivia at The Ashwood Bourbon Bar.

Saturday morning dawned with Yoga in the Park, well not too early, after all ladies’ need their beauty sleep. A few stalwart souls joined Instructor Jen Reaburn for a little bit of calm during this weekend of crazy fun.

On Saturday afternoon, participants could return to the tent for the Canadian Club Women & Whiskey Event that featured the wrap-up to the Scavenger Hunt that had been ongoing since Friday night.

And then it was time to share a few laughs with Comedian Elvira Kurt at the Bayfield Town Hall.

Sunday the ladies were left to their own devices that we’re sure entailed a little beach, a little browsing and a little brunch – after all, they were visiting Bayfield!

IMG_8853 The weekend was sponsored by Cowbell Brewing Co. of Blyth and participants were able to taste the new Kolsh at many of the Girls Getaway events.

IMG_8918 Leslie's of Bayfield was just one of the village businesses that showcased their fashions at the Kickoff event.

Lauren Heimrich and Bronwyn Bechard modelled fashions from The Wardrobe Bizaar.





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Town Wide Yard Sales - Saturday, June 4.

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Melody Falconer-Pounder


Once upon a time I had a “To Do List” notepad that was inscribed with the words, “Stop me before I volunteer again.” It made me chuckle every time I made my list of things I needed to do for the groups I volunteered for.

We’ve been home from vacation for just over two weeks now and I am right back into the thick of my volunteering as things always seem to wind up before they wind down for the summer.

Starting tomorrow the Penny Sale and Silent Auction for Camp Klahanie and Bayfield Guiding begins at 3 p.m. And then later on Friday and all morning Saturday we will add a yard sale to the fundraising mix.

We have had some fantastic prizes and items donated and I am grateful to all who have called or emailed or simply dropped everything to give me something when I’ve stopped by with my request letter in hand.

You are making a real difference for both the camp revitalization and the Bayfield Guiding girls. It is ambitious to take a group of girls on an overnight field trip to the big city. Busing alone will cost us about $1,600. But I am determined to give our girls some of the same experiences that girls that live in the city can have.

I am also very thankful to all those who will join me in making these events a success this weekend. I do not volunteer alone. In fact I am so glad to live in a community of like-minded souls as evidenced by my latest “To Do List” notepad that says, ”Those who can do. Those who can do more volunteer”. - Melody


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

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