Bookmark and Share   June 29, 2011   Vol. 2 Week 27 Issue 104

BLUE FLAGS HIGHLY RESPECTED 

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Councilor-at-Large for the Municipality of Bluewater, Tyler Hessel, spoke to the crowd gathered at the Bluewater Marina on Friday afternoon during the Blue Flag ceremony. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

STORY BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER

There are two blue flags flying over the Bayfield Main Beach and Municipality of Bluewater Marina this year. The significance of these symbols may be lost on those summer visitors who build sand castles on the beach or maneuver their boats out between the piers but Blue Flag is a highly respected and recognized international eco-label.

Across Canada there are only 16 beaches and three marinas that can fly Blue Flags in 2011. The Municipality of Bluewater was called upon to help the country achieve these when they were asked to participate in a random audit. The outcome of this audit would determine whether any locations in Canada could achieve Blue Flag status this year.

“The audit is really a question of how Environmental Defence is managing the Blue Flag Program in Canada. Five per cent of all applicants in the chosen countries are randomly selected to take part in the audit and the Bluewater Marina was selected for this year,” said Aiden Grove-White, program manager for Environmental Defence. “The audit asks very specific questions such as show evidence of your fire equipment and it must be photographic evidence and we must respond very quickly within 24 hours of the request.”

Grove-White went on to commend the staff of the Municipality of Bluewater and CAO Lori Wolfe for responding to the items needed for the audit very quickly. The audit was done in late winter so pictures of fire equipment half submerged in the snow blanketing the marina, as well as required pictures for other questions, were sent in.

“I am sure most of us have still not fully appreciated the full meaning of this international two-flag event, nor the significance of the random audit to Canada, had we not passed the Blue Flag testing criteria,” said Bayfield’s Ward Councilor Geordie Palmer. “I am sure we do not have to tell how proud we are, or how honored we feel, to be not just representing Bluewater, but also Huron County by the receipt of these awards.”

Beaches are awarded the Blue Flag based on compliance with 32 criteria covering environmental education and information; water quality, environmental management, safety and services. Marinas must comply with 24 criteria covering the same categories. All Blue Flags are awarded for one season at a time. If the criteria are not fulfilled during the season or the conditions change, the Blue Flag may be withdrawn. To learn more about the criteria visit www.blueflag.org

Of the three marinas designated in the country all are on Lake Huron. Grand Bend Marina and Port Franks Marina were recognized for the honor along with Bluewater. Neighboring community beaches, Station Beach, Kincardine and the Grand Bend Beach, were among the 16 beaches recognized.

Environmental Defence is the coordinator of Blue Flag Canada. They work with beach and marina managers, their partners, and community stakeholders to achieve the international Blue Flag award. The Blue Flag International program is managed by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), a non-governmental, non-profit organization promoting sustainable development through environmental education.

The concept of the Blue Flag was born in France. In 1985, French coastal municipalities were awarded with the Blue Flag for complying with sewage treatment and bathing water quality criteria.

Since 2001, many organizations and authorities outside Europe wishing for cooperation on spreading the Blue Flag Program have made applications to FEE.

With the expansion of the program, the criteria became more rigorous and unified. As of 2006 an international set of criteria is used with some variation within to reflect the specific environmental conditions of certain regions.

Youth hoist flags during Friday afternoon ceremony

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Extra attention this year was spent on the education aspect of the criteria for Blue Flag achievement. And for that reason a number of youth were asked to take part in the flag hoisting ceremonies. Local boys plus a visitor from Australia and a youngster from Kitchener-Waterloo, whose family has a boat in the marina, all helped raise the flags. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

 

A special duo Blue Flag Ceremony was held on the afternoon of June 24 at the Bayfield Main Beach and Bluewater Marina. Several groups were represented at the ceremony including: Municipality of Bluewater Council and Staff, County of Huron, Bayfield Ratepayers' Association, Bayfield Yacht Club, Bayfield River Valley Trail Association and Environmental Defence.

Lori Wolfe, CAO for Bluewater, brought regrets from Mayor Bill Dowson who was unable to attend due to conflicting events that afternoon. She then introduced Tyler Hessel, councilor-at-large for Bluewater who declared the Blue Flag achievement to be a true Municipality of Bluewater project. He also noted that extra attention this year was spent on the education aspect of the criteria for Blue Flag achievement. And for that reason a number of youth were asked to take part in the flag hoisting ceremonies.

Aidan Grove-White, of Environmental Defence, called it a great day for Bayfield and for all of Bluewater. He also noted that some of the educational programs created here in Bluewater were being picked up for use internationally signifying another great achievement for the community.

Italian youth to visit village as part of Lions Exchange

An Italian flag will be waving at the home of Dave and Penny Overboe, of Bayfield, as they welcome an Italian youth to their home for the month of July as part of the annual District A15 Lions International Youth Exchange Program.

The couple is looking forward to welcoming Luisa Maria Bertoli from Cremona in northern Italy. Luisa is 18 years old and attends high school in the "Classico Program". Her subjects of study are: Latin, Ancient Greek, Philosophy, Math, English, Italian, Biology, Physics, History of Art and History.

She lists her many interests as singing, playing the piano, horseback riding, skiing and swimming.

A seasoned traveler, Luisa has not only toured much of Europe but also visited China, Egypt, Turkey, Australia and the United States. Last year she participated in the Lions International Youth Exchange Program, traveling to Istanbul. According to the Overboes, her visit to Canada this year through the program will only broaden her knowledge of the world.

The Overboes, along with the membership of the Bayfield Lions’ Club, feel that Luisa’s visit to the best part of Ontario and her short stay in Bayfield will convince her to put the community at number one on her list of places to return.

To kick off the start of Luisa’s visit, the Overboes will be hosting an Open House at their home at 17 Euphemia St. on July 4th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you would like to attend please call 519 565-5786 for directions or more information.

west huron care centre opens 

Federal, provincial and municipal representatives joined Blue Water Rest Home staff in Zurich on June 24 to officially open the West Huron Care Centre.

The multipurpose centre occupies space in what was formerly a part of the Blue Water Rest Home, freed up during a recent redevelopment project. It offers a wide range of services for residents young and old, including daycare, counseling, job training and transportation coordination services.

“This new community centre is a very special project for Blue Water Rest Home, the community of Zurich and for everyone who lives in beautiful Huron County,” said Ben Lobb, MP for Huron-Bruce, on behalf of the Honorable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. “It will strengthen the programs offered here and help bolster Zurich’s already strong spirit of community now and for future generations. Most importantly, it has created local jobs and will provide much needed services to seniors and families in this area for years to come.”

“Through our infrastructure investments, we are building communities that give families and their children the support they need to grow, be healthy and succeed,” said the Honorable Carol Mitchell, MPP for Huron–Bruce. “The Government of Ontario is proud to help bring important infrastructure and new services and opportunities to the community of Zurich.”

“We are very pleased to provide our support for new services, particularly child care programs, in this area of the County”, said Neil Vincent, Warden of Huron County. “The local communities benefit from both social infrastructure and job creation to enhance our rural economy and way of life.”

“We envisioned the West Huron Care Centre as a community service hub to serve changing needs in this area,” said Board Chair at Blue Water Rest home, Ron Heimrich. “This Centre is the result of forming new collaborations with expert organizations, and making sure they have suitable resources to deliver their skills. We have been delighted to work with all our funding partners to achieve this goal.”

The governments of Canada and Ontario each contributed nearly $346,000 toward this project. The County of Huron contributed $140,000 and the Blue Water Rest Home contributed the balance of the total eligible project cost of more than $1 million.

Federal funding for this project comes from the Government of Canada’s $4-billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, which is providing funding to over 4,100 infrastructure projects across the country.

the hunt is on for the greatest trees of bluewater

 

The quest is now on to discover the great trees of Bluewater. As part of the Bluewater Blooms, Communities in Bloom, initiative people are being encouraged to join in the Great Tree Hunt and nominate a heritage or native tree in the municipality for recognition.

A Heritage Tree is considered to be a specimen of note, a part of a generation of photographs or associated with an historic person or community landmark. Or nominate a Native Tree, remarkable specimens of the Tulip Tree, Silver Maple or Red Oak varieties are but examples.

The Great Tree Hunt is running from now until Aug. 12. The winning trees will be researched and recognized in a future publication.

For entry forms, contact thyra.knudsen@gmail.com or www.town.bluewater.on.ca

For the second consecutive year, the Municipality of Bluewater is proud to be a part of the Communities in Bloom competition. The color scheme for this year’s “Bluewater Blooms” is red, purple, pink and blue. People will notice these colors in planters on the streets of Hensall, Zurich and Bayfield. The judges are coming to Bluewater July 11-13. More information will follow as the days draw near.


AN APPEALING EVENING

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Bayfield residents had an opportunity to help people rebuild their lives by supporting the Canadian Red Cross Appeal for Slave Lake Fire Victims on the evening of June 22. An evening of dining and dancing was held at The Docks Restaurant. Music was provided by Cactus Jam. The congregation of Trinity Anglican Church organized this event as part of their ongoing commitment to outreach in their community and beyond. The organizers are pleased to report that over $2,700 was raised through the appeal. A few of the key players for the successful evening took a break for a photo during the event., l-r: Colin Corriveau, owner of The Docks Restaurant; Arlene Darnborough, Suzanne Daniels and Brittany Duncan, the members of Cactus Jam; and Philip Keightley, Warden at Trinity Church. (Photo by Olga Palmer)

 

library

Looking for some summer reading at bargain prices? Look no further than the Bayfield Library, 20 Main Street. The library will be holding their annual Book Sale on July 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a good selection of used and near to new books, DVDs and magazines for sale.

optimist club

Children and youth are encouraged to take their bicycles for a spin around the Bayfield Arena on July 2 as part of the Bayfield Optimist Club’s Bike Rodeo.

This event is being held in conjunction with the Ontario Provincial Police. All participants must register and take part in a bike and helmet inspection prior to taking to the course.

Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. The rodeo events will start at 11 a.m. with various skill stations set up to practice bike safety for the summer.

All participants will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a reserved spot in an Outdoor Adventure Camp this summer with Outdoor Projects.

Participants will also watch cycling themed videos and receive a free gift.

movies in the park

Long-time residents have often talked fondly of going to Pioneer Park for a movie night on a warm summer’s eve and this year the tradition is returning.

For three Saturdays in July as dusk settles over this lakeside park a film will be shown under the stars. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to cuddle up and watch Tangled, on July 16 and Despicable Me on July 30.

Things may be a little livelier for the July 2 presentation of Mama Mia as the sing-along version will be offered for the crowd’s enjoyment.

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The congregation of St. Andrew’s United Church is inviting all in the community to come celebrate Canada Day with them. The church will make supper planning on this statutory holiday very easy as they are holding their annual Beef Barbecue on July 1.

The meal will be served starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Bayfield Community Centre.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and children six to 12 years are $6; youngsters five and under are free. Tickets are available by calling Janet Webster at 519 565-2353 or Marilyn Haw at 519 565-2716.

town hall

Miss Caledonia, a comedy written and performed by Melody A. Johnson is coming to the Bayfield Town Hall on the evening of July 9.

Johnson tells the story of farm girl, Peggy Ann Douglas’ quest for stardom. The tale is set in 1950s Ontario when the most proven route to Hollywood was to enter as many pageants as possible. Brimming with love, comedy and a staggering work ethic the production is a delightful exploration of optimism and reality down on the farm.

The 8 p.m. performance is a fundraiser for the ongoing upkeep of the Bayfield Town Hall by the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society.

Tickets are $35 each. A cash bar will be available and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are available from Jane Rowat, 519 565-5838; Ernie King Music in Goderich, 519 524-4689 or at ticketscene.ca

The evening is sponsored by OLG.

pioneer park

The annual Pioneer Park Rummage Sale doesn’t happen over night, organizing this large fundraiser which benefits beautiful Pioneer Park takes a lot of time and planning, as well as the generosity of the community in donating gently used items to sell.

The organizers are looking for unique, nearly new, antique or quality cast offs for the 64th annual sale to be held on July 8 from 7-9 p.m. in the Bayfield Arena.

Anyone requiring an early drop off of items can contact Terry at 519 565-2972 or Bud at 519 565-5322, otherwise items can be dropped off at the arena on July 7-8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The following items cannot be accepted: clothing, shoes, magazines, encyclopedias, large appliances, building materials, mattresses, soiled or broken items. Please note that baby furniture, sports equipment and electrical items must be approved by the CSA.

Items are also being sought for the Silent Auction. If you would like to provide an article or service to be bid upon please contact Bud at the number listed above.

General inquiries about the event, including, volunteer information can be directed to Julie at 519 824-0141.

books and brunch

Book lovers will want to mark the following dates on their calendars so as not to miss every chance to meet and greet several talented authors.

A book signing with a Huron County author is set for July 9 from 1-3 p.m. at the The Village Bookshop. Kim Burgsma, author of “Almost Eden” will be on hand to sign copies of her book.

Midsummer Night’s Readings at the bookshop will return on July 3 with Dawn Promislow doing the reading. A second event will be held on July 31 featuring Ian Hamilton. Both readings are free of charge and begin at 7 p.m.

And finally, on Aug. 21 The Little Inn of Bayfield will play host to a Books and Brunch with Alissa York starting at 12:30 p.m. Tickets for this event are $30. They can be purchased at The Village Bookshop, 20 Catherine St. or by calling 519 565-5600 or emailing mbrown@thevillagebookshop.com

concert series

Summer is here and there is no better time to kick back and enjoy the music.

The Bayfield Concert Series has perfect performers like, Jenn Grant with opening act, Wsg, to enhance the holiday mood created on a fine summer’s evening. They will grace the town hall stage on July 14.

The concert will be held in the Bayfield Town Hall with the doors opening at 8 p.m. and the show starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and are available now at www.ticketscene.ca

Sadly for those yet to get tickets, Ron Sexsmith’s Summer Show to be held on July 22 is now sold out.

Optimist Play Day

July 9 is the date for the Bayfield Optimist Club’s annual Play Day extravaganza. This day of good old-fashioned fun for the children will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn beside the Bayfield Fire Hall.

Magician Daniel Steep, of Clinton, is scheduled to perform and a talented face painting clown will also offer her skills to shiny faced youngsters. Fire truck tours, games and crafts are also on the docket.

All this frivolity is sure to create an appetite – hotdogs will be served up hot from the barbecue.
This is a free event. Members of the Bayfield Optimist Club, who are proud to have the mandate, Friends of Youth, are the organizers.

fitness fun

Summer is officially here and now that all those good fitness habits have been established it is time to get out and enjoy not only the weather but a variety of opportunities to keep fit as well.

One Care is sponsoring several programs for both men and women to stay fit over the summer months. The following activities are scheduled to run from now until August.

Dancefit and Toning classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. The cost is $40 for four months or $3 per class. The Sit and Get Fit classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. The cost is $1 per class.
Both of these fitness opportunities are held at the Bayfield Community Centre.

For the more adventurous among us, there is Pole Walking. Walks for women will start at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, while the men can venture out on Mondays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. All walks begin from 6 Main Street and poles are provided free for those who require them.

A Yoga Class will be held at the Bayfield Town Hall starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. New for the months of July and August is a Yoga Class to be held in Pioneer Park on Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. weather permitting. The cost for either yoga experience is $3 per class and participants are asked to bring a yoga mat.

Call 519 565-2202 for more information on the above exercise opportunities.

For those people looking to exercise their minds, Women’s Bridge is played every Wednesday at 1 p.m. No partner needed to play the cost is $1.50 per game. For more information call Brenda Blair 519 565-2881.

Mah Jongg games and lessons are also offered on the first and third Mondays of the month starting at 1 p.m. Call 519 565-2468 for more information.

Both Bridge and Mah Jongg are played at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.

Bridge lessons and Duplicate Bridge games are offered in Goderich. Tom Rajnovich is the Goderich bridge contact 519 524-6374.

Bayfield residents can join the Zumba craze as classes are now being held in the village. Zumba is a dance fitness class that combines Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves, creating a calorie burning dance party suitable for all ages.

ZUMBA classes continue in the village with Instructors, Alison de Groot and Lorraine Dietz. One-hour classes are held Monday mornings starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Bayfield Town Hall and evening classes are held at the Bayfield Community Centre on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact de Groot at bayfieldzumba@gmail.com.

 


 

 

REMEMBER ME?

There are countless photographs of people in the Bayfield Historical Society’s Archives collection, but sadly their names were never recorded. In this section we will showcase an image with the hopes that one of our subscribers might be able to identify the individual(s) in the photo. Please email your information to the Editor’s attention at the address listed near the bottom of the page in “Submissions” or you can email the archivist directly at bayarchives@tcc.on.ca or click on the image and make a comment on Flickr. You can view the entire Collection of Remember Me Photos: Volume 2 on Flickr as well.

This week, we salute the upcoming Canada Day holiday with a picture taken on Main Street in 1966 during “Christmas in July”. Records show the men in the picture are Santa and Reeve McFadden.

Remember 104



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

 

ISSUE 102

Remember 102

In Issue 102, a photo from the Bayfield Fall Fair taken in 1973 is featured. Records indicate that Bert Dunn is in the photo but which gentleman is he? And who are the others in the photo?

ISSUE 103

Remember Me 103

In Issue 103, with summer vacation fast approaching for area school children we featured a photo taken of students in the Junior Room at the public school in 1955. Mrs. Vina (Will) Parker was the teacher. Jackie Thompson (Weston) recalled that the teacher used to bring Rock, her dog, to school and he would lie under her desk all day. She was also able to identify a number of the students in the room that was on the first floor of the old school. The Senior Room for Grades 5-8 was located upstairs. Seated in the desks on the left side of the picture are: Doug Telford and Garfield Merner; behind them are Bud Jamieson and Tutor Wain; behind them, Terry Fitzsmons; and then Pat Snyder and Susan Adams. On the right she recognized: Mary Elizabeth Irwin, Ted Heard, Janice Merner, Linda Gemeinhardt, Joyce Scott, Ellen Lindsay, Shirley Darnbrough (Boyce), Gayle Turner (King) and Phil Turner (under window).

 

 


 

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100th issue celebration contest

homes and buildings revealed - Many also featured on historic walking tour


ONE - 14 Main Street North
14 Main Street North - George Brownett, shoemaker, built this store in 1855, typical of local commercial buildings at that time. It still has its original wood-board exterior. Over the years the store has been home to shoemakers, a watchmaker, a butcher, and a woollen shop. Today is is home to a ladies' clothing store.

TWO - 32 Bayfield Terrace
32 Bayfield Terrace - William Jowett had this house built in 1898 on the site of the former Ocean Hotel. A later owner of the property, Maud (Ferguson) Rhynas, named it Shangri-la and local folk still refer to it as such.

THREE: 32 Main Street North
32 Main Street North - Built of Bayfield brick in 1858, this charming Ontario Regency style house was built by James Davidson. Will Ferguson, a captain on the Great Lakes lakers, lived here with his family. It is said Ferguson hosted the captain of the Malta and his dog after it went aground in 1882.

FOUR - 5 Tuyll Street
5 Tuyll Street - This stately home overlooks Lake Huron.

FIVE: 12 Keith Cres.
12 Keith Cres. - This home is believed to have been built in the 1870s and was the rectory for neighboring Trinity Anglican Church from 1876 to 1880. It has been in the same family since the 1940s.

SIX: 7 Chiniquy Street
7 Chiniquy Street - This two storey house was built between 1895 and 1899 by Richard Bailey, the owner of the Commercial Hotel, now known as The Little Inn of Bayfield. The front facade is of interest architecturally for its central tower flanked by identical open porches The house was purchased by the congregation of Trinity Anglican Church in 1948 and was used as the rectory until 1953.

 

PHOTOS AND STORY BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER

Last week we announced that Bill and Carol Stephenson, of Varna, were the winners of our 100th Issue Celebration Contest. The contest encouraged people to get out in the village and find the houses and buildings that matched the doors, windows, and fancy trim shown in Week 23 Issue 100.This week those homes and buildings are revealed.

All of the featured houses and buildings are over 100 years old and eight of the ten are featured in the Bayfield Historic Walking Tour booklet released in Jan. 2010 and now in its third printing. The booklet is based on notes of a Guided Walking Tour composed by Elaine Sturgeon, volunteer archivist from 2001-08. These notes were revised and expanded by Dianne Smith and produced by the Bayfield Historical Society, Ralph Laviolette, current volunteer archivist, and Dave Gillians, then historical society president. Its production was funded by memberships, donations and a grant from the Huron Heritage Fund.

The Historic Walking Tour booklets are now available for $5 each at the Bayfield Archives Room on Main Street or by calling 519 565-2454. The booklet is in a 5.5 X 8 inch format and includes a map at its centre. The booklet was created to compliment the Bayfield Historical Society guided walking tours that depart from the Bayfield Archives Room every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. during July and August.

 

SEVEN: 25 Main Street North
25 Main Street North - This elegant Georgian-style building was built as a combined residence and store by Donald Fraser in 1855. For over a hundred years a general store operated in this location under a variety of owners. From 1947-73 the post office could be found in the west corner. In 1952 a car crashed into the left side of the building destroying the beautiful windows with delicate mullions that can still be seen on the right half of the building. The building has a rich history. It is said that a bright light from a supper being held by the Orange Lodge on the second floor caused the schooner Malta to run aground as they mistook it for the lighthouse at Goderich. Today is it is home to an optometrist office and a retail store aptly named, "The Bayfield General Store."

 

 

EIGHT: 28 Bayfield Terrace
28 Bayfield Terrace - John Wilson, also known as Gentleman Jack, had this house built in 1876. It was built in two parts, the western part in the early 1900s. It has a second staircase. Mary Simpson opened a boarding house here sometime in the 1900s.

 

 

NINE: 13 The Square
13 The Square -Dr. Richard Stanbury, a physician and one-time reeve of the village, had this house built in 1890. It is an imposing structure with its soaring tower. Stanbury and his family lived here until the 1900s. In the 1950s it was converted into a nursing home. In 1999, it was restored to its former elegance and is now home to "The Spa in Bayfield".

 

 

TEN: 19 The Square
19 The Square - Reeve James Burns built this fine residence in 1895. Craftsmen from Zurich, Clinton, Seaforth and London were called upon in its construction. Burns lived in the house only a few years. It was sold in 1908 to William R. Jowett. After Jowett, it was the home of Capt. John Ferguson until 1945. Brigadier Frederick Clift bought the home in 1963 and named it Clifton. He resided here until the 1990s. In more recent years it was a bed and breakfast known as Clifton Manor. Today it has been returned to a private home.

 

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A more detailed history on many of the homes and buildings shown here can be found in the Bayfield Historic Walking Tour booklet available now at the Bayfield Archives. (Submitted photo)

 

 

 


 

PIXILATED — image of the week

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Coming in for a landing by Cate Cuerden

Email your photo in Jpeg format to bayfield.breeze@villageofbayfield.com with the subject line Subscriber Photo of the Week. or...Upload your photo to Flickr.

I am looking for the Bayfield that is a delight to the eye – please share photos with a touch of whimsy, beauty, humor or a sense of fun. If you are to include people in your photos be sure to have their permission to publish their picture on-line and also send in their names and where they are from. And don’t forget to tell me who took the photo for proper credit to be issued

 

 

 


 

 

 

GramelBW
Melody Falconer-Pounder

SUBMISSION

I came to Bayfield 25 years ago for a summer job opportunity and never left. Many village residents have similar stories – the community has some sort of gravitational pull – maybe the lakeside cliff is magnetic?

From Canada Day to Thanksgiving this is probably when the attraction is the strongest and it is when our community really shines. For Canada Day we ease into the calendar slowly with a beef barbecue, bike rodeo, book sale and outdoor movies. Then the next weekend the summer schedule really gets rolling. We’ve got the Pioneer Park Rummage Sale, Play Day, Firemen’s Breakfast and Vettefest in the works and those are but the highlights.

I guess what I like about Bayfield is despite the hectic pace we sometimes set for ourselves you can always go to the nearest ice cream stand, order a double dipped cone and partake in the icy treat as you stroll slowly along tree lined streets sharing summer dreams with a friend or two.

But beware that old magnetic pull. It is sure to draw you to Pioneer Park to watch the sunset. - Melody

 

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

Please email me at
bayfield.breeze@villageofbayfield.com or call 519-565-2443.
Hope to see you online soon at
www.villageofbayfield.com 


 


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