QUADRACYCLE RACE A HIGHLIGHT OF LIONS' SUMMER BARBECUE
PHOTOS BY JACK PAL
Victoria and Tony Scott were in it to win it!
Lion President Don Vance, Kathy Grey and Bill and Jane Rowat hosted the Bayfield Lions’ Club’s summer BBQ at the Rowat home on Sunday, June 24th.
Lion Chef Michael Potter prepared steaks for over 60 Lions members and partners, friends and potential new members.
One of the highlights of the event was the annual Quadracycle Race. The proud winners of the coveted trophy were Tony and Victoria Scott.
The Bayfield Lions’ Club sponsors various events in the village throughout the year and contributes to many local projects. New members are welcome - check out the Lions website to learn more.
One of the highlights of the Bayfield Lions' Summer BBQ was the annual Quadracycle Race.
Four pairs could compete in the Quadracycle Race at one time.
Winners of the coveted trophy from the Quadracycle Race were Tony and Victoria Scott. The trophy was presented to the couple by Lion Bill Rowat.
Lion Chef Michael Potter (right), assisted by Lion President Don Vance, prepared steaks for over 60 Lions members and partners, friends and potential new members.
Lion President Don Vance, Kathy Grey and Bill and Jane Rowat hosted the Bayfield Lions’ Club’s summer BBQ at the Rowat home on Sunday, June 24th.
generous donors could make rummage sale one of the best
Set a course for the 2018 Pioneer Park Rummage Sale to be held on the evening of July 13. (Submitted photo)
Donations are pouring in for the Pioneer Park Rummage Sale. Lots of wonderful goods, one of a kind treasures and home furnishings will be up for grabs at the must attend event of the summer now in its 71st year.
This year the sale will be held on Friday, July 13 at the Bayfield Arena. The outdoor sales begin at 6:30 p.m. while the Zamboni doors will open to the arena promptly at 7 p.m.
Organizers are very pleased and happy to thank everyone who has visited the drop off centre to date. The Quonset Huts at the north end of the village just off Hwy 21 is the location. The upcoming drop off dates are Saturday, July 6 and Monday, July 9. The open times are 10 a.m. to noon. After that, donations will be accepted, at the Bayfield Arena, on Thursday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Please be advised that while organizers are delighted with donations, there are some items that they cannot accept. These include: appliances including microwave ovens, children’s furnishings, clothing, shoes, computers, faxes, printers, large kitchen appliances and any electricals that are not CSA approved.
Volunteers make this event run smoothly and new ones are always welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text Mike Peirce at 312 618-5825. Veteran table team members are asked to contact their team captains now!
BRVTA hosting hikes offering flora, fauna and heritage
On Sunday, July 8, Peter Jeffers, Jack Pal and Adriaan Schreuder, volunteers with the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) will accompany hikers on an Active Hike (rather than a casual stroll) along the Lobb Trail.
Starting at 2 p.m. hikers will enjoy this beautiful, well-groomed trail with several river side
locations, gentle hills, scenic rest stops and some heritage interpretation plaques. The nature trail winds over an old pottery kiln and through a Homestead area, whilst there is also a Carolinian forest with flora and fauna typical of this type of habitat.
The hike will be approximately 7 KMs through mature woodlots with mushrooms and a variety of tree species. The difficulty is Level 3 along a natural path as well as one steep embankment and two sections of gradual hills.
The trail is located on Maitland Line, turn north/north east at Holmesville off of Hwy 8 on to Sharpes Creek Line and then turn north/north east on to Maitland Line. Parking can be found at the intersection of School House Road.
Anyone wishing to carpool should meet at the gazebo in Clan Gregor Square at 1:30 p.m. with an expected return time of 4:30 p.m. All are welcome to take part.
And then on Aug. 12, the Sawmill Trail will be the location for a Foresters Walk.
All are welcome to join the BRVTA for a walk with ABCA Forester Ian Jean starting at 2 p.m. Jean is very knowledgeable about forestry and is an avid naturalist. People are encouraged to bring their tree and birding identification books along.
There will be a number of stops on the way as Jean shares his knowledge of nature on the Sawmill Trail, one of the BRVTA’s original trails. This is a Carolinian forest with interesting flora and fauna as well as having a rich historical component. The Sawmill Trail also faces the Bayfield River Flats Natural Area, offering a unique perspective.
This walk will take about two hours over 2 KMS at a Level 2 difficulty with one steep hill at the beginning and end.
Those who wish to take part are asked to meet at the Sawmill Trail head at 1:45 p.m. The hike leaders will be Roger Lewington, 519 565-2202; Chris and Pam Bowers, 519 525-8850.
bayfield on the give peace a chance summer concert tour
Mark Staycer’s portrayal of John Lennon has been called "spot on" by thousands who have enjoyed seeing him "live" and in-person. His authentic singing style and Liverpudlian accent receive the thumbs up from Beatle people everywhere including those closest to the group over the years.
Louise Harrison, sister of Beatle George Harrison's said, "I thought they were playing John's records when I heard him."
Early manager Alan Williams: "Aye, yer a right sight, mate. Keep up the good work."
Shea Stadium concert promoter Sid Bernstein is quoted to have said, "Lennon lives again!"
Staycer performs in full costume and plays authentic-style guitars that were used by John Lennon during his Beatles and solo years. Thousands of enthusiastic fans have witnessed his stunning portrayal at theaters and venues around the world, including Beatles Week in Liverpool, Abbey Road on the River, and at music festivals across the United States and Canada.
And now audiences at the Bayfield Town Hall can too! Staycer will be performing two shows on July 15 a 2 p.m. matinee and an evening performance at 7 p.m.
Give Peace A Chance Summer Concert Tour A Production of the London Beatles Festival.
“ImagineLennon” is part of the Give Peace a Chance Summer Concert Tour, a production of the London Beatles Festival. It is sponsored by the Bayfield Town Hall and The Little Inn of Bayfield.
Tickets are $30 and are available now at Shop Bike Coffee Roasters in Bayfield or by calling 1-877-700-3130. Tickets can also be purchased at http://tickets.ticketwindow.ca/GivePeaceAChance-OntarioTour.
Library was rocking with rhythm on Saturday morning
John (right) and Melina Powers entertained 31 children during a special event at the Bayfield Public Library on Saturday. (Photos by Louise Sygrove)
Thirty-one children enjoyed the Rockin’ Rhythms” puppet performance by John and Melina Powers that was held at the Bayfield Public Library on June 30.
The event was organized by the Friends of the Bayfield Library at the suggestion of member, Louise Sygrove.
Organizers noted that everyone’s favorite “puppet” appeared to be the couple’s baby boy! However, there was also strong enthusiasm from the younger set for the show with the kids at times” storming the stage”.
Attendance blossomed to about 50 when adding in the parents and grandparents that also enjoyed the performance that concluded with the service of cookies, cake and lemonade in honor of Canada’s 151st Birthday!
The audience was filled with a very enthusiastic younger set who at times ”stormed" the stage.
THE RIVER JUNCTION BAND
On Saturday, July 14, the Bayfield Optimist’s invite people to “get their cowboy boots on” for an evening with The River Junction Band at the Bayfield Arena. The event will run from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and lunch will be provided. Tickets are selling for $30 and are available now at Brandon Hardware or any Optimist member For more information contact Kevin Burton at 519 871-4855. (Submitted photo)
The firefighters in our village will be up bright and early on July 7 to prepare for their annual Firemen’s Breakfast that will have people lining up for the 7 a.m. start of food service at the Bayfield Fire Hall.
And who wouldn’t line up for pancakes with real maple syrup, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, toast and juice, plus let’s not forget the Tim Horton’s coffee, generously donated by the Tim Horton’s of Exeter.
The cost for the breakfast is adults, $8; and children, $5. The event will conclude at 11 a.m.
Many thanks to the great crowd who came out last week to support the Bayfield Farmers’ Market annual Strawberry Social fundraiser. Fresh strawberry shortcake and the sweet sounds of the Bayfield Ukulele Society had everyone smiling. Like all good things in Bayfield, the market counts on volunteer help. A big thank-you to Dianne McKinley, Karen Ratcliffe and Diane Snell for their help at the shortcake booth.
Everyone’s favorite flower vendor, Cudmore Farms, is now back at the market. Visitors can look forward to seeing them every Friday throughout the summer.
RW Sharpening and Repair Services, a new addition to the community of vendors, joined at last week’s market. With 30 years of experience in the sharpening industry, business owner Suzy Lankin knows her stuff and has the loyal customer following to prove it. She was kept busy all afternoon sharpening on site. Lankin will be at the market every long weekend so round up your dull knives and tools.
July 6 will feature our usual lineup of outstanding vendors, offering you the best of locally produced veggies, fruit, meat, bread, granola, wine, cider, artisan crafts and so much more! Don’t forget to enter our free draw for a chance to win a market bag filled with products from our generous vendors.
The Bayfield Farmers’ Market is held every Friday until Thanksgiving, 3-7 p.m. in Clan Gregor Square.
Knox Presbyterian Church will be the location for the ninth annual Kintail on the Road – Vacation Day Camp every Wednesday at the church during July and August.
Camp Kintail, the area Presbyterian Church camp, will offer a Christian based Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The very capable and well-trained young adult staff of Camp Kintail will lead the children in days of games, songs and faith. The camp will be for children who have completed JK up to Grade 6. The children are welcome to attend all the sessions or just one or two.
The camp will run from July 4 until Aug. 22. The cost is $5 per child per day or $7 for two or more children. Lunch and snacks are provided.
For more information please call the church at 519 565-2913 and leave a message.
GARDEN TOUR FOR HOSPICE
A sample of the gardens to be open for tour. (Submitted photo)
Six of Bayfield’s most outstanding gardens are being opened to tour on Saturday, July 7 in support of the Huron Residential Hospice.
Visitors can take in the gardens while enjoying local music and art displays. A wide variety of garden styles and plant products are featured on this garden tour, which also includes two bonus projects, as well as refreshments.
The tour will run rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets and maps will be available at St. Andrews United Church on Hwy 21, across from Clan Gregor Square on the day of the tour. The cost will be $15 per person. Everyone is welcome, so bring the whole family!
July 14 is the date set for the annual Bayfield Boat Parade organized by the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce.
This fourth annual event will take place starting in the Bayfield Marina. In case rain clouds dampen the first date a second date is set for July 21.
Anyone with a boat, be it a yacht or a canoe are encouraged to drape it with lights and decorations and set sail just before sunset!
Prizes will be awarded for best decorated, costumes and creativity!
WEST COAST ASTRONOMERS
Now through July, the planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars make their best apparitions in many years and reveal fascinating detail through a telescope. Venus and Mercury are also visible as is Vesta, a big asteroid. The best part of the Milky Way returns with its hundreds of star clusters, nebulae, and star forming regions.
The West Coast Astronomers will aim for these and more, at their next Star Party, to be held at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 at the Agricultural Park in Bayfield, weather and sky conditions permitting. Look for the flashing light.
Visit www.westcoastastronomers.info for more details, locations and other times. Please reserve a spot on the Star Party page, so we can communicate with you in case the conditions are unfavorable. If you have doubt on the status of the event or have questions please call Guy at 519 868-6691 before the event. Everyone is welcome to join us, with or without a telescope. There is no fee. If you are an amateur astronomer, please feel free to join in with your telescope at sundown.
YOUTH TALENT SEARCH
If you sing, dance, play an instrument or perform in other ways, and are between the ages of six and 21 then the Rise2Fame Youth Talent Search is looking for you. It’s not too early to start practicing and perfecting your performance.
The Bayfield preliminary competition to the Western Fair Talent Search takes place on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Bayfield Community Fair, upstairs in the Bayfield Community Centre.
Junior competitions begin first at 7 p.m. with Youth competitions to follow. Check-in is at 6 p.m. This ensures that all registration documents are complete and that music can be lined up for the show. Be sure to read the rules very carefully online by visiting the website at https://www.westernfairdistrict.com/western-fair/rise-2-fame Registration must be completed online on the Western Fair site before Aug. 8.
Winners go on to perform at the Western Fair – a 37-year tradition that has touched the lives of thousands of talented youngsters from across the province.
Remember, Bayfield’s preliminary contest is one of the last before this year’s Western Fair. Categories of competition are (1) Vocal Solo; (2) Instrumental Solo; (3) Dance Solo; (4) Dance Group; (5) Vocal and/or Instrumental Group including bands; (6) Variety Solo and (7) Variety Group. Individuals can compete more than once in different categories.
Winners of the Bayfield preliminary Rise2Fame contest will perform again at the Western Fair on the Anne Eadie Stage during the first two weeks of September. At the Western Fair competition there are big cash prizes and trophies for final winners.
But you can’t win if you don’t enter the preliminary in Bayfield. Rise2Fame contestants, along with one adult, get free admission to the fair.
Entries for all preliminaries can be made on-line at http://www.westernfairdistrict.com/western-fair/rise-2-fame
Contact Charles Kalbfleisch at 519 565-2244 or Willi Laurie via email email@example.com or phone at 519 482-9265 for more information.
Green River Revival
Green River Revival, will have the audience rocking in their seats at the Bayfield Town Hall on Thursday, July 12th! Creedence Clearwater Revival was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 70s and Green River Revival is North America’s most authentic sounding CCR Tribute band.
Their 2016 live CD sounds so much like Creedence Clearwater Revival that producers at the CD company thought it was the real CCR. The members of this band have played in CCR tributes across Canada, Scandinavia and the US for the past two decades and then joined together to bring audiences the ultimate Creedence Revival.
Most people don't realize just how many songs they actually know in the show that features hit after hit after hit. All of these greatest hits will come back to you during this amazing live concert.
The doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Cash Bar.
For tickets call Mark at 519 521-2994 or Sue at 519 565-2551 or purchase them online at www.ticketscene.ca.
The Goderich Canadian Tire store, and owners, Shaun and Tracy Telfer, have been supporting the Hometown Heroes “Raise a Little Health” Fundraising Hockey game for the past five years! This year they are donating $1,500 in sponsorship and a $500 kayak for the silent auction. Accepting the kayak form Shaun Telfer (right) were l-r: Dan Stringer, Grace Bonnett, Jessie Payne and Jay McFarlan. The Telfers believe that supporting events like the Hometown Heroes Hockey Game supports the organizations involved and in turn, helps build a stronger community. Event organizers would like to thank Canadian Tire for their sponsorship, generous donations and continued support. Those who attend are encouraged to stop by the silent auction at this year’s game to check out everything it has to offer, including Canadian Tire’s donation of a kayak! The 2018 edition of the Hometown Heroes, “Raise a Little Health” Charity Hockey Game, will take place July 19 at the Goderich-Huron YMCA Maitland Recreation Centre. The puck will drop at 7 p.m. Tickets to the charity game can be purchased at Ben Lobb’s offices in Goderich and Port Elgin, Gateway Centre in Seaforth, the AMGH and the Goderich-Huron YMCA. Tickets are $10, adults; and $5, children. (Submitted photo)