Bookmark and Share   Oct. 26, 2016   Vol. 8 Week 44 Issue 382

winners of huron county art show announced

Honorable Mention Winners at the Art Show Opening were Carol Meredith, Susan Peck O’Brien, April Patry, 2016 Art Show Judge, Director, Southampton Arts Centre: Elizabeth Van den Broeck, Bonnie Sitter, Elizabeth French-Gibson, Senior Curator, Art Show Coordinator; and Huron County Warden Paul Gowing.(Submitted photos)  

The County of Huron and the Huron County Museum are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Huron County Art Show.

William Creighton, of Goderich, took first prize with an art piece entitled, “Country Roads”. Michele Miller, of Port Albert, earned second prize with a work entitled, “Quiet Harmony”.

Six entrants received Honorable Mentions including: David Bishop, of Brussels;
Carol Meredith, of Bayfield; Elizabeth Van den Broeck, of Goderich; Susan Peck O’Brien, of Wroxeter; Scott Ramsay, of Blyth; and Bonnie Sitter, of Exeter.

The two winning artworks will become part of the Huron County Art Bank with a purchase award from the County of Huron. Artworks in the Art Bank remain on display in various county buildings.

This year’s show features 43 artworks by artists from across Huron County. The 2016 Huron County Art Show & Sale is on display from now until Dec. 18 at the Huron County Museum in Goderich.

Visitors to the exhibit are invited to submit their vote for their favorite artwork with a special ballot available at the Huron County Museum. Votes will be tabulated and the prize for viewer’s choice will be announced at the Museum’s Holiday Open House on Dec. 4.

The special exhibit is open to the public during Museum hours Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., extended hours Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Regular admission rates apply.

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1st-Creighton-Country RoadWilliam Creighton, of Goderich, took first prize with an art piece entitled, “Country Roads”.

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Michele Miller, of Port Albert, earned second prize with a work entitled, “Quiet Harmony”.  

Syrian families enjoy first Canadian Thanksgiving 

Four Syrian families enjoyed their first Canadian Thanksgiving by sharing a meal with volunteers from the Exeter United Church Sponsorship Group at the Hay Town Hall in Zurich on Oct. 10.(Photo by Diane Pavlick)  

On Oct. 10, four families from Syria, the newest residents along Ontario’s West Coast enjoyed a special Thanksgiving meal together at the Hay Town Hall in Zurich.

The El Muhammed Family from Zurich, comprised of Rustem, Felek, Aras and Lilas; the Kanjo Family from Exeter, that include grandparents Mohammad and Rahima as well as Yahya and Moumena, Zakarya, Mohammad; the Almajarish Family from Exeter, Ibraheem, Fatima, Sham, Mohammed andShahid; and the Almassad Family from Egmondville, Sharif, Abir, George, Joseph and Wedad, all attended the meal.

“It was a special joy for the community volunteers that have been working with the families on settlement to share the time together over Canadian and Syrian dishes that everyone brought. It was wonderful for everyone to be together to share the first Canadian Thanksgiving for our new friends”, said Pauline Overholt-Tait, on behalf of the volunteers with the Exeter United Church Sponsorship Group. 

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Time of our lives expo an event filled day for vintage adults 

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Bayfield’s Home for Good will host “The ‘Time of Our Lives’ Expo” on Nov. 3 and it is shaping up to be a really great day for those enjoying a vintage adults’ lifestyle!

The Expo will be held at the Bayfield Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Schedule of Events:
10:30‐11 a.m - Easy Exercises to do at home (One Care demonstration)
11 a.m. to noon – Downsizing Seminar (Just in Time Professional Organizer, Pauline Huffman)
noon to 1 p.m. - Bayfield Ukulele Society entertains with singalong favorites
1-2 p.m – Executor Responsibilities & Estate Planning Workshop (with Neil Murray from TD Wealth Management
2-3 p.m. – Housing Issues in Bayfield (Dave McLaren)
3-3:30 p.m. – Tai Chi & Pole Walking Demos

Throughout the day, Charles St. Market of Bayfield will operate refreshment booth as well as a catered lunch. Exhibitors have been so generous that organizers should be able to draw for a door prize every half hour. Gift baskets, locally roasted coffee, and credits towards various services have already arrived. There will also be free massage and footcare sessions, plus attendees can test drive an electric scooter.

Exhibitors at the event will be: Bayfield Hearing Clinic, Bayfield Mews Lifestyles+, Boomers Magazine, Boughen Foot Care, Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), CCAC Self Management Program, Elder Abuse Prevention Group, Goderich Place Retirement Residence, Harbour Hills Retirement Suites, Huron County Alzheimer Society, Huron County Library, Huron Hospice, Just In Time Solutions Professional Organizer, Michael’s Pharmasave – Mobility Aids, One Care Home & Community Support Services, One Care Exercise & Polewalkers, Registered Massage Therapist: L. Dietz, Robin Hood Tours, Shop4U – Bayfield’s Personal Shopper, South West HealthLine, Taoist Tai Chi, The Spa in Bayfield, Tuckersmith Communications (TCC), and West Huron Care Centre: Bluewater Rest Home.

The Government of Ontario is a sponsor of this event.


Some of the members of Bayfield Guiding were pleased to present Dave Gillians, of the Bayfield River Flats, with a donation of $375 toward the land purchase on Oct. 19. The girls, age five years to 16, ran a hotdog and popcorn barbecue at Bayfield Foodland on Oct. 15 to raise the money. The girls and young women are indebted to Bayfield Foodland for donating the food items and Bayfield Garage for the propane for the barbecue, their generosity allowed them to give all the money collected to support the cause. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

Horseman appointed chief of emergency services 

Announced during the Huron County Council committee meeting on Oct. 19, Jeff Horseman has been appointed to the position of Chief of Emergency Services. Horseman has been acting in the role since May of 2015 and the appointment formally takes effect November 1st.

“I’m very proud to serve as the Paramedic Chief and I appreciate the confidence and support of County Council,” said Horseman. “I look forward to maintaining our outstanding service levels and to continue working with the devoted paramedics and professional staff at the County of Huron.”

The Huron County Emergency Services Department is dedicated to leading and promoting the improvement of health and public safety for our citizens. The department provides paramedic care, emergency management services, and works with allied agencies to educate the public about safety and accident prevention.

“Jeff has demonstrated his abilities and commitment to excellence,” said Brenda Orchard, Huron County CAO. “He has earned the respect and confidence of staff, management and Council, and so I’m pleased to appoint him to this position.”

At the same meeting, Horseman, along with paramedics Mark Crawford, Bill Lewis, and Marion Taylor were recognized as recipients of the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada. This award is presented to paramedics who have served for at least twenty years in a meritorious manner characterized by the highest standards of good conduct, industry and efficiency. These four individuals received their awards at a ceremony hosted by the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs on Sept. 29 in Collingwood.


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On Oct. 1, volunteers and members of the Bayfield Anglers' Association (BAA) released 60,000 Rainbow Trout fry into tributaries of the Bayfield River. This group has, on average, released approximately the same number of fish annually since the mid-1980s. The BAA expect another great season in 2017 and would like to congratulate their membership for all their hard work, feeding and raising these fish for the past six months. (Photos by Bruce Johnston)


witches walk

The Second Annual Witches Walk in The Ashwood Woods is set for Oct. 29.

Those who dare can take part in a spooky walk along the trails from 6-8 p.m. Those who are too spooked for the woods can enjoy stories read by Martha Beechie from The Village Bookshop instead.

Hotdogs and apple cider will be available by donation. All proceeds to be shared between Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Huron and Blue Bayfield.

An after party will take place at The Ashwood Bourbon Bar where they will be serving up chilli and Bourbon Apple Cider.

To learn more please contact The Ashwood Inn by calling 519 565-4444.


The Little Inn of Bayfield invites everyone to an evening of suspense, murder and intrigue! As they host a Murder Mystery extravaganza on Nov. 5.

“The Black Pearl Murder Mystery” will be presented by Bayfield’s very own talented author and historian, Judy Keightley and will feature many local and notable village talents.

The dinner and show is $58 per person. There is limited seating so people are encouraged to call 1-800-565-1832 to reserve their seat.

Lest we Forget 

Remembrance Day 2016 will mark 100 years since the 161st Huron Battalion marched off to war. That is just one reason the community is encouraged to honor all those who have endeavored to keep the citizens of this country safe for decades as well as those who continue to do so on a daily basis.

The Village of Bayfield will celebrate Remembrance Day on Nov. 6 starting at 10:45 a.m. at the cenotaph in Clan Gregor Square.

Bayfield’s services are held on the Sunday prior to Nov. 11, when musicians and clergy can avail themselves to the smaller centres.

The outdoor portion of the ceremony will begin with a parade of veterans, legion representatives, and local members of Guiding and Scouting marching along Main Street to the cenotaph.

Those who attend the service are invited back to Trinity Anglican Church for refreshments.

In addition, on Nov. 11, a Remembrance Day Service will be held in St. Joseph Memorial Park located at the corner of the Zurich-Hensall Road and Hwy. 21. St. Joseph & Area Historical Society is hosting the service.

wine and cheese 

The Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) has a Wine and Cheese Information Evening planned for Nov. 4 in the Bayfield Community Centre from 7-9 p.m.

Other beverages will be available. Anyone interested in finding out about the BAS can have a relaxing evening and all questions answered. The organization needs dedicated folks who want to ensure the fair remains a vibrant part of the community. All those attending have the opportunity to win some door prizes also.

The BAS is seeking some community members to fill some of the Director and a few Committee Chair positions. This is an opportunity for people to add a voice and hand to new ventures and carry them out. Does the community want events such as a demolition derby, a baseball competition, a community promotional competition, a remote control road race, a 5 KM race, or any number of other events? They can happen with someone committed to being on the BAS Board.

The fair has been a source of entertainment and information for the community for 160 years and is now asking for the community’s support in providing leadership. The BAS welcomes everyone to its Information Evening.

Weavers and Quilters

The Huron Tract Spinners and Weavers and The Goderich Quilters' Guild will be holding a joint exhibition and sale at the Huron County Museum on Nov. 5-6.

There will be many quilted and woven items as well as other handcrafted fiber creations on display and for sale. On site demonstrations will also be taking place during the show and sale.

The joint exhibition will take place Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Admission to both days is free.

For more information, contact Betty Thomasson, of the Goderich Quilters' Guild, at 519 524-4695, or Karen Blackwell, of the Huron Tract Spinners and Weavers, at 519 524-4497.

flu clinic 

It is Flu shot season once again. The Bluewater Area Family Health Team is now holding Influenza Clinics within the municipality.

The next clinic will be held at the Zurich Community Centre on Nov. 2 from 4-6 p.m.

The Bluewater and Area Family Health Team will also provide shots at their Zurich location Monday thru Thursday from now until Nov. 30 from 1-2 p.m.

Those people receiving the shot are asked to wear a top with sleeves that will roll up easily and also bring their OHIP Health Card.


Those people who enjoy playing cards should mark on their calendars a special fundraising event for the Bayfield Town Hall

A Bridge and Mah Jongg Social will be held at the town hall on Nov. 2 starting at 1 p.m. A Wine and Cheese Party will follow the games.

Please call 519 565-2202 for more information or to buy a ticket.


Anyone wishing to learn how to play Mah Jongg should consider coming out for lessons to be held at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building on Mondays in November.

A simplified version of the game will be taught initially on Nov. 14, 21 and 28 starting at 1 p.m. The cost for the three lessons is $10.

Please call 519 565-2202 to reserve your spot.

Little Inn 

Psychic Medium Kelly Elson will share her gifts with those who attend “An Evening with Kelly” at The Little Inn of Bayfield on Oct. 29.

Elson, is an internationally renowned Psychic Medium, Forensic Psychic Investigator, Mentalist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regressionist, Writer, Teacher, Motivational Speaker and Retreat Facilitator.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are now available for $40 for just the show or add dinner for $70.

Please call 1-800-565-1832 or email for more information on this exciting event.


A refined but snobbish city couple relocates to the backwoods of Cricket County. Will they take up quilting and porch-rocking? Or will the social morés of the simple backwoods folk be turned upside down?

The Fields of Faith Players are proud to present,"The Real Housewives of Cricket County” written by Eddie McPherson under the direction of Garnet Colborne. Thirteen local actors from the Brucefield area and as far away as Blyth, are rehearsing hard for their upcoming performance. The production will support the Canadian Foodgrains ‘Fields of Faith’ growing project near Varna.

Performance dates are Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. each night at the Brucefield Community United Church in Brucefield.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and only $5 for children 12 and under.

Just phone the Brucefield Community United Church at 519 233-5755 or call Joe Laurie at 519 482-9265 to reserve seats.

Don’t miss this fun-filled fundraising theatrical offering of a Hillbilly Comedy that is sure to bring back memories of watching The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction and Green Acres. And y'all can stay for refreshments after the performance. Or browse the Canadian Foodgrains Bank merchandise available for sale. Of course, any donations over and above the ticket price are always welcome to the “Fields of Faith Growing Project.”

natural heritage plan 

The County of Huron has drafted the Huron Natural Heritage Plan to conserve the environmental systems and features, which are widely valued by county residents.

The community’s countryside supports many different land uses. While the prominence and benefits of agriculture are obvious, natural systems also provide vitally important social, economic and environmental services to the residents of Huron County.

The Huron Natural Heritage Plan (HNHP) defines natural heritage systems within Huron County and identifies tools to enhance and protect features like woodlots, rivers, ponds and meadows. The plan consists of two documents the HNHP Technical Document and the HNHP Implementation Strategy.

The HNHP Technical Document describes the methodology used to identify significant natural features and the natural heritage system in Huron County.

The HNHP Implementation Strategy defines the approach to protecting natural heritage features.

The success of the plan depends on landowners, municipalities and agencies working together to conserve our collective natural heritage.

The public is invited to provide input on the plan, which can be viewed at Please forward comments to, or call toll-free at 1-888-524-8394 Ext. 3 or attend an information open house.

The next Open House will be held at the Zurich Arena, 15 East St. in Zurich on Oct. 27. The times for this event is 7-9 p.m. with a staff presentation starting at 7:30 p.m.






Volume 8

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

Editor's Note: We are now adding the archive's code to the information supplied with the photographs so that if anyone would like to learn more from the Bayfield Archives about certain pictures they can use the code to make the process easier. 

This week, we begin a series of images to honor the many images of soldiers found in the Bayfield Archives Collection. The first to be featured is Ernest Kneeshaw in this image circa 1930. (Archives Code: PB 10050 PC)

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



PB10003 PC Remember Me 380 

In Issue 380, another river photo is highlighted. Records indicate that this image of “Dressers Boat” was taken circa 1900. (Archives Code: PB10003 PC)


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In Issue 381, in light of the campaign to purchase the Bayfield River Flats we are sharing an image of these men down by the river taken in 1908. Notes with the photo suggest that the three gents on the right side are John McLeod, Frank Keegan and Lois McLeod. Does anyone remember the two men on the left? (Archives Code: PB10001 PC)




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more than two hundred fishermen try their luck along the bayfield river

  It was a beautiful evening for fishing in the Bayfield River on Saturday night during the 38th annual Bayfield Lions Joe Brandon Memorial Rainbow Trout Derby.

Some veteran participants enjoyed all the comforts of home during the three day fishing event.

The trout derby is a family affair! This young family was spotted fishing along the Bayfield River during the event. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)

Saturday's weather was tremendous for competitors to fish along the pier. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)  

Derby winner, Lance Shultz with Lion Tom Grasby
The winning fish weighed in at 8.416 lbs and it was caught by Lance Shultz who took home $800 in prize money. He was also presented with the trophy by Lion Tom Grasby. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)

Second prize of $400 went to Scott Mallett with a fish weighing 8.19 lbs. Lion Tom Grasby offered congratulations. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)  


Two days of brilliant sunshine turned into a soggy final morning of the 38th annual Bayfield Lions Joe Brandon Memorial Trout Derby held on Oct. 14-16. But that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the 240 fishermen who signed up for the three day event at Rainbow Valley Campground.

The winning fish weighed in at 8.416 lbs and Lance Shultz took home the $800 prize money. Second prize of $400 went to Scott Mallett with a fish weighing 8.19 lbs and Les Bauld landed a trout weighing 7.59 lbs and that earned him a prize of $300. The Bill Thorpe Award for the 13 to 18 year old class went to Michael Gibson with his 5.52 lb trout and the Eric Earl Award winner was Jaimy Langille with her 5.54 lb rainbow.

Many thanks to Gary Brandon for his enthusiastic hosting of the event, Tas-Tee Queen Canteen for providing the food, Mark Osmendt and Shellie Hall for organizing the Saturday evening dance and all the participants and campers for making this another successful derby.

Two hundred and forty people took part in the 38th annual derby.

The colors along the Bayfield River peaked this week - providing a wonderfully colorful background to fish by.

A spot close to the bridge is a popular choice for fishermen.

IMG_1479 Les Bauld landed a trout weighing 7.59 lbs and that earned him a prize of $300. Lion Tom Grasby made the presentation on Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)

John Clifford (left) was the winner of a draw for a bar fridge that was donated by Lion Larry Simpson. Clifford is shown here with Lion Tom Grasby. (Photo by Tony Van Bakel)  





PIXILATED — image of the week


Rainbow Valley By Tom Slama

Email your photo in Jpeg format to with the subject line Subscriber Photo of the Week. or...Upload your photo to Flickr.

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







Melody Falconer-Pounder


There is a book in the Dr. Suess collection called, “Please Try to Remember The First of Octember” that my grandson, Graham, and I like to read when he comes to visit. It is all about how your wishes can come true when the First of Octember rolls around “because May is too early and June is too soon”.

Yesterday Graham and I started our day bouncing in a honey pot, shooting the evil ZZs for Buzz Lightyear, riding in a clam shell through Ariel’s Grotto, racing our horses on a carousel, spinning in tea cups and sailing around the globe. We followed this up with a high speed private boat ride to a land filled with wonderful things like giant Lego Sea Serpents and build your own Lego race cars. We stopped at a spot where they hand you free chocolate samples and then we shared the most "amazingly awesome” chocolate milk shake. Later we enjoyed a dinner together in a restaurant where we played games with bottles of ketchup while watching hobby horse races and dining on chicken fingers and french fries. And then before bedtime he swam in a pool that had water slides and a terrific splash pad.

During our evening storytime ritual, I said, “Guess what Graham?”

“What?” he said.

“I think today was the first of Octember.”

He smiled and said, “I think you’re right. Now we just need a skateboard TV!”

Well, we are in Disney World, my dear grandson, so anything seems possible but maybe we will have to wait for the Second of Octember for that wish to come true! - Gramel

P.S. We are currently publishing hiatus issues but will be back live on Nov. 9. Deadlines for submissions will be Nov. 6 at 4 p.m.


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