Bookmark and Share   Nov. 13, 2013   Vol. 5 Week 47 Issue 228

Thirty-one new trees now grace village streets 

Some of the members of the Bayfield Tree Project joined the Mayor of Bluewater and the planting team for a photograph prior to the Fall Planting on Nov. 5. From l-r are: Cammo the Dog, Susan Drew, Ainslie Willock, Roma Harris, Margo Robeson, Sondra Buchner, Bluewater Mayor, Bill Dowson; Mark Falconer, Truus Dragland and Ryan Watterworth. (Photo by Judy Hodgins)

Folks about the village will have noticed that last Tuesday (Nov. 5) was a very productive day for the Bayfield Tree Project (BTP).

On Tuyll St. they planted: two Green Spire Lindens, one Tulip Tree, two Ornamental Pears, five Red Buds, six Elms and three Hackberry. In 2012, they planted some "Homestead" Elms on Tuyll St. at Colina St. This year, in the same location, they added some "Valley Forge" Elms. Curious individuals are encouraged to check the labels on the trees to see which is which. It should be noted that both varieties are resistant to Dutch Elm Disease.

On Ducharme Cres., off Hamilton St., they planted one each of the following: Tulip Tree, Maple, Hackberry, Sycamore and Red Oak plus three Sunburst Honey Locust. On Christie St. a Sunburst Honey Locust was planted.

On John St., kitty corner to the west end of the Bayfield Arena, they planted two Red Buds and a White Angel Crab Apple.

A total of 31 trees were planted.

“You'll also see that some of the trees that were previously staked have had the stakes removed to be reused and that "white guards" have been wrapped around the tree trunks to protect them from animals in the wintertime,” said Ainslie Willock, for the BTP.

On behalf of the membership she said, “A big thank you to all the homeowners who have agreed to slowly water the trees for 20 minutes once a week, during no-rain periods, for the next two years. This will help guide the roots down to the underground water supply.”

She also extended thanks to Verbeek's Farm and Garden Centre, of Clinton, for all their extensive work; Ontario Hydro, Tuckersmith Telecommunications (TCC) and Union Gas for providing all the locates prior to planting; the Bluewater Council and staff, Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) and the Bayfield River Trail Association, for all their support.

The project continues to be indebted to all those people who have made a donation toward tree plantings. Their names can be found on the BTP website, To join this growing group of donors beautifying the community and helping the environment, simply make a cheque out to ABCA with Bayfield Tree Project in the memo line. These can be mailed to: ABCA, c/o P.O. Box 164, Bayfield, ON N0M 1G0. ABCA will issue a charitable receipt for tax purposes.

The BTP are now planning for their spring planting, to learn more contact Sondra Buchner at or 519 565-2518.

Fall Foto Fest contest winners announced 

Reflections of fall captured in soap bubble floating in the air Bayfield Photo Festival.First Prize – A Weekend Fiat rental courtesy of Fiat London went to Mel Diotte for "Reflections of Fall Captured in Soap Bubble".

The first annual Bayfield Fall Foto Fest (FFF) is now a month past. At the regular meeting of the Photgraphy Club of Bayfield (PCoB) on Nov. 7, the winners of the FFF photo competition were selected by club members through a vote.

Over 330 photos have been submitted to date to the site. Of those submissions, 35 were entered in the competition for the three prizes.

The PCob are pleased to announce the following winners: first prize, a weekend Fiat rental courtesy of Fiat London, to Mel Diotte; second prize, a two day registration to FFF 2014 (Oct. 4-5), Janette Baillie; third prize, a one day registration to FFF 2014, choice of day, Judy Jewell. Honorable Mentions went to
Josephine Pockett and Dennis Pal.

Late Bloomer
Second Prize – A two day registration to FFF 2014, Oct. 4 and 5, was given to Janette Baillie for "Late Bloomer". 

Tree in the Mirror
Third Prize – A one day registration to FFF 2014, choice of day, was awarded to Judy Jewell  for "Tree in the Mirror".

“Thank you to all participants in FFF 2013 for making it so successful and for sharing your photos with us. Feel free to continue to post FFF photos for all to enjoy,” said Jack Pal, of the PCoB. “We look forward to your participation next year and encourage you and other readers to put the date of Oct. 4-5 in your calendar for FFF 2014. Our planning has already begun.”

Sawmill Trail Bayfield
Honorable mention - Josephine Pockett for "Mushrooms – Sawmill Trail".

Honorable mention -Dennis Pal for "Sawmill Trail Fall Palette".


annual tree lighting draws largest crowd ever


In Clan Gregor Square on the evening of Nov. 8 the air was very, very crisp and those people who gathered in the park for the tree lighting came all bundled up – the hot drinks served were indeed popular! It would appear that every year we try to convey just how large the crowd that gathered was and each year the crowd seems to grow and grow. This year it is probably quite safe to state that the largest crowd ever gathered in the park for the annual lighting of the lights.

While the crowd waited for the lights to turn on they indulged in hotdogs and hot drinks sold by the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society in support of the Bayfield Town Hall.

Karen Sealy, Interior Designer and frequent guest on City TV’s City Line, was given the delightful task of leading the crowd in a countdown to the switching on of the lights. She invited several really enthusiastic youngsters to help her count.

And following the countdown the park was all that more brightly lit thanks to the generosity of Tuckersmith Communications Corporation (TCC) who provided an additional 250 strands of lights for the trees in Clan Gregor Square.

Once the lights were shining it was time for Santa Claus to make his grand entrance off a Bayfield Fire Truck. Santa was afforded rock star treatment when people of all ages lined up on either side of the walkway leading to the gazebo for an opportunity to greet the jolly old elf. Even more youngsters waiting for their special moment on his knee when he reached his special chair greeted him at the gazebo. After time with Santa many families drifted off toward Main Street to check out the shops and restaurants on Main Street that were open late to mark the start of the holiday season.

Karen Sealy, Interior Designer and frequent guest on City TV’s City Line, was given the delightful task of leading the crowd in a countdown to the switching on of the lights. She invited several really enthusiastic youngsters to help her count.

Once the lights were shining it was time for Santa Claus to make his grand entrance off a Bayfield Fire Truck. Santa was afforded rock star treatment when people of all ages lined up on either side of the walkway leading to the gazebo for an opportunity to greet the jolly old elf.

Santa was greeted by a very large crowd with the youngest wishing to visit and the older folks wanting to document said visit with a camera or a camera phone.

Some youngsters weren't a bit shy to say, "Hello".

Seemingly hundreds of children lined up for a minute on Santa's knee.

Mary Brown welcomed everyone to the tree lighting on behalf of the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mayor of Bluewater, Bill Dowson, reminded everyone that Christmas is for children during his remarks to the crowd.

There were some wide eyes and some shy smiles as several children got their first live glimpse of Santa this holiday season.

Bailie Dayman, of Bayfield, enjoyed a visit with Santa at the tree lighting.

Many youngsters shared their wish list secrets quietly to Santa.


The attendance at “The Santa Trap” was absolutely tremendous. The event featured a reading of the book that was written by Jonathan Emmett combined with music by The Glee Sisters. The lead characters in the story were performed by l-r: Janice Nelson, Sondra Buchner and Blanche Savage. There will be more coverage of this fundraiser for the village food bank in next week's issue of the Bayfield Breeze. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)


at the pharmacy...

Pharmasave, Michael’s Pharmacy wants to help area residents live the best life they can. For this reason they are hosting two upcoming seminars for people living with Diabetes and blood pressure concerns.

Diabetes Management and Prevention will be the topic of discussion at a seminar to be held at the pharmacy on Nov. 26. Blood Sugar testing techniques will be highlighted. And then on Nov. 28, a Blood Pressure Management Seminar will be held with traditional and natural approaches being discussed.

Both seminars are free but as space is limited anyone wishing to attend should reserve a spot by calling the pharmacy at 519 565-4454.

Can’t make it to a flu clinic this fall? Never fear, the pharmacists at Pharmasave Michael’s Pharmacy and Bayfield can give the shot to anyone five years or older.

The shots will be offered on a walk-in basis, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to Pharmacist, Michael Ibrahim, people need to be monitored for about 20 minutes after they are given a shot to ensure they don’t react to it so people should allocate their time accordingly.

Letters to Santa

Bayfield residents will be pleased to know that Santa Claus will once again be receiving mail in his special mailbox at the new Post Office Box Building on Main Street in the Bayfield Library Complex.

Last year with the construction of the new building the box was relocated temporarily to the Bayfield Convenience Store (also home to the local post office). Santa’s elves were grateful for the assistance last year but are very happy to get back to the old routine. They have so very much to do at this time of year!

st. james', middleton

“Soup ‘N Sweets” sounds like the perfect comfort food to indulge in for a good cause. The congregation of St. James’, Middleton will be hosting said luncheon on Nov. 17 starting at noon.

On the menu will be homemade soups, fresh breads, beverages and some great desserts! A free will offering shall be collected for the Huron County Christmas Bureau. The luncheon is scheduled to start following the 11 a.m. church service at noon. All are welcome to join in worship prior to the meal.

Lions' Club

The Bayfield Lions’ Club members have recently added a BLOG page to their website: They hope to initiate discussion on topics of interest to the community.

Their introductory piece speaks to the future of the Bayfield Arena. They hope to hear from people and encourage everyone to outline their thoughts on the future of the building.

According to Lion Dave Nearingburg, this opinion piece is not the official position of the Bayfield Lions’ membership but merely meant to initiate discussion. He invites others to feel free to add their comments.

Fire Department 

The Bayfield and Area Firefighters are pleased to announce that they were able to collect eight carts full of food donations and just over $400 in cash donations during Christmas in Bayfield on Saturday (Nov. 10).

The firefighters collected food along the Santa Claus Parade route as well as at the Bayfield Foodland store following the parade until early afternoon.

The collected food and cash were then given to Blessings in Zurich.

According to Fire Chief, Ian Siertsema, “The support and generosity of the community is greatly appreciated by the foodbank.”

aviva fund voting

Three Camp Klahanie veteran campers enjoyed a weekend at the property on Nov. 2-3 after four long years. They invite everyone to vote for the camp in the third round of the AVIVA Fund Competition. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

Four years of challenges and negotiations resulted in the Camp Klahanie, located between Bayfield and Goderich on Hwy. 21, being sold to the Goderich Lions Club. It is now being revitalized for youth in Huron County and beyond to use and will officially open in Spring 2014.

Camp Klahanie has a bright future ahead of it and it could be even brighter if the Goderich Lions Club is successful in their quest to make it into the Top 10 in the third and final round of the AIVA Community Fund competition that began on Nov. 11.

At the time the Bayfield Breeze was published on Wednesday morning, Camp Klahanie sat in ninth place in the voting. They need the community’s help to stay in the top 10. If all of the current supporters vote everyday in the third round and others rally their support the idea has a very good chance of making it to the semi final and a chance at winning $50,000.

One of the goals of the Camp Klahanie Board of Directors and Lions members is to provide better facilities for co-ed camping opportunities. A second building with washrooms is needed to realize this goal. In addition there are dreams of having a hiking trail around the property and individual camping bunkies hidden in the woods for campers to fully enjoy camping in nature. Beyond the dreams there is a real need to replace the roof on the kitchen building and picnic shelter in the very near future.

The Aviva Community Fund is, according to their website, “an annual competition that is changing Canadian communities by bringing great ideas to life. The most popular ideas, as determined by passionate Canadians like you, will have a chance to win a share of the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund.”

People are encouraged to vote for the cause everyday to help the project move to the semi-final. New voters will have to register but all it takes is an email and a password. Here is the link Anyone on Facebook who would like helpful voting reminders is asked to join the group known as: “Goderich Lions Club – Camp Klahanie Revitalization”.

bayfield concert series 

An evening with iconic singer-song writer Dan Hill is next on the docket for the Bayfield Concert Series.

Hill is perhaps known best for the ballad "Sometimes When We Touch".

Meades Bros, with sponsorship from, will host this concert at the Bayfield Town Hall on Nov. 28. Tickets are $40 and are available at The Black Dog and Luxe Clothing Co. in Bayfield as well as from

garden club 

Members, invited guests and those who wish to join the Bayfield Garden Club are welcome to share in the Annual Fall Potluck on Nov. 18.

The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church.
Those who attend are asked to bring a dish to share plus their own plate and cutlery. A short annual meeting will be held at the conclusion of the evening.

Photographer, Jen Smith will be the guest speaker. She will share how she transforms who photos into an art form for framing. She will bring her collection to share and pieces will be available to purchase.

CPH Auxiliary 

For many Bayfield residents Clinton Public Hospital (CPH) is their choice for healthcare and therefore the work of the Auxiliary to the CPH should be of interest.

The auxiliary members are once again organizing their Gift of Light Campaign. Tickets for a light or lights to be presented as a gift or in memory of a loved one are available now from auxiliary members, the CPH Gift shop, CPH Admitting or by calling Shirley Carter at 519 482-7776.

Donations are used to fulfill new equipment needs at CPH.

The auxiliary invites the community to join them at their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to be held on Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment, refreshments and draws will follow the ceremony in the CPH Waiting Room.

town hall 

The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society would like to invite people to ring in the New Year in black and white.

A “Black and White New Year’s Celebration” will be held at the Bayfield Town Hall on Dec. 31 starting at 8:30 p.m.

There will be dancing to the music of Starsoundz DJ. Party favors, appetizers and a glass of champagne at midnight are included in the $25 per person. Cash bar.

Participants are encouraged to dress up or dress down in black and white to ring in 2014 with friends and family.

Tickets are now available at, Ernie King Music in Goderich, or by calling Kate at 519 565-4404 or Pat at 519 565-2572.

operation christmas child 

It is the time of year when many local churches and schools start packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child a program organized by Samaritan’s Purse Canada.

Samaritan's Purse Canada is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970.

The members of the Church on the Way in Bayfield want to invite people not affiliated with a church or school that might like to become involved in the project to receive an empty shoebox from them. Instructions come with the box as to how to pack it and what to fill it with. Tax receipts are also available for donations. The national collection week is scheduled for Nov. 18-24.

To learn more or to receive a box please contact Larry Truman at 519 482-5506.

Bayfield Guiding

Got milk? Bayfield Guiding has the cookies to go with it.

The chocolatey mint Girl Guide Cookies are back for a limited time this autumn. They are selling now for $5 a box and are available from Bayfield Guiding members.

Profits from the cookies are used to support the girls in their varied activities and to subsidize outings. Want to reserve a box or two? Please call Melody at 519 565-2443 (Bayfield Village Inn).

Film Society

The fall season for the Bayfield Film Society is well underway with their next showing scheduled for Nov. 14 at the Bayfield Town Hall.

“The Sapphires" will be shown starting at 7:30 p.m. Anyone without series tickets can purchase one for $10 at the door. The film “Still Mine” is the last of the series to be shown in December.

Please call Lynne Gillians at 519 565-5884, or e-mail, for more information.

hearing clinic

Have you heard the news? A monthly hearing clinic has been established in the village at Pharmasave Michael’s Pharmacy. The next date for the clinic is Nov. 19.

The Kincardine Hearing Clinic will be offering their services on the third Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The clinic will offer: hearing aid adjustments and repairs to all makes and models, no cost hearing tests, new prescription of hearing aids, wax removal, hearing aid battery sales as well as hard of hearing assistive devices. Please call The Kincardine Hearing Clinic at 1-855-396-6026 to book an appointment.

In Memoriam

The community will be saddened to learn of the recent death of Ian Marr.

Marr, of Bayfield, died peacefully at Clinton Public Hospital on Nov. 6. He was 88. The sympathy of the community is extended to his wife of 60 years, Shirley; their two children and their spouses as well as his two granddaughters.

A memorial service was held at Trinity Anglican Church in Bayfield on Nov. 12, Rev. Wayne Malott officiating. A private interment of ashes was held at Bayfield Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada or the Trinity Anglican Church Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.






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. You can view the entire Collection of Remember Me Photos: Volume 2 on Flickr as well.

This week, another image of some intrepid Bayfield Ice Harvesters, does anyone remember them?

Remember Me 228

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Remember Me 226

In Issue 226, notes state that Rev. James Reddock and his wife Doris appear in this picture along with Roy and Freida Scotchmer and Roy Poth.


Remember Me 227

In Issue 227, hunting season is now in full swing. To recognize this annual tradition we feature an image labeled as Bayfield Hunters 193?.




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lest we forget

cold, wind, rain and hail did not deter crowd that gathered to remember 

Chaplain, Major The Rev. Dwight Nelson C.D. presided over the Remembrance Day Service in Bayfield on Sunday.

Olga Palmer (left) and Janice Nelson braved a strong wind to lead the crowd in the singing of the National Anthem.

It was too windy to display the wreaths on stands so they remained safely stacked until they were laid at the cenotaph.

IMG_6733Jaci Van Altena and Joey Brandon laid a wreath on behalf of HMCS Prevost, Naval Reserve Unit of London, ON.

James Cann, laid a wreath in memory of his brother Stewart Cann, a local boy who died in World War II and whose image is one of those featured at the cenotaph. He was assisted by Mary Ellen Cann.

Danielle Tarnawski paused for a moment after laying a wreath for the Gulf War - I and II.

Greg Henderson, laid a wreath for the war in Afghanistan.

Girl Guides Bailie Dayman (left) and Morgan Kennedy, laid a wreath for their "sisters" in Bayfield Guiding.

Jessica Langan performed The Last Post and Reveille on trumpet.




Strong winds, cold temperatures and rain mixed with hail graced the Service of Remembrance held in Clan Gregor Square on the morning of Nov. 10. Despite the weather a good crowd of valiant citizens were drawn to the Square to gather around the cenotaph to honor the community's casualties of war.

The Roll of Honor for both World Wars was read out at the service. Our soldiers lost in the 1914-1918 conflict were: Edward Adley, Arthur Clarke, Harvey Currie, Kenneth Currie, Russel Erwin, Victor Evens, Allen McDonald, Robert McLeod and Wilfred Toms. Those men lost in the battles of 1939-1945 were: Stewart Cann, Robert David James Hopson and Richard V. Weston.

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 140, of Clinton comprised the color party.

Many poignant moments were noted during the wreath laying ceremony. The wreaths were laid by: Gary Brandon, Royal Canadian Legion; Major the Rev. Dwight Nelson and his wife, Janice, Bosnia, World War I and II; Greg Henderson, Afghanistan; Danielle Tarnawski, Gulf War I and II; Korean War, Geordie Palmer; U.N. Peacekeepers, Olga Palmer; Ben Lobb, Government of Canada; Province of Ontario, Tyler Hessel; Municipality of Bluewater, Geordie Palmer; Jaci Van Altena and Joey Brandon, HMCS Provost; Josh Mackenzie, Canadian Army and Air Cadets; Janet Snider, Trinity Anglican Church; Elinore Coutts, St. Andrew’s United Church; Ivan Norris, Knox Presbyterian Church; Brian Harvey, The Church on the Way; Terry Boa-Youmatoff and Olga Palmer, Youmatoff family; Joyce McIlwain, Bayfield Optimists; Lloyd Huffman, Bayfield Lions; Mary Brown, Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce; Bailie Dayman and Morgan Kennedy, members of Bayfield Girl Guides for Bayfield Guiding.

James Cann, brother of fallen soldier, Stewart Cann, laid a special wreath in his honor, with the assistance of Mary Ellen Cann.
The service was presided over by chaplains, Major The Rev. Dwight Nelson C.D.

Jessica Langan performed The Last Post and The Reveille on the trumpet. Dianne Alexander, Bayfield Chairperson for the Royal Canadian Legion, Clinton Branch #140 coordinated the event.

Following the service at the cenotaph participants were invited to attend a luncheon at St. Andrew’s United Church.

Dianne Alexander handed Lloyd Huffman a wreath to lay on behalf of the Bayfield Lions' Club.

The 2013 Remembrance Day Services in Bayfield were met with a myriad of unpleasant weather including strong winds.

Many people at the ceremony came from families touched by war, others attended to give thanks for their sacrifices.

Russ Berry (right), of The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #140, acted as parade marshall for the service.

Bayfield's Remembrance Day services recognize nine local boys killed in WWI and three lost in WWII in a Roll of Honor.





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Santa Claus Parade by Gary Lloyd-Rees

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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


Photos by Melody Falconer-Pounder

Thanks to the talented and generous Gary Lloyd-Rees who agreed to cover the Santa Claus Parade for the Bayfield Breeze I could have some fun on Saturday morning knowing the parade would be suitably covered.

For the second consecutive year I was able to ride with my Sparks, Brownies and Pathfinders on the Bayfield Optimist/Bayfield Guiding float in the village's Santa Claus Parade. I took my camera along and had a great time taking pictures of the spectators that watched the parade along the route. Below is a slide show of a selection of those images.  

The Guides were kept busy handing out treat bags using a loaned golf cart as home base (thanks to the donor - I'm sorry I don't know your name!). Two hundred and sixty-seven treat bags, that they had also stuffed, were handed out - we didn't quite have enough for the whole route. We'll have to make double that number next year! Although if you look at the pictures closely I don't think the kids were lacking in the candy department. Enjoy! - Melody


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