BIKE TO GIVE AWAY
The Bayfield Centre for the Arts (BCA) no longer has use for this bike and is offering it to another group for free. It was given to BCA for free and they want to pass it on with the stipulation that it not go to an individual nor is it to be sold. The bike gears have been serviced but the box needs paint. It will be given away to the first group that comes to get it! Please email email@example.com for more information. (Submitted photo)
DINING FOR SENIORS
June 1st is the date that has been set for the return of the Bayfield Dining for Seniors Program after a three year hiatus and organizers couldn’t be more thrilled.
This dining program offers the opportunity for seniors, 60 years and older, to partake in a social gathering with their peers and enjoy a delicious full course meal.
The program will be held at the Bayfield Community Centre starting at noon on the first and third Thursday of each month at a cost of $12 per person.
Diners will need to register with Leslie Bald at 519 565-5637 by noon on the Monday prior to the Thursday meal, so there is an accurate count on the number of participants.
Volunteers for preparation and serving are always needed. This can be a very satisfying volunteer activity. Please contact Bud Robinson at 519 440-8189 to become a volunteer.
Bayfield International Croquet Club (BICC) is thrilled to host the Croquet Canada National Championship Tournament from June 8-11. Twenty-six top players from across North America will compete over four days in this prestigious event.
BICC encourages all local residents to come out and watch the play. Organizers share that it’s a very exciting time!
This Tournament happens in both Bayfield at 100 David St. and at the Seaforth Lawn Bowling Club at 127 Main St. S. in Seaforth. The games rum from 8 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. daily.
Talented Lego builders showcased their story telling abilities at the April meeting of the Bayfield Lego Club. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
Families with an interest in Lego design and creativity are invited to come and further “their love for the brick” again this month when the fourth meeting of the Bayfield Lego Club will be held Saturday, June 17.
The club’s fourth session will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall at Trinity St James Anglican Church and will be sponsored by the Optimist Club of Bayfield.
Bayfield Lego Club is open to all children ages four and up accompanied by an adult. Bricks will be provided for use at the meetings and participants will be encouraged to build a creation of their own accord or based on a monthly theme. Following a time on display in the Parish Hall the projects will be broken down by volunteers to make the bricks available for use at the next meeting.
Trinity St James Anglican Church is located at 10 Keith Crescent in Bayfield.
Recently the clients with the Bayfield Area Food Bank (BAFB) were presented with patio kits and seed packets thanks to the efforts of a local avid gardener with a passion and desire to help others in the community. BAFB volunteers would like to thank this person for undertaking this project.
The volunteers with the BAFB are always amazed at the ongoing generosity of donors. At this time their inventory is low on such items as crackers as well as personal hygiene products like bath soap, deodorant, toothpaste and shampoo. In addition the shelves could use restocking in feminine hygiene products such as pads and tampons.
BAFB now has a new dedicated phone number: 519 525-8286. People can also contact the food bank via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collection boxes for donations can be found at the Bayfield Public Library on Main Street as well as Trinity St. James Anglican Church (outside the entrance to the Parish Hall off the parking lot).
For anyone who would like to support BAFB with a monetary gift, there are a few options available. Cheques can be mailed to: Bayfield Area Food Bank, 10 Keith Cres., Bayfield, ON, N0M 1G0. An e-transfer can be made through BAFB’s gmail account listed above or a donation can be received on-line through the www.canadahelps.org website.
SUMMER SOLSTICE TRIVIA
Last week the Bayfield Area Food Bank offered up a tease for trivia buffs as they are planning a Summer Solstice Trivia in support of their cause!
They are asking people to keep June 21 open from 7-10 p.m. and to organize a six person team!
Here are a few more details…
The cost to enter will be $600 per team, $100 per individual – which will be tax deductible.
For enquiries please contact David MacLaren via email at email@example.com.
Additional details to follow…
TRINITY ST JAMES GARDEN
Trinity St James is looking for some community assistance in maintaining their beautiful gardens this season. This would be the perfect opportunity for people with an interest in gardening to both learn and share skills in horticulture. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
Nestled behind the oldest Anglican Church building in Huron County can be found one of Bayfield’s best kept secrets – a garden that its caretakers would love to share with the community both as a tranquil place to meditate, sit and read, or enjoy lunch, as well as a place to learn new skills and take pleasure in the beauty of gardening.
Trinity St. James Anglican Church is in need of some volunteer gardeners to help with the upkeep of this most serene and beautiful spot.
“No gardening experience is needed,” said Barb Graham Scott, representing Trinity St James. “We are asking if people would be willing to spare one hour a week to help with weeding and watering? You can choose to look after your own little spot on your own time or meet with others to garden together.”
Trinity St. James garden volunteers will meet regularly on Wednesdays starting at 8:30 a.m.
Please call Hattie Alcock at 519 955-6033 or Barb Graham Scott at 519 318-0708 for more information.
Trinity St James Anglican Church is located at 10 Keith Crescent in the village.
Come and get creative with a variety of fun craft supplies on Tuesday afternoons at the Bayfield Branch Library.
“Crafternoons” will be held for one hour starting at 4:30 p.m.
This is a drop-in program with no registration required – just show up and start crafting!
SOUND BATH SESSIONS
Harp Therapist Martha Lawrance, will be offering Harp Therapy and Guided Imagery Spring Sound Bath Sessions on the last Thursdays in May and June at Trinity St. James Anglican Church in Bayfield.
These one-hour sessions will be held starting at 3:30 p.m. on May 25 and June 29 and will be dedicated to the sixth chakra (area of the third eye) in a listening and resonance space. Participants will use imagination and visualization to achieve a state of deep relaxation.
Those who attend are asked to bring a mat or chair and a pillow. The cost to participate is $20 per session. To learn more visit www.myharpheals.com and to register please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity St. James Anglican Church is located at 10 Keith Crescent in the village.
CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
The Bayfield Centre for the Arts (BCA) will be hosting a fantastic art exhibition of images painted of Bayfield as featured in the book published in 2015 titled, “Reflections of Bayfield – Images Across the Decades” compiled by Barbara Brown and Joyce Lambert. (Submitted photo)
The “Reflections of Bayfield Exhibit” is coming to the Bayfield Town Hall, June 10-11.
The Bayfield Centre for the Arts (BCA) will be hosting a fantastic art exhibition of images painted of Bayfield as featured in the book published in 2015 titled, “Reflections of Bayfield – Images Across the Decades” compiled by Barbara Brown and Joyce Lambert.
The exhibit will run on Saturday 2-7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
“We encourage people to put this event in their calendars as it will be a show not to be missed with more than 100 pieces having been committed to the exhibition including a number of works by J.W. (Jack) McLaren,” Leslee Squirrell.
The book that is the inspiration for this show is available for purchase at The Village Bookshop for $35 with all proceeds going to the Bayfield Historical Society.
The Village Bookshop is located at 24 Main Street North.
SUMMER JOB WITH BHS
The Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) is now accepting applications from highschool students, 15 years and older, for July and August.
Thanks to a Youth Employment Grant the BHS is looking to fill a summer staff position with a person between the ages of 15 to 30 to work at the Archives & Heritage Centre.
The successful applicant must be comfortable welcoming visitors as well as opening and closing the facility. They will be in charge of renting quadricycles; selling merchandise; recording money received; and assisting with in-house projects. Direction and training will be provided.
This is an opportunity to learn local history and have first hand experience of how museums and archives work.
The position offers a 30-hour week minimum – Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 30 minutes for lunch. The rate of pay is $16 per hour with Mondays and Tuesdays off. The preference would be for the successful candidate to begin on June 7 but this is negotiable. The position will end on Sept. 3.
The Archives & Heritage Centre is located at 20 Main St. N. in Bayfield.
Interested persons are asked to contact email@example.com.
WALK FOR DOG GUIDES
As many now know, The Bayfield Lions Club is having “The Walk for Dog Guides” on Sunday, June 4th starting in Clan Gregor Square.
In 1999 the average cost per dog to raise and fully train, was $6,000. It is now approximately $35,000. The program has expanded to include a multitude of services, these are: Canine Vision, Hearing, Service, Seizure Response, Autism Assistance, Diabetic Alert and Facility Support.
“We appreciate the support of the community and hope that you will continue to do so to help us meet this growing need. All proceeds go directly to the Dog Guides,” said Karen Scott, one of the Lions involved in organizing the event. “Last year, our small village was number 20 in all of Canada for the amount of money raised. Way to go all! Let’s work on achieving at least that this year.”
Following the walk, the Lions will have guest speakers, fun for the dogs, and door prizes for the walkers with completed pledge forms.
“So get your pledge sheets, or sponsor someone, bring your dogs, and come out to have some fun while we continue to support those who are in need of Dog Guides,” said Scott.
Registration will take place at 9:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 10 a.m.
Pledge sheets and further information still available. Please contact Karen Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 226 441-2042.
Knox Presbyterian Church, Bayfield is gearing up for spring and summer!
The congregation is currently collecting used stamps, empty egg cartons, outer milk bags and used eyeglasses. Each item will be sent on to be reused or recycled. For example, the milk bags are made into sleeping mats for people in Canada and around the world. Anyone who is interested in contributing is asked to please bring items to the Church, on Mondays, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. church members will be starting up the “Knox Café”. It will be held downstairs in their Church basement. Those who attend can play cards or just drop by for coffee and a chat. All are welcome.
Communion Sunday has been set for May 28.
Knox Presbyterian Church is located at 2 Main Street in the village.
YOUTH READING CHALLENGE
Calling all Bayfield area tweens and teens! The Bayfield Public Library (Bayfield Branch) is challenging youth ages 12 to 18 to read at least one book a month from January to December 2023 for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Are you up for the challenge?
For every book a youth reads, their name will be entered to win one of the prizes listed below. Early bird draws will take place at the end of each month, and all entries will be entered into a grand prize draw at the end of the program. The Bayfield Branch has a tracking form which can be picked up from the branch during regular hours, or can be completed by downloading a form at: Bayfield Teen Reading Challenge Form.
Looking for ideas of what to read? Explore the Huron County Library’s online catalogue or speak with branch staff who are eager to offer reading recommendations.
Prizes for the Bayfield Branch reading challenge include, but are not limited to: $250 gift card from Forever Furniture; $25 gift card from The Village Bookshop; four, $25 gift cards to The Village Bookshop from Pioneer Park; four, Kids Kraft Workshop gift cards from Crichet Handmade Designs; a selection of graphic novels from Friends of Bayfield Library; selection of gift cards from the Bayfield Optimist Club; Hyacinth Bulb kit from Huron Ridge Greenhouses; Sherpa blanket from the Little Inn of Bayfield; selection of books from the Bayfield Agricultural Society; handmade products from the Bayfield Lavender Farm; Bayfield booklets from the Bayfield Historical Society; and swag from the Virtual High School & Bruce Power.
All completed entries must be returned to the Bayfield Branch or emailed to email@example.com by the end of 2023.
WESTERN HURON COUNTY ALUMNI
The Dean of Education at Western University is putting the call out to all UWO alum in hopes of starting a Western University Huron County Alumni Chapter. In addition to her full-time position as Dean, Bayfield resident, Donna Kotsopoulos, is herself a UWO alum (M.Ed.’04, Ph.D.’07).
“Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the Elgin County Alumni Chapter event, this group of alumni host events to raise funds for Western scholarships for Elgin County students,” said Kotsopoulos. “I wonder if there is interest in starting a similar group for Huron County?”
Anyone who may have an interest in establishing such a group is invited to fill out this form: Expression of Interest Huron County Alumni Chapter.
The EarlyON Child and Family Centre is hosting the Bayfield Playgroup at the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre, 4 Jane Street, on Thursday mornings.
The sessions are held from 10-11:30 a.m. and are free to all families/caregivers with infants to children aged six years.
The Playgroup offers indoor, outdoor and virtual program options as well as telephone and email support for parents and caregivers. In addition to the program being welcoming, fun and interactive, they provide parents with ideas of activities to do at home to enhance their child’s development.
Pre-registration is recommended by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or calling 519 524-9999. To learn more visit www.keyon.ca or follow them on Instagram and Facebook at @HuronEarlyON.
GIRL GUIDE COOKIES
Bayfield Guiding members are pleased to report that there are a very limited number of Classic Chocolate and Vanilla Cream Sandwich Cookies remaining.
Members of Bayfield Guiding are currently selling these cookies for $6 a box.
Profits from this campaign will go toward helping with the cost of bussing for an overnight adventure at the Toronto Zoo’s Serengeti Bush Camp. Anyone who would like to make a purchase is asked to contact Melody Falconer-Pounder at 519 525-3830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bayfield Bridge Club is inviting new people to come out for a few friendly games of Bridge on Wednesday afternoons at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.
The cards are shuffled at 1 p.m. Players do not need a partner to participate in these “drop-in” sessions. The cost to join in the fun is $4.
All levels of players are welcome to take part in the games that are played year-round at the building located at 6 Municipal Road in the village.