SHOWING OF ROCKY HORROR A HALLOWEEN TREAT
Dr. Frank-N-Furter in a scene from the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” playing on Halloween Night at the Bayfield Town Hall courtesy the Bayfield Indie Film Series (Image courtesy 20th Century Fox)
Let’s do the Time Warp Again…
The 1975 cult classic musical, “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, stars Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry and Meat Loaf. Audiences everywhere enjoy taking part by singing along to such classics as “Time Warp” and “Sweet Transvestite”. Even the nerdy Brad, played by Barry Bostwick, was able to convince the world that “Damn it” and “Janet” rhyme in the song, “Dammit Janet”.
Get ready, Bayfield! Bayfield Indie Film Series is bringing Rocky Horror Picture Show to the Bayfield Town Hall for one showing only on Tuesday, Oct. 31st at 7:30 p.m.. Dress up in your finest Halloween, Rocky-inspired costumes and join in the mayhem!
This will be a licensed event with a cash bar. Advance tickets are $10 and are available by contacting email@example.com or tickets can be purchased at The Village Bookshop. After the film, all movie goers are invited back to Bayfield Brewing Company where the festivities will continue!
Bayfield Indie Films is proud to premiere their newly acquired surround sound system, purchased at the Pioneer Park Rummage Sale and donated to the Bayfield Town Hall. Bayfield Indie Film Series is the creation of six local movie enthusiasts who thought it would be fun to offer unique entertainment to this community. All profits from the films will continue to go back into the community to support and nurture creativity in beautiful Bayfield.
People can follow the Bayfield Indie Film Series on social media @bayfieldindiefilmseries.
THREE CONSECUTIVE EVENTS BRING HIKING SEASON TO A CLOSE
The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) has three final guided hikes of the season scheduled on three consecutive Saturdays in October with opportunities to enjoy the fall colors, learn more about Bayfield’s history and support the local food bank.
On Oct. 14, people are invited to join in a Fall Colors Hike at the Lobb Trail starting at 10 a.m. This is a beautiful well-groomed trail with several riverside locations, gentle hills, scenic rest stops and some heritage interpretation plaques. The Lobb trail is located at 81077 Maitland Line, Clinton. From Hwy. 8, turn north onto Sharpes Creek Line and then right onto Maitland Line. The entrance to the trail is at the intersection of Maitland Line and School House Road. Canine companions on leash are welcome.
On Oct. 21, a BRVTA members only event will be held. The membership is invited to a Historic Cemetery Tour with Dave Gillians, author of “For the Love of Bayfield”. Much of Bayfield’s history is reflected through the headstones in this sacred place. During this walk, stories about some of Bayfield’s most fascinating people will be respectfully told. This 1.5 hour hike is limited to 20 people. No dogs, please! Participants are asked to meet at 10 a.m. at the cemetery on the north side of Mill Road, 1 km east of Hwy. 21. Pre-register by contacting Ralph Blasting at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519 525-3205.
Not a member yet? Go to www.bayfieldtrails.com and click “Memberships”. Dues are $20 per year for individuals and $30 for a family. By becoming a member, you’ll be supporting an organization that actively promotes environmental awareness, outdoor recreation, as well as fitness and community engagement.
The final guided hike of the season is the Harvest Hike in support of the Bayfield Area Food Bank (BAFB). Join the BRVTA on Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Varna Nature Trails, just west of Varna on Mill Road. As they hike the 2.5 km Mavis’ Trail, participants will recognize the important work of the BAFB. Please bring a non-perishable food item or a donation (cash or cheque made out to Bayfield Area Food Bank). Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash.
These hikes are free and open to the public except where noted. The schedule is subject to change, so always check for updates in the Bayfield Breeze, the BRVTA Facebook page or the Municipality of Bluewater events calendar. Or people can contact the hike coordinator, Ralph Blasting, via the contact information listed above.
VALDY RETURNS TO THE TOWN HALL
Valdy (Submitted photo)
Members of the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society are excited to announce that Valdy will be performing at the Bayfield Town Hall on Friday, Oct. 20.
Valdy has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for almost 40 years and has performed at the Bayfield Town Hall many times.
A man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island to Texas to New Zealand, he’s a singer, guitarist and one of Canada’s most influential songwriters, capturing the small but telling moments that make up life. Remembered for “Play Me a Rock and Roll Song”, his bitter-sweet memory of finding himself, a relaxed and amiable story-teller, Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his 13 albums, has two Juno Awards (Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year), a total of seven Juno nominations and four Gold albums to his credit.
The doors to the hall will open at 6:30 p.m. The concert will start at 7 p.m. There will be a cash bar.
Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online at www.bayfieldtownhall.com.
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS IN BAYFIELD WEEKEND
The Christmas in Bayfield kick-off weekend is set for Nov. 17-19 and the committee behind the magic is working hard to make it happen. They are currently inviting people to support the event in a variety of ways be it with ideas, donating funds or volunteering. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
Christmas in Bayfield (CIB) is fast approaching.
“We look forward to hosting guests the weekend of Nov. 17-19. The committee has already been working hard to be prepared. Look for posters and bag stuffers at supporting businesses, if you are shopping in the village,” said Secretary-Treasurer of Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce, Terri Louch. “The posters are also distributed across Southwestern Ontario in order to spread the word.”
Louch would like to thank the businesses that have already pledged funding to support this event and encourage people to follow and support the CIB participating businesses. The list is constantly evolving and a current list can be viewed by visiting: link here. These businesses will be eligible places to spend the gift certificates which will be given away. Watch for the upcoming social media contest to enter!
“As we look to build an even bigger attendance than usual, the Chamber is getting the word out as early as possible. While CIB is a great weekend, we want to ensure that people know we are here year round as well,” said Louch. “We utilize CIB weekend to kick off the holiday shopping season with most businesses remaining open for business until the end of the year. Look for print ads, the posters as discussed and this year we have introduced double sided bag stuffers with one side advertising CIB and the other offering information about shopping and activities year round in the area.”
Each year one of the many highlights of CIB is the parade. CIB has a new coordinator for the parade this year!
“Thanks to Paul Hill for taking on this role. If you or someone you know would like to be part of the parade this year for CIB please have them send an email to: email@example.com. We would love to have you join us,” said Louch.
She went on to say that they are looking for street performers and buskers to once again entertain guests.
“This was quite successful last year and we would like to be able to expand this type of offering. If you or someone you know would like to be considered, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org,” Louch said.
The CIB Committee will not be organizing an outdoor artisan market this year. Given the unpredictability of the weather they cannot ensure success for those vendors. Last year the weather and placement of the vendors did not lend itself to success. The CIB Committee learned from the vendors feedback and until they can support this type of opportunity in a better way they will refrain.
“As you might imagine, this weekend requires a great deal of work both prior to the weekend and during the weekend to ensure everything runs smoothly. Have some time and would like to volunteer to help out? We would love to have you,” said Louch.
Interested individuals are asked to please drop an email to email@example.com.
“We will find something that interests you and utilizes your considerable skills. No time but have ideas that we could incorporate into the weekend? Once again email us as we would love to discuss your ideas,” she said.
Finally, the costs to create the magic for the holiday season continue to increase. The CIB Committee looks to their businesses, grant funding and community for financial support in order to continue offering this great opportunity for guests and locals alike! Anyone who would like to support with a financial contribution is asked to please reach out to the BACC at firstname.lastname@example.org with an E-transfer or to find other ways to contribute.
Louch went on to say that BACC would like to acknowledge and thank the Municipality of Bluewater for their support.
“We were awarded funding to help support this event through the Vibrancy Funding grant stream allowing us to do more but not ask more of our businesses!” explained Louch.
The BACC and the CIB Committee would like to thank everyone very much for their continued support. Businesses are encouraged to reach out to discuss ROI for their investment.
Currently in the works for CIB 2023 with more to come are:
- The Lighting of the Lights in Clan Gregor Square Friday evening where Santa will stop by for a visit.
- The annual CIB Parade starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the north end of Main Street.
- Santa will see children in front of the Bayfield Branch Library after the parade on Saturday
- Free Horse and Carriage Rides Saturday and Sunday
- Face painting both Saturday and Sunday in the lobby of the Post Office Box Building (Library)
- Social Media event and gift certificate giveaway – All CIB participating merchants will be eligible to redeem gift certificates. A running list will be available in all social media channels acknowledging those businesses and ensuring guests know where they will be able to spend their winning gift certificates.
IRIS NEEDS PATIENT HOME TO BLOOM IN
Iris (Submitted photo)
Every week the volunteers at Bayfield’s Forgotten Felines (BFF) encounter seemingly unimaginable challenges in protecting the cats and kittens that come into their care – one such sweet creature is featured in this issue.
Iris is the Adopt a BFF cat of the week.
Iris arrived at BFF with three kittens, two of which, Sapphire and Dandy, are also still at the Rescue.
Iris will require a loving and patient home for her to come out of her shell and bloom into the “purrfect” family member. She likes to hide, but can be coaxed out and will sit and listen to you…however, she still needs to understand that a human hand can be very loving!
If someone has a place in their hearts for Iris they are asked to reach out to BFF through Facebook or email email@example.com. BFF now has a new Facebook group dedicated to adoptions known as “Bayfield’s Forgotten Felines ADOPTION Group” so people can view even more of the fur babies ready for homes.
In addition to accepting monetary donations, BFF now has an Amazon wish list. This list contains items they need for the day-to-day care of their cats and kittens as well as some truly “wish” items. Items are marked as to their priority, number needed, and many explain what their use will be. There is a wide variety of prices and BFF appreciates whatever you can supply. Items need not be purchased through Amazon, the list is merely a guideline.
To view the items on the list please visit: BFF Wish List.
Financial donations may also be sent via E-transfer to the email listed above or mailed to P.O. Box 33, Bayfield, ON, N0M 1G0. The adoption fee is $250. Adopted cats are vetted, shots are up-to-date and they are also spayed or neutered. Adoption inquiries may also be made to the BFF’s email address above.