Ecumenical Service, June 30th
An Ecumenical Service will be held on Sunday, June 30th at 4:30 pm in St. John’s Memorial Hall in Bath. All are welcome.
The speaker will be the Rt. Reverend Michael Oulton, Anglican Bishop of Ontario. Reverend Oulton and his family have close ties to Bath and area. He served parishes in Amherstview and Belleville until he was consecrated as Bishop in 2011. His wife, Jeanie Oulton, is a United Church minister who until recently was the chaplin at the Millhaven Penitentiary. The Oulton family lived on Ham Road from 1998 until 2010.
Thank you to Jack Donaghy for spearheading this event.
Property Decorating Contest
Given the great sense of community pride that took place last year, the Bath Community Revitalization Committee (BCRC) will hold another property decorating contest to celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
The War lasted 2 years and 8 months from June 18, 1812 – February 18, 1815.
Properties must be ready to be judged no later than noon on Saturday, June 29th.
An Award will be presented to the residential and business property owner that best depicts a red, white and blue theme.
Entries that pick up on the Canada Day theme of “marine heritage” will gain extra points in the judging.
The winner will be presented the Award on Canada Day at the Official Ceremonies in Centenial Park at 2:30 pm
Application forms are available at Heritage Point Gifts and Antiques as of June 8th, 2013.
Canada Day Planning Meeting
The next planning meeting will be held Wednesday, June 12 at 7 pm in the Bath Fire Hall.
Agenda will include updates on events, volunteer opportunities and fundraising results.
Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help with the Children’s Pet and Bike contests, the distribution of the Canada Day Buttons and helping out with marshalling the parade at the corner of Country Club and Main Street.
Helpers are still needed for the following:
- Greeting visitors at Information Booth in Centennial Park ( an hour or two would be great)
- Helping to marshal the Parade at Finkle`s Shore Park – you get to see everyone up close and personal
- Being a parade judge
If you can help, please contact Joe at 613-352-7441 or Gail at 613352-5971
Mystery Dinner Theatre Success
The Mystery Dinner Theatre fundraising evening, co-sponsored by the Bath United Church and the Canada Day Committee, was a resounding success: a sellout crowd, great food and a crowd pleasing murder mystery by the Partners in Crime troupe. Thanks to all who supported the evening and to all the volunteers for their enthusiasm and hard work
Thank you to our supporters
The participation of the following groups and individuals is valued and appreciated.
Amherstview Lioness Club
Bath and District Lioness Club
Bath Public School
Bath VolunteerFire Fighters
Bath United Church
Canada Cement LaFarge
Cecil & Madeleine Grierson
Dave and Diane Nolting
Department of Canadian Heritage, Celebrate Canada Grant
Don Hart Construction
Dr. Peter Hawley
Gail and Keith Heywood
Heritage Point Antiques and Gifts
Janis Smith, Jae’s Distributing
Joy’s Hair and Wellness Co.
Lady Nelson Rebekah Lodge 327
Loyalist Cove Marina
Loyalist Cove Repair and Storage
Morven Construction Ltd.
Napanee Crane Rental
NPIF Kingston Cogen Corp.
Papa’s Pizzeria and Restaurant
P. G. Payne Funeral Services
Ports of Call Developments
RBC, Royal Bank, Bath Branch
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 623
Wartman Funeral Home Inc.
William’s Auto Service
2012 CHILDREN’S BIKE DECORATING CONTEST
Thanks to all who came out.
You did a terrific job !
Thanks also to our judges:
Pet Judging Contest
Thank you to all who came out to the Annual Children’s Pet Judging Contest on Sunday, June 24th in Centennial Park.
Thanks also to our judges: Elaine Forchuk, Bev Hallman, Mary McWhirter, Dave Stewart and Paula Winn.
Historic Bath Mural Unveiling
On Sunday June 24th, the Heritage Mural, created by a group of Bath artists was unveiled to an appreciative audience. It is mounted on the north face of the Water Filtration Plant facing Centennial Park where it will be on view for a year. After that several possible venues will be considered as a permanent home.
The mural depicts two events of the War of 1812 of significance to Bath – the Flight of the Royal George and the burning of the Two Bothers, a merchant ship owned by the Fairfield brothers.
Marion Janssens sheparded the project over the past year. Five of the seven artists who worked on the mural are pictured above:
From left to right: Marion Janssens, Frank Dunham, Donna Robinson, Paulette Batchilder, and Paddy Weir. Missing from the photo are Peggy Lum Brouillard and Doug Simmons.
Mike Janssens adds an authentic military presence to the event.
Many thanks to David Smith, Gail Heywood, Bath Revitalization Committee, Mayor Bill Lowry and the Loyalist Township staff for their support and encouragement for this project.
2012 Canada Day Button
Each year the Bath Canada Day Committee sponsors a button contest. The winning design is made into a pin and worn by Bath residents and visitors alike. This is the 38th year that a button has been created to celebrate Canada Day. Many thanks to all the children who submitted designs and to the Bath Artisans for their support for this programme.
Congratulations to Brittany Bienias, a grade 6 student from Bath Public School. A panel of judges selected her design as the winner of the 2012 Canada Day Button Contest
Runner-up: Colby Weckworth, Bath Public School, Grade 4
2nd Runner -up: Leah Bennett, Bath Public School, Grade 2
Honourable Mention: Madison Lockwood, Bath Public School, Grade 7
Honourable mention: Tyler Reid, Bath Public School, Grade 6