Short Term Weather Forecast – Maple Lake Ontario – Haliburton Highlands – 01.24-25.10
The weather forecast for West Guilford/Haliburton Highlands for Sunday overnight calls for continued rain with a low temperature of 45°F. Rain continues Monday morning with temps continuing at 45°F; expect afternoon light rain and 37°F . Monday evening brings scattered flurries with a temperature of 27°F.
Monday overnight will be rainy and 43°F.
Haliburton Highlands Long Term Weather Forecast through 1.31.10
Tuesday expect scattered flurries with a high of 32°F and a low overnight of 9°F.
Wednesday there will be variable cloudiness a high of 22°F and a low overnight of 2°F.
Thursday calls for scattered flurries with a high of 24°F. the low will be 8°F.
Friday brings a sunny day at last with a high temperature of 8°F and a low overnight of minus 2°F.
Saturday, expect scattered flurries with a high temperature of 15°F. The low on Saturday will be 0°F.
As both the weekend and the month come to a close on Sunday, Jan 31, expect a few flurries, a high of 20°F and a low temperature of 13°F.
Whether you’re Scottish or not, it’s always fun to celebrate Robbie Burns Day on January 25th. The day is to celebrate the life and death of Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland who wrote such ditties as Auld Lang Syne and Comin’ Thro’ the Rye, the poem which is said to have inspired J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. He is also known for drinking a lot and womanizing even more, and by the time he died at the ripe old age of 37 in 1796, he had fathered nine children.
While there are no formal rules that dictate how you should celebrate Robbie Burns day, the three staples include whisky, poetry, and everyone’s favourite dish — haggis. Haggis is made by combining a sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs with onions, oatmeal, and mutton fat, stuffing it into a sheep’s stomach, and boiling it in stock. The presentation of the dish at the Burns suppers is a dramatic one at that, and often includes a Highland piper leading a parade of chefs with the haggis, and the recital of Burns’ poem Address to the Haggis. The haggis is then slashed open with a sword and a splash of whisky is poured over top. Yum!
Burns suppers can take place any time around the poet’s birthday on January 25th. If you want to bring out your inner Scot be sure to attend Robbie Burns Night!
Robbie Burns Night
Sat. Jan 23 2010
7pm start $12.00 entry — buffet and show
Come out and enjoy a wonderful evening of Highland Dancing preformed by the Mansfield School of Dance and the magnificent sounds of the Haliburton Highlanders Pipes and Drums.
Burns Suppers have been part of Scottish culture for about 200 years as a means of commemorating our best loved bard. And when Burns immortalized haggis in verse he created a central link that is maintained to this day. The ritual was started by close friends of Burns a few years after his death in 1796 as a tribute to his memory. The basic format for the evening has remained unchanged since that time and begins when the chairman invites the company to receive the haggis.
Contact: Visitor Info Centre: 705-286-1777 or 1-800-461-7677
This post is non-paid, in support of the Haliburton Highlands community.
As you might know I’m a Canadian national residing in the United States. I’ve done so for a very long time and so am familiar with American’s idea of ‘extreme’ sports. In my mind it is a given that the Canadians–just take a look at a map of Canada to know why I say this–are a hardy lot. Could the Canadian view of what constitutes an extreme sport be slightly different than their southern counterparts?
Reading about some of the winter fun times that folks in one of the mildest areas of Canada (Southern Ontario) take part in–in this case car racing on ICE reminds me that Canadians have no need to prove how hardy they are. Good times people, good times.
Car Racing on Ice
January 23-24 2010
Ice Racing started in Ontario more than forty years ago, and it continues to thrive as an inexpensive, fun part of the Ontario motorsport scene. The events were originally held on frozen lakes and rivers – and some still are – but in the late seventies, the Ontario championships moved to more permanent facilities at the fairgrounds in Minden, Ontario. The track is laid out, then repeatedly coated with water until a thick layer of ice is built up between the snowbanks that delineate the course. The ice race season starts in mid January and runs until early March, usually consisting of six two-day events.
Chicopee Ski and Summer Resort, Ontario - 01.18.10
Short Term Weather Haliburton Highlands 1.16-17.10
Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake Short Term Weather Forecast 1.16-17.10 (above)
Weekend (above) and Long Term Weather Forecast – 01.18 – 01.23.09 (below) – Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake, Ontario
The weather for West Guilford/Haliburton Highlands tonight – Saturday- will include variable cloudiness and a temperature of 20°F.
The forecast for Saturday overnight calls for a temperature of 17°F with cloudy skies interspersed with clear breaks.
It will be cloudy again with sunny breaks Sunday morning with a high of 22°F. Sunday afternoon continues with variable cloudiness and a high of 29°F. Overnight will be mainly cloudy with a temperature of 24°F.
Long Term Haliburton Highlands Weather 01.19.10 - 01.23.10
Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake Long Term Weather 01.16-17 -01.23.09
Variable cloudiness is expected for the beginning of the traditional workweek on Monday. High temperatures of 32°F are expected. Overnight lows will be about 20°F.
Tuesday will have scattered flurries with a daytime high of 29°F. Overnight temperatures are expected to be 17°F.
Wednesday, expect scattered flurries and a high of 27°F. Overnight temperatures are expected to reach 15°F.
Thursday, expect light rain as the temperatures climb to a high of 39°F. Nighttime temperatures should be about 29°F.
On Friday, expect a sunny day with a high temperature of 36°F. The low on Friday night is expected to be 20F°.
Expect another sunny day on Saturday and a high of 26F°. Saturday’s low is expected to be 17°F.