Haliburton Highlands’ Happenings This Week! #haliburtonhighlands #canada #santaday

Ξ November 26th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ art/crafts, Canada, community, community services, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario |

Gilmour Ontario Sunset (late November 2010)

What’s Happening in the Haliburton Highlands NOW! November 23-30, 2011:

 

Festival of Trees:

November 25-27 2011

The Minden Hills Festival of Trees is a magical event for the entire family, filled with wonderful things to see, interesting shops to visit, and fun activities for children–all with a Christmas theme. Enjoy the lights and outdoor arrangements as you stroll throughout the grounds. Be sure to check out the children’s art & craft workshop in the Schoolhouse and don’t forget a visit to the Sugar Plum Candy Shop!

Minden Hills Cultural Centre

176 Bobcaygeon Rd. Minden

Contact: Sian Cox

Tel: (705) 286-2808

Email: culturalcentreinfo@mindenhills.ca

www.mindenculturalcentre.com

 

Community Care Haliburton County Christmas Bowling Party
November 26 2011
:

Annual Community Care Haliburton County Christmas Bowl-a-thon.

All proceeds to benefit local residents accessing services provided by Community Care. Enabling seniors and adults with disabilities to remain at their place of residence and live independently. Two flight times, 1:30pm or 3:45 pm teams or individual registration welcome (Minimum $20.00 pledge to bowl for free) Great time, all ages welcome….see you there. To register call Hilary at 705-457-2941 or Val 705-286-3900

The Fast Lane Hwy 35 Minden

Contact: Val Lennox

Tel: 705-286-3900

Email: thefastlane@hotmail.ca

(Hope you made it to this! I really would have went!)

Haliburton Village Santa Claus Parade

November 25 2011

Theme: “A Pioneer Christmas” Spectacular Night Parade starts at 6:30pm Bands, Floats, Marchers, Horses. Join in the fun – to enter call Jim at 705-457-4031.

Haliburton Village Highland Street

Contact: Jim Frost

Tel: 705-457-4031

Email: frostdownhome@bellnet.ca

http://haliburtonbia.ca/haliburtonbia

 

Township of Minden Hills Santa Claus Parade:

November 26 2011

Parade start time 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Township of Minden Hills in partnership with its volunteers, local businesses and organizations. We will be commencing from the public parking lot across from the Fire Hall, please bring your float between 10-10:30 so we may organize all floats. Come and meet Santa after the parade, hot chocolate, free photographs with Santa, treats…lots of fun for the kids and kids at heart! Hope to see you there! Parade route from the public parking lot, Newcastle Street to Bobcaygeon Road, north on Bobcaygeon to Parkside and right to the Minden Arena.

Minden Village

Tel: 705-286-1936

Email: rcox@mindenhills.ca

 

Santa Day at Rails End SATURDAY!:

November 26 2011

Enjoy a visit with Santa from 1 – 3 pm at Rails End Gallery!

Volunteers will present a FREE seasonal craft activity and everyone is welcome. Bring a contribution for our non perishable FOOD SCULPTURE – and join in its creation.

The Photo Shop will be there taking Santa pics too! ($5). This event is presented by Rails End in partnership with the Haliburton Village BIA.

Rails Gallery and Arts Centre

23 York St. Haliburton

Contact: Laurie Jones

Tel: 705-457-2330

Email: info@railsendgallery.com

www.railsendgalley.com

 

Community Christmas Tree Lighting & Carol Sing!!!

November 27 2011 – Dorset

Community Christmas Tree Lighting, hot chocolate, hot dogs and carol singing at 4:30 p.m.

Dorset Recreation Centre

1051 Main Street Dorset

Contact: Melissa Alfano

Tel: 705-766-9968

Email: drc@algonquinhighlands.ca

www.ahrecreation.com

More after the jump!

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Things To Do in the Haliburton Highlands, Minden Hills PHOTO #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ November 19th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, art/crafts, Canada, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, Photography |

Gooderham, ONTARIO, CA - WeatherNetwork.com - Credit: Lance Coulthard // November 15, 2011

 

The weather in the Haliburton Highlands is mild and wet. It’s barely hitting freezing during the overnights, with the days quite moist. Next Friday looks to be a bright and sunny day though, with seasonable temperatures.

Some Fun Things To Do in the Haliburton Highlands:

 

Check out the name of this store, The Maple Moon. I love it! My boys brought me (I stayed home with the pooches for the season inaugural trip) a really cool pressie this summer past here. I'm making a point to visit The Maple Moon next summer when we should be there upwards of 2-3 weeks straight.

 

Festival of Trees November 25, 26 & 27, 2011

Make sure to click each announcement to be able to view it  full-size.  The Christmas sale begins this weekend, the Festival of Trees, next weekend as the Christmas sale at the Maple Moon continues.

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY CANADA 2011 – Why the Poppy? – ‘In Flanders Fields’ #remembrancedaycanada

Ξ November 10th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, events, holiday(s), Photography, United States |

Remembrance Flag (click for detail) CREDIT: Richard Johnson National Post (CA)

SOURCE: National Post Staff   Last Updated: Nov 10, 2011 6:29 PM ET

107,161 Canadian soldiers have died fighting for Canada and in peacekeeping missions. With this in mind, the National Post’s graphics team reflects on the scale of the sacrifices of our troops.

SOURCE: Postmedia News   Last Updated: Nov 9, 2011 11:13 AM ET

By Glen McGregor

There is one line from the poem “In Flanders Fields” that in recent times, above all, commands our attention with its call, from the dead to the living, to remember.

“If ye break faith with us who die,”  wrote Lt.-Col. John McCrae, “We shall not sleep.”

Starting Thursday and continuing well into the next decade, the Ottawa Citizen will keep the faith through Twitter: starting at 11 minutes after 11 a.m. the account “WeAreTheDead” will recite the names of Canada’s war dead, one each hour of every day.

The association between the poppy and war dates back to the Napoleonic wars, when a writer saw a field of poppies growing over the graves of fallen soldiers.

During the Battle of Ypres in 1915, Canadian Lt.-Col. John McCrae was inspired to write the poem In Flanders Fields on sighting the poppies growing beside a grave of a close friend who had died in battle.

The poem was a great inspiration in adopting the poppy as the Flower of Remembrance in Canada, France, the United States, Britain and Commonwealth countries.

The first poppies were distributed in Canada in 1921.

Today, the volunteer donations from the distribution of millions of poppies is an important source of revenue for the Royal Canadian Legion that goes toward helping ex-servicemen and women buy food, and obtain shelter and medical attention.

PHOTO: Makeshift memorial to Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

 

At a makeshift memorial to Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier following Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa, Nov. 11, 2006. (Tom Hanson/The Canadian Press)

Paying Tribute To Fallen Soldiers On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians are asked to pause in memory of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service:

 Why the poppy?

The association between the poppy and war dates back to the Napoleonic wars, when a writer saw a field of poppies growing over the graves of fallen soldiers.

During the Battle of Ypres in 1915, Canadian Lt.-Col. John McCrae was inspired to write the poem In Flanders Fields on sighting the poppies growing beside a grave of a close friend who had died in battle.

The poem was a great inspiration in adopting the poppy as the Flower of Remembrance in Canada, France, the U.S, Britain and Commonwealth countries.

The first poppies were distributed in Canada in 1921.

Today the volunteer donations from the distribution of millions of poppies is an important source of revenue for the Royal Canadian Legion that goes toward helping ex-servicemen and women buy food, and obtain shelter and medical attention.

At public gatherings in Ottawa and around the country, Canadians pay tribute with two minutes of silence to the country’s fallen soldiers from the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Afghanistan conflict and peacekeeping missions.

(This Veterans Affairs map shows the gatherings for 2010.)

Also known as Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day was first held throughout the Commonwealth in 1919. It marks the armistice to end the First World War, which came into effect at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, a year earlier.

 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium

http://www.flandersfieldsmusic.com/thepoem.html

Read more: http://www.thetfp.com/threads/remembrance-day-11-11-11.2341/#ixzz1dTtcc6zA

 

What’s Happening in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario! #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ November 2nd, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ art/crafts, Canada, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, film, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), Ontario |

So many good things are happening in the Haliburton Highlands year-round! Whatever your pleasure– a meetup with friends at the Wild Moose for some darts and draft, a film fest, a ‘green’ evening with artist and activist Franke James, or a Santa Claus Parade, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Please read on to get the details. Watch the dates because some of these good times are happening very soon!

Darts at the Wild Moose

 

Santa Claus Parade

 

Franke James

 

 

 

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