CREDIT: Carmen B // October 26, 2012
Whitby, Ontario via The Weather Network
Haunted Trail and Mad House
What Would You Prefer: A Trick, Or Treat?
Check Out the Howling Good Times in Store This Halloween Weekend (and beyond) in the Highlands’ Area!
- Haunted Trail and Mad House
October 27 2012
Halloween Party Oct 27
Minden’s Haunted Village
October 27 2012
October 27 2012
Minden Family and Community Halloween Dance
Wolves and Wild Life
October 26-28 2012
Halloween Dance in Harcourt
Halloween Harvest Menu
After the Halloween festivities are over, don’t forget to help fill up the Truck Drive “Food Crusade’! All food collected in the drive goes to the communities of Minden, Haliburton, Wilberforce and Cardiff food banks.
Truck Drive “Food Crusade”
Update: More Happenings in the Haliburton Highlands after the jump!
From February 15th to 17th, Haliburton County will play host to the Ontario Senior Games – Winterfest:
The January 2011 edition of the Winterfest Newsletter is here! Click here to download a copy in .pdf format.
Accommodation and Competition Maps
Below, you’ll find maps showing the location of accommodations and competition sites for the Games. Map legends are below the map images. To download a full-size .PDF of the map, click here or click on the images below. For a copy of the map Legend in .PDF format, click here.
2. Bark Lake Camp – 1551 Bark Lake Drive, (off Cty.Rd. 503 between Irondale & Gooderham)
4. Southwind Motel – 6254 County Rd. 121, Minden
5. Sir Sam’s Inn – 1491 Sir Sam’s Rd. Eagle Lake
11. Sandy Lane Resort – 17592 Hwy 35, Carnarvon
12. Buttermilk Falls Resort – 16941 Hwy 35 Carnarvon
16. Red Umbrella Inn – 1075 Red Umbrella Rd. Minden
17. Highlands Motel – 1064 Omagki Rd. –Hwy 35 Minden
18. Ogopogo Resort – 1023 Ogopogo Lane –Hwy 35 Minden
19. Oakview Lodge – 2029 Little Hawk Rd. Carnarvon off Hwy 35
20. Little Hawk Resort 2049 Little Hawk Rd. Carnarvon off Hwy 35
23. Nobel Motel – 1164 Moore Lakes Estates, Hwy 35 Moore Falls
29. Royal Resort – 44 Royal Cedar Road, City of Kawartha Lakes
30. Waterfront Holiday Inn – 150 George St. Peterborough
Inset A Village of Haliburton
15. Silver Maple Motel – 48 Highland St. Haliburton
Inset B – Kashagawigamog Lake Rd. and area
1. Pinestone Resort – 4252 County Rd 21, Haliburton
4. Lakeview Motel – 4951 County Rd. 21 Haliburton
6. Halimar Resort – 2797 County Rd. 18 Haliburton
7. Bonnieview Resort – 2713 County Rd. 18 Haliburton
8. Marcus Beach County Rd. 21 Haliburton
Inset C – Town of Minden
9. Motel Minden – 12600 Hwy. 35
13.Dominion Hotel – 113 Bobcaygeon Rd.
24.Minden House B&B – 23 Invergordon Ave.
Competition Venue Legend
2. Alpine Skiing – Sir Sam’s Ski Resort, 1054 Liswood Rd. Eagle Lake
4c. 65+ Hockey -Keith Tallman Arena 2256 Loop Rd. Wilberforce
6c. Curling – Wilberforce Curling Club County Rd. 648 Wilberforce
5. Duplicate Bridge – Royal Resort -44 Royal Cedar Rd, City of Kawartha Lakes
10.Ten Pin Bowling – Bowlerama 845 ChemongRd. Peterborough
Inset A – Village of Haliburton
1. Opening / Closing Ceremonies Haliburton High School 5358 County Rd. 21 Haliburton
1. Middle Night Entertainment Hockey Night in Haliburton/ Vegas Review
Haliburton High School 5358 County Rd. 21 Haliburton
1a. Volleyball – Haliburton High School 5358 County Rd. 21 Haliburton
1b. Volleyball – JD Hodgson Elementary School, 1070 Grass Lake Rd. Haliburton
4a. Curling – Haliburton Curling Club 730 Mountian St. Haliburton
6a. Hockey – Dysart Community Center, 730 Mountain St. Haliburton
7. Nordic Skiing – Glebe Park, Bayshore Rd. Haliburton
Inset C – Town of Minden / Registration & Accreditation Center
3. Badminton – Archie Stouffer Elementary School, 12 Vintage Cres. Minden -
4b. Curling – Minden Curling Club, 50 Prentice St. Minden
6b. 55+Hockey – S.G. Nesbitt Arena, 55 Parkside Ave. Minden
8. Prediction Skating S.G. Nesbitt Arena, 55 Parkside Ave. Minden
9. Table Tennis – Minden Community Center, 50 Prentice St. Minden
South of Haliburton
10. Ten Pin Bowling – Bowlerama 845 ChemongRd. Peterborough
5. Duplicate Bridge – Royal Resort – 44 Royal Cedar Rd, City of Kawartha Lakes
Hockey Night in Haliburton Star-studded Panel Announced!
The Winterfest 2011 Games Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the following Haliburton Hockey legends that will be partaking in an open panel discusson at the Northern Lights Theatre on Wednesday February 16th, 2011. Confirmed hockey legends include Scotty Morrision, Walt McKechnie, Glen Sharpley and many more still to be announced! Also present that evening will be the Stanley Cup as well as a very special guest who is arguably the face of Canadian hockey!
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson. All opinions are 100% mine.
I now live in Illinois which borders Missouri but when I was a teenager I drove in my VW camper van cross country. I was moving actually to southern California but as is my attitude still, if you are going to be in proximity of somewhere special try to go there too. Also because of Route 66 mid-20th Century vibe, I opted, when mapping my route pre-journey to make sure I drove some long strips of Route 66 as I drove west. I had 10 days to take in as much as I could of the country. My first-time trip through Missouri was cool in that we were following the rich-in-history-old Ozark Trail Systems that are somewhat in line with Rte. 66 and of course, the sad monument to long-ago practices, the Cherokee Trail of Tears. We made a stop at the well-known Meramec Caverns as well, as they are not far from the Stanton area of Route 66. I remember Missouri very well. There is just such a varied number of activities –so I’ve been back since– a number of times. I’d love to go to Branson–especially this time of year–I just need to have a distant relative leave me an inheritance as I would fully take advantage of the the fun Branson has to offer. I define fun many ways so I’ll mention just a few to be had in Branson.
Branson is an Ozark resort town which focuses on its wholesome country, pop music and family entertainment roots. Branson is a Midwest gem, the entertainment capital.
Two outstanding establishments for the non-entertainment hours depending on your needs and wants are the
Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and the Hilton Branson Convention Center. They are situated right in the heart of the “entertainment capital of the Midwest,” so they are able to offer much more than just a place to stay. Consider if you would, these ideas!
Here are some specifics pertaining to activities for Spring 2010 in Branson:
Branson also has ongoing events like the 14th annual Branson Tri-Lakes Building and Home Show, NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament, Branson’s Best Boat and Recreation Show, Silver Dollar City’s Family Spring Break Day and the memorable Young Christian’s Weekend; not to mention a series of amazing concerts on the Branson Landing including shows from 65 South, Colgate Country Showdown with KHOZ 102.9, EXILE, The Nashvegas All Stars, and David Letterman Stupid Human & Pet Trick Auditions!
Both Hilton hotels are within easy driving distance of Branson’s championship golf courses, lakes, museums, theme parks and 49 live entertainment theaters.
For me spa treatment with the one I love would be just the ticket.
I’d book the Romance Package at the Hilton Branson Convention Center which promises to wash my worries away with a relaxing spa treatment. Perhaps I’ll take two.
This relax and recharge package includes deluxe, overnight accommodations at the hotel, a full breakfast for two and the complete awesomeness of a spa treatment for two.
Mmm. Doesn’t that sound really nice?
In addition to what you can enjoy in the proximity of the Hiltons there is much more to enjoy and it is a short drive to do so.
Packages for the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel come for every taste and include Hilton’s Bed & Breakfast Package, Romance Package, and Hilton Requests Upon Arrival™ to name but a few.
Be sure to click one of the above links to see and read more about all the great things waiting for you in Branson.
Haliburton Highlands – A Natural Work of Art
Tourism Information Centre
Tel:705-286-1777 or 1-800-461-7677
Free Skating – Wilberforce
Free Skating – Minden Hills
Public Skating – Haliburton
Free Skating – Wilberforce Arena:
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 27th, 2009 from 12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 from 12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Should you have any questions or concerns contact 613-339-2442.
Free Skating -
S.G.Nesbitt Memorial Arena, Minden
Tues., Dec 22nd 11:00am-1:00pm sponsored by Subway Development-Kenfield Enterprises Ltd.
Wed., Dec 23rd 11:00am-1:00pm sponsored by Tim Hortons
Thurs., Dec 24th – closed at noon
Fri., Dec 25th – closed
Sat., Dec 26th – closed
Sun., Dec 27th 11:00am-1:00pm sponsored by Minden Pharmasave
Mon., Dec 28th 11:00am-1:00pm sponsored by Tim Hortons
Tues, Dec 29th 11:00am-1:00pm sponsored by Floyd Hall Limited
Wed., Dec 30th 11:00am-1:00pm sponsored by Minden Pharmasave
Thur., Dec 31st 11:00am-1:00pm sponsored by Tim Hortons
Fri., Jan 1st – closed
For more information please contact the Minden Arena at 705-286-1936
Public Skating – Dysart Arena
Monday, December 21st 11:00-12:30
Tuesday, December 22nd 11:00-12:30
Wednesday, December 23rd 11:00-12:30
Thursday, December 24th No Public Skating
Friday, December 25th No Public Skating
Saturday, December 26th No Public Skating
Sunday, December 27th 12:00- 1:30
Monday, December 28th 11:00-12:30
Tuesday, December 29th 11:00-12:30
Wednesday, December 30th 11:00-12:30
Thursday, December 31st 11:00-12:30
Friday, January 1st No Public Skating
Saturday, January 2nd No Public Skating
Sunday, January 3rd 12:00- 1:30
Price is $2.00 per person.
For further information please contact
the Dysart Arena at 457-2083
Winter Solstice (Credit: Photobucket)
December 20, 2009
Celebrate the darkest night of the year by drinking deeply of winter’s magical gifts with winter rumi’nations. Bring a couplet or quatrain of wisdom to guide us out of the dark days into the light. The words may be from Rumi, Hafez, or your own, or from your favourite mystic or poet. Also bring drums or something to beat, stomping feet, and prayers that are sweet. Gaia Centre, Sunday, Dec. 20. 7:00 pm Fire circle RSVP Carol or Paul, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Website www.gaiacentre.org
Gaia Centre West Guilford
Contact: Carol Tel: 705-754-2427
Pre Game Show Live at the Northwood Inn
December 26 2009
LIVE BAND!!! Pre Game Show returns by popular request. Show starts at 10pm.
Visit Website www.northwoodinn.ca
Northwood Inn, Haliburton, Ontario
13588 Hwy 118 Haliburton
Contact: Bonnie Tel: (705) 457-1710
Make Peace with Winter – One Day Sampler Adventure
December 30 2009
Try a little winter. Embrace the winter wonders of the Haliburton Highlands with a full day sampler of unique, fun, and active adventures. You will start the day with dog sledding followed by your choice of snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the afternoon. Along the way we will indulge in a tasty bush lunch. This fully guided one day package is available with or without accommodation. Please book at least one week in advance.
Visit Website www.yoursoutdoors.ca
Haliburton County Haliburton
Contact: Barrie Martin Tel: 705-754-3436
New Year’s Eve Magical Family Gala
December 31 2009
A fun-filled evening for the entire family featuring not one, but two delectible buttets, one decked out and dazzling for Mom & Dad, and one just for the kids. There will be an interactive magician during dinner and live magic show after dinner. Complete with marshmallows and hot chocolate for all. Dinner, show and campfire: adults $59.95, kid’s $28.95, children 5 and under $9.95. To book you reservations call the Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre at 705-457-1800 or 1-800-461-0357. Visit their website at www.pinestone-resort.com
First Night Celebration Dinner
December 31 2009
Join us in Heatherwood Restaurant for an intimate dinner with friends, or just for two. Enjoy a menu planned especially for this evening. Finish the evening off by ringing in the New Year enjoying Highlanders Lounge. (There is no cover charge for the Heather Restaurant dinner guests.)
To reserve contact the Pineston Resort & Conference Centre at 705-457-1800 or 1-800461-0357 or visit their website at www.pinestone-resort.com
“From all of us at the Visitor Information Centre for the County of Haliburton we would like to extend warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday.
See you in 2010.
Amy Brohm, Ann Lavery, James Stewart and John Stark”
Thanks from me to the above-named staff of What’s Happening this Week in the Haliburton Highlands–the Haliburton Visitor’s Information Centre.
I believe in 2009 they have outdone themselves with the depth and breathe of their highly-informational Highlands Newsletter.
There is quite literally something for everyone with a (pleasantly) surprisingly diverse range of activities that will take you right through winter 2010 in the Haliburton Highlands–all of which you can find out about through reading the newsletter in your email–FREE. I never miss them!