Though last week’s good weather helped to dry things up, the fallout from the 2013 Minden Hills flooding is far from over.
In an effort to bring you up-to-the-minute, I’m devoting this post to the Minden Hills area in hopes that you will reach out and support them in any way you possibly can. Over 150 families are homeless and many will permanently lose their homes as they do not have the option to purchase flood insurance coverage since they live on a flood plain.
Please read above “Flood related Community Information” about the latest, streamlined way that anyone, anywhere can donate to the flood relief fund. This makes me so happy as I’m 700 miles away right now and want to help and now can do so on payday using PayPal. Since I’m spending a month and-a-half in the Algonquin Highlands this summer, I intend to do as much of my shopping at local Minden businesses as possible and I hope other folks follow suit this year.
The sun coming out also brought this snap of the Minden Bridge opening this week past:
Minden Bridge reopens (May 2013)
Coach’s Corner Minden Hills Flood Relief May 8th 2013
A huge thank you to Ron Maclean and Don Cherry for giving our town such needed national exposure as we work to raise donations for our devastated town. Over 150 families are homeless and many will permanently lose their homes as they do not have the option to purchase flood insurance coverage as they are in a flood plain. Please visit www.pinestone-resort.com and click on the “Donate Now” button to donate to the “Township of Minden Hills Flood Relief” Trust account or visit any CIBC Branch – All Donations so VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!
EVERY DOLLAR RAISED IS MATCHED WITH A $2 DONATION FROM THE PROVINCIAL GOVT, ESSENTIALLY TRIPLING THE FUNDS
CBC news report
More damage from high water in Minden Hills.
Fund raising efforts for the Minden Community After the Jump:
I’m kicking myself that I didn’t start following theHaliburton Creative Business Incubatoron FaceBook sooner. They have great up-to-the minute news on people who keep Haliburton vital business-wise. My opinion is that it is crucial to have a balance of business and beauty in the Haliburton Highlands! From a FB ‘wall posting’ today:
Brandi Hewson of Wai Products
‘Tonight Brandi Hewson of Wai Products will be one of the four finalists at the Bear’s Lair competition in Peterborough. Having won the regional competition in Haliburton, Brandi goes onto the big stage in search of prizes and recognition for her business. Robert Herjavec, from The Dragons’ Den will participate at the Grand Finale as the keynote speaker and guest judge. ‘ -Good Luck Brandi!
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!
I’ve blogged about some of the many resources and activities on this blog throughout what some people might think of as the Haliburton “off-season” but there really is no off season in Haliburton County any longer.
Since the area was settled, there has of course been “year-rounders”–those folks that took up permanent residence while the rest of us returned to our city or suburban lives. No so anymore.
There is a plethora of activities indoor and out throughout the year in Haliburton County–just skim back through my winter months posts to get an idea (though I documented but a small portion due to time constraints). The car racing on ice was an activity that really tickled my fancy having never seen such a thing but the creative and crafty goings on at the Rails End Galleryand The Art Hiveare two destinations that I could and would appreciate year-round.
But the fact is there is plenty of room for more business in Haliburton–and Haliburton has the resources to help businesses, especially smaller or start -up businesses take root. Both the year-rounders and the permanent residents can benefit by taking part in new and exciting endeavors or become patrons of new businesses that have found their way to Haliburton County. Here’s a short, informative, nicely-written article from the Haliburton CountyEcho on just how crucial efforts like this and others can be to the livelihood of Haliburton County.
Now for the details of the Haliburton Creative Business Incubator–a great opportunity for the many types of businesses in the creative business arena.
An announcement forwarded by the County of Haliburton, Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Marketing:
Four spaces will soon be available to emerging entrepreneurial businesses in the Haliburton Creative Business Incubator, located in one of Ontario’s most beautiful and vibrant locations. Renovations to the former Haliburton Public Library building are now underway and we anticipate that we will be ready for clients to move in by mid June.
* Information on our program
* Details of work spaces available and costs
* Steps for selection and the selection process
* Minimum qualifications for eligibility
* Evaluation criteria
* Application form
Get your applications in as soon as possible. Applications received by April 30th, 2010, will receive priority consideration. Successful Candidates will be contacted in early May and invited to come to Haliburton for a personal interview.
This is a wonderful opportunity for young businesses looking to establish in a location that offers a beautiful natural environment, a vibrant community and a “relaxed” business style.
Our low monthly costs include a dedicated space for each business, broadband services, access to training seminars and a mentoring program which will provide experienced business people to our clients as advisors. We will also assist clients in their search for suitable living space.
We invite you to do business with the world while enjoying the wonders of the Haliburton Highlands. Contact us right away for your ticket to a “business life with lifestyle”.
If you’re not a candidate for the Creative Business Incubator but know of a creative business that might be the right fit, please pass this news to them. It just might be one of the best recommendations you make.
April 30th, 2010 for applications to receive priority consideration
Early May contact for successful candidates
Personal interviews in May
Facility availability mid to late June
Examples of Creative Businesses:
* Arts administration and education – development and curation, visual art appraisal.
* Architecture design and planning – commercial, residential, landscape architecture and landscape planning, environmental planner, land use planner, community and urban planner.
* Business service consultant – human resources, business management, research, marketing.
* Communications – advertising, public relations, media relations, publicist, promotions, fundraising, consultant, photo journalist.
* Craft – artisans working in: clay, fibre, glass, leather, metal, paper, wood, decorative painting, mixed media
* Culinary – work in the styling and presentation of food
* Cultural Heritage – restoration, conservation, preservation, research, presentation of artifacts, information and buildings of cultural and/or historical significance, archiving, archeology
* Dance – choreography design
* Design Arts – interior and kitchen design, landscape, graphic design, furniture design, fabric design, fashion design, jewelry design, pattern design.
* Illustration – commercial or medical illustrator.
* Information Technology – IT consultant, computer/informatics consultant, management information systems, geomatics.
* Writing, Editing and Publishing for the Performing Arts, Literature & Business – in any medium, including advertising, and technical writing.
* Media Arts – video, film, web, and multi-media development including animation, and illustration – Web and application programmer, computer game developer, computer programmer, e-business software, developer, interactive media developer, software developer/programmer
* Music – composing, performing, recording
* Photography – commercial, industrial, portrait or as a fine art, also framing and restoration.
* Research – in any area including, but not limited to business, the arts, culture and heritage
* Theatre – teaching, directing, producing, coaching
* Visual Art – those involved with painting, sculpture, drawing, or creation of visual art in any medium.
* Defies Description – is a combination of any disciplines above.
Mail Your Application To:
Haliburton Creative Business Incubator
P.O. Box 210
c/o Haliburton County Development Corporation
49 Maple Ave, Unit 4
Haliburton, ON. K0M 1S0
Or Contact: Mike Jaycock, Project Consultant
Phone: (705) 754-9996
Sidney Crosby wins gold for Canada. (Photo credit: Doug Mills/New York Times)
The depth and breadth of hockey’s place in Canadian culture can be hard to fathom beyond the borders. But it now might be heard, echoing from the north, thanks to a 3-2 overtime victory over the United States in the final event of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
To hear Canadians tell it, the hockey gold medal has come home, where it belongs.
Canada did not win as many medals as it had hoped at these Olympics, which closed on Sunday night, but it won more golds (14) than any country in history. The last, an emphatic exclamation point on the 2010 Vancouver Games, will be collectively cherished more than any other.
This, after all, is a country whose $5 bill has a scene of children playing hockey on a pond, with a quotation from the short story “The Hockey Sweater,” by Roch Carrier:
“The winters of my childhood were long, long seasons. We lived in three places — the school, the church and the skating rink — but our real life was on the skating rink.”
Hockey, the Canadian poet Richard Harrison once said, “is the national id.”