Category Archives: Haliburton County


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Cottage Life Show 2016

Here’s a sneak peek of how we look set up for the 2016 Cottage Life Show.  We are located at Booth 1143 in  Hall 2 Aisle 1100 .

2016 CLS booth



Haliburton Village Turns How Old?

Haliburton Village, officially settled in 1864, turns 150 years old this year.  Let’s celebrate!


We’ve actually already been celebrating in a variety of ways but, if you’ve missed out don’t worry, there are still more fun events to come.

I was privileged to attend a birthday celebration held in Glebe Park on August 9th hosted by the Haliburton Highlands Museum.  The organizers had set up game stations, blacksmith and spinning demonstrations and opened the doors to all the pioneer village buildings at the museum area.  My party had a great time trying “The Graces”, a fun game involving 2 sticks, a hoop and a friend as well as crochet and bocce ball. We missed out on the tug of war but the kids in my group sure found the sweet treats, also known as cupcakes.

Thank you to the Haliburton Highlands Museum for putting on this fun family event – we were sure glad we could help Haliburton celebrate.

Here’s a video clip, compliments of The Highlander Online, of some of the activities presented on this day – keep your eye out there are more chances to celebrate coming in September.

Haliburton’s 150th Birthday


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Positivity Challenge – Are you up for the challenge?

Positivity Challenge – Are you up for the challenge?

Circulating on my Facebook account is a “Positivity Challenge” prompting my friends and family members to come up with 3 items that they are grateful or thankful for.  I was recently tagged into this challenge (although I have suspected for while that it was coming) and have therefore, had plenty of time to think about the things that I most wish to acknowledge in my own life.

Number two on the list, right behind my beloved family and friends, is where I chose to live.  By this I mean, not only the Beautiful Haliburton Highlands that I call home, but also the great country of Canada.  We are truly blessed to live in a country that doesn’t sit on the cusp of war with other countries or within its own borders.  We have an amazing standard of living and the opportunity to travel to other countries less fortunate then we, for a direct comparison, should the news not reveal enough of the world’s problems.

Living here in the Haliburton Highlands is simply the icing on the cake.  With the hundreds of lakes, numerous hiking trails, bike routes, skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, boating, live theater, live musical performances, amazing restaurants and thriving community mindedness that make us unique – we are truly fortunate to have such an abundance.

Are you up for a challenge?  What’s the best part of the Haliburton Highlands to you?

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Posted by on August 14, 2014 in Haliburton County



It is officially, the first day of Spring.

Here in the village of Haliburton it isn’t looking stereo-typically Spring-like, what with the blowing snow and high winds but…we know it’s coming.

I have probably enjoyed this past winter the most in quite a long time as I found some winter activities that I truly LOVED namely; snowshoeing and cross country skiing in addition to the usual staples of ice skating, tobogganing and downhill skiing.  I can’t say that I’m an expert at any of these sports but I went out and had fun and the best part is that my family could join me in all of these activities.

There have been hints of the coming spring – I was able to wear my running shoes on a walk the other day with my dog and I was able to walk and pick up my children after school.  We all strutted down the boardwalk with our coats off (or at least unbuttoned) for the first time it what feels like AGES!

It truly is the little things that make life good.

Now borrowing some slogans from the company, Life is Good!

I’m personally excited for this…

life is good - daisy

so that this can happen!


What are you looking forward to as the seasons change?


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Movie Premier Sneak Peak!

Here’s a trailer for the documentary of “There’s Something in the Water” premiering outdoors this weekend in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands.  As a local, this is VERY cool!  I’m so looking forward to going and being a part of this event!

Click here for more information and to view the trailer!


Haliburton is Hosting, “There’s Something in the Water” Movie Premier!

So, I was going to type a blog post that sounded very professional and informative about the events happening this weekend in Haliburton Village.  As I was compiling my facts and putting them all together I realized how DULL I was making this exciting event sound. So, I’m trying again…


What, a movie premier you say?  How can such a small place pull that off?  We’re premiering it, “Haliburton style” with a 40 foot jumbo screen set up outdoors in Head Lake Park.

What kind of a movie would people stand around to watch outdoors in the winter you ask?  A hockey documentary of course!  This one is based on the huge impact that hockey has here locally.  The film, “There’s Something in the Water” is a 1 hour documentary about how this teeny tiny village in Ontario has been able to send not 1 or 2 but 4 hockey players to the NHL and is also the home base of other retired NHLer’s (yes plural) who choose to make Haliburton their home.

This is going to be such a fun night with bonfires blazing, people visiting and food available.  If you don’t have your ticket plan to get one soon!

So, you’re a HUGE hockey fan and this isn’t enough for you?? How about that we are also hosting the Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships this weekend and next weekend.  With 32 hand crafted rinks set up on Head Lake, it’s hockey all around Haliburton!

Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships - Haliburton, ON


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