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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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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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10th Anniversary of the Nutcracker!

This weekend is the 10th Anniversary of the Heritage Ballet performance of The Nutcracker!

With over 80 people involved for this special event this is sure to be a highlight of the Christmas season!

With 3 shows being held at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion (Haliburton High School)

–  2:00pm Saturday, December 21st

–  7:30pm Saturday, December 21st

–  2:00pm Sunday, December 22nd.

Tickets to The Nutcracker are $15 and available at Cranberry Cottage in Haliburton and Pharmasave in Minden.


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Posted by on December 20, 2013 in Upcoming Events


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Christmas is coming to the Highlands!

We have lots of Christmas activities lined up for this weekend and most of them include an older gentleman in a nice red suit…


Friday, November 22nd – in the Haliburton Santa Claus Parade – 6:30pm – downtown Haliburton

Saturday, November 23rd – in the Minden Santa Claus Parade – 11:30am – downtown Minden

On Saturday, November 23rd Santa is also planning a visit to the Rails End Gallery in Haliburton Village from noon until 2 pm. You can visit with Santa, have your picture taken (optional) by Schell Photography for just $5 and enjoy crafts with Rails End Volunteers. All are welcome! Hot cocoa and cookies too! (Thank you to the Haliburton BIA and Haliburton Lions for partnering on this fun event!)

If you don’t wish to see the big guy in the red suit perhaps this suits you better…

Minden is hosting its Festival of Trees November 22-24 (Fri-Sun) at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre (176 Bobcaygeon Rd.)


The Festival of Trees at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre is a magical event for the entire family. Enjoy the lights and outdoor arrangements as you stroll throughout the grounds. Find beautifully decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands, gift baskets & gift certificates. All items available to be won by raffle. Visit the Sugar Plum Candy Shop, Silver Bell Gift Shop, Free Art/Craft Activities for Children.  Raffle tickets 6/$5. Raffle draws begin at 3pm Nov. 24. Raffle sponsored by Minden Rotary Club.


And on Sunday, November 24th Dysart is hosting its first ever “Ugly Christmas Sweater Run” starting at the town docks in Haliburton at 10am.  Registration is free but participants are encouraged to bring a donation to the food bank and the Dysart Rec. Program (which needs sporting equipment).  For more information contact ( or call 705 457-1740 (leaving messages on Tamara Wilbee’s voice mail).


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