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Highlands Festival Singers Spring Concert

May 1 and May 3, 2016
Haliburton United Church
General Admission Tickets $15
705-457-4916
www.highlandsfestivalsingers.ca
highlandsfestivalsingers@gmail.com




Haliburton Concert Series Announces 2016 Season

The Haliburton Concert Series is delighted to announce the details of the three concerts in its 2016 season. The season will open with Few and Fewer on May 7, 2016. Guy Few (trumpet, piano, voice) is no stranger to Haliburton County, having performed here and adjudicated the Haliburton Highlands Music Festival on several occasions. This time he returns with the sensational violinist, Mark Fewer. Together with their accompanist, Stephanie Mara, they will perform duets and trios by composers ranging from Puccini to Gershwin to Thelonius Monk. A not-to-be-missed concert!
The second concert of the season will take place on September 24 with multi-instrumentalist Michele Jacot. She will treat us to music by Brahms, Debussy, Finzi, and others on clarinet, flute, piccolo, and saxophone. In addition to accompanying Michele, Sonya Sim will play a few piano pieces. This will be an enchanting evening.
The final concert of the season will be on October 30 with the young virtuoso​ pianist, Sheng Cai. He debuted with the Toronto Symphony at age 15, and has since played in venues around the world and won top prize in many competitions. He will dazzle us with works by Beethoven, Chopin, Albeniz, and Shostakovich.
All concerts take place at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Subscriptions are now being sold for the three concerts. Adults are only $60 and students $25. Call June Smith at 705-457-3272 or email june.smith705@gmail.com for tickets or visit www.haliburtoncs.blogspot.com for more info.



Create Your Own Workshop

Abbey Gardens is offering something unique this winter. Book a guided snowshoe with lunch; learn new skills through a bread baking, coffee roasting or beer brewing workshop; enjoy a beer or coffee tasting session or combine a few different activities. Let them know your group size, preferred date and the type of experience you're looking for and they'll customize one just for you. Available January to April 2016. For more information, contact Cara (cara@abbeygardens.ca) or Irene (irene@abbeygardens.ca), call 705-754-4769 or visit www.abbeygardens.ca.





Highlands Summer Festival 2016 Lineup

The Highlands Summer Festival will be staging five productions next summer, including the musical Oliver!; comedies Old Love by Norm Foster and Fallen Angels by Noel Coward; an intriguing cabaret production featuring CBC Radio Two personality Tom Allen called The Judgment of Paris; and the one woman show Miss Caledonia. Season passes for all five shows are just $150 - a savings of 13% - available until January 15, 2016. Order online at highlandssummerfestival.on.ca or call the box office at 705-457-9933 or toll free at 855-457-9933.




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Living with Cancer Support Group

The Living with Cancer Support Group is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with or has survived cancer. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Ruth Parkes Room at the Haliburton Hospital from 1-3pm. Please contact Lynn Higgs Thompson at 705-457-2941 for more information.



Wildlife Collisions - Reduce Your Risk

On average, there is a motor vehicle/wild animal collision every 38 minutes in Ontario. Almost 90% occur on two-lane roads outside of urban areas, and in good weather. The risk of a collision is highest during May and June, and from October to January.
Tips to Reduce Risk of Collision:
Scan the road ahead from shoulder to shoulder.
Slow down in areas marked with yellow wildlife warning signs.
Use high beams at night when possible and watch for glowing eyes.
Wildlife beside the road: slow down and pass carefully as they may suddenly bolt onto the road.
Wildlife on the road: Brake firmly. Never assume the animal will move out of your way. Never swerve suddenly; you could lose control or head into oncoming traffic.
If you see one deer, there are likely more nearby.
If possible, avoid driving during dusk or dawn when most wildlife collisions occur.
Don't feed deer if you live near a highway.
For more information, please refer to the Ministry of Transportation website at www.mto.gov.on.ca. For public safety tips, residents may check out the OPP web-site at www.opp.ca.



Who You Gonna Call?

Call 2-1-1 for information about the social, municipal and health services available in your community including housing, employment, mental health and addiction agencies. 211 is answered live, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, by trained specialists who know your community services and can refer callers to local support. Calling 211 is free and confidential.

For more information, please go to www.211ontario.ca.


Call 211 for Information
Call 511 for Road Reports

Call 911 for Emergencies
Knowing the right number to call will help residents find the right services for their situation and reduce inappropriate calls to 911.



Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Drivers Needed

Did you know that the simple act of driving your car can help cancer patients in your community? For one in five cancer patients in Ontario, transportation to treatment is just one of the many challenges they face on their road to recovery. You can help provide rides to life-saving appointments by becoming a volunteer driver. All drivers must have a smoke free vehicle. Reimbursement and training are provided. For more information please contact Alison Payne at 1-800-463-0432 or apayne@ontario.cancer.ca.


ONTARIO SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Right Here in #MyHaliburtonHighlands!

Canopy Tour at Haliburton ForestTwo local experiences have been designated as Ontario Signature Experiences (OSE), which showcase the best and most unique tourism experiences in the province carefully selected to motivate visits to Ontario from global markets. The Canopy Tour at Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve (right), and the 'Haliburton Rocks!' package offered by Yours Outdoors were included, along with Madawaska Kanu Centre in Barry's Bay and Ottawa River rafting offered by OWL Rafting, Wilderness Tours, and RiverRun Rafting. In addition to the associated prestige that comes with being named an OSE, recipients receive marketplace credibility, worldwide recognition as part of the OSE collection, increased marketing through OTMPC partnership, increased packaging and cross-promotional opportunities with other OSE members, and strengthened business relationships with travel trade. For more information on OHTO membership, initiatives, or becoming an Ontario Signature Experience, visit www.ohto.ca.







Promoting the Haliburton Highlands!


The Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) has completed a pilot series video project. The video above, for the Haliburton region, features the Sculpture Forest, Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve, Sir Sam's Ski & Bike, and Sir Sandford Fleming College. The OHTO will be using these videos on their website to promote the Haliburton Highlands.





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Seniors: Need a Ride?


Community Support Services (previously Community Care Haliburton County) would like to help seniors who live in remote areas of our county to get into town to do their weekly shopping, banking, prescription pick up, etc. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in this service, please contact Judy at 705-457-2941 or jcumming@hhhs.on.ca.

Have you seen
the Eight Wonders of Haliburton County?
  • Ritchie Falls
  • View from Dorset Tower
  • Hawk River Log Chute
  • Sleeping Woman in Sculpture Forest
  • Gull River
  • Autumn Colours
  • Essonville Church
  • Furnace Falls
The winners of the Canoe FM contest were announced on September 1, 2007.

Stanhope Airport Click for county map

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