EVENTS IN THE TOWNSHIP OF MINDEN HILLS
|Dates and times of events possibly may change. Please ensure you have the correct date and time of an event (you may call the Township of Minden Hills office at 705 286 1260 or the Minden Hills Parks and Rec Department at 705 286 1936...please also visit the County of Haliburton website at www.county.haliburton.on.ca for events around our County.|
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
We invite you to attend our Earth Day Celebration
on Saturday, April 27, 2013
Opening of the Royal Ontario Museum Exhibit
Listen to the Night: Bats of Ontario
Family and Children’s Activities
Planting White Pine saplings
Movie: The Lorax
This is a free event
please contact the Cultural Centre at 705-286-3154 for more information
|Doors Open Invitation |
September 7 & 8, 2013
Members of the public, businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the upcoming Doors Open event scheduled for September 7 and 8, 2013.
Doors Open invites us to explore our communities, share spaces and stories, and step into our shared past.
The theme of Cultural expressions will provide an opportunity for communities across the province to celebrate the relationship between heritage and the arts. Venues for the arts – such as theatres, opera houses, art galleries, artist studios, recital halls and recording studios – are ideal sites for celebrating this year’s theme.
Also appropriate are sites associated with renowned artists or specific works of art. Such sites would include the homes of famous novelists, landmarks captured in famous paintings, or settings depicted in popular songs or films.
We encourage you to get creative this year, too. Let your inner artist come out, and let our Doors Open events and sites inspire you.
Please submit a photo and small description of your location to Shannon Prentice at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday April 12, 2103.
LOCHLIN HALL - RENTALS AVAILABLE
|Tucked in the Pines, centrally located between Minden & Haliburton, the Lochlin Hall is ready for your event.|
Hosts up to 50 guests and comes complete with 2 full kitchens.
Wheel chair accessible.
Rates: $40 for 4 hours or Full day for $100
Contact Leitha @ 705-286-1398
IRONDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE - RENTALS AVAILABLE
|Located at the southern boundary of Minden Hills Township, the Irondale Community Centre is central to Kinmount, the Salerno Lake area and Gooderham.|
This intimate facility comes complete with a health approved kitchen, is wheel chair accessible
and also includes a large field/ball diamond for outdoor events.
Community centre with light kitchen use (tea, coffee) and property: $10/hr or $100/day
Community centre with complete kitchen (stove, etc) and property: $15/hr or $150/day
For hall rentals - contact Maxine Marr at 705-447-2380
The centre also has available for rental a 20 x 30 tent: cost is $250.00 for a 2-3 day event.
Contact Barry Simmons at 705-447-2380
BOY CUBS, SCOUTS AND BEAVERS
|Meet every Wednesday night in the fall/winter months, in the Scouts Hall at the rear entrance of the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.|
Beavers meet every Monday night, same location, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Anyone wishing more information, please call (705) 286-1936
HATVA (Haliburton ATV Association) 1st ANNUAL DEEP WOODS SAFARI
|May 18th - 20th, 2013 |
Minden Fairgrounds, Bobcaygeon Road
3 day event, guided rides for all skill levels, Brand new ATV up for grabs!!
Please visit our website for more information www.haliburtonatv.com - click on Deep Woods Safari for more information and registration
RELAY FOR LIFE - Haliburton
|Friday, June 7th, 2013|
Held at the Haliburton High School - this is an all-night event to help cancer reserach (from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am). Township Staff have a team entered - your support would be appreciated.
MINDEN ROTARY ANNUAL BRIDGE TOLL
|June 22, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
Please support our local Rotary Club
Bobcaygeon Road - Gull River
ANNUAL BEEF BBQ - MINDEN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
|Saturday, June 8th, 2013|
Minden Community Centre
BEEF ON A BUN - fundraiser for the Haliburton County Fair.
705-286-1936 ex 400
MINDEN KINSMEN TRUCK PULL
|June 15th, 2013|
Minden Hills Fairgrounds (Bobcaygeon Road)
Please visit, for more information:
HATVA (Haliburton ATV Association) 4th ANNUAL MUD BOG & YOUTH TRAINING DAY
|June 15TH, 2013|
Minden Hills Fairgrounds - Bobcaygeon Road
Bring your ATV and try the bog or come out to watch. Event co-ordinator Harold Clayton - email@example.com
Free Youth Training Day for ages 6-14 with certified instructor - Co-ordinator Ron Cook - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our website for more information www.haliburtonatv.com
MINDEN CANADA DAY CELEBRATION
|CANADA DAY PARADE|
Dear Prospective Participant:
Welcome the first edition of Minden’s Canada Day Parade.This year is extra special especially since
we are celebrating not only Canada’s Birthday but Queen Elizabeth is marking her Diamond Jubilee
on the throne and the war of 1812 (do the math) was fought 200 years ago.
Time to plan you entry for the annual Minden’s Canada Day parade being held on June 30th at 3:30
pm this year to mark the kick-off for the Canada Day Celebrations on the following day.
The parade committee prides itself on offering a non-commercial parade for its visitors and residents.
With this in mind we include a copy of the Rules and Regulations, Declaration Sheet and an
Application form which must be completed and returned to the Events/Parade Committee.
Your organization name and title of your entry will appear on our program that is handed out on the
day of the parade. Please ensure all pertinent information is included on the Entrants Form so that
you will receive acknowledgment for your entry.
Please contact Mike Janetakes 705.286.0118 or 705.286.1936 to advise if you will be entering
our parade this year, or if you have any questions or concerns. If it is more convenient for your
organization we also have the Entrants Sheets available on-line. Check out our Facebook page
“Minden’s Canada Day Parade”.
We look forward to receiving an early confirmation.
MINDEN CANADA DAY CELEBRATION
|MINDEN HILLS FIRST EVER!|
CANADA DAY CELEBRATION PARADE
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE THE TOWNSHIP OF MINDEN HILLS
Group Name: __________________________________
Contact Name _________________________________
Phone No. (H) ____________ (B)________________
Mailing Address ______________________________
Postal Code ____________________
Please check all that apply:
Walking ___ Float Type length___
Motorized Vehicle ___ Band____
Majorette ___ Vintage Vehicle/Model ________________Year_______
Eqestrian ___ Other ___________________________________________
Number of Participants __________________ & Size of Unit ______
Special Instructions __________________________
What You Need To Know:
- Parade Marshalling begins at 2:30 pm at the Minden Community Centre (East of Bobcaygeon Road).
- Units will be lined up along at the Arena Parking lot and along Parkside Street.
- Please DO NOT throw candy or any other items while on the parade route - please hand them out.
- After you have completed the parade rout please disperse at the arena.
Return completed forms to:
Minden Canada Day Parade
c/o Mike Janetakes
1015 Brunswick Drive,
Minden, ON K0M 2K0
For more information call Mike Janetakes at 705.286.0118
W A I V E R
1. It is assumed that the person who signs this registration form will be responsible for the safe and proper conduct of all the unit participants
which he/she represents and agrees to abide by the conditions outlined herein.
I/We acknowledge that I/we also hereby indemnify the Township of Minden Hills, its volunteers or agents
2. I/We acknowledge that I/we shall be responsible for my/our actions while participating in this event. I/we hereby release the Township
of Minden Hills it’s agents and volunteers for all manner of action cause of action suits, lose, damages or impurities caused by negligence
of otherwise arising out of my/our participation.
I/we also hereby indemnify the said Township it’s volunteers or agents for any losses or damages sustained by myself/us or any person as
a result of such actions or proceedings being commenced against them by myself/ourselves or any person. All p;participants will be
responsible for their own insurance during the event.
CANADA DAY ACTIVITIES 2013
|JULY 1ST, 2013|
8:00 Rock Bass Fishing Derby, register at the Minden Dock, all ages. Sponsored by Minden Home Hardware and Bill Kulas, Re/Max Minden.
10:00-3:00 Free wagon rides from Bridge to Bridge to Cultural Centre
Entertainment all day long!
Highland Time Travellers CLASSIC CARS - along the Gull River - Water Street,
Rotary Club BBQ, balloons and children’s game, Community Displays along the Gull River,
Meet the Animals Petting Zoo and Free Baskin Robbins icecream at the Cultural Centre,
Clowns, Face Painting, Displays, Air Bounce, many more games etc.,
Basketball Shoot, Mini-Golf, Children’s Games by the Pritchard House,
Try Zumba, Art Council Craft Table (RiverCone Gazebo),
Lions, Rotary and Classic Cars BBQ’s,
Minnow Races - behind Post Office - sponsored by the Minden Royal Canadian Legion Branch,
Free Popcorn - Minden Community Volunteer Policing Association - also their annual draw for basketball and soccar balls,
Prizes for youngest, oldest, best Canada Day costume, visitor from furthest away - GET YOUR NAME IN AT THE MAIN CANADA DAY TABLE, CANOE FM Hosting all day long
10:30 Highlands Concert Band in concert at main stage area
11:00 Fishing Derby closes, Crazy River Raft Race registration Rotary Park,(sponsored/assisted by the Gull Lake Cottagers’ Association, Henwoods Variety,Bill and Linda Chadwick)
11:30 Canada Day Opening Ceremonies: Minden Marching Band & Highland Silver Flutes, Colour Party, Opening remarks and cutting of the Canada Day Cake.
12:30 Crazy River Raft Race starts at Rotary Park, finish line at the bridge in town
1:30 Rubber Duck Race - Gull River - Minden Lionesses
2:00 Shintano Wado Kai Karate demonstrations at main stage area Skate off at the Skate Park.
4:30 Music festival at the fairgrounds ft. Gord Kidd and the 50/50 band, Sheri Hawkins and the Wiseguys, and more. $5 dollar admission
Dusk Free Fantastic Fireworks sponsored by the Minden Fire Department, the Government of Canada and the Township of Minden Hills.
PRIZES DRAWN ALL DAY LONG
DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR TICKET AT THE MAIN TABLE AND ALL DONATIONS WELCOME
SOME EVENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
CRAZY RIVER RAFT RACE 2013 CANADA DAY FESTIVITIES DISCLAIMER
|Please click here to download this document (available in Adobe Acrobat)|
Crazy Raft Race Rules
All participants must sign the waiver forms (Parent or Guardian if under 18). Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (canoes or kayaks may accompany a raft).
All participants must wear a fastened lifejacket or an approved Personal Floatation Device throughout the race, and all rafters must go to the aid of anyone falling unexpectedly into the water.
Each raft must be substantially home made.
Rafters must not deliberately interfere with another raft. No grabbing or bumping (splashing is allowed).
The first 3 rafts must not get too far ahead. Each of the 3 lead rafts must stay within 4 raft lengths of the following raft, or you are required to complete a 360 degree turn.
There are two low bridges, so avoid tall flagpoles, sign-boards, etc.
Rafts must finish with all crew and parts together (no littering please)
Caution: keep right at the start to avoid becoming caught in the current and trees on the left side of the first bend.
Registration is 11am to noon (no fee). Late registrations may be accepted, but the 12.15pm race start will not be delayed.
Start Line: The raft must be touching the park shore at the start (please do not obstruct the launch ramp).
Finish Line: Race ends at an imaginary line just as you begin to pass under the bridge in downtown Minden (bib number visible please).
Boat Exit: 50 yards past the bridge, on the left (keep left to avoid being carried downstream).
Proceed north to the prize ceremony just past the Post Office. All participants will be recognized!
Remember, there is a special prize for the most Enthusiastic Crew, as well as the Most Original Raft, Best Costumes, and First to Finish.
MINDEN'S CRAZY RIVER RAFT RACE 2013 CANADA DAY
|When: July 1st at 12:30pm (start). Registration at 11:00 am|
Where: Rotary Park, Minden
Race location: Rotary Park to village of Minden Bridge.
- Prizes for the most original raft, most creative costumes, most enthusiastic crew and first to finish.
- Candies for all entries, no entry fee.
- All entries must be substantially homemade (no canoes or kayaks).
- Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, under 18 must have entry form signed by parent or guardian.
Bill Chadwick (905)853-0955 email@example.com
Entry forms available at race start, or at the Township Office.
2013 ONTARIO FAMILY FISHING WEEK
|July 6 - 14, 2013|
This special week runs in conjunction with National Fishing Week - which includes fish festivals, clinics, conservation and educational activities that may be in your area.
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (705) 748-6324
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (705) 755-1902
MINDEN HILLS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
|July 19 - 21, 2013|
Sponsored by the Minden Rotary Club at the Minden Hills Fairgrounds.
For information, contact:
IRONDALE MIXED 3 PITCH BALL TOURNAMENT
George Simmons at 705-447-2679
or Chris James at 705-447-2733
HALIBURTON COUNTY FAIR
|Friday, August 16th, 2013 and|
Saturday, August 17th, 2013
sponsored by the MINDEN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
Minden Fairgrounds (Bobcaygeon Road), Minden
Ann Cox (705) 286-1936 ex 400
MINDEN 150 BIKE TOUR - 4TH ANNUAL
|Saturday, August 10, 2013|
The Minden 150 Bike Tour welcomes cyclists of all ages and abilities to Minden where they can enjoy a safe, rural road-cycling adventure that matches their ability. This one-day event offers three loops to riders: a beginner-friendly 40km "Choose-Your-Distance" loop, a 70km loop and a 150km loop. All of the loops start & finish in the Village of Minden, and showcase the wonderful cycling routes available in Haliburton County. Check www.minden150.ca for online registration and more information. The Minden 150 Bike Tour is the second Saturday in August.
Email for more details.
MUSIC BY THE GULL
|Friday, June 28 thru August 31, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. to dusk|
Friday nights down by the public dock and Post Office (Water Street, Minden)
Brought to you by Glen Carter and the Highlands Wind Symphony (and financially sponsored by the Minden Lion's Club)
Please bring your own lawnchair.
FARMERS MARKET, CARNARVON
|June 21 - October 11, 2013|
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Highway #35 and #118, Carnarvon
Angel Taylor, HCFMA Chair
KASH END OF SUMMER DASH CHARITY ROAD RACE
|Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10:00am|
Kids run (off road) is at 9:00am
Hosted by the Haliburton Family Medical Centre
Start: Wigamog Inn - N. Kashagawigamog Lake Road (Cty Rd #21) Airport Road, back to Wigamog Inn
MINDEN TERRY FOX RUN 2013
|Sunday September 15, 2013|
Congratulations to another successful Terry Fox Run, chaired by Diane Peacock and the Minden Hills Terry Fox Committee. The next Minden Terry Fox Run, celebrating the 31st Anniversary of the National Run, will be held in September, 2011. Registration 9:00 am Start 9:30 am
Upper Level Parking Lot S.G. Nesbitt Arena
Contact Diane Peacock 705-286-4914
CRANK THE SHIELD BY CHICO RACING
|September 13 - 15, 2013|
This a 3 day Mountain Bike Stage Race - Bobcaygeon Road through Minden Village.
Please visit the website for full race details and course map.
Sean Ruppel, Adam Ruppel
CEMETERY DECORATION DAY 2012
|September *, 2013 at 2:00pm|
Brought to you by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 636 Minden - event to be held at the Minden Cemetery (Bobcaygeon Road North)
MINDEN HILLS GOOD NEIGHBOUR AWARD
|Nomination Deadline: September 30th, 2013**|
An annual award program for permanent or seasonal residents of Minden Hills Township which recognizes and promotes the positive impact of good neighbourly deeds.
This award has been anonymously donated by a kind and civic-minded citizen.
The Good Neighbour Award is oriented more towards activities which are undertaken primarily as a result of an individual’s own initiative to do spontaneous or unheralded deeds rather than through participation in organized services and committees.
Individuals contribute to their community in many ways and the nature of such activities can vary widely; from a single act of kindness to multiple deeds benefiting many people. In all cases, the nominee’s activities must embody a strong sense of values, promote the positive impact of good neighbourly deeds and have contributed to the vitality and fabric of our community making Minden Hills a better community in which we live.
A selection committee will review the submissions on an annual basis to determine if there is an appropriate candidate to receive this award
The award consists of an individual plaque, recognition on a master plaque displayed at the Township Office and a voucher redeemable for the purchase of goods or services within the Township.
The following are some examples of the kinds of activities which may be considered for the Good Neighbor Award:
Someone who is a merchant or service provider and goes well beyond the norm in looking after the persons he or she serves in the community;
Someone who undertakes an act of personal courage in seeking to assist another person in an emergency;
Someone who goes well out of their way, possibly on a continuing basis, to assist one or more seniors, particularly those who are vulnerable for health or financial reasons;
Someone with a good natured, outgoing personality who finds a way to make another persons day a little more easier or enjoyable;
Someone who rallies the community together for a cause that is important for a member of the community or for the whole community.
Nominations must be made in writing and submitted in confidence by September 30, 2012 to the Township of Minden Hills, c/o Nancy Wright-Laking, Deputy Clerk, 7 Milne Street, Minden, Ont. K0M 2K0.
Please ensure the following information is available:
TELEPHONE NO. ______________________________________
YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH NOMINEE: __________________________________________
CONTACT INFO FOR NOMINEE: __________________________________________________
PERSONAL ACCOUNT EXPLAINING ACTIVITIES OF NOMINEE AND REASONS WHY YOU FEEL THEY SHOULD RECEIVE THIS AWARD:
TOLL BRIDGE FUNDRAISER
|October 6th, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon|
For The Highland Storm Minor Hockey Association - Thanksgiving weekend - Bobcaygeon Road Bridge, Village of Minden
GORDON A. MONK AWARD
|Nomination Deadline: October 19, 2012|
2011 Winner of the Gordon A. Monk Award for Volunteerism & Citizenship - Molly McInerney
The 2012 Winner will be announced at the Township's Annual Christmas Dinner.
In grateful recognition of Gord Monk’s achievements as well as the value he placed on Volunteerism and citizen participation, the Township of Minden Hills is accepting nominations for the Gordon A. Monk Award for Volunteerism and Citizenship.
The award is intended to be presented on an annual basis, and consists of a plaque for the recipient as well as recognition on a master plaque kept on display at the Township Office.
Nominees for this award should have demonstrated extensive volunteerism over an extended period of time in multiple areas of service to our community.
1. Nominees must be 14 years of age or older
2. Nominees must be or have been a resident of Minden Hills for at least five years.
3. Nominations can be made by any resident(s) of Minden Hills or Haliburton County.
4. Nominations may be made by any recognized group. Examples are (but are not limited to) school or church groups, service club. Deadline: October *, 2012
Email for details.
ROSS RIGNEY AWARD FOR CIVIC CONTRIBUTION
|Nomination Deadline - October 31st, 2012|
In grateful recognition of the Township of Minden Hills' first Reeve, Ross Rigney, as well as the value he placed on mentoring youth and encouraging their participation in the community, the Township of Minden Hills has
established the Ross Rigney Award for Civic Contribution as an honour for an outstanding young person in the Township.
The award is intended to be presented on an annual basis, and consists of a $200 bursary, a small recognition plaque for the recipient as well as recognition on a master plaque kept on display at the Township Office.
The Ross Rigney Award for Civic Contribution will recognize an individual recipient once per calendar year. Award recipients will have demonstrated an outstanding achievement that has brought positive recognition within and to the Municipality of Minden Hills.
The Ross Rigney Award for Civic Contribution recognizes a youth for noteworthy achievements and contributions to the community of Minden Hills on a voluntary basis such as serving on a committee or committees and other volunteer work with individuals, organizations and groups. Areas of distinction could include: Arts/Culture, Literary, Humanitarianism, Volunteerism, Athleticism, Politics, Science, community groups such as Scouts/Guides/Cadets etc. This award shall only be given when warranted in the opinion of the Selection Committee.
1. Nominees must reside in the Municipality of Minden Hills
2. Nominees must be between 12 and 19 years old as of December 31st of the year for which the award is given.
3. An individual shall be eligible for nomination in more than one (1) year; however, that individual shall not be eligible if he/she is already a recipient of the Award.
1. Nominations will be accepted on a continuous basis, and must be on the designated Nomination form.
2. Nomination forms must be received by the Committee prior to the close of business on the last day of October of the current year and must be signed by a minimum of three people of which at least two must be adults.
3. The nominees should not be made aware of their nomination
The Selection Committee will consist of a representative of the Rigney family, a member of the Council of Minden Hills, and, after the inaugural year, the winner of the previous year's award.
Recipients will receive their award at a special presentation ceremony. The presenters shall be the current Reeve of Minden Hills (or designate) and a representative of the Rigney Family.
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES
|Saturday, October 20th, 2012|
Walk a Mile is an awareness and fundraising event where men who register and raise pledges, walk a mile together on event day in red high heel shoes to ‘Stand Tall Against Violence.’
Starts at the Dominion Hotel, Bobcaygeon Road, Minden, Ontario at 11:00am
Registration opens September 5 at www.walkamilehaliburtoncounty.com
Contact Sarah Adams for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-457-0260 (Wed, Thurs, Fri).
ARTS EXPOSED - ARTS ALIVE
|Saturday, October 27, 2012|
Arts Exposed - 8th Annual Cultural Affair
A Fundraiser for "Arts Alive Minden" Presentation of the fourth Bill LAmbie Award.
Minden Hills Community Centre
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for Auctions & Dinner
Featuring a gourmet dinner by Grill on the Gull
Live Auction…Silent Auction….Loonie Auction….Raffle Table
Tickets are $40 each and are available from the Minden Hills Cultural Centre 705-286-3763 or from Arts Alive Members.
Please call 705-286-3851 for tickets and reserved seating.
|October 27, 2012|
At the Lochlin Community Centre
Homemade spaghetti and meat sauce will be served with salad, roll and dessert.
Kids $6 (12 and under)
Children under 4 FREE
Bring your friends and neighbours and enjoy the evening and support your Community Centre!
For reservations call Leitha at 705-286-1398
Seating available for 4:30pm or 5:30pm dinner
Possible 3rd seating may be added depending on reservations.
MINDEN HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN NIGHT
|Sunday October 28, 2012, Minden Arena|
All ages 7-9pm
PRIZES - MUSIC - GAMES - FUN!!
please call 705-286-1936 for more info.
MINDEN & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
|Guest Speakers for 2012|
Meetings held in the Minden Hills Community Centre
June 5th - 7:00 p.m. - Gina Atkinson- Container Gardening
July 3rd - 7:00 p.m. - FLOWER SHOW PREPARATIONS
August 7th - 7:00 p.m. - Sharon Floyd-Herbal Remedies- workshop: Make your own lip balm
September 4th - 7:00 p.m. - Haliburton County Master Gardeners: Garden Design Concepts
October 2nd - 7:00 p.m. - Erika Thimm-Who else is living in your garden: Friend or Foe?
November 6th - 7:00 p.m. - Master Gardeners Short talk. AGM – Elections
Saturday May 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. sharp
The plants go fast to those who line up first.
Held in the Village of Minden at the
Gazebo in the Village Green
33rd Annual Flower Show:
'CANADA, COAST TO COAST' is the theme of our 33rd Annual Flower Show on August 3rd and 4th 2012 at the Minden Community Centre. Visit our land of flowers. Specimens, decoratives, collections, potted plants and vegetables are featured along with photography and our junior entries. The entrance fee is only $5.00 which includes refreshments. Children 12 and under enter free. There are lots of door prizes. The show opens Friday August 3rd at 6 pm with the opening ceremony at 7 pm and continues until 9 pm. It reopens at 10 am on Saturday August 4th until closing at 4 pm.
REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE AND SERVICE
|November 11, 2012|
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 636, Minden will be holding this event, starting at the Municipal Parking lot at 10:45 am and will march off to the Village Green with a police escort in attendance. Service will begin at 11:00am following the parade.
Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for the duration of the service. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Community Centre.
SANTA CLAUS PARADE
|Last Saturday morning in November each year (Nov 24, 2012) - Parade start time 11:30 a.m.|
Sponsored by the Township of Minden Hills in partnership with its volunteers, local businesses and organizations. We will be commencing from the bus route at Archie Stouffer Public School (Bobcaygeon Road North north of Parkside) - see advertisements for parade route - to the curling rink, down Parkside and south on Bobcaygeon Road to the public parking lot across from the Fire Hall, please bring your float between 10 - 10:30 so we may organize all floats. For further information, please contact us at 705 286 1936 ext 201. Come and meet santa after the parade, hot chocolate, free photographs with santa, treats...lots of fun for the kids and kids at heart! Hope to see you there!
Email for more details.
|Photos courtesy of Lyn Winans|
MUNICIPAL CHRISTMAS DANCE
|December 7, 2012|
Everyone is invited to the annual Christmas dance featuring DJ Jamie Bacon, at the Community Centre on Friday December 7, 2012 from 9:00pm to 1:00am.
Voluntary admission – donation of a non-perishable food item (or a $2 donation for the local food bank) or an unwrapped children’s toy would be greatly appreciated.
MINDEN HILLS VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS ANNUAL FOOD & TOY DRIVE
|Tuesday December 17, 20123|
Starts at 7:00pm
Our volunteer firefighter’s will be out visiting residents in the Village of Minden collecting food and unwrapped children’s toys for this year’s holiday season.
Your donations are greatly appreciated and may also be dropped off at the front counter of the Administration Office leading up to December 18th.
|Sunday February 17 and Monday February 18, 2013 |
at the Minden Community Centre and the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena
List of EventS:
9:00am Curling at Minden Curling Club- Call Lynda Litwin @ 705-457-8511
12:00 - 2:00pm Public Skating Sponsored by Minden Pharamsave
12:00pm CASC Magnum Ice Racing at the Fairgrounds sponsored by Kinsmen Club of Minden
2:00 - 3:30pm Highland Storm Minor Hockey game
3:30 - 4:30pm Minden Figure Skating Club Show
4:30 - 6:00pm Dawson’s Game, an always exciting hockey game played in memory of Dawson Hamilton. Includes “Chuck the Puck” and other fun activities.
3:30 - 6:30pm 6th Annual Chili Competition at the Minden Community Centre.
8:30 - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast at Minden Community Centre brought to you by the Haliburton County Fair Board
12:00 - 300pm Sno-Pitch Tournament – to pre-register contact Tammy and Craig Smith at 705-286-3013 and join the fun.
12:00 - 1:00pm Old timers Hockey- come out and cheer them on!
1:00 - 2:00pm Shinny Hockey-Ages up to 11. Full equipment required.
2:00 - 3:00pm Men’s League Hockey
3:00 - 4:00pm Shinny Hockey-Ages 12 to 18 years. Full equipment required.
4:00 - 6:00 Family Skating
ANNUAL FAMILY FISH DERBY
|Sunday, February 24, 2013 - Entry Fee $20.00/person ($10.00 for 10 and under) |
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.
Start Time 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Weigh in at 2:00 p.m.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes and many other prizes available.
WELCOME EVERYONE TO ANOTHER FUN FILLED DAY OF FISHING ON PIGEON LAKE!
The Firemen's grill will be set up for food and beverages. All proceeds will go to the Minden Fire Dept equipment fund.
Come on out for a Great Time!
Fish must be caught on Pigeon Lake
Live weigh in
Single heaviest trout per person
Max 2 holes per person
Ministry rules apply
Judges decision is final
For info call MFD 286-1202 or talk to a Minden Fire Fighter.
ICE RACING SERIES EVENT
|January - February 2013|
Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sundays 12:00 noon to 4:00pm
Special thanks go the Minden Kin Club who work to ready the ice racing track at the Minden Fairgrounds, Bobcaygeon Road, Minden. Contact Sharon Feeney, CASC-OR Ice Race Director
Further details can be obtained from the website noted below.
|Saturday March 23th, 2013|
Council and Staff of the Township of Minden Hills support Earth Hour and ask Minden Hills’ residents to join in with over a billion people around the world to unite to support solutions on climate change.
Earth Hour is a global event being observed in all the world in a bid to reduce carbon emission from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday March 23rd and calls upon the public to switch off all their electric equipment including lights.
WWF is calling on Canadians to think about how we use and produce energy. To create the best possible future for Canadians and for the planet, let's stop wasting energy, and generate what we need from clean, renewable sources like wind and solar. Canada can be a world leader in clean energy. But the longer we wait, the more it will cost - both in dollars and environmental impact.
All over Canada, and the world, a time has come to reconnect and look at how we can be better at helping fight climate change at home. Conserving energy, buying more environmentally friendly products, or walking instead of driving are all small changes that every family can make. Families are the glue that holds a community together and when they take a stand for the planet by enforcing these actions in daily living, the impact that has on the world is huge. Do this now – for us, for our children and our grandchildren.
Please support the benefits that make our world, our Country and our communities a better place to live in! Please support Earth Hour on March 23rd!