Sally’s View of the River

The Official Weblog of the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast


Minden, Ontario, Canada


Just 2.5 Hours from Toronto

NEW BIKES!

Filed under: General Interest Newsy Stuff,What's New at Sunny Rock — Sally at 10:05 pm on Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast has 4 new 21 speed mountain bikes.

There are miles and miles of trails available in the Haliburton Highlands. Sunny Rock is approximately 3 k from the Haliburton Rail Trail where riders can go North to the Haliburton Village and South the Kinmount Village.

For more information about cycling trails go to the Haliburton Highlands Trails and Tours Network.

To use a bike a guest must leave $100 cash or a signed VISA clip with the host. The bikes are inspected upon return from the ride and depending on the condition of the bike a portion of the money will be returned.

Please indicate that you wish to use a bike or bikes when you make your reservation.

May Long Weekend May 19-22, 2006

Filed under: Up to Date Availability — Sally at 3:36 pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2006

We still have availability at Sunny Rock with rooms ranging from $150 -225 per night.

3 NIGHT REVERSATION: For the meantime we are asking our guests to register making a 3 night reservation. For those with an advanced 3 night booking who arrive on the Friday evening are invited to join Jan and I for a BBQ dinner from 7 pm until 9 pm (leftovers will be available after that time). The dinner is N/C with a 3 night booking.

2 NIGHT RESERVATION (Fri & Sat Night): When we open up the two night booking option on Tuesday night May 16th at 6 pm and you are interests in the Friday Night BBQ you can request this option for a $15/person rate (includes food, desert and beverages).

2 NIGHT RESERVATION (Saturday and Sunday nights) we will open up that two night option on Thurdsay night may 18th at 6pm should there still be rooms available. There is an option for thoses wishing for this two nights reservation option.

RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE NOW FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT (2 night reservation)providing the guests are perpared to pay one half of the Friday night rate in advance. We guarentee that if we are able to reserve the Friday night in that room we will give you your money back.

Please call us to ask us questions and to make a reservation as soon as possible.

Sally at the Sunny Rock B&B. 1-888-786-6976

Gaia Centre Presents: The Vision Quest – a contemporary look at an ancient practice. May 13, 2006.

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Apr May Jun — Sally at 10:44 pm on Monday, May 8, 2006

The Gaia Centre, Haliburton Highlands Ontario, is presenting a workshop on “The Vision Quest” lead by Doug Aldworth .

It is true that all earth-based cultures utilize the vision quest as a core component in preparing a person to move from one phase of life into another. Intentionally depriving the personality or ego of all its worldly props, including food allows the soul to surface into the conscious mind and we can glimpse who we are and our purpose.

Because in the present context of heightened anxiety and high speed life-styles there is disillusionment with work and family, the vision quest remains a powerful tool for reconnecting personality to soul, the foundation of our creativity, meaning and cosmic community.

In this introductory evening (May 13, 2006 from 7:30-9:30 pm, Registration Fee $15) explore the role and experience of vision and the transforming nature and relevance of the Vision Quest in today’s context. This is an information session. Resources available. For those interested in experiencing a vision quest on their own or within an organized setting follow- up preparation can be arranged.

Doug Aldworth is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for earth-based rituals. Doug has experienced contemporary versions of the vision quest and is interested in helping guide others. Doug is a disciple of the soul and is committed to sharing his own story of letting go, embracing change and seeking greater connection day by day to the mysteries of soul and the earth. He sees himself as a “passage maker;” a person helping to opening doors into unseen worlds of undiscovered personal potential.

To pre-register for the Vision Quest workshop and for directions and more information contact phone The Gaia Centre and telephone 705 75G AIA7 ( 754 2427). Or email gaiacentre@sympatico.ca

For more information on the Gaia Centre and its programs.

The hosts of the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast know that our guests would enjoy participation in these workshops. We hope that our guests interested in a fresh approach to learning about themselves are encouraged to make contact with the Gaia Center as all courses require pre registration.

Gaia Centre Presents: Reinventing work, education and worship we can bring about a non-violent revolution on our planet.” May 15, 2006.

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Apr May Jun — Sally at 8:07 am on Monday, May 8, 2006

The Gaia Centre (a retreat and learning center), located in the Haliburton Highlands Ontario, is presenting a workshop on “Reinventing work, education and worship we can bring about a non-violent revolution on our planet.” lead by Matthew Fox .

This workshop will take place (May 13, 2006 from 9 am – 4:30 pm, Registration Fee $100) at the West Guilford Community Centre

Matthew Fox is an author, theologian, founder of University of Creation Spirituality, now Wisdom University, winner of the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award

To pre-register for this or any other workshop and for directions and more information contact phone The Gaia Centre and telephone 705 75G AIA7 ( 754 2427) or email

For more information on the Gaia Centre and its programs.

The hosts of the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast know that our guests would enjoy participation in these workshops and hope that folks interested in a fresh approach to learning will make contact with the Gaia Center as all courses require pre registration.

Brenda Peddigrew Presents her Book of Poems “When the Bones Find Their Singing PLace”

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Apr May Jun,General Interest Newsy Stuff — Sally at 8:22 am on Monday, May 1, 2006

When the Bones Find Their Singing Place is a book of poems written by Brenda Peddigrew.

The presentation will take place at the Minden Cultural Centre, Main Street, Minden on Saturday, June 10, 2006 from 2-4 pm.

This is Brenda’s first published collection. She will read from her work and be present to sign copies, which may be purchased for $15 at this gathering, or ordered if you cannot attend from brenda@soulwinds.ca.

Outloud Womyn’s Voices will perform

and food will be provided by Franka’s Delectables, Haliburton.

Please indicate your intention to attend by emailing

brenda@soulwinds.ca or calling 705-489-3509.