Sally’s View of the River

The Official Weblog of the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast

Minden, Ontario, Canada

Just 2.5 Hours from Toronto

Minden Ice Car Racing CASC in the Haliburton Highlands Ontario

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Jan Feb Mar — Sally at 1:40 pm on Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The roar of engines and the smell of exhaust are what the visitors and watchers of the Minden Ice Car Racing will experience at the Minden fairgrounds on the morning of January 23 as banged-up Chevys and old Volkswagens navigated their way around a track of sheer ice.

The Magnum Ice Race Series is hosted by the Ontario Region of the Canadian Automobile Sports Club (CASC) and will continue over the next five weekends.

The whole Ontario series is run in Minden and Racers come here from all over the province from as far away as North Bay and Ottawa.

Two hoours North of Toronto Ontarion approximately 100 ice car racers will made their way to Minden on Saturday and Sunday starting January 23, 2010.

This weekend will be the first racing weekend of the 2010 CASC season. The season runs for 5 weeks and longer if the winter cold holds out.

Ice racing is a sport enjoyed by young and old alike and requires a special licence I think. Car race around a specially prepared kidney shaped ice track in cars prepared specially for safety in the ice racing sport;

For the spectator the races are free to watch and will be taking place at the Minden fairgrounds for each of the next five weekends beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

We (Jan and Sally) accommodate many drivers and spectators at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast.

Guests who come for 2 nights receive a hardy House Dinner for no charge on their arrival night. If you are up for the adventure tell us you are into watching or participating in the Ice Car Racing and we will discuss the rates appropriate for you. the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast is an 8 minute drive from Minden village. And if you enjoy participating in the Saturday Night social at pub in Minden we can help you get home and safely to bed following the party.

Call us NOW toll free for your reservation requests 1-888-786-6976

Haliburton Folk Camp

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Jan Feb Mar — Sally at 12:47 am on Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Haliburton County Folk Society invites you to join us for a long weekend (Friday afternoon to Monday afternoon), one of a kind Folk Music experience for adults in the Haliburton Highlands. Winter Folk Camp II is very similar to our first Camp in March of 2009 except that Camp II is one day longer. We have also added another “stream” by providing beginner and advanced guitar classes.

The Camp is again being held at YMCA Wanakita near Haliburton, Ontario and is intended to be a late winter, affordable get-away with lots of music (concerts, classes, workshops, song circles, jamming and so on) in pleasant wooded surroundings with wonderful camaraderie, comfortable accommodations and great food.

The program has been designed to engage novice players, more experienced musicians and interested, but not particularly musical, Folk Music devotees. A weekend with us and those dreaded February “blahs” will be banished for another year!

The Winter Folk Camp program includes classes and workshops on Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon and on Monday morning
There will be evening concerts/ceilidhs on Saturday and Sunday featuring our Artists in Residence and showcasing some of our wonderful local talent.
Time has been left for a variety of complimentary outside activities (cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking etc.) and for jamming, snoozing or anything else you may wish to do.

For more information go to
Sean Pennylegion

The accommodation at Camp Wanakita is dormitory style. Stay with us at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast as we are an easy 15 minute drive to Camp Wanakita.

Cycling in the Haliburton Highlands Ontario Canada

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Jul Aug Sep,Oct Nov Dec — Sally at 12:23 am on Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cycling In The Haliburton Highlands
The Haliburton Highlands Cycling Coalition advocates for, promotes and celebrates cycling in the Haliburton Highlands. Our vision is that Haliburton County provides safe and enjoyable cycling opportunities of all types and all ages. We are a community-based organization that includes representatives from public health and the cycling community. Our activities are varied, and address a wide range of local cycling interests and needs. For example, we

updated and reprinted a Bike Haliburton County map, which we sell for $3 at locations throughout the county
worked with a consultant to develop a Cycling Master Plan for Haliburton County
hold a spring celebration of cycling, “Shifting Gears”, which includes skill building workshops, guided rides, bike film night and cycling festival, taking place over a 6 week period
partner with other groups to promote cycling for fun, health and transportation.
Haliburton Highlands is a great place to cycle — rolling terrain, quiet roads, clean air, great scenery — check our website to find out more!

Celebration of Trails
September – November, 2010

The 2010 Celebration of Trails is an annual autumn festival of trail events happening in east central Ontario. Exciting trail events for all ages and interests will get you out and active to discover the region’s great trails.

The Celebration of Trails is your path to fun, fitness, and adventure. For more information on the go to

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