Sally’s View of the River

The Official Weblog of the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast

Minden, Ontario, Canada

Just 2.5 Hours from Toronto

The Highland Yard returns to Minden Village in the Haliburton Highlands: Sunday August 5th, 2012

Filed under: Jul Aug Sep — Sally at 8:05 pm on Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The original Highland Yard Running Race that takes place in Minden Village in the Haliburton Highlands Ontario started back in 1971 and at that time was called the Heineken Yard. A very interesting history…the Heineken Company originally sponsored the running race and when they took their European style yard glass and went home this very popular Minden Village running race became known as the Highland Yard.

For a number of years this once popular race run by Amici Charities and has had a decade of decline in the number of runners. Amici Charity pulled out of the organizing of the race and it looked like 2011 was the final race.

The Yard appears to be back to Minden Village Traditionally the run was always held on the Friday of the August Long Weekend and will be held in 2012 on Sunday August 5 th from 10 to noon.
Main street Minden Village will be the start to the finish of the race. Come along to the Haliburton Highlands and stay the weekend in a local bed and breakfast and participate or cheer the runners on.

The ten kilometer race starts at 10 am, the five kilometer race begins at 10:15 and the two kilometer run and walk begins at 10:30 am.

For registration and more information visit the website at

Come stay at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast for the Ontario August Civic Holiday long weekend and get rest and ready for the Highland Yard. 1 888 786 6976

Haliburton Highlands Model T Convention Rolling into Minden Village: May 25-28, 2012

Filed under: Apr May Jun — Sally at 7:56 pm on Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Model T owners and clubs members from Michigan and Ontario plan on traveling to Minden for a couple of days of sharing their passion for cars and to exploring the Haliburton Highlands and various tourist locations. Where do you plan to be on May 25-28? Minden village in the Haliburton Highlands is the place to be if you are a car lover.

About 30 Model Ts and 100 delegates will be attending a Model T Convention to be held at the Minden Fairgrounds. It is uncertain at his time if there will be public viewing of the Model Ts and an opportunity to talk with their owners. However if you plan to be in the Haliburton Highlands that weekend it is possible that you might see a train of the cars pass you on the Highland roads.

Come stay at he Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast. 1 888 786 6976