Sally’s View of the River

The Official Weblog of the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast

Minden, Ontario, Canada

Just 2.5 Hours from Toronto

Trash and Treasures: June 14, 2014 Haliburton Highlands, Ontario

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Apr May Jun — Sally at 1:55 pm on Monday, April 14, 2014

Trash and Treasures will be held in Haliburton village Saturday June 14, 2014 in the Haliburton Highlands, Ontario.

Trash and Treasures will be held outside the Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre. Behinds around 8 am and goes for most of the day.

Close to 100 individual booths are set up with vendor trash that is usually someone’s treasure.

35th Annual Haliburton Home & Cottage Show in the Haliburton Highlands Ontario: May 31, 2014

Filed under: Apr May Jun,General Interest Newsy Stuff — Sally at 1:10 pm on Monday, April 14, 2014

Join us at the “Haliburton Curling Club” for the
35th Annual Haliburton Home & Cottage Show
Friday, May 31st 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 1st 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 2nd 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Wayne Hussey 705-457-2892

whether you are a perspective, new or experienced cottage or resort owner there is value to attending the Home and Cottage Show. It is your opportunity to meet and get to know the maintenance and building movers and shakers are in the Haliburton Highlands. its a must to attend.

Cottage not yet? or haven’t bought the cottage yet consider staying at a Haliburton Highlands Bed and Breakfast. Try for that last minute booking and call Sally 1 888 786 6976

Haliburton Forest Canopy Tour, Haliburton Highlands Ontario

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Apr May Jun,Highlands Links,Jul Aug Sep,Oct Nov Dec — Sally at 12:52 pm on Monday, April 14, 2014

Everyone should make the Haliburton Forest Canopy Tour a bucket list adventure. Check out the following link

    Wishing the be dressed you have upscale cottage country luxury accommodation we invite you to explore the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast. Call Sally 1 888 786 6976

Janet Hepburn present her book “Flee, Fly, Flown” at the Haliburton Highlands Public Library: April 9, 2014

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Apr May Jun — Sally at 2:49 pm on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lunch and Learn at the Haliburton Highlands Public library.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at the Community Room, 13523 Hwy 118, in Haliburton Village, Ontario (besides the Sear’s store)

Buffet luncheon at 12:00 pm and presentation at 1:00 pm

$20.00/person includes presentation, buffet luncheon and door prizes

Call Brenda at 705 457-2695 to reserve your tickets before April 7, 2014

or email

Haliburton School of the Arts: Live Art Here Fundraiser: Saturday May 3, 2014

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Apr May Jun — Sally at 12:48 pm on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

2nd Annual Live Art Here Fundraiser
Spend a day participating, celebrating and supporting the Haliburton School of The Arts through the 2nd Annual Live Art Here fundraiser on Saturday, May 3rd at the Haliburton Campus of Fleming College.
It’s a full day of immersion in the arts – your day includes breakfast, lunch, and a wine reception, art demonstrations, a silent auction, and participation in an arts workshop.

Workshops are taught by expert artists and cover a wide variety of media: Sculpting from the Model: Torso with Paul Portelli; Sculpted Silver Jewellery with Sophia Tink; Sterling Silver Bracelet with Susan Watson Ellis; Digital Photography with Rob Stimpson; Carbon/Charcoal Drawing & Painting with Marta Scythes; Acrylic Painting with Passion and Purpose in the Landscape with John Anderson and Stained Glass Sun-catcher with Wendy Ladurantaye.

Download the Live Art Here PDF for workshop descriptions.
The cost is $175 (it’s a $250 value) and space is limited. For more information or to reserve a space, please contact Arla Whalen at or call 1-866-353-6464 ext. 1664.
Proceeds from this event will provide bursaries and enhance the studio experience of students attending the Haliburton School of The Arts.
We look forward to seeing you on May 3rd!

Call for you reservation immediately at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast in the Haliburton Highlands when you are planning your accommodation needs. we are an easy 20 minute tribe to the Fleming College Campus. 1 888 786 6976

Haliburton Folk Society Presents: Laura Cortese Duo

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Apr May Jun,General Interest Newsy Stuff — Sally at 11:59 am on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Haliburton Folk Society is presenting a home routes musical evening with Laura Cortese Duo and the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast is inviting you to attend. If you are heading to the Haliburton Highlands this weekend and you would like a terrific place to stay and want us to secure tickets for you please contact us as soon as possible.

THE LAURA CORTESE DUO (Laura Cortese and Mariel Vandersteel) from Massachusetts will be in Gooderham on Saturday April 12, 2014 at the Tamarack.

“Ambition often follows talent, and Laura Cortese has an
embarrassment of both. Her open-armed approach to her art
reveals a determination to spread the word about folk music
and dance without watering down their distinctiveness.”
~ The Denver Post

You can expect fiddle playing, warm vocals, and arresting
original songs. Refreshing musicians of the bountiful New
England post-folk scene.
Laura has made appearances with Band of Horses, Pete Seeger,
Patterson Hood and Michael Franti, and Jocie Adams of the Low Anthem.

Call the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast 1 888 786 6976 ant talk with Sally.

Highlands Little Theatre: You Cannot Take It With You

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Apr May Jun — Sally at 11:24 am on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Highlands Little Theatre through out the year puts on fabulous live local productions and this production of “You Cannot Take it With You” is just one. Click this link to show the dates time and location of the production in the Haliburton Highlands. I know you will enjoy local live theatre. As your host at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast we would be delighted to accept your reservation and purchase a ticket for you so it is here for your arrival.

Call now to make your reservation at the Sunny Rock B&B in the Haliburton Highlands Ontario 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 Artist Exhibition, Launch & Celebration: April 7th, 2012

Filed under: Apr May Jun,Friends of Sunny Rock,General Interest Odd Stuff,Highlands Links — Sally at 12:54 pm on Thursday, March 29, 2012 announces the official launch of their online gallery business with an exhibition of the work of the artists who are partnering with them. The public is invited to join owners Don & Marie Gage on Saturday April 7 at 11:00 am for the official ribbon cutting at The Art Hive to celebrate the start of this new enterprise.
This innovative business brings together interested artists who have an affiliation with the Haliburton Highlands, Ontario Canada to market and sell their products online. The website at its launch already has 35 well-known Haliburton Highlands artists and art organizations and over 300 products. The number is growing weekly.
For the buying public this new enterprise offers a constant supply of Canadian made products that will be shipped directly to their home. These artistic creations can be enjoyed yourself or shared with family and friends on a special occasion.
Marie is passionate as she explains why the couple have created an online gallery for the Haliburton Highlands. “It’s simple really: this is a very talented artistic community and the work of local artists deserves to be showcased and marketed world wide. Don and I believe that will introduce both our artists and the Highlands community to an online market. ”
Since 1968 a small group of citizens envisioned that the Haliburton Highlands could become a renowned artistic centre. The rugged landscape of forests and lakes was thought to be an ideal location for artists to be creative in their home-based businesses scattered around the region. Forty years later the arts have truly blossomed in this community. It is now the home of a full-time Fleming College campus that attracts approximately 150 full-time students, and 3,500 students for week long courses given by over 150 artist faculty members who are associated with a variety of media and methods. There are 190 artists and arts related organizations registered with the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands. It is known that this is only part of the total composition of the arts within the Haliburton Highlands as some individuals choose not to become members. There are several year round public galleries; five community museums; three studio tours; two dance studios; the Highlands Summer Festival (live theatre), the Highlands Opera Studio; and a variety of live musical performances through the Forest Festival and Folk Society . All of this has been created by a small but, vibrant community with only 15,000 permanent residents. Art “production” is one of the main economic development enterprises of this region.
Don adds that although The Haliburton Highlands Studio Tour and other tours and events do bring many visitors to see local art studios and some artists have a presence on the web, there are few “buy now” opportunities for the public to take advantage of. “We are now taking their work to the world through our online gallery and marketplace and offering people around the world the opportunity to “buy now” 365 days of the year 24 hours a day.”
Dani Stahle, one of the 35 artists participating in the website, says “I am excited to be part of the Made In Haliburton website concept! I like to think about this website as an Online Studio Tour for people who cannot make the trip to Haliburton. Marie and Don have taken great care with every detail to make sure all artists who participate are professionally represented.”
Charles O’Neil, a well-known wire sculptor, states “ is a perfect marketing tool for me. Now I can spend more time in my studio creating work and letting someone else handle the selling, shipping etc. I also like the fact that it is promoting the Haliburton Highlands in general. The more attention we bring to our community the better for everyone. “
Start-up costs of the business were partially covered by a grant from the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s Cultural Strategic Investment Fund (CSIF). The Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands, The Art Hive Maple Lake Artists Collective and RightEyedDeer Press received funding from this grant to assist in marketing A committee of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands is responsible for steering the process of development and will continue to provide assistance with the jurying process of applicants.
The Gage’s have been investigating and developing this idea for almost two years. Thanks to a very hard-working committee of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands, and the cooperation of the artists, the website is now a reality. Although the official launch is not until April, is now live on line and open for business. The exhibit featuring participating artists will be on display at The Art Hive until April 22.
Marie or Don Gage

Haliburton Highlands Relay For Life June 8th, 2012

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Apr May Jun — Sally at 9:58 pm on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

This is the time of year that everyone everywhere should start gearing up for this inspiring even: Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life. Beat the Blahs and begin building your team. The Haliburton Highlands Relay for life will take place June 8th, 2012 at the Haliburton High School in Haliburton Village Ontario. When you have your team ready to register call Jenn Bain 705-457-9415.

Get involved show your support. Join the biggest Cancer event to make the biggest difference
Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life gives you and your community the opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors, remember and honour loved ones lost to cancer and fight back against all cancers.

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