This Weekend!
Sip, Swill, and Savour  
December 8th & 22nd
 
The Highlands Trio 
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SATURDAY
December 9th
 
Ski/ Snowboard  Season Opens 
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SATURDAY
December 9th

Join us as we kick off year 52!
Grab your skis or board and hit the hill for a new season of frozen fun. Plus, save 50% on daily lift tickets, rentals and lessons through to (and including) December 24th. Contact: chris@sirsams.com  705-754-2298
Stray Cats - Christmas Edition  
December 9th & 20th

Need some last minute Christmas ideas? Join Yours Outdoors on a road trip around the Highlands, stopping off at local artists' studios, restaurants, and who knows what else! Shop local while adventuring in your own backyard.
Wilberforce Santa Claus Parade  
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SUNDAY
December 10th
 
Parade leaves the school grounds at 12:30PM and heads into town to the Lloyd Watson Center, Santa will meet with the children after the parade.
Lochlin United Church Annual
 Community "Old Fashioned Christmas Carol Sing- a- Long" 
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WEDNESDAY
December 13th
 
Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Lochlin United Church Annual
Community "Old Fashioned Christmas Carol Sing- a- Long"  - 1050 Lochlin Road  off  Gelert Road  (County Road 1). Great music accompaniment with Rev. Harry Morgan and  "Friends." Refreshments following: Hot cider and Christmas goodies. Donations to the Food Banks gratefully accepted.
Victory at Vimy 
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WEDNESDAY
December 13th
 
2017 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. In this Speakers Series based on his book Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9 - 12, 1917, Ted Barris reconstructs the blow-by-blow moments of that historic four-day operation, that some say changed the momentum of the war. It put Allied troops in control of the strategic Vimy heights for good. For the first time, it sent the most powerful army in Europe into full retreat. It also firmly established the four Canadian Infantry Divisions as the most effective fighting force on the Western Front.
December's Must-Do's!
New Moon Water Celebrations 
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FRIDAY
December 15th

Join us for a divine feminine celebration in honour of the element of waters; a global and personal experience.
Christmas Blues 
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SATURDAY
December 16th
 
Join us for a great fun evening of dancing the Christmas Blues with multi Juno and Maple Blues award winner Pat Carey on sax, Howard Ross, and the Full County Blues Band. It's gonna be a blast.
 
Liminted number of $20 Early bird tickets available online at DominionHotelPub.ca or by pick-up.
Standard First Aid, CPR (C), & AED Certification Course - SATURDAY & SUNDAY
December 16th & 17th
 
Where: Deep Roots Adventure, 2307 Loop Rd, Wilberforce ON.
What: This program teaches how to respond to medical emergencies and render lifesaving care until professional help arrives. We customize the curriculum to meet the client's needs. Our program meets all WSIB Regulation 1101 requirements. Valid for 3 years.
Course Content Includes: * The Law * Communicable Diseases * Airway, Breathing, Circulation * CPR & AED Skills * Heart Attack & Stroke * Choking (conscious/unconscious) * Shock * Wounds & Bleeding * Muscular/Skeletal Emergencies.
 
 Includes First Aid - Field Reference Manual and Pocket Guide. Minimum 4 people required to run course. Pre-Registration Required. $135 + HST per person. Your instructor is Karin Aschenbrenner.
Contact: 705-448-9888/info@deeprootsadventure.com
Some like it Hot  
December 16th & 22nd
 
Put a little sizzle in your life. Warm up to the art in you with a full day introduction to glassblowing by artists inspired by the nature of the Haliburton Highlands. You will create several pieces of glass art. Throw in some spicy cuisine and warm hospitality and you have a very hot arts adventure.  Terry Craig and Jennifer Wanless Craig are well known glassblowers who exhibit and sell across North America.  In 2014 they were invited to the Emmy's to supply the celebrities with funky glassware.
MISHAABOOZ'S REALM (LE ROYAUME DE MICHABOUS)  
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 THURSDAY & 
FRIDAY
December 21st & 22nd
 
In Anishinaabe aadizookaan (traditional storytelling), particularly among the Ojibwe, Nanabozho is a spirit who figures prominently in many stories, including the story of the world's creation. Mishaabooz is another name for Nanabozho, the great trickster spirit who shape shifts into many creatures, most often into a giant Rabbit. It's in this form that the trickster is often sent to the earth by Gitche Manitou to teach the Ojibwe peoples. 
Sleigh Bells Ring 
December 23rd, 26th, 28th, 30th & 31st
 
This adventure will have you dashing through the snow on a two horse open sleigh ride. Local character Irvin Holland and his horses will take you through forest and field and a maple sugar bush. You will also meet Jack and Ginnie and their son Oliver - the resident donkey family who always love treats and attention.
CHRISTMAS SKI CAMP 
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TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
December 26th - 30th
 
Our Snow School staff are committed to the development of skills to ensure that everyone safely enjoys winter sports on the slopes. Whether you are a skier or snowboarder, young or old, expert or novice, our instructors are ready to guide you in advancing your skills and in having a positive experience on the slopes at Sir Sam's Ski / Ride.
Our programs focus on skills development, safety and increasing the comfort of our guests while they ski and/or snow board at Sir Sam's or on any hill. With proper technique, learned at any age, skiing and snowboarding can become a part of your family culture as it has ours.
Overnight Winter Camping Workshop  
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TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
December 27th - 28th
 

An educational overnight adventure to help ensure you are comfortable and capable while camping in the cold snowy Canadian months.
 

Contact: 705-448-9888/info@deeprootsadventure.com
 
Wilderness Photography Workshop  - FRIDAY
December 29th
 
Grab your camera! This fun and educational adventure includes a leisurely hike through the forest while learning to take better photos. An awesome wilderness dining experience is included. This workshop is intended to provide guidance and inspiration to take better photos in wilderness settings through the photographic elements such as composition and lighting. Given the short time frame of this hike, learning the functions of your camera (such as adjusting exposure) will only be covered if time and group interest allows. (Full day workshops that explore functions more thoroughly are available.) Any camera is welcome, from phones to fancy DSLRs!
Local photographer Sarah Bell will guide your learning while the group explores. See something interesting? You'll learn how to make a great photo out of it! Not feeling creative? Sarah will inspire you to see the beauty of the world around us - in any season!
Snowshoes included during the snowy season.
Contact: 705-448-9888/info@deeprootsadventure.com
Walk into Winter  
December 30th
 
Take a walk on the wild side. Start your day with an introduction to snowshoes - history, types, techniques, and tips. After some practice you will head out on a wilderness walk with a winter travel expert to discover the ecology of winter and the finer points of winter travel and survival. You will also enjoy some good stories, warm hospitality, and a tasty bush lunch prepared over a campfire. Snowshoeing is a great way of exploring the Haliburton Highlands.
Ski like a Canadian  
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SUNDAY
December 31st
 
Canadians love to ski.  It is a quiet way of exploring the natural wonders of winter.  Come glide into winter with this half day introduction to cross country skiing.  If you are new to x-country skiing, we will teach you the basics in either skate or classic style and guide you along scenic trails that are suited to your level of ability. If you have skied before let us help you refine your technique and take you through some rugged and beautiful terrain. You will find your stride under the guidance of an expert ski instructor. The Haliburton Highlands is known as one of Ontario's best x-country ski destinations, and boasts more than 100 km of groomed nordic trails. This experience is offered in cooperation with the Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trails Association.
Howling Good New Years Eve!  
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SUNDAY
December 31st
 
Ring in the New Year with a Howl! Join one of Haliburton Forest's staff on an exclusive evening tour of the Wolf Centre. Witness a wolf feeding while enjoying a light dinner. After dinner, head out by foot/snowshoes through the forest for a bonfire and a Wolf Howl.  
Fee: $95.00 per adult, plus HST. Included; light dinner, snacks, snowshoe rentals, admission to the Wolf Centre. 
For more information please call 1-800-631-2198 (Ext. Main Office) or emailreservations@haliburtonforest.com 
Minden Hills Family New Year's Eve  
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SUNDAY
December 31st
 
Grab your skates, toboggans and family and bring them to this free event which runs from 6pm to 8pm at the S.G Nesbitt Memorial Arena.
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