The 39th Haliburton Home and Cottage Show is setting up and it begins on Friday, June 2nd at 4pm at the Haliburton Curling Club and the A. J. LaRue Arena. Come and see 150 exhibitions. Admission is $ 3.00/person and Children are free. This show is one of the most popular and largest in the province! Get out of the bugs, come for a meal and stroll the aisles.
Time: Friday, June 2nd 4pm - 9pm
Saturday, June 3rd 10am - 5pm
Sunday, June 4th 10am - 3pm
Parking is free and there are free draws. Fun for the whole family.
What can you find at the Home and Cottage Show?
- New Products
- Help for any Home or Cottage project
- Docks and Decks, Hot Tubs and Saunas
- Heating & Cooling, Home Decor
- Landscaping & Construction Projects
- Renovations, Flags & Signs
- Real Estate & Rental Agencies
- Alternative Energy, Furniture
- Arts & Crafts, Clothing & Gifts
- Cars, Trucks, Boats, Sea Doos and ATV's
- Food & Entertainment
Here are a sample of some pictures taken today of vendors setting up their booth and who are excited to see you at the Show.
Check out more photos by going to the top of the home page and see the menu headings. Click on the word "Club" and a drop down menu will occur. Click on "Picture Gallery" and you will see several photos taken today.
Delicious food will be served in the curling club lounge. Feel like Peameal on a Bun? Our famous barbequed sausage or a hotdog? Tons of condiments can help the flavour of your meal. Add a drink, chips or a muffin and you got yourself an amazing meal.
See you at the show!
Well here it is, the end of another wonderful curling season. Many thanks to Mitch Stephen for bringing his equipment and taking the time to take out the ice on Monday, April 17th. I bet John Watson, our ice techician, wished it only took a couple hours to put in the ice in September!
It's amazing that with a couple machines, a few men and a couple hours, the ice leaves the building! Thanks go to Peter Byer and Don and Paul Hillaby for their help in this adventure.
Check out the picture gallery for photos of the guys taking out the ice.
Many thanks indeed go out to the members and all the businesses and individuals that helped sponsor an ice ad, a bonspiel or raffle throughout the year. We had great coverage in the Echo and Highlander newspapers, so thank you as well.
We hope to see everyone at the annual Haliburton Home and Cottage Show on Friday, June 3rd to Sunday, June 5th. Show convenors, Rick Ashall and Dave Taylor are working hard to make sure this year's show is more exciting and accommodating for everyone's needs and wishes.
Have a wonderful, safe summer with your family and friends and we will see you in September at our registration. Date to follow.
The town of Haliburton offers a variety of opportunities for their residents to participate in during the fall and winter months. Curling is one of these activities and it is one of the most popular sports because both young and old can participate.
Our club is committed to getting future generations excited about curling and we offer an outstanding Youth program run by very talented volunteers. These members help teach and support each child in their development of the sport.
Haliburton curling club offers members a healthy cross section of recreational and competitive play by offering leagues that will satisfy their interests and abilities. Leagues are scheduled from Monday to Friday including day and night time curling. Check the website for league descriptions.
So, is it a good idea to join our club? Absolutely! We have divided the season into three sessions in order to meet your needs (ie. travel, job, health).
As our motto says, “Have fun, Meet friends, Keep fit and Stay active”.
Curling is a winter sport, played on ice. Ice is slippery, hard, cold, and wet. At Haliburton curling club, we strive to take the proper measures to ensure the safety of all our members. Every curler who steps foot on our ice should have a pair of grippers over their curling shoes to protect them from slipping on the ice. These grippers should not have any smooth surfaces on them or bits of rubber falling off. Always check the condition of your grippers and if needed, purchase a new pair from our supply at the bar. For a low cost of $ 15.00/gripper, you can ensure your safety. Be sure that your slider and gripper or shoes are clean and dry before stepping on the ice.
As well, we have all seen or heard of someone falling on the ice and unfortunately hitting their head. If you are concerned and wish protection, we sell protective head gear called "ice halos" that are light weight and comfortable. Most importantly they provide curlers with some confidence they need to stay on the ice. Ice halos do not make your head hot and the Velcro closures make it adjustable and secure.
The following are some other measures that each participant should practice for good ice safety:
- warm up before the game - stretching and warming muscles before going out on the ice can help prevent injury
- step onto the ice gripper-foot first - never use your slider foot to step onto the ice
- always be careful when stepping off the ice - always use your slider foot first
- the rule of thumb for your slider foot is LAST ON, FIRST OFF
- step off the platform onto a clear piece of ice. Avoid stepping over a rock
- avoid lifting a rock – you might lose your balance
- never stop a rock with your hand - your fingers can be crushed, especially if the rock hits another rock while you're trying to stop it
- never use your foot to stop a fast moving rock - you could lose your balance and fall. Use your broom to stop a rock
- watch for stray rocks
- keep your feet on the ice - avoid running or hopping. Walk or slide
- if you can't keep up with a fast moving rock while sweeping, just let it go. It's not worth the risk of falling.
- if you feel unwell and your balance is impaired, never go on the ice surface
Another important safety feature is to get yourself trained. At Haliburton curling club we offer training clinics before the curling season and throughout the year by our club coaches.
Let’s face it: curling ice is slippery and the possibility of falling is real, so protecting ourselves from injury is very important. Be aware! Go out and enjoy the sport, have a great game and stay safe!