Monthly Archives: January 2013

Haliburton Frost Festival

On Family Day weekend, Head Lake Park was full of people happy to celebrate winter.  Thanks to the continued support of generous sponsors, the media, volunteers and participants, the Haliburton Frost Festival has become a tremendous success.  Keep your eye on to find out what new events might be planned for next year. The Polar Bear Plunge into Head Lake, sponsored by the Lions Club in support of Sick Kids Vision Project, was a huge success with over $7,000 raised locally towards this cause with almost 30 people jumping into the frigid waters that had been opened up by the Dysart Fire Department earlier in the day.  Tons of photos and video footage can be found on our Facebook page by clicking the link at the top of the page....
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Canadian Pond Hockey Championships came to Haliburton

On two weekends in January and February, we welcomed the Canadian Pond Hockey Championships to Head Lake.  For more information on the full event, check out  You can also check out the photos of all the ice preparation on Head Lake on Facebook by following the link at the top of the page....
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A.J. Larue Arena

The second week of January has seen the pouring of the concrete pad for the ice surface of the A.J. LaRue -Haliburton Arena.  Quinan Construction and many sub-trades are working continuously to get this project completed.  The concrete requires a thirty day curing time before any chilling can take place to make sure no damage is done during these early stages. Right now, several trades are working beneath the new stands where two new dressing rooms have been added.  This space will also include significant storage for regular user groups of the Arena. Parks and Recreation staff are working away at improvements to the interior of the lobby.  They are also looking after the combination of two former dressing rooms to create a larger accessible change room and washroom/shower facilities....
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