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Haliburton realtors sweep for the food bank

By Warren Riley Sports writer When they started throwing turkeys down the ice instead of rocks, you knew it wasn’t your average bonspiel. The Minden Curling Club played host to the Haliburton Real Estate Bonspiel fundraiser for the food bank on Dec. 1. Sixteen agents attended the event. Part of the fun was the turkey […]

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Junior curlers take to the ice

By Matthew Desrosiers Editor The Junior Curlers are back on the ice at the Haliburton Curling Club. The program, where club members help teach elementary school kids between the ages of nine and 13 how to curl, runs every Tuesday in Haliburton. This year’s registration is up over last, with 35 kids signed up to […]

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Bonspiel raises $4,203 for HHHSF

By Warren Riley The fifth annual Todds Independent bonspiel was an enormous success and raised thousands of dollars for the HHHSF (Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation). Curlers of all ages attended the event with the youngest being 13 years old. The event was held on March 9 and according to Dale Walker, HHHSF executive director, […]

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Curling for care

By Warren Riley When it comes to raising funds for a worthy cause, Halliburton County stands in the forefront. Local businesses answer this call with dedication and spirit. One example is the upcoming curling bonspiel sponsored by Todd’s Independent of Haliburton. Co-coordinators Steve Todd and Bob MacNaull are excited at the response they received for […]

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Lightning strikes twice

Submitted by Rick Ashall The Haliburton Curling Club hosted our annual theme mixed bonspiel Nov. 16 and 17. The theme for this year’s bonspiel was based on sports teams from the Wide World of Sports. Each team had to  dress in outfits depicting their sport. In this year’s bonspiel, two teams had what is referred […]

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Dollo Bonspiel

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Dollo Bonspiel

By Warren Riley The Dollo Master Men’s Invitational Bonspiel was held at the Minden Curling Club on Nov 27. According to Jim Gillanders this was the ninth year for the Dollo Bonspiel in Minden. “We have teams that travel and will play in Haliburton, Bancroft, Lindsay, Huntsville and other cities,” he said. Gillanders is resolute […]

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Rival towns clash in friendly bonspiel

By Warren Riley Ah, the bagpipes. For some it’s a waste of the human breath and makes a piercing noise. For others, the sound of the pipes will conjur up memories. On Nov. 7 the playing of the bagpipes introduced the team members of the Minden/Haliburton Seniors Mixed Bonspiel at the Haliburton Arena. Curling allows […]

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Walker and Cyr capture Ontario University curling championship By Terrance Gavan The Haliburton Highlands is a hotbed of cold-hearted granite chuckers. The Haliburton Curling Club (HCC) was abuzz last week with news that three of its alumni were competing in a pretty big university spiel. Jake Walker, Ed Cyr and Connor Duhaime – all former […]

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Tournament of Hearts skit has women curlers in tears By Terrance Gavan – Raw Video by Dead Dogan Media Hey, you know! Girls just wanna’ have fun. And the girls at the Haliburton Curling Club had some fun last Saturday afternoon. Don’t believe me? Well, take a walk on the wild side to the video […]

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Pardon the Eruption By Terrance Gavan I did a Junior Highlander feature on a talented young curler, Alex Casper, last week. She’s 14 and in her first year at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School. In the article we detailed Casper’s dynamic curling skills; her dedication to the sport; and her marvelous potential. She is a member […]

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