Thursday September 20, 2018

Blue Green Algae Alert from CHA

We received an email from CHA today about blue green algae in our region’s lakes.  It notes: As you may be aware there have been multiple reports of Blue Green Algae on lakes across Haliburton County this month. There has also been a change that you and your members need to know about. This (attached) […]

Cottage Lane – The Roy Burney Story

Robert Roy Burney, (known as Roy) was one of two official photographers of the Canadian Avro Arrow, (pictured above). He purchased this piece of crown land in 1954 for $25.00. After the Second World War, the Ontario government encouraged the development of vacation homes in this area. (Even then, much of Muskoka was already developed) […]

HHLPOA programs & executive for 2019

During our annual planning meeting in August, we confirmed our board executive for 2019. Congratulations (and a great big thanks) to the following, all of whom will be returning in their roles: President – Peter Dadzis Vice-President – Mo Jansons Treasurer – Jon Williams Secretary – Rita Dadzis Look for the continuation of our work […]

“Nine and Dine” was a perfect 10 to HHLPOA golfers

Congratulations to the winning team of Leanne Petroff, Ted De Young, Bill L’heureux and Will L’heureux of the 4th Annual  “Nine and Dine” Golf Scramble August 10th at Blairhampton Golf Course with a scintillating score of 4 under.  6 teams competed on a beautiful August day and regardless of the score a great time was […]

Parade of lights on August 5, 2018

Don’t be surprised on Sunday evening, August 5th, if you see the “Parade of Lights” going by your cottage. You could even make your own boat look like Christmas and join in the fun.   Boats are gathering in the bay in front of Camp Kawabi at 8:30pm. Joan Hamilton has offered a prize to the best decorated boat that […]

Name that lane!

In the 1990’s, Stanhope County along with several other adjacent counties, decided that each property should have a unique designation that would make it possible for emergency vehicles to find a property easily when a ‘911’ call was made.  To that end, each street and laneway had to have a name that would not be […]

The Brereton (originally Higgins) Property

by Mary Brereton In the early 1940’s, a young school principal from Oshawa, named Edwin Higgins, frequently travelled north to the Haliburton area with a buddy and a canoe to fish in the pristine waters of Halls and the Hawk Lakes.  Eventually, the two young men thought it would be great to own property on one […]

Photo scavenger hunt through paradise

This year we are inviting our HHLPOA members to submit photos for possible inclusion in our next calendar.  A maximum of four jpeg photos can be sent to dianedennisrock@aol.com by December 31st, 2018. Get creative! What can you find in the Halls-Hawk Lakes Paradise in these categories? The Best Tree Stump                                                          The Biggest Tree An […]

Bring a bottle of water to Sunday’s AGM!

The Annual General Meeting of the HHLPOA will be at Camp Kawabi on Big Hawk Lake this Sunday, July 1 at 9am (8:30 for registration & coffee).   Yes, it will be hot and sticky, however the President and board of the HHLPOA are looking forward to sharing information about our programs & accomplishments for 2017 and our […]

Elvin Johnson Park shoreline naturalization

Join us in the planting at Elvin Johnson Park! We’re planting native trees and shrubs to create habitat, protect against erosion, and prevent geese from walking on shore. We’re looking for a dozen volunteers to help plant and learn why it’s important to have a natural shoreline. Please register by emailing peter@hallshawklakes.ca Saturday, June 23, […]