Grow a Row!
Grow a row is back this year! Gardening is a great way to get outside and appreciate the process of growing food. We encourage you to make your harvest even more meaningful by donating any extra crop rows to our Food Banks. If you have any questions about the program please feel free to email us at: email@example.com or call us at: 705-448-9711 during our operating hours.
Now, get out there, get those hands dirty and have some fun! Happy gardening!!
We are so thrilled to announce that we are working towards putting together a paper cookbook that will eventually be used as a fundraiser and a celebration of our extraordinary community. We want your contributions!
Please send your recipes to: firstname.lastname@example.org or submit to: https://forms.gle/CouhE2i8XdGNes5q8. We encourage you to contribute as many as 5 recipes!
If you have any question please feel free to reach out to email@example.com or call (705) 448-2285. We are looking for any kind of recipe so let those creative juices flow and find those old family favourites! Can't wait to hear from you!
Let's share what makes Highlands East so special!
Fill the Cruiser:
With the ongoing support of the Haliburton Highlands OPP and Foodland we were able to host our Fill the Cruiser food drive again!
We were so grateful and amazed by how enthusiastic people were to donate. We definitely filled that cruiser and could not have done it with you!
Thank you for your generosity this year! Stay tuned for our next official food drive.
Silent Auction with Rhubarb Restaurant and Boshkung Brewing Co:
Normally Heat Bank hosts a silent auction at Haliburton's Rhubarb Restaurant. However, due to Covid-19, we were unable to host the event in person.
Nonetheless, we found a way to host this hit event. This year, we held the even online through Facebook Live. People were encouraged to dress up, dress down or in any way that they felt comfortable.
On November 17th, participants jammed out to Nick and Benton's live entertainment while the live auction unfolded. Our auction items this year included roundtrip Flair Airline tickets, a new release by Colin and Justin, Escapology, a two night stay at Fort Treehouse Company, a wine package from Fielding Estate Winery and so much more.
The event raised over $13,000 which will go towards keeping our Heat Bank services running. These funds will assist us in helping households that cannot afford proper hydro and heat.
Thank you to the Rhubarb Restaurant and Boshkung Brewing Co. as well as all our dedicated volunteers and generous donors.
Yoga Palooza on Paudash Lake:
Yoga Palooza on Paudash Lake was a beautiful success! Over $1,000 raised for our Cardiff Food Bank! What a great day! A few days later, we were notified that Paudash Lake Marina matched the donations from Yoga Palooza! This brough us to a grand $2,300 raised in total.
We'd like to thank the organizers Melissa Gayowsky Hyde & Lesley Ferrier!! We'd also like to thank the incredible Paudash Lake community and Paudash Lake Marina!
A Night Out, Night In: Haliburton Folk Online:
A huge thank you goes out to Haliburton County Folk Society who organized this fundraiser for the 3 local food banks (Minden Community Food Centre, Haliburton's 4C's, and Central Food Network) in the area.
We were beyond thrilled to have the local talents of Gord Kidd, Shawn Chamberlin and Thom Lambert showcased in this online concert.
The generosity of people within our wonderful community was evident by the impressive $2320 that was raised. In addition to community's donations, all artists' fees went directly to the local food banks.
This concert reminded us of the many kind hearts and resiliency we have in our community, despite all the difficulties that this pandemic may present. So thank you to our performers, supporters and CANOE FM, the Dominion Hotel and of course Haliburton County Folk Society for making this fundraiser a reality.
This write-up was inspired by Joseph Quigley's article in 'The Highlander'.
[above image is courtesy of:]
Quigley, Joseph. "Folk Society Concert Music to Ears of Food Bank. " June 2020. The Highlander.