Residents of Dysart et al have a unique opportunity!

Help Shape the Future of the Arts and Culture in the Municipality of Dysart et al

The Municipality of Dysart et al is undertaking a community engagement process to prepare a “municipal cultural plan” which is an economic development plan, focused on the arts, culture and heritage.

The Municipality is working with a Steering Committee with representation from Dysart Municipal Council, the Haliburton County Development Corporation, Fleming College Haliburton School of The Arts, the Arts Council-Haliburton Highlands, the Rails Ends Gallery and Arts Centre, the Haliburton Highlands Museum, the Haliburton County Public Library, Canoe FM, and the Haliburton Creative Business Incubator.

The approved plan will be implemented through the actions of the Municipality and supported and advanced by the actions of our community partners and stakeholders. We welcome your ideas and input!

More information on the project can be found at:

Please participate in the municipal cultural plan by completing the community survey below, or, by attending the community visioning session, which will be held on Thursday January 19th, 2012 from 2 pm to 5 pm in the Great Hall at Fleming College.

To complete the community survey, just copy and paste the link below into your browser and follow the simple instructions. The survey should not take more than 15 minutes.

Hard copies of the survey are available at the Dysart Municipal Office, the Haliburton County Public Library – Dysart Branch, Fleming College – Haliburton School of The Arts, and the Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre. Completed surveys will be accepted until January 6th, 2012.

For more information or to register for the community visioning session please contact: Patricia Martin B.E.S.,M.C.I.P.,R.P.P. Director of Planning and Development Municipality of Dysart et al Phone: 705-457-1740 E-mail:

Should be a fun week on Canoe FM .. even Rick Mercer may join us for a few minutes

This coming week we’ve got some interesting folks lined up to chat with us:

Monday at 8.10am, Dave Roylance, will talk about getting all those gizmos ready for winter … lawnmower, outboard, chainsaw, generator and of course the snowblower.  Dave’s got 20 years experience keeping outdoor products, home appliances and special equipment running.  Being a dolt, he’s going to give me some advice.

Tuesday at 8.10 am, Carol Moffatt and Kate Hall will join us to talk about the Rail Trail consultation process and the upcoming public sessions.  Find out how you can have a voice.

Tuesday at about 8.30 am, Rick Mercer may be checking in with us to talk about the popularity of his Rants.  You won’t want to miss that.

Wednesday, Tudor Holton, co-hosts with us and once again we’ll try and figure out what this crazy Aussie is try to tell us (love that accent.)

Thursday, The Snake Man, Matt Ellerbeck joins us by phone and we will be discussing why we should be more loving of this species …guess we won’t discuss recipes. Boy, talk about the Christmas gift for the man who has everything!  Matt’s conservation message and his drive to raise the consciousness about endangered snake populations has earned him respect on both sides of the border.

Friday, plans are still in the works but we hope to have another great guest for the 8.10 am spot.

Join us each morning 7 to 9 am on Canoe Fm.  If you enjoy what we’re doing, spread the word.

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