As heartbroken as I am that my giant “skitter” didn’t win a prize … I will, with great delight, announce the winners of the Dysart et al Repurposing Contest. The winning entries will be on display at the Haliburton Home and Cottage Show this weekend at the Environment and Green Energy booth. In truth, as the organizers point out, no one is a loser in this contest, it’s just that some people got money and the rest of us didn’t (chuckle goes here.) Listen this morning and then go to http://www.pinterest.com/dysartetal to check out all the clever submissions.
Here’s my loser submission
Hey, Shawn Chamberlain will be with us this morning. Things will be hopping all morning … join us. We’re live right through to 9am.
Don’t forget, CanoeFM will be at the Haliburton Home and Cottage Show all weekend … and the grand prize Langford Canoe will be on display. Lorraine McNeil and I will be on duty Sunday from 10 am until 12 noon. Drop by and say hi!
Thanks for the nice notes and calls .. nice to know people are out there. After all, it just ain’t radio without you!!
Joining Lorraine McNeil and I this morning will be two very interesting guests.
Just after the 8am news Matthew Phillips, the new manager of Pinestone Resort will be joining us and we’ll find out more about Matthew as well as the golf fundraiser for the Minden Flood Victims.
About 8.30 am, Jennifer Martin of the Central East CCAC will talk to us by phone about the Heroes in the Home caregiver recognition program. They had presentations here in Haliburton yesterday. A wonderful idea for a very deserving segment of our society.
We’re on the air until 9am this morning. Tune us in, turn us up! We’re known to keep blackflies away!!!
We’re also live at http://www.canoefm.com.
Shawn Chamberlain is with us this morning and it is going to be a wonderful day in the highlands. As the long weekend approaches we will bring you the news, weather and information you need to get a great start to your day.
Tim Haggarty pops in after the 7am news to chat about a wonderful jazz evening coming this summer to the Haliburton Museum.
After the 8 am news Harrison Kennedy joins us by phone. He’ll be at the Dominion Hotel Saturday night for an amazing show.
Harrison is on a straight-arrow flight path toward being internationally recognized as a true blues artist and composer of his own music, one foot solidly in rural acoustic practice, and the other planted in urban modern contemporary sounds and themes. He’s got one of the more distinctive and soulful voices in the business.
Grab a coffee and join us … we’re live from 7 am.
Remember, without you it ain’t radio!
Today on Canoe FM we talk to two exciting guests. After the 8am news, Lorraine McNeil and I will talk to Canada’s weather guru, David Phillips. He’ll be in town tonight as guest speaker at Fleming College for the CFUW regular meeting.
Just after the weather at 8.30 am we’ll chat with Bob Morrow, a consultant with the Canadian Space Agency and the Tomatosphere project in public schools. Bob was at CSA headquarters to watch Chris Hadfield return to earth .. we’ll get his insight on the moment and why he has an important stake in the return trip.
We’re live starting at 7 am on 100.9 CanoeFM and http://www.canoefm.com.
Lorraine McNeil will be co-hosting with us on this “fresh” start to the day .. and our guest after the 8 am news will be Carson Arthur .. with some great tips for modernizing your backyard this season.
Carson has had his own TV shows and has appeared on Cityline, Steve and Chris and is a contributing writer for Wal-Mart’s upcoming retail magazine. This year he’ll be the outdoor expert for Better Homes and Garden’s Dream Team on U.S. Television. Join us for a fun start to the day on 100.9 or at http://www.canoefm.com.
Having an office window that looks out on a beautiful part of the world has it’s welcome surprises.
This Grosbeak dropped in for a visit and despite the harassment from a flock of blue jays it enjoyed a feast at our feeder.
Thanks for providing a lovely moment.
After a dreary, blowy, snowy weekend we can look forward to improving weather and temperatures as the week goes along. The morning program on Canoe FM has some great guests and co-hosts this week.
Shawn Chamberlain is our guest this morning and we always have fun with Shawn.
Lorraine McNeil co-hosts Tuesday and our telephone guest will be celebrity gardener Carson Arthur … don’t miss it. Some good tips for you garden.
Wednesday on the Reeve’s Report Dave Burton from Highlands East will be our guest.
Thursday, Lorraine and I will be talking with the one and only, Dave Phillips, Environment Canada’s senior climatologist … he’ll be speaking in Haliburton that evening.
Friday, Shawn and I will chat with Harrison Kennedy … he’ll be at the Dominion Hotel on Saturday night.
Good stuff all week on 100.9 Canoe FM. http://www.canoefm.com. Join us, we’re live at 7am each day.
Jane has been painting up a storm … wine glass after wine glass. And now people are saying “hey, can I pay you to make some for me?” She is having such fun painting each one, and every one of them is an original design. No two of them alike … I don’t know how she does it.
Jane is working on about 4 dozen for a community fundraising event, and every wine glass is different. Pretty super stuff. Jane has a recent one that is wolf in full howl … and on the other side of the glass is a pine tree so when you look at it the wolf has a backdrop from the far side of the glass. Inventive. Here’s one she finished a few days ago of a monarch butterfly on a sunflower.
The other day, the two characters wander onto our property, just outside my office window.
So I go out to talk to them, and I say “Look, up there, it’s Superman!”
Oh, man that was priceless, it get’s ’em every time!!!
To see a new entrepreneurial business emerge and be embraced by a customer base who’ve been waiting for the service is indeed a thrill. Step of Grace began business at the business incubator in Haliburton beginning of April and within days they were booking new clients. Now that the better weather is arriving, seasonal residents in need of the service are also signing up. As the medical community becomes more familiar with service, and its high level of excellence, further growth is assured.
As we all know, word of mouth is the most powerful form of advertising (assuming it’s GOOD word of mouth), and it has been paying dividends for Jane and Heather. Their delight with the early response is so gratifying.
The formula is very textbook: A great idea, qualified people, a service unique to the region, a large potential customer base, affordable pricing and outstanding customer service. Powerful stuff.