Barb Fraser left and Sherrill Sherwood were two of the organizers of the mental health and wellbeing book collection at the Haliburton County Public Library. Fraser a social worker provided her insights to Sherwood the library's collection development co-ordinator. The books can be found online at There is currently a display with a selection of the collection at the Dysart library branch. /JENN WATT Staff

Memorable year for the Todd’s Independent Mixed Bonspiel 

Published Feb. 26 2019

On Feb. 1 2 and 3 24 teams 96 curlers and 15 visiting curling clubs came together with members of the Haliburton club to participate in the annual Todd’s Independent Mixed Bonspiel. Clubs being represented were Oshawa York Newmarket Richmond Hill Highland London Milton Brampton High Park Bradford Trenton/St. George’s Burlington Thornhill and Haliburton.

Members of the curling teams and spectators had an enjoyable weekend of curling fellowship fun and food. Many thanks to the following sponsors: Todd’s Independent Phyllis Woodcock a lifetime member of the club Superior Propane Minden Subaru and Re/Max North Country Reality Inc.

The final game of the A event was very exciting to watch. The team from Milton skipped by Steve Oldford vice Kim Thomas second Craig Thomas and lead Kim Roy took the trophy. Runners up were from Richmond Hill skipped by Michael Tambosso vice Mary Tambosso second Everett Wood and lead Tracy Gualberto. The third place team of the A event was skipped by Darrell Cain and his team from York.

Another great game was between Burlington and Oshawa for the B event trophy. The Oshawa team skipped by Jim Theodorf vice Patricia Theodorf second Rick Rosnak and lead Sharon Rosnak took home the trophy. Runners up were the Burlington team of Rebecca Pipes skip Dave Nicol vice Chrissie DeLyzer second and lead Dave DeLyzer. Third place in the B event was the team from High Park skipped by Matt Glandfield.

Winning team of the C event was a team from Haliburton skipped by Don Wetmore vice Andrea Roberts second Terry Lawrence and lead Sheila Campbell. Runners up were also from Haliburton skipped by Lynn Bartlett vice Neil Oke second Dianne Whitmarsh and lead Chris Marsh. Third place in the C event was the team from Brampton skipped by Dave Sikkema.

Winning team of the D event was skipped by Rick Lauzon vice Linda Lauz on second Trevor Kerr and lead Ellen Kerr from the Highland London Curling Club. Runner up was a team from Trenton/St. George’s skipped by Bill Russell vice Lindsey Russell second David Chorley and lead Nancy Chorley. Third place in the D event was the team from West Northumberland skipped by Jim Abbott vice Anne Abbott second Bob Campbell and lead Maureen Campbell.

Bonspiel convenor Mary Hillaby and her team of Sue Mason Glenn Scott Wendy Hewson Jackie Bradbury Teresa Keefer and Wanda Stephen want to thank the sponsors local businesses and individuals that graciously contributed items (Sir Sam’s Inn and Ski Hill V&S Haliburton Country Pickin’s The Wine Store Minden Laurie Hillaby Joan Eyres Chrissie DeLyzer Jackie Bradbury Maple Tap & Grill Eva Griffith and Pampered Chef Lockside Trading Company Konzelmann Estate Winery Fielding Wines Up River Trading Co. Jan Ashall Highland Brewing April Martin Win Yeung Restaurant La Luna Del Nordo and Abbey Gardens). Efforts from amazing kitchen helpers and many members of the Day Ladies league who baked goods and made sandwiches helped contribute to the spiel’s success.

All teams commented on the terrific ice surface that was maintained by ice technicians Doug Wagg Mitch Stephen Dave Moss and Ron Draper.

Congratulations to everyone and many teams told Mary they would like to come back next year!

Submitted by Mary Hillaby