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Monday, February 27, 2012
Winter is a Carnival
It takes a lot of organization to make a Winter Carnival run, so hats off to Ashley and Shannan for the work they put in.
There was so much on offer for kids and adults alike. From nail driving contests to the inter-active Science Show, minnow races to displays from the Snowmobile Club, body-bowling on the rink, pancake breakfast and hot lunches provided by the Volunteer Firemen.
Tim the Puppet Tamer held the kids (both big and little) spellbound. He's seen here with his psychic turtle.
The Body Zorb track was a huge hit. And a huge workout! The best was when someone found themselves stuck head down, feet sticking up -- but a good shove from a neighbouring 'zorb' would set that right and they'd be off again.
What's a carnival without the excuse to chomp down a syrupy moose tongue? These are a northern tradition!
Taffy wasn't the only dog at the Carnival, but we think she was the only one to try out the Snowman Look-alike!
Dog sled rides are always popular. Across by the rink, the Kitty Kat snowmobiles offered another type of ride for the small set. There was also a snow-hut building competition, snowman making and a bonfire. If anyone got cold outside, there was non-stop action going on in the Community Centre, with people flowing from station to station so it never appeared to be crowded but always appeared to be 'steady.'
And there was non-stop Karaoke action. Kendra and Sydney (my third cousins, if you need to do the Family Tree!) stepped up to the mic. And those gals could really belt out the tune!
What a lot of fun takes place at these winter carnivals. Dwight's extends over a few days, starting with a Talent Contest for the kids and wrapping up with a Dance for the adults.
Don't overlook our specials for COUPLES! As well as families and groups, we offer great deals for couples looking to just get away.
You can check our availability on-line. We work hard to keep this current, but it may lag actual bookings. And it may not be 100% accurate...
We do have vacancies throughout July and August, but not that many... so you should scoop up yours! In fact, there are only about nine vacancies left for this summer!! We've got your cottage waiting, but you should call now!
We much prefer to keep the personal touch, and to discuss your booking the 'old-fashioned' way, directly, person to person! This helps us ensure that we've got your booking just the way you want it.
1 888 300 2132 or 705 635 2261 or email us. We've got your cottage ready!
Changing the Season
August is on the doorstep. We currently have no vacancies until September, and our guests are enjoying the lake, the calling loons, the quiet times and all the activities that go with a summer here at Bondi Village. Get out of the city, restore your soul...
This means that we are now accepting reservations for two night stays and weekend packages during September and October -- the fall colours are astonishing, and on our own 600 acre property, there are so many walking trails and lookout views that there's no need to battle traffic into the Park just to see the beauty! Algonquin is always amazing, but during high colour season, best seen mid-week. There are so many other wonderful places around where you can enjoy the autumn without the congestion of the road, and we are happy to direct you to them.
We have great deals during the fall season, for couples, up to small groups of 18 people.
And don't forget Winter -- we've got vacancies for Christmas! We'll provide the tree, and you bring the family.
We've got a fantastic place to gather, enjoy the scenery, relax by a fire, and spend time with family and friends. Whether a quiet couples' getaway, or a family reunion or a club outing , we've got your cottage waiting.
We'd love to hear from you. The experiences our guests have are precious to us. If you have photos you took at Bondi, we'd love to have those as well. You can email them to Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are very proud of Napster, our tail-painting cat, who uses his lovely artwork to raise money for charities. This lovely little creature passed away July 2015, but left a huge legacy, having raised over $12,000 for various charities through the sale of his artwork. That artwork, through prints and notecards, is still available. Click here to visit Napster's Blog and visit the gallery of his tail-paintings.
Now sold around the world, he was honoured to have his artwork sold around the globe -- he even has a print with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Click on the following links to enjoy a 'virtual ski' round some of our 15 km. of groomed track set cross country ski trails. Thanks to Altitude and Attitude, North Muskoka gets the kind of winter you can really enjoy. Huge thanks to Eric Prince, the creative mind that made this videos happen!
Click here to enjoy seeing a variety of our trails.
And Click Here for another cross country ski adventure.
and this one, in 2014, just days before the snow vanished, from Hawke Lake on down. Click Here
And Click Here for just one more...