September 19th, 2017

Skating in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Sep 19, 2017
Photo of figure skating.

Regular Free Public Skating takes place on Sundays from 12:30PM until 2:00PM. As always, many times are available to be booked.  

The 2017-2018 Ice Season begins Tuesday, October 10th and the last day for the season will be March 31st.

Check our Events Calendar for skating times and to book an ice rental for your Group, League or for Birthday Parties and other Private Events, please contact:

For  more information please visit our Facility Rental & Booking Information page.

September 18th

Herlihey Park Dedication on Monday, September 25th

Posted to News & Notices on Sep 18, 2017
Karl & Carol Marcus

Join us in thanking Karl & Carol Marcus for their donation and celebrate the Herlihey Park Dedication on Monday, September 25th at 11:00AM at the Lloyd Watson Community Centre.

A light luncheon will be served, everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!

September 14th

Heat Bank OESP Hydro Kiosks taking place throughout Highlands East this month!

Posted to News & Notices on Sep 14, 2017

Heat Bank Haliburton County staff will be at the libraries throughout Highlands East this September and will be available to answer questions about hydro relief programs & provide information on managing your energy usage. For more info, call Tina at (705) 306-0565.

  • Highland Grove Library on Thursday, September 14th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM
  • Gooderham Library on Wednesday, September 20th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM
  • Cardiff Library on Wednesday, September 20th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM
  • Wilberforce Library on Wednesday, September 27th from 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Asset Management Plan

Posted to Asset Management Plan, Downloads on Sep 14, 2017

The Municipality of Highlands East has prepared an Asset Management Plan for its core infrastructure services including roads, bridges, water and wastewater. The Plan is intended to provide a comprehensive reference for renewing, operating, maintaining, building, replacing and disposing of the municipality’s core Infrastructure Assets. The plan is based on the guidelines provided in the Province of Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure’s Building Together Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans. The Plan is based on currently available data and information on the core services of the municipality. The plan is a living document and will require continuous updates and improvements over time with the municipality’s ongoing data collection programs.

Infrastructure investment is an important component of municipal government responsibility. It helps facilitate economic development, promotes quality of life improvement for residents and can even create jobs.

For more information please contact:

Shannon Hunter, CMO, AMCT, Dipl.M.M.
Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer
705-448-2981 Ext. 231

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September 13th

Community Lunch on September 22nd

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Sep 13, 2017

Highlands East Community Cooks present a Community Lunch on September 22nd from 11:30AM to 1:30PM at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce with special guest MPP Laurie Scott.

Payment by cash donation or non-perishable food items. Proceeds to help support the Highlands East Food Hub and Cardiff Food Bank.

September 12th

Dig in and give thanks at the famous Wilberforce Fair Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Sep 12, 2017

The Famous Wilberforce Fair Thanksgiving Dinner takes place on Saturday, October 7th at the Lloyd Waston Memorial Centre.

Purchase advance tickets at Agnew's General Store of the Wilberforce Information Centre and help support your Wilberforce Agricultural Fair.

Dinner is served at 5:00PM. Adults $15, Children under 12 $7. For more information call 705-448-3981 or email

September 6th

Agenda for Short Term Accommodation Task Group on September 7, 2017

Posted to Agenda, Committees, Council on Sep 6, 2017

Wilberforce and Gooderham Tennis Courts Closed for Resurfacing

Posted to News & Notices on Sep 6, 2017

The Tennis Courts in Wilberforce and Gooderham will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, August 22nd for repairs, resurfacing and repainting. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but look forward to providing the public with fresh new courts to play on.

Get your Questions Answered at the Highlands East Visitor Information Centre mid-May through Thanksgiving

Posted to Activities, Administrative, Events, News & Notices, Services on Sep 6, 2017

The Highland East Vistor Information Centre is located at 2786 Essonville Line in Wilberforce (at the Curling Club) and is open daily, mid-May through Thanksgiving from 10:00AM through 4:00PM (closed Tuesdays) and offers mineral permission to collect forms and directions, geocaching information and GPS rentals, trails, events and other general area information.

Contact the Info Centre at 705-448-2981 Ext. 232 or email


During the off-season please call Joanne Vanier, Community Economic Development & Committee Coordinator at 705-448-2981 Ext. 233 or Tracy Millar, Receptionist at 705-448-2981 Ext. 221 or by email at

August 31st

Agenda for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on September 7, 2017

Posted to Agenda, Committees, Council on Aug 31, 2017