For the first time in more than 30 years, the Haliburton Forest is cancelling its annual poker run. It had been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. General manager Tegan Legge said they made the tough decision for the safety of staff, guests and community.
The event has brought in hundreds of snowmobilers annually from all over Ontario. Last year, between the efforts of staff and volunteer, the Forest raised $15,000 for the local fire department.
They intend to continue in 2022, on Saturday, Feb. 12.
Legge said trails will remain open to those wishing to purchase day passes and for those already staying with them. The Cookhouse will be hosting outdoor BBQs on weekends all winter with bonfires and comfort foods.
All day pass fees for Saturday, Feb, 6, 2021 will be donated to Dysart et al fire department.