The Highlands Christmas Shindig “now has a life of its own” as organizers ready for the Nov. 27 event Mike Jaycock said.

“The wonderful talent lineup has been rehearsing and they’re all primed and ready to go,” he said. “ We’ll have a live audience, which will be wonderful for the performers too.”

Jaycock said the volunteer production staff have been working diligently to create stages, backdrops, sound, lighting and technical equipment to stream the signal via YouTube (search Highlands Christmas Shindig), Facebook (Highlands Christmas Shindig page) and

Three cameras will capture all the fun and, thanks to a strong internet feed at the Haliburton Legion, they will have a clean, clear video stream.

Close to 30 production volunteers are involved in the planning and delivery of the fundraiser. Many have been working on it since the late spring.


“It’s so typical of the Highlands that, when there’s a worthy cause, the good’uns pitch in and make it happen. All that remains is for our viewing audience to join us Saturday evening and be generous in their giving to Fuel for Warmth. They’ll be able to do that at,” Jaycock said.

The tech team, led by Tammy Rae, will be doing live feeds on Saturday, every hour for five minutes, from noon to 6 p.m. “This will give folks an opportunity to access the feed on their smart tv, computer or tablet and test it out. People will get to see snippets of the tech rehearsal and the flurry of activity at the Legion. How fun is that?

“We hope people near and far join us to celebrate Haliburton talent, visiting guests, and the fun. After all, it’s in support of a cause close to all our hearts.”

The Haliburton Christmas Shindig is Saturday evening at 7.30 p.m.

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