Jim Bancroft has withdrawn from the race for the Upper Canada District School Board trustee's post.
"Due to ongoing health issues, and after careful consideration with family and close friends, I have determined that it is in my personal best interest, as well as the residents of North and South Stormont and North and South Glengarry, that I withdraw my candidacy for the English Public School Board Trustee position. I feel it is important that the residents have an opportunity to review the remaining candidates prior to the election. I wish to thank all those who have supported my candidacy."
John Danaher and Marshall Wilson are trying to succeed Wendy MacPherson on the board.
On Monday, Char-Lan DHS' girls hockey team faced off against the girls from Tagwi SS, in Williamstown, and we have the details in The Glengarry News this week.
Last week, Tagwi Intermediate School hosted the finals of the UC Cup volleyball tournament, for boys and girls from schools across the UCDSB. The girls tournament ran on Wednesday, followed by the boys competition Thursday, where the homecourt Warriors garnered bronze.
The next edition of The Glengarry News, to be published Jan. 31, will include photos and a story from the event, with full results.
The UC Cup (or Upper Canada Cup) is a sports event organized for schools in the Upper Canada District School Board. There are regional qualifier tournaments across the span of the board, followed by a final tournament in each of a range of sports. Glengarry District and Tagwi field teams for the UC Cup events, while Char-Lan does not, opting instead to focus on the non-competitive Family of Schools sports events.
The photo here, courtesy of Tammy MacSweyn, shows Zach Speck-Meek serving.
Tagwi Intermediate School is hosting the Upper Canada Cup volleyball competition today (for girls) and tomorrow, Jan. 25, (for boys).
The Warriors were regional champs and are now vying for the UCDSB-wide title at the Grade 7 & 8 level.
Today's medal matches are scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.
Tagwi's boys will be in action on Thursday, with games slated for 9 and 10 a.m. UC Cup semifinal action will go at 12:30 p.m., followed by the medal matches at 1:30 p.m.
Some of the action is being broadcast on Facebook Live.