Prospective members of the 2014 Alexandria junior B Glens are invited to register for a pre-camp scrimmage, scheduled for this Saturday in Cornwall. Check out the details and registration form here.
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Glens fans make sure to stop by DQ and order a Blizzard today. Its DQ Miracle Treat Day. Money goes to CHEO— Alexandria Glens (@JrbGlens) August 14, 2014
Updating our story in today's edition of The Glengarry News, here is thes schedule for the GSL senior women's division semifinals:
LAGGAN vs. GLEN NEVIS
- Thursday, Aug 14 – Lochiel
- Monday, Aug 18 – Glen Nevis (North Lancaster)
- Tuesday, Aug 19 – Lochiel, if needed
DUNVEGAN vs. CHAR-LAN
- Thursday, Aug 14 – Dunvegan
- Saturday, Aug 16 – Char-Lan (Williamstown)
- Tuesday, Aug 19 – Dunvegan, if needed
(By Lynn Macnab) Want to compete in Alexandria’s second annual Western Rodeo, set for August 23 and 24, but don’t have a rodeo membership card to ACEC or CCA? You do have options. Check out the rodeo’s web site at www.alexwesternrodeo.com or call 514-927-6336. A permit costs $40 on top of entry fees, and it covers insurance in the arena and prize money for top winners.
There are plenty of events on tap as part of the rodeo.
Mutton Bustin’ for the youngsters will be held on Saturday afternoon and participants can register that day. New this year will be the Wild Cow Milking Competition on Sunday where teams of three adults will have to rope, hold, and milk a wild cow off the range. An entry fee of only $20 is required, with proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club. A Wild Cow Milking trophy buckle will be given to the top three contestants. Please contact Lynn or Gilles Titley at 613-874-1269 for more information and to register.
Also new this year will be a home and business decorating contest that rodeo committee members hope will bring the town of Alexandria to western life, just before the kick off to Little Nashville. People can start decorating their yards, houses, and businesses this week in time for the judging competition which will be held Thursday, August 21 before the rodeo. And the best part is that those places will still be ready for the Little Nashville, which begins the following week.
Rodeo performances including professional bull riding, bareback saddlebronc, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and team roping run on the Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
The three-day event takes place at 20640 McCormick Rd, Alexandria and features three tribute bands: Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash), Tribute to Bob Seger, and Strait Country (tribute to George Strait), as well as beer gardens, food, and western shop vendors.
Alexandria’s rodeo won Best First Rodeo last year by Wild Horse Productions and looks forward to another sold out crowd. See you at the Rodeo!
On Sunday (Aug. 10) at the Williamstown Fair, $1750 will be up for grabs in prize money in the annual tug-of-war. For info on entering a team, check the Fair's website here.
It's a busy Sunday sports schedule, with lacrosse and football playoff action, as well as racing at the Speedway.
The Celtics junior C lacrosse team will play at 3pm at Cornwall's multi-sport complex, looking for a win to close out their provincial semifinal series and advance to the championship round. The Celtic beat the Clarington Sharox yesterday, 14-4, to earn the 2-1 edge in the best-of-five series.
In OVFL football, the Cornwall Wildcats will host the Limestone (Kingston) Grenadiers, starting at 3pm at Joe St. Denis Field. The Cats had a bye in the first round, having finished the regular season at 6-2 for second place in the conference. A win today would advance the Wildcats to the conference final game.
And tonight at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, the race car engines will be humming, with a busy night of race action scheduled. The action will begin at 7pm, and the slate of events includes a race as part of the Canadian Nationals series, as well as the Mod Lite Quebec Series.
Here's a little video clip of Alexandria's Ron Graham throwing the hammer in the masters heavyweights competition at the Glengarry Highland Games.
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