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Polar Bear Dip supports the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame

sean Feb 20, 2018 - 4:18pm

Last Sunday, Alexandria saw the annual Polar Bear Dip take place on the frozen Mill Pond, and we have the story and photos in The News this week.

Deputy-mayor Jamie MacDonald shares this video:

Mill Pond to welcome Beaver Swamp Hockey Tournament, Polar Bear Dip this weekend

sean Feb 13, 2018 - 4:18pm

On Sunday, Feb. 18, Alexandria's Mill Pond will host a pair of events: the Beaver Swamp Hockey Tournament (which supports raises funds to help local youngsters participate in minor hockey) and the Polar Bear Dip (which supports the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame).

This week's edition of The Glengarry News features details on the dip, including a list of registered participants to date. Start time is set for 2 p.m. sharp. 

For the Beaver Swamp tourney, this location is a new one this year. Games are scheduled to run throughout the day, beginning at 8 a.m., with play taking place on a pair of "rinks." Championship games will likely hit the ice by mid to late afternoon.

Organizer Richard Bellefeuille tells The News that the ice is looking good and he's hoping that Mother Nature will co-operate on Sunday.

Mill Pond, winter 2016
Mill Pond as seen in this winter 2016 photo of Family Day activities. (staff photo)

Weed harvester returns

publisher Jul 13, 2017 - 10:37am

Watch for a return of the weed harvester to Mill Pond in Alexandria July 16 as North Glengarry continues its “aggressive strategy” against Canada Waterweeds (Elodea canadensis).

Regulations prevent the weed removal being carried out before July 15. “If we were to begin earlier, we would risk interrupting the spawning season of the large and small-mouth bass, and other fish that call Mill Pond their home,” the township says.

Ice fishing derby, polar bear dip photos added to our online galleries

sean Feb 26, 2017 - 4:19pm

New photos online! Images from the recent Polar Bear Dip in support of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame, along with shots of the ice fishing derby, are now posted to our online galleries here.

Please enjoy the photos. If you find one you would like to order, please contact our office. All images are available for sale as prints.

polar bear dip action
The water was still chilly at the recent polar bear dip. (Margaret Caldbick photo)