The Glengarry News

Canada Day

Speedway hoping for good weather for racing on Canada Day

sean Jun 28, 2018 - 2:42pm

The Cornwall Motor Speedway is scheduled to resume action on Canada Day, Sunday, July 1 – Mother Nature permitting.

Among the scheduled events is the fourth stop of the Super DIRTcar Series Tour. It will be the first feature fun this season on Canadian soil.

Drivers expected to race include Stewart Friesen (winner of two features to date), defending champion Matt Sheppard, current points leader Jimmy Phelps, Max McLaughlin, Erick Rudolph, Billy Decker, Danny Johnson, Pat Ward, Pete Britten, Tim Fuller, Brett Hearn, Tim Kerr, and Alan Barker.

Home turf will be defended by Carey Terrance, Chris Raabe, Brian McDonald, Joey Ladouceur, Tyler Givogue, Kyle Dingwall, Corey Wheeler, and Mario Clair.

The slate also includes feature races for Sportsman and Mini-Stock classes.

The pit gate will open at 2 p.m. with an access price of $45. General admission will be available at 3:30 p.m. with entry prices set at $35 for adults, $20 for seniors 65 years plus, and $5 for kids aged 16 and under.

Super DIRTcar Series time trials are set for 6 p.m., with heat races scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

Junior B Glens invite you to celebrate Canada Day with the team

sean Jun 26, 2018 - 3:26pm

Alexandria's junior 'B' Glens hockey club invites fans to join players and staff in Canada Day festivities.

Players will be walking the parade route collecting non-perishable food items for our local food bank at St. Vincent de Paul. Please be generous with donations. In return, when an item is donated, you will be offered a free ticket for one Glens home game.

At the conclusion of the parade, activities will move to Island Park, where the Glens will have a hardest shot competition and a dunk tank. As well, Glens ball caps and jerseys will be available for purchase.

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3-on-3 basketball tourney planned for Canada Day in Alexandria

sean Jun 19, 2018 - 11:59am

A new basketball court is coming to Alexandria's Island Park, and the township is planning to christen it with a Canada Day 3-on-3 tournament.

The July 1 event will run from 4 to 8 p.m., with the following boys and girls divisions: U13, U16, and open (any age). Entry is $20 per team, and the deadline to sign up is June 29.

For more information, send an e-mail to Brian Caddell at briancaddell@northglengarry.ca

New photo galleries!

sean Jul 7, 2017 - 3:42pm

Did you know that our website features galleries of photographs, most of which don't make it into the published edition of The Glengarry News?

Our latest additions include the following:

  • Canada Day in Glen Robertson
  • Le Relais' graduation ceremony
  • Michel Hervieux concert
  • Eazy Cruisers car show
  • U15 girls Glengarry Hearts soccer

You can view these galleries and many more in the photos section of our website here.

Reprints of photos can be ordered in a number of sizes. Contact us for more information.

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The Eazy Cruisers car club recently held its spring show. (Margaret Caldbick photo)

A little rain cannot dampen Canada Day spirits

publisher Jul 1, 2017 - 10:34pm

This young boy epitomized the spirit of Canada Day in Glengarry as he took in a ground-level view of the July 1 Alexandria parade Saturday. Despite the rain, huge crowds turned out for festivities throughout the area.

Be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News for coverage of Canada Day around the county.

The Buttons Are Here

richard Jun 8, 2016 - 7:27am

The first Canada Day Parade Buttons have arrived. They can be bought for $1 each at The Glengarry News, Papeterie Alexandria Stationery and from any member of the Alexandria and District Lions Club. You will recall that the lapel button design was created by Cecilia Liolios, a Williamstown Public School Grade 4 student, who won a contest organized by the Lions. The buttons will also be on sale during the Canada Day parade in Alexandria.

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The people's choice

richard May 4, 2016 - 8:55am

Congratulations to Canada Day Parade Button Drawing Contest grand prize winner Cecilia Liolios. The public chose the Williamstown Public School Grade 4 student's lapel button design in the contest sponsored by The Glengarry News, Papeterie Alexandria Stationery and the Alexandria and District Lions Club. She is shown with Cassie Depratto Nutt, Alexandria and District Lions Club Canada Day Parade committee chair, and Sylvain Martin, owner of Papeterie Alexandria Stationery.