The Glengarry News


Curling Across the Nation visits Lancaster Curling Club

sean Jan 28, 2016 - 3:20pm

The Jan. 27 edition of The Glengarry News includes a story about New Brunswick's Rob Swan visiting the county last week, as part of his Curling Across the Nation tour to increase awareness of the sport. Our story and a photo appear on page 3. He played last Wednesday at the Alexandria Curling Club.

Here are some more photos of his visit to the Lancaster Curling Club last Friday.

We were very happy to host Rob Swan from Curling Across the Nation on Friday, January 22nd. We had time to chat and curl...

Posted by Lancaster and District Curling Club on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Williamstown Park building and rink open to public

sean Jan 22, 2016 - 5:28pm

South Glengarry township has announced that the park building and rink at the park in Williamstown have re-opened to the public. The facility had been closed since a suspicious fire last spring.

Among the victims of the delay in repairing the facility was a charity hockey tournament over the Christmas holidays, as the event had to be cancelled.

Not ready for business: Williamstown park building unavailable to public

sean Jan 5, 2016 - 11:02am

Williamstown's park building is still not ready for public access. The new structure has been under development since a suspicious fire destroyed the previous erection last spring. A charity hockey tournament slated for Dec. 26-27 was forced to be cancelled due to the unavailability of the building. No word yet when it will be ready.

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Sean Bray photo

Iona Academy thanks parents for supporting pancake breakfast and skate

sean Dec 15, 2015 - 1:47pm

Another successful pancake breakfast and free skate. A BIG thank you to our lovely parent volunteers for the delicious pancakes and all of their help tying skates. We could not do it without you!

Posted by Iona Academy on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Summerstown Trails to hold annual clean-up day on Saturday, Nov. 21

sean Nov 17, 2015 - 11:28am

The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) will be holding their Annual Clean-up Day on Saturday, November 21, starting at 9:00 a.m.

Given that there is less garbage/litter on the trails (good news!), volunteers will also be put to work removing the fallen branches and unwanted growth on the cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. 

FOTST board members, and other FOTST members, and volunteers will be on hand. The Summerstown Forest, which contains the trails, is located on County Road 27 (Summerstown Road), between Summerstown Station and the Glen Road intersection. 

About FOTST: The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) is incorporated as a non-profit group run by volunteers with a stated mandate to maintain and develop green, recreational trails for healthy outdoor activities in the Summerstown Forest. In recent years, an impressive amount of progress has been made as trails have been improved and expanded, new grooming equipment and signage obtained and new activities offered, such as races, instructional lessons, outings for schools and seniors and Family Day activities. Rental of XC ski and snowshoe packages is also offered on weekends. 

À propos de  FOTST : Les amis des sentiers de Summerstown (FOTST) est une société sans but lucratif, dirigée par un groupe de bénévoles, qui a pour objectif l’entretien et le développement de sentiers verts récréatifs pour la pratique de saines activités extérieures dans la forêt de Summerstown. Au cours des dernières années, d’énormes progrès ont été accomplis : sentiers améliorés et prolongés, installation d’une nouvelle signalisation, achat d’équipement d’entretien, nouvelles activités offertes, telles courses, cours d’initiation, sorties pour les écoles et l’âge d’or et la Journée de la famille. Il est possible de louer des skis de fond et des raquettes les week-ends durant la saison. 

– files from Jean-Pierre Tibi

Sports Day in Canada, celebrated in Glengarry County

sean Nov 13, 2015 - 5:03pm

The national Sports Day in Canada program, which is designed to get Canadians more active and try out new activities, will see programming available in Glengarry county, and Glengarrians are encouraged to participate. Here's the schedule of opportunities in South Glengarry, with activities running from Nov. 14 through 20:

And, Friday, Nov. 20 is national jersey day, where you are encouraged to don the uniform of your favourite sports team and wear it proudly in public.

Robertson speaks to Iona students

sean Jun 23, 2015 - 3:57pm

Former Iona Academy student Michael Robertson was a special guest speaker today. He shared his experiences and dreams...

Posted by Iona Academy on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Nor'Westers and Loyalist Museum to celebrate county sports history

sean Jun 2, 2015 - 4:08pm

On June 13, from 1 to 6 pm, Glengarry's Nor'Westers and Loyalist Museum in Williamstown will be hosting demonstrations and active participation in old time sports in order to recreate and bring together the past and present of our proud heritage of sports in Glengarry.

This field day also marks the opening of a new exhibit on early sports in Glengarry.

Events for the day include a barbecue and licensed bar, Highland piping and Celtic music, games and activities for all ages, and museum tours.

All are welcome to come out for the day and join in the fun.