Sports Hall of Fame
The annual Polar Bear Dip in support of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame will begin today at 2 p.m. sharp. The event takes place at Island Park, in Alexandria.
Here is the scheduled lineup of plungers:
1.Richard Willard & Marvin Munro
2.Kyle Lalonde & Johnathon Newton
3.Findley Hope & Marc Henri
4.Jeff Lapierre & Brooke Lapierre
5.Amanda Hope & Hayley Cholette
6.Cathy Maclean & Janet Pidgeon
7.Chris Mcpherson & Danielle Macleod
8.Jamie MacDonald & Rodney Shepherd
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:
Polar Bear Dip #6 dome. Awesome day!! Synchronized Jumping....not. Great fundraiser for the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame!! pic.twitter.com/o8FNiwZiWi— Jamie MacDonald (@deputymayor_ng) February 18, 2018
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.
The Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame's 37th annual induction celebration and dinner will be held Aug. 19 at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria.
Over the past few weeks, The Glengarry News has published stories about this year's inductees and the guest speaker.
Tickets are available at Scotiabank branches in Alexandria and Maxville, or by phone at 613-527-1044.