The Glengarry News

Busy Family Day weekend of sports activities on tap for the county

sean Feb 16, 2018 - 8:57pm

The Family Day weekend is jam-packed with sports-related activities, both for participation and spectating.

Tonight, Feb. 16, the Alexandria Glens junior 'B' hockey team hosts the Athens Aeros at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria.

Saturday has the Hockey with Heart tournament taking place in Williamstown, at the outdoor rink. Matches run throughout the day, starting at 8 a.m. This event, at Paul Rozon Memorial Park, is a fundraiser for the Julie MacLachlan Charitable Foundation and Project Silent Night. There's also a bar, food, raffle, prizes, and live entertainment. Spectators are welcome to come out and support the cause.

Saturday night, at 8 p.m., the Char-Lan junior 'B' Rebels host the Richmond Royals at the Char-Lan Rec. Centre, in Williamstown.

Sunday, at Island Park in Alexandria, Mill Pond will host the Beaver Swamp hockey tournament, which supports local minor hockey. Gameplay begins at 8 a.m., continuing through to late afternoon when champions will be crowned.

Also on Sunday, at 2 p.m., the Polar Bear Dip in support of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame takes place on Mill Pond. Everyone is invited to come out and cheer on the brave dippers.

Monday's schedule in Alexandria includes activities at the dome (bubble soccer at 11 a.m., youth flag football at 2 p.m., and free access to the track), Sports Palace (free skating at 9 a.m. and again at 2 p,m., shinny at noon), and snowshoeing on the Glengarry Trails. In Maxville, there's shinny scheduled for 10 a.m. and free skating at 1 p.m. 

Also on Monday, the Summerstown Trails will host its annual Family Day program, with volunteers on hand from 10 a.m. onwards. Free equipment rentals, subject to availability, and food will be available. Activities include cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.