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Sports in the Glens
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Hockey Canada, the national governing body for Canada's game, has over 250 free hockey-themed lesson plans available for teachers. You can check them out at http://goo.gl/IPJChG
The Hawkesbury curlers are organizing the first Mary McKechnie Open Golf Tournament on Sunday, August 24 at Hawkesbury Golf and Curling Club, and everyone is welcome to play. Mary McKechnie served the club as a member of its board of directors for a number of years and was a strong supporter of curling.
The format is a four-player scramble, beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost for non-golf members of the club is $80 (includes golf, cart, dinner), $50 for golf members, $25 for dinner only.
To register or to obtain further information, contact Mike Gasher at 613-240-5543 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ottawa RedBlacks quarterback Henry Burris Jr. is already an all-time great in the CFL (Canadian Football League), and he will be in Maxville on Wednesday, Aug. 20, as guest speaker at the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner.
Burris is one of only four players to throw more than 53,000 yards and more than 300 touchdowns during his career. The Oklahoma native holds numerous records with several teams. Prior to playing for the new Ottawa squad, he played for the Calgary Stampeders and was leader in every significant category, taking the western team to Grey Cup championships in 1997 and 2008, when he was named Most Valuable Player.
In 2010 he was voted the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player after throwing 4945 yards and 38 touchdowns.
Burris has cracked the 4000 yard mark in a season at least 10 times during his illustrious career and is a four time all-star.
Not only is he an incredible football player, he’s one of the greatest ambassadors for Canadian football and sport. His winning smile, good humour and gracious interactions with fans have made him sought after for events like the induction supper this week in Maxville.
Burris is clearly a big believer in giving back. He works tirelessly in the community to promote sports for people of all ages. He’s even created an event to raise money and awareness for his favourite cause, Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Prior to joining the RedBlacks, Burris played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats and spent time in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.
The all-around athlete attended Spiro High School in Oklahoma and won varsity letters each in football, track, basketball, and baseball. He was named Oklahoma Offensive Player of the Year as a senior and went on to attend Temple University. He and wife Nicole have two young sons, Armond and Barron.
Burris has been nominated for the Tom Pate award twice and is well known for a lot of off-field work. His approachability, community involvement, and constant good humour have given him the nickname "Smilin’ Hank."
Tickets for Wednesday night’s event are available at Scotiabank brances in Maxville and Alexandria, as well as through Rodney Shepherd, chairman of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame.
The Glengarry Soccer League's U19 championship match-ups have been set. Tonight (Aug. 17), the U19 girls final will be played at Alexandria's Island Park, starting at 8:30pm, with Alexandria and Dunvegan squaring off. On Monday (Aug. 18) at 6:30 p.m. in Dunvegan, the host U19 boys side will entertain the squad from Vankleek Hill.
There are two sporting events Glengarry fans might want to check out tonight. At Alexandria's Island Park, Glen Nevis and Greenfield will battle in a rescheduled game two of their GSL senior men's division semifinal series. Start time is set for 8:30pm.
At 8pm at Cornwall's multi-sport complex, the Celtics junior C lacrosse team will be looking to clinch a provincial title.
Aug, 10, 2014
Modified Feature (30 laps): Gage Morin, Chris Raabe, Chris Herbison, Brian McDonald, Stephane Lafrance, Carey Terrance, Joel Doiron, Kyle Dingwall, Jean Boissonneault, Marc Therrien, David Papineau, Bill Mullin, Gabriel Richer, Charlie Rice, Laurent Ladouceur
Sportsman Feature Results (20 laps): Shane Pecore, Justin Lalancette, Mike Maresca, Joey Ladouceur, Ryan Stabler, Mitch Primeau, Dillon Sallows, Adam Rozon, Corey Wheeler, Louie Jackson, Jean-Nicholas Gareau, Gilles Godard, Ricky Thompson, Billy Cook, Miguel Peterson, Thomas Cook, Scott McGill, Greg Ezard, David Andre, Robert Delormier, Wyatt Mullin, Mike Stacey, Brianna Ladouceur, Jasmine David
Pro-Stock Feature Results (20 laps): Dave Bissonnette, Marc Lalonde, Stephane Lebrun, Rosco Garreau, Charles-David Beauchamp, George Renaud, Dave Seguin, Jocelyn Roy, Terry Ladouceur, Claude Parisien, PJ Peters, Shawn Johnston, Trevor Gaucher, Rock Aubin, Alain Tardif
Semi-Pro Feature Results (15 laps): Derek Cryderman, Pascal Racette, Kevin Fetterly, Junior Delormier, Nico Leblanc, Mathieu Aubin, Steve Daigneault, Martin Robertson, Patrick Lalonde, Roger D'Amour, Jason Fetterly, Sheldon Hoogwerf, Nicholas Gauvreau, Anthony Perron, Richard Brady, Adam Delormier
Mini-Stock Feature Results (25 laps): Marc Dagenais, Quincy Roberts, Chris James, Josh Kirkland, Alexis Charbonneau, Elizabeth Gauthier, Marc Chartrand, Steve Morin, Teddy Baird, Shawn McLean, Justin Desrosiers, Riley McMonagle, Francis Desjardins, JF Page, Nick Merkley
Aug. 3, 2014
Canadian Nationals Modified Feature (100 laps): Carey Terrance, Stephane Lafrance, Laurent Ladouceur, Ryan Arbuthnot, Brian McDonald, Mario Clair, Dany Bilodeau, Lance Willix, Gabriel Richer, Joel Doiron, Bill Mullin, Gage Morin, David Papineau, Marc Therrien, Patrice Demers, Chris Raabe, Yan Bussiere, Steve Bernard, Kyle Dingwall, Steve Bernier, Dexter Stacey, Kyle Wilson, Chris Herbison, Randy Chrysler (DNS), Charlie Rice (DNS)
Sportsman Feature Results (20 laps): Louie Jackson, Mike Stacey, Corey Wheeler, Mike Maresca, Joey Ladouceur, Shane Pecore, Justin Lalancette, Gilles Godard, Thomas Cook, Dillon Sallows, Tristan Draper, David Andre, Scott McGill, Ricky Thompson, Ryan Stabler, Mitch Primeau, Brianna Ladouceur, Brad Winters, Jean-Nicholas Gareau, Jasmine David, Pascal Daigle, Billy Cook, Robert Delormier
Pro-Stock Feature Results (20 laps): Rock Aubin, Dave Bissonnette, Stephane Lebrun, Trevor Gaucher, Terry Ladouceur, Dave Seguin, Charles-David Beauchamp, Shawn Johnston, Marc Lalonde, Jocelyn Roy, Claude Parisien, George Renaud, Rosco Garreau, Dave Rogers
Mod-Lite Quebec Special Event Feature Results (25 laps): Jeff May, Paul Klager, Eric Desilets, Dan Desnoyers, Rejean Lemieux, Michael Dion, Patrick Maltais, Martin Fleurent, Brad Reif, Steve Raabe, Pascal Lafreniere, Karine Thibault, Stephane Bernier
Mini-Stock Feature Results (12 laps): JF Page, Marc Dagenais, Francis Desjardins, Justin Desrosiers, Steve Morin, Elizabeth Gauthier, Riley McMonagle, Marc Chartrand, Alexis Charbonneau, Chris James, Sylvain Frenette
Prospective members of the 2014 Alexandria junior B Glens are invited to register for a pre-camp scrimmage, scheduled for this Saturday in Cornwall. Check out the details and registration form here.
Glens fans make sure to stop by DQ and order a Blizzard today. Its DQ Miracle Treat Day. Money goes to CHEO— Alexandria Glens (@JrbGlens) August 14, 2014