Sports in the Glens
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Michael Robertson, of Williamstown, ran his 400m heat this morning, placing fourth (46.87 s) and has advanced to the semifinal race, which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 29 at 8:18pm GMT (That's 3:18pm here). There is no live television coverage, but CBC is broadcasting through its website here.
As in past years, there are hands-on activities available for kids on the Saturday of the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville. In the morning, there is the junior heavyweights event, which gives children a chance to try scaled-down versions of the traditional Scottish competitions. In the afternoon, it's track and field.
Here is a link to more information. Advance registration (no cost) is requested.
Check out Michael Robertson's photo of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremonies in Scotland. The 25-year-old is there, representing Canada (and Williamstown). He will run in the 400m race and the 4x400m relay.
The Glengarry Soccer League will holds its Gerald MacDonald soccer tournament for U12 and U16 boys and girls teams this weekend in Alexandria.
Round three of the Ontario junior C lacrosse playoffs will open on the road on Saturday, July 26, with game two booked for Cornwall's multi-sport complex on Sunday, July 27, starting at 3pm.
To see the complete schedule, click here.
The Celtics will be taking on Clarington, after getting past Gloucester and Peterborough in the first and second rounds respectively.
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(By Tammy Allen) A new english horse show will make its debut this Sunday at the Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds. The Vankleek Hill Summer Horse Show promises to be a friendly and inviting event which gives equestrians, young and old, an opportunity to ride in a supportive environment. There is something for almost every rider.
If you are a novice who has just mastered the walk and trot, an intermediate or an advanced rider who can canter and jump, there are a variety or classes to choose from. There are classes for riders with young or green horses in need of experience. For adults showing for the first time or for those wanting to just dust off their paddock boots and get back in the saddle, there are events for you.
This new horse show comes on the heels of the final Hilltop Horse Show last year which was retired after 35 successful years.
“There is a strong need for local riders to come out and ride with other equestrians who share their passion for the sport” says Tammy Allen, one of the key organizers of the Summer Horse Show along with Allison Barton. “ Many people expressed interest in seeing a new show take its place and we hope they will support this fresh new format”.
The Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society will play host to this new venture which will begin at 9am on Sunday, July 27.
“It is important to encourage the future generation of riders, so they will get a chance to show off their talents over the lunch hour” say Allen referring to the leadline class for the youngsters, and the always entertaining costume class for the young at heart. There will be ribbons, trophies, special prizes, and a canteen on site. Riders and supporters are welcome to come out and enjoy the camaraderie and to cheer others on!
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