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Photo gallery: 2019 Raisin River Canoe Race

sean Apr 15, 2019 - 3:46pm

Our image gallery from the 2019 Raisin River Canoe Race is live online here.

For coverage and results, check out the April 17 issue of The Glengarry News.

Complete results can be found on the Raisin Region Conservation Authority's canoe race web page

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Dale Coburn and Heinrich Greeff navigate the rapids near the finish area in Williamstown. – Sean Bray photo

Updated story: Preparing for the 47th annual Raisin River Canoe Race

sean Apr 13, 2019 - 1:01pm

Mother Nature seems to have finally put winter behind her, though today's glorious weather is not forecast to extend into Sunday, for the 47th running of the Raisin River Canoe Race.

Rain that was originally expected Sunday evening is now forecast to push into our region earlier, perhaps as early as noon, along with cooler temperatures. It looks like it will be approximately 5 degrees Celsius and dry to start the race. For an updated forecast, follow this link

Participants

If you missed the opportunity for online registration (or had been putting it off), you can still sign up to participate in any of the divisions on race morning, starting at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic School (17283 County Rd. 18, St. Andrew's West). Note, only cash payment will be accepted.

For entrants who pre-registered, you can pick up your numbers as early as 8:30 a.m.

The traditional pre-race breakfast will be served at the St. Andrew's Knights of Columbus (St. Andrew's Parish Hall, 17298 County Rd. 18, St. Andrew's West) from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The first boats will enter the water at 10:30 a.m., travelling the approximately 30 km route downstream to Williamstown.

From 1 p.m. onwards, shower and changeroom facilities will be open at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre, 19740 John Street in Williamstown.

The post-race dinner fundraiser hosted by the St. Mary's Community Centre at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre runs from 1 to 6 p.m.

Awards will be mailed out to category winners, as well as the second and third-place finishers, in the week following the event.

Spectators

For spectators, there are numerous vantage points along the river route, but one of the highlights is undoubtedly at the dam in Martintown.

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Two Char-Lan minor hockey teams battling in UCMHL finals

sean Mar 21, 2019 - 3:44pm

There are two Char-Lan Rebel minor hockey teams currently battling in the UCMHL finals, but both find themselves on the ropes.

The major midget rep. 'B' squad, which we featured in the March 13 issue of The Glengarry News, trails the North Dundas Demons four points to none in the five-point series. Game three is scheduled for Friday night at 8 p.m., in Williamstown.

The atom rep 'B' group is playing the Kemptville Panthers in their championship series and is also down four points to none. They are slated to play tonight in Kemptville, facing a must-win situation.

Jr. B Rebels to drop puck on division semifinals tonight in Ottawa

sean Mar 5, 2019 - 5:15pm

The Char-Lan Rebels of the CCHL2 will open their Martin Division semifinal series with the Ottawa Jr. Canadians on the road tonight, March 5, at 7:20 p.m. Fans can watch tonight's action live online at HockeyTV.

The second game of the series is booked for Thursday, in Williamstown.

For the full preview on this best-of-seven series, as well as Char-Lan's win in the wildcard round over the Alexandria Glens, check out this week's issue of The Glengarry News.

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