polar bear dip
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.
New photos online! Images from the recent Polar Bear Dip in support of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame, along with shots of the ice fishing derby, are now posted to our online galleries here.
Please enjoy the photos. If you find one you would like to order, please contact our office. All images are available for sale as prints.
The annual Polar Bear Dip in support of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame is just over a week away. Registration deadline is Feb. 16, and the event will be held on Feb. 19, at 2pm sharp, at Mill Pond in Alexandria's Island Park.
We have more detail in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
To contact organizers and to get involved, please visit the event Facebook page.