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Cyclist to pedal 250 km perimeter of SDG in fundraiser

Joe McNamara plans to take to his bike on June 20, cycling 250 km to complete a perimeter ride of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry, raising funds for charity.

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Joe McNamara challenges local cyclists to join his fund-raising effort this month

The ride will support the Rotary Club of Cornwall and local food banks, and you can get on board in one of two ways: by sponsoring McNamara or by participating in a virtual ride of your own.

He plans to set off on his journey at 5:45 a.m., aiming to complete the course by sundown, around 8:50 p.m. on what is the longest day of the year, our summer solstice.

You can support McNamara by donating here.

Cyclists who’d like to register to join in a virtual ride on June 20 will receive a special patch, stick, and certificate in recognition of their achievement. A portion of the entry collected will be donated to the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise Foundation and distributed evenly to local food banks.

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Atom Rebels collect for food bank

Char-Lan minor hockey’s atom rep Rebels team has been active in the community, collecting for the Agape Centre food bank.

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Sherry Crawford MacLachlan shares this image of members of the Char-Lan atom Rebels hockey team.

The team skates in the UCMHL, currently sporting a record of 4 wins, 10 losses, and 1 tie. Their last game action came back on December 16, when the squad skated to a 2-2 draw with the Cornwall Colts. They are booked to return to the ice on January 9, when the Rebs will host the South Stormont Selects at 7 p.m.

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Sisters’ Cup hockey game set for Thursday in Cornwall

The second annual Sisters’ Cup hockey game, “a celebration of sport between our two Catholic sister schools … to come together as sisters in sport,” will take to the ice in Cornwall on Thursday, as the girls hockey teams from Holy Trinity and St. Joseph’s meet in a fundraiser for Maison Baldwin House.

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The December 5 event will take place at Cornwall’s multi-pad arena, beginning at 4 p.m. The game is booked for pad 1.

The south end of the rink will be set aside for Falcons supporters, with the north end for Panthers fans. In between will be seating for dignitaries.

Goodwill donation will be accepted at the doors upon entry.

The game format will be periods of 10, 10, and 12 minutes.

Holy Trinity won the inaugural 2018 event, 3-1, over the Panthers.

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Panthers prevail over rivals for Charity Bowl win

It was a defensive struggle with just five points scored – all in the first half – as the St. Joseph’s Panthers successfully defended their Charity Bowl championship tonight at Joe St. Denis Field in Cornwall, shutting down their Catholic rivals, the Holy Trinity Falcons.

The Panthers moved the ball early in the game for what would turn out to be the only offensive points mustered by either side, with their drive culminating in a field goal.

Late in the first half, with Holy Trinity struggling and pinned deep in their own end of the field, the punter opted to surrender a safety, making it a 5-0 lead for St. Joseph’s.

The third quarter saw the Falcons offence come to life, as the Green and Gold got its ground game going and moved into Panthers territory, but the period ended scoreless.

The teams traded possessions in the fourth quarter. Late, inside the final two minutes, Holy Trinity again found itself on the move, as the passing game started to click.

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Holy Trinity quarterback Ryan Stephens, carrying the ball, attempts to hurdle St. Joseph’s defender Tanner Keenan, during a late-game drive at the 2019 Charity Bowl. (Sean Bray photo)

With 17 seconds remaining, the Falcons were threatening, with a first-and-goal at the six-yard line, but they were unable to punch it home. A run netted two yards, and two successive passes went for nought, as the clock wound to zero.

And the celebration was on for the Panthers, winners of the 2019 Charity Bowl, a fundraiser for the Good Samaritan Trust Fund.

The victory improves St. Joseph’s league record to 2-0 on the season, while Holy Trinity drops to 2-1. This was the first time in three SDGAA outings that the Falcons have allowed points against. The Panthers still have yet to allow any opposition scoring.

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Hearts/Filion Memorial Soccer Tournament booked for October 12

The 2019 edition of the Glengarry Hearts / Brian Filion Memorial Soccer Tournament will be held at Alexandria’s Island Park on Saturday, October 12, beginning at 9 a.m., with matches continuing throughout the day.

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The annual gathering over the Thanksgiving weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Hearts of Glengarry. The name “Hearts” lives on today in the competitive youth teams that compete in the ERSL.

This tournament each year sees many Glengarrians reunite, especially those returning to the area for the holiday weekend, enjoying the spirit of the beautiful game, whilst raising funds for the Brian Filion Memorial Fund.

Individuals looking to play or volunteer as referees should let organizers know through the event Facebook page here or by calling Laurie Filion at 613-525-5570. Each team will play three matches.

At noon, all participants will gather for a group photo. There will also be a gift table.

New this year, at 1 p.m., the younger set (children under age 11) is invited to join in the fun with family games on the smaller fields.

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High school’s charity football game under the lights Wednesday

The lone high school football game this week will take place at Cornwall’s Joe St. Denis Field under the lights Wednesday night, as Catholic rivals Holy Trinity and St. Joseph’s collide in the annual Charity Game.

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The Falcons enter the contest sporting a 2-0 record. In fact, Holy Trinity has yet to allow any opposition scoring, whilst collectively putting up 48 points against the CCVS Raiders (0-1) and the Glengarry Gaels (1-1). The Panthers (1-0) also haven’t been scored against, having trounced La Citadelle in their only game thus far, 41-0.

The Charity Bowl is a fundraiser for the Good Samaritan Trust Fund. Admission is $2. Kickoff to the October 2 gridiron contest is set for 6 p.m.

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AJK Highland Travellers announce 37th annual hockey tournament

The 37th annual AJK Highland Travellers men’s recreational hockey tournament, which raises funds for the local Cancer Society, will be held at Maxville’s arena on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

The event is popular every year, so those interested in entering a team are encouraged to contact one of the organizers, Bubba Wensink or Brad Quaile, as early as possible to reserve a spot.

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CommUNITY RUN hits Alexandria on Saturday

The fourth annual CommUNITY RUN in support of Community Living Glengarry takes over the streets of Alexandria on Saturday, September 28, offering professionally timed 1 km, 5 km, and 10 km in-town running circuits.

Online registration is available here, but closes today.

The start and finish area is adjacent to the dome in Alexandria. Spectators are welcome to line to route to encourage participants.

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Charity soccer tournament in Alexandria marks 10 years

The Mark Legault Soccer Tournament recently held its 10th annual tournament in Alexandria, and I had the story in The Glengarry News. Photos are also available in the online gallery here.

The event is a fundraiser for the Legault Foundation, which supports charitable groups and projects in our area.

soccer action at the the Legault Foundation 2018 tournament
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