Through its Facebook page, last week the Glengarry Golf and Country Club officially announced the season end at Alexandria’s golf course.
The facility closed for 2020 on November 2. The board thanks all for their patronage in what was a challenging season, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We wish you a happy and healthy winter season and hope to see you again next spring.”
One commenter noted the unfortunate timing of the season end, as we have since been experiencing mild weather. However, the season closure was dictated by a number of factors, beyond the weather.
In other news, the Glengarry Golf & Country Club was pleased to announce support from Desjardins. The financial institution’s momentum fund is supporting the club’s outdoor kitchen, which will provide a range of food options for golfers without them having to enter the clubhouse.
On September 12, the Maxville Mustangs of the Eastern Ontario Super Hockey League (senior ‘A’) held a golf tournament, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the North Glengarry Fire Department, Station 3 in Maxville.
From the tourney, the team was able to donate $600 to the fire station.
Representatives of the Mustangs visited the station on September 21 to present the donation cheque.
On the player signing front, the Stangs recently inked a pair of impact skaters.
Philippe Pelletier Leblanc, a 23-year-old left-winger from Gatineau, played his junior hockey in la belle province, skating in the QMJHL and QJAAAHL. Afterwards, he was a member of teams in France and CIS (Canadian university, now U-Sports). Last season, he was with the Maniwaki Forestiers of the LHSAO. He’s billed as a”very fast and skilful forward” with a fine “scoring touch.”
Dominik Blain-Dupuis also last skated for the Maniwaki Forestiers. His hockey career includes stints in Quebec major junior and ‘AAA’ junior. He’s tagged as a “quick player with a good vision” who brings “a winning attitude” and “some toughness.”
The Mustangs compete in the EOSHL, which is looking to begin its second season soon. Nearby rivals includes the Glengarry Pipers (Alexandria) and the Cornwall Prowlers.
The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) is pleased to announce the addition of two fat bikes at the Summerstown Trails, thanks to a donation by brothers Shawn and Kyle Maloney, co-owners of The Brick in Cornwall.
One of these new fat bikes has a large frame, while the other one has a junior frame. The two new fat bikes will thus complement the two bikes currently owned by FOTST, both of which have a medium frame. This addition will enable the Trails to accommodate people shorter than 5 ft. 6 in. and taller than 5 ft. 10 in.
“The Brick has supported the trails in past years, and it’s great to see them step up to the plate again with this major contribution,” said FOTST president Vic Leroux. “This donation shows how committed The Brick is towards the community and towards a healthy lifestyle.”
Fat biking is a recent and fast-growing sport for those looking for a way to participate in winter activity in a great environment. Fat bike riders are able to access 9 km of snowshoe trails, with signage posted to aid in navigation. These trails are groomed specifically for fat biking thanks to a partnership between FOTST and the Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA). The Summerstown Trails offer a mix of difficulty where both beginner and experienced fat bikers can enjoy this new sport.
The fat bikes are available for rental at the trailhead on weekends only, during our regular rental period (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Bikes are rented for one-hour periods at a cost of $15. FOTST recommends that everyone wear a helmet, even if Ontario law stipulates that it is only mandatory for those under the age of 18. A regular bicycle helmet will do (some are available for loan), but many bikers wear their ski helmets.