Fun for the whole fam­ily

The Glengarry News - - Our Country Correspond­ents - – An­gela Brown

While North Glen­garry res­i­dents can spend Fam­ily Day en­joy­ing ac­tiv­i­ties at Glen­garry Sports Palace and Tim Hor­tons Dome, South Glen­garry res­i­dents also have plenty of ways to celebrate the day with­out go­ing far.

Free Sum­mer­stown Trails ac­tiv­i­ties on Fam­ily Day Mon­day start at 10 a. m. at Sum­mer­stown For­est and in­clude cross-coun­try skiing and snow­shoe fun on the trails with events con­tin­u­ing un­til 4 p.m.

The Friends of the Sum­mer­stown Trails or­ga­ni­za­tion in­vites fam­i­lies to ex­plore the 18 kilo­me­ters of cross-coun­try ski and nine kilo­me­ters of snow­shoe trails. Ac­tiv­i­ties also in­clude snow­shoe races for kids, guided tours, free hot dogs, marsh­mal­lows and hot cho­co­late. Fam­i­lies also will be able to use ski and snow­shoe equip­ment free of charge dur­ing the day.

At Mart­in­town Com­mu­nity Park, visi­tors can take part in a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties be­tween 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Events in­clude snow­man­build­ing, snow-paint­ing, skat­ing, hockey shoot­ing con­tests, and a game of snow­ball tar­get throw­ing.

Visi­tors can warm up with hot cho­co­late, and toast marsh­mal­lows and hot dogs by the bon­fire.

In North Glen­garry res­i­dents are in­vited to snow­shoe around Is­land Park in Alexandria with sup­port from Friends of Glen­garry Trails As­so­ci­a­tion. Free snow­shoes will be avail­able dur­ing the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Be­gin­ners are also welcome to join in.

Ac­tiv­i­ties at the Dome in­clude a Bouncy Castle, in­door soc­cer, and free walk­ing or run­ning on the in­door track.

Glen­garry Sports Palace of­fers free skat­ing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Cana­dian flag cel­e­bra­tion at 11 a.m. and lunch in the hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or­ga­niz­ers are also plan­ning a mini High­land Games with a heavy­weight event from noon to 2 p.m.

There will be a Gaels football game in the snow from 2 to 5 p.m. Visi­tors can en­joy free fam­ily hockey from 2 to 5 p.m. ( gloves and hel­mets are re­quired) and free skat­ing from 5 to 7 p.m. as well as face-paint­ing, hot air bal­loon rides and snow­mo­bile out­ings. A spaghetti supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. and a spaghetti-eat­ing con­test is set for 6 p.m.

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