Fun for the whole family
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.