The Glengarry News
Jump Rope for Heart
We start this episode of Glengarry Scene by congratulating the students of Laggan Public School who, as one of their very last acts of the 2015-16 school year, dedicated the better part of an afternoon to skipping rope.
The popular school event is a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Laggan’s event, which took place on Friday, June 17, managed to raise a grand total of $3,627. The school also singled out its four biggest fundraisers. They are Hudson Hambleton, kindergarten, who raised $150, Harry MacGillivray, Grade 5, who raised $210, Shaelyn MacLeod, kindergarten, who brought in $307, and Liam Gray, kindergarten, who brought in $500.
Last week, the Glengarry Encore Education Centre celebrated 10 years of providing education to seniors throughout the county. Embracing a philosophy of “learning for the fun of it,” Encore has offered workshops on everything from magic and photography to plumbing and snowshoeing.
Since its inception, Alexandria resident Bill Buss has been a constant presence at Encore. As such, Mr. Buss was honoured with a certificate of recognition at Encore’s annual general meeting last Thursday at Alexandria’s Sandfield Centre. Mr. Buss has been on Encore’s board of directors since the very beginning.
After the meeting, Gary Stokes
and his Cabaret Ensemble entertained the crowd with a Canadian- themed revue of songs. Splash pad addition
There’s a little something extra at the splash pad at Alexandria’s Island Park.
Now, among the misty arch and the various sprinklers is a sort of “dump bucket” tree.” What happens is the water flows
into these buckets, which are mounted on swivels. When the weight in the bucket is too much for the swivels to bear, they tip over, providing those below with a refreshing and cold splash.
It’s already quite a hit. Floor hockey
We must also extend our congratulations to Glengarry District High School’s Special Olympics floor hockey team, which captured the gold medal in Oshawa at the beginning of the month.
We caught up with some of the team members, who were enjoying a celebratory meal of pizza and cake at GDHS on Tuesday, June 14. The GDHS squad was among the 800 students from Ontario who were taking part in the Special Olympics Provincial School Championships.
The team invited us over because it wanted to recognize the Knights of Columbus and the Cornwall Police – two of the
local organizations that helped make its trip to Oshawa possible. (We were told that the travel expenses alone were $850.)
As such, we’re delighted to print this photo to commemorate the victory. June 22
With Glengarry being the Scottish haven that it is, we thought you might like to know that on this day in Scottish history (the year 1679, to be precise) at the Battle of Bothwell, the Covenanters were defeated by royal troops led by the Duke of Monmouth. The Covenanters were Presbyterians who opposed interference by the Stuart Kings.