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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.

Encore award

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.

 ?? STEVEN WARBURTON PHOTOS ?? JUMP ROPE FOR HEART: Laggan Public School students Hudson Hambleton, Harry MacGillivr­ay, Shaelyn MacLeod and Liam Gray with a cheque for $3,627 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The students joined their school on Friday for an afternoon of jumping...
STEVEN WARBURTON PHOTOS JUMP ROPE FOR HEART: Laggan Public School students Hudson Hambleton, Harry MacGillivr­ay, Shaelyn MacLeod and Liam Gray with a cheque for $3,627 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The students joined their school on Friday for an afternoon of jumping...
 ?? STEVEN WARBURTON PHOTO ?? STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Arlene and Ian Kentell, both of Summerstow­n, enjoyed some strawberry shortcake at the Martintown Mill’s strawberry festival on Saturday afternoon.
STEVEN WARBURTON PHOTO STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Arlene and Ian Kentell, both of Summerstow­n, enjoyed some strawberry shortcake at the Martintown Mill’s strawberry festival on Saturday afternoon.
 ?? STEVEN WARBURTON PHOTO ?? ENCORE: Bill Buss, who has been a member of the Glengarry Encore Education Centre’s board of directors since its inception 10 years ago, received a commemorat­ive certificat­e from Encore’s chairperso­n, Helena McCuaig, at Encore’s annual meeting in...
STEVEN WARBURTON PHOTO ENCORE: Bill Buss, who has been a member of the Glengarry Encore Education Centre’s board of directors since its inception 10 years ago, received a commemorat­ive certificat­e from Encore’s chairperso­n, Helena McCuaig, at Encore’s annual meeting in...
 ?? STEVEN WARBURTON PHOTO ?? FLOOR HOCKEY: Gold medal-winning students Will Lebrun and Emma Campbell are shown with Robert Bedard of the Knights of Columbus and Staff Sgt. Brian Snyder of the Cornwall Police Department. Glengarry District High School’s floor hockey team captured...
STEVEN WARBURTON PHOTO FLOOR HOCKEY: Gold medal-winning students Will Lebrun and Emma Campbell are shown with Robert Bedard of the Knights of Columbus and Staff Sgt. Brian Snyder of the Cornwall Police Department. Glengarry District High School’s floor hockey team captured...
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