Graduates from Kemptville College will be interested in news about how the “farm side’’ of the former Kemptville Campus will be used.On August 27th, 2020, the Ontario Government announced that part of the 500 million dollar plan to upgrade correctional facilities will include part of the former campus.
The “farm side”, was not given to the municipality of North Grenville in 2018 when they received 633 acres and multiple campus buildings. This land was retained by ( ARIO )Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario..
Many equine grads will remember their time in the riding arena. The robotic dairy barn is also on this location. The College Royal events were also held here.
The Kemptville College Royal used to present the President of the College Royal with a cane to thank them for the work they did organizing the activities for the three day event. The Alumni is pleased to have the cane presented to Jim Glen ‘70 grad, to display in the Historical Building. Thank you Jim.
Two Kemptville grads, class ’70. Jim Glenn ( left ) and Keith Thurston. Both active on their farms. This year would have been their 50th class reunion. They posed for a picture in their work attire.
Harrietta ( Pilon ) Bretzler, 2003 Kemptville grad, has been awarded a 2020 4-H Ontario Outstanding Leader Award.This award recognizers 4-H club leaders who have volunteered with 4-H for less that three years and are doing outstanding things for the youth in their clubs. Harrietta is known for her warm smile and excitement that brightens the eyes of youth who learned new skills they didn’t think they were capable of. Kemptville grads from 2003 will remember their classmate who was President of the 2003 College Royal.
The Pilon and Bretzler families have many connections with Kemptville College. Harrietta’s husband Frank graduated from Kemptville in ‘95 and his two brothers also graduated from Kemptville. Ludwig in ‘94 and Jurger in ‘96
Harrietta’ mom, Bernadine, graduated in 1977, her brother Jean-Jacques in ‘02 and her sister Valerie in ‘07.
Harrietta and her husband Frank farm on the family dairy farm located in Crysler. Harietta enjoyed her many years in 4-H activities and now her children are are benefitting from the 4-H programs in Stormont County.
In the picture, Rylan, Myla, Calum and Adella are standing in front of Frank and Harietta.
Bruce Butter from Northumberland County, has been acclaimed for his fourth term as the Ontario Federation of Agriculture Director for Hastings, Lennox & Addington, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties. Bruce graduated from Kemptville Agricultural College in 1969 and is a beef and crop farmer. He has been an OFA member since 1988 and is going into his ninth year as a director. Congratulations and thank you for for your dedication.
Marg Milne, ‘57 grad, has been in self isolation for 100 days. She has a closed bubble of friends who have also remained in isolation. Marg’s doctors are hopeful for a vaccine which would then allow her more freedom. She is very thankful for helpful friends , neighbours and her pharmacy.