St. Albert World Record Threshing Machine Competition for the Guinness World Record

Don Good, a ‘66 Kemptville College Grad recently attended the St.Albert World Record Threshing Machine Competition. Don attended in his capacity of President of Ontario Institute of Agrologists for the Ottawa Valley – St. Lawrence Branch. Don is pictured by one of the over 250 trashing machines that helped to  set a new Guinness World Record for the most machines all working together.

St. Albert World Record Threshing Machine Competition for the Guinness World Record

The sound of 250 plus working threshing machines and tractors driving them was also enjoyed by Ashley a 2012 Kemptville Grad and her husband Erick who is standing in the center beside Don.

St. Albert World Record Threshing Machine Competition for the Guinness World Record

Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Marathoner Cathy MacLean

Cathy MacLean, a 1975 Kemptville grad, will be inducted into the Glengarry Sports Hall of fame this month. When Cathy was in her late 40s she began to run consistently and participate in local road races. Locals can set their clocks by Cathy’s run schedule as she completes her year round training.Cathy qualified to run the Boston Marathon in 2006 and has completed that race 10 times. She will once again compete in 2020. Cathy will continue to run and perhaps in the future she would like to train for a triathlon.Congratulations and  we wish her the best of luck.Bruce McDonell, a ‘69 grad will also be attending the dinner to watch his son Kent be inducted.Kent signed his first professional contract in 2000 and later played in the Swedish Hockey League. He is proud of his Glengarry roots.

Active Alumni President

When our Alumni President, Audrey Baker is not busy registering alumni for reunion events, she is an active clogger with the Land O Lakes Country Cloggers. Audrey is in the front row on the left. For those who don’t know clogging is a dance in which the performer wears clogs and beats out a clattering rhythm on the floor. 

Rain Around the World

John Fraser ‘69 Kemptville  grad, and his wife Barb recently travelled on riverboat cruise on the Rhine. The picture shows them at Bratislava, Slovakia, a stop on the cruise. John and Barb are always enthusiast so the rain didn’t bother them. Now retired from dairy farming, their rain ponchos show their commitment to 4-H. ( picture from Janine (Fraser) Lunn. 

Farm Show Hospitality Room

Over 75 people attended the Hospitality Room in Hall B. The Alumni appreciate the kindness shown to them by the Ottawa Farm Show. This year saw grads from  ‘53, ‘54, ‘59, ‘64, ‘65, ‘66, ‘67, ‘68, ‘69, ‘70, ‘71, ‘73, ‘74, ‘75, ‘76, ‘77, ‘79, ‘80, ‘81, ‘83, ‘84, ‘85, ‘89, ‘04, ‘08, and ’15. Previous staff members were also there. Next year drop by for coffee, chatting and cookies and you may see a long lost classmate. Mark your calendar for March 18th, 2020.