The Kemptville College Alumni presents the Champion Intermediate Dairy Showperson Award each year, at the 4-H Regional Championship Show held in Metcalfe, Ontario. This year the winner was Vanessa Birt from Leeds County. Isabel Kinnear, Alumni Board Member, presented the plaque and chair to her. Vanessa went on and became the Grand Champion Dairy Showperson and she will be attending the 4-H Show at the Royal Winter Fair in November. Congratulations Vanessa.
On Sept. 28th the Kemptville Campus held an Education Day. The Kemptville College Alumni was asked to be present to show some memorabilia from the days when they were students at Kemptville. Manning the display are Alumni Members (L to R ) Isabel Kinnear ‘69, Grace & Joe Allison ‘68, Kim Link ’69, and Audrey Baker ‘70. Many alumni stopped by to check out the display and get info on the Farm Show, 2020 Reunion and the new Historical Building at Lombardy Fairgrounds.
The Kemptville College Alumni is pleased to accept an oil painting from
Nancy Curtis, the wife of John Curtis, a former principal of Kemptville
College. This painting will be hung in the Kemptville College Alumni
Historical Building and it will bring back many memories of the meals the
Food and Fashion Grads had to prepare at Leahurst to obtain college
credits to graduate. Thank you very much Nancy.
The Kemptville College Alumni Historical Building was officially opened on August 24th, 2019 at the annual reunion.Mayor Ari Hoogenboom, Mayor of Rideau Lakes Township is cutting the ribbon and on the left is the Project Coordinator, Ron Burgess and the Alumni Board members and to the right is the Lombardy Agricultural Society President , Bonnie Covell and some of the executive members of the Lombardy Agricultural Society.
Over 100 people attended the ribbon cutting and later that day 185 enjoyed a roast beef dinner prepared by the Lombardy Agricultural Society. Grads from 30 graduating years attended the reunion to renew friendships from their college years.
The Kemptville College Alumni extends a thank you to the Lombardy Agricultural Society, Kemptville grads, businesses, organizations, financial institutions, and friends who contributed and continue to contribute financially to the success of this building.The skilled craftsmen and volunteers spent many hours on their weekends to complete the beautiful building that was opened today.The Donor Frames will be updated each year after the annual reunion.
Unity is strength – when there is teamwork & collaboration ,wonderful things can be achieved.