Covid has given some Kemptville grads time to train a new puppy. Donna Koeniger ‘69 grad, is doing just that. She recently took “ Ruby “ their new Rottweiler puppy to have her Christmas picture taken. The photographer also has a Kemptville connection. Her parents are Kim and Graham Link, also ‘69 grads. You can see where she is taking pictures by checking Margaret on Facebook at Photography by Margaret Link.
Shayna Dickson is in her second year of the Business Agricultural Program at the Perth Campus, Algonquin. As well as studying, she also works part time at a farm and equipment dealership. She has been active in 4-H in Leeds and Lanark, often taking a leadership role in her clubs. Shayna graduated from Smiths Falls Collegiate Institute and hopes to pursue a career in business and find her dream job after graduation.
Jessica Robinson is in her second year of the Business Agricultural Program at the Perth Campus, Algonquin. She is following in the foot steps of her dad and uncle who both graduated from Kemptville College. Jessica was active in 4-H when she was younger but farm work and a part time job, along with school work keep her very busy. Jessica graduated from South Grenville District High School and hopes to farm with family members on their generational family farm.
The Kemptville College Historical Building has passed the final inspection !
The stone work and gravel has been completed around the outside. Thank you to Ron Burgess and his excellent crew for completing the work.
Gary Brown – G & N Contracting, kindly donated a skid steer to help with
moving the stone. Work continues on the inside and this will continue to be
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.