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.
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.
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.
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.
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.