Dear Kemptville College Alumni Members,
The last time I sent out a letter I was asking for your opinion regarding the 2021 reunion. We had 58 members reply. Members in favor for holding the reunion 27, 24 replied no and 7 were unsure.
We have thought of the various scenarios for a safe reunion, but we are still unsure what the Provincial rules will be as of August 21, 2021. Time is marching on and a decision must be made.
The board regrets that we will be cancelling the reunion for August 21, 2021.
Next year August 20, 2022, we will be back, mark your calendar for the annual reunion at Lombardy Agricultural Fair Grounds.
We will hold an annual meeting, date and time to be announced. Please check our website kcalumni.ca for information and ongoing news.
The Kemptville College Alumni Board wishes you a safe, healthy, fun summer.
In Honor of 2020 KCAT Alumni Reunion
By Yvette Trotman Class ‘69
Lombardy Agricultural Society FAIRGROUND
You will never be the same without KCAT Alumni AROUND
Thanks to the hard work of the Alumni Board and ORGANIZERS
Who have searched every ‘nook and cranny,’ to find our MEMBERS?
For this year’s 2020 Annual CELEBRATION
Unfortunately, Corona has made this year DIFFERENT
Demanding we isolate or be socially DISTANT
Not an easy task for our group if you NOTICE
We are quite the bunch just see our pics, greeting and huddling is normal PRACTICE
We open our reunion by honoring classmates and faculty who left us PEACEFULLY
As we share for each of you a fond MEMORY
We celebrate your amazing life and how you have impacted our and your COMMUNITY
Next, we will miss visiting in person with each OTHER
Like cornering Steph and asking about her GRAND DAUGHTER
And getting an update from Carol about the ’69 annual Cove PILGRIIMAGE
Knowing full well Corona unfortunately also canceled this popular rite of PASSAGE
But let’s not DESPAIR
I have an IDEA
Pull up your lawn, rocking, wheel or sitting CHAIR
Raise your water, wine, rum for me or BEER
And send each other a virtual CHEER
Corona you think you could rob us of our clean FUN
No way, let’s get started with our silent AUCTION
Everyone find that old college picture or image you planned to bring to the REUNION
Silent because you’re hidden from US
You damn Corona VIRUS
Back to your pic, send it to the WEBSITE
So, we can ensure that in year 2020 your vision was in the SPOTLIGHT
Finally, the time has come to vote for the winner of the SPIRIT AWARD
It’s a virtual tie for years ending Zero to FIVE
You all get a HUGE APPLAUD
In honor of your spirit that is ALIVE
A Message from the Kemptville College Alumni Board
The Alumni Board is preparing for our annual reunion, Saturday, August 22nd, 2020.
It will be held at the Lombardy Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, 7 Kelly Road, Smiths Falls (just off Hwy 15). This is the fourth year that the reunion has been held in this location and this is also the site where our Alumni Historical building has been constructed. It is a totally wheelchair accessible facility and grounds.
Motor homes and tents can be accommodated but there is no electrical hook up available. Two “porta potties” will be available for overnight campers.
We are honouring the years ending in ‘O and ‘5 but all graduating years are invited to attend. As always, we ask the honour years to provide the items for the silent and live auction. When you bring your donated article, please complete the required sheet provided at the auction table. We can provide a charitable receipt for your article. The money raised from the auctions will go towards the Historical Building Interior.
We will not be able to accept Credit Cards for payment the day of the reunion.
Please Bring Lawn Chairs and enjoy the lovely outdoors.
10:00 am – Registration Opens
11:30 am to 1:00 pm – Lunch – No meal tickets sold the day of reunion
1:30 pm – Annual General Meeting
You can also tour the:
- Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario
- Smiths Falls Heritage Museum
- Tweed Visitor Centre
- Rideau Canal Visitor Centre
Enjoy visiting with your classmates after the Annual meeting!
*** We must move to the Agricultural Hall at 4 o’clock. ***
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Social Hour
5:00 pm – Dinner – No meal tickets sold the day of the reunion
Silent & Live Auction Spirit Award Visiting ( until 11 o’ clock ) 4:00 pm to 8:00pm
Photographer for group/couple/singlepictures
Only background music will be provided as we found in past years, that dancing wasn’t a priority but visiting was, so no music has been booked for the evening.
All meal tickets must be purchased by August 14th, 2020.
There will be no sales on Reunion Day, August 22nd, 2020
Please contact Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce at 613 283 1334
Smiths Falls has a number of types of accommodations.
Some of these are :
Best Western Colonel By Inn 613 284 0001
Econo Lodge 613 283 5150
Best Inn Motel 613 284 0464
Rogers Motel 613 283 5200
Montague House Bed and Breakfast 613 283 4198
Katmor’s Bed and Breakfast 613 205 1102
There are also accommodations in surrounding towns.
Dry overnight camping on site – no water or sewer available
Our building was officially opened on August 24th, 2019. We are presently raising money for the interior cabinetry to display the many important artifacts from our college years.