Saturday, September 28 10 – 3 pm

Plans for the Open House at Kemptville Campus are in the final stages. The event is a celebration of 100 Years of Education at the Campus and is happening Saturday, September 28, from 10 am-3 pm. Opening ceremonies will take place at 11:30 in front of Purvis Hall.

The event is open to the public and will include historical displays, artifacts and photos, open houses at each of the schools, live re-enactments by former College staff, and a free BBQ lunch and anniversary cake. Dignitaries invited include oldest grads and teachers of the College, representatives of the three school boards on Campus, the Kemptville College Foundation and Kemptville College Alumni Association. As well, MPP Steve Clark and Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Honourable Ernie Hardeman, are expected to attend.

“I’m thrilled that we are seizing the occasion to finally mark 100 years of education at Kemptville Campus,” stated Mayor Nancy Peckford. “Not only do we have a remarkable history to celebrate, but an equally exciting future.”

Schools on Campus include École Rivière Rideau (Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario, CEPEO), Académie Catholique Notre-Dame (Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est, CECCE), and TR Leger School (Upper Canada School Board, UCDSB). Other on-Campus partners include: NG Cooperative Preschool, Centre Educatif Riviere Rideau, Leeds & Grenville EarlyON Centre, Ryan’s Well, Children’s Mental Health of Leeds & Grenville, and the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association (OVSGA) Wall of Fame. The Grenville County 4H Club will also be on site.

Community sponsors for the event include the OVSGA, Grenville Mutual Insurance, the Kemptville College Foundation, plus the three school boards. Other sponsors include St. Albert’s Cheese, Allegiance Transportation Services (ATS), Suntech Greenhouses Ltd., Lactalis Canada (formerly Parmalat), Grahame’s Bakery, Mountain Orchards, B & H Your Community Gro- cer, Catered Affairs, TD Graham + Associates and the North Grenville Times.

The Open House is planned to complement the activities happening at the Grenville County Plowmen’s Association 100th anniversary plowing match, which will take place on the land adjacent to the Campus, on the east side of Cty Rd 44. This is also open to the public at no charge.

All are welcome. Ample parking is available. Purvis Hall is located at 850 Heritage Drive, Kemptville, ON.

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