Opening date for the Ferguson Forest Dog Park


by Carl Doucette

North Grenville Dog Parks Inc. would like to thank our sponsors and the many volunteers who are assisting in establishing the first off-leash dog park in North Grenville. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, and the efforts of volunteers with both fundraising and work at the park, we are extremely pleased to announce that the Ferguson Forest Dog Park will be open for doggy business on Sunday, September 24. Details of the opening ceremony will be forthcoming. I would like to thank our generous sponsors for without them we could not have achieved our goal. They are:

Founding Sponsor: Frank Hoffman, owner of Canadian Tire, Kemptville
Co-Founding Sponsor: Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation
Newfoundlander: Steve Clarke and Steven Pavlinek, Pet Valu, Kemptville
Golden Retriever: Dr. Stephanie Reid, “Acu Vet”, The Heyerhoff Family
Border Collie: Joyce and Patrick McGahey, Tollden Farms, eQ Homes
Jack Russell: Cranberry Hill Animal Hospital
Yorkie: Kemptville Animal Hospital, Classic Graphics, Debbie Redmond, Grenville-Dundas Veterinary Clinic

The money from sponsorships has been critical to the development of the dog park and will be required for park upgrades and ongoing maintenance. Sponsorship packages have been delivered to local businesses; but, if you have not received yours and wish to become a sponsor, or are an individual wishing to become a sponsor, you can contact the Corporation at and we will ensure you receive a sponsorship package. Opportunities also exist to sponsor items for the dog park, such as a permanent gazebo and benches, to name just a few. Donations are always welcome!

Finally, I would once again like to thank our volunteers for their hard work and our sponsors for their generosity, and all the future sponsors of the Ferguson Forest Dog Park.


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