My 2016 Wishlist for North Grenville

Snowflake 32Dear Santa – I’ve been a reasonably good boy and have tried to do my best this fall despite a broken leg, so please help me out with the following wishlist, if you can:

  1. A spirit of cooperation and collaboration between the Old Town Kemptville BIA and Chamber of Commerce that will effectively serve the interests of small business in the community
  2. The completion of the South Branch Waterfront Trail
  3. An outdoor rink in Riverside Park built with $250K worth of funding from the Sens Foundation
  4. A new gazebo with power for Maplewood Park in Oxford Mills
  5. Forgiveness of both the Municipal and County portions of the Kemptville Youth Centre’s property tax
  6. More donations to, and grants from, the North Grenville Community Foundation
  7. More public participation in, and scrutiny of, Municipal politics
  8. and, of course, a bottle of bourbon and a copy of the year-end edition of the New York Review of Books

Merry Christmas, Johnny Barclay

Author: John Barclay

A graduate of York University’s Film Production Program, John has produced more than 250 corporate and educational productions since winning the Canadian Independent Short Film Showcase award in 1983. In 2009, after over 30 years as the principal of Triune Productions Inc. a Toronto-based independent film, video and multimedia production company, he moved to Oxford Mills and immediately became involved in the community. With a belief that effective media can be a catalyst for social change, John has produced many videos for local community groups. With his fundraising and sponsorship experience in both the public and private sectors, John has developed winning proposals for the Kemptville Farmers’ Market, the 2014 Dandelion Festival and Triune Arts, a charity for which he acts as Executive Director.

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