New partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field

Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) has established a new strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of health care managers in Canada.

Through this agreement, eligible members and KDH employees will work towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. This program offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership, assistance with career advancement and peer recognition and also serves as an essential career designation.

Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at the CCHL, said, “The CCHL is thrilled to have entered into the Employer Agreement with Kemptville District Hospital.  This agreement represents a dedication and commitment by KDH to lifelong learning and development of its leaders, at all levels of the organization.”

Frank Vassallo, CEO at KDH, said, “KDH is committed to lifelong learning as we realize the immense benefits it brings to one’s working and personal lives. We view lifelong learning as a key factor in staff development. It unlocks the potential of our people, enabling them to succeed in all aspects of their lives, including yielding higher levels of self-motivation and self-confidence”.

This collaboration will also allow for both organizations to better address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and align themselves with the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework. This framework is a foundation for Canadian health leadership development and defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes a leader must have to positively contribute to the Canadian health care system.

 

 

About the Canadian College of Health Leaders

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a national, member-driven, non-profit association. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge and networks that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare. Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career. Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 4,000 members and 70 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence. For more information about the College, visit: www.cchl-ccls.ca

 

 

 

About Kemptville District Hospital

Located in the Municipality of North Grenville, 60 kilometres south of Ottawa, Kemptville District Hospital is Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest ranking bestowed by Accreditation Canada. Committed to building healthier communities, we are a model of hospital-led integrated health services within the provincial health system. Kemptville District Hospital consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction. We pride ourselves on being a good partner within the system. Kemptville District Hospital provides acute care hospital services, advanced orthopaedic care, and primary care management services.

Media Enquiries

Jenny Read, Communications/Patient Relations Officer, Kemptville District Hospital | 613-258-6133 ext. 223 | jread@kdh.on.ca

Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development, CCHL,
1-800-363-9056 ext. 215 | blammi@leadscanada.net

 

 

To mark World Diabetes Day 2020, November 14, the Diabetes Education & Support Program at KDH would like to take the opportunity to raise awareness about the condition and explain their role in providing patients with the tools they need to live well with diabetes.

Julia Hicks, Diabetes Educator

KDH’s Diabetes Dietitian Educator, Julia Hicks, leading a grocery store tour (pre-COVID) to provide shopping tips for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Thanks to KDH’s Diabetes Dietitian Educator, Julia Hicks R.D., C.D.E., who prepared this article.

Today, more than 11 million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. As the number of people with diabetes continues to rise across the world, the role of nurses and other health professional support staff becomes increasingly important in managing the impact of the condition.  People living with diabetes face numerous challenges, and diabetes educators may often be the first – and sometimes only – health professionals with whom a person interacts. As a result, the quality of their initial assessment, care and treatment is vital.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the body cannot produce insulin, or when the insulin the body does produce cannot be used effectively.  If left uncontrolled, diabetes results in consistently high blood sugar levels, which can cause damage to organs, blood vessels and nerves.

There are three main types of diabetes:

Type 2 Diabetes is the most common diagnosis and occurs when there is insufficient insulin production and/or insulin resistance.  In some cases, Type 2 diabetes can be managed with healthy eating and regular exercise alone, but it may also require medications or insulin therapy. Roughly 90 percent of people living with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease and is also known as insulin-dependent diabetes.  People with Type 1 diabetes are unable to produce their own insulin because their body is attacking the pancreas.  As a result, insulin injections or use of an insulin pump is required for people with Type 1 diabetes.  Approximately 10 percent of people living with diabetes have Type 1 diabetes.

A third type of diabetes, known as Gestational Diabetes, occurs during pregnancy and is usually temporary.  Between three and 20 percent of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes, depending on their risk factors.  A diagnosis of gestational diabetes may increase the risk of developing diabetes later in life for both the mother and child.

In addition, Pre-diabetes is another important diagnosis; this is when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes.  The progression of pre-diabetes to Type 2 diabetes can in some cases be prevented or delayed with healthy eating and regular exercise.

Upon diagnosis of diabetes, it is common for people to feel overwhelmed.  They may wonder, what happens now?  What foods can I eat?  Will I need insulin or other medications?  Am I at risk for other health problems? There is a lot of information out there, some reliable, and some not.  Meeting with a diabetes educator – often a nurse or dietitian with specialized training – is the most effective way for people to get the support they need, including guidance on how to:

  • develop healthy eating and activity goals;
  • achieve and maintain a healthy weight;
  • test your blood sugars;
  • recognize the signs and symptoms of high or low blood sugars and what to do about it;
  • take medications if required;
  • monitor your eyes and feet to catch problems early, and
  • reduce your risk of complications.

Here is some of the recent feedback from patients who have participated in the KDH Diabetes Education & Support Program:

“I am touched by the attention to details and the knowledge that you offered.  It seems my biggest challenge will be exercise and nutrition.  But I am committed to make changes to have an improved and more productive life.”

“Thank you for taking the time to talk with me today and for your email.  I really appreciate the education you provided and how you made the information literally easy to ‘digest’.”

“Thank you for your dietary recommendations! With smart shopping and planning ahead I feel like I am able to enjoy my food and make healthy choices at the same time.  I don’t feel like I am missing anything and I feel like my choices are sustainable long-term. Your support and kind words mean a lot!”

“Thank you for your guidance.  I am actually looking forward to my next blood work as I think my doctor will be pleasantly surprised with my results!”

KDH’s Diabetes Education & Support Program is led by a Diabetes Dietitian Educator and a Diabetes Nurse Educator who take pride in providing patients with the tools they need to live well with diabetes.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the KDH Diabetes Education & Support Program is available (virtually) for patients with pre-diabetes and diabetes who require assistance.  The clinic is currently closed to outpatient visits; however, education can be provided via email or phone.  Services are free and we accept both self-referrals and family doctor referrals.  To inquire more about the KDH Diabetes Education & Support Program call 613-258-6133 extension 289.

The newly opened North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre (NGCAC) was conceived, organized, and opened to the public thanks to Rideau Crossing Family Health Centre, Kemptville District Hospital, the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville District Health Unit, the Municipality of North Grenville, and Leeds Grenville Paramedic Service.

To get the site up and running, hospital staff and others from the aforementioned community partnership have been generously volunteering their time. Because this is a grassroots initiative, funding for medical and diagnostic supplies is being provided by the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation. This achievement is a testament to the power of community and coming together for the collective good.

This year, all other 2020 Foundation fundraising events were cancelled except for Catch the Ace, an online progressive raffle. It was able to proceed, and tickets are available online. A portion of the funds raised by Catch the Ace will go towards the NGCAC during these unprecedented times. Purchasing tickets helps support healthcare workers in their ongoing fight against COVID-19.

“This is a priority for the residents of North Grenville and so it is a priority for us,” says Joanne Mavis, Executive Director, Kemptville District Hospital Foundation.

Having opened on September 24, 2020 as a testing facility, the NGCAC added the ability to provide full assessment and treatment on October 7.  “I believe we need this treatment service now more than ever,” said Dr. Suzanne Rutherford, a family physician at Rideau Crossing Family Health Centre and the driving force behind the NGCAC. “Adding this service to the NGCAC will help ensure that people get the treatment they need for respiratory illness while helping keep Emergency Departments available for other emergencies,” she explained.

The Jackpot is now over $3,900 and tickets start at $5.00. Buy your tickets online today at kdhAce.ca.

For more information contact Mary Boucher at mboucher@kdh.on.ca or 613-258-6133 x 157.

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre (NGCAC) in Kemptville will be transitioning to a full assessment and treatment centre while also changing its hours to 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for added convenience.

As a full assessment and treatment centre, the NGCAC will provide assessment by a physician, testing, and treatment for respiratory illness, if required. Patients will be able to access the centre on their own if they meet provincial eligibility requirements, and can also be directed there by their family doctor’s office.

The NGCAC will continue to be open Monday to Friday but is changing its hours from 7 am – 3 pm to 9 am – 5 pm so that it will be able to see more patients. By taking into account family doctors’ office hours, the centre will be able to accommodate patients directed there by their family doctor’s office on the same day. Extending the hours to 5 pm also makes it easier for people coming to Kemptville from Ottawa and the surrounding area to be tested.

“The ability to offer treatment for suspected COVID-19 patients in addition to assessment was always part of the plan,” said the NGCAC’s clinical lead, Dr. Suzanne Rutherford.

Dr. Rutherford is a family physician at Rideau Crossing Family Health Centre in Kemptville and the driving force behind the NGCAC. She has been working closely with her co-lead, Frank Vassallo, the CEO of Kemptville District Hospital (KDH), as well as the other partners in the community-based collaboration: the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, the Municipality of North Grenville, and the Leeds Grenville Paramedic Service.

“I believe we need this treatment service now more than ever as the new school screening guidelines weigh heavily on ‘speak to your healthcare practitioner’ to direct them on whether a test is needed or not,” added Dr. Rutherford.

“Furthermore, adding this service to the NGCAC will help ensure that people get the treatment they need for respiratory illness, while helping keep Emergency Departments available for other emergencies,” she explained.

The NGCAC opened on September 24, 2020 and has been operating very efficiently, according to Vassallo. “With our appointment-based ‘time pass’ system, we are able to see a large volume of patients every day. The system was designed to effectively screen patients, manage capacity and provide safe and ethical access to testing. With our system, we also have the ability to scale up or down quickly by adjusting our hourly rate of patients tested depending on community demand, a localized outbreak and/or Ministry guidance.”

On behalf of all the partners, Vassallo expressed thanks to the KDH Foundation, which has purchased the equipment necessary for the transition to a full assessment and treatment centre. “This speaks to the generosity of the North Grenville community, which continues to show its support through the KDH Foundation for healthcare workers in their ongoing fight against COVID-19,” he said.

“The assessment and treatment centre will provide increased capacity in our community in response to potential exposure of COVID-19, and we thank all those who have gone above and beyond to make this centre a reality,” said North Grenville Mayor Nancy Peckford.

Fast Facts about the North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre

  • Location: 15 Campus Drive (Bell Hall on the Kemptville Campus), Kemptville, ON
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm beginning October 7, 2020
  • Who can be tested: Provincial guidance released September 24, 2020 states that people in Ontario should only seek testing at assessment centres if they: are showing COVID-19 symptoms; have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by their public health unit or exposure notification through the COVID Alert app; are a resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by their local public health unit; and are eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care. For details visit covid-19.ontario.ca
  • How it works: see https://www.kdh.on.ca/patient-visitor-info/covid-19-updates/north-grenville-covid-19-assessment-centre/.

About the North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre

The North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre is a community-based collaboration of five partners: Rideau Crossing Family Health Centre; the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit; the Municipality of North Grenville; Leeds Grenville Paramedic Service; and Kemptville District Hospital. The Assessment Centre is located at 15 Campus Drive (Bell Hall on the Kemptville Campus) in Kemptville, Ontario. The Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm beginning October 5, 2020. The partners designed the centre to be as efficient as possible, to minimize wait times for patients and families, and to minimize disruption on the Kemptville Campus, which is home to several schools and other organizations.

For further information contact:

Jenny Read, Communications Officer

Kemptville District Hospital

O: 613.258.6133 x 223 | C: 613.914.0195

Email: jread@kdh.on.ca

The North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre will be open as per normal on Monday, October 5, 2020 and onwards.

The Assessment Centre is located at 15 Campus Drive, Kemptville (30 minutes from South Ottawa, 35 minutes from West Ottawa) and is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 3pm.

Here is how it works:

Step 1: Arrive to the Kemptville Campus soccer field entrance at County Road 44 and College Drive – there is plenty of signage as you arrive to direct you.

Step 2: You will be met in your car by Assessment Centre staff, who will determine your eligibility for testing. Whoever is eligible will receive a registration form to be completed and an appointment window that we call a TIME PASS. The time pass will have an allocated time window to return, i.e., 9am to 10am.

Step 3: Present to 15 Campus Drive (Bell Hall) at your appointed time (entrance across from Kemptville District Hospital). As you enter the campus you will be met by a security guard who will direct you to the parking lot after you present your time pass.

Step 4:  Enter the Bell Building, register and get your test.

The North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre has been working with this time pass system since Day 1. Designed to manage capacity and provide safe and ethical access to testing, the system works very efficiently. For more information see https://www.kdh.on.ca/patient-visitor-info/covid-19-updates/north-grenville-covid-19-assessment-centre/or call 613.258.6133 extension 223.

About the North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre

The North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre is a community-based collaboration of five partners: Rideau Crossing Family Health Centre; the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit; the Municipality of North Grenville; Leeds Grenville Paramedic Service; and Kemptville District Hospital. The Assessment Centre is located at 15 Campus Drive (Bell Hall on the Kemptville Campus) in Kemptville, Ontario. The Centre is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 3pm. The partners designed the centre to be as efficient as possible, to minimize wait times for patients and families, and to minimize disruption on the Kemptville Campus, which is home to several schools and other organizations. Visit website. 

For further information contact:

Jenny Read, Communications Officer

Kemptville District Hospital

613.258.6133 x 223 | jread@kdh.on.ca

Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is accepting applications for the position of Chief of the Emergency Department. This is a part-time position, with a time commitment of between 10 and 20 hours per month.

The Chief of Department, reporting to the Chief of Staff, is responsible for the supervision of the clinical care provided by the medical staff in the respective department.  A successful candidate must have strong leadership and collaboration skills and be able to establish relationships with the Chief of Staff, MAC and hospital administration.  Responsible for Credentialing of professional staff, performance evaluations, quality of care in the department, and development of an annual Department Professional Staff Human Resources Plan, they must be able to communicate well with colleagues and patients.

Interested candidates should send an expression of interest and resume to the attention of Brenda Bryan, Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff / Medical Affairs Coordinator, bbryan@kdh.on.ca by November 15, 2020.  Brenda will reciprocate by sending a detailed position description.

Suitable candidates will be chosen for interview by a selection committee. Application is open to any physician eligible to work in emergency medicine and be privileged at KDH.

KDH is a 40-bed hospital in North Grenville (population: 16,400), one of the fastest growing municipalities in Eastern Ontario. The KDH Emergency Department treated 22,000+ patients in 2019/20. There is generally one ER physician working, with the ability to call in a second.

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Beginning Thursday, September 24, 2020 North Grenville residents will have access to a community-based COVID-19 Assessment Centre, located at Bell Hall on Kemptville Campus.

Hours of operation will be from Monday to Friday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.

The North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre is a collaboration of five community partners: Rideau Crossing Family Health Centre, Leeds, Lanark and Grenville Health Unit, Leeds Grenville Paramedic Service, the Municipality of North Grenville and Kemptville District Hospital.

“I am thrilled that we have been able to pull this assessment centre together so quickly and that our North Grenville residents now have access to testing,” said assessment centre’s Clinical Lead, Dr Suzanne Rutherford, and family physician at Rideau Crossing Family Health Centre.

“I am humbled by the outpouring of support that we have received from local residents who want to help out in any way they can. Many of the administrative, nursing and cleaning staff have offered to work on their days off to make this assessment centre a reality. As with any new endeavour, we can expect to have hiccups along the way and we ask that our community be patient as we work to create the most efficient and thorough assessment centre possible,” added Dr. Rutherford.

“As a partner in this initiative, we are pleased to be helping to get the North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre up and running in record time,” said Frank Vassallo, CEO of Kemptville District Hospital. “North Grenville should be proud of this community-based, primary care-driven endeavour,” he added.

“Providing additional testing capacity for our community will allow people who have symptoms, or who have been advised by public health to be tested, an opportunity to do so close to home,” says Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. “This is critical to prevent COVID-19 transmission in our community. Working with community partners has been the key to facilitating testing in this area.”

Testing for COVID-19 will be performed on individuals over the age of two with COVID-19 symptoms and/or close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. Symptoms include cough, fever, and shortness of breath.

Time-stamped tickets will be given out upon arrival. People are asked to leave campus until their assigned time window to return.

People wishing to be tested are to enter Kemptville Campus from College Road (off County Road 44) where they will be met by assessment centre workers and assigned a time window to return. Prior to that window, they will be directed off the campus by way of Curtis Avenue.

When their time window arrives, they are to turn on to Campus Drive (off Concession Road) and park in P3 (off McPhail Street). There will be signs directing traffic. Assessment Centre clients will only be able to enter the campus from Concession Road if they have time-stamped tickets obtained at the College Road entrance.

This route has been carefully selected to reduce traffic around the schools situated at the Kemptville Campus. Additional security will also be on site to support the flow of cars and people.

“Council has been acutely aware of the need for a COVID-19 testing centre in North Grenville, and are pleased to support this community-based assessment centre,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

“We appreciate the patience and collaboration of school board partners, families, students and other campus tenants,” added Mayor Peckford.

For more information about the North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre visit www.northgrenville.ca/coronavirus.

For information about COVID-19 symptoms, testing or test results, call the Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 or visit https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/assessment-testing-results/.

For more information contact:

Jill Sturdy
Corporate Media Relations Officer
Municipality of North Grenville
613-258-9569 ext. 168
jsturdy@northgrenville.on.ca

Susan Healey, Communications Coordinator
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
613-802-0550
susan.healey@healthunit.org

Jenny Read, Communications/Patient Relations Officer
Kemptville District Hospital
613-258-6133 ext. 233
jread@kdh.on.ca

‘Transitions in care’ happen as patients move from one setting to the next. Transitions are times when patients can fall through the cracks and experience setbacks that can result in unnecessary readmissions and complications. A new multi-site evaluation and quality improvement study is hoping to change that.

An alliance of three rural hospitals in Ontario – Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH), Kemptville District Hospital (KDH), and Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) – have received a $196,000 grant to evaluate and improve transitions in care for elderly patients leaving the hospital to go home. The TiC Evaluations Rural Network Study, which will be conducted over the next two years, will gather valuable, real-world information and find solutions for the hospitals and their patients.

“WDMH is proud to lead this research study,” notes Cholly Boland, CEO, WDMH. “As one of WDMH’s strategic priorities, research allows us to always ask why and how we can do better. We want to apply the knowledge we gain for better patient care.”

“The study will have multiple phases using different approaches such as patient, caregiver and care provider surveys, outcome and operational evaluations, and a knowledge translation component,” explains WDMH’s Chief Research Officer Mohamed Gazarin, who is leading the study along with WDMH’s Chief of Staff Dr. Brian Devin.  “The study will involve patient partners, physicians, researchers, front-line staff, and key managers.”

“Research shows that 1 out of 7 patients may be readmitted within 30 days of being discharged from the hospital,” explains Cathy Burke, VP of Nursing and Clinical Services at KDH. “This study will support better outcomes for patients.”

“We are so pleased to be collaborating with WDMH and Arnprior Regional Health,” adds KDH CEO Frank Vassallo, “because it has the potential to help make care more seamless for patients and families in the communities served by all three of our hospitals.”

“We are grateful to the PSI Foundation for their support of this research and look forward to working with other rural hospitals in our region on this important study that will provide insights about how we can enhance the patient experience and outcomes,” adds Dr. Christine Schriver, Chief of Staff, Arnprior Regional Health.

“This study will give our regional group evidence-based findings about the unique healthcare needs of rural communities versus urban communities, which will help inform how we best deliver care,” sums up Eric Hanna, President and CEO, Arnprior Regional Health.

For further information contact:

Jane Adams, Communications Lead, Winchester District Memorial Hospital, T: 613.729.4864, jadams@wdmh.on.ca

Jenny Read, Communications Officer, Kemptville District Hospital, T: 613.258.6133 extension 223, Email: jread@kdh.on.ca

Melissa McDermott, Principal, Melissa McDermott Communications, Arnprior Regional Health, T: 647.201.4427, melissa@melissamcdermott.ca

The Board of Directors of Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is currently seeking candidates to fill the position of Director.

Made up of dedicated volunteers, the KDH Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Hospital and guiding its future in the health system. The Board determines the Hospital’s mission and strategic direction, and supports their advancement. The Board is also responsible for the quality of patient care, and ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and regulatory obligations.

The KDH Board of Directors is comprised of 12 volunteer members and four ex-officio members. The volunteer members have diverse backgrounds and bring a variety of skills and areas of expertise to the team.

The Board is currently looking for candidates for the position of Director with a commitment to community service and willingness to learn and work in a team environment. Candidates must be interested in helping KDH build healthier communities; residence in the municipality is not a requirement. Previous experience on a non-profit board, especially in the health or social service sector, is an asset. In its selection process the Board will be prioritizing strengths and experience in the following areas: legal matters, home and community care, mental health and addictions, construction, and/or project management. Diversity is also an important factor in the selection process.

A Board member can expect to spend a minimum of 10 to 12 hours per month attending meetings and performing committee work. The current committees of the KDH Board of Directors are Executive Committee, Governance, Fiscal Advisory Committee, Corporate Services, and Quality and Safety Committee.

To apply, please send a letter of interest with CV to lleclair@kdh.on.ca before September 2, 2020, indicating “Board of Directors recruitment” in the subject line.

About Kemptville District Hospital

Kemptville District Hospital is Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest ranking bestowed by Accreditation Canada. Committed to building healthier communities, we are a model of hospital-led integrated health services within the provincial health system. Kemptville District Hospital consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction. We pride ourselves on being a good partner within the system. Kemptville District Hospital provides acute care hospital services, advanced orthopaedic care, and primary care management services.

For further information contact:

Jenny Read

Communications Officer

Kemptville District Hospital

O: 613.258.6133 x 223 | C: 613.914.0195

Email: jread@kdh.on.ca

 

Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is proud to be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2020. Long before the coronavirus was on the radar, we had planned a series of events throughout the year to celebrate our first 60 years. The highlight of the year was to be a Strawberry Social Open House on the hospital grounds on June 27, 2020, the closest Saturday to the anniversary of our Opening Day. Although all of the in-person special events have had to be postponed due to the pandemic, we have switched gears and are delighted to be holding the Open House as scheduled, as a Virtual Open House instead!

The Open House will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 1 to 2 pm. Our program will feature several speakers, including MP Michael Barrett, MPP Steve Clark, and North Grenville Mayor Nancy Peckford, as well as a short history of KDH provided by our ‘resident historian’, Lynne Clifford-Ward, a new video highlighting our significant milestones, and more. 

Please join us on June 27, 2020 at 1 pm by clicking on this Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/99462440080

UPDATE: Watch our 60th Anniversary Virtual Open House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOJim8mWWwQ&feature=youtu.be