Our Sponsors

Thank You to Our Wonderful Sponsors

The CDHS 2023 Reunion wouldn’t be happening without the generous contributions of our sponsors! We are very grateful for their support, and we encourage you to consider giving them your patronage. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit our Sponsor Us page for more information.




Friends of the Reunion

Become a Sponsor

It is through your generous donations that the CDHS 2023 Reunion is able to happen. If you are interested in being featured on this sponsorship page and more, consider checking out our Sponsorship Packages. Every bit helps! If you have any questions, please reach out to Chair Dave Sharp at [email protected]
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Platinum Sponsor

Windswept Group

For 30+ years the lead partners of Windswept have been involved in delivering services in a risk filled, high stress environment. During that time, we recognized the need to step back and see the bigger picture. Creating an environment to focus on what was important, to build partnerships and create alliances that helped us build our business. What started as an internal process has become Windswept.ca.

Here are our accommodations:

  • Windswept on the Trent @ 158 Birch Point Road Trent River; is a refuge featuring exceptional creature comforts in a relaxing natural environment.
  • Emilyville Inn @ 60 Grand Road Campbellford is an 1860’s 5 bedroom B&B
  • The Hastings House B&B @ 109 Front St. W. Hastings; is a blacksmith’s home converted into a three bedroom B&B.

We also have weekly rentals at these locations:

  • Elsie J’s Historic 4 bedroom house at Seymour Point
  • a three bedroom Cottage and
  • our NEW Oak Island Eco Cabin on the private Oak Island at Windswept on the Trent.

Come for a retreat, reunion, boutique wedding or just to relax. We provide solitude, discretion and privacy yet connected at high speed to the outside world. Cuisine par excellence. Contact us at windswept.ca, [email protected] or 705-632-1405

Platinum Sponsor

Rotary Club of Campbellford

The Rotary Club of Campbellford is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of $2,000 for the CDHS2023 Reunion. We are a group of dedicated volunteers work year after year on behalf of our communities to make our World a better place to live. It is not uncommon for us to raise and give back tens of thousands of dollars each year to those in need. Check us out at www.rotaryclubofcampbellford.ca or at https://www.facebook.com/rotaryclubofcampbellford

We are presently meeting Tuesday mornings at 6:50am at the Riverview Restaurant using COVID protocols but you can also join us online for the meeting by contacting us at [email protected] Why not consider joining this group and give back or at least join us for one meeting and give it a try. Expect to see us serving pancake breakfasts at the Reunion. And when in C’ford, please enjoy your walk along the Rotary Trail or the Suspension Bridge – both sponsored by Rotary.

Platinum Sponsor

Sharpe's Food Market

What started back in 1963 with Bruce Sharpe bringing his family to Campbellford has now grown into such a wonderful place to shop. On behalf of Sharpe’s Food Market, Steve Sharpe says that 2023 will be our 60th Anniversary and they look forward to engaging with students that have worked for us over the last 60 years and of course, the entire communities that attend the Reunion.

Platinum Sponsor

The Symonds Family

The Symonds family want to lend our support to the CDHS 100th year reunion. Along with many other posts on the Reunion Facebook page honouring teachers, we want to remember and thank all the teachers who helped students such as us get a quality education (sometimes in spite of ourselves) that prepared us for post secondary education and/or jobs. In particular we wanted to remember our mother, Edith Symonds. She taught at the one room Wilson Settlement Percy Township SS #7 school from about 1955 to 1962 when the school was closed. Many of the students went on to high school in Campbellford. She then taught for a couple of years at the public school in Warkworth (with teachers such as Mrs. Percy Campbell and Mrs. M. Thain who also had children and students attend CDHS), and then at the Campbellford public school. When the school burned in 1966, she moved to the CDHS and taught at that site for a couple of years. When she received her BA degree in 1968, she then taught English at the Norwood high school until she retired. She died in 2016. She is just one of the many teachers whose professionalism and care for their students enriched us all. Thanks to the many volunteers organizing the event, and we hope everyone has a good time at the reunion!

The Symonds: Wayne, Brian, Sheryl Lewis, Heather Griffiths

Platinum Sponsor

Island Park Retirement Residence

Island Park Retirement Residence is home to many seniors, located along the Trent canal with the picturesque Ferris Park and the suspension bridge in our backyard . We have 140 independent rooms where you can relax and enjoy retirement living to the fullest. Care services are available as required. Island park is a major supporter in our Community. We are so pleased to sponsor the CDHS 100th reunion as many of our residents and staff attended the school and have great memories. We are wishing the committee much success in this venture.

Countdown Creative

Countdown Creative is a brand-new digital agency based in Peterborough, Ontario. Led by Lucas Graham, a CDHS 2016 alumnus, Countdown Creative specializes in website design and email marketing for Brick & Mortar businesses that want to take the leap into eCommerce.

Lucas cares deeply about supporting local businesses, particularly in the wake of COVID-19, and has been responsible for website design projects such as Church-Key Brewing Company in Petherick’s Corners (https://churchkeybrewing.com/), Blades of Glory in Hastings (https://bladesofglory.ca/), Ming Star Restaurant in Campbellford (see development sneak peak: http://mingstar.theinnovatorium.com/), and of course, the CDHS 2023 Reunion website itself (https://www.cdhs2023reunion.ca/).

As COVID-19 has shown us, it is more important than ever to incorporate a robust digital strategy into your small or medium-sized business. There is a new breed of consumer now, and they live online. The countdown is on to follow them, and Countdown Creative will be with you every step of the way!

Visit the https://countdowncreative.media/ to learn more, or reach out to Lucas directly (https://form.typeform.com/to/OUwEcTmY).

Gold Sponsor

Campbellford Chrysler

Gold Sponsor

Impact Mechanical

Carol Johnston was born and raised in Campbellford with parents Lindsay and Mildred Johnston. After attending Bridge St. Public School and Hillcrest, she graduated from CDHS in 74/75. She moved from C’ford to the NWT where she met and in 1981, married her husband Roy Michel who was from Saskatchewan. Seven years later, they moved to Prince Albert where they have run the family business “Impact Mechanical”. Their three grown sons work with them as well – one is a Welder and the other two are Millwrights. They have four grandchildren (and soon to be five).

Impact Mechanical continues to grow and has contracts all over Canada from coast to coast.

Carol and Roy still have many family and friends in C’ford and try to come visit every 2-3 years and will be here in 2023. She misses the town and its’ people, and it will always be in her heart.

Gold Sponsor

Empire Cheese

Empire Cheese has roots in Northumberland County dating back to the late 1870’s when the first factory was built outside of Campbellford. At this time there were seventeen cheese factories located within Seymour Township. Local farmers brought their milk by horse and buggy to the factory, where it was produced into cheese and then sent by train to Belleville where it was graded and sold.

In the fall of 1952 a neighbouring cheese factory, Kimberly Cheese Factory burned down. In 1953, the members from Kimberly and Empire amalgamated and formed Empire Cheese and Butter Co-operative. Today, this plant still remains the home of the Empire Cheese Co-operative. A new retail store was added to the existing building in 2002.

Empire Cheese is the last remaining cheese factory in Northumberland County. It is still a co-op, with seven farm families remaining. In order to remain part of the co-op, members must be milking a dairy herd. Shares may be transferred to a son or daughter if they are taking over the family farm. If the farm or dairy quota is sold, the member must turn in his shares to the factory.

Empire Cheese is operated by a Board of Directors, a general manager, and thirty employees (including full time and part time). Staff includes production, packaging, order fulfilment, delivery drivers, retail and office staff. Cheese is produced, cut, packaged and shipped to over 300 distributors on a weekly basis throughout Central Ontario.

Empire Cheese produces cheddar and mozzarella cheese. All of our cheese is produced in open style vats using whole milk, with no preservatives additives or preservatives added to the cheddar. It is aged naturally. This also includes the production of cheddar cheese curds, which is at the heart of the business. Fresh curd is produced 6 days a week from April – October and 5 days a week from November – March. All of the milk used to produce cheese, is purchased from Dairy Farmers of Ontario.

Despite many challenges, Empire Cheese has maintained positive growth over the last several years. Our commitment to quality has helped us to slowly increase our customer base and distribution area while maintaining a loyal relationship with our long time existing customers. The growth of tourism in Northumberland County has brought more and more visitors into our retail store each year, and the movement towards knowledgeable consumers wishing to eat locally produced food has helped us to steadily grow our business.

Silver Sponsor

Carol Thompson - Royal LePage Terrequity Realty

Silver Sponsor

Lighthouse Wealth Management

On behalf of Lighthouse Wealth Management (LHWM); we are excited to be a sponsor of the CDHS2023Reunion. Growing up in Campbellford from 1953-73, I am proud of still calling it “Home” and that CDHS was my High School. So many great memories to share when we meet in 2023. Like so many CDHS students, I moved around a bit in my two careers and now have settled just down the road in Brighton. I do hope that everyone will enjoy the reunion as I know that so many volunteers have put a lot of time and effort into ensuring its’ success.

And now a word from your sponsor. Everyone’s needs and dreams are different. The time to start making them happen is right now. It all starts with having the financial power to do it your way, and that should mean a custom-made plan suited to your needs. To accomplish that, you have to find the right financial advisory team. Whether you are just starting out in your career; or are nearing retirement; or are now worried about your Estate; our team at LHWM is experienced, dedicated and welcome any inquiries on insurance, on investments or other aspect of financial planning.

So, again, hope to see you at the Reunion.

Rawle Johnson Creative

Rawle Johnson and Lea Phillips are the dynamic duo at the helm of Rawle Johnson Creative — a full service creative agency based in Warkworth, Ontario. Together they offer branding and communications services, digital marketing, copywriting, graphic design and photography. Projects both large and small are approached with creativity and innovation, with the ultimate goal of creating value.

Rawle is an award-winning Graphic Designer, Art Director and Photographer. Originally from a fine arts background, he has over twenty-five years’ experience in branding and design, working with a wide range of clients from large corporations to sole proprietorships. As an accomplished Photographer, Rawle rounds out his creative offering with both people and product photography. Naturally talented and largely self-taught, Rawle studied Design at OCAD University and Architectural Technology at George Brown College.

Lea is a Copywriter and Marketing Strategist with over twenty years’ experience in sales and marketing. Always working with a strategic focus, she develops messaging and marketing plans focused on growth and engagement. A graduate of the Business Program at Ryerson University, she also completed two years of Ryerson’s Photographic Arts Program, and has studied Writing at the University of Toronto.

Together they provide energy and personality to all their creative endeavours. And, by all accounts, are a ton of fun to work with!

Silver Sponsor

Brighton Tire

As new owners in 2019 of Brighton Tire in Brighton, just a small drive away; Jake and Cherie Whalen are pleased to support local organizations and events such as the 2023 CDHS Reunion.

For those requiring our services, remember, we sell and install both new and used tires as well as batteries and windshield wipers! And, we also offer seasonal tire storage!

Silver Sponsor

Dooher's Bakery

Silver Sponsor

Newman Insurance

It is wonderful that we will be able to celebrate CDHS’s 100th anniversary! We are honoured to sponsor this event. It has been comical and nostalgic to see all of the different stories, photos and experiences shared on the CDHS Reunion 2023 Facebook page. A look back through 100 years of history in our small town. We are happy to do our part to make this a successful event and are looking forward to it!

Newman Insurance began small operations in 1871, serving the Hastings County and Quinte areas of Ontario. Gary Newman purchased the brokerage in 1987. Since then, his children all joined the company, making it truly a family oriented business. In 2006, I (Calvin Newman) moved into the role of President.

Our brokerage provides general insurance coverage from its nine locations with fully licensed insurance brokers in Campbellford, Belleville, Colborne, Kingston, Madoc, Marmora, Ottawa, Stirling and Trenton. We are dedicated members of your community and are familiar with all of the challenges that face our local properties, businesses and farms. We work with over fifteen major insurance markets, as well as several specialty insurers. Our job is to work for our clients and get them the policies they need, as well as helping with claims. We are your own personal shopper for insurance, working to find the best policy tailored to you, for the most reasonable price. With over 100 years in the community!

Silver Sponsor

Melissa Smeets - Re/Max Realty - Eastern

Silver Sponsor

Bennett's Furniture & Mattresses

Bennett’s is a local retailer in downtown Campbellford and has been since 1926. If you’ve lived in Campbellford all your life, you probably already know who we are and we thank you for your business over the years! If you’re new to the area, or maybe you’ve never shopped for furniture before, we would love to meet you! CDHS students should be proud of their school and community, I know we are certainly proud of them!

Whether its living room, bedroom or dining room furniture, mattresses, area rugs, appliances, or simply a new decorative item you need for your house, we have it all! Bennett’s is the largest furniture retailer in southeastern Ontario and carries the best selection of Canadian-made products, so you’re sure to find something you’ll love!

We believe in supporting the communities we live and operate in which now also includes Peterborough and Kingston! For almost 100 years, we have been supporting local organizations like the Campbellford Memorial Hospital and CDHS. And as our stores expand, so does the legacy of our family, with the fourth generation now at the helm. Jasmine Bennett-Steeves continues this community support and proudly upholds the customer service Bennetts has always been known for.

We aim to be a store for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a robust and inexpensive recliner, or are looking to do a whole-home makeover, we have the breadth of products and services for you.

Come and visit our historic downtown Campbellford location. You can also shop online. We look forward to meeting you, and if you’re already a customer, we look forward to seeing you again soon

Bronze Sponsor

Lion's Club of Campbellford