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NLCAT Reunion Activities: Team Penning

1 May


On August 16 2014 there will be a special team penning/sorting event sponsored by the Northern Ontario Cow Horse Association at Cougar Ridge Farms on Greenwood Bridge rd. in Thornloe, starting at 10:00 AM.

 NOCHA is a club that was formed 4 years ago by some horse enthusiasts, including some of our past alumni Leo and Linda Giesen, and Dennis Peddie. The club holds a monthly show from May to September. Dennis, along with his wife Rena  run a cow calf operation and horse farm just north of New Liskeard on Greenwood Bridge Road, Thornloe.

 Leo, Linda, Dennis and Rena, along with Moira Taylor, Samantha Aitchison and Debbie Armstrong invite you to come out and spend a few hours with them watching some exciting cow horse fun!


NLCAT Reunion Update!

1 May


It has been twenty years since the New Liskeard College of Agricultural Technology closed. Many of the 800 alumni and staff have been requesting a reunion in 2014. NLCAT Alumni President Don Leggett, Jean-Denis Methot and Candy Keith have volunteered to plan the week-end of August 15-16, 2014. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get together once again in New Liskeard (Temiskaming Shores) with many fellow alumni and staff.

Dymond Hall has been booked for the Friday night reception and cash bar, starting at 8 pm, and the Saturday night Banquet and cash bar (6 pm). Gisele’s Catering, who ran the College cafeteria for years, will provide finger food for the Friday night reception and a choice of roast beef or roast chicken dinner on Saturday night.

NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. The 2-day reunion package (Friday night reception and Saturday night Banquet) is $60/person. No tickets sold for one night only. Deadline to buy
tickets is Thursday July 31, 2014.

Suggested optional activities:

Tour of New Liskeard Agricultural Research Station, Friday afternoon at 1:30-4:30 pm. Meet at the former teaching arena parking lot. New Liskeard Farmers Market ( Riverside, Saturdays, 8 till noon);

Saturday Team Penning Event sponsored by Northern Ontario Cow Horse Association at Cougar Ridge Farms on Greenwood Bridge Rd. in Thornloe, starts at 10:00 AM;

Sunday Morning Brunch (participants plan for the brunch amongst themselves); the Steak Villa Restaurant, Temiskaming Mall, has a Sunday brunch from 10 am to 1:30 pm;

Foire Gourmande open August 15-17, in Ville-Marie, where visitors get to taste food from north western Quebec and North eastern Ontario.


A block of 25 rooms has been set aside at the Quality Inn, 705-647-7357 @$120/night for a standard room, non-smoker (1-2 persons). A block of 10 rooms has been set aside at Econo Lodge 705-647-6705; standard room (1-2 persons) @ $109/night. Both blocks are under the name NLCAT reunion. There are other interesting options under the following link,

Accommodations: http://www.temiskamingshores.ca/en/tourismattractions/accommodations.asp

To confirm your attendance, please copy and print the image below, and mail to the Reunion Organizers with your payment before the deadline, July 31, 2014.



NLCAT Aggies to meet in New Liskeard in 2014, 20 years after the closing of the Agricultural College

1 Jan

NLCAT  Aggies 1984 Yearbook CoverIn April 1994, the New Liskeard College of Agricultural Technology (NLCAT) closed its doors and eventually became the New Liskeard Agricultural Research Station (NLARS). About 800 students graduated from NLCAT between 1966 and 1994. A Facebook group, the NLCAT Aggies, was created a couple of years ago. It currently has 155 members who live all over Canada and beyond.

Back in April 2013, the Facebook group remembered “Black Friday” in 1993, twenty years ago, the day of the announcement that NLCAT would close a year later, in 1994. Discussions began online about a week-end reunion for all students and staff of the former NLCAT. This reunion is to mark 20 years since the College, as we knew it, closed.

The reunion will be held during the weekend of August 15-17, 2014. The draft agenda includes a welcoming reception on Friday night, a tour of NLARS (New Liskeard Agricultural Research Station) on Saturday, a Banquet on Saturday night and a closing brunch on Sunday morning.Also being considered as an option is the “Foire Gourmande” in Ville-Marie on Saturday.

This is a once in a lifetime homecoming opportunity for everyone to meet again and reminisce about their years spent at the College and to meet alumni from their class as well as from other classes and staff. This is also a great opportunity to bring along families with who to share those memories of the years at NLCAT. The biggest challenge is to locate all students and staff who were at NLCAT over the years.

We are asking anyone who knows NLCAT alumni and staff to make sure to let them know about this reunion. NLCAT alumni can either join the NLCAT Facebook group or contact JD Methot (jd40@xplornet.com) to provide their coordinates. Reunion details will be posted on Facebook and sent to everyone who provided their coordinates once the plans are finalized.

Join the NLCAT Aggies – New Liskeard College of Agricultural Technology  Group at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2398004237/