Many of us have discovered new hobbies and other ways to entertain ourselves while everything was shut down.
Cliff Bennett, a lifelong resident of the Almonte and Carleton Place area and a founding member of the Mississippi Valley Fields Naturalists, has written a collection of his memories called That’s Me In Here. Over the past 89 years, he has been active in countless local and provincial committees and groups such as Scouts Canada, the Carleton Place canoe club, Ontario Heritage, Almonte curling and lawn bowling clubs, politics, as well as MVFN to name a few. Accountings of these involvements, as well as memories of growing up in Carleton Place and world travels, are found in his book.
Cliff is taking his accomplishment one step further by deciding to sell the book for $25, and donate all the profits to The Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists’ Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Fund that is awarded to local high school graduates who are going on to careers in nature-related programmes in university or college.
The first printing of the book, which yielded $642 for the Fund is sold out but Cliff is taking orders for a second printing now.
MVFN members and friends interested in purchasing That’s Me In Here can do so by registering their order with Cliff Bennett via email.