Kenneth Carman Veitch
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About Kenneth Carman Veitch 

Ken Veitch

Kenneth Carman Veitch was born in Ufford, Ontario Feb 29, 1940 - one of 4 children of Arnold & Gladys Veitch. He attended Ufford Public School and Bracebridge High School then went to work for a chartered bank and after seven years returned to accept the position of Clerk-Administrator of Bracebridge at age 26 and took early retirement in 1996.

During his 30 year employment with the Municipality he never missed a meeting of the Municipal Council.
Following retirement he enjoyed several years in a successful financial business and developed a number of hobby ventures. His key focus however, was developing a method of accessing information on the history of Bracebridge as contained in the multitude of written works on this area of Muskoka.

Involvements and achievements:

- Founding member and former Chairman of the Bracebridge Economic Development Committee.
- Founding member and first Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Parry Sound-Muskoka Forest Stewardship Network, an educational and financial support group to encourage good forestry and care of the land.
- Founding member and Past-President of the Board of Directors of the Westwind Forest Stewardship Corporation, the holder of the Sustainable Forestry License for Crown Land in Parry Sound-Muskoka.
- Founding Member and first Chairman of the Trillium Foundation Grant Review Team for the Muskoka section of the Temiskaming, Nipissing, Parry Sound & Muskoka area.
- Founding member of the J.P.McVittie Eilean Gowan Island Nature Reserve Committee and the McVittie Island Delta Reserve.
- Life Member of the Bracebridge Minor Hockey Association where he pioneered a hockey system where there was a place for every child to play, regardless of ability.
- Honorary Life Member of the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce and a Bracebridge Citizen of the Year.

- Former host of COGECO Television Systems show - “Bracebridge and its Industries”.
- Voted the winner of the Community Service Award by Bracebridge Area Businesses
- Nominated for the Order of Ontario and recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Commemorative Medal
- Author of a number of historical articles and a resource base for Town of Bracebridge historical archives
- Instrumental in the creation of Bracebridge Bay Park, a large recreation area on the shores of the Muskoka River in Downtown Bracebridge. - Winner of the Robert J Boyer Award for demonstrating commitment to the cultural and historical heritage of Muskoka.
- Presented with the Russell B Piper Award of Ontario as an outstanding individual who has been a major influence for environmental stewardship.
- Instrumental in the creation of the Rene M. Caisse Theatre in Bracebridge
- Member of Muskoka Lodge in Bracebridge and Worshipful Master.
- Conferred as an Honorary Inspector General 33rd Degree member of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and past Commander-in-Chief of the Barrie Consistory.