|Sport:||Fastball & Hockey|
John Keith Forbes was born in 1919 and Kemptville has been his hometown all his life. A lifetime member of the Kemptville Lions Club, and former manager of the Kemptville Community Centre, Keith’s hard work and dedication were cited as the reason Kemptville’s recreation facilities were known throughout the region as second to none. In 1972, Keith took over as manager of the 73s when the Kemptville Comets went bankrupt. He took extreme pride in the amount of local talent on the team over his 11 years as team manager. Also a strong supporter of the Ontario Amateur Softball Association, Keith coached and managed two provincial championship fast ball teams, the 1966 Midgets and 1969 Juveniles. He worked with the Lions Club in the organization of local fastball tournaments for over 30 years.