John Kajaste – Secretary


  • Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Graduated in 1975 from Mhawk College,  Early Childhood Education.  Later attended Brock University and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.
  • Retired from the employ of Community Living Mississauga after achieving 27 years of service.
  • Favourite Books:  The National Dream (Pierre Berton) and the Last Spike (Pierre Berton). These two gifts are the seeds of a continuing journey through Canadian history which has spanned more than four decades to date.
  • Most amazing historical people:  Sir John A. Macdonald,  David Thompson, Donald A. Smith, Dr. John Rae, Harry Greening.
  • Avocation:  Canadian history and 19th Century Architecture and buildings. 
  • Mission:  Viewed from the perspective of 3 families, MacNab, Thompson, and Buchanan-the preservation of Auchmar Estate with its’ contemporaries, Ruthven and Dundurn Castle.