South Glengarry son sowing seeds for the future

Nick Seebruch
South Glengarry son sowing seeds for the future
Allister MacDonell

SOUTH GLENGARRY, Ontario – At 18-years-old Allister MacDonell has plans to grow his future and actively participate in his home community.

Since graduating from Char-Lan District High School last year, Allister has been working hard on getting his real-estate license.

On May 1, he also took a job as the new Event Coordinator and Member Services coordinator at the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce.

Being fresh out of high school is a time in the life of most people when they search for what they want to do with their future and where they want to live, but Allister has his career goals set and knows that he wants to spend his time in the community where he grew-up.

“I just decided to get down to the work and spend time with the people. I’m more of a hands-on person,” he said.
“I like talking to people and I want to find the right home for them,” he said of his decision to enter the real-estate business.

Allister explained that he wanted work for the Chamber of Commerce because he wanted to start building connections and relationships with the local business community now.

“I wanted to get involved with businesses in Cornwall and get to know more people from the Cornwall area,” he said. “I love working here. I’ve get to meet a bunch of new people every day and the people here are great to work with.”

Allister grew-up on his family’s farm in South Glengarry, he plans on working on that farm and starting up his own real-estate brokerage in the future.

He’s been involved in sports, organizations and charity events in South Glengarry.

He’s served on the Williamstown Farm Board, he’s helped out at the Highland Games and has helped out with the Char-Lan Junior B Hockey team.

In February he helped organize a charity hockey tournament in Williamstown that raised money for the Julie MacLachlan Foundation.

“The reason I choose to stay in my home town of South Glengarry is because I feel privileged to  in live in an area that holds a lot of great opportunities  for me to prosper personally and professionally,” said Allister. “I take a lot of pride in my values, such as family, friends and commitment towards my community.”

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