Hector and Carabel Ringrose
Hector & Carabel Ringrose have also been members of the Friends of Cedar, Mill, and Wigle Creek groups for over 10 years, and Hector has served as both Chair & Vice Chair for the group. Hector and Carabel have solidly supported a variety of conservation efforts for decades. Hector built and installed many bird boxes along the greenway and both Hector and Carabel have participated in the planting of hundreds of trees and many creek clean ups
They were key members of the ‘Save Our Station’ committee, dedicated to the preservation of the Kingsville Train Station. When ERCA was successful in acquiring the station, Hector and Carabel were an important part of the team that aided in fundraising. When ERCA obtained the grants and funding necessary to restore the station to its former glory, Hector was on-site, with camera in hand every day to record the history of its glorious transformation. Hector was also helpful in video-documenting some of ERCA’s early water quality efforts.
They have participated in a number of other community initiatives, and were original members of the steering committee for the annual Ruthven Apple Festival. In fact, they shared the title of Ruthven Apple Festival Mayor a few years back.
Hector celebrated his 85th birthday last year, and the couple have recently shared their 60th wedding anniversary, but they show no signs of slowing down! We are absolutely delighted to honour Hector and Carabel Ringrose as Conservation Champions.