Bob Johnston

Bob Johnston is a Renfrew boy who grew up and raised his family in Horton Township, where he still lives today with his wife Julie.

A former high school teacher, coach, farmer, businessman, councillor and mayor of Horton, Bob is a long-time volunteer who has been a director on a number of boards in the Valley, including Valley Heritage Radio – where he was one of the station’s first elected board members. Bob is also active on the Renfrew Fair board, with the Federation of Agriculture, the Renfrew Victoria Hospital doctor recruitment campaign and fundraising committee, the Renfrew Home Support board, and many other local organizations.

Bob also has a love for music and was a founding member of “The Countrymen” and still plays drums with the band today. He is also a founding member and chairman of the very popular Valley Bluegrass Festival which he hosts at his farm each July.

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