Paul Van den Borre

Profile Updated: January 24, 2010
Where do you live now? Woodstock, ON Canada
Are you married, single,? Married - (Marilynn)
Do you have children? If so how many. Tell us about them. Sophie - 7 yrs old
Max - 5 yrs old
What do you do for a living? Or are you lucky enough to be retired? Specialty Crop Equipment sales
Do you like the idea of our NDHS web site? Yes
Yes! Attending Reunion
Do you have any memories of your high school years? Tell us!

Blue Black & White Club - setting up for dances.
Rifle range - how many schools would allow people to touch guns and not send them to jail!
Grade 13 was the best - what a crew we had - students and teachers.
The friends we were and still are is what counts.
Road trips - too many to count.

Are you looking forward to the reunion?

Yes

Do you still have family around Norwich?

Yes

How often do you get back to Norwich?

Drive through town weekly and see some old friends at Tim's when I stop for a coffee

What do you do now?

Sell specialty crop equipment for a company out of Alliston, ON. If there is a piece of equipment that a horticulture producer needs, I will try to source it and sell it, from potato planters to the high end optical sorters and GPS technology.

How did you get into that line of work?

Thats what happens when there isn't enough money in apples and you find better ways to make money.

How old do you feel?

Half a step slower than before

What would we be surprised to know about you?

Helped advance the Ginseng industry in Ontario with RTK GPS (Doug Bradley was the pioneer and I helped him with the technology).

Did you have any nicknames in school?

VD or VDBorre

Biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at NDHS?

Take a bit more time to have some more fun.

Famous or interesting people you've met?

Most of the Federal MP's in Ottawa and Provincial MLA's for a 3 year stint around 1990.

Cool things you've done in your life?

Cucumber 500 races at the farm.
Travel in Canada, US and Europe

Ever helped a stranger?

Yes

Cried yourself to sleep?

Yes

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