Year Inducted: 1984
Athletes of the Scottish Games, and track and field, generally speaking, are in two separate classes. For instance, rarely does an athlete enter competition in both groups. However, in Glengarry at the turn of the century A.K. MacIsaac MacDonald filled the role of this unique type of athlete in Canada. Whether it was tossing the caber, pole vaulting or the 100-yard dash, A.K. was there to compete.
A.K. MacDonald was born in Loch Garry, May 24th, 1874. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward MacDonald. A.K.'s athletic career began in his Loch Garry public school. An era and area noted for developing hammer throwers, caber tossers and the "56".
Maturing to manhood at the turn of the century he was winning medals and cups by defeating his older veteran competitors. Not only did he do so here in Glengarry, but he also ventured into other cities to compete.
Developing self confidence in his athletic prowess, A.K. MacIsaac was a familiar name as contestants were announced at field days and picnics in Cornwall, Ottawa, Upper Ottawa, Montreal M.A.A.A. and the famed Caledonia Games, Lachine.
A.K. MacDonald married Agnes Ann (Alex Roy) MacDonald. They became the parents of four girls and four boys.