Plowmen’s Association marks centennial

613- 675-2929 or the Ontario Plowmen’s

beingheldas the local organizingcommittee



Association office at 1-800-661-7569 (519-

and the Ontario Plowmen’s Association


prepare for the 2011 International Plowing

During theworkshops, LynnMcDonald,

Match and Rural Expo being held in Chute-

TheOntarioPlowmen’sAssociation is

President of the Canadian Plowing

à-Blondeau from September 20 to 24.

bringing its centennial celebrations to

Association, and Tom Cochrane, a plowing

100,000 expected

Prescott-Russell June 11.


for IPM

President Bob Hammell extends an

Featured will be the modern reversible

Expected to draw as many as 100,000

invitation to all to join in the events being

plowing and a display by Kverneland

visitors, the IPM promises to be one of the

held at the Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds.

Canada Inc. Horse plowing, antique and

largest events to be held in the district.

Theskillsofplowingwill behighlighted

conventional equipment will also be

The contest will be held on the Connors,



Kirby and Lachaîne farms.

at the farm of Cecil Cass, on Cassburn

The centennial celebrationswill continue

During the 100t anniversary bash, East

Road, northwest of Vankleek Hill,

backat theVankleekHill Fairgroundswhere

Hawkesbury Township Mayor and Kirby

beginning at 9 a.m.

a barbecue will be held as of 4 p.m.

Farm co-owner Robert Kirby will be

There is no charge for the workshops.

Centennial Awards will be presented to

presented with the chain of office,

Tickets are $15 for the barbecue anddance.

long-timecompetitors for theirparticipation

emblematic of his status as “Mayor” of the

Children 12 and under are free. Tickets

over the years.

tented city that will be erected on the IPM

should be purchased in advance by calling

The event is one of the many activities


Bob Hammell

the International Plowing Match office at

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