IPM 2017 Committees

The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) is an annual event that is hosted by communities across the province of Ontario. Historically, we in Huron have hosted the IPM in 1946, 1966, 1978 and 1999. In February 2013, Huron County was awarded the privilege of hosting the IPM again in September of 2017. During that week, we are expecting tens of thousands of visitors to the County. They will have an opportunity to view farm machinery displays, educational exhibits, competitive plowing and local entertainment. It is a venue where we can display the best of all Huron has to offer......food, manufacturing, agribusiness, artisans and small business.

The executive committee has been actively planning for the Match, and we are appreciative of the financial support from the County. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us.

The following list contains the names and contact information of the committee chairs for IPM 2017, as of January 2017. The list will be updated as we receive more information.

If you are interested in volunteering with IPM 2017, please visit our Volunteer! page to find out how to get involved.

IPM 2017 COMMITTEES

Name

Position

Email

Phone Number

IPM 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jacquie Bishop

Chair, IPM 2017

jbishopipm2017@gmail.com

519-887-9379

Roger Robertson

Treasurer & Administration Coordinator

rrobertsonipm2017@gmail.com

519-528-3025

Brian McGavin

Administration Coordinator

bmcgavinipm2017@gmail.com

519-527-2394

Steve Corbett

OPA Advisory Councillor

scorbettipm2017@gmail.com

519-236-4514

Lynne Godkin

Secretary

lgodkinipm2017@gmail.com

519-235-0777

Marlene Munn

Related Events Coordinator

mmunnipm2017@gmail.com

519-280-3006

Jeff McGavin

Plowing Coordinator

jmcgavinipm2017@gmail.com

519-357-0710

Paul Dodds

Plowing Coordinator

pdoddsipm2017@gmail.com

519-527-0686

Gerry Wheeler

Tented City Coordinator

gwheeleripm2017@gmail.com

519-357-6117

Mallory Kernighan

Special Events Coordinator

mkernighanipm2017@gmail.com

519-441-7558

Matt Townsend

RV Park Coordinator

mtownsendipm2017@gmail.com

519-525-7392

SUPPORT STAFF

Emily Morrison

IPM 2017 Marketing Coordinator

emorrisonipm2017@gmail.com

519-524-8394 x 3267

Corrie Forbes

Office Administrator

cforbesipm2017@gmail.com

ADMINISTRATION: CORPORATE PARTNERS/FUNDRAISING

Roger Robertson

Administration Coordinator: 
Corporate Partners/Fundraising - Chair

rrobertsonipm2017@gmail.com

519-528-3025

Cindy Fisher
Liz Ihrig

Chair of Accommodations

cfisheripm2017@gmail.com
hessen@hay.net 

519-524-8730
519-236-7707

Graeme Craig

Chair of Sponsorship

gcraigipm2017@gmail.com

519-357-6686

Erin Robinson

Sponsorship Committee

erobinsonipm2017@gmail.com

519-276-7288

ADMINISTRATION: VOLUNTEERS, LAND ACQUISITIONS, GATES/TICKETS

Brian McGavin

Administration Coordinator: Volunteers,
Land Acquisitions, Gates/Tickets - Chair

bmcgavinipm2017@gmail.com

519-527-2394

Lori Vanstone
Mary Garriock

Chair of Volunteers

loriipm2017@gmail.com
mgipm2017@hurontel.on.ca 

519-524-4651
519-529-3190

Brian McGavin

Chair of Land Acquisitions

bmcgavinipm2017@gmail.com

519-527-2394

Jack McLachlan

Chair of Gates and Tickets

jmclachlan@tcc.on.ca

519-522-1870

RELATED EVENTS

Marlene Munn

Related Events Coordinator - Chair

mmunnipm2017@gmail.com  

519-263-5096

Deb Falconer

Chair of Beautification

falconspring@tcc.on.ca

519-233-5393

Melissa Veldman

Chair of Queen of the Furrow / Celebration of Excellence

mveldmanipm2017@gmail.com

519-440-8187

Al Murray
Kevin Melady

Chair of Airport

allanmurray@tcc.on.ca
kmelady@milestonecrop.ca 

519-345-2435
519-870-2229

Ann Bosman
Val Pethic
Val Bolton

Chair of Lunches

annbosman@tcc.on.ca
thepielady85@gmail.com
valerie.bolton@gmail.com 

519-527-0918
519-887-9131
519-527-0205

Steve Hallahan

Chair of Parking

sahallahan@hurontel.on.ca

519-440-8474

Donald Hastings
Dave Jacklin

Chair of Traffic

dhastingsipm2017@gmail.com  
djacklinipm2017@gmail.com 

519-887-6222
519-357-0004

Kevin Deitner
Don Baan

Chair of Wagon Tours

kdeitneripm2017@gmail.com
dbaanipm2017@gmail.com 

519-887-6502
519-887-6998

Gary Clark

Chair of Worship Service

gclarkbuc@gmail.com

519-523-4224

PLOWING

Jeff McGavin
Paul Dodds

Plowing Coordinators - Co-chairs

jmcgavinipm2017@gmail.com
pdoddsipm2017@gmail.com 

519-527-0936
519-527-0686

Lyle Haney

Chair of Horses and Horse Plowing

farmer@tcc.on.ca

519-955-2696

Jeff McGavin
Paul Dodds

Chair of Plowing Lands Committee

jmcgavinipm2017@gmail.com
pdoddsipm2017@gmail.com 

519-527-0936
519-527-0686

Matt, Steve Haney & Family

Chair of Tractor Park Committee

stevehaney2@gmail.com

519-615-2130

TENTED CITY

Gerry Wheeler

Tented City Coordinator - Chair

gwheeleripm2017@gmail.com

519-357-6117

Marty Bedard

Chair of Emergency Services and Health & Safety

mbedard@huroneast.com

519-527-0160

Jane Zwep

Chair of Exhibitors

jzwepipm2017@gmail.com

519-887-6605

Karen Redmond

Chair of Landscape Committee

Karen_Redmond@sympatico.ca

519 526 7633

Ben Driscoll

Chair of Sanitation

driwhyte@tcc.on.ca

519-524-3830

Chair of Accessibility

accessibilityipm2017@gmail.com

SPECIAL FEATURES

Mallory Kernighan

Special Features Coordinator - Chair

mkernighanipm2017@gmail.com 

519-441-7558

Bill Roper

Chair of Antiques

ipm.roper@hurontel.on.ca

519-529-3988

Brenda Dalton
Cheryl Ryan

Chair of Lifestyles

brendadalton@tcc.on.ca
cherylryan@tcc.on.ca 

519-525-5466
519-527-1077

Linda O’Rourke

Chair of Quilts

2017quiltcommittee@gmail.com

519 527 1035

Brenda Campbell

Chair of VIP Tent

bradbren@tcc.on.ca

519-525-9154

Glenn & Vanda McNeil

Special Events

heaholme@hurontel.on.ca

519-524-4696

Kevin Varley

Chair of Lounge Committee

kvarleyipm2017@gmail.com

519-272-3647 

Peggy Sloan
Crystal Whyte

Chair of Education Committee

psloan@hay.net 
driwhyte@tcc.on.ca

226-222-1783
519-525-6600

Rick Sickinger

Chair of Entertainment Committee

rsickinger@huroncounty.ca

519-482-5457 x 8

Florence Witherspoon
Jenna Ujiye

Chair of Ceremonies: Opening and Closing

fwitherspoon85@gmail.com  
jennaujiye@hotmail.com 

519-525-5374
519-440-2673

Gary and Lori Pipe

Chair of Parades

paradesipm2017@gmail.com

519-887-6291

Jessica Wettlaufer

Chair of Concert/Show

jessica.feagan@gmail.com

519-671-5257

RV PARK

Matt Townsend

RV Park Coordinator - Chair

mtownsendipm2017@gmail.com

519-525-7392

Rob Kolkman

Chair of Water Committee

rlkolkman@ezlink.ca

519-523-9819

George Finch 

Chair of Site Protection

gfinchipm2017@gmail.com

226-377-8886 

Brad Vanstone

Chair of Internal Communications

bvanstoneipm2017@gmail.com

519-524-4651

Bert Dykstra

Chair of Registration

bdykstra@tcc.on.ca

519-482-7811

MARKETING

Christie Little

Media Relations

bclittle@tcc.on.ca

519-527-1384

Monique Baan

Chair of Website

dmbaan@tcc.on.ca

519-887-6998

Allan Carter

Chair of Souvenirs

acarteripm2017@gmail.com

519-522-0399

Ken Scott
Gerry VandenHengal

Chair of Signage

roxboro@tcc.on.ca
gehengel@ezlink.ca

519-527-0535
519-527-0845

Emily Morrison
Allan Carter

Farm Shows

emorrisonipm2017@gmail.com
acarteripm2017@gmail.com

519-524-8394 x 3267
519-522-0399

NEW EVENTS to IPM 2017

Matt Cardiff

Chair of Brussels Fall Fair

matt.cardiff.92@gmail.com 

519-357-6695

Barb Terpstra

Chair of Princess Competition

jbterpstra@hotmail.com 

519-887-9276

Kayla Bishop

4-H Sheep Invitational

Ipm2017sheepinvitational@gmail.com 

519-252-0127

Emily Gibson

4-H Beef Invitational

4hbeefinvitationalipm2017@gmail.com 

519-440-9907

                                                                                                     

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