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'Come Celebrate 150 Years of Being Canada's Caretakers' School Banner

Dear Educators,

The Education Committee would like to invite you to participate and have your school represented at the 2017 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (IPM).

We encourage each school in Huron and Perth Counties to create a banner celebrating the theme, “Come Celebrate 150 years of being Canada’s Caretakers”. The banner can be completed by an individual, small group, class or the entire school.

We are sending the banner material to your school, in care of the lead teacher. 

You can choose any media. Tempura paint works fine on the fabric. If the paint is thick, you may need something like cardboard placed under to protect the surface. Fabric paint from a Dollar Store will also work.

The banner material has been generously donated to our committee by Dorothy Cummings from Barmy Tech in Walton.

All collected banners will be displayed in the education area during the Match. This is a great opportunity for schools in Huron and Perth County to showcase their students’ talents and learning. This is an exhibition only. Be creative, have fun and please check out all of the students’ efforts when you visit the IPM 2017 from September 19th to 23rd.

Please return your banner by June 16th to the board office by courier.

Download a pdf containing this information here.

For more information, please contact the Education Committee at

We very much look forward to your participation at the IPM 2017!

Crystal Whyte & Peggy Sloan
Co-Chairs Education Committee IPM 2017

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