[WEST NIPISSING, ON] It is with great pride and enthusiasm that the Board of Directors for the 2019 International and Plowing Match and Rural Exposition (2019 IPM) share the outcome of the event.
When possible, the 2019 IPM Board will host an event to celebrate this success and the efforts of all involved.
In September of 2019, West Nipissing and the Northeastern Ontario region were successfully showcased on an International scale, thanks to the contributions of all stakeholders involved; the generous volunteers, the Municipality of West Nipissing, the Ontario Plowmen’s Association, sponsors and the Federal and Provincial governments. The event brought in nearly $180,000.00 of net income, and the Board is committed to re-investing it meaningfully within the community.
The agri-business has always been of critical importance in Northern Ontario. Through this event, long-term relationships were forged, and continuing viability of the agricultural sector in the region was underlined. West Nipissing is a diverse, inclusive and multi-cultural community. The collaboration, support and patronage that took place during this project were vital in achieving success. The friendships and relationships that were built with the neighbouring communities will reach far beyond the initial goal of hosting an event together.
“As Chairman, and on behalf of our Board, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community members who contributed to the success of our event. It would be impossible to name the countless volunteers who dedicated many, many hours, to the execution of this project. We were a strong team.
Three years ago, we embarked on a journey with an unknown path. We forged ahead with intellectual agility, blood, sweat and tears. Many obstacles were overcome, thanks to the sheer determination and collective will of our civic-minded community.
From the generational wisdom of our agricultural community, to the senior business administration leadership around our tables – we created a team, developed a plan and executed this major project to perfection. It was amazing to watch.
Thank you! Merci! Miigwech!”
– Neil Fox, Chairman of the 2019 IPM Board of Directors.