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Peel Dufferin Plowmen’s Association Hosts Junior Plow Clinic

Peel Dufferin Plowmen’s Association Hosts Junior Plow Clinic

Clinic Fosters Young Talent in Plowing Competitions 

By Jean-Paul McDonald

The Peel Dufferin Plowmen’s Association is stepping up to cultivate the next generation of plowmen with a special clinic aimed at young enthusiasts.  

This hands-on learning experience is scheduled for Sunday, August 11, at 14495 The Gore Road, Caledon, and promises an engaging day filled with practical training in plowing techniques. 

This event is not just an opportunity to learn; it also connects young plowmen with the rich heritage of plowing in their community.  

The clinic is a prelude to the 97th Peel Dufferin Plowing Match, a celebrated local competition that includes unique cash prizes and awards for junior and first-time competitors.  The International Plowing Match will be held October 1 to 5, 2024, in Lindsay, Ontario. 

Such incentives are vital in encouraging youth participation in this traditional agricultural practice. 

Colin French, President of the Peel Dufferin Plowmen’s Association, emphasizes the importance of engaging youth. "We are fortunate to have a vibrant group of young people who not only compete in our matches but also take active roles in our community," he states.  

The clinic is part of the association's ongoing efforts to support and attract young talent, ensuring the future of plowing competitions remains bright. 

Participants in the clinic must be at least ten years old by January 1, 2024, and capable of handling equipment.  

While the focus is on residents of Peel Region and Dufferin County, the event is open to all interested youths. The day includes lunch and provides all necessary equipment, though attendees are welcome to bring their own gear. 

Pre-registration is essential and easy, requiring only a quick scan of the QR code provided or a visit to the link: The deadline for registration is Sunday, August 4, 2024. 

In case of inclement weather, the clinic will be rescheduled to Sunday, August 18, 2024, with all pre-registered participants being notified in advance. 

This clinic is more than just a learning opportunity—it's a chance to become part of a community dedicated to preserving and advancing agricultural traditions through plowing.  

It's an experience that will equip young enthusiasts with the skills and confidence to compete and excel in plowing matches, ensuring the continuation of this heritage sport. 

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