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Canadian Plowing Championship 2022

The Canadian Plowing Championship Contest in Rivers, the Regional Municipality of Riverdale,

Manitoba was a huge success! This area, 30 km north of Brandon had avoided the big snowstorm of

April 22 and the torrential rains that caused all the flooding in some parts of Manitoba just managed to swing around Rivers en route to Winnipeg. The soil was in excellent condition and the sun shone down warm on the shoulders of the plowmen.

The Manitoba Plowmen’s Association hosted this event in true form. It takes a great deal of work to host a National Contest and through their perseverance and due diligence they were very successful.

This contest was to have been held in May of 2020 and due to unforeseen circumstances, they had to postpone not once – but twice during the past recent years. 2022 proved to be the key opportunity.

Thank you to the landowners for ensuring the availability of land was still in their crop rotation. The community of Rivers was extremely welcoming to everyone that travelled from across Canada to spend the week. Congratulations and thank you Manitoba from the Canadian Plowing family.

It was an Ontario sweep this year. Brian Davenport, Owen Sound is the Canadian Conventional Champion while Tom Evans, Tiverton captured the Canadian Reversible Championship. These two gentlemen will represent Canada at the World Ploughing Contest in 2023 in Estonia. The date is still to be determined. Congratulations gentlemen.

The Junior Canadian Conventional Champion is a resident of Ontario. Matthew Sterling, Paincourt,

Ontario is the 2022 Junior Champion Plowmen. Matthew is also the recipient of the Junior Scholarship of

$1000 sponsored by Commonwealth Financial, Patrick and Stephanie Sanders. This scholarship is to assist with his post-secondary studies. He will now advance to the Senior Conventional Class at the

Ontario International Plowing Match. Lots of opportunities ahead.

We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Canadian Plowing Contest will be held in Chilliwack B.C. in

early May.

Well done everyone!

Cheryl Timbers


Canadian Plowing Organization

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