West Nipissing: The Skyhawks Canadian Armed Forces parachute team had people looking toward the sky at the 2019 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) today. They put on a dazzling demonstration of acrobatic formations above Tented City.
That’s just a tiny slice of the entertainment and special features to have wowed crowds today. There were 16 musical performers on three stages, Canadian Cowgirls precision drill team, Off Kilter Trick Riding and Roping, West Coast Lumberjack Show and much more.
Results from each day’s plowing competitions will be posted at www.plowingmatch.org/daily/1-1.php once they’ve been tallied.
Coming up Thursday at the IPM:
Day 3 at the IPM is sure to captivate you, as there’s an no shortage of things to see and do.
Don’t miss the Canadian Cowgirls precision drill team at the RAM Rodeo Ring, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. As the venue’s name suggests, rodeo action gets underway at noon and 2:30 p.m.
The BMO Plowing Competition gets underway at 9:30 and 11 a.m. with Horse Plowing at 10 a.m.
Live chainsaw wood-carving demonstrations from North Side Johnny’s will be going on throughout the day. They can be found in Tent 5A, at the intersection of Fifth Street and West Nipissing Avenue.
There’s lots of hands-on activities taking place throughout the day at the Hydro One Education Centre.
The West Coast Lumberjack Show, located in Tent 3A (near Service Road 3 and West Nipissing Avenue), will have performances at 10 a.m. as well as 1:30 and 3 p.m.
There’s live music happening on the Main Stage, Ontario Mutuals Stage and in the Final Furrow Lounge at beginning at various times throughout the day, along with presentations in the Lifestyles Tent from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. La Vie en Couleur & Décor hosts a Fashion Show in the Lifestyles Tent at 1 p.m.
Among the Main Stage performers is Mimi O’Bonsawin, winner of the Best Pop Album award at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards, at 4 p.m. She’s also in the Final Furrow Lounge at 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $20 each for adults at the gate; $5 for children (ages six to 15). Children age five and younger are admitted for free. There is no charge for parking, or shuttle rides to Tented City and the BMO Plowing Competition fields.