London councillor pushing plowing match bid
A city councillor wants to bring the International Plowing Match to London in 2020.
Coun. Bill Armstrong said he will ask his colleagues to back a bid for the International Plowing Match — including a $100,000 contribution — at a committee meeting next week.
“The plowing match is a great opportunity to educate children on agriculture, increase economic development, and show guests what London has to offer,” Armstrong said in a statement, noting the event could draw 100,000 people to the area.
The five-day event is a crucial one for the agricultural community, showcasing the latest in farming technology and drawing industry leaders and politicians. Armstrong wants the 2020 International Plowing Match to be held near Crumlin Sideroad, east of Veterans Memorial Parkway.