Latest ‘Plowing for a Cure’ tourney tees up more than $18K for Winchester and Kemptville hospitals

GREELY — Golfers helped the Ottawa Carleton Plowmen’s Association (OCPA) raise more than $18,000 for two area hospitals at the organization’s 15th Annual Plowing Fore A Cure tournament, Aug. 14 at Emerald Links Golf and Country Club in Greely.

Proceeds from the tournament will be divided between the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation and the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation. Kemptville Hospital plans to use the funds to purchase much needed Sapphire Multi Therapy Infusion Pain Pumps for their ICU while Winchester Hospital plans to purchase chemotherapy chairs for use in cancer patient care.

Organizers have extended their thanks to W.O. Stinson & Sons Ltd., RBC Wealth Management The O’Neill Wealth Management Group, Myers Automotive Group and Jim Tubman Chevrolet whose generous sponsorship helped make this event such a success.

The Plowing Fore A Cure golf tournament is the precursor to the OCPA’s main event, the OCPA Plowing Match, which is set for August 24 – 25, 2018, at SunTech Greenhouses Ltd. near Manotick, at 5541 Doyle Road. All are welcome to enjoy the day as well as the evening awards banquet; tickets are $25 apiece. For more information call 613-913-0721 or email sharenarm@hotmail.com.

This year’s tournament was held in memory of Lloyd Cowan, 1923 – 2017. Cowan was born into a farm family in Metcalfe Corners and was well known for his Surge milking machine dealership in North Gower, later moving to Manotick where he built his home and shop. He was heavily involved with the Ottawa Carleton Plowmen’s Association and the International Plowing Match held in Richmond in 1983.

In September 2001, the Ottawa-Carleton Plowmen’s Association and the Ontario Plowmen’s Association hosted Rural Expo 2001, The International Plowing Match, in Navan. The event had two goals: to promote the agricultural community and to provide a lasting legacy to the community. As part of this legacy, supporters of the IPM2001 continue to raise funds towards patient care for Ottawa area hospitals through the Plowing Fore A Cure golf tournament.

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