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December 14, 2017
Touch-a-plow events combine road safety with family fun

Free event will give kids a chance to sit in a snow plow while parents can learn about safe winter driving

If you’re looking for a fun and educational activity for the family over the holidays, the Oxford County Injury Prevention Team is hosting three “Touch-a-plow” events January 3-5.

Attendees will have the opportunity to get up close with a local plow while learning about important aspects of safe winter driving, including what to do (and what not to do) when driving behind a snow plow. Everyone is encouraged to bring their skates for a free public skate, sponsored by Tim Horton’s, once they’ve had a chance to view the snow plows up close.

Here is the schedule of Touch-a-plow events:


Wednesday, January 3

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Free public skate:
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 4

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Free public skate:
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, January 5

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Free public skate:
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.



Thamesford & District Recreation Centre

85 Middleton St.


Norwich Community Centre

53 Stover St. South,


Tavistock & District Recreation Centre

1 Adam St.

Tips for safe winter driving

  • “See snow, go slow” – slow down in winter driving conditions
  • Invest in snow tires
  • Ensure you have an ice-scraper and washer fluid that works in extreme temperatures (-40°C)
  • Put together a winter survival kit to keep in your vehicle, including a flashlight, shovel, blankets, water and jumper cables
  • Check the weather forecast and road conditions before driving, and give yourself extra time to get to your destination
  • Keep a significant distance between you and other vehicles, including snow plows
  • For more information, visit



The Oxford County Injury Prevention Team is committed to the prevention of injury through advocacy, research and public awareness campaigns. It is made up of a wide number of community members and volunteers including individuals from Public Health and Emergency Services, Canadian Red Cross Society, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Provincial Police, Woodstock Fire Service, Woodstock Police Service, and more.


Adam Nyp | Strategic Communication & Engagement

519.539.9800, ext. 3529 |

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