From the left: Joanne Roy and ITEO president François Latour were part of the organizing team of the “Tractor Ride Crysler” held on Aug. 20. Thompson Goddard Photo
CRYSLER – Approximately 75 tractors participated in the “Tractor Ride Crysler” organized by the Vintage Iron and Traditions of Eastern Ontario held Sat., Aug. 20.
“I am very happy with the turnout” commented ITEO president François Latour. He continued the event featured a tractor ride of approximately two hours which began and ended in Crysler. Latour explained the route included passing by the seniors’ residence in Crysler, travelling along picturesque roads before returning to Crysler where participants enjoyed a luncheon.
Residents and visitors to Crysler were able to view the antique tractors parked along the Queen Street as well as visit with participants in the tractor ride. Paul Boubonnais of Sarsfield, who drove a Massey Harris 44 circa 1953 in the event, mentioned how the weather was great for the ride, and with a smile noted how the “air conditioning worked on all of them.”
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.