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Scarecrows Celebrate the Year of Sport

Scarecrow Hockey PlayerHis Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, has proclaimed 2015 as the “Year of Sport” in Canada. Meaford has a strong sporting tradition so the Scarecrows are celebrating this tradition and current sportsmanship in Meaford. We have a lot to celebrate.

The “Year of Sport”  proclamation celebrates the role sport plays in our Canadian identity. “From our local playgrounds, to recreational sport leagues all the way to our inspiring high performance athletes, sport is vital to the cultural fabric of our nation.”

Throughout 2015, there will be  60+ international sport events being hosted in Canada including the FIFA Women’s World Cup in June/July and the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games.

Celebrate with us! Be inspired! Get moving! Get playing! The Scarecrows athletes will be invading in September!


Be Careful What You Volunteer for Late at Night! by Kat Moore

  Audrey Woods is one of the Meaford Scarecrow Invasions magicians.  Her role as a volunteer, along with her trusty crew, is to collect the cornstalks throughout the area that are generously donated.  Audrey then arranges the cornstalks and places them along the light posts in Meaford’s downtown core.  Ensuring a beautiful harvest feeling to


Meaford Library Photography Club Focuses on Scarecrows

The Meaford Photography Club chose scarecrows as their subject matter in the autumn. Here are their wonderful photographs. Click on the photograph for the best view. Thank you to the members of the Photography Club for sharing their talents with us.


Focus on Volunteers: Gail MacAlpine by Kat Moore

    October in Meaford means the invasion of scarecrows!  They hang from street lights, off of main street store fronts, decorating local parks and of course marching up Main Street in a parade, but have you ever wondered just where they came from? Gail MacAlpine and a network of other volunteers spend the whole

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And the Winners are… Business Decorating Competition

Patches, the Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival iconic Best-of-the-Best Award, has taken up residence at Tim Horton’s, among the business’s Minions. Patches is awarded each year to the overall winner of the business scarecrow display competition. Tim Horton’s Minions won first-place in the interior display category and the competition’s overall top honors. Scarecrows first invaded