Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Potluck Lunch at 12:00 pm, meeting at 1:30 p.m. Markdale If coming for only the meeting, plan to arrive before 1:30 p.m.
Bring food to share and your dishes and cutlery.
In 1973 David and Penny Chapman purchased the former creamery in the
Village of Markdale, and began to manufacture ice cream. They had four
employees and two trucks; today the company has a fleet of sixty trucks
and have had in a peak season a force of 700 workers.
A devastating fire
destroyed the main plant in September of 2009, and the new facility was
opened one year later in September of 2010. Chapman’s is the largest
independent ice cream manufacturer in Canada, at this time producing two
hundred and sixty-four different varieties of frozen goodies!
October of 2015, Chapman’s Ice Cream donated One Million dollars to
assist in the building of the Grey-Bruce Hospice in Owen Sound, to be
appropriately named “Chapman House”. Ashley Chapman is the
Vice-President of the Company.
Location: Cooke’s Presbyterian Church, 14 George Street, Markdale