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Albertans come up big at 4-H science fair

A trio of Albertans were winners at the annual 4-H Canada Science Fair. There were 18 4-H’ers presenting 14 innovative projects, ranging from analyzing the growth of microgreens to a look into a cost-effective manner of extracting chitin and chitosan from lobsters. Five projects were chosen as winners, including two from Alberta — an experiment […] Read more

Albertan named top 4-H volunteer

For the second year in a row, an Albertan has been named 4-H Canada’s volunteer of the year. Norma Ansloos has been a leader with the Springbank Rawhides 4-H Club since 1988. “Our 2017 4-H Canada Volunteer Leader of the Year Award recipients best exemplify the dedication and passion all our volunteers put into 4-H,” […] Read more

Spread the word about 4-H by telling your story

4-H Canada is urging its members and supporters to celebrate the organization’s work by wearing green. It has proclaimed Nov. 1 as ‘Show Your 4-H Colours Day,’ but says the entire month of November “pull out your favourite green clothing and… celebrate one of Canada’s leading positive youth development organizations.” “The best way is to […] Read more

Budding 4-H scientists have a chance to shine

4-H members in Grades 7 to 12 are invited to enter their innovative science fair projects for the third annual 4-H Canada Science Fair — the only non-school science fair in the country. Entrants, who can register and get more detailed information at the 4-H Canada website until Jan. 16, have a chance to compete […] Read more

This photo captures two of the 11 projects offered by the Golden Prairie 4-H Club — busking and photography. In this busking performance at a local church last year, club members use glow Hula Hoops for a poi performance. (Poi is an art form created by the Maori people of New Zealand and involves making rhythmical and geometric patterns by swinging tethered weights). The performance was captured by members of the club’s photography project.

Alberta 4-H leader stands out in a very big crowd

There are nearly 7,400 volunteers working to support 4-H clubs across the country — and so standing out isn’t easy. But that’s just what Caroline Boddy of the Golden Prairie 4-H Club has managed to do. The Forestburg resident was recently chosen as the 2016 National Volunteer Leader of the Year. The award recognizes the […] Read more

Share your family’s 4-H stories

Deadline for submissions is March 31

There’s still time to share your family’s 4-H story. The 4-H Heritage Families initiative is an opportunity for families with a strong 4-H history to talk about their involvement with 4-H, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in the province this year. 4-H Alberta is collecting stories and photos of multi-generational families that will be […] Read more

4-H Canada launches new online club for alumni

4-H Canada has launched a new alumni program called 4-H’s Club 1913. 4-H Canada is encouraging its 350,000 alumni to register at — an online hub for those interested in reconnecting and networking with other alumni, and finding unique opportunities at the local and national level, while celebrating their pride in being part of […] Read more

4-H forum for equine project leaders

Equine Leaders’ Forum will be held in Westerose on Feb. 5-7

The Equine Leaders’ Forum will be held at the Alberta 4-H Centre and Lakedell Arena in Westerose on Feb. 5-7. The forum features sessions and speakers to assist equine project leaders working with 4-H project members. This year’s schedule will include an equine project roundtable discussion, where you’ll meet new counterparts and swap ideas. Sessions […] Read more

Applications open for $20,000 4-H scholarship

Four categories are available for members to enter

Senior 4-H youth members could earn a $20,000 scholarship from Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.). The L.E.A.D. awards recognize outstanding 4-H’ers who epitomize 4-H youth empowerment, have gained critical life skills through their 4-H experience, and who have positively impacted their community. There are four categories: community engagement & communications; environment & healthy living; […] Read more