Enbridge Ltd., Canada’s largest pipeline operator, used the occasion of the Calgary Stampede to donate $260,000 to support the centennial celebration of the 4-H movement.
4-H began in Canada in Manitoba in 1913, with the first 4-H club in Alberta established at Olds in 1917. To launch the 100th anniversary celebrations, 4-H Canada unveiled a new centennial logo. “As 4-H approaches 2013, the excitement continues to grow,” said Rob Black, president of the Canadian 4-H Council.
D’arcy Levesque, vicepresident of public and government affairs for Enbridge, said, “Enbridge shares 4-H’s commitment to youth and we see how important the next generation is in helping to build, sustain and grow vibrant communities.”
Levesque, a former 4-H club member, said that there are many leaders in the energy industry who got their start in 4-H clubs and that they are proud alumni in being able to make further contributions to the movement.
Announcing Enbridge’s donation, along with some 4-H members in front, were (l-r) federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Mike Nowosad, CEO of 4-H Canada, D’arcy Levesque vicepresident of Enbridge and Alberta Agriculture Minister Jack Hayden.WILL VERBOVEN