The first training session for 50 4-H key leaders is Oct. 28-30 at Battle Lake. The volunteer key leaders can offer a mentoring relationship for new leaders and answer questions.
Results from the provincial 4-H multi-species judging clinic held in Olds, Aug. 5-7 are in. Top spot went to Tracy Johnston of the Balzac 4-H beef club. Johnston will be travelling to the Denver National Western Stock Show next January. Second place went to Cale Place of the Nanton beef club. The top 10 placers can compete at the international 4-H judging seminar in Regina, during the Canadian Western Agribition, Nov. 23-28.
Six 4-Hers will be attending the National
4-H conference in Toronto, Nov. 9-13. Those chosen are Darren Holeha from Consul, Sandra Bibby from Prince Albert, Jason Howse from Pangman, Trevis McConaghy from Beatty, Robert Stone from Davidson, and Vince Kirstein from Strasbourg.
Five Saskatchewan 4-Hers went on an interprovincial exchange to fellow 4-Her’s homes during July 4-18. They and their destinations were: Janice Rupert, British Columbia, Gary Ball, Ontario, Eulalia Klein, Quebec, Trent McConaghy, New Brunswick, Kara James, Newfoundland.
To celebrate the International Year of the Family, the Manitoba 4-H Council is presenting certificates to families that have been involved in 4-H for three or four generations. In district presentations throughout the fall, 350 families will be honored.
A provincial leader conference will be held Oct. 28-30 at Naramata, B.C. The theme for the weekend is animal health and animal welfare. Three 4-H members from Manitoba, Shirley Switzer of Newdale, Marion Antoniu of Rossburn and Linda Kalssen of Oakville will be joining 34 B.C. leaders attending the conference.
The national conference for 4-H leaders is taking place in Toronto Nov. 9-13. The five leaders representing British Columbia are: Judy Stokman, Westbank; Peggy Polkinhorne, Nanaimo; Charlene Smythe Ebert, Prince George; Margaret Terpstra, Surrey; and Martin Hayward, Cowichan Bay.
The International Judging Seminar taking place during the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina gives 4-Hers the opportunity to test their ability to judge livestock. The six B.C. members taking part are Sheila Abbott, Enderby; K.C. Coleman, Cranbrook; Jody Patterson, Qualicum; Gail Garcia, Aldergrove; Renee Sache, Rosedale; and Jenny Griffith, Chilliwack.
The winning team of the provincial 4-H demonstration program was chosen Aug. 26 at the Pacific National Exhibition. Gordie Gagno and Todd May from the Richmond-Delta Holstein Calf Club won for their demonstration on how to build a natural bird feeder. The Matsqui Beefers 4-H club took top honors in the provincial educational displays program.