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4-H Canada celebrates with video

4-H Canada has launched a new three-minute video, Creating Lasting Impact , which highlights stories of Canadian young people making a positive impact in communities across Canada through an initiative called Hands to Larger Service.

The 4-H Canada program promotes community engagement and volunteerism and creates a culture of service for Canadian young people.

It has produced 26 hands-on community service projects in communities across Canada.

This past summer, 24 youth service leaders were matched with 4-H club-to-club exchange groups and travelled throughout the country to help plan, co-ordinate, and lead service projects in local communities.

Next year 4-H Canada plans to select and train 30 youth service leaders, ages 18 to 25, to co-create community-focused service projects across Canada during the summer.

More information is at 4-h-canada.ca/handstolargerservice.

Ag medicine pioneer honoured

University of Saskatchewan Distinguished Research Chair Dr. Jim Dosman is among six Canadians recently named to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for contributions to medicine and the health sciences.

Dosman, known as the “father of agriculture medicine in Canada,” has been at the forefront of agricultural health and safety efforts, policy, and research.

He has collaborated with farmers, industry and government to advance health and safety of all agricultural workers.

He helped found the university’s Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture in 1986 that conducts research such as farm injury, rural health, childhood asthma, dementia and chronic back pain studies.

He is president of Agrivita Canada Inc., a non-profit company he helped form, promoting research, public health and safety in agriculture through the Canadian AgriSafety Applied Research Program.

ABEX awards announced

ABEX Awards were recently presented in Saskatoon, which brought together businesses from across the province.

The late Don Kramer received the Community Leader of the Year award for the positive contributions he made to Saskatchewan communities through volunteerism and philanthropy.

InfraReady Products Ltd. of Saskatoon, an industrial food ingredient manufacturer, received the Award for Innovation.

The historic 113-year-old Reesor Ranch of Maple Creek received the Award for Service.

The award categories included the Business of the Year, Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame, the Roger Phillips Chamber Builder, Business Leader of the Year and Community Leader of the Year, Innovation, Service, Export, Community Involvement, Priority Focus, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Growth and Expansion, Marketing, as well as New Venture.

This year, more than 80 ABEX nominations were received and 50 finalists were selected.

World Food Day recognized

More than 8,000 care cards from supporters of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank were recently delivered to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeauon for World Food Day, held Oct. 16.

The postcards contain messages from Canadians concerned about ending global poverty and hunger and urge an increase to Canada’s support for vulnerable people around the world.

The campaign to increase aid to fight global poverty will continue over the next year.

More information is at Foodgrainsbank.ca/ICare.

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