Looking Back and a Look to the Future of 4H in the Valley

Submitted by:
Susan Ross |

Valleys North 4-H clubs celebrated Canada 150 at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition with a display that showcased local 4-H from yesterday, today and our hope for the 4H clubs of tomorrow.

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The yesterday section, hosted by Georgina Mosiondz, provided a look back through Swan Valley 4-H history.

The display included a list of the Swan Valley clubs as far back as 1914 and banners the clubs used when marching in 4-H parades.

Also included were project books, sewing and woodworking projects, members lists dating back to the early 50s, scrapbooks and cookbooks.

Our today section held a display of the projects receiving this years awards of excellence sponsored by Rough Country Sports and Kubota and a table were anyone could try doing a sample 4-H project. These included making slime and play dough, putting together a 4-H survival kit, planting a bean or making greeting cards. Everyone participating received and merit ribbon for completing their project.

The tomorrow section offered information on becoming involved in 4-H as a member, leader of volunteer. Project books available for the upcoming 4-H year were also available for people to look through. The kids could pick up a 4-H color changing pencil or a bandaide dispenser.

We enjoyed a successful event and thank everyone who sopped by to visit us, the Down On the Farm organizers as well as all of our volunteers. A special thank you to our sponsors; 4-H Canada, Government of Canada, TransCanada and McDonald’s Canada.