Long, hot days, sunny skies and endless amounts of fun are the things that make people look forward to summer.
And, for 4-H members, there are even more reasons to anticipate the season: the exciting events such as camps, livestock shows, regional and provincial events, all taking place in July and August. Some of these fantastic opportunities being held by 4-H over the next few months, include:
Provincial Horse Classic – July 28 to 30, Olds College, Olds, open to 4-H horse project members, is a chance for members to show their knowledge of horses.
Members get together to compete and learn more about horse hippology, oral marketing and new this year, challenge marketing. There will also be time for socializing and fun activities!
Participants between the ages of 16 and 19 will also have the chance to receive award trips to the National Western 4-H Horse Classic in Denver.
Provincial Judging Competition – Aug. 6 and 7, Lakeland College, Vermilion.
What does it take to be a good judge? For 4-Hers at Provincial Judging Competition it takes focus, analysis and strong decision-making skills. These will be put to the test on Aug. 7 for a jam-packed day of livestock judging classes. Participants will be competing for the chance to attend various judging contests throughout North America. For more info call Stacy Murray at 780-674-8214.
Provincial Horse Show – Aug. 10 to 12, Olds Agricultural Society Fair Grounds, is the first of what will become annual Provincial Horse Shows.
Horse members in the four to seven levels will be given the chance to compete in a variety of events. For more information contact Linda Gooch at 403-534-3823.
Key Member Training – Aug. 20 to 23, Lakeland College, Vermillion. Throughout the spring and summer key members are chosen as youth leaders in their 4-H districts. Members who exhibit acceptable leadership skills submit their resume and cover letter to their district council and through an interview process are given the role of key member for one year. At key member training, they get the chance to learn more about their role and are given valuable information on how to succeed as key members.
The event is a great way for key members to expand their skill set and network with other key members. For more information contact Leila Hickman at 780-853-8115.
Details on these and other 4-H summer programs are available by visiting the Alberta 4-H website at http://www.4h.ab.ca.
People Developing People (PDP) (4-H members, ages 13-15) July 18 to 23, Alberta 4-H Centre
Club Week (4-H members, 15 years and older, as of Jan. 1) July 20 to 25, Olds College
People Developing People II (4-H members, ages 13-15) July 25 to 30, Alberta 4-H Centre
Intermediate Camp (ages 12-14) Aug. 2 to 7, Alberta 4-H Centre
People Developing People Plus (4-H members, 14-16 years) Aug. 15 to 20, Alberta 4-H Centre
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