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100 Acts of Kindness

100 Acts of Kindness


The Ormstown 4-H square dancers plan to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of 4-H in Canada with an extra focus on community service. Their goal is one act of community service each month from March until December 2013. They would like to invite other clubs to join this effort. Help Quebec 4-H to mark the 100th anniversary with 100 acts of community service…. together, let’s make a difference!

77. The Lachute 4-H club sang, read poems, played instruments and told jokes to a group of 40 seniors at the Rotary Seniors appartments in Lachute on the 20th of December. They also served Christmas baking and tea and made up platters with the left overs to give to the residence.


76.Some Ormstown 4-H members square danced on main street Ormstown at the request of the municipality of Ormstown on a freezing cold Saturday (December 7th) as part of the Enchanted Christmas celebrations.  People could eat grillades, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and watch 4-H kids dance.

75. This year the Lachute 4-H Club raised turkeys  and gave one to a needy family for Christmas.

74. On October 26 the Richmond 4-H square dancers took 2 teams to the Holstein Banquet in our area to put on a square dancing demonstration

73. With the help of 4-H’ers attending college in St-Anne-de-Bellevue, Chelsea Daniel of MAC/JAC 4-H, collected approximately 20 lbs of food that was then donated on December 20th, 2013 to a local food bank; “La Bouffe Additionnelle” in Huntingdon, QC

Food Donation

72. Lexie Tucker (Valley Adventure 4-H) and Julie Neal (Ormstown 4-H) volunteered gift wrapping presents from 10 am-6 pm December 19th, 2013 at Complex des Ailes in Montreal, together they raised about $250 to benefit the Starlight Foundation.

71. From Lexie Tucker’s facebook wall on December 13th, 2013: (member of Valley Adventure 4-H Club & Canadian 4-H Youth Advisory Committee member) 


70. The Richmond 4-H club took 4 Square Dance teams out to the Wales Home on Thursday, December 12th, 2013, to dance for the residents there.


69. The MAC/JAC club raised $298 through a 50/50 Raffle on the evening of November 30th. All proceeds will benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan through the Canadian Red Cross Foundation. Other clubs on Macdonald Campus also participated in fundraising efforts, for a total of $1,093.81 that will be matched by the Dean, Dr. Chandra A. Madramootoo.

68. Four members of the MAC/JAC 4-H club went around on November 6th, 2013 in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue collecting the tabs off of pop cans to donate to the Ronald MacDonald House charity.

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67. Members of the woodsman team at Macdonald College – many of whom are 4-H members – are raising money to donate towards the Mac Farm by organizing a game of cowpatty bingo and selling tickets.

66. Andrea Soesbergen (Huntingdon 4-H) & Chelsea Daniel (MAC/JAC 4-H) volunteered for Grove Hall in Huntingdon during their “Bowser & Blue” concert on November 16th, 2013. Chelsea Daniel has been volunteering with Grove Hall since 2012. 

65. For Halloween, Angela Neal of the Ormstown 4-H club went door to door collecting non-perishable food items to donate to La Bouffe Additionelle – the local food bank in Huntingdon. She collected 48 lbs of food.

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64. On October 31st, 2013, members of the woodsmen team and students in the FMT program, many of whom are members of 4-H clubs across the province, rushed out to the mac farm to get cows out of the barn when it was in flames. For the rest of the day, they helped out to get them back in the barn and fed and milked.

63. On October 7th, 2013, Angela Neal of the Ormstown 4-H club enrolled for the Stem Cell Donor Registry.

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62. On October 5th and 6th, 2013, the Ormstown 4-H club sold food and drinks at a war of 1812 re-enactment in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the battle of Chateauguay. They raised $400 to donate to local schools breakfast programs.

61. The Ormstown 4-H Club square dancers were asked to do a demonstration of square dancing on September 28th at the Branches & Roots Festival, held in conjunction with Culture Days. They dusted off their dancing shoes and took up the challenge. They performed two changes with Bruce Barr and Garth Priest providing the music. It’s great to have square dancing included in the annual celebration of our culture!

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60. The Richmond 4-H supported their community by paying for the tickets of any member who wanted to attend MOVIE MANIA FRIDAYS: Monsters University on Friday, October 4th, 2013. This event was held as a fundraiser for the community’s movie nights in order to be able to continue providing this service.

59. Rachel Macfarlane of the Howick 4-H club donated approximately 400 stamps to the Canadian Bible Society on the week of September 27th, 2013 in order for the society to be able to provide bibles for individuals who need or want them.

58. Hilary Hall of the MAC/JAC 4-H club donated a pint of blood on September 25th, 2013.

57. Stephanie B-Naud of the MAC/JAC 4-H club donated a pint of blood on September 25th, 2013.

56. Colin Murphy of the MAC/JAC 4-H club donated a pint of blood on September 25th, 2013.

55. Jesse Rogantini of the MAC/JAC 4-H club donated a pint of blood on September 25th, 2013.


54. Chelsea Daniel of the MAC/JAC 4-H club donated a pint of blood on September 25th, 2013.

53. Members of the Valley Adventure and Ormstown 4-H clubs participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on September 22nd, 2013.

Shoreline Cleanup

52. Richmond 4-H members planted 7 new trees at St. Francis Elementary School on September 21st, 2013.

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51. The Ormstown 4-H’ers performed a square dance demonstration at the Havelock Fair on September 14th, 2013.


50. The Richmond 4-H square dancers performed a demonstration during Townshippers Day on September 14th, 2013.

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49. Richmond 4-H’ers helped park cars during the Townshippers Day on September 14th, 2013.

48. At Richmond Fair, the 4-H club sponsored a special 100th Anniversary class in the Horse Show.

47. Richmond 4-H raised $900 from a turkey and pork auction at Richmond fair and donated it to the centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke.

46. Richmond 4-H club donated and planted flowers as a decoration at the gate of the fairgrounds for the fair the weekend of September 5th-8th, 2013.


45. On Labour Day weekend, the Brome 4-H club spent their time recycling cans and bottles used during Brome fair.


44. Sheldon Grant from Huntingdon 4-H donated blood at a local blood drive on August 28th, 2013.

43. Beth Grant from Huntingdon donated blood at a local blood drive on August 28th, 2013.


42.On August 29th, 2013, Lexie Tucker of the Valley Adventure 4-H club donated 9 inches of her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, to make a wig for a cancer patient.


41. On August 27th, 2013, Lorelei Muller and Chelsea Daniel helped out at the Ag More Than Ever booth at Expo-Champs.



40. The Hatley 4-H raised 6 turkeys that were auctioned off Sunday, August 25th, 2013. The 1st place turkey, raised by Shelby, Darby and Colby Drew, was sold for $500, re-donated and sold again for $475. In total, over $1500 was raised and donated to the Children’s Make A Wish Foundation.

Hatley turkey auction

39. August 24 and 25th, 2013 Jesse Rogantini & Chelsea Daniel of MAC/JAC 4-H volunteered during the Rockburn Antique Show and Tractor Pull by cooking and selling corn-on-the-cob to raise money for the Chateauguay Valley Antique Association. 

38. On August 20th, 2013, Rachel Macfarlane of the Howick 4-H club donated a pint of blood through Héma-Québec.

37. The Ormstown 4-H club took in donations at their annual achievement day on August 13th, 2013 for the victims in Lac Megantic. They were able to contribute $145 to the cause.

36. 15 members and parents of the Richmond 4-H club volunteered to clean up from the Canada Games on Saturday August 10th, 2013 in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

35. Morgan and Adrienne Passmore of the Hatley 4-H club volunteered at the Canada Games in Sherbrooke.

34. Ben Nichols of the Sawyerville 4-H Club donated blood through Héma-Québec on August 8th, 2013.

33. July 15th, 2013 found the Richmond 4-H club volunteering at a local Domnio’s. The restaurant donated all the proceeds for the day to the victims of the Lac Megantic tragedy.

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32. On July 12th, 10 year old Adrienne Passmore of the Hatley 4-H club donated 13 inches of hair to the organization CanDonate. They will make a wig to be given to someone 16 years or younger who is a victim of cancer.

31. On Monday, July 1st, the Richmond 4-H’ers planted corn as decorations for their local fair. 


30. On June 27th, the Ormstown 4-H Square Dancers performed for the seniors in the Ormstown Centre d’Acceuil.


29. On June 25th, 2013, Colin Murphy of the MAC/JAC 4-H club donated a pint of blood to Héma-Québec.

28. On June 20th, the Richmond Executive members hosted barn tours at Pavue Dairy Farm for the kindergarten classes from St. Francis Elementary School.

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27. On June 13th, 2013, Shawville square dancers danced at the Dr S.E. McDowell Spring fun fair to raise money for the new French program.

26. On June 10th, 2013, Rachel Macfarlane of the Howick 4-H club donated blood through Héma-Québec.

25. The second $500 that the Shawville 4-H club raised on June 2nd, 2013 was donated to the Canadian Cancer Society through the Relay For Life Foundation.

24. On June 2nd, 2013, Shawville 4-H had a pancake breakfast. The first $500 they made was donated to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

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23.  June 1st weekend, the Hatley 4-H club organized a free petting zoo held at the Make A Wish music fest fundraiser.

22. Julie Macfarlane of the Howick 4-H club cut her hair on May 30th, 2013 and donated it to CanDonate, a Quebec-based organization that makes wigs for children with cancer.

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21. On May 25th, 2013, GROUP 4 at Intermediate Leadership Camp planted flowers at the front of the Camp Tamaracouta office.

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20. On May 25th, 2013, GROUP 3 at Intermediate Leadership Camp planted tomato plants at Scout Camp Tamaracouta.

19. On May 25th, 2013, GROUP 2 at Intermediate Leadership Camp spread mulch over the walkways of Scout Camp Tamaracouta.

18. On May 25th, 2013, GROUP 1 at Intermediate Leadership Camp weeded the garden and turned the soil at Scout Camp Tamaracouta.

17. In mid May, a few members of the Mac/Jac 4-H club were moving and decided to donate some of the food they still had in their cupboards to a local food bank. 30 lbs of food were collected.

16. Rachel, Julie and Kevin Macfarlane of the Howick 4-H club handed out approximately 1000 trees to the community of Howick and Très-St-Sacrement on May 18th, 2013.


15. On Saturday May 11th, 2013, the Ormstown 4-H’ers helped clean up the town!
Organized by environmental group Terra Nostra in conjunction with the municipality of Ormstown, the clean-up was roaring success!


14. On May 4th, 2013, the members of the Brome 4-H club helped clean up the Brome fair grounds in preparation for the summer.

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13. Allison Mastine, of the Richmond 4-H club, brought students from her high school in Pierrefond to the country on April 29th, 2013. Andrew Boersen as well as Colt & Dylan Mastine helped her teach two bus loads of teenagers about life on the farm.


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12. On April 6th, 2013, at the Ormstown 4-H pancake supper, over 200lbs of food were collected along with $116 and donated to La Bouffe Additionelle in Huntingdon.

Ormstown Pancake Supper

11. On March 29th, 2013, Andrea Soesbergen bought a coffee for a stranger at Tim Hortons.

10. On March 15th, 2013, at the Quebec 4-H Innovative Ag Tour in Richmond, approximately 20 food items were gathered and donated to a local food bank.

9. The Richmond 4-H Senior Square Dancers helped host Ag in the Classroom on March 12th, 2013 for grade 6 students from St. Francis Elementary School.

8. On March 5th, 2013, Angela Neal of the Ormstown 4-H club donated blood.

7. On March 5th, eight members of the Ormstown 4-H Club took their square dancing to the Huntingdon County Hospital. Backstopped by the music of John & Connie Wilson, they danced several changes to the great enjoyment of the residents. They are very proud of the fact that they even managed to ‘pick up the chicks’ successfully!

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6. Andrea Soesbergen from Huntingdon 4-H donated blood on February 19th, 2013.

5. Rachel Macfarlane from the Howick 4-H club donated blood on February 10th, 2013.

4. Shawville 4-H club donated 22lbs of food to La Bouffe Pontiac on January 25th, 2013 after their membership meeting.

3. On January 19th, 2013, Chelsea Daniel of the MAC/JAC 4-H club donated a pint of blood through Héma-Québec.

2. On January 19th, 2013, Jesse Rogantini of the MAC/JAC 4-H club donated a pint of blood through Héma-Québec.

1.On January 16th, 2013, Colin Murphy of the MAC/JAC 4-H club donated a pint of blood with Héma-Québec.