100th Anniversary of 4-H
In the year 1913, the Department of Agriculture gave a few eggs, potatoes and some seeds to a few different groups of rural youth in Manitoba. From that meager start, clubs have sprung up across the country and have developed into the wonderful organization that exists today. 2013 marks the 100th Anniversary of those first “Boys and Girls” clubs and is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate our heritage. Take a look at some of the awesome opportunities that are being given to everyone to commemorate this impressive milestone!
On this page, you will find links to for all the National initiatives. Click here to find out what we are doing as a province!
National 4-H Food Drive
Canada 4-H is partnering with Food Banks Canada as one of its projects to celebrate its 100th birthday next year. The Council is calling on 4-H clubs across the country to collect food and items for their local food banks.
We are tracking donations here at the provincial office, so be sure to contact us with the information required to fill out the tracking form if your club is making a donation – the deadline to register food donations is November 20th!
$100 for 100 Years
The 100 for 100 Legacy Fund has been set up and promoted by the Canadian 4-H Council as well as the 100th Anniversary Champions from across the province. Have your local club, your family or your business make a contribution that will propel the organization further into the future!
As it is the 100th anniversary, this seems like an opportune time to develop well ordered historical records. A the National level, there is a call for submissions for photos and historical memorabilia online.
At the provincial level, a historical record is being compiled. We’d love to include pictures of any precious memorabilia as well as high resolution scans of some of your better photos. Stories from alumni will add juice to the record, so please share!
Youth Ag Summit
Congratulations to Mathieu Rouleau, Jonathan Messerli and Jacinthe Trépanier for being chosen to represent Quebec 4-H at the Youth Ag Summit in Calgary. What a great opportunity!
100 Acts of Kindness
The Ormstown 4-H square dancers planed to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of 4-H in Canada with an extra focus on community service. Their goal was one act of community service each month from March until December 2013. They invited other clubs from across Quebec to join this effort, their overall goal to was to achieve a cumulative 100 acts of kindness. Follow this link to find out about their achievements in 2013!
Alumni members were invited to participate at Richmond, Ormstown, Howick and Shawville’s Achievement days! What a great turnout!
Sawyerville Alumni Day
Alumni and members had a great time talking about old stories and memories. Other clubs should consider doing the same!
FCC’s Shout-Out for Ag Contest
Congrats to the Richmond 4-H club for winning the National contest!
Check out the highlights from the contest RIGHT HERE!
Float in the Richmond St-Patrick’s Day Parade
Centennial Public Speaking Program
Public speaking has always been an important part of 4-H. To celebrate 100 years of 4-H, a special Centennial Public Speaking Program has occured.
Congratulations to Andrea Soesbergen of Huntingdon 4-H and Ben Hooker of Howick 4-H for placing as champion and reserve public speakers respectively at the 2012 Quebec 4-H Provincial Rally. A big thanks goes out to FCC for funding this special contest!