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Club to Club Exchange

Club to Club Exchange


4-H Ormstown with their twins from Alberta in front of the Olympic Stadium, 2015

4-H Ormstown with their twins from Alberta in front of the Olympic Stadium, 2015

4-H Ormstown visiting their twins in Buck Lake, Alberta in 2015.

4-H Ormstown with their hosts in Buck Lake, Alberta in 2015.

The 4-H Canada Club to Club Exchange program is open to groups of 10 4-H member delegates between the ages of 12 and 17, supported by two chaperones. Selected groups from Eastern Canada will be “twinned” with groups in Western Canada.

Each summer, three time periods for travel are offered during the months of July and August.  Selected groups, in consultation with their “twin” group select two time periods during which they would each like to host and travel.  Until your group dates are confirmed in January, it is recommended that applicants do not make other plans during established travel periods

Exchange participants will stay with their “twin” family and enjoy a unique experience spanning cultures, languages, and history.

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Richmond 4-H roots for the home team of their Saskatchewan hosts, 2011

Howick exchange zipliners

Howick 4-H’ers welcome guests from Alberta for an aerial course challenge – 2010

See more of Canada with 4-H Club to Club Exchange. As a delegate you have the choice of where you’d like to travel in Canada. Experience a unique immersion in the culture, language and history of our great country.
Supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage, 4-H Club to Club Exchange is a reciprocal exchange between 4-H groups across Canada. The program provides groups of 10 delegates and their chaperones with the opportunity to see different parts of Canada, and gain lasting experiences and friendships.

Hatley at Stampede

Hatley 4-H’ers enjoying the sights at the Calgary Stampede in 2011.

Banff in Alberta

Delegates from Harrington Harbour climb to the top of a mountain in Banff, Alberta – 2012.

Coming up next . . .

Summer 2016 Hatley 4-H will travel to Alberta from July 7 to 16 and will receive a visit from their Alberta “twins” August 11 to 20.

Want to travel in 2017? If you are an individual interested in being part of an exchange group, talk to your club leader to get a group together. If you are a volunteer leader who already has a group ready to apply for an exchange, visit http://exchange.4-h-canada.ca/. The application period opens September 1.

For general information about timelines and the program, click here.

Group applications will be accepted until November 30, 2016 and successful groups will be notified in early January 2017.