National Members Forum 2015
Delegates from National Members Forum 2015 traveled to Regina, Saskatchewan during Agribition, the theme of this year’s conference was “Sparking Science, Cultivating Curiosity”! Through a series of workshops, site tours and visits to points of interest in the area, delegates developed an awareness and appreciation of different global issues in a fun and positive environment. Members participated in agricultural focused sessions where they shared their 4-H experiences and had the opportunity to learn from other 4-H’ers from across Canada.
National Members Forum 2014
(Formerly National 4-H Conference)
As a delegate to the 4-H Members Forum, you’ll travel to Toronto during the Royal Winter Fair,or to Regina, Saskatchewan during Agribition. Through a series of workshops, site tours and visits to points of interest in the area,you will develop an awareness and appreciation of different cultures and social issues in a fun and positive environment. Participate in agricultural focused sessions where you’ll share your own 4-H experiences and learn from other 4-Her’s across Canada.
In 2014, Jessica Rouleau of the Howick 4-H Club participated in this event:
National 4-H Members Forum:
Green Lives, Positive Minds!
Jessica Rouleau, Quebec delegate
21000 feet! Atop all of your heads on November 5th, 2014 I flew to Toronto by a 56 minute flight and participated in a Members Forum, which was once called the National 4-H Conference. There I got to meet 80 other 4-H’ers with varied ideas and plans for the world’s well being. Chosen to represent Quebec all by myself in Toronto, I got to meet members aged 16-21 all across Canada with similar ideas about 4-H and our environment. With a very busy schedule throughout the weekend, we visited many different sites that demonstrated their own tips for sustainability and other sites for pure fun, it was all a blast!
Learning new facts about places which I had heard of like: the Earth Rangers Sustainability and Technology building, Evergreen Brickworks, or hearing great ways from speakers about their own ways of staying healthy while being environmentally friendly was very knowledgeable. We got to learn about using solar energy and wind energy since they must buy from main natural resources it was interesting how other provinces must deal with that, since in Quebec we have Hydro Quebec! Conserving old buildings and finalizing them as historical landmarks which protects them from anyone wishing to destroy them, was really cool because at Evergreen Brickworks, they became bankrupt so the buildings weren’t used and people could just walk in the back and they would have parties and there was a lot of graffiti on the walls which enhanced the creativeness of the building! We first visited the Earth Rangers Sustainability and Technology building where they welcome animals from the wild who are injured and help them to recover than display to the public the animals. At the E.R.S.T. building they have a garden on their roof to conserve the heat which is a great idea for the population to increase our quality for our air and growing food also decreasing your payments. We also got to visit Ripley’s Aquarium which was a lot of fun seeing many types of fish and sea creatures! Going out for a whole day was quite eventful because we got to visit the Royal, friends of 4-H which consisted of sponsors we are very thankful for and choosing an activity of our choice which was for me the CN Tower! Reaching up to 447 meters in the Sky Pod and standing on the glass floor was pretty amazing! Throughout the weekend we were served delicious meals and stayed at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel with great accommodations! The best few days ever spent with many new friends that I made, that I will hopefully meet up with again someday is great networking!
The last day was the worst saying goodbye and being on different buses since flights were at different times but it was a great experience that I want to do again! If you had the chance to be a part of a Forum such as the one I participated in, do it and you will never regret it!
Coming up next…
- November 2-6, 2016
- Toronto, Ontario, including a visit to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
- Registration fee: $300. Bursaries may be available.
- For members 16-21, as of the beginning date of the Conference.
Quebec 4-H have 5 delegate positions available for members 16-21 years olds!
Apply to Quebec 4-H by July 26, 2016.
If you’re interesting in applying for Members Forum 2016 contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!