Calgary – Hundreds of 4-H members from across Alberta will be bringing their horses, steers, dogs, sheep, cakes, archery equipment and a whole lot of excitement to Stampede Park June 3-5, for 4-H on Parade presented by Cervus. The fun, family friendly annual event is a chance for 4-H members to show off their skills and celebrate their achievements.
4-H on Parade, presented by Cervus, is the largest gathering of 4-H members in western Canada. A visit to Stampede Park this weekend will allow you to see horse, steer and heifer shows, demonstrations of small engines, photography and other life skills projects, sheep trimming, showmanship, agility dog trials, and even a Tug-o-War competition. The weekend ends with a sheep and steer sale on Sunday.
An annual event at Stampede park since the late 1970’s, this year’s gathering will host 4-H’s national board of directors as well as members of the Canadian 4-H Foundation as part of their annual conference. They will have the opportunity to join the public and many proud parents in enjoying the amazing talents of more than 550 young Albertans.
All activities take place in the Agrium Western Event Centre, the Agriculture Barn, or the Victoria Pavilion on Stampede Park. For more information about 4-H on Parade, presented by Cervus Equipment, visit: http://ag.calgarystampede.com.
Five Facts about 4-H on Parade presented by Cervus Equipment:
There are 562 4-H Members from 56 clubs coming to 4-H on Parade.
There are two different kinds of canine competitions- showmanship and agility.
The Cleaver Kids program is aimed at getting kids under nine years old excited about 4-H by allowing them the change to interact with animals and try various activities.
Tug-of-War teams will be weighed together on a large animal scale.
The event is FREE and open to the public!
About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
For more information, please contact:
Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture